Family of Alexander, born circa 1815 Newburgh.

a.  Alexander Cairncross, born circa 1815. Occupation: Shipmaster. According to the details on Hugh and Isabella’s marriage certificate, Alexander’s wife was Isabella Downie, deceased at the time of their wedding.

1.  Hugh Cairncross, born 1840, died 24 Nov 1919. Married Nov 5, 1860 to Isabella McLeish born 1834, died 1914. The 1851 census shows Hugh, then aged 10 living with maternal grandparents Hugh Downie and Helen, nee Low. The family were at Shore Road, Newburgh at the 1881 census. Hugh was aged 41, a salmon fisher, his wife was aged 50, also born Newburgh, they had 4 of their children with them; Alexander aged 13, Christina aged 12, John aged 10 and Euphemia aged 8. No mention of Helen or Janet who died as infants. (In the family tree of Paul Smith, the children of Hugh and Isabella are: (a) Christina born Jan 3, 1868-1929, (b) Alexander born c1868, (c) John born c1871 and (d) Euphemia born c1873. Christina married James Low 1870-1957 and they had four children: (1) Rosie 1892-1969, (2) Herbert 1894-1972, (3) Hugh 1897-1901 and (4) Gwendoline 1904-c1979.) (See Hugh and Isabella’s Marriage Certificate.) (See the 1851 census. This lists Hugh and Helen Downie, both aged 38 years, plus their children Euphemia 21, and Helen 28 with her husband John small. Hugh is listed as grandson and is aged 10.)

a. Helen Cairncross, born 25.5.1862, died1863.

b. Janet Cairncross, born 15.8.1865, died 1868.

c. Alexander Cairncross, born 3.8.1867, died Aug 1929. Married 4 Sep 1891 to Elizabeth Bissett Millar, born 1869.

1. Margaret Millar Cairncross, born 1892 Newburgh, died 1912.

2. Hugh Cairncross, born 1895 Abdie, Fife, died 1967.

3. David Millar Cairncross, born 1898 4 High Street, Newburgh, died 1969. Married 31 Dec 1918 Blackpool to Betsy Greenhalgh.

a. Elizabeth Millar Cairncross, born 1 Jan 1922 Fife, died 29 Jun 2007. Married at Strathmore Farm to Andrew Hain Crawford (1919-2006).

4. Isabella Cairncross, born 1907 Newburgh. Married Allan.

d. Christina Cairncross, born 5.1.1869 Newburgh, died 12 Jun 1929 Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Married 29 Jan 1892 Toronto, to James Low, born 1870.

e. John Cairncross, born 22.5.1871. Married 1894, Elspeth Wilkie born about 1870 Newburgh. John’s occupation: Fisherman.

1. Johanna Muir Cairncross, born 1895 Newburgh, died 1929. Married 1919 to Williamson.

2. Hugh Cairncross, born 1896 Newburgh, died Jul 1951, buried in Newburgh Cemetery. Married in 1919 to Eliz. Lister Allan. It is probable that Hugh was in the Black Watch during WW1 and was bayoneted, and confined to a wheelchair as a result. Here is Hugh’s military service record for 1916 to 1920.

a. John, born 1924 Newburgh, died 4 Feb 1944, Twin of Thomas. London Scottish.No.14620854 Pte. Killed At Anzio, Roma, Lazio, Italy on 4 Feb 1944. Buried at Anzio War Cemetery, Provencia di Roma, Lazio, Italy.(See personal recollections of someone who was with the twins at the time they were killed. Also, see this article published in the Daily Mail in 2009. Here are two more articles published in January 2014, to commemorate 70 years on from the deaths of these brothers; one from the CWGC News and Events section, the other by the Herald of Scotland. Here is the CWGC record of commemoration for John.)

b. Thomas Lister, born 1924 Newburgh, died 4 Feb 1944. Twin of John. London Scottish. No. 14620855 Pte. Killed at Anzio, Roma, Lazio, Italy on 4 Feb 1944. Buried at Anzio War Cemetery, Provencia di Roma, Lazio, Italy. (Here is the CWGC record of commemoration for Thomas.)

c. Joanna, born 1928 Newburgh.

d. Hugh, born 1933 Newburgh.

3. Alexander, born Jan 25, 1899, died  Feb 28, 1989, Aylsham. He was a Salmon fisher in Newburgh, later farm cattleman. Married Apr 8, 1922, in Perth to Agnes Margaret (Etta) Soutar Craig, born Jun 2, 1904. She was the daughter of John Alexander Craig and Agnes Soutar. According to the pages of a savings book, between 1926 and 1934, Alexander was employed as a Linolium Printer. Here is Agnes's Birth certificate. See Alexander and Agnes's Marriage Certificate. See Alexander's Birth Certificate, and here is his entry of birth. Now see a photo of Alexander with his son John and second wife Evonne. Here is a copy of Alexander's Death Certificate. Here are 3 pages of a savings book of Alexander’s from 1929 to 1935; one, two and three.

a. John (Jock), born Sep 17, 1924, died Jan 28, 1995. Married (1) Brenda May Noster on Dec 14, 1946, and (2) Evonne Shanti Beatty born 10 Feb 1938, died 1 Jan 2018 at Rose Meadow Care Home, North Walsham, Norfolk. Here is Evonne’s birth certificate. Here is a photo of John, Brenda and a very young, Ian. He was an Engineering Superintendent, later a publican in Aylsham, Norfolk. See John's Birth Certificate, plus a note written by the Minister who baptised him on Nov 2, 1924. Here is the article printed in the local newspaper announcing John’s death. Here's Brenda's grave.

1. Ian Robert, born 19 Sep 1947. Married 18 Sep 1971 to Christine French. Occupation: Draughting/design drawing board and CAD, property maintenance, office manager.

a. Duncan Robert, b. 5.11.1975

2. Heather Margaret, b. 18.7.1949. m. 14.2.1970, Steven Mahood.

a. Amanda Jane, b. 25.12.1974

b. Peter Edward, b. 25.2.1977, m. 20.9.2000, Charlotte Lorraine Dorling

1. Paige Georgina Heather, b. 3.7.2000

2. Callum Steven Drew Mahood, b. 19.12.2001

c. Michael Trevor Alexander, b. 6.4.1990

1.  Bailey Steven Michael, born 19 Jan 2011. Weighed in at 6lb 14oz.

3. Janice Pearl, b. 16.7.1957. m. 15.11.1980, Tim Frary. Divorced.

a. Tamlyn (Tammy) Evonne May, b. 23.12.1980. Partner Sean Lark, born circa 1975.

1. Sophie Louise, b. 31.12.1997

2. Georgina Jessica, b. 30.12.1998

b. Lianne Margaret, b. 5.9.1984. Partner Lee Oakley. Separated.

1.  Kali Eden, born 22.12.2006.

2.  Ashlie, born 3.11.2008

3.  Megan, born 3.11.2008. Twin to Ashlie.

4.  Tyler James Frary, born Nov 10, 2013.

c. Natalie Victoria, b. 24.6.1987. Partner Paul Baker.

1.  Emily Leslie, born 30.11.2008.

b. Alexander ‘Alec’ Cairncross, born May 2, 1933 Newburgh, died Nov 2004 Slough. Married. Flora.

1. Alan, b. 1956. m.1982/3 Shirley.

2. Craig, b. 1958.m. 1985 Jill.

a. Chantelle Maria. b. 1987.

4. John Cairncross, born 1901 Newburgh, died 195?

f. Euphemia Cairncross, born Aug 10, 1873, in Newburgh, died 1 May 1919. Married 30 Nov 1894 Newburgh to George Galloway Millar (1868-1968). They had 3 children.

1. Isabella “Billie” Millar, born 10 Mar 1896 Canongate, Edinburgh, died 25 Oct 1976 Ontario, Canada. Married in Ontario to Wilbert J. McLaughlin (1896-1975).

2. David Millar, born 1902 Scotland, died 19 Jul 1913, aged 11.

3. Gladys Millar, born 8 Oct 1913 West Kildonan, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, died about 2000 Kitchener, Ontario. Buried Kitchener, Waterloo Co., Ontario.

a. Philip Edward Rockel, born 1944, died 13 Mar 2001 London Health Sciences Centre, London, Ontario.

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