Calendar of added and updated items

August 2105

April 2015

September 2014

  • Added list of those who served in World War 1. Because I have not brought all the lines this far forward in time, please tell me of those who should be added.
  • Began adding the Stirling branch. These families are so large that, as time permits, I'm adding my direct lines first, followed by siblings of ancestors and the twigs and branches of people who correspond with me.
  • Alexander Stirling (1742-1826) is an interesting place to begin. He had two wives, 15 known children, and was a prosperous tenant farmer in Dunblane.
  • A gravestone gone from the Muthill churchyard
  • Photos: Cecil Kinross in front of Buckingham Palace; Lizzie Kinross marrying Herbert Edmund Purser; John Kinross of Datchet's 2nd wife May Violet Henriette Purser
  • Photo of the view from Cromlix Farm (home to the Grahams from at least 1610)

January 2014

New site features:

  • The list of children now precedes a person's life events
  • A button labeled "Extended Family" opens a nifty chart linking to 4 generations of ancestors as well as siblings and children
  • Clicking on any superscripted citation reference jumps to the highlighted citation
  • A search engine to find names or places in this website (see tabs)

Added information:

  • Emily Hull Kinross obituary, 1921, Alberta
  • John Cameron medal for sweet cream cheese. Photos of John and his wife. Three of their children married into the Reid family.
  • Alexander Reid 1840 medal for ploughing; biographical information on this three children, 
  • Mary Graham Reid 1874-1918 portrait (thank you Sheena)
  • Jean Kinross & John Robertson gravestone in Crieff
  • Elizabeth Reid, daughter of Robert Reid & Lucretia Bull, 1911 census with 5 more children
  • Thomas McKirdy Graham who came to British Columbia in 1897
  • Research contributed by Colin Bendall for his branch of the Cumming family: John Reid Cumming & his wife Mary Edith Stirling
  • Photo of John Cameron, his wife & 9 of their children - 3 of whom married into the Reid family
  • A 4-generation photo of the Stirling family in Cambushinnie
  • Added Lewis Kinross c1781-1856 and his father James in Loig of Wester Feddal


  • Mary Graham, relict of James Reid death notice, 1878
  • her daughter Elizabeth's marriage to Alfred Wetherman
  • John Kinross, Hood Farm Stirling, death notice 1912   
  • John Kinross, 1916  obituary
  • John Kinross, Gannochan, sequestration 1846   
  • Rev John Kinross of Largs, 1883
  • Cecil Kinross, VC: a Feb 1918 account from the Birmingham Weekly Post "Village Welcome and Presentation"; also passenger list noting his return to Canada


Probate Calendar in England
Canada 1921 census


I have added a spot for photos of general interest, i.e. not tied to a particular person or event. See image tab. The first two are of Gannochan Farm and the view from Cromlix Farm.

June 2012 

Kinross family:

  • a newspaper clipping of a detailed obituary for one of our main fellows, John Kinross of Muthill parish then Clackmannan (1822-1916)
  • 1911 census in Scotland for John Kinross and his wife Elizabeth Graham Stirling with a surprise: their daughter-in-law  Isabella from England was with them
  • Also, John was found on the 1915 valuation roll
  • Cecil Kinross, V.C. link to his entire service file at Library and Archives Canada
    • A wonderful biography of Cecil written by Ed Dixon (link near bottom of Cecil's page)
    • A song about Cecil written and performed by Roy Hickling (link also on Cecil's page)
  • Isabella Eadie Kinross Kyle in 1901 & 1911 census
  • her son Donald Alexander Kyle served in WW1 and was a piper!
  • Dr Ivone Kinross died in April 2010
  • Robert M Kinross who immigrated from Australia to US in 1922 was found on a 1945 passenger list from the Marshall Islands to Seattle 
  • Photo of James Stirling Kinross'  home in Harefield, Middlesex where several of his children were born, including Cecil. In 2011, the Hillingdon Council erected a blue plaque at the place of his birth to commemorate Cecil's courage earning the Victoria Cross. Newspaper clipping with photo of Cecil returning from the war
  • Brothers James Stirling & John Kinross dissolved their business partnership in 1894
  • Photo of John Kinross, his wife Isabella Millar, & their 7 children, estimated circa 1905
    • Photo of Riding Court Farm Dairy in High Street Datchet
    • Newspaper photo of John receiving a prize
    • Photo of their son John who died in WW1  
    • Photo of their daughter Elizabeth who married Herbert Purser  
  • Thomas & Janet Kinross of Stirling then Wyoming then New Jersey, in the 1940 census


Reid family:

Graham family:

  • Recently, three descendants of Margaret Steel Graham and her husband Lewis McLaurin found this website and contacted me. They did not previously know one another and we have had great fun discovering the history of this part of the family.  There is new information as well as several photos; note particularly  Clarence MacLaurin who was a pilot in WW1, married in 1918 in the UK, returned to Canada, and tragically died in a plane crash in Vancouver in 1922
  • current photo of 13 Blenheim Terrace, Scarborough, where Helen Graham Brough lived and where her mother died in 1885  

July 2011



  May 2011

  • The website has undergone renovations to produce a fresh new look that is cleaner and easier on the eyes. Besides the visual changes, much of the content has been rewritten, citations edited, and photos cleaned up. There are undoubtedly typos and I count on you to let me know about them. Thank you to everyone who has contributed content to the project thus far.
  • Most photos are now embedded on the pages as thumbnail images. Click on the thumbnail to see an enlarged copy.  When on the images index page, you can either click the lightbox icon to see the full size or click the arrow icon to go to that person's page.
  • A new style of chart is the collapsible and expandable descendant chart. It is great for seeing the "big picture". You can open up the whole thing or just the parts of interest to you.  Check it out: Descendants of John Kinross & Helen Dawson
  • Obituary for James Stirling Kinross Miller who died in Calgary Canada in 1970
  • Photo of brothers Austin and Thomas Kinross at Hillend, Clackmannanshire (photos courtesy Stan Kinross)
  • Photo of John (Jock) Kinross in Toronto & a passenger list entry for him in 1920
  • Passenger lists from the far east for Austin
  • Siblings John & Jenny Kinross in the 1911 English census
  • New information about Isabella Eadie Kinross who married Thomas Kyle. Their son Donald Alexander emigrated to Canada. More to come on the Kyle family 
  • Several recent newspaper articles regarding Cecil John Kinross, our family member who received the Victoria Cross

July 2009 


February 2009