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Marriage Notices from the Wigtownshire Free Press

Transcribed by Diana Henry and Compiled by Randy Chapple
Web Update: February 2006


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NAIRN, Wm. - M8/6/1869 - At George Street, on the 8th instant, by the Rev. Mr Little, Mr Wm Nairn, spirit merchant, Glasgow, to Maggie, daughter of the late Mr Andrew Houston, shoemaker.

NAPIER, Eliza - M13/8/1847 - At Ettrick Church, Selkirkshire, on the 13th instant, John Charles Dalrymple Hay, Esq., Commander, R.N., eldest son of Sir James Dalrymple Hay, Bart., of Park Place and Dunraggit, to the Hon. Eliza Napier, third daughter of the Right Hon. William John Lord Napier.

NAPIER, Francis Lord - M2/9/1845 - At Malta, on the 2d ultimo, by the Rev. Mr Clough the Right Hon. Francis Lord Napier, to Anne Jane Charlotte, only daughter of Robert Mannars Lockwood, Esq., and Lady Julia Lockwood.

NAPIER, Rev. Peter - M25/12/1845 - At Bath Street, Glasgow, on the 25th ult., by the Rev. Mr Underwood of Kirkcudbright, the Rev. Peter Napier, of the College Church, to Margaret Scales, relict of (the) George Glen, Esq..

NAPIER, Susan Sarah - M(8)/9/1844 - At Kurrachoe, on the (8)th Sept. Capt. W. Montagu Scott M'Murdo, 78th Regt. youngest son of the late Colonel M'Murdo of Lotus D..........es, to Susan, eldest daughter of his Excellency Major-General Sir Charles Napier, G.C.D (B)., Commander-in-Chief in Scinde. (William Montagu Scott McMurdo to Susan Sarah Napier on September 4, 1844 as per www.home.gil.au)

NASMYTH, Anna - M16/6/1846 - At George Street, Edinburgh, on the 16th instant, by the Rev. John Milroy, minister of Ballantrae, Henry D. Fergusson, Esq., W.S., son of the late Sir James Fergusson of Kirkerran, Bart., and of the right Hon. Lady Henrietta Fergusson, to Anna, daughter of Robert Nasmyth, Esq., F.R.C.S.. (Anna Nasmyth to Henry Duncan Fergusson on June 16, 1846 at Edinburgh Parish, Edinburgh as per the IGI)

NAYLOR, Jane - M20/2/1844 - At Walton-on-the-Hill, near Liverpool, on the 20th inst., by the Rev. Mr Wilson, Alex. M'Neillie, Esq., of West Glenarm, Stewartry of Kirkcudbright, to Jane, eldest daughter of Richard Naylor, Esq., of Kirkby, Lancashire.

NEILL, Alex - M10/12/1847 - At Neptune Street, Stranraer, in the house of Mr Wm. M'Whinnie, on the 10th inst., by the Rev. Mr Simpson, Mr Alex. Neill, to Miss Isabella T(empil), lately residing at Inch. (Alexander Parkier Neil to Isabella Temple on December 20, 1847 at Inch, Wigtownshire and Alex Neil to Isabella Temple on December 20, 1847 at Stranraer, Wigtownshire as per the IGI)

NEIL, Mr. John - M28/6/1855 - On the 28th June, at the Manse of (Scots Church), Melbourne, by the Rev. Irving Hetherington, Mr (J) Neil, eldest son of Mr George Neil, farmer, Barn..... Glenluce, to Miss Helen Simpson, eldest daughter of Thomas Simpson, merchant, Whithorn, Wigtownshire, Scotland. (As per Karen Hickman, found marriage located on CD)

NEIL, Elizabeth - M24/4/1845 - At Milmain, on the 24th ult. by the Rev. Mr M'Neil, of the Free Church, Stoneykirk, Mr William Agnew, to Elizabeth, daughter of David Neil, Calfpark.

NEIL, Elizabeth - M4/6/1863 - At Kirminnoch, Inch, on the 4th instant, by the Rev. Mr Sherwood, Mr Samuel Craig, to Elizabeth, second daughter of Mr John Neil.

NEIL, Isabella - M28/1/1878 - Here, at 31 Hanover Street, on the 28th inst., by the Rev. Mr Sherwood, Mr John Stewart, ploughman, to Miss Isabella Neil.

NEIL, Margaret - M4/8/18946 - At Portwilliam, on the 4th inst., by the Rev. Mr Young, Mr Wm. Marshall, to Miss Margaret Neil.

NEIL, Peter - M22/1/1846 - At Blair, Stoneykirk, on the 22d inst., by the Rev. Mr M'Neil, Free Church, Mr Peter Neil, farmer, to Miss Ewin, of Blair.

NEILSON, Alex. - M12/1/1844 - At Newton-Stewart, on the 12th inst., by the Rev. Mr Reid, Mr Alex. Neilson, mason, to Miss Andrew. (Alexander Neilson to Elizabeth Andrews on January 7, 2004 at Penninghame as per the IGI)

NEILSON, Ann - M29/6/1844 - At St. Phillip's Church Liverpool, on the 29th ult., Mr Andrew Coltart, to Ann, eldest daughter of the late Maxwell Neilson, shoemaker, Dumfries.

NEILSON, Elizabeth - M1/11/1844 - At the George Inn, Dumfries, on the 1st curt, by the Rev. Mr Ranken, Mr David Bell, to Elizabeth, second daughter of Mr Wm. Neilson; and, same place, on the 4th curt., by the Rev. Mr Scott, Mr William Lees, to Janet, eldest daughter of Mr William Neilson.

NEILSON, Jane - M6/2/1844 - At Kirkcowan, on the 6th inst., by the Rev. James Goold, Newton-Stewart, Mr John Annan, painter, Rothesay, to Jane, daughter of Mr John Neilson, Kirkcowan village.

NEILSON, Janet - M4/11/1844 - At the George Inn, Dumfries, on the 1st curt, by the Rev. Mr Ranken, Mr David Bell, to Elizabeth, second daughter of Mr Wm. Neilson; and, same place, on the 4th curt., by the Rev. Mr Scott, Mr William Lees, to Janet, eldest daughter of Mr William Neilson.

NEILSON, Janet Kerr - M14/1/1845 - At Dalry, on the 14th inst., by the Rev. John Duff, Mr Alex. Kerr, Western Bank, to Janet Kerr, daughter of Mr John Neilson, Kirkowen, Wigtownshire.

NEILSON, Marion - M27/2/1844 - At Newton-Stewart, on the 27th inst., by the Rev. William Reid, Mr Peter Broadfoot, blacksmith, to Miss Marion Neilson.

NEILSON, Mary - M13/12/1844 - At Portrack, parish of Holywood, on the 13th inst, by the Rev. James Wilson, Mr John M'Courtie, to Mary, youngest daughter of Mr G. Neilson, farmer, Portrack.

NEILSON, Mary Allen - M22/12/1847 - At Springfield, Crossmichael, on the 22d ult., by the Rev. John Macmillan, Kirkcudbright, the Rev. George Brown, Castle-Douglas, to Mary Allen, daughter of the late Nathaniel Neilson, Esq., of Springfield.

NELSON, Annie Catherine Watson - M14/2/1887 - At Port Logan, Kirkmaiden, on the 14th inst., by the Rev. D.R. Williamson, Wm. M'Clumpha, farmer, Auchabrick, Kirkmaiden, to Annie Catherine Watson, eldest daughter of George Nelson.

NELSON, Eliza - M21/9/1875 - At Palnackie, near Dalbeattie, on the 21st inst., Mr James M'Millan, railway clerk, Newton-Stewart, to Miss Eliza Nelson.

NELSON, Jane - in the WFP M7/7/1887 - Here, at 23 Princess Street, (the residence of bride's uncle) by the Rev. H.P. Charlton, Forrest Niven, artist, Glasgow to Jane Nelson, second daughter of William Nelson, formerly of Stranraer.

NELSON, Janet - M26/3/1863 - At Portpatrick, on the 26th ult., by the Rev. Andrew Urquhart, Mr William Templeton , baker, to Janet, third daughter of Mr John Nelson.

NELSON, John - M10/10/1844 - At Port-William, on the 10th inst., Mr John Nelson, Whithorn, to Miss Catherine Lindsay.

NELSON, John - M18/1/1845 - At Tavistock, Devonshire, on the18th inst., by the Rev. Mr Rich, Mr John Nelson, tea-dealer, to Grace, second daughter of the late Mr Harvey, farmer, Higher Dimsare, Culstock, Cornwall.

NELSON, John - M8/6/1887 - At Greenhey's Congregational Church, Chorlton on Medlock, on the 8th inst., John Nelson, to Mary Ferguson, second daughter of the late John Ferguson, Wigtown.

NELSON, Robert - M27/3/1874 - Here, at Dalrymple Street, on the 27th ult., by the Rev. George Charles, Mr James Bradford, letter carrier, to Agnes, daughter of Mr Robert Nelson.

NELSON, W. - M2/9/1845 - At Baldoon, on the 2d inst., by the Rev. Jas. Falconer of the Free Church, Wigtown, Mr W. Nelson, joiner, to Miss M'Credie.

NEVISON, William - M22/8/1845 - At Sanquhar, on the 22d inst., Mr William Nevison banksman at Mrs Whigham's coalworks, to Helen, second daughter of Mr James Kerr, violinist, Sanquhar.

NEWALL, John - M14/1/1847 - At Belize, Honduras, on the14th January last, by the Hon. and Rev. M. Newport, John Newall, Esq., second son of the late D. Newall, Esq., and grandson of the late Wm.Anderson, Esq., Whiteside, Kirkgunzeon, Galloway, to Miss Fanny Day Betson, daughter of D. Betson, Esq., Belzie.

NEWELL, James - M19/8/1844 - At Machermore, on the 19th inst., by the Rev. Michael S. Johnstone, James Newell, Esq., agent for the British Linen Bank, Newton-Stewart, to Marion, eldest daughter of Charles W.D. Thomson, Esq..

NEWPORT, Viscount - M30/4/1844 - At Willie Park, near Wenlock, on Tuesday last, Viscount Newport, M.P. eldest son of the Earl of Bradford, to the Hon. Selina Louisa Forester, youngest daughter of the late, and sister of the present Lord Forester, and niece to the duke of Rutland.

NIBLOCK, James - M30/11/1883 - At Morrach, Isle of Whithorn, on the 30th ult., by the Rev. J.C. M'Taggart, James Niblock, to Jane, third daughter of Douglas Fulton.

NIBLOE, James - M2/9/1852 - At St. Pancras, London, on the 2d instant, Mr James Nibloe of Dumfries, to Miss Harriet, second daughter of the late H.R. Rogers, Esq., of the Bank of England.

NIBLOE, Jessie - M23/2/1846 - Here, at Bridge Street, on the 23d inst., by the Rev. J. M'Gregor, Mr William Warcroffe Hair, of Northamptonshire, to Jessie only daughter of Mr John Nibloe, cabinet-maker here.

NICHOLS, Jeanie Gray - M4/2/1864 - At Ballimore, Strachur, Argyleshire, on the 4th inst., by the Rev. William Lauder, of the Free Church, Strachur, Mr Robert Cunningham, Leff--, Ballantrae, Aryshire, to Jeanie Gray, second daughter of Robert Nichols, Esq., Ballimore.

NICHOLSON, Alexander - M11/8/1843 - At Dumfries, on the 11th curt., Mr Alexander Nicholson, shoemaker, to Sarah Hughes, Dumfries.

NICHOLSON, Andrew - M11/4/1878 - At St. George's Church, Tyledesley, on the 11th inst., (by license), by the Rev. George Richards, Andrew Nicholson, of Leigh, late of Wigtown, to Betsey Owen, of Tyledesley.

NICHOLSON, Benjamin Christopher - M20/10/1846 - On Tuesday, the 20th October, by the Rev. Samuel Clanaghan, Benjamin Christopher Nicholson, Esquire, merchant, Liverpool, son of the Rev. Christopher Nicholson of Whithorn, to Helen, daughter of James Gifford, Esq., Barwhinnock.

NICHOLSON, Edward K(Knot or Keith) - M14/7/1843 - At Dumfries, on the 14th inst., by the Rev. Dr Wallace of St. Michael's, Mr Edward K. Nicholson, parochial teacher, Troboughton, to Marion, daughter of the late Mr Robert Barr of Pl(???)ton, Irvine. (Edward Knot Nicholson to Marion Barr on July 14, 1843 at Dumfries and Edward Keith Nicholson to Marion Barr on July 24, 1843 at Inch, Wigtown as per the IGI)

NICHOLSON, Ellen - M8/4/1845 - At Dumfries, on the 8th instant, by the Rev. Mr Mackenzie, Mr David Sloan, coach-builder, to Ellen, daughter of Baillie Nicholson, merchant, Dumfries.

NICHOLSON, Helen - M2/6/1846 - At Riggheads, Torthorwald, on the 2d inst., by the Rev. J.R. Duncan, the Rev. William Mungall Simpson, Stranraer, to Helen, youngest daughter of James Nicholson, Esq., farmer, Riggheads.

NICHOLSON, Jane Clark - M31/8/1843 - At Howthat, Dumfries shire, on the 31st ult., by the Rev. T.D. Nicholson, of the Scotch Church, Workington, William Maxwell Johnstone, Esq., surgeon, Harrington, to Jane Clark, third daughter of the late Jonah Nicholson, Esq..

NICHOLSON, Jemima Todd - M3/7/1854 - At Portpatrick, on the 3d instant, by the Rev. Mr Balmer, Mr Robt. Greig, teacher of the parochial school there, to Miss Jemima Todd, daughter of the late Alex. Nicholson, Esq., land-surveyor, Gallatown, parish of Dysart, Fifeshire.

NICHOLSON, John - M9/9/1846 - At the Old Church, Halifax, on the 9th instant, John Nicholson, merchant, Castle Douglas, to Mary, youngest daughter of the late Mr John M'Taggart, farmer, Billies.

NICHOLSON, Margaret Johnston - M3/8/1847 - At the Manse of Whithorn, on the 3d inst., by the Rev. Maxwell Nicholson, of Pencaitland, Alex. Young, Esq., M.D. Tranent, to Margaret Johnston, daughter of the Rev. C. Nicholson of Whithorn.

NICHOLSON, Mary Ann - M23/9/1844 - At the High Town of Craigs, parish of Dumfries, on the 23d ult., by the Rev. W. Dunlop, Mr David Kerr, Dalton, to Miss Mary Ann Nicholson, Mousewald.

NICHOLSON, Rev. Maxwell - M21/11/1843 - At Rossie, on the 21st inst., by the Rev. John Wilson, Minister of Forgandenny, the Rev. Maxwell Nicholson, minister of Pencaitland, to Frances Isabella, second daughter of J.S. Oliphant, Esq., of Rossie.

NICHOLSON, Susannah - M21/10/1844 - At Kilmarnock, on the 21st inst., by the Rev. James Buchanan Hamilton, John Borland, Esq., M.D. to Susannah, only daughter of Mr R. Nicholson, factor, Kingencleuch.

NICOL, Agnes - M19/2/1878 - At 19 Meadow Place, Edinburgh, on the 19th inst., by the Rev. T.B. Johnstone, Alexander J.W. Cameron, H.M. Customs, Kirkcaldy, to Agnes, second daughter of the late Walter Nicol, shipmaster, Anstruther.

NICOL, Andrew - M(29)/1/1845 - At Carnochan, on the (29)th ult., by the Rev. Samuel Blair of Wallacetown, Mr Andrew Nicol, wine merchant, Ayr, to Mary, eldest daughter of James Baillie, Esq..

NICOL, James - M29/5/1854 - At St. Mark's Kennington, on the 29th May, James Nicol, Esq., of Her Majesty's customs, to Harriett, youngest daughter of the late Lewis Chalmers, Esq., Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire.

NICOL, Janet - M15/9/1845 - At Saltcoats, on the 15th instant, by the Rev. Mr Bryce, Mr John Rodger, shop-keeper, Ardrossan, to Janet, youngest daughter of Mr Robert Nicol, Lamlash, Arran.

NICOL, Maitland - M12/12/1844 - At Doonbank, parish of Maybole, on the 12th inst., by the Rev. Mr Renwick, Mr Maitland Nicol, confectioner, Glasgow, to Jane, eldest daughter of Mr John M'Creath, farmer, there.

NIMMO, David - M2/6/1870 - At Arthur Street, Newton-Stewart, on the 2d inst., by the Rev. E. Smith, Mr David Nimmo, to Margaret, youngest daughter of Mr. Thomas Rowan, shoemaker.

NIMMO, Jessie Carnochan - M17/1/1878 - At Wigtown, on the 17th inst., by the Rev. Robert Gladstone, minister of the Free Church, assisted by the Rev. John Squair, U.P Church, Wigtown, John Shaw, bank accountant, to Jessie Carnochan, younger daughter of the late Thomas Nimmo, draper, Wigtown.

NISBIT, Geo. - M13/11/1854 - At Castle Gower, on the 13th instant, by the Rev. J. R. Grant, M.A. minister of Buittle, Mr Geo. Nisbet, druggist, Dalbeattie, to Mary Ann, only surviving daughter of the late Paul Heim, Esq..

NISBET, George - M25/4/1871 - At Garliestown, on the 25th ult., by the Rev. James Fleming, U.P. Church, Whithorn, Mr G. Nisbet wine and spirit merchant, to Mary Gaw, third daughter of Mr John Douglas. (George Nisbet as per Diana)

NISBIT, Hugh - M31/1/1845 - At Hill, parish of Craigie, on the 31st ult., by the Rev. Robert Inglis, Mr Hugh Nisbet, to Elizabeth, daughter of Mr John Lambie, Hill.

NISBET, Hugh - M30/3/1863 - Here, at Hanover Street, on the 30th ult., by the Rev. Mr Simpson, Mr Hugh Nisbet, sawyer, to Miss Mary Gray.

NISH, Agnes - M14/12/1852 - At Glenluce, on the 14th inst., by the Rev. John M'Dowall, Mr Robert M’Dowall, coachman, Logan House, to Agnes Nish.

NISH, Jane - M8/3/1878 - At Auchneel, on the 8th inst., Edward Caldwell, to Jane Nish, daughter of John Nish.

NISH, John - M27/4/1845 - At Dalbeattie, on the 27th ult.,by the Rev. J. Strain, St. Peter's Chapel, Mr John Nish, mason, to Miss Mary Porter, both of that place.

NISH, Maggie - M7/10/1867 -At Newluce, on the 7th instant, by the Rev. Bryce Frood, Mr Wm. Love, to Miss Maggie Nish.

NIVEN, Forrest - in the WFP M7/7/1887 - Here, at 23 Princess Street, (the residence of bride's uncle) by the Rev. H.P. Charlton, Forrest Niven, artist, Glasgow to Jane Nelson, second daughter of William Nelson, formerly of Stranraer.

NIVEN, John - M24/12/1844 - At Mr Alexander's house, Ayr, on the 24th inst., by the Rev. Mr Grant, Mr John Niven, Mayhar, Kirkcolm, to Miss Janet M'Murtrie. (inserted 26/12/44)

NIVEN, John - M24/12/1844 - At Wallacetown, Ayr, on the 24th ult., by the Rev. M Grant, Mr John Niven, farmer, Mahaar, Wigtownshire, to Janet, daughter of the late Mr M'Murtrie, Maybole.

NIVEN, Rev. William - M2/12/1845 - At Argyll Street, Glasgow, on the 2d inst., by the Rev. Dr. Robson, the Rev. W. Niven, Westmoreland, Jamaica, to Agnes, eldest daughter of the late John Kirkwood, Esq., Glasgow. (William Niven to Agnes Kirkwood on Dec 2, 1845 at Barony, Lanark as per the IGI)

NIVENSON, Henry - M22/9/1845 - At Dumfries, on the 22d inst., by the Rev. W.B. Clark, of the Free Church, Maxwelltown, Mr Henry Nivenson, skinner, Hexham to Nicholas, second daughter of Mr William Richardson, Convener of the Seven Incorporated Trades of Dumfries.

NIVISON, Isobel - M17/9/1844 - At Sanquhar, on the 17th ult., by the Rev. Mr Logan, Mr James M'Connell, farmer, Glassmick, Penninghame, to Miss Isobel, daughter of the late Mr Nivison, farmer, Burnmouth, near Sanquhar.

NOBLE, Elizabeth - M16/11/1854 - (On) November 16th, in St. Mark's Church, Armagh, by the Rev. B. Wade, R.G. Wallace, Esquire, Manager Belfast Bank, Balymena, to Lizzie, third daughter of J.Y. Noble, Esq., Beresford Row, Mall, Armagh. (Robert Gamble Wallace and Elizabeth Noble as per marriage in the IGI)

NOBLE, Ellen - M24/11/1843 - At Bristol, on the 24th ult., by the Rev. Wm. Heald, Vicar of the same place, Mr John Smith, tea dealer, Brunswick Street, Halifax, Yorkshire, to Miss Ellen Noble, daughter of Mr Zachariah Noble of Cleckheton.

NOBLE, William - in WFP M5/10/1865 - At Westbourne Grove Presbyterian Church, Kensington, London, W., by the Rev. Dr King, assisted by the Rev. Dr. Wrightson, brother-in-law of the bride, William Noble, Esq., Glasgow, to Susan Maxwell, youngest daughter of Joseph Blaylock, Esq., Brampton, Cumberland.

NOEL, Mary Arabella Louisa - M20/8/1846 - At Exton church, Rutland, on the 20th inst., by the Hon and Rev. Gerard Noel, canon of Winchester, Andrew Agnew, Esq., eldest son of Sir Andrew Agnew, Bart., of Lochnaw Castle, North Britain, to the Lady Louisa Noel, eldest daughter of the Earl of Gainsborough. (Lady Mary Arabella Louisa Noel married Andrew Agnew on August 20, 1846 as per www.thepeerage.com)

NORRIE, Mary - M4/6/1844 - At Glasgow, on Tuesday last, Mr John D. Robertson, jeweller, to Miss Norrie. (John David and Mary Norrie on June 4th, 1844 as per IGI)

NOTMAN, James Ramsay - M19/4/1847 - At Macdonnelly House, Lochwinnoch, on the 19th inst., by the Rev. Dr.Smith of the Free Church, Mr J. Ramsay Notman, manager, Hurlet, to Janet, eldest daughter of John Barbour, Esq.. (James Ramsay Notman to Janet Barbour on April 17, 1847 at Abbey (paisley), Renfrew and James Ramsay to Janet Barbour on April 16, 1847 at Lochwinnoch, Renfrew as per the IGI)