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Thomas PAGAN

Thomas PAGAN was born about 1741. He died on 21 March 1818 in Muirkirk, Ayrshire, Scotland and is buried in the cemetery there. Also in the same cemetery as Thomas is a Isabella PAGAN who was also born about 1741 and died on 3 November 1821. It is believed that Isabella is Thomas's sister.

Thomas was married to Mary Hunter and they had four children:

 

 

 

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Mary PAGAN

Mary PAGAN was born on 3 October 1773 in Muirkirk, Ayshire and she was baptised in the same town on 10 November 1773. She died on 9 July 1827 in Muirkirk, Ayshire, and she is buiried in the cemetery there.

At the time of her wedding to John GREIG on 29 September 1797 in Muirkirk, Ayrshire, she was living in Netherwood, and John was living in Burnfoot.

John GREIG was born about 1774 and died on 30 July 1835 in Muirkirk, Ayrshire, and is buried in the cemetery there

Mary PAGAN and John GREIG had eight children. These were:

 

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William GREIG

William GREIG was born on 4 May 1798 in Muirkirk, Ayrshire and was baptised there on 15 July 1798. In 1851, he was living with his family as a shepherd in the town of Applecross, Ross and Cromarty. In addition to the family on the 1851 census, there was also an Anna STEWART living in the house, who was his cousin. For the 1861 census, he was still a shepherd, but was living in the town of Lochalsh, Ross and Cromarty. He died on 13 February 1880 in Locharron, Ross and Cromarty.

(William GREIG)

William married Margaret McKENZIE on 24 January 1823 in Lochalsh, Ross and Cromarty.

Margaret McKENZIE was born about 1797 in Locharron, Ross and Cromarty and was baptised in Applecross, Ross and Cromarty on 24 March 1804. Her parents were believed to be Thomas McKENZIE and Hellena McKENZIE. Nothing else is know about her family. On the 1851 Census she was living with her husband in Applecross, Ross and Cromarty.

William and Margaret had five children. These were:

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Helen GREIG

Helen GREIG was born about 1826 in Applecross, Ross and Cromarty and was baptised on 23 April 1826 in Lochalsh, Ross and Cromarty. In 1871, she was with the rest of her family in Locharron, Ross and Cromarty. She died on 2 December 1916 in Temuka, New Zealand and was buried on 5 December in the Burke's Pass Cemetery, South Canterbury, New Zealand.

She married Donald BAIN on 3 March 1852 in Applecross, Ross and Cromarty.

Donald BAIN was baptised on 14 May 1822 in Applecross, Ross and Cromarty. With the rest his family, he was at Locharron in 1871. In the early 1880's he had his own farm, which was the Highfield station, at Burkes Pass in South Canterbury, New Zealand and was still here when he died 6 April 1904. Donald was buried on 8 April 1904 in the cemetery at Burkes Pass.

Both Donald, and especially Helen, had detailed obituary notices published in The Timaru Herald which had some information about them. Click here to see transcripts of those obituary notices.

Donald and Helen had seven children. These were:

In 1874, Donald BAIN, with his wife Helen GREIG, with their seven children emigrated from London on 29 August 1874 on the ship Pleides, arriving in New Zealand in Lyttleton on 17 December, 1874. Helen's neice, Mary GREIG also came in the ship with them.

(The Pleiades, photo taken about 1869. Note: According to the source of the photo, the spelling of the ship is Pleides.)

 

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Thomas GREIG

Thomas GREIG was baptised on 28 April 1828 in Lochalsh, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland. His first wife was Margaret MacKENZIE. There was one child from this marriage. She was:

(Portrait of Mary GREIG, with her husband Elijah SMART)

Thomas's second wife was Ann McLENNAN, whom he married on 24 March 1864 in Locharron, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland. Ann McLENNAN was born about 1840 in Locarron, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland and was baptised on 10 January 1841 in Contin, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland.

From this marriage, there were two children:

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John GREIG

John GREIG was baptised on 26 November 1832 in Lochalsh, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland. He died on 25 November 1905 in Pleasant Point, South Canterbury, New Zealand and was buried in the cemetery at Pleasant Point on 28 November 1905

In the 1905 Cyclopedia of New Zealand, some information was published about John, as well as some details in his obituary notice. Click here to see transcripts of those messages.

He married Christina McINTOSH about 1861, somewhere in Scotland. Christina McINTOSH was born about 1838 in Glen Urguhart, Invernes, Scotland. She died on 10 March 1923 in Claremont, South Canterbury, New Zealand and was buried in the cemetery at Pleasant Point on 13 March 1923

On 2 September 1861, John and Christina emigrated from England on the ship Sebastapol, arriving in Lyttleton on 14 December 1861.

Once in New Zealand, John and Christina had eight children. These were:

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John BAIN

John BAIN was born on 20 October 1863 in Locharron, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland. With the rest of his family, he came to New Zealand in 1874. He died on 19 March 1916 in Burkes Pass, New Zealand and is buried in the cemetery at Burke's Pass.

On 17 April 1893, John married Ellen Isabel BURGESS. Ellen was born about 1867 in Burke's Pass New Zealand and died on 6 April 1926 in South Canterbury, New Zealand and is buried in the cemetery at Burke's Pass.

They had nine children:

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Thomas GREIG

Thomas GREIG was born about July 1800, and baptised on 27 July 1800 in Muirkirk, Ayrshire.  He died about 1860 and is buried in the cemetery at Muirkirk, Ayrshire.  Thomas married Margaret THOMSON on 29 December 1826 in Muirkirk, Ayrshire.

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Mary GREIG

Mary GREIG was born about October 1802 and was baptised on 24 October 1802 in Muirkirk, Ayrshire.  She married Alexander REID on 1 November 1822 in Muirkirk, Ayrshire.  They had the following known children:

*    John REID was born on 9 January 1825 in Muirkirk, Ayrshire

*    James REID was born on 4 April 1826 in Muirkirk, Ayrshire

*    Thomas REID was born on 8 October 1826 in Muirkirk, Ayrshire

*    John REID was born on 16 March 1828 in Muirkirk, Ayrshire

*    Thomas REID was born on 20 February 1830 in Muirkirk, Ayrshire

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(Last updated 29 May 2004)