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    Stonybridge, Kilbirnie.

    Postby deans3 » Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:09 am

    One of my ancestors was married in Stonybridge, Kilbirnie, 1851. Does any one know where this place was?
    I have not been able to locate it on any modern map. I've even looked at some old mid 19th century maps.
    No luck.

    Does anyone have any ideas?

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    Re: Stonybridge, Kilbirnie.

    Postby hahaya2004 » Fri Aug 26, 2011 3:02 pm

    Hi Andy,
    I believe Kilbirnie was a small village in 1851. It's possible that Stonybridge was the name of the house and not a street.
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    Re: Stonybridge, Kilbirnie.

    Postby sweet caroline » Fri Aug 26, 2011 3:30 pm

    Nearest i can see Deans3
    Kilbirnie Park is located in Stonebridge West at the corner of Shadehill Cr. and Kilbirnie Dr.

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    Re: Stonybridge, Kilbirnie.

    Postby Penny Tray » Fri Aug 26, 2011 3:44 pm

    Andy,

    To back up the two previous theories I see a Mary Barbour was a housekeeper at "Stonebridge" (as opposed to Stoneybridge), Kilbirnie, in 1861 - see the second page of the following document.

    http://www.ayrshirearchives.org.uk/pdfs ... -41-25.pdf
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    Re: Stonybridge, Kilbirnie.

    Postby sweet caroline » Fri Aug 26, 2011 3:57 pm

    Duffy John 25 Ireland Labourer Stonebridge 1861 Wife: 30yrs and one child from Penny Tray's post
    1861
    Name: John Duffy
    Age: 25
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1836
    Relationship: Head
    Spouse's name : Ann Duffy
    Gender: Male
    Where born: Ireland
    Registration Number: 596
    Registration district: Kilbirnie
    Civil parish: Kilbirnie
    County: Ayrshire
    Address: 47 Townhead
    Occupation: Ironstone Miner
    ED: 6
    Household schedule number: 157
    Line: 3
    Roll: CSSCT1861_86

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    Name: Mary Ann Barbour
    Age: 33
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1828
    Relationship: Wife
    Spouse's name : John Barbour
    Gender: Female
    Where born: Ireland
    Registration Number: 596
    Registration district: Kilbirnie
    Civil parish: Kilbirnie
    County: Ayrshire
    Address: 47 Townhead
    ED: 6
    Household schedule number: 159
    Line: 15
    Roll: CSSCT1861_86
    Household Members: Name
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    Re: Stonybridge, Kilbirnie.

    Postby deans3 » Sun Aug 28, 2011 11:30 am

    Thanks to all who responded.
    I guess Stonebridge and Stonybridge are pretty close. The document certainly seems to say Stonybride, there's definitely a "y" on the end. The middle bit is a bit vague, and it defintely starts with an "S".
    I notice a place called Stonyholme on a 19th century ordnance survey map., I wonder if it is connected in anyway.

    I must to get through to Ayrshire sometime to look these places up myself...Jings it's only 2 hours in the car....

    Thanks again, to all who responded.

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    Re: Stonybridge, Kilbirnie.

    Postby sweet caroline » Sun Aug 28, 2011 2:37 pm

    Deans3 Think you'll find that he was in Stoneybridge not married there
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    Parish registers for Kilbirnie, 1688-1854 Church of Scotland. Parish Church of Kilbirnie (Ayrshire)
    . ROBERT DEAN - International Genealogical Index
    Gender: Male Marriage: 27 MAY 1851 Kilbirnie, Ayr, Scotland

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    Edit - Stoneholm is on the back road to Beith. We have came across before the local names used ,and being replaced in the Census by the modern one .
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    Re: Stonybridge, Kilbirnie.

    Postby deans3 » Mon Aug 29, 2011 5:15 am

    Sweet Caroline

    Aye, that's my gr gr granfather Robert Dean, marrying Eliza Hood, (born Newtonstewart, Co Tyrone) , on the 21st (could be 27th when you look at the actual parish record), May 1851.
    I guess this marriage would have taken place at the kirk in Kilbirnie? Does it still exist?

    He appears as a lodger in the Hood houseold during the 1851 census a month or two before at 92 ???.
    I say 92 ??? because no street name appears at the top of the page.

    The quote from the parish records says: "Robert Dean Miner, Stony Bridge, and Eliza Hood, both of this Parish".
    The "Parish" being Kilbirnie.

    I tried to attach a doc file, with the actual record pasted into it, but the system wouldn't let me.

    Thnaks again for all your help.

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    Re: Stonybridge, Kilbirnie.

    Postby sweet caroline » Mon Aug 29, 2011 12:56 pm

    Hi Deans3
    Booked the 17th married the 27 .Not sure if the Parish Church at that time was the one at the Garden City.Looking at Wikipedia it seems to be it.Still there.
    This site also states the same church
    http://canmore.rcahms.gov.uk/en/site/42 ... +cemetery/

    If Townhead /Stonebridge was the part nearest to this church then going towards town center, beside Patterson's bus garage i believe is one side of an old stone bridge.Will have to download google earth to my new computer .Perhaps someone else can clarify it .Entrance to Park through WW1 Arch is just about across the road.

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    Edit-nope that's Holmhead
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    Re: Stonybridge, Kilbirnie.

    Postby deans3 » Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:11 am

    Sweet Caroline.
    Darned if I can find either, Kilbirnie Park, Shadehill Crescent or Kilbirnie Rd on the google map of Kilbirnie.

    Perhaps I should get a better map....
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