Family CrestWhere does the name come from, well the first record of the name Gilmour apparently appears around 1100 AD in Ayrshire, in the Scottish Borders. 

There is a little debate on the meaning of the name. It is possibly derived from the Gaelic Gille Moire, meaning follower or devotee of Mary.  The prefix Gille, meaning ‘servant/devotee’ in the Middle Ages was normally added as a mark of respect to people who had been given names relating to a particular saint and Mary, being the Mother of God, is considered first among the saints.

However it is also mentioned in company with Gillander the Great Chief of Cumberland around 1140 and Gilmour/re his son perhaps means “Gill the Big”.   To date I have not found conclusive evidence of why it means Gill the Big so we keep looking, although I must say I prefer the Gille Moire version, it somehow seems more credible. So until such time as I find anything that disputes that, this is what we will go with.

The fact that there are a multitude of spellings, Gilmour, Gilmore, Gillmoore, Gilmoure, Gilmoor, etc… shows up in many family lines and there is evidence of it changing even from Father to Son as many times it would have been recorded phonetically.  So it is no surprise to see all types of spellings making their way into family lines. 

The Gilmours belong to the clan Morrison of the Isle of Lewis. The name Morrison also is derived from ‘Mac Ghille Mhuire’ translated meaning son of a follower of Mary.  Again giving credence to the Gille Moire origin.  View the Scotsclans website for a bit of history of the Clan and an example of its tartan.

Perhaps the most famous residence of the Gilmour family was Craigmillar Castle in South Edinburgh.  A former residence of Mary Queen of Scots. Click here for a castle tour  Unfortunately the Gilmours left Craigmillar in the early 1700s and left it for ruin and moved into Inch House in the newly named Gilmerton borough of Edinburgh.  They did do the decent thing in 1946 and handed Craigmillar over to the nation.

253 Responses to “Gilmour”

  1. stephen h Gilmore Says:

    i was looking for my tarten for a wedding and found this web site which i found to be verry helpful& a great help with tracing family history

    many thanks

  2. Gilmour Morrison Says:

    Thanks for this web site. I guess I am about as “Morrison” as they come! There is a lot written about the Morrison clan, and many web sites devoted to the clan, but I wanted a little more on Gilmour History and this has been helpful…

    Thanks again

    • Gilmour Morrison Says:

      Hi this is really great to know there is another Gilmour Morrison……I thought I was unique !

      Do get in touch, we may share same relatives.

      GM

  3. Wendy Gilmour Says:

    Thought I’d add my name to this family tree. We live in Toronto, Canada now but my father is from Edinburgh.

  4. Robert Gilmour Says:

    im happy to have some history to my name but is it a prodestant or catholic name does anyone no

  5. David R GIlmour Says:

    just like to put my name here and let people know i am intrested in any information on the full back ground of the gilmour name
    i am from the campbellford/peterborough area .. i know i have family from the kingston area but not sure who


    • Hallo David,
      Try http://www.house of names.com im sure you will find that the Gilmour Clan has a Coat of Arms and is a Sept of the Morrison Clan,the Gilmour`s can be trased back to the 11AD, In the 1200,The Gilmours were known to have a Castle just outside the Scottish Capital Edinburgh, “Craig Millar” Castle, it is a ruin now but it is open to the public. “Mary” Queen `O` Scots, was known to have presided there with Lord Darnley. Hope this has been of help to you.


      • my fathers family lived in stevenston ayrshire and also greenock

      • Jeannette Newcomb O'Neill Says:

        Hello…According to Ancestry.com The Reverend Walter Little Gilmore was my 3rd great grandfather. I am really exited to find this information. I’d love to have further info and/or photos if anyone has them. Thanks

    • Brooke Gilmour Says:

      Hi David,

      I am a GIlmour from Kingston….could we be related?

      Brooke

  6. "Tex" Ivan K. Gilmore Says:

    I am of the lineage of Gilmores that the town of Gilmore, Ohio is named after, in Tuscarawas County (birthplace of Cy Young). They were Scots-Irish when they cam to America in 1783 and were Catholic but soon became Protestant after thier arrival. The Gilmore / Gilmour name is of ancient origin and means “Good Servant of Mary” The origins of the Gilmores are on Phabbay Island in the Sound of Harris and are of Norse origin. I have traced my roots back to the Island of Mull just prior to the Protestant Reformation and the mass migration to Ireland. Hope this helps some one else out. PS – I am a life member of Clan Morrison

    • Beth Says:

      I spell my gilmore name the same…. my ancestor came over supposedly in the early 1770s from Ireland….I am not sure of his name…. this was all word of mouth throught the family… most all the gilmore decendants live in Missouri except for my dad who came out to Oregon…
      Do you have any suggestions of sources that I could tap into to find my relative….? its been hard cause of all the records lost here in the states and in Ireland…..thanks

      • amy sickles Says:

        My family came to tillamook Oregon. Names were James gilmore Jr. And Mary mcfalls.

      • Tianay Says:

        I am from Missouri and have a john Gillmore in my family line from ? __ 1728 .buried in High bridge church,natural bridge ,Va

    • Eric Gilmore Says:

      Awesome, I am a Gilmore also and have lived in Ohio my whole life and never knew Gilmore, Ohio existed. I too have tried tracing my heritage but have found that the use of the Gilmore/Gilmour name is very fragmented and hard to trace accurately.

  7. Justin Davith Gilmour Says:

    It is interesting to see how many of us are anxious to know of out past, I am a member of this bloodline that was actually told to me to be of desendent blood of Erik the Black… don’t exactly know why I was told that but nonetheless I feel it is important to know if there is anyone who might know what the “coat of arms ” looks like and if someone could direct me to a picture of it. What I have seen so far is nothing like the book that was handed down the male generations in my family so I may be mistaken in believing that the family story I have come to know is actually mis-spelled or perhaps not what was told to me at all. I do recall stories about the “Morrison Clan” and how they were infact of relation to the Gilmour family but I don’t know why or when this took place. Awesome to know thatGilmerton borough of Edinburgh was named after the Gilmour family though.

  8. DooniaHak Says:

    Hello

    As newly registered user i just want to say hi to everyone else who uses this bbs B-)

  9. Kellideah Says:

    Hey forum!

    I’m a newbie here.

    So i’d like to know if someone of you or your frineds was fired because of a financial crisis?

  10. Andrea Says:

    I just received “The Scottish Clans and their Tartans” as a gift for my 30th birthday and cannot find the Morrison Clan or Mac Guille Mhuire in the book at all. Was their another name for the clan that I don’t know about?

  11. Craig Gilmour Says:

    yey just had to add my name to the family tree

  12. William Gilmour Says:

    Hello all my fellow clansmen (and women :-) )
    It is great to see there are so many of us. Did you know we have the choice of three great tartans, Ancient, modern and hunting. I am not so keen on the modern but had a kilt made about 15 years ago in the ancient. Looks great, shame it has shrunk in the wash ( or maybe my waistline has expanded)
    Please keep up the history searches. It would be great to know if anyone has traced the Morrisons/Gilmour’s to the Scandanavian countries?

  13. Jacob Russell Gilmour Says:

    Hi im from Ogdensburg(Black Lake), NY USA

    • Theresa Gilmour Cardona Says:

      Hello Jacob,
      I too am originally from Ogdensburg, but left there when my parents decided to move to Corpus Christi, TX. I’m wondering if we’re not related somehow. My uncles were named Carl and John, but I know John had no children. Would be nice to know!

  14. Norah Gilmour Says:

    Hi All Just adding my name here I’m from Edinburgh but my Gilmour family originally came from Fife then Perth

    • Deborah Says:

      I know this was a long time ago, but contact me if you might have an Anne Gilmour in your tree born around 1800 give or take 10 years because of the mixup in dates in the census. She died in Midlothian. Married Daniel Gibson.

      • Norah (Gilmour) Mason Says:

        Only Anne I have b.1778 in Auchtermuchty Fife think she may have married 1800 Strathmiglo to James Christie

    • MarieC Says:

      I am an Australian descendant of Ann Gilmour (aka Gilmer) born in 1778 in Auchtermuchty, Fife, Scotland, who married James Christie in 1800 in nearby Strathmiglo, Fife. They had 7 children that I know of and were great grandparents of John McCrae, a Canadian descendant who wrote the WWI poem ‘In Flanders Fields’. I’d be pleased to make contact with anyone researching this family. I have a large amount of information about the Christies (who owned Pitgorno estate in Strathmiglo for about 150 years), but almost nothing about the Gilmours. My email is mcravenmusic (at) gmail (dot) com

    • MarieC Says:

      Hi Norah. Thanks for responding to my comment. I have sent my email address to your Facebook page (will be in your ‘other’ mailbox I think). That might be best way to get in direct contact. Cheers from Australia! Marie


  15. Hello, Gilmour family. I’m Mary A. Gilmour. My great grandfather came to New Bedford, Massachusetts, U.S.A. in 1887. James Gilmour mar 1855 – 26 apr 1929, born in Armaugh, northern Ireland. I”m looking for information before he came to U.S.A. Thanks

  16. Shaelyn Sandoval Says:

    Greetings, from Las Vegas, NV
    I’m related to the Richard & Christine Gilmore family born in Farnham, Canada and relocated to Newbedford Massachusetts.. My Great Grandfather was Patrick Gilmore born 7-2-1891. Looking for information on our family tree.

  17. Frederic Gilmour Says:

    Anyone know of a K P Gilmour who died in Hong Kong in 1999? I don’t know his occupation nor the day or the month of his death that year, so all clues gratefully received.
    Thanks.

  18. PETER GILMOUR Says:

    CHECKED THIS OUT FOR MY DAUGHTERS SCHOOL PROJECT ON FAMILY CLANS KNEW A LITTLE BUT THIS SITE HAS EXPLAINED A FEW THINGS THANK STAY IN KIRKCALDY FIFE RIGHT NOW FAMILY FROM EAST WEMYSS FIFE BEFORE THAT FROM ROUND ABOUT EDINBURGH

  19. Garth Hamilton Gilmour Says:

    My father, Norman Hamilton, was one of seven and born in Invercargill, New Zealand. All his siblings were born in Scotland and he died leaving no clue to the family history.

    If anyone knows how Gilmours from either the Morrison or Murray clans made it down here, I’d love to hear from them.

    • Royston Kinross Gilmour Says:

      I know an Alan Gilmour traveled to Australia on the SS Great Britain from Liverpool to Melbourne,21/8/1952 with him his wife M and child M.He was a sheep farmer.And i think his mother followed in 25/7/1865 she was 75.My grandfather Robert Gilmour was a Glaswegan.And had told me his relation had emigrated.Refer to Is yours an SS Great Britain family.by Adrian Ball,hope this may be of help,Roy G

  20. Sarah Gilmour Says:

    Hello Gilmours :)

    I’d love to do some research into my family history. I know the Gilmours in my family came from the Glasgow area of Scotland, although I was born in Nottinghamshire.


    • I am also looking for my tartan.My fathers name was Gavin Gilmour Letham. Any advice would be most welcome.

    • joegilmour Says:

      hi sarah,icome from gilmours in glasgow,all my gilmour side are from the plantation area of glasgow,the earliest i have traced back is 1820s,genes reunited and this site are very useful


  21. My grandfather was from Glasgow ,he was Robert Gilmour,came to Worcester England with his Firm Alley and Mclelland who he was a foreman.

  22. Ross John Gilmour Says:

    My father, Gary, was from Glasgow. He came to Australia in the early fifties and joined the Australian Army. He had a brother John.
    He married my mum Norma Helen Sleswick and my siblings are Drew and Louise.
    We grew up in Melbourne, Victoria.

  23. Pauline Gilmour Says:

    Wow, this is so interesting. My Dad had always told me that his family originated from the Isle of Lewis. There are a lot of names here that are familiar. My Dad was James Robertson Gilmour (born in Canada). His Dad (James also) was the son of William Gilmour and Margaret (Nee Robertson). They were from Stirling, but originally from Lewis. Jane Fife was another familiar name.

    • david Says:

      My grandfather named David Gilmour whom I am named after was from Stirling Scotland came to Canada around 1910 and had from Elizabeth Fielding two sons Willard, Lloyd and 2 daughters Patricia and Joan.Joan became a Douglas bearing two boys Michael,Greg. Pat became a Costello bearing William,Steve,Paul,Romona and Camile. .Lloyd married Trudy Kilner bearing Pam,Elizabeth,Richard. Willard married Dawahra Kumara[cloud] bearing Vivian,Dana and me David.

      • Tom Henry Says:

        David, do you know the date of birth of your grandfather? Or better still, your great-grandfather? Pauline Gilmour in this thread mentions that her (and my) great grandfather was William Gilmour of Stirling. William had 8 siblings. William’s death in 1888 was witnessed by his brother, David Gilmour, of 32 Queen Street in Stirling. Could that be your great-grandfather? Do you know where your grandfather went in Canada when he arrived?

      • Kerry Parker Says:

        David, you and I are cousins. Your grandfather David Gilmour and my grandfather John Rodger Gilmour were brothers. In fact, they looked so much alike my mother, Olive and my Aunty Joan used to get them mixed up as children. I probably met you many years ago when I came from Nanaimo with Uncle Lloyd, Aunty Joan and my Mum to a party for Willard (birthday? anniversary?) I have a great deal of history on your grandfathers siblings, parents, etc and would love to share with you. Sincerely, Kerry Parker

  24. Doug McNaughton Says:

    Hi:
    Looking for any information on Helen Gilmour who married James Fernie and raised their family in the Strathmiglo area of Scotland. Helen died at 67 on April 5th 1861 in Dysart. Her parents were Robert and Agnes Gilmour and her maiden name was Shurger.
    Helen was my gr gr grandmother.
    Thanks
    Doug Mc Naughton, Stratford Ontario, Canada.

    • Stacy Jensen Says:

      Doug, could you please contact me about the Fernie/Gilmour lines from Scotland? I would really appreciated it.

    • Deb Adams Says:

      Doug, Agnes Noble married Robert Gilmore. Their daughter, Anna Elizabeth Gilmore married first Nelson Maxfield. After his death, she married William Freer-my GGF. I have lots of info if you are still searching.

  25. Nerida Rutledge Says:

    Looking for any descendants of John Miller Gilmour b 1816 Alloa Scotland & went to South Australia in 1839, settling at Mt Pleasant, SA.

    • Bob Gilmour Says:

      It looks like I’d be one. I was just sent an outline of the J M Gilmour line from Mt Pleasant onwards in Australia. I currently live in far north Queensland, Au.

      • Nerida Rutledge Says:

        Please do email me- I think it’s the Wheaton/Gilmour doc that I have been emailing around all the relatives!

  26. Carol Hogg Says:

    Hi Gilmour`s I am doing my roots search, & I am looking for a connection between the Gilmour`s & the Hogg`s in Northern Ireland, or Scotland, as my Uncle was William Gilmour Hogg, born 1909 in Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland. If anyone can help, I would appreciate it. Carol Hogg

    • Lesley Gilmour Says:

      Probably not the connection you are looking for but I just read this on Wikipedia:

      “Gilmour was the son of stockbroker Lieutenant Colonel Sir John Gilmour, 2nd Baronet, and his wife, Victoria, a granddaughter of the 5th Earl of Cadogan. His parents divorced in 1929, and his father married Mary, the eldest daughter of the 3rd Duke of Abercorn. The family had land in Scotland and he inherited a substantial estate and shares in Meux’s Brewery from his grandfather, Admiral of the Fleet, the Hon. Sir Hedworth Meux.[1]
      They lived in the grounds of Syon Park in London, with a house in Tuscany. He was educated at Eton College and read history at Balliol College, Oxford.
      He served with the Grenadier Guards from 1944 to 1947. He was called to the bar at Inner Temple in 1952 and was a tenant in the chambers of Quintin Hogg for two years.”

    • Rewa Gilmour Burton Says:

      Hi Carol, I am a Gilmour and my ancestors are from N. Ireland. There is a Hogg in our tree. My gg grandfather was Rev. John Gilmour and his daughter Dorthea married a James Hogg. It doesn’t show what their children’s names were. Dorthea was born Dec 1, 1876 & died July 19, 1952.

      • Derek Torrens Says:

        My Great Great Grandmother was a Elizabeth Gilmore who married a Henderson and then married Samuel Torrens after her first husband died, I have a strong conection with both Gilmores andd Hoggs, Gilmore/Gilmour is a very popular name in the Aghadowey, Garvagh and Kilrea districts in the Bann Valley area.

  27. Nelson Blake Gilmour Says:

    Hi all, I’m from Albany, western Australia. My dads name is craig Gilmour and my grandfathers name is David Gilmour. ive traced my family back to a William Gilmour (who married margaret). They were both born in Ireland ca.1815. The trail stops there I’m afraid. Any gilmours in Australia please comment if any names ring a bell. Other names of interest are Robert Gilmour who married margaret mcewan. I’ve heard that my relatives were from the ayreshire region of Scotland, Ireland and possibly England. Any help greatly appreciated! :)


  28. Hallo, I am Kenneth Gilmour, i come from a large family of Gilmour`s, from Ecclefechan, Dumfriesshire Scotland, My father was William George Gilmour, he was maride to my mother Hilda Gilmour(maden name Dickson).
    My father had 5 brothers and 1 sister, they are all deseased now. Matthew,David,Joe,Jock,Jimmy and Nellie. It would be nice to trace back my family lineage. i live in Cumbria England but frequent my homeland often.

    • Joe Gilmour Says:

      Hi Kenneth, Your father, William, is the brother of my grandfather, Joe which makes him my grand-uncle. That makes you my first cousin once removed. According to my research there were in fact 7 brothers and 2 sisters. The list is as follows :-
      1902 – John Mason Gilmour (Jock).
      1904 – Ellen Copland Gilmour (Nellie).
      1906 – Tamar Earl Gilmour.
      1908 – William George Gilmour.
      1910 – Joseph Mason Gilmour (Joe).
      1912 – James Gordon Gilmour (Jimmy).
      1914 – Henry Mason Gilmour (Harry).
      1917 – David Christie Gilmour.
      1920 – Matthew Gilmour.
      I have in my possession the only known picture of the surviving siblings that was taken at a family wedding.
      Their father, John Copland Gilmour, was killed in Ecclefechan on xmas eve 1936 by a motorist between Ibrak Farm and Cressfield Hotel. Their mother was Mary Ann Earl Mason.
      I have been doing my family tree for a number of years now and would be more than happy to provide you with any info you need for your reasearch. I have at the moment over 4000 ancestors on my tree.

      Regards…… Joe Gilmour

      • Brian Merrick Hughes Says:

        Hi,
        have been following up on family history having been mithered by the kids about scottish herritage, my mother is Margret Helen Hughes (nee. Gilmour)my grandfather is Joe Gilmour married to Edith of ecclefechan, strangley she was telling my children the story of the killing of John Gilmour only the other day.
        Sadly the intrest in the historyhas come about following the death of my uncle ‘Jack’ john Gilmour – I am hoping that my cousin Keith can supply moor details of the family as he has been drawing up a tree

      • Joe Gilmour Says:

        Hi Brian, Nice to hear from you. Your mum is my aunt. I think I last met you at Alans funeral. The tree you refer to isnt the persons you state. It is an old tree constructed by my younger brother Iain and given to my parents many years ago. Iain has been doing his tree for about 20 years and I have been doing mine for about 10. We share info when required. I would give the person you named a bit of a wide berth. If you need any help regarding trees I would be happy to help you. Between Iain and I we have thousands of birth, death and marriage certificates and would be happy to supply these for you.

        Regards……. Joe Gilmour

      • Deborah Says:

        Do you have any Anne Gilmour daughters in your family tree? I cannot find any connection to any parents or siblings. She married Daniel Gibson in Govan Parish, 1833 they lived in Midlothian, until she died in 1845. DOB is conflicting as the 1841 census says 1811 and her death record may make her dob as 1802 You can email me at montana_dreams@bresnan.net

      • joe gilmour Says:

        hi to all at tha gilmour clan,just to let you know, i am joe gilmour too,my dad was joe gilmour too and came from the plantation district of glasgow born in 1938,i grew up in pollok and was born in 1965,i am researching my family tree and have found this site very interesting.

      • Lindsay Mahood Says:

        Hi I’m lindsay Mahood my Papa was Matthew Gilmour, my mother Betty McGeorge (nee Gilmour) so I guess we are cousin
        I would love to learn more about this side of the family. Any Information would be gratefully revived.

    • Joe Says:

      Kenneth, I seem to recall, somewhat vaguely of a Kenneth Gilmour in the papers late 60’s or early 70’s. I cant remember what it was about. Was this you and, if so, can you refresh my memory of what it was all about ?.

      Joe

  29. Bruce Loyal Nordhausen Says:

    My mother was a Gilmour. Didn’t know much where my first name came from. I asked my uncle right before he passed, where “Bruce” came from? He responded that my grandfather Loyal Gilmour used to say “never forget you are a Gilmour from the house of Bruce.” Grandfather was more that fond of the drink. Kinda ran in the family. Now I understand it is a sept of the Morrison Clan. No real disappointment there. At least I have the connection and history correct for my daughter.

    Pax vobiscum

    • K Muir Says:

      Its interesting that you say the Gilmours are from the house of Bruce because I have traced my family lineage and found an Elizabeth Gilmour/Gilmuir/Gilmore etc married to a Norman Bruce in 1687 (Edinburgh). I’ve found out that Gilmuirs were catholics and then dropped the gil when they became protestant or presbyterian.
      Also to note that muir is probably the most variously spelt surname with perhaps 20-30 different spellings. Also to mention that the families bruce, stuart and muir used to marry into each others families quite alot since they were of noble and royal origins. Also muir means depending on what language its interpretated from; mary, sea, great, famous or reknowned etc…
      I have a book by alexander moir and it mentions that muir is even sometimes spelt as morrison.
      Hope I’ve been helpful to all concerned about your clan history. If you have any questions then feel free to get in contact.

  30. Clifford Wicks Says:

    Hi

    My mothers maiden name was Theresa Gilmour. She came from Auchinleck, Ayreshire, married an Englishman (although one descended on his mothers side directly from Rob Roy McGregor!) and they moved to New Zealand. My Grandfather’s name was Samuel Gilmour. He was a coal miner. My Grandmother’s maiden name was Elizabeth Scott.

    • E Torrance Says:

      Hi, I knew your mother …I was at her wedding…Tessa I knew her as…I come from Auchinleck my name is Elizabeth Gilmour…your grandfather Samuel was my dad’s half uncle…you mother’s sister Mary is still living in Auchinleck…and if I remember correctly…another sister Cathy..


      • Hello! Thank you for replying. Mum and dad had four boys and one girl. I was lucky enough to have Aunty Mary at my wedding in 1986, which is also the last time she saw mum, who died later that year. I have wonderful memories of her and Granny Gilmour coming to NZ in the late 60’s. We have kept in touch with Mary (not frequently enough) but always at Christmas. Yes, there were three sisters, Cathy, Mary and Theresa (She was Tessa in Scotland but I grew up with her being called Tess.)Our eldest’s middle name is Therase, after her, and her daughter’s middle name is Scott, after Granny, who was Elizabeth Scott before marrying Grandad Gilmour. We used to watch a coloured film of dad and mum’s wedding – Small world!

      • ELIZABETH TORRANCE Says:

        HI, it certainly is a small world…and the internet’s a great place for meeting family members. My dad was Tam Gilmour as was his dad too, I’m researching my family tree…and it’s been so interesting finding out about all the ancestors…nice to hear from you…Elizabeth


  31. Hello There,

    My Family has Gilmour on the male side and from what I know the Gilmours were originally French Hugonauts that made their way to Scotland where they made their home in app. 1100 A.D. My gr gr Grandfather’s first name escapes me but him (a Gilmour) and his 12 or so siblings moved to the Ontario (?) area in the mid 1800s from Tullylish. From there MY gr grandfather Samuel Gilmour moved to Western Canada (as it was known then) and his son John (“Jack”) was born in Seattle. I am 3rd generation Seattle born Gilmour living in Portland, OR. Heard some time ago that the Gilmour tartan is shared with Morrison and have enjoyed claiming the “Ancient” one to others (since I like the colors a lot). More importantly possibly to readers of this forum is that when my mother & father were newlyweds in Germany during Vietnam they had a double family Crest hand painted in Germany. It vanished after my parents divorced but I remember the details of the Gilmour Crest FAIRLY well. My mother’s family name was Whittington: much red, silver & boring- SO English… the Gilmour one how ever had a shield in four parts with green & silver squares and a line running from top right to bottom left in Green edged in silver. the silver spaces each had three green shamrocks on them & the green spaces each had a green and white diamond pattern running across them on them… I don’t recall what was on the stripe but believe it may have actually had 3, 4 or 5 doves or lutes across it at the top was a silver helmet with a hand and quill on top and the ribbon was in green… I was a little kid when I last saw it. From what I learned on House of Names the only components of a Family Crest that carry on through the generations are the colors & the icons. Everything else is up for grabs ESPECIALLY the way it is put together (i.e.placement, chevron or stripe, etc). HOWEVER, any coat of arms I’ve ever seen for Gilmour had no green in it… Because of what I saw in my home as a child- until I see one like that, i don’t buy it. I may just have to make one myself.

    • Heidi Says:

      Looking for info. on the Gilmour family that lived around Brant, Canda in the 1930’s. James Morrison Gilmour born in brant in 1939 son of Andrew Campbell Gilmour & Catherine Leitch. Any connections??

  32. Jessica gilmour Says:

    Hi i would love to find out about my family history All i know is my Grandad Harold Gilmour, His wife Elizabeth Wilson there 4 children my father Robert. H. Gilmour, Kenneth Gilmour, Jackie Gilmour and Walter Gilmour arrived in New Zealand Roughly 43years ago on a boat and i think they came from edinburgh.
    Please if anyone knows anything i would love to hear from you.

    • wally gilmour Says:

      Hi Jessica, Hope I am your Grandad, That is my family you are talking about,except that I am Walter Kennedy Gilmour, not Harold Gilmour. My son, your father is Robert Harold Kennedy,
      brother Kenneth Andrew Wilson,&deceased the eldest Walter Alexander Gordon& my daughter Jacqueline Maria Mackenzie Gilmour. Jackie I am sure you know is in Australia.
      Would be great to be in touch with you, I live in Hamilton & understand you worked here.
      ,

  33. Jessica gilmour Says:

    any information would be greatley appreciated thank you

  34. garth gilmour Says:

    hi all you Gilmours ,starting to search the family history here in ohio USA ,from what i here both the sides of my grandparents came down from canada .the gilmours and the davis ,davies and any help would be great,im gonna go check out gilmore ohio did not no it was there until i saw this page .

    • Heidi Says:

      Hello, I am researching my gg grandmother who was Mary Ann Gilmour born in Quebec, 1871, her family moved to USA then on to western Canada. In your research does her name surface?? Thanks, Heidi

  35. Megan S Hamilton Gilmour Says:

    Hi, i always thought Gilmour was Irish glad to hear its scottish!

    • Lesley Gilmour Says:

      It is my understanding that a lot of the Gilmours emigrated to Ireland in the 1700s, and then many left Ireland during the Potato Famine.
      I can’t remember all the details but I learnt this while I was visiting Ireland a couple of years back.

      • johngilmour Says:

        hi, megan i have just started to look into the name gilmour,im also glad to here its scottish, i was told years ago it was irish and im coming 65 years of age,from ayrshire i live in darvel birthplace of sir alexander scott. nice to here coments on here very interesting.

  36. Patti Matzke Says:

    Thank you for the valuable information on the Gilmour Family.
    I am researching Jean Gilmour, b. 1825 in Carmunnock, to Matthew Gilmour and Janet Napier.
    Would appreciate any insight.

  37. Kathrine Keselowsky Says:

    Looking for connection to Campbell and Gilmour/Gilmor/Gilmer
    My grandparents were Hugh Linwood Campbell (b Sept 2 1878 in Girvan) maried to Jane(Jean)Hunter Gilmer (b 0g Aug 1886 in Gatehead, Ayrshire). They were married in Kilbirne, Ayrshire. They came to Canada around 1909 My mother was born in Girvan, Scotland
    Also if conntected to the Hunter clan. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

  38. Mark Gilmour Says:

    Thank you to all who have posted comments on this page, please continue to do so as it is interesting to keep up with.

    I am hoping to add more to the name origin as I find more out.

    Thanks for visiting

    Mark

  39. Shelley Gilmour-Rankin Says:

    I have been trying to trace my ancestor, John Cullin Gilmour back to Scotland. He married Genevieve Audry in Montreal in 1811. I haven’t been able to find his parents names and where he was from in Scotland. John and Genevieve had a son, Pierre Cullin, and a daughter, Caroline. All of the descendants lived in Quebec and were all French speaking. My gg grandfather, Joseph Georges Gilmour (married Aldygonde Dallaire) settled in Coaticook, Quebec. Any information from other descendants would be greatly appreciated. I have researched extensively and would love to share what information I have.

    • michelle lockman Says:

      hi Shelley,
      I,ve been trying to find info about William Gilmour, brother of Joseph Georges, your gg grandfather; did he have descendants?

      • Shelley Gilmour-Rankin Says:

        Hi Michelle,

        Thanks for getting in touch with me. Are you descended from this line? Since this post I’ve discovered who John Cullin Gilmour’s parents and siblings were. Also, I’ve connected with cousins descended from Georges and Aldygonde through their son Edouard and have more info on Coaticook. I’ve been also researching Joseph George’s siblings – children of Pierre Gilmour and Angelique Lacombe. Are you talking about William George Gilmour born 1854 – married Marie Celina Dumas in Montreal in 1882? I haven’t yet found their children, but I have discovered a death certificate for William George Gilmour, but can’t be absolutely sure it is him yet. Please email me with more information at rshelley@sasktel.net I have some documents I can send you.

  40. Warren Says:

    I’ve traced my Gilmore family from Paisley, Scotland to Colerain, Ireland to the US. Just wondering if anyone has a similar path.

    • Patti Says:

      we have the same path My Great Grandmothers Family back to James Gilmore born 1642 in Paisley he died in 1700 in Boston Ma.

    • Anthony Gilmour Says:

      I also have traced my family to Paisley, Scotland. My grandfather’s name is James (Jim) Gilmour born in 1912. He relocated to Morristown, New York. He told me he had a brother in the Buffalo, N.Y. area. He married Flora M. and they had a son who is my father by the name James Douglas Gilmour. He was born in 1940 and passed away in 1973, I never got to find out much about him. He did serve in the U.S. Army. I would really like to know more about the Gilmour family so please feel free to contact me.

      • Patti Says:

        some of the Gilmores in my line went to Virginia and were in the Massacre . The farthest back on the tree so far is James GILMORE
        Born: 1643 – Paisley, Renfrewshire, , Scotland
        Marr: –
        Died: 1700 – Boston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
        Other Spouses:

      • Pearl Grey Says:

        Hi, Im looking for information about Elizabeth Gilmour, married to Thomas Brown in the late 1770’s/ early 1880’s. They had a daughter called Agnes Brown, born about 1806 in Paisley. This Agnes Brown is the wife of my grandfather’s grandfather’s father. If anyone has info about this Elizabeth Gilmour and her family I would be delighted to hear from you. email: pearlgrey1960@gmail.com

    • Josephine Says:

      My family is from the same branch as well. My grandfather, James Gilmore, grew up in the Wrentham, Mass (greater Boston) area, and descends from the James Gilmore born in Paisley.
      I am fascinated from the various threads here how many James and Williams continue to show up!

    • Matthew Gilmore Says:

      My Gilmore bloodline also comes from Paisley, Scotland. They left Scotland around 1660 to head to Ireland. Back then I believe the named was spelled Gillmor or Gilmor. They left Ireland and headed to America on 1700. They where in the revolutionary war, and said to cross the Delaware with Washington. They were major players in the in the Shovel industry and Hinge making owning their own factory after marrying a Ames. I have records saying they defended the Earl of Argyle in 1500 something and related to a Admiral Gilmore/Gillmor, which I’m still researching. Its also folklore that we are from Danish viking descent, and were called Killmor, which I think is a bit exaggerated. I have been trying to find a clan where my family came from for ever. I was leaning to that they are related to the Morrisons, but I got no proof of that. If anyone has any info that can back up any of these stories, or add to them I would be greatly thankful.

  41. Mary Ball Says:

    My Father was Reverend William Gilmour and he was born in Ogagh, N. Ireland. He served in Vimy Ridge as a Captain in the first world war. I have been trying to find out if he was a Chaplain while overseas. He came home from the war and my family moved from Vancouver, B.C. Canada to Wellington New Zealand. He died at age 60 when I was just 9 years old. One of his sister’s was married to a Mr. Hogg. Any information anyone has would be appreciated.
    Mary Ball.

    • David MacKay Says:

      Dear Mary Ball:
      I am David MacKay, son of Minnie MacKay, who attended Westminster Presbyterian Church Sunday School on Sophia St. and 26th Avenue in Vancouver, Canada in the early 1920’s. Just today I was at the United Church Archives out at UBC, and found out about how and why your father was a United Church Minister for two years and then took a position in New Zealand with his old Church, the Presbyterians.
      My mother’s recollection of this Sunday School was that the Gaelic language was used in some of the services – sadly she died in 1998 at age 85.
      I would love to correspond with you on any of this through my e-mail address – I have just returned from two years in Edinburgh so that explains my e-mail address, but I now reside in Canada again.
      By the way, you Dad’s old church still survives and is now a Native Pentecostal Church, with the Mountain View United Church now a Baptist church, two blocks up the road!
      Got your Dad’s obituary on-line from the Wellington Evening Post, Vol. 76, Issue 24, 28 July 1938, Page 11 which states that he was 56 years old when he died.

      Slante,

      David Stuart MacKay

      • Mary Ball Says:

        Hello David:
        I got such a surprise today when I went on line again to find out if my Dad Rev. William Gilmour was a Chaplain in the 1st World War and there I went through replies from other people and there I saw your reply.
        Thank you for it. Yes I would like you to contact me at my email address. Mary Ball.

  42. Deborah Says:

    It has been a long hard search for my Scotish Ancestors. One in particular has caused me grief. Ann Gilmour who married a Daniel Gibson. There is only a marriage record, one census record of 1841 and a Death record for Ann Gilmour gibson. No parents name for her were mentioned. No birth records for her children either. The census listed her Date of birth as 1811, but her death record in 1845 looks odd because next to her name and husbands name looks to me as if it says 43 y that would mean of her year of birth would have been 1802 She died in Midlothian. I am at a dead end. You know how frustrating that can be. If any of you Gilmours out there see a connection to my family tree, please give me a shout!

  43. Tom Gilmour Says:

    My Gilmour family is from Stevensville, Ontario. Great site!

  44. Susan Says:

    I am researching my family tree and am stuck! Alexander Gilmour, a calico printer living in Barrhead, married Mary Morrison. They moved to Canada in the 1800s and had five daughters, the oldest was Agnes who was my great-grandmother. Does anyone have an Alex Gilmour/Mary Morrison connection?

  45. Shannon Gilmour Says:

    This is amazing!!!! I always wanted to know where i came from!!! How can i found out more?

    • Kieren Muir Says:

      Hi Shannon,
      Go on the Muir websites and the Morrison websites and this will tell you alot about your origins.

  46. Paul Gilmour Says:

    Hello Clan,

    Its great to see there are so many of us out their.
    Most of my family on my dads side live in derry NORTHERN IRELAND,
    Does anybody out their know them,
    My dads name is TONY,
    My uncle HUGH was killed in bloody sunday.

    Paul gilmour.

  47. Saor Alba Says:

    It’s a pity that,after all the research you’ve obviously done into the surname Gilmour you managed to state that Ayrshire is in the Borders!!! I’ve been to Ayr several times,as my ex wife is an Ayr lass,and it’s certainly not and never has been in the Borders! Could you all please,when putting stuff on the web re.YOUR ancestry and MY nationality,homeland,birthplace,country of residence,etc. etc.,as well as my ancestry,i.e.Scottish/Scots/Scotland,make a wee bit more effort to get your facts,spellings,history and terminology right,e.g SCOTTISH is spelt with two T’s? It’s really not that hard you know! p.s. The Gilmours were never a clan,the Clan System NEVER existed outwith the Highlands and Islands! Slainte!(please note correct spelling).

    • david mackay Says:

      What a pedant you are!
      You’re probably one of those that thinks Gaylic is pronounced Gallic, like we were all French!!

  48. Saor Alba Says:

    I’ve just had another wee look through the comments here and,although some of you have got some of your facts right,I’m sorry to say,some of you are,as we’d say here in Scotland,talking an awfy lot o’ pish!

  49. David MacKay Says:

    Dear Mary Ball:
    Just thought to look again at the Gilmour family history site, and there was your message of May 16!
    I have found out a great deal about your father, your grandfather, and the two of your uncles who were also ministers. What a rich history it is!
    I am so glad you are alive and well and we can have this conversation, but I’m not so Internet savvy as some and would like you to let me know what your personal e-mail is so I can communicate with you privately. I went on the Internet to find all the Balls in the Wellington phone book but haven’t a clue which if any of them you are! In the hopes that you will see this latest message I can tell you that I can be reached at 604-563-1357, Vancouver (I don’t know what the other prefatory numbers are for you when phoning from abroad) and you can reverse the charges.
    Your father was very famous in his day here in Canada, and your uncles in Northern Ireland and Scotland too. I even found a reference to your grandfather in the British House of Commons Hansard.
    Please let me know what your postal address is in New Zealand so I may send you copies of what I have uncovered. My address is #83 – 1454 Pendrell St., Vancouver V6G 1S5. By the way I am still a Presbyterian!
    David MacKay

    • Rewa Gilmour Burton Says:

      Dear David MacKay,
      I am the great grand daughter of Rev. William Gilmour, Mary Ball is my great aunt. I would absolutely love to see what you have uncovered! I just read the obituary of my great grandfather in the Wellington Post, what a wonderful thing to have, thank you. I will write you a letter at the address above, just in case you do not get this.

  50. adam gilmour Says:

    my name is adam gilmour i live in lichfield but originally b,ham my dad is robert george gilmour i am the the last in line of the gilmour clan as i.m the only son in my family having 5 sisters and my own 2 daughters but i know my dads family were from just outside glasgow his dad was george i.ve since found we came from edingburgh

    • adam gilmour Says:

      spoken to my dad Robert George Gilmour god bless him(he,s a good man with 5 daughters and only me as his treasure , of course fishing is really his life and he wont let us forget it !
      his father was named williiam george gilmour . his sisters were Annie. Sarah. Agnus. Mary. Gene.

      they were a hard working industriial family from Motherwell .
      If anyone knows us well great but looking for family members meanwhile God Bless from Adam.,Kim. Karen,Jayne . Maxine . Ashley Birmingham uk

  51. John Alan Gilmour Says:

    ive heard many storys of the origin of Gilmour, i even heard one of a viking prince that was shipwreaked in scotland and his son was called ghille mhoire, im a Gilmour and i live in scotland near glasgow, just think if we all traced back our familys we could all be distant relatives.

  52. Brooke Gilmour Says:

    Hello Gilmour’s

    My family is from Kingston. My father is Dave Gilmour, son of Don Gilmour.

    I’d love to know if we are related!

    • Christine Gilmour Says:

      Hi Brooke
      I am the daughter of Wayne Gilmour, Don’s brother. We are in Ottawa! Am new to this site… hoping to find out more family history! :)

  53. Brooke Gilmour Says:

    Kingston, Ontario, Canada that is….

  54. Pam Veenstra Says:

    Looking for information about William Leslie GILMOUR. We know he and his wife Jane had a son John Leslie GILMOUR who was born circa 1832 in Glasgow. John Leslie married Margaret COCHRANE in 1854 in Edinburgh and about ten years later they immigrated to Australia with four or five children. Would love to know more about the life of this Gilmour family in Glasgow and Edinburgh.
    Thanks

  55. Troy Miller Says:

    Are any of you related to Robert Gilmour who was born on 7 May 1815 in Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland? He married my great-great Aunt Helen Millar on 14, July 1837. Helen Millar was born on 7 August 1816 in Dysart, Fife, Scotland. They are listed as having 11 children, with three of the children being named Mary. I hope someone in the Gilmour family can help me with that enigma.

    • Deborah Says:

      Did Robert have a sister named Anne? Or a sister with a middle name of Anne? Still searching for who Anne Gilmour’s parents were. Thanks

  56. Brian Gilmour Says:

    hi folks,
    I am Brian Gilmour and my father was George, I live in Tayport Fife,

    • John Gilmour Says:

      Brian, its your cousin john here, it must be at least 25 years since i last saw you. Kind of funny how the internet can get people in touch. I’m in Nigeria at present but will be comming back to the uk for good at the end of the year hopefully.
      My niece, Natalie (Australia- NSW) is trying to do a search on our family, will let you know how she gets on. if you want you can contact me at
      john dot gilmour at nov dot com.
      just so so the “bots dont pick it up,

  57. Juliet Gilmour Says:

    Hi all, My name is Juliet Gilmour and my Great-great- grandfather was John William Gilmour, born in Co Tyrone, Ireland. He came to the US as a small child with his parents and his 4(?) siblings, we believe 2 brothers and 2 sisters. As a young man he came to Fergus Ontario Canada and married Mary ann Reid. His son Andrew would have been my great grand father (he moved to Brantford, Ontario, Canada).
    We are having trouble getting any further information about John William Gilmour/Gilmore’s parents and their families in Northern Ireland, as well as any of their children in Ontario.
    Any info would be appreciated.


  58. my grandfather was george gilmour
    they called him gg he had 3 sons and a daughter with violet willicot nee gilmour theyre kids were susan gilmour
    kenneth gilmour now deceased aka big kenny
    william gilmour aka wullie
    george gilmour aka geordie
    i would like to hear anything i can about them thanks


  59. there from stevenston ayrshire btw

  60. joyce gilmour Says:

    hi ,
    my name is joyce gilmour i married matthew david gilmour son of matthew gilmour born 1920 at bluebell court ecclefechan and betty gilmour(nee bell) also born in ecclefechan ,if any gilmours would like to contact me you can on this site or e mail hope to hear from you soon ,

    • zzzz1961 Says:

      Hi, Joyce. I know Ecclefechan very well. Yes and I knew your husband Matt. How’s he keeping these days. I was born in 17 Castle Acre, Ecclefechan. I’m hoping to visit your sister in law (Joan) in July.

      Iain

  61. mark gilmour Says:

    Hi,
    My name is Mark Gilmour i come from Broughty Ferry near Dundee Scotland.
    Just stopped in to say hello.

  62. Lesley Gilmour Says:

    Greetings,

    I just found this website and it is very interesting. About all I knew about the name “Gilmour” before was that it was part of the “Morrison”s.

    I am hoping someone can help me track down a lost relative. My cousin has been compiling a family tree and one of our grandfather’s brothers immigrated to Canada. The information I received from my cousin is:

    “Another thing you might be able to check for me is that Grandad Gilmour’s elder brother Richard Hepplewhite Gilmour, …Edith (his niece) seems to think he may have gone to Canada – where he died…He was born in Hartlepool in 1898 and emmigrated – probably in the 1920-30s. He died probably around the 1950-60s. I know Nanna (Edith Gilmour, nee Roebuck) read a personal notice in the paper, saying he had died put in by a solicitor wanting to find his family but she would not respond and so we lost any chance of getting in touch with his family. I have traced Grandads family back to Ireland 1826″

    I believe Richard Hepplewhite Gilmour lived in Ontario. I would very much appreciate knowing of any information that is available about him or his descendants.

    Thanking you in advance,
    Lesley Gilmour

    • Sheila Says:

      Hi Lesley,

      Which branch of the Gilmour family are you descended from?

      I only know Richard Hepplewhite Gilmour, Plater, left for Canada on 23 June 1923, intending to stay with his Uncle, Andrew Gilmour, who was resident in Montreal at least from 1923 – 1928 according to directories, and seems to have returned home to die in the Hartlepool area in 1930.

      What a shame your Nana didn´t respond to the solicitors… Why not?! I hope she didn´t miss out on an inheritance. Do you know which newspaper the personal notice appeared in? The article may be available from the British Newspaper Archive website.

      Is your Nana, Edith Roebuck who I know as ETHEL Roebuck? Who married Hartas?

      All the best,

      • Heidi Says:

        Searching for info. on Andrew C.Gilmour & his wife Catherine Leitch. One of their sons, James was born in 1939 in or near Brant, Canada. Later James & his mother, Catherine are found liveing in California (by the 1960’s). Any connection to your Gilmour’s??

      • Lesley Gilmour Says:

        Hi,

        Sorry I didn’t respond before. I thought I would get all the responses by email but I didn’t obviously. I only just saw this.

        My Nanna’s name was indeed Ethel Roebuck who married my Grandfather, Harry Gilmour. I think his proper name might have been Hartis Gilmour.

        I am going to send your comments to my cousin. Thanks,

        Lesley
        p.s. do you know if there is a way we can talk by email?

  63. jo Says:

    hi i am joey gilmour i am years old and my dad says that i come from a viking famly history

  64. jo Says:

    sorry i am 11 years old

  65. Beth Says:

    Hi there, I am looking for info on my grandmother’s (Margaret Helen Gillmor, 1898-1971) side of the family. She was raised in Philadelphia. Her father was John Edward Gillmor, her mother was Lillian Rosemary Meade. She had 2 sisters (Marion and Elise) and a brother (John). I know nothing about the rest of the Gillmor line. At least nothing for sure. Any info woudl be appreciated.
    Thanks,
    B


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  67. david gilmour Says:

    iam david spence gilmour from southqueenferry lothian ed inburgh hello to all the gilmours all over the place

    • cinnamonmeg Says:

      Hello David,I have a David Spence Gilmour born 3May 1899 at Woodmuir.Father James Barrons Gilmour.Mother Helen SWan Spence , Irish parents. They married 1923 in Fauldhouse. David was the brother of my husbands Grandfather Robert Gilmour. He married Margaret Kinniburgh and had four children one of whom was my husbands father James Barrons Gilmour.
      I have a photograph of Helen and also of David Spence Gilmour.
      Hope there is a connection.Cheers Margaret Gilmour

  68. Tony Gilmour Says:

    Hi
    I have traced my family back to county galway.
    I am from the Sheffield area yorkshire.I have also found a meaning of our name which is said to a gil mour means sord bearer to the king. I can supply info on this So glad I found this site.

  69. lds temple Says:

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  70. Helen Says:

    Im a Gilmour born in Paisley, hoping to find relatives living in Oz by the name of Craig, William and Gary Gilmour. Lost touch with them a few years ago………..any relatives on here??

  71. Linda Gilmour Johnson Says:

    My ancesters came from Carmunnock, near Glasgow. Arthur Gilmour married Agnes Park. They had 4 children, Robert, Arthur, Helen and Alexander. They immigrated to the upstate New York community of Ogdensburg in the 1820’s. I am trying to find the family before they came to the United States. Any help would be appreciated.

    • Anthony Gilmour Says:

      Hello Linda! I read your comments and it made me very curious to know if any of the 4 Gilmour children from upstate N.Y. had any children? My grandfather James Gilmour was born in 1912 in Paisley Scotland and lived the majority of his life in Morristown which is right next to Ogdensburg, N.Y. It seems as though a lot of Gilmour’s moved to upstate New York and Canada. I hope that you can locate your relatives!

      • Linda Gilmour Johnson Says:

        Yes, they did . I am decended from Arthur Thomas and Ella Gilmour. Arthur was a son of William and Ellen McRoberts Gilmour.

  72. Patti Says:

    traced us back to James Gilmore in Pasisley born 1643 from Scotland to Londonderry and then the US

    • Patti Says:

      Our Gilmores James and his wife Isabel were from Paisley sons were born in Londonderry, Ulster Ireland and then across to Boston and Virginia John Married Margaret Thompson Thomas and Marian Sterling

    • Jo Says:

      Hello Patti – we’re cousins, then, of a sort! I’m also descended from the James Gilmore b in Paisley; I didn’t know his sons were born in Londonderry – that explains the family story that the Gilmores transited thru Ireland.

  73. Rowen Says:

    My Great Great Grandfather was James Kesson Gilmour. Born 1829 in Paisley, Scotland. He moved to Australian and married Jane Howard. His Grandson was named James who then had a son called Peter Robert Gilmour. I do not know if there were other siblings from each of those generations as there isn’t much family left to help.

  74. kathrin Says:

    well hello gilmours, its lovely to read all the history of families, my asking question is does anyone know paul gilmour that lives in melbourne, has 2 young daughters and did live in lancefield victoria for a time i know he has connnections with the calder cannons. my daughter would love to meet him for the first time for her 16th birthday as he is her dad. its the only thing she wants for her birthday and the only thing i have ever told her is he is a great guy and one day she will meet him so im putting it out there.maybe you are a part of his family would even love to chat with you.would be happy for any help.

  75. Laura Lee Gilmour-Siegmund Says:

    Hello Gilmour’s!

    So happy to see we are all such currious people, my father has our geneology back to out scottish days and we would love share and update with all of you!!

    I did want to mention one Tidbit to see if anyone else is aware if this is true. I’ve read that our family moved to Ireland, and we originally thought we were Irish too. Later, (this is what I want to verify) we were sent to “colonize” the irish people or take them over at the request of King Henry. Meaning were sent as part of the military invasion. Found this on the web: England colonised Ireland because in 1155 the Pope issued a decree that Henry II should do so. King Henry obeyed the Pope and used his armies to assume rule of Ireland.

    Hence moving to Ireland to essentially take them over. Has anyone else made this connection. Can’t wait to hear back from all of you :)

    Sincerely,
    Laura Gilmour-Siegmund

    • Laura Lee Gilmour-Siegmund Says:

      Or was it: Ireland during the period 1536–1691 saw the first full conquest of the island by England and its colonization with Protestant settlers from Britain?

    • Lesley Gilmour Says:

      I seem to remember when I was in Ireland, reading that the English originally went to Ireland in 11th century at the request of one of the Irish kings. Without looking it up again, I can’t remember any names or dates.

  76. Patti Says:

    I read somewhere that since the Scottish were easier to control and a more peaceful people it was the hope that they would settle, marry and eventually the Irish would be eliminated.

  77. Patti Says:

    http://www.ulsterancestry.com/ulster-scots.html here is the link for the information about Scots-Irish and how it came to be

  78. Laurie finnegan Says:

    I am looking for family history, my grandmother Edith Gertrude Gilmore of Chicago was born in 1904 and died in 1930. She married Charles Sekafetz and had two daughters, Edith in 1927 and Geraldine(my mom)in 1930. I understand her family was large
    most resided in Iowa. Does this ring true to anyone out there? I am afraid that’s all I have.

  79. Anne Says:

    My paternal great-great grandmother was Jane Morrison. She married William Graham. My great-grandmother (one of their children) was named Ellen Graham, she married John Gilmour. Then their daughter (my grandmother) was named Jeanie Morrison Stewart Graham Gilmour, she married a Campbell. My father is one of their sons. My dad has the Gilmour crest in his living room. The motto is written in French. He also has the Campbell crest in his living room. Its motto is written in Latin. Both mottos translated into English say the same thing…Lest we Forget or forget not. My great-grandmother and her husband John Gilmour raised their family in Bellshill, Scotland. Eventually my grandmother emigrated to Canada in 1926 with her husband and baby boy. I have just one question: why was the Gilmour crest motto written in French and why does it translate the same as the Campbell crest motto.

  80. Kit Says:

    i married a Gilmour, i would like to give him a family tree, since he has felt he has never had family, all i have is his fathers name, date of birth, and death, I have been trying to find more info but i am totally stuck….. is there anyone who can help me?

    His fathers name was Gary Ralph Gilmour, DOB 5/2/1942 ~ 2/8/2002
    I think his father would be Ralph _ Gilmour, but i do not know….

    can anyone help me?

  81. Heidi Says:

    Searching for J.M Gilmour who lived in Orange County, Ca around 1964. Help please!!

  82. Lesley Gilmour Says:

    I come to this site to learn about the Gilmours, not to hear comments about the quality of the website. I am just grateful there IS a website to visit.

  83. wendy gilmour Says:

    My name is Wendy Gilmour. My father was John Murdoch Gilmour. My father was born in Sydney, Australia, and his parents were from Edinburgh, Scotland, and travelled to Australia in the early 1900’s. My dad went back to Edinburgh in 1956, and met with relatives, who recognized him immediately because of his height – Big Gil made sense to me when I read your article, all children were over 6 feet, my dad being the tallest at 6’5″. I had seen the tarten and crest during my childhood. I was very interested in your article, as it gave me more details on my heritage. I wonder if we are all related in some way. I have lived in Florida for the last 22 years. My cousin, Bill Gilmour, and his sons, John, and Bill Jnr. are the last ones living from my family carrying that name.

  84. Jeanette Says:

    WOW I was trying to find out one thing and found a huge amount of info.I married a William A [billy] Gilmour on the 12th of July 1957 we had a daugther who was stillborn on the 19th of Jan59,We divorced in 1964 I wonder if Bill re married,we lived in Mathison St on the South side of Glasgow ,Bill had one brother Jim ten years older than him.Bill would be 72yrs old,Anyone with any info I would like to hear from. Jeanette Pledger / gilmour/ Lawther

  85. Beth Says:

    I have a Gillmor mystery for anyone that is up to it. My Grandmother was Margaret Helen Meade Gillmor. Born 1898 in PA, died 1971 in NJ. She married a man named Philip Walter Zauner.
    Her father was John Edward Gillmor, born around 1880, died around 1964. He was married to a Lillian Rosemary Meade, from NJ. They had 4 kids, my grandmother, John, Marion and Elise.
    And that is ALL I have been able to find. They disappear off the face of the earth. My grandmother thought that the Meade side was from Ireland and the Gillmor from Scotland. And she remembered her grandfather going by the nickname of ‘Black Jack Gillmor.’
    Any ideas?
    THANKS
    Beth

  86. Norah (Gilmour) Mason Says:

    Beth, Do remember that the name Gilmor has a number of different spellings gilmour/gilmore would I thin be the most popular but then you have gilmer/gillmor so do try all spellings you can think of . Scotlands People is the best place to try for Scottish births. Good luck


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  88. Heidi Says:

    Helping a friend research his family tree…. Searching for info. on Andrew Campbell Gilmour & Catherine Leitch. I have little info. other then Andrew passed away some time before 1961 but unclear if in Canada or in California. I know they lived in Canada in the 1930’s and By the 1960’s Catherine and one of her sons named James Morrison were found liveing in California.

  89. Jessica Gilmour Says:

    Hi does anyone have any information on Harold Gilmour who married Betty Mackenzie around 1959? they had 4 Children, Jackie, Walter, Kenneth and my father Robert. I think my dad was born in Grantown of Spey?? the family migrated to New Zealand from England in May 1967 on the Rangitane

    • wally gilmour Says:

      Hi Jessica, your Grandad here, Walter Gilmour, not (Harold) as you seem to think.I now live in Hamilton, would love to catch up with you,could give heaps of information you require.Hope we meet up soon.. love Grandad.

  90. Jim Gilmour Says:

    Hello my fellow Gilmours, my name is Jim Gilmour and I am proudly Scottish and grateful to have the surname of GILMOUR. On reading through the website comments I had this overwhelming urge to say hello to my namesakes. As Rabbie Burns said bothers be for aw that and aw that !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  91. Ellen K. Compton Says:

    My Mother-In-Law was a Lucille Gilmour and she mentioned that she had a family castle but I didn’t know the location. I wished that I had done her genealogy when she was alive.

  92. Norah (Gilmour) Mason Says:

    Hello Ellen your mother-in-law may have been thinking about Craigmillar Castle in Edinburgh it was bought in 1660 by Sir John? Gilmour and was held in the family till 18th c and then left to ruin, it is now looked after by Historic Scotland. In the 1500 Mary Queen of Scots convalesced there .

  93. Terry Gilmour. Says:

    Hello fellow Gilmour’s

    My name is Terry Gilmour, my father was John Terence Gilmour and his father was Walter Gilmour and all from the isle of Man.
    This is the only history of my family I know, but have read some interesting facts on here the power of the internet.

  94. Heather Gilmour Hannan Says:

    Hello fellow Gilmour,s, my dad’s name was Hector Kydd Gilmour born in Greenock Scotland in 1917 to parents Margaret Baxter Spence born 17th July 1892 and father Hector Kydd Gilmour born 12th Dec 1890,Margarets parents Agnes Stewart and father David Spence hope to hear from any Gilmour’s with any relative history.

  95. Melanie Gilmour Says:

    Hello fellow Gilmours! Interesting forum. Im from a large family of Gilmours in Cumbria. Grandad Hugh originally from Glasgow. Just thought Id say hi! My uncle is doing the family tree.

    melanie gilmour

  96. Beth Says:

    Hi there, my grandmother’s (Margaret Helen Meade Gillmor), was known as Black Jack Gillmor. No one really knows why, but thought he was 1/2 american Indian. ??

  97. Ann Gilmour Says:

    Hello Gilmour Clan! . Im from a family of Gilmours in Northern Ireland. Just thought Id say hi Gilmour family! xxx

  98. Garth J. A. Gilmore Says:

    Slaine, cousins and friends!

    I really wasn’t expecting to find a font of knowledge this concise about elements of our family’s history and the current crop of Gilmore/Gilmor/Gilmour/etc’s here today. My name’s Garth Gilmore (how pleasant to find above someone else with my given name and family name!), youngest son of Robert Gilmore, Sr. here in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. While I’d have to check with my Dam for a lot of the specifics, I know I’m descended from a Sam Gilmore/Gilmour, one of a family of brothers by our mutual name who emigrated from the Isle Of Lewis (Morrisson Clan, as with many of the folk who’ve posted) in the late 1700s-early 1800s off of Scotland, descendants then, by legend (as I understand it) descendants of several Viking families who were shipwrecked just off Lewis centuries beforehand, which led to the Morrisson Clan branch I’m descended from being carved or assembled, traditionally, from driftwood.

    I don’t know a great deal personally about my GIlmore family’s history beyond my father’s mother’s parents stage; I do know that my mother determined that my grandmother’s mother was almost certainly adopted, though very few documents outside of determining other than that have survived as of this post. My Gilmore parentage has been almost entirely on the male side (my paternal Grand’pa had no sisters, and my father was an only child), and I have two older brothers (both married, one with a late-teen son, my nephew, all of whom live here in Toronto as well) but no natural female siblings.

    Feel free to drop me a line if anyone’d care to get in touch, and certainly if anyone here is a cousin or relative I’ve yet to meet!

    -Garth Joseph (my Great-grandfather’s name) Alexander Gilmore, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

  99. Nerida Rutledge Says:

    Is any of the following relevant to your Gilmores? Alexander Gilmour & Janet Miller were married in Alloa 27.5.1792 Old parochial registers for Alloa, 1609-1860 Church of Scotland. Parish Church of Alloa (Clackmannan) His marriage entry says he was a Carter from Logie Janet Miller was b about 1771. Marriage Record says she was from Alloa.
    Alexander Gilmour bapt 3.2.1765 at Larbert, Stirling.
    Their 9th child Robert was born between 1811 & 1816? Clackmannanshire. He married Margaret MacKenzie 1.8.1833 Alloa. Their children: Alexander Gilmour
    b 22.12.1833 Alloa & Joan Gilmour b 16.2.1841 & christened 28.2.1841 Alloa.

    • John Gilmour Says:

      Hi! Nerida. As far as I can tell, I am a descendant of one of Alexander & Janets children. Their son John moved to Australia in 1836 when he was about 23 years old. My name is also John Gilmour. I was born in Queensland Australia and have traced my family tree back to John who came to Aust in 1839 on the ship “Lysandra”.

      • Nerida Rutledge Says:

        Hi John- are you the John below?
        1.3.4 Charles David GILMOUR b. 30.4.1920 d. July
        2012 poss. m. 30.4.1945 Mona Winifred WHITE
        b.21.12.1923 d before April 2010 ?
        Issue:
        1.4.1 John David GILMOUR
        Love to hear from you
        Nerida

      • John Gilmour Says:

        Hi! Nerida.
        Yes I am the John David Gilmour you identified. My Dad was Charles and my mother was Mona.
        Would like to make contact as I have little to no details of the Scottish family left behind by John when he migrated to Australia in 1839.
        Regards John G

      • Nerida Rutledge Says:

        Yes, please do email me as I have lots of info about them & have photos of Aberdona Farm in Clackmannanshire where they lived- visited there in 2011. Also have a lot of info about Mary Ann Wheaton’s family. Are you able to access my email address from this website?

      • John Gilmour Says:

        Hi! Nerida. Not sure if this is in the correct place to reply. I cannot determine your email address but mine is ‘john-lynne@hotmail.com’
        Would be great to hear from you.
        Regards John G

      • bmacmoore Says:

        I have determined that my paternal grandfather, William Graham Gillmor (some name variations found) was born in ManorHamilton, Ireland January 12, 1893, and died in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada on March 21, 1929. He married Beatrice Mary Higham.

        His father (also William Gillmor) was born about 1866, died December 1929. He married Margaret Elizabeth Graham, then when she died, he married Georgie Lee, my great grandmother.

        My information is sketchy…does anyone on this network have any further links or ideas?

        Barbara (Gillmor) MacDonald Moore Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

        Sent from my iPad

        >

  100. Noel Gilmour Says:

    Hi Gilmours

    I am trying to trace my Grandfathers family who emigrated to the USA. He was William Gilmour from the Blantyre area where my dad Tom was born,later they moved to Fife living for many years in Blairhall and Oakley. My grandfathers two sisters Anna and Hannah apparnetly emigrated to the USA. I did have an address from way back, but after many years had been lost.Also there seems to have been a connection between Rathfriland in Nortehrn Ireland and the family as once my grandfather visited when I was a lot younger than I am now, also there we a substantial number of Gilmour signatories to the Ulster Covenant.

    I know Anna and Hanna lived in states close to the Great Lakes.

    Any help would be great.

    Noel


  101. Hey Gilmours,
    I am Bruce Thomas Gilmour originally from Long Island but also have family buried in the “Scotch Bush country” of St.Lawrence County,NY.USA.Just saying a shout out to one and all.Merry Christmas-Happy New Year!


    • My Gilmour family is from St Lawrence Co, also. I have the geneology back to Scotland about 1822. Both my grandparents were Gilmours. My grandmother was daughter of Alexander Gilmour and my grandfather was a son of William Gilmour
      .

      • Nerida Rutledge Says:

        Hi Linda- I have Alexanders & a William on my Gilmour tree so are you able to let me have more details of yours- dates, etc
        Mine were in Clackmannanshire in Scotland.

  102. Kerry Gilmour (1986) daughter to William Gilmour Says:

    Hey Gilmours ,

    Really don’t know where I fit in here … If I do at all ,

    I live in Glasgow and have done for 25 years ,
    My Dad originally came from the Easterhouse area his father also William Gilmour and mother Helen … Had 6 sisters

    Any one recognise any of this , I’ve never traced my tree before

    Thanks in advance to anyone x


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    and I used to pay a quick visit this weblog daily.

  104. Margaret Says:

    Hello all, just came across this site by chance, its amazing, I am a Gilmour from ecclefechan, my dads jack Gilmour son of Harry and (Peggy), margaret nee martindale, he has one brother and two sisters, Edward, jean and Ellen.

    just thought id give everybody a shout x

  105. Lesley Gilmour Says:

    Wow, my parents are Harry and Margaret Gilmour as well, but not the same people. What are the odds!

    • margaret moffat Says:

      hi lesley, what a coincidence, which part of the country are you from? i’ve noticed that the same family names keep repeating themselves quite often though .

  106. Lesley Gilmour Says:

    I’ve been in Winnipeg, Canda for the last 20 years but my parents and I emigrated from Yorkshire, England. I’ve been looking for my grandfather’s brother who apparently immigrated to Canada much earlier, probably to Ontario.

  107. Tom Gilmour Says:

    Lesley, what it his full name? I’m a Gilmour from Ontario. My grandfather was Ira Douglas Gilmour.

  108. Lesley Gilmour Says:

    I would love to find out I had other relatives in Canada. At the moment I only have two blood relatives in North America. This is a repost of my original entry looking for info on my great-uncle:

    I am hoping someone can help me track down a lost relative. My cousin has been compiling a family tree and one of our grandfather’s brothers immigrated to Canada. The information I received from my cousin is:

    “Another thing you might be able to check for me is that Grandad Gilmour’s elder brother Richard Hepplewhite Gilmour, …Edith (his niece) seems to think he may have gone to Canada – where he died…He was born in Hartlepool in 1898 and emmigrated – probably in the 1920-30s. He died probably around the 1950-60s. I know Nanna (Edith Gilmour, nee Roebuck) read a personal notice in the paper, saying he had died put in by a solicitor wanting to find his family but she would not respond and so we lost any chance of getting in touch with his family. I have traced Grandads family back to Ireland 1826″

    I believe Richard Hepplewhite Gilmour lived in Ontario. I would very much appreciate knowing of any information that is available about him or his descendants.


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  110. rose freer Says:

    Just interested to see if my family name origjnated france or italy, as we are quite dark skinned and straight noses. We look latin.

  111. B Gillmor Macmoore Says:

    I have started looking for my family history. Our spelling is Gillmor, My father was Kenneth Graham Gillmor (born Montreal Canada 1917- died London Ontario Canada 2002) and his father was William Graham Gillmor who was apparently born in Ireland. There seems to be a mix of the round faced more swarthy (my uncle Lewis Gillmor) and the narrower face and lighter skin like my Dad.

    B Gillmor MacMoore

  112. Norah (Gilmour) Mason Says:

    The dark skin may well be from the Irish Gilmour’s

    • B Gillmor Macmoore Says:

      thanks. That makes sense. I haven’t been to Ireland yet, and hoped to know at least the county, city or town that my Dad’s dad came from first……

  113. patti Says:

    I am looking for links to Thomas Gilmore who came to America back in the late 1700’s

  114. Kit Says:

    i married a Gilmour, i would like to give him a family tree, since he has felt he has never had family, all i have is his fathers name, date of birth, and death, I have been trying to find more info but i am totally stuck….. is there anyone who can help me?
    my husband was born in Ohio. when he was toddler aged they moved to Florida.
    His fathers name was Gary Ralph Gilmour, DOB 5/2/1942 ~ 2/8/2002
    His father would have been Ralph (something, beging with a C i think) Gilmour.
    My husbands father was always secretive, My husband also remembers seeing several family members when he was little, but after his parents split, he never saw much of his dads family. that is when he started feeling like he had no family, and comes from nothing.

    can anyone help me?

    • Kit Says:

      GARY R GILMOUR was born 02 May 1942, got Social Security number 292-36-8837 (indicating Ohio,) and died 08 February 2002

    • joe gilmour Says:

      hi im joe gilmour form glasgow scotland,i used genes reunited and other geneaology sites found on google etc,also if you can locate the office for births deaths and marriages in the area your father and his immediate family came from are very helpful,hope this is of help to you.

  115. Kit Says:

    Thank you Joe, those are sites I have not heard of, I will try them. My problems are money, don’t have a whole lot of that to research properly with. Thank you for the information.

  116. joe gilmour Says:

    no problem,unfortunately,most of these sites want money,but there is good advice and free family tree layouts etc,hope you get on ok

  117. Leigh Gilmour Says:

    Hi to all the Gilmours out there,my name is Leigh Gilmour from Warrnambool in Australia not sure how many of you are relations but interested to find out.

  118. joe gilmour Says:

    hi leigh,welcome to the group,even if we are not related it is good to see the gilmour name is all over the world,i am from glasgow,scotland

  119. Gail M Gilmour-Lim Says:

    I am a Gilmour too I was looking through the tartans When I decide to check out some cmments wow there are a lot of us.I am from Toronto,Ontario Canada. I was told my.great grandfather John Gilmour came to Canada many years ago he was living in North Colbalt Ont married my greatgrandmother Agnnus not sure of her madden name but they had raised a family in Colbalt.

    • Sandra Gilmour Simkins Says:

      I am also a Gilmour and my family was born in Northern Ontario. My Dad Kenneth was born to John Gilmour and Agnes Rose Janes in North Cobalt , Ontario. He has many sisters Helen, Eleanor, Pearl, Henrietta, Annie, ? and one brother Thomas. There were other brothers and a sister that died in childhood and at birth.

  120. Jim Kerr Gilmour Says:

    I am Jim kerr Gilmour of Newmilns Ayrshire (Scotland). Our family had a relatively successful milk business in Newmilns called Gilmour’s dairy. There is still a lot of Gilmours residing in the area where it appears the name first appeared.

  121. Debbbie Says:

    Does anyone know of a Mary Gilmore maiden Name McLaughlin, come over with her husband William, who died on the ship they had 3 children, she lived in Adams, MA. She died walking home sometimes in the late 1800s . We need a date. please reply to rcbreadman1@charter.net


  122. My Gilmours came from Cambuslang and Carmunnoch, Scotland. I believe they are suburbs of Glasgow. The immigrants were Arthur Gilmour and his wife, Agnes Park Gilmour.

    • Matthew Gilmore Says:

      That is strange. My ancestors from Paisley Scotland, were John Gillmor and Agnes Park. I believe Johns father was Arthur from my research but could be wrong. Either they, or their children settled in Ulster Ireland for 40 years before heading to America, but they also named their children John and Agnes. I need to look back on my research to see if this is true though.

  123. patti Says:

    We had traced our family back to Paisley also the to Londonderrry Ulster Ireland and then America. The farthest back we are able to trace was Thomas Gilmore married to Marion Sterling a son John Gilmore married Agnes Anderson

  124. Tom Says:

    Where in Canada?

  125. Lesley Says:

    Anyone in Manitoba?

    • Lance Gilmour Says:

      There are A few Gilmour’s in Winnipeg, my grandfather emigrated to Canada in the early teens, was a paper boy in Toronto in 1913. He had 15 brothers and sisters, so basically most Gilmour’s in Canada are closely related. I believe ” Doug Gilmour”, the hockey player was- a Wpg boy.. 16 years ago

      • Robert Gilmour Says:

        Lots of Gilmour’s in Ontario! I am from Ontario but living in Calgary… Would be cool to find out more about the Gilmour roots…. Cheers

    • Lance Gilmour Says:

      16 years ago I had a survey done and there were appr. 4300 Gilmour’s earth wide …. So” we are not alone” , we originated from a Viking that settled in Scotland . The info is in the Edinbough library , I hope to chase that lead down soon… Hope this helps.

  126. Lesley Gilmour Says:

    A little off topic but did you know there was a small town called Gilmer in Texas

  127. Barbara Mary (Gillmor) MacDonsld Moore Says:

    Is it the same origin for the “Gillmor” spelling?

    • Lance Gilmour Says:

      Yes, most names have 6-8 different spellings due to ” who ever” was writing them down at the time. Gilmore is also, us…each census taker phonetically spelled the family name …

  128. Deborah Says:

    Still trying to find out if anyone had any connection with Ann Gilmour, died in Edinburgh in 1842-or1845 looking to find who her parents were. No birth records for her on Scotland’s people. com and only death record shows no parents name.

  129. Mary W. Williams Says:

    I am looking for information about Albert M. Gilmore, Date of birth 1822 in Georgia, United States. He lived in Pike county Alabama, USA He married Mary Conner/Connor. He served in the Civil War of the USA. I would like to find information about his parents. My grandmother was born a Gilmore and later the name changed to
    Gilmer, due to the southern pronunciation and education. My e-mail is maryww99@suddenlink.net.

  130. Robert Gilmour Says:

    Awesome! Shout out to all you Gilmour’s out there…. Cheers

  131. Joe Says:

    I’m looking for information about George Fisher Gilmour, who lived at Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, England. He died in 1984. Does anyone know about him?

  132. John Gilmour Says:

    Hi! Nerida. Thanks for the reply. I cannot determine your email address but mine is ‘john-lynne@hotmail,com’
    I am visiting Scotland in August/September this year so would be great to have some places to visit.
    Regards John G.

  133. Rob Bright Says:

    Hi there. My mother was born Jessie Violet Gilmour in Leith, Edinburgh 1918 – she has recently passed away at the age of 95. She has left me a family tree of the Gilmours which covers 6 generations back to Charles Gilmour (1733 to 1815) – all originating in Scotland. Her father (my grandfather) was Robert Gilmour (1887 to 1985) ; her grandfather Alexander Gilmour (1854 to 1933); her great grandfather also Alexander Gilmour (1822 to 1905). My mother had two elder brothers – Alex b 1909 who died at the age of around 50 and Phil (1912 to 2007). I am in touch with Phil’s decendants but I know Alex had two sons and I have had no recent contact with this part of the family. If anyone feels they may have a family connection, please get in touch.

  134. Deborah Says:

    Hi, Anyone named Anne in your family tree? I am still looking for an Anne Gilmore that died in Edinburgh around 1845, I do not know who her parents, or siblings were. Thanks

  135. Beth Says:

    Hi there,
    I am still looking for the parents of a John Edward Gillmor. Born around 1883, lived in New Jersey, married a Lillian R. Meade, died around 1964. Any leads would be very much appreciated.
    Beth

  136. Marianne Fletcher Says:

    Trying to locate Reverend Heather Gilmour of Burlington, Ontario
    If you have contact information I would appreciate it if you would send it to mdfletcher@cogeco.ca
    Blessings,
    Marianne

  137. wally gilmour Says:

    I am walter Gilmour, first time here, never imagined we had such a big Clan, how fantastic,would like to find my Grand daughter Jessica Gilmour,

  138. Shala White Says:

    June 26, 2014

    I am Shala White daughter of Anne Gilmour from Terre Haute Indiana. My daughter and I have been searching for some info about our family. My granddad was Benjamin Gilmour and Margaret (Hamil) was his wife. They came to the USA from Scotland. I would appreciate any info on them as I was not born when they passed.
    Thank you,
    Shala and Dara White
    pasawife@gmail.com

  139. Ryker Gilmore Says:

    Hi im ryker trying to get connected with any of my irish relatives im 14 and live in Florida.

  140. Matthew David Gilmour Says:

    It’s incredible how much history one can find about our family. My brother has done some digging through Ancestry.ca.

    My great-great-great-great-great grandfather was Allan Gilmour. He was born in 1789 in Neilston Parish, Scotland, and married Margaret Anderson.
    They sailed to Canada in March of 1821 with 3 children, the youngest William (six weeks old), was my great-great-great-great grandfather.
    They settled in the Arnprior/Renfrew area of Ontario, where most of the family has stayed.
    My great-grandfather moved to Kingston, which is where our part of the family has been since.

    My brother has even been able to go as far back as 1585 for our ancestor James Gilmour, that was married to Elizabeth Clark. Wild.

  141. Carolyn Gilmour Says:

    Thanks for sharing this info, very interesting.

  142. Tom Henry Says:

    Hi Matthew, Where were your most ancient ancestors from? I follow my Gilmour family back to early 1700s in Perthshire, but that’s where the trail goes cold. Family legend has it that they came from Skye, but it is only legend. (and fits with the alleged Norse origin of the name.)
    Thanks, Tom

    • Nerida Rutledge Says:

      Hi Tom
      My Gilmours came from Perthshire, then Clackmannanshire, but I’m not sure where they came from before that.

      • cf104 Says:

        Hi Nerida
        Would the Perthshire location have been Blackford or Auchterarder, by any chance?
        Thanks
        Tom

      • nerida Rutledge Says:

        Not that I know of. The earliest generation I can get back to is those baptised 1765 to 1783. at Larbert, Stirling. Then 1793 at Logie, Perth, then 1797 St Ninians, Stirling. Then Tillicoultry, Clackmannanshire. It’s just that it’s always been understood that they came from Perthshire.. My G G G Grandfather Alexander Gilmour “came from Logie” on his Marriage Proclaimation.


  143. Hoping someone can shed some light on my own Gilmour mystery. I am searching for George A Gilmour who was born in Boston in the year 1863.

    I think I have found the marriage details of his parents William and Martha which then ties into his birth details that I have been able to find.

    However, George later went on to marry 2 sisters and on each of his marriage certificates, his father is the same (William Gilmour) but the name of his mother as listed is different on each certificate. It is also interesting that one of these names is Susan Templeton and his mother as listed in his birth details is Martha Templeton. I am so confused…George is the missing link to my tree.

    Also, he made his way to Australia at some stage as well but I can’t seem to find any trace of him. He perhaps went via NZ? He arrived in Australia in 1893 (ish).

    Desperately hoping that someone can point me in the right direction and give me a hand.

    Unfortunately, I have no family left who know any of these details and as you can imagine, this is so frustrating.

    Look forward to hearing from someone!!!

  144. Abdul Ismail Says:

    I am looking for Alan Hugh Gilmour, I met him in Kampala Uganda in 1959. I came to London in 1961 and he followed me. He worked for Barclays Bank and was transferred to South Africa. I kept in touch with him for a while but lost contact. Will be grateful for any news. My email address is abdulaki786@gmail.com.

  145. Barbara Mary (Gillmor) MacDonsld Moore Says:

    My paternal grandfather was William Graham Gillmor from Manor Hamilton in Ireland.

  146. richard graham Says:

    My mum was daughter to john Gilmour who was married. to my nan called Sotheby my mum married William graham who was killed in eccelfechan they are all buried at hoddam cemetary

  147. Ian Gilmour Says:

    Hello Gilmours
    My father Patrick Joseph Gilmour was born in Glasgow and moved to Liverpool after the war. Does anyone know anything about him?
    Thanks
    Ian Gilmour

  148. G. A. Gilmour Says:

    I am married to a Robert Gilmour from Glasgow ( last address Shieldburn Road) who’s grandfather, Robert died in about nov. 1958. Any one with more info?

  149. Nerida Rutledge Says:

    My Great Great Grandfather John Gilmour was b 29.2.1804 Tillicoultry. He had 2 brothers named Robert:
    Robert Gilmour b 1.4.1793 Logie, Perth. I suspect this one died young?
    Robert Gilmour born between 1811 & 1816? He married Margaret MacKenzie 1.8.1833 Alloa. Their children: Alexander Gilmour b 22.12.1833 Alloa & Joan Gilmour b 16.2.1841 & chr 28.2.1841 Alloa.
    Another brother George Gilmour was born Alloa about 1806 died on 29.12.1865 at Tullibody, Alloa. He had a son
    Robert Gilmour b 11.3.1844 or 11.5.1844
    These are all born way before your Robert who was possibly born in the late 1800s but this may be a family name that has been handed down? Let me know if you ever find information further back.


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