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Working on the farm

An analysis of KILKIE occupations in the 18th and early 19th century show all but one of them listed as “agricultural labourers”  The one non ag-lab was listed as a farmer owning less than an acre of land which was rented from a landlord (Griffiths valuation 1859).

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John Kilkie and Annie Dougan

Today I came across the grave stone of John Kilkie and Annie Dougan in the Old Eastwood Cemetery. John is the son of Edward and Margaret Kilkie. Unfortunately the headstone is lying on the ground now.

My grandparents and sister Rita are somewhere in this cemetery but as there is no stone I have still to find them. I am sure there must be lots of Kilkies in this cemetery as it is so close to Pollokshaws.

Inscription reads:

Of your charity
Pray for the souls of
ANNIE DOUGAN
Beloved wife of
JOHN KILKIE
Died 2 Sept 1954
Aged 83 years
Also our parents who are interred in this cemetery
Also the above JOHN KILKIE
Died 8 Oct 1965
Aged 87 years

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Welcome

KILKIE is an Irish family whose descendants spread to Scotland, then to England and then worldwide. The family is often seen as a Scottish family as "most" current Kilkie's live in Scotland or were born in Scotland, but we are by origin Irish and a number of KILKIE families still live around our origin in Northern Ireland. In common with most Irish families our actual origins are lost in the mists of time often by the thoughtless destruction of the few records that existed.

This site charts the progress of the family to discover its roots and connections and the history and geography of our family. Current family research has clear evidence that ALL living KILKIE individuals trace their ancestry back to an area of a few miles around Derry in Northern Ireland.

Most of the site is open to all, but members of the family share a closed area where more private and personal information can be shared. If you feel you are "a KILKIE" register on the site and we welcome you into the community.

We also document connected families including branches of Boyle, Docherty, Ehemann, Field, Halliday, Kelly and Wright. (alphabetic order, all as important as each other!)

The site is under constant development and thus is subject to regular change. We do our best to make sure it is always presentable, but mistakes happen.

For reference, the lady above is Mary Kilkie (nee Waters), born 18 Main Street, Gorbals, Glasgow on the 21 Feb 1873 and died 2nd Feb 1944 in Victoria Infirmary, Glasgow.

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