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Members Family History'sCumming Family - Shirley Durrant (1002)
Are there any descendants of William CUMMING and Elizabeth McKINDLAY?
McKindlay Family - Shirley Durrant (1002)
In 1928, six members of the McKINDLAY family went "home" to Scotland with a group known as the "Scottish Delegation". The McKINDLAYs were my grandparents, two of grandfather's brothers, a sister-in law and a niece. They all had been born in Victoria, but often refered to Scotland as "Home" or the "Old country".
I believe the tour, which as quite extensive, was organised by Scots Church in Melbourne. They toured England and Scotland, part of Europe and returned home across Canada. At a number of places they visited, they were given a civic reception.Grandfather kept a diary throughout the trip, which makes fascinating reading. After one civic reception he wrote, "I did not hear a word that was said, but clapped when the others did". How well I can relate to that !
During their visit to Glasgow, they called on the KEMP family. My great grandmother's cousin, Mary GILFILLAN, bom in about 1840, married William KEMPand their daughter Agnes was living at 60 Abbey Drive, Glasgow, at the time. I suspect that Agnes did not marry, but I do not know anything about any of her siblings. I think were Meg, Robert Gilfillan, William and John. Mary GILFILLAN had at least one brother, Robert Zullle GILFILLAN bom in 1843. He was a Minister.
Robert married Agnes Brodie SMITH and they had 4 children -
Robert McKellar, bom 1875, Brodie Smith, bom 1877, (also a Minister), George Zuille, bom 1879 and Mary, bom 1882.
Unfortunately, over the years, the family has lost contact. I would be most interested in contacting any descendants of any of the GILFILLAN or KEMP family.
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