JAMES STRANG was born in Renfrewshire about 1790.

Son of James Strang and Janet Baird.

ELIZABETH JAMIESON was born in Renfrewshire about 1800.

Elizabeth's parentage is unknown, but she may have been the daughter of William Jamieson and Margaret Martinholme.

James and Elizabeth were married in Eaglesham on the 14th of April, 1818. (OPR Ref. 561/1, FR161)

James and Elizabeth are at Bonnyton Farm, Eaglesham, on the 1841 census.


  1. James Strang, born in Eaglesham on the 28th of March, 1820. (OPR Ref. 561/2, FR266/FR270)

    James may have been a witness to his sister Helen's marriage in 1861. He married Ann Craig (b. Mearns c.1827) on the 14th of July 1848 and they had at least seven children. James died at Shaw Farm, Mearns, on the 24th of November 1874. Ann and four children are still at Shaw in the 1881 census.

  2. William Strang, born in Eaglesham on the 3rd of August, 1822. (OPR Ref. 561/2, FR270)

    William was informant at his father's death in 1861. He married Jessie Gibb (b. Glasgow c.1842), daughter of Robert Gibb, Night Watchman, and Janet Pender, at 120 Glebe Street, Glasgow on the 7th of February 1861. Jessie's place of residence is given as 121 Glebe Street. They had at least two children. They are at Bowhouse on the 1881 census. William moved to Essex in England, where some of his family had moved, and presumably died there. A grandson of his, William Strang, later became Lord Strang.

  3. Margaret Strang, born in Eaglesham on the 21st of September, 1824. (OPR Ref. 561/2, FR270)

    Margaret died in infancy; she is buried in Eaglesham Churchyard.

  4. Christopher Strang, born in Eaglesham on the 5th of September, 1826. (OPR Ref. 561/2, FR270)

    Christopher married Elizabeth Brown (b. Avondale c.1831); they had at least two children. Christopher died at Redbog Farm, Baldernock, Stirlingshire, on the 26th of August 1873. Elizabeth is at Redbog on the 1881 census.

  5. Janet Strang, born in Eaglesham on the 10th of May, 1828. (OPR Ref. 561/2, FR270)

    Janet Strang married William Steven at Bonnyton on the 13th of June 1850. The OPR index records a birth to these parents of Elizabeth Jamieson Steven in Eaglesham on the 1st of February 1852, also William Steven on the 5th of March 1854. In 1881, Janet Steven, widowed, is at Mid Borland Farm, Eaglesham with six other children. Janet died at Hilton Farm, Whitsome, Berwickshire, on the 18th of November 1903.

  6. Margaret Strang, born in Eaglesham on the 9th of July, 1831. (OPR Ref. 561/2, FR270)

    Margaret married James Craig (b. Eaglesham c.1824), Farmer, on the 10th of June 1852. They are at Floors Farm, Eaglesham, on the 1881 census. They had at least five children. Two of the daughters, Margaret and Janet, married two brothers, Alexander and Robert Fleming from the neighbouring farm of Thriepland; they are grandsons of Hugh Fleming and Mary Craig. Margaret died at Drumkinnon Farm, Alexandria, on the 22nd of February 1917.

  7. Elizabeth Strang, born in Eaglesham about 1834.

    Elizabeth married John McGregor (b. Saltcoats c.1824), Whitesmith, resident at Cathkin Lodge, son of William McGregor and Catharine Currie(?) at Bowhouse on the 13th of November 1857. They had at least seven children. John and the children are in Bonnyton, Sutherland Crescent, Helensburgh on the 1881 census, but Elizabeth does not seem to be present. John's occupation is now Muslin Manufacturer. Elizabeth died at this address on the 3rd of October 1884.

  8. HELEN STRANG, born in Eaglesham about 1840.

    Married John Johnston, son of Alexander Johnston and Agnes Dick.

  9. John Strang, born in Eaglesham about 1841.

    John married Mary White (b. Douglas c.1839) of Townhead of Monkton Farm, Ayrshire, daughter of Thomas White and Janet Frazer, at Townhead on the 19th of November 1867; they had at least six children, one of whom died in infancy. They are at New Kilpatrick, Dunbartonshire, on the 1881 census. John died at 'Cardington', 21 Cessnock Terrace, Troon, on the 27th of June 1932.

Elizabeth's death does not appear in the statutory registers, so she may have died before 1855.

James died at Bowhouse Farm, Carmunnock on the 7th of December 1860. He is buried in Eaglesham Churchyard.