Hello. I'm hoping someone here might be able to help me with a brick
wall I hit on my family tree.
My great great grandfather was William Livingstone married to an
Isabel Bremner in 1821 in Kilmadock. That we do know and that he
came over to Canada with her family in 1821. We think William's
father was Neil Livingstone and his mother Margaret Woodhouse.
Using the OPR and the GRO records I have been able to find the
marriage of Neil and Margaret in 1792 in Port of Monteith. And I
found a little more info on Margaret including her parents names. It
looks like based on the OPR that Margaret and Neil had the following
children: John Livingston b. 7/5/1795 in Port of Monteith; William
(my great great grandfather) b. 1/6/1799 in Port of Monteith; James
Livingstone b 6/18/1797 in Port of Monteith; Marion Livingstone b.
7/25/1801 in Port of Monteith; Margaret Livingstone b 12/14/1792 in
City of Glasgow; and Neil Livingstone b 1/8/1804 in Balfron
Based on a family tree I found thru www.familysearch.org William's
father Neil was born in 1769 but provides no actual date of birth or
location. I tried using the OPR to find a possible answer but didn't
have any luck. No Neil Livingstone's (with spelling variations)
found in any location of Scotland in 1769
Oddly enough I did find another William Livingston married to another
Isabel Brebner (variation spelling of Bremner we believe) living in
Kincardine around 1755-1775 at least. No child named Neil though.
It just stuck out since their names were the same as two generations
Other than that I've struck out for the most part. My brother is
going to do the DNA ancestral test as we are still trying to tie our
family to either the Highland Livingston's or the Lowland
Livingston's and with the information above and other various
websites and family trees I've viewed, including the Clan Livingstone
website, we still can't connect to either branch for sure.
Any suggestions are greatly appreciated
Thanks, Suzanne Livingstone