Family of John SKIMMING and Margaret Livingston JAMIESON

Husband: John SKIMMING (1880-1932)
Wife: Margaret Livingston JAMIESON (1877-1939)
Children: Jessie Young MCSKIMMING (1898-1965)
John MCSKIMMING (1900-1946)
James MACSKIMMING (1902-1951)
Hugh Douglas MACSKIMMING (1904-1965)
Gordon MCSKIMMING (1905-1965)
William Thomson MCSKIMMING (1907-1979)
Roy Lockart MCSKIMMING (1909-1940)
Alexander (Sandy) Murdo MCSKIMMING (1912?-c. 1983)
Agnew MCSKIMMING (1914-1986)
George Ogilvie Jamieson MCSKIMMING (1916-1978)
Marriage 1 Jun 1900 Senwick Park, Kirkcudbrightshire

Husband: John SKIMMING

Sex: Male
Father: John SKIMMING (1855-1923)
Mother: Jessie GEMMELL (1850-1926)
Birth 16 Jun 1880 Kirkmabreck, Kirkcudbrightshire
Occupation Railway Porter / Station Master
Death 30 Dec 1932 (age 52) Guthrie, Angus

Wife: Margaret Livingston JAMIESON

Name: Margaret Livingston JAMIESON
Sex: Female
Father: -
Mother: -
Birth 23 Dec 1877 Borgue, Kirkcudbrightshire
Birth 1878 Borgue, Kirkcudbrightshire
Death 30 Jan 1939 (age 61) Borgue, Kirkcudbrightshire

Child 1: Jessie Young MCSKIMMING

Name: Jessie Young MCSKIMMING
Sex: Female
Spouse: James CALLANDER (1901?-1956)
Birth 18 Apr 1898 Borgue, Kirkcudbrightshire
Occupation Nurse ?
Death 1965 (age 66-67) Dingwall

Child 2: John MCSKIMMING

Sex: Male
Birth 19 Oct 1900 Penninghame, Wigtownshire
Occupation Butcher
Death 25 Jul 1946 (age 45) Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire

Child 3: James MACSKIMMING

Sex: Male
Birth 4 Jun 1902 Garlieston, Wigtownshire
Occupation Farm worker / book keeper
Death 1 Apr 1951 (age 48) Fort Augustus

Child 4: Hugh Douglas MACSKIMMING

Name: Hugh Douglas MACSKIMMING
Sex: Male
Birth 20 Jan 1904 Garlieston, Wigtownshire
Occupation gardener
Death Dec 1965 (age 61) Crosby (near Liverpool)

Child 5: Gordon MCSKIMMING

Sex: Male
Birth 18 Sep 1905 Garlieston, Wigtownshire
Occupation Motor Driver
Death 11 Dec 1965 (age 60) Stranraer

Child 6: William Thomson MCSKIMMING

Name: William Thomson MCSKIMMING
Sex: Male
Birth 16 Feb 1907 Garlieston, Wigtownshire
Occupation Head Teacher
Death 1979 (age 71-72) Ottowa, Canada

Child 7: Roy Lockart MCSKIMMING

Name: Roy Lockart MCSKIMMING
Sex: Male
Birth 23 Nov 1909 Garlieston, Wigtownshire
Death 30 Dec 1940 (age 31) Holderness, Yorkshire

Child 8: Alexander (Sandy) Murdo MCSKIMMING

Name: Alexander (Sandy) Murdo MCSKIMMING
Sex: Male
Birth 1912 (cal)
Occupation Farm Manager
Death c. 1983 (age 70-71) Fort William

Child 9: Agnew MCSKIMMING

Sex: Male
Birth 7 Mar 1914 Garlieston, Wigtownshire
Occupation Chemist assistant
Death Feb 1986 (age 71) Coventry

Child 10: George Ogilvie Jamieson MCSKIMMING

Name: George Ogilvie Jamieson MCSKIMMING
Sex: Male
Birth 14 Jan 1916 Garlieston, Wigtownshire
Occupation Policeman / Statistician
Death 29 Jul 1978 (age 62) Bristol

Note on Husband: John SKIMMING

John changed his surname from Skimming to McSkimming by 1900.

In 1902 / 1904 he was using MacSkimming when James and Hugh's births were registered.


The Family address on Gordon's Birth Certificate is Millisle Station, Garlieston.

On Gordon's Marriage certificate one of the witnesses was John and his address was Station House, Parton.


John's occupation according to Gordon's marriage certificate was Station Master.


The family left Parton to move to Guthrie in February 1931. (This information came from the label on a clock presented to John from the people of Parton.)

Note on Wife: Margaret Livingston JAMIESON

Margaret was born at Upper Senwick, her middle name, Livingston, appears on the marriage certificate of Jessie and James Callander.

Margaret was said to have died in Borgue while attending the funeral of a relative. I believe that the relative was her nephew Hugh Jamieson Thompson who died in Johnstone, Renfrewshire on 28 Jan 1939 and was buried in Senwick cemetery, Borgue. Margaret's home at the time of her death was Castle Douglas and she is buried in Castle Douglas cemetery.