20 November 2023
A true pioneer – Francis Rogan Halliday (1827-1931) As far as we know Francis is the only centenarian in the family. At the time he died it is believed he was the oldest person in Utah. Francis was born to
There are many foods that are considered Scottish outside Scotland. Black bun and haggis are among the most famous. Strangely they are not the Scottish foods that I miss the most. Growing up in Govan exposed us to a rich
1 August 2023 Liz and John Crockford are delighted to announce the engagement of their daughter Alex Crockford to Cameron Payas.
Malcolm Broadfoot – Sweep and slater Malcolm definitely exists. 45 different newspaper reports prove that. But what we don’t know is exactly who he is, the facts are confusing. He keeps changing his name to different versions of the same
Roman Wallace, born 8 August 2023 weighing 8lb 4oz, to Kara Boyd and Grant Wallace. Young Roman was born at 11.01am in Kilmarnock Photos below of Roman with Grant and Kara. First he was a dream in our hearts.Now he’s
A Royal connection? Robert Howard was born on 1 Jan 1537 in Syon House, London, England and died in 1598 in Allsaints Parish, Norfolk, England. He was the son of Lord Thomas Howard (1511-1537) and Lady Margaret Douglas Princess &
The subtitle of our family site has an interesting origin. It is the title of a book written in Welsh and means “from Hendrefiggilt to Livorno”. The book (in Welsh) which is written by a Welsh art expert about the
This is the title of our family site and is a pun on one of the possible origins of the Kilkie surname. One version has the name being the Irish for Small or little. In what may be complete coincidences.
Biographies and Autobiographies in Modern Italy: – a Festschrift for John Woodhouse, Chapter 6 – T. Gwynfor Griffith During the last two decades there has been a resurgence of interest, not by any means confined to Italy, in the works
Clifford Field was born in 1908 in Chalk Kent, his mother was Edith Annie Field, a domestic servant living in Castle Lane, Chalk, Kent. She left the space for a father on Cliff’s birth certificate blank. After decades of searching,
Cliff was a man of Kent and proud of it. He was too young for service in the first world war and too old for the second, although he enjoyed his role in the home guard in the second. He
Mary Macaulay had a short but eventful life; born in Scotland married twice, 5 children and died in Ontario Canada. Mary Ann was the illegitimate daughter of James McAulay and Margaret Brodie from Briudge of Weir in Renfrewshire, born 6
John Patrick Kilkie was born in Gravesend Hospital, Queen St Gravesend on 23 September 1985 to Martin and Sarah Kilkie and died peacefully in Pilgrims hospice, Canterbury on 2 March 2022. He refused to be called John, we called him
Govan to me as a 7 year old was a big place. In those days parents didnt take you around and I was always out and about with my pals. We lived at 161 Broomloan Road (marked 1), which was
My mum’s mince was a legend in her own lifetime. Both her brother Billy and sister Margaret were excellent cooks, Billy in fact was a professional chef and ran a number of restaurants and kitchens. Margaret was famous for her