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Robert Moffat Buchanan

Robert Moffat Buchanan

Male 1877 -

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  • Name Robert Moffat Buchanan  [1
    Born 28 October 1877  Troon, Dundonald, Ayrshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I74570  Clan Moffat Genealogy
    Last Modified 3 September 2002 

    Father Alexander Magowan Buchanan,   b. 28 July 1859, Troon, Dundonald, Ayrshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 October 1934, Dennistoun, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother 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) 
    Married 16 June 1885  St. Rollox, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • Extract of an entry in a Register of Marriages
      No. 169
      1885 on the Sixteenth day of June, at 102 Parson street, Glasgow. By declaration , in presence of Alexander Walker, Mason Journeyman, residing at 11 Mallomire place, Govan Parish and Jane Hunter, Domestic Servant, residing in Portland street, Troon.
      Alex Buchanan, Ploughman, Bachelor, 23, Portland street, Troon
      Father: Alexander Buchanan, Ship Carpenter Journeyman
      Mother: Janet Buchanan m.s. Buchanan
      and
      Elizabeth Moffat, Domestic Servant, Spinster,29, 8 Rosslyn terrace, Kelvinside
      Father: Robert Moffat, Shipbuilder's labourer
      Mother: Elizabeth Moffat m.s. Skelly
      Warrant of Sheriff Substitute of Lanarkshire, dated June 16th, 1885
      Registered: 1885 June 16th at Glasgow (signed) Hugh M. Jamieson, Assist. Registrar
      The above particulars are extracted from a Register of Marriages for the District of St. Rollox in the County of Lanark.

      Note: The Alexander Buchanan listed as Alexander Buchanan's father does not exist. Alexander is the son of Janet Buchanan and Alexander Magowan, born July 28, 1859 at Troon. Janet was working as a domestic in the Magowan household. The couple married in 1868.

      Alexander Walker is the husband of Jeanie Moffat, Elizabeth's sister; Jane Hunter is possibly her cousin, daughter of Robert Hunter and Catherine Skelly. [1]
    Family ID F52132  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Agnes Simpson McRuer,   b. about 1881 
    Married 26 June 1908  Gorbals, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • (Transcript received from Cameron Research, February, 2003)
      On 26 June 1908, at Baronial Rooms, 110c Thistle Street, District Gorbals, Burgh Glasgow, after publication of Banns according to the Forms of the Church of Scotland.
      Robert Moffat Buchanan, aged 30 years. Bachelor. Builders' Carter residing at 80 Rose Street South, Glasgow.
      Father: Alexander Buchanan, Carter
      Mother: Elizabeth Buchanan m.s. Moffat
      (married)
      Agnes Simpson McRuer, aged 26 years. Spinster. Bonded Warehouse Woman residing at 103 Rose Street South, Glasgow.
      Father: Archibald McRuer, Grain Carter
      Mother: Janet McRuer m.s. McGranger *
      Witnesses: Jenny McRuer, Angus Young
      Clergyman: A.W. Scudamore Forbes
      Ref: 644/17/288

      * Janet McRuer's maiden name is Granger [1]
    Children 
     1. Janet Buchanan
     2. Alexander Buchanan
     3. Robert Buchanan
    Family ID F52192  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • BIRTH: Transcript of Birth Entry:
      Birth Ref. No. 1877 590/2 85
      Robert Moffat, Illegitimate, 28th October 1877 5h 15m am Portland Street, Troon
      Mother: Elizabeth Moffat, Domestic servant
      Reg. by Elizabeth Moffat (mother) 22.11.1877

      BIRTH: RCE Vol 1 Page 27 Paternity
      Paternity action by Elizabeth Moffat against Alexander McGowan otherwise Buchanan, Coal shipper, Troon 18th April 1878 [1]

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



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