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Descendants of William Hastings (or Haistings) b: 1794 

Contact Denis Slattery  Grad2640@btinternet.com 


1.William Hastings b.1794;Carsphairn;parents William H. and Isabella McQueen, both died before 1867.William’father was a labourer. William Hastings married Isabella Sharpe,b.1794;on 22nd. December,1812 in Old Cumnock. Isabella was born in Ayr  daughter of Hugh Sharp and Margaret Lapraik. 

Children (1) William,b.4th.July,1813,Old Cumnock; married Marion Gemmell. 


                (3)John,b. 21st.May,1821,Carsphairn,married Janet Purdie,in1847.. 

                (4)David,b.1822,Carsphairn;married Mary Robertson. 

                * (5)Mary,b.1827 ,Dalmellington ,married David Purdie,b.1821,Old Cumnock, on 11th.June,1847 in Old Cumnock. David Purdie died in 1893,aged 73 years. They lived at Muirston farm, Ochiltree (1881 census).

      (6)Jane,born abt. 1833,Cumnock;d.28 June,1903 at Carsloe, Maybole.She married James Kennedy in 1853 at Auchinleck. James was the son of William Kennedy and Margaret Riddell. He died in 1917 at Carsloe.

                  (7)Hugh,b.1836,Carsphairn;married Jane Morton. 

                  (8)Margaret,b.1840,Carsphairn;married Thomas Shields. 


2.David Purdie / Mary Hastings marriage. Children  of marriage: 

*(1)James,b.30th.June,1848 Old Cumnock; married Agnes Lindsay,8th.December 1871 in Free Church of Scotland, Ochiltree.

   (2)Isabella Sharp,1st.February,1850,Old Cumnock;

   (3)Elspeth,6th.December,1851,Old Cumnock;

    (4)Mary,8th.November,1853,Old Cumnock;

    (5)William,23rd.June,1855,Old Cumnock;

     (6)David,15th.August,1857,Old Cumnock;

     (7)John,11th.April,1859,Old Cumnock;

     (8)Jane,23rd.July 1861,Old Cumnock,d.2nd.September 1936;married James Clement.

     (9)Janet,b.7th.July 1864,Old Cumnock, (Jessie)


     (11)Hugh,b.6th.September 1849,Ochiltree;

     (12)Christina Margaret,b.30th.August 1871,Ochiltree;died before 1881. 

David Purdie is found living with his father at Greenside Farm, Cumnock,in 1841 census:

James Purdie, (55),farmer born Ayrshire;

Agnes Purdie(20),daughter;




Robert Hastings(8).


3.James Purdie/Agnes Lindsay marriage.

Children of marriage :- 

(1)Mary Hastings,b.20th.October 1872,Ochiltree;

(2)Maggie Wilson,b.18th.May 1874,Kelton,Kirkcudbrightshire;

(3)Agnes Lindsay,b.1878 Crossmichael;d.1910;married to Andrew Edgar;

*(4)Isabella,b.Dumfries;married Patrick Slattery in West Calder,1907;died 1937,Armadale,West Lothian.

James Purdie died 1913 at Benthead farm, Cobbinshaw. Agnes Lindsay died 1935 in Galashields. Both interned at Carnwath. Other names on headstones include Agnes Lindsay Purdie, died 1909 and Charles Dick and his wife(?) Maggie Purdie, died 1947.


Updates to  above:-  December 2002

1901 census Dumfries :-

(a) Family of James Purdie and Agnes Lindsay-living at25,Nether Dargavel Cottage(out on the Annan Road) where James Purdie was self-employed as a Dairyman.Names on census are-

James Purdie(53);wife Agnes Lindsay Purdie(52) and children Maggie McNaught(26),Agnes Purdie(20),Isabella(18) all working as dairymaids, and son Robert(20)  was dairyman assistant.The other children were scholars-Willie(10),Jeanie(7) .Two grandchildren-James Purdie(9)(Mary’s son ?) and Agnes McNaught(4), Maggie’s daughter.No information on Mr.McNaught.

 Lastly the mother –in-law, Margaret Lindsay(84)(nee Wilson, born Sorn).


1901 census Ochiltree-unfortunately only took a copy of page 2,possibly some names on page 3 of census.- 

Muirston Farm occupied by Hugh Purdie(31),farmer and employer. Housekeeper was his sister Elspeth(45) and a nephew John(24) Purdie who was the ploughman.   

1891 census has James Purdie working on the eastern outskirts of Dumfries and this census included son David and daughter Mary at Chatarinefield. 

The only stories that have come down to me mention Agnes Lindsay Purdie taking my late aunts to visit her sons ,Robert and Wullie,pre WW1,to farms in Dumfriesshire in Thornhill and Lockarbriggs areas. Lochmaben was also mentioned.My sister used to visit relatives in Selkirk-Scott/Purdie family.The only one I remember is Grace Scott who used to visit my Aunt Nancy in Armadale.The last time I saw Grace was when she took our Science class when she was on teaching practice in early 60s. The farm at Cobbinshaw, West Lothian is to the south-west of West Calder near Cobbinshaw Loch.





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