The Papers of John Thom McKinley
Girvans in South Ayrshire who predate
Thomas John and William, immigrants to Jamaica
The references on these 8 pages left in John’s papers seem to be taken from registers in the region of South Ayrshire, probably from Maybole, an administrative centre for South Ayrshire, Scotland. References of individual Girvans in these papers containing entries from South Ayrshire, date from 1541 to 1793. Thomas Girvan, the eldest of the 3 Girvan brothers in our extended family who came to Jamaica, was born in 1796.
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