(Cir 1740-)
Margaret SMITH
(Cir 1740-)
Elizabeth GUTHRIE
(Abt 1770-)


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1. Agnes McKISSOCK


  • Born: 1794, Alloway, Ayrshire, Scotland
  • Marriage (1): Agnes McKISSOCK about 1820
  • Died: 26 Mar 1883, The Craigs, 21 Newark Street, Greenock, Scotland aged 89

  General Notes:

Agnes Cuthbert marriage record.

U.K. and U.S. Directories, 1680-1830 Record:
Name:Robert Cuthbert
Location: Town: Greenock County/Colonial: Scotland glasgow
Occupation: Occupation: ship master
Address: Address: Couden house Town: Greenock County/Colonial: Scotland
Source Date:1828
Source Info: Listed in, [Greenock, 1828] The Greenock Directory, for 1828-1829: containing A List of the Principal Merchants, Traders, Grocers, Shipmasters, Mariners, &c. To which is added, the arrival and departure of coaches, steam passage and luggage boats, carriers and packets; with other miscellaneous information. [Price One Shilling.], 1828, HUTCHISON, W., Glasgow. Printed by Hutchison and Brookman
Source Information: U.K. and U.S. Directories, 1680-1830 [database online]. Provo, UT:, Inc., 2003. Original data: Avero Publications. Biography Database, 1680-1830. Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England: Avero Publications, 1998.

1881 Census: Shipowner in Greenock, born 1794 in Alloway, Ayrshire.

His death Certificate: Married to Agnes McKessock and his son William was witness. Also gives the names of his parents.
His will written 24 May 1881 gives additional information about his children & grd children.
William Cuthbert, 1794-1854, of Cascapedia Bay
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William Cuthbert was born in Alloway, Ayrshire, Scotland about 1794.He may have been the son of William and Elizabeth (Guthrie) Cuthbert and, if so, his date of birth is recorded as being June 22, 1794. There were at least three other children in the Cuthbert family; Robert who remained in Greenock, Scotland and was the partner of William until their company was dissolved in 1846; Agnes, the wife of Andrew Turner, a sawyer and farmer who immigrated to Lower Canada to work for his brother-in-law; and Daniel who is said to have gone to the United States.../..
In 1828, Cuthbert contracted to ship 300 barrels of cod from Gaspé Harbour to Québec City, which indicates that he was beginning to broaden his economic base.During this period he formed a partnership with his brother Robert in Greenock, Scotland, which operated under the name "William Cuthbert & Co." During the first few years the company operated solely as an import trade, bringing in clothing, foodstuffs, liquor, machinery and equipment primarily from Great Britain..../...
It is believed that the firm of William Cuthbert & Co. constructed at least 14 vessels in their shipyard at "Duthie's Point" (also known locally as "Shipyard Point" and "Willett's Point"). Two of the largest vessels constructed on the Gaspé coast during the first half of thenineteenth century were products of the Cuthbert Shipyard.They were the Saxon, weighing 787 tons andbuilt in 1846, and the Cuthbert, 914 tons and built in 1848.Robert Cuthbert recruited experienced ship carpenters and workers in Scotland and, during the early 1830s George Carswell and his family arrived in New Richmond from Greenock.He was to be Cuthbert's most renowned ship builder over the next two decades.../...
The partnership of William Cuthbert and his brother Robert in Greenock, Scotland, ended officially in 1849, with the agreement being drawn up by notary J.G. LeBel.Andrew Turner, the husband of William's sister Agnes, represented Robert Cuthbert at the signing.

Robert married Agnes McKISSOCK, daughter of Robert McKISSOCK and Jean WATT, about 1820. (Agnes McKISSOCK was born on 1 Nov 1797 in Ballantrae, Ayrshire, Scotland, christened on 4 Nov 1797 in Ballantrae, Ayrshire, Scotland and died after 1883.)


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