Elders of the West Church, Maybole, June 1890
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This postcard image is of the Elders of the West Church, Maybole, June 1890. Contributed by Dave Killicoat of the Maybole Historical Society. The other side of the postcard listed the names of those in the photograph.


Names on the back of the postcard for the Elders of the West Church, Maybole, June 1890.

James Hannah, James Nisbet, Moses Toner, Rev. Roderick Lawson, Stewart Laurie, William Dunlop, John McMurtrie, Alexander McCreadie, John Pirry.       Very large image of card above. ( 1358*945)


Original card front and back. Click on the images above to view full size.

What a wonderful surprise when I logged into Maybole.org this evening - on the front page a photograph of my great grandfather, Alexander McCreadie, one of the West Church elders. I have never seen a photograph of him, so, as you can imagine, I was really thrilled. I attach a file of the West Church Parish Magazine of May 1900, which contains the In Memoriam for Alexander who died at the age of 40 in March 1900. Pat Yourston (nee McCreadie) March 2005

Magazine article and the rest of the story.

I was pleased to see the photo of the church elders. I'm researching my family tree and my 3 times grt grandfather was William Lawrie. His brother was Stewart Laurie who appears in the photo. Stewart was born in 1840 in Ayr married 18 Oct 1860 died 10 Sept 1910 at 10 Gladstone Place.  Stewart married Alice Deavlin from Crosshill and had 3 sons William, Stewart, and Henry but quite a few girls some of their married names are Wands Conway Murray and Miller. It would be nice to find any living rellies of any of their children in Maybole.   Many thanks Kim Kelly Milton Keynes

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