McIlmine, John

Birth Name McIlmine, John
Birth Name McIlmune McElmun
Gender male


from LDS IGI OPR record M118892 for marriage of "Jane McIlmine" and "William McCrobert". The only other IGI record in Galloway is for "Johne McIlmine" who married Agnes Forsyth in 21 Nov 1668. This is quite a stretch of years tho, and "Haugh of Urr, Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland " is quite far away from Bladnoch south of Wigtown where Janet's father was located. Instead, christenings of Janet and Margaret in Kirkmichael (1697 & 1704), daughters of John McIlmine, and both married in Wigtown, suggest they came from Kirkmichael, Ayrshire. McIlmine/McIlmune's go back generations more in Kirkmichael.

An "Alexander McIlmyne" is in the Wigtown Hearth Tax of 1691 along with an "Alexander McRobert"

But, John was in Kirkmichael, Ayrshire, Scotland before 1700. The Ayrshire Hearth Tax List does not show a McIlmine/McIlmune there. but there are 2 in Maybole, others in Auchninch, Croftnook, and Drumshang. Kirkmichael is only 3 miles east of Maybole - the others quite far west.

In 1615, a Will was registered for one Johnne McIlmun in Cowgraine, parish of Roisnaith, county Glasgow.


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father McIlmine, John or Alexander?
         McIlmine, John


Family of McIlmine, John and Haney, Janet

Married Wife Haney, Janet ( * + ... )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 1668-11-21 Dumfries, Dumfries, Scotland Marriage of McIlmine, John and Forsyth, Agnes  

In Janet's marriage to William McCrobert her father is described:
"25 Mar 1721 William McRobert son to Thomas McRobert in Ballaird Kirkinner and Jane McIlmine lawful daughter to John McIlmine in Boathouse of Bladnock in Wigtown intimate their desire of Marriage and after orderly Proc. was Married here on 25th March 1721"
-> Bladnoch is a small village on the river southwest of Wigtown.

A Janet McIlmune d/o John in 1697:
Christening Date 7 Feb 1697
Christening Place Kirkmichael, Ayrshire, Scotland
(41 miles north of Wigtown)
, and another daughter:
Margaret McIlmune
Christening Date 29 Nov 1704
Christening Place Kirkmichael, Ayrshire, Scotland
==> Margaret married John Wither in 4 Jan 1730, also in Wigtown, so probably the same family. 5 months later (same page of Wigtown marriages), "Wills Milmine in this parish & Elizabeth McSkimmin in Kirkinner" Jun 7 1730.
Additionally, probably a son:
Thomas McIlmune Christening Date 29 May 1709 Christening Place Kirkmichael, Ayrshire, Scotland Father: John McIlmune
==> a Thomas McIlmine later appears in Whithorn.
possible sons:
James McIlmun Christening 8 April 1694 Kirkmichael, Ayrshire father: John McIlmun
John McIlmun Christening 20 Mar 1715 Kirkmichael, Ayrshire born: 14 Mar 1715 Father: John McIlmun

John McIlmune of Kirkmichael married Isobel Logan in 3 Aug 1699 which might mean Janet and Margaret had different mothers.
John McIlmune of Kirkmichael married Margaret Orr on 15 Jan 1702.

The McIlmine name goes back much further in Kirkmichael. This could be a sister who he named his daughter after -
John Rinnie married Janet McIlmune 31 Aug 1699 Kirkmichael, Ayrshire.
James McIlmun married Bessie Mactouther 6 Apr 1654 Kirkmichael, Ayrshire
Marion McIlmunne baptised 25 Feb 1651 Kirkmichael, Ayrshire father: Johne McIlmunne
Marion McIlmunne baptised 27 Jan 1650 Kirkmichael, Ayrshire Father: Thomas McIlmunne

Another John McIlmyne in Mains, Whithorn 1684. This list shows families and includes everyone above age 12:
John McilMyne, husband
Janet Haney, wife
Janet and Issobell McilMyns, daughters
On the same farm:
Patrick Mcil Myn, husband
Agnes McMaster, wife
Janet McilMyn, daughter
, and another on "Broughtowne Wall" (7 miles south of Bladnoch)
Hugh Mcil Myn, h.
Jane White, w.
Janet Mcil Myn, d.
Elizabeth White, sv.
Mains Farm was just south of Whithorn town, about 10 miles south of Bladnoch. Could this be Janet McIlmine, wife of Thomas McCrobert, who had Janet in 1704?



Name Birth Date Death Date
McIlmine, Janet1697-02-07
McIlmine, Margaret1704-11-29
McIlmine, Thomas1709-05-29