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The Descendants of
Alexander Young


Generation 1

1.  ALEXANDER(1) YOUNG was born Abt. 1740 in Darvel, Ayrshire, and 
died Bef. 1810 in Darvel, Ayrshire. He married (1) JANET SMITH in East
Kilbride, Lanarkshire, Scotland on 21 Nov 1762 (OPR) He married
(2) CHRISTINA CAMERON Abt. 1774 in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire [record not
found].


Children of ALEXANDER YOUNG and JANET SMITH are:
2. i. WILLIAM(2) YOUNG, b. Abt. 1765 in Fieldhead, East Kilbride,
Lanarkshire, Scotland; d. 06 May 1855 in Darvel, Ayrshire, Scotland.
~ ii. ALEXANDER YOUNG, b. Abt. 1763.

Children of ALEXANDER YOUNG and CHRISTINA CAMERON are:
3. iii. JOHN(2) YOUNG, b. Abt. 1774, Meadowfoot, Drumclog
District, Avondale.; d. 12 Feb 1858, Meadowfoot, Drumclog
District, Avondale.
4. iv. JAMES YOUNG, b. Abt. 1775, Eaglesham, Renfrewshire
[record not found]; d. Abt. 1829, Alnwich, Northumberland,
England.
5. v. AGNES YOUNG, b. 30 April, 1776, Darvel, Ayrshire; d. 24
August, 1868, Topsham, Vermont.
6. vi. ANDREW YOUNG, b. Abt. 1779, Eaglesham, Renfrewshire
[record not found]; d. Abt. 1849, Loudoun Parish, Ayrshire.
7. vii. CHRISTINA YOUNG, b. Abt. 1780, Eaglesham, Renfrewshire
[record not found]; d. Aft. 1855, Drumlach, near Hamilton.
8. viii. HELEN YOUNG, b. Abt. 1785, Eaglesham, Renfrewshire [record
not found]; d. 12 Feb 1870, Greenfield, near Darvel, Ayrshire.
9. ix. HUGH YOUNG, b. Abt. 1788.
10. x. FRANCIS YOUNG , b. Abt. 1791, Meadowfoot, Darvel, Ayrshire;
d. 1 Dec 1846, At Glasgow Asylum for the Insane.
~ xi. MATTHEW YOUNG, b. Abt. 1795.

 

Generation 2

2.  JOHN(2) YOUNG (ALEXANDER1) was born Abt. 1774 in Meadowfoot, Drumclog District, Avondale, 
and died 12 Feb 1858 in Meadowfoot, Drumclog District, Avondale. He married MARGARET
Aft. 1795.


Children of JOHN YOUNG and MARGARET are:
~ i. ELIZABETH(3) YOUNG, b. Abt. 1800, Meadowfoot, Drumclog District, Avondale;
m. GAVIN PATTERSON, Abt. 1831, Meadowfoot, Drumclog District, Avondale,
Ayrshire, Scotland.
More About ELIZABETH YOUNG:
~ Fact 1: 1855, Home was Underhill, "Lanfern" i.e. Lanfine, Darvel.
More About GAVIN PATTERSON:
~ Fact 1: 1831, son of George of "Yont The Croft" just above Priestlands, brother to
Lord Alsten
~ ii. JANET YOUNG, b. Abt. 1800; m. JAMES DUNLOP, Abt. 1831, Meadowfoot, Drumclog
District, Avondale, Ayrshire, Scotland.
More About JAMES DUNLOP:
~ Fact 1: 1831, "of Ardoch Rigg" - marriage June, 1831.
~ iii. CHRISTINA YOUNG, b. Abt. 1800.
More About CHRISTINA YOUNG:
~ Fact 1: 1855, Was living at Parkiston [Parkerston]. No other data, nor married name.
~ iv. JEAN YOUNG, b. Abt. 1800.
~ v. MARGARET YOUNG, b. Abt. 1800.
~ vi. ALEXANDER YOUNG, b. Abt. 1800.
~ vii. MARION YOUNG, b. Abt. 1800.
~ viii. AGNES YOUNG, b. Abt. 1800.

3. JAMES(2) YOUNG (ALEXANDER[1]) was born Abt. 1775 in Eaglesham, Renfrewshire [record not found],
and died Abt. 1829 in Alnwich, Northumberland, England.

Children of JAMES YOUNG are:
9. i. ALEXANDER(3) YOUNG, b. Abt. 1805, Newcastle or Alnwick.
~ ii. JOHN YOUNG, b. Abt. 1807, Alnwick, Northumberland, England.

More About JOHN YOUNG:
~ Fact 1: 1824, Left college 1824, joined strolling players, "disastrous marriage."
~ Fact 2: 1849, Rescued by Uncle Hugh, grad. St. Andrews, taught from 1849.
~ Fact 3: Itinerant Wesleyan preacher for some years
~ Fact 4: 1855, Served as Mfgr's Rep and lived at Newcastle.

4. AGNES(2) YOUNG (ALEXANDER[1]) was born 30 Apr 1776 in Darvel, Ayrshire, and died 24 Aug 1868 in
Topsham, Vermont. She married ALEXANDER SHIELDS 17 July, 1814 in Galston, Ayrshire, son of
WILLIAM SHIELDS and JANET CONNELL.


***** SEE SHIELDS FAMILY PAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON *****
***** DESCENDANTS OF AGNES & ALEXANDER SHIELDS. *****

5. ANDREW(2) YOUNG (ALEXANDER[1]) was born Abt. 1779 in Eaglesham, Renfrewshire [record not found],
and died Abt. 1849 in Loudoun Parish, Ayrshire.

More About ANDREW YOUNG:
~ Fact 1: 1830, Farms at Carleith to 1832, then takes Roughizy where he stays til death.
Child of ANDREW YOUNG is:
~ i. ANDREW(3) YOUNG.

More About ANDREW YOUNG:
~ Fact 1: 1830, Leaves Carleith for Barnhill
~ Fact 2: 1831, Takes Wintocks
~ Fact 3: 1832, Returns briefly to Roughizy, then moves to Binbrock, Ontario
~ Fact 4: Aft. 1832, Stays through letters at Binbrock Gore District, Hamilton, on Lake Ontario.

6. CHRISTINA(2) YOUNG (ALEXANDER[1]) was born Abt. 1780 in Eaglesham, Renfrewshire [record
not found], and died Aft. 1855 in Drumlach, near Hamilton. She married JAMES HAMILTON
Abt. 1808 in Meadowfoot, Darvel, Ayrshire, son of WILLIAM HAMILTON and ANN GRANGER.

Children of CHRISTINA YOUNG and JAMES HAMILTON are:
~ i. CHRISTINA(3) HAMILTON, b. Abt. 1826, Avondale; d. Abt. 1849, Avondale.
~ ii. WILLIAM HAMILTON, b. Abt. 1816, Avondale; d. Abt. 1855, Avondale.

More About WILLIAM HAMILTON:
~ Fact 1: 1855, Letters state William was "always very delicate."

~ iii. JAMES HAMILTON, b. Abt. 1820, Avondale; d. Aft. 1855, Hamilton.
More About JAMES HAMILTON:
~ Fact 1: 1851, Referenced in 1851 as living w/ family 2 miles from Hamilton.
~ iv. ANN HAMILTON, b. Abt. 1818, Avondale; d. Abt. 1848, Avondale [from letters].
~ v. MRS. LANDIE HAMILTON, b. Abt. 1824, Avondale.

More About MRS. LANDIE HAMILTON:
~ Fact 1: Only referenced in letters as "Mrs. Landie"
~ Fact 2: Possibly is one of the other named daughters.

~ vi. HUGH HAMILTON, b. Abt. 1832, Avondale [from letters].
~ vii. JANET HAMILTON, b. Abt. 1822.
More About JANET HAMILTON:
~ Fact 1: Married - no other facts known. (could be Mrs. Landie)
~ viii. HELEN HAMILTON, b. Abt. 1826.
~ ix. JOHN HAMILTON, b. Abt. 1819.
More About JOHN HAMILTON:
~ Fact 1: referenced in 1851 as "Wright, Darvel."
~ x. ROBERT HAMILTON, b. Abt. 1821.
More About ROBERT HAMILTON:
~ Fact 1: 1851, Referenced in 1851 as "Wright, Chapelton."

7. HELEN(2) YOUNG (ALEXANDER[1]) was born Abt. 1785 in Eaglesham, Renfrewshire [record not
found], and died 12 Feb 1870 in Greenfield, near Darvel, Ayrshire. She married WILLIAM
HAMILTON 10 Dec 1803 in Avondale, son of WILLIAM HAMILTON and ANN GRANGER.

More About WILLIAM HAMILTON:
~ Fact 1: 1835, Lived at Hareshaw or Back Hareshaw, probably attached to Stobbieside mains.
~ Fact 2: 1845, At some point, they moved to Browncastle, a farm of some 800 acres higher up.
~ Fact 3: 1851, Moved to Kirkton, East Kilbride Parish.
~ Fact 4: Here they opened a grocery to benefit two minor grandchildren.
~ Fact 5: Much later, they moved back to Strathaven, but Helen died at Greenfield, Lanfine

Children of HELEN YOUNG and WILLIAM HAMILTON are:
10. i. ANN(3) HAMILTON, b. Abt. 1823, Hareshaw, Strathaven, Lanark.
~ ii. ROBERT HAMILTON, b. Abt. 1805, Hareshaw, Strathaven, Lanark; d. Abt. 1840,
Hareshaw, Strathaven, Lanark [letters].
~ iii. JOHN HAMILTON, b. Abt. 1821.
More About JOHN HAMILTON:
~ Fact 1: 1855, Referenced in 1855 at Back Hareshaw w/ 5 children.
~ iv. HUGH HAMILTON, b. Abt. 1809, Stobbieside, Avondale; d. 1833, Stobbieside,
Avondale [from letters].
11. v. WILLIAM HAMILTON, b. Abt. 1805, Stobbieside, Avondale; d. 10 Jun 1885,
Newhouses, Avondale, Ayrshire, Scotland.
~ vi. ALEXANDER HAMILTON, b. Abt. 1806.
More About ALEXANDER HAMILTON:
~ Fact 1: 1834, Moved to Brantford, Ontario, Canada. Had 6 Children.
12. vii. CHRISTINE HAMILTON, b. Abt. 1815, Stobbieside, Avondale; d. 10 Mar 1838,
Brantford, Ontario, Canada.

8. FRANCIS(2) YOUNG (ALEXANDER[1]) was born Abt. 1791 in Meadowfoot, Darvel, Ayrshire, and died
1 Dec 1846 at Glasgow Asylum for the Insane. He married JANET WOODBURN 3 Jul 1824 in Loudoun,
Ayrshire, daughter of HUGH WOODBURN and JANET SHIELDS.

Children of FRANCIS YOUNG and JANET WOODBURN are:
13. i. JANET(3) YOUNG, b. 26 Apr 1825.
14. ii. ALEXANDER YOUNG, b. Abt. 1826.
15. iii. CHRISTINA YOUNG, b. 04 Apr 1828.
16. iv. HUGH YOUNG, b. May 1832.
17. v. FRANCIS YOUNG, b. May 1835.
18. vi. WILLIAM S. YOUNG, b. 14 Apr 1837.
19. vii. MARION YOUNG, b. Jun 1840.
20. viii. JEAN YOUNG, b. Abt 1845.

Generation 3

9.  ALEXANDER(3) YOUNG (JAMES[2], ALEXANDER[1]) was born Abt. 1805 in Newcastle or Alnwick.  He 
married an ENGLISH LADY Abt. 1839 in Newcastle or Alnwick, England.

More About ALEXANDER YOUNG:
~ Fact 1: 1825, Student, St. Andrews College, Scotland.
~ Fact 2: For some years, was commercial traveller.
~ Fact 3: 1829, Jr. partner, mercer shop of Thos Jamieson, Newcastle.
~ Fact 4: 1831, Put legacy from father to purchase large farm, which he farmed for ten years.
~ Fact 5: 1833, Married an English lady.
~ Fact 6: 1843, After repeal of Corn Laws, sold farm, opened grocery store in Newcastle.
~ Fact 7: Aft. 1848, Settled at Alnwick.

Children of ALEXANDER YOUNG and the ENGLISH LADY are:
~ i. CHILD(4) YOUNG.
~ ii. CHILD YOUNG.
~ iii. CHILD YOUNG.

10. ANN(3) HAMILTON (HELEN[2] YOUNG, ALEXANDER[1]) was born Abt. 1823 in Hareshaw, Strathaven,
Lanark, Scotland. She married JAMES MAIR.

More About JAMES MAIR:
~ Fact 1: May have accompanied Alex Shields to Vermont in 1827. He returned soon after.

Child of ANN HAMILTON and JAMES MAIR is:
~ i. THOMAS(4) MAIR.

11. WILLIAM(3) HAMILTON (HELEN[2] YOUNG, ALEXANDER[1]) was born Abt. 1805 in Stobbieside, Avondale,
Ayrshire, Scotland, and died 10 June, 1885 in Newhouses, Avondale. He married AGNES PATE
2 Aug 1828 in Kilbride, daughter of JAMES PATE and AGNES CLELAND.

More About WILLIAM HAMILTON:
~ Fact 1: 1835, William started at Hareshaw, part of Stobbieside. Possibly as landowner.
~ Fact 2: 1840, Later moved w/father to Browncastle, further up the brae.
~ Fact 3: 1855, At Father's retirement, he possessed Browncastle.

Children of WILLIAM HAMILTON and AGNES PATE are:
~ i. WILLIAM(4) HAMILTON, b. 22 Mar 1829.
More About WILLIAM HAMILTON:
~ Fact 1: 1829, Baptism Date.

~ ii. AGNES HAMILTON, b. 18 Sep 1830.

More About AGNES HAMILTON:
~ Fact 1: 1830, Date Baptised.

~ iii. JAMES HAMILTON, b. 24 Jan 1832, Browncastle; m. ELIZABETH GEMMILL.

More About JAMES HAMILTON:
~ Fact 1: 1881, Found living at Woolford farm, Carnwath, near Edinburgh.

~ iv. ALEXANDER HAMILTON, b. Abt. 1836.
~ v. HELEN HAMILTON, b. Abt. 1838.
~ vi. SAMUEL HAMILTON, b. 13 Aug 1845.

12. CHRISTINE(3) HAMILTON (HELEN[2] YOUNG, ALEXANDER[1]) was born Abt. 1815 in Stobbieside,
Avondale, Ayrshire, Scotland, and died 10 Mar 1838 in Brantford, Ontario, Canada. She
married ???? RANKIN Abt. 1825 in Avondale, Ayrshire, Scotland.

Children of CHRISTINE HAMILTON and RANKIN are:
~ i. HELEN(4) RANKIN, b. Abt. 1829.
~ ii. BOY RANKIN, b. Abt. 1826.

13. JANET(3) YOUNG (FRANCIS[2], ALEXANDER[1])

14. ALEXANDER(3) YOUNG (FRANCIS[2], ALEXANDER[1])
15. CHRISTINA(3) YOUNG (FRANCIS[2], ALEXANDER[1])
16. HUGH(3) YOUNG (FRANCIS[2], ALEXANDER[1])
17. FRANCIS(3) YOUNG (FRANCIS[2], ALEXANDER[1])
18. WILLIAM(3) S. YOUNG (FRANCIS[2], ALEXANDER [1])

19. MARION(3) YOUNG (FRANCIS[2], ALEXANDER[1])

20. JEAN(3) YOUNG (FRANCIS[2], ALEXANDER [1])

Generation 4

Generation 5

Generation 6

Generation 7