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Re: Kilgours near Mintlaw, Scotland
Posted by: Carolyn (ID *****6155) Date: May 10, 2007 at 11:32:27
In Reply to: Kilgours near Mintlaw, Scotland by Dustin Kilgour of 109


I just saw your post so hope you are still needing this info.

I found two entries at Ellis Island for your John.

John Kilgour
April 9, 1923 he came on Ship: Tyrrhenia age 23 - single
He was going to his sister Mrs. Wallace 24 Riverine Shawsheen, Andover Mass
It says his father lives at Auchtylair, Nintlaw, Aberdeen ( a misspelling of Mintlaw)

John William Kilgour
Aug. 1, 1924 came on ship Aquitania age 24 years 11 months, married
It says his wife Mrs. J.W. Kilgour is at Shannas, Mintlan, Aberdeen (agan a misspelling of Mintlaw)
It also says he was in U.S. before for 1-1/2 years at Shansheen, Andover, Mass

So it looks like his wife did not come over same time as he did. I tried to find her in later Ellis Island records but could not. They only go to 1924 so if she came after that she will not be there but could possibly be found in other ship passenger lists.

I did find a birth record for your John though. This is from Slains, Aberdeen records
John William Kilgour born Sept. 15, 1899 at Home Farm, Pillurg, Slains, Aberdeen
Father: Alexander Kilgour
Mother: Elsie Johnson
Alexander and Elsie were married Nov. 18, 1887 Old Deer

I found marriage for John and Helen

District of Old Deer Aberdeen
June 4, 1924 at Parish Church of Deer after banns according to the terms of the Established Church of Scotland
John William Kilgour, farmer, bachelor age 24 of Shawsheen Village Andover Mass, presently residing North Auchtylair, Old Deer
Father: Alexander Kilgour farmer
Mother: Elsie Johnson

and Helen Penny spinster age 26 of Shannas, Old Deer
Father: George Walt Penny farmer
Mother: Eliza Walker

Witnesses: David Kilgour of Auchtylair, Old Deer
Mary Penny of Shannas, Old Deer

So it definitely looks like he went back to Scotland to marry Helen.

I have not yet found them in 1930 census in U.S. Can you tell me the names of any of their children which might help to find them.


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