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Robert Moffat

Male 1823 - 1907  (84 years)


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  • Name Robert Moffat  [1
    Gender Male 
    Born 2 May 1823  Kilsyth, Stirlingshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Christened 18 May 1823  Kilsyth, Stirlingshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 10 November 1907  Dreghorn, Ayrshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I74473  Clan Moffat Genealogy
    Last Modified 11 October 2002 

    Father John Moffat,   b. about 1793,   d. between 1851 and December 1856, Kilsyth, Stirlingshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years) 
    Mother Mary Allan,   b. 29 March 1797, Denny, Stirlingshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 March 1877, Kilsyth, Stirlingshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Family ID F52157  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Elizabeth Skelly,   b. about 1822, possibly, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 April 1899, Troon, Dundonald, Ayrshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    Married 7 March 1851  Dundonald, Ayrshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • Extract of Entries in an Old Parochial Register.
      1851. Dundonald Matrimonial Register
      Robert Moffat and Elizabeth Skelly, both in this Parish, gave in their names for proclamation on the fourteenth of February, were regularly proclaimed and were married by the Rev. Mr. Paterson on the seventh of March Eighteen hundred & fifty one. [1]
    Children 
    +1. Elizabeth Moffat,   b. about 1853, Troon, Dundonald, Ayrshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 July 1916, Gorbals, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years)
     2. Margaret Moffat,   b. 23 May 1857, Troon, Dundonald, Ayrshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 November 1871, Troon, Dundonald, Ayrshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 14 years)
    +3. John Moffat,   b. 30 May 1859, Troon, Dundonald, Ayrshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 March 1940, Dreghorn, Ayrshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    +4. Jane Moffat,   b. 3 March 1863, Troon, Dundonald, Ayrshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Agnes Moffat,   b. 7 March 1865, Troon, Dundonald, Ayrshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 March 1903, Troon, Dundonald, Ayrshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
    Family ID F52134  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • CHRISTENING: Photocopy of OPR register: GRO 483/-/7
      1823
      Moffat
      John Moffat, Oldtown, and Mary Allan had a son born 2nd and baptized 18th May named Robert

      DEATH: Death Ref. No. 1907 589 51
      Robert Moffat, 84 years, Labourer, Widower of Elizabeth Skerrie (sic). 10th November 1907 1h 45m pm Perceton Row.
      Father: John Moffat (deceased).
      Mother: not given.
      Cause: Chronic bronchitis and emphysema 3 years, capillary bronchitis 6 weeks as certified by John McFarlane MB.
      Reg. By John Moffat (son) (present) 11.12.1907

      ADDRESSES: Extract from 1851 Census:
      1851 Dundonald Census
      County of Ayr, District of Kyle, Parish of Dundonald
      Enumeration Book 4
      Page 21, 22 Entry No 86
      Ayr Street
      Robert Moffat, Head of household, married, age 28, Labourer at Dock, B. Stirling, Kilsyth
      Elizabeth Moffat, wife, age 29, Muslin Seamstress, b. Ayr, Irvine

      ADDRESSES: Transcript from 1861 Census,
      Census 1861, Ayr, Registration District of Dundonald (Landward) 590, Enumeration District 4
      Page 18, No. of Schedule 103
      5 Portland Street
      No. of rooms with 1 or more windows: 1
      Robert Moffat, Head of Household, married, age 39, Labourer (Day) Harbour, b. Stirling, Kilsyth
      Elizabeth Moffat, wife, age 40, b. Ayr, Irvine
      Elizabeth Moffat, daughter, age 8, scholar, b.. Ayr, Troon
      Margaret Moffat, daughter, age 3, b. Ayr, Troon
      John Moffat, son, age 1, b. Ayr, Troon

      ADDRESSES: Extract from 1871 Census:,
      County of Ayr, Registration District of Troon, Enumeration Division No 2
      Page 26, Entry No. 133
      Portland Street, Picken's Land
      Robert Moffat, Head of household, married, age 48, Harbour Labourer, b. Stirling, Kilsyth
      Elizabeth Moffat, wife, married, age 48, b. Ayr, Irvine
      Elizabeth Moffat, daughter, unmarried, age 19, b. Dundonald
      Margaret Moffat, daughter, unmarried, age 14, b. Dundonald
      John Moffat, son, age 12, scholar, B. Dundonald
      Jane Moffat, daughter, age 8, scholar, b. Dundonald
      Agnes Moffat, daughter, age 6, scholar, b. Dundonald

      ADDRESSES: Extract from 1881 Census:,
      Dwelling: Portland Street, Victoria Closs
      Census Place: Dundonald, Ayr
      Source: FHL Film 0203597 GRO Ref Volume 590-2 EnumDist 2 Page 23
      Robert Moffat, married, 57, male, Head, Dock Labourer, Kilsyth, Stirling
      Elizabeth Moffat, married, 57, female, Wife, Dock Labourer's Wife, Irvine, Ayr
      Elizabeth Moffat, unmarried, 28, female, daughter, Out Door Worker, Troon, Ayr
      Agnes Moffat, unmarried, 16, female, daughter, No Occupation, Troon, Ayr
      Robert Moffat, 3 male, Grandson, Troon, Ayr

      ADDRESSES: Extract from 1891 Census:,
      1891/Troon/590/2/ED2/page 11 - 18 Portland Street
      Robert Moffat head married 66 Coal Trimmer b. Stirling, Kilsyth
      Elizabeth Moffat wife married 70 b. Ayr, Saltcoats
      Margaret Buchanan grandaughter 4 b. Renfrew, Paisley

      ADDRESSES: Extract from 1901 census,
      1901/590-2/2/page 35
      Portland Street
      Robert Moffat head widower age 77 born Troon, Ayr
      Lizzie Walker grand daughter single age 16 born Troon, Ayr
      Maggie Buchanan grand daughter single age 13 born Troon, Ayr, [1]

  • Sources 
    1. [S2020] GEDCOM file titled “Rankin August 2008.ged”, submitted by Bill Rankin.


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