THOMAS MCWILLIAM was born at Greenhall Farm, Blantyre, at 10:30 AM on the 7th of February, 1872.

Son of Thomas McWilliam and Christina Fleming.

Thomas is at Greenhall on the 1881 and 1891 census, and at the time of his marriage in 1900. On both census returns and on his birth certificate the family name is given as McWilliams.

MARGARET JANE IMRIE was born at Eastwood Mains Toll at 2:00 AM on the 24th of May, 1874.

Daughter of Alexander Imrie and Janet Howie.

Margaret's name appears on her birth certificate without her middle name.

Margaret is at Stewartfield Farm, Blantyre, on the 1881 and 1891 census. However, her place of birth is given as Blantyre on both census returns.

Thomas and Margaret were married at Stewartfield on the 10th of January, 1900. On the marriage certificate, Margaret's name is given as 'Margaret Jane Imrie'.

Witnessed by James McWilliam and Isabella Imrie.

Officiated by C. Scrimgeour Turnbull, presumably a Church of Scotland Minister.

All attempts to find Thomas and Margaret on the 1901 census have failed. However, they must have moved to Backrow Farm, East Kilbride, some time before April 1907.


  1. Janet Howie McWilliam, born at Backrow on the 29th of April, 1907.

    Janet married William Pirrie Mackie, Baker's Salesman, son of William Mackie, Coalminer, and Catherine Pirrie, at Backrow on the 22nd of June 1934. William's place of residence was 66 Edmond Street, Glasgow. Janet died at Astley Ainslie Hospital in Edinburgh on the 26th of January 1982.

  2. Christina Fleming McWilliam, born at Backrow on the 6th of January, 1912.
  3. Christina married William Dickie, son of William Dickie and Ann Sinclair Frood.

  4. Margaret Imrie McWilliam, born at Backrow on the 9th of January, 1914. (GROS Ref. 1914, 643, 10)

    Margaret only lived for five weeks; she died at Backrow on the 14th of February.

Margaret died at 35 West Port, Lanark, on the 3rd of June, 1950. Her death certificate gives her name as 'Margaret Jane'.

Thomas was living at 35 West Port at the time of his sister Christina's death in November 1950. He died at Castle Farm, Craigmillar, on the 6th of July, 1956.