Family of Thomas Cairncross, married to Isabella Clerk, in Jedburgh.

(Formerly called, "Family of James Cairncross of Langholm circa mid 19th century", see page 64. Mr Richard Wilkinson kindly provided the information for this tree in an email dated 22 February 2009.)

Thomas Cairncross, married Isabella Clerk, 9th Dec 1821, in Jedburgh, Roxburghshire.

a. John, born c1823 in Jedburgh(?), died 17 Mar 1861 in Innerleithen. Married Jane Martin.

1. Thomas, born c1845 in Selkirk, Selkirkshire.

2. James, born c1849 in Selkirk. Married Grace Irving 6 or 8 Jan 1872 in Gretna, Dumfriesshire. Possibly a second wife, Jane shown on 1901 census; possibly French. James started an aerated water business in 1901 or later, as earlier census records show him as a wool spinner. James died 4 Apr 1927 in Hawick.

a. Jane, born 30 Jan 1874 in Langholm. Married Adam Murray 24 Jul 1903 in Hawick.

b. John, born 25 Nov 1875 in Langholm. Married Agnes Beck Thomson 12 July 1901 in Wilton, Hawick. Was Private John Cairncross, 15871, 3rd Bn, 3rd New Zealand Rifle Brigade. Killed in action 28 Feb 1917, aged 41. Burial: Berks Cemetery Extension, Belgium. (See a photo of John, and here is a photo of his grave.)

c. Thomas, born 25 Feb 1878 in Langholm, died 16 Jun 1930. Married Margaret Watson Jamieson.

1. Guidion Jamieson, born 1912 in Hawick. Died 7 Jul 1943. He is buried in the Alemein Memorial Cemetery in Egypt. See the CWGC record of commemoration for Gideon.

2. John, born 1909 in Hawick, Died 1968.

3. Thomas, born 1914 in Hawick. Married Sarah E. W. Scott, date unknown. Died 2 Apr 1944, in Peel Hospital near Galashiels of leukaemia which he got while on service during WW2. See the CWGC record of commemoration for Thomas.

4. Mary Ray, born 1920 in Hawick.

d. David, born 5 Mar 1880 in Hawick. Married, name and date unknown.

1. Alan David, born 5 Aug 1930 in Carlisle.

e. James, born 26 Dec 1882 in Hawick, died 9 Oct 1943. Married Jane Holywell Milligan 2 Oct 1913 in Hawick.

f. George Henry, born 30 Nov 1884 in Hawick, died 5 Aug 1939. Married Janet Edmondson 22 Mar 1907 in Hawick.

1. Joan Bowie, born 1910 in Hawick, died 29 Jun 1999. Married Richard David Wilkinson, date unknown.

a. Richard, born 20 Dec 1931 in Hawick. Married Elizabeth Alice Young on 11 Feb 1956.

1. Richard David, born 5 Sep 1957 in Edinburgh. Married Carol Elizabeth Jackson 28 Sep 1985 in Galashiels, Selkirkshire. Divorced.

a. Carla Leanne, born 16 Apr 1987 in Edinburgh.

b. Scott Richard, born 23 Oct 1989 in Galashiels.

c. Luci Carol, born 29 Jan 1991 in Galashiels.

2. Stuart, born 6 May 1960 in Galashiels. Not married.

b. Irene, born c1936 in Hawick. Married Sandy McLeod.

g. Janet Elliot, born 20 Jul 1888 in Hawick. Married William Hunter 3 Nov 1908 in Hawick.

h. William, born 11 Mar 1890 in Hawick, died 27 Jun 1946. Married Wilhelmina Oliver Reid 4 Dec 1919 in Glasgow.

b. Isabella, born c1835.

c. Thomas, born c1837 Peebleshire. Not married. Died 13 Sep 1900 Innerleithen.

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