James Skimming 1875-1942, son of John Skimming and Jessie Gemmell was a blacksmith living in Kirkmabreck. In 1903 James and Jessie Jamieson had an illegitimate daughter, Jane McBride Skimming. Six months later James had another illegitimate daughter, Mary Barclay Skimming, this time the mother was Annie McNearnie who James married in 1904. James and Annie had another 4 children: James, Alexander Mace, John Gordon and Ronald McNeill.

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Last Update: August 2009