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Thomas TANNAHILL[1]

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  • Name Thomas TANNAHILL  [2, 3
    Born 6 Mar 1735  ,,,Kilmarnock, Ayr, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Died 1823  10, West Brae,, Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Notes 
    • The four brothers, James, Thomas, Robert, and John Tannahill, left Kilmarnock and came to Paisley in the year 1756, when the manufacture of textile fabrics was rising in importance and becoming a prosperous trade in the latter town. On 29th November, 1763, Thomas Tannahill entered as master with the Weavers' Society, and on 9th December following, his brother, John Tannahill, entered as journeyman with him. Bought house in West Brae - lived there until death in 1823. Elder of High Church, Paisley for 40 years. [5]
    • Uncle of poet Robert Tannahill.
    Person ID I2941  Brian's Family Tree
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2011 

    Father Thomas TANNAHILL,   b. 18 May 1709, ,,,Kilmarnock, Ayr, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1744, ,,,Kilmarnock, Ayr, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years) 
    Mother Mary BUNTIN,   b. 1701, ,,,Kilmarnock, Ayr, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1757, ,,,Kilmarnock, Ayr, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 21 Jun 1730  ,,,Kilmarnock, Ayr, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F907  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret BIGGAR,   b. 1735, ,,,Beith, Ayrshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 22 Aug 1761  Paisley Abbey,,, Paisley Low, Renfrewshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Notes 
    • Copy of a letter from Mr. Thomas Tannahill, in Paisley to his relations in America Dated Paisley, 19th, May, 1824 Dear Aunts: Your nephews on this side of the water are longing to hear from you. We would take it very kindly if you would correspond with us and let us know the situation of your families. Although our fathers are no more, we would not wish you to forget us their children. We will not trouble you with anything belonging to this country- but what we think will be more interesting to you, some particulars respecting our own families. I am the only one of your nephews here that recollects our uncles. I assisted one or other of them at times as a draw boy. I have Uncle John's lamp which our father kept as long as he lived, it has stood in the same place, since our uncle went away which is about fifty years ago. Our father died about two years ago aged near eighty seven years. He left two sons, two daughters with their families, with brother Robert's widow and family. Robert died about six years ago. Our uncle James died many years since. Our father and uncle James lived on the greatest friendship, they were respected by all who knew them while they lived, and were regretted when they died. I hope it was so with our uncles Robert and John. I remember they were like one another for the amiableness of their temper, and we are happy to say that our grandfathers and great-grandfathers were noted for their piety; which I hope will be said of their children for many generations. The last account we heard of you was from Mr. Samuel Purden who came over about the end of the war. He informed us of the welfare of your families. He gave us some hopes that some of your sons would pay us a visit, which we would be very glad to realize. With respect to my family I have three sons one of who is married in Glasgow very comfortable, has five children. Another is married in this town -has two children. Our youngest is at home with us. My wife and myself are on the decline of live, we cannot wait here. You will see by our packet of letters how kindly we would take it if any of your would correspond with us. I will add no more but hope this will come safe to hand. I remain your loving nephew. (signed) Thomas Tannahill
    Children 
     1. Thomas TANNAHILL,   b. 1762, ,,,Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1854, ,,,Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     2. Robert TANNAHILL,   b. 18 May 1764, ,,,Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1818, ,,,Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
     3. Alexander TANNAHILL,   b. 27 Apr 1766, ,,,Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. James TANNAHILL,   b. 7 May 1769, ,,,Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. John TANNAHILL,   b. 28 Sep 1771, ,,,Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1780  (Age 8 years)
     6. Margaret TANNAHILL,   b. 17 Jan 1774, ,,,Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Jean TANNAHILL,   b. 18 Jun 1776, ,,,Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Mary TANNAHILL,   b. 29 Oct 1778, ,,,Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. John TANNAHILL,   b. 29 Jan 1781, ,,,Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 1854, 36, Main Street, Bridgeton, Glasgow,, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     10. William TANNAHILL,   b. 15 May 1783, ,,,Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 31 Jan 2010 
    Family ID F906  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Thomas Tannahill's birth 1735
    Thomas Tannahill's birth 1735
    Thomas Tannahill and Margaret Biggar's marriage 1761
    Thomas Tannahill and Margaret Biggar's marriage 1761
    John Tannahill Birth 1781
    John Tannahill Birth 1781

  • Sources 
    1. [S84] Tannahill letters, Thomas Tannahill (Reliability: 3).
      Dear Aunts: Your nephews on this side of the water are longing to hear from you. We would take it very kindly if you would correspond with us and let us know the situation of your families. Although our fathers are no more, we would not wish you to forget us their children. We will not trouble you with anything belonging to this country- but what we think will be more interesting to you, some particulars respecting our own families. I am the only one of your nephews here that recollects our uncles. I assisted one or other of them at times as a draw boy. I have Uncle John's lamp which our father kept as long as he lived, it has stood in the same place, since our uncle went away which is about fifty years ago. Our father died about two years ago aged near eighty seven years. He left two sons, two daughters with their families, with brother Robert's widow and family. Robert died about six years ago. Our uncle James died many years since. Our father and uncle James lived on the greatest friendship, they were respected by all who knew them while they lived, and were regretted when they died. I hope it was so with our uncles Robert and John. I remember they were like one another for the amiableness of their temper, and we are happy to say that our grandfathers and great-grandfathers were noted for their piety; which I hope will be said of their children for many generations. The last account we heard of you was from Mr. Samuel Purden who came over about the end of the war. He informed us of the welfare of your families. He gave us some hopes that some of your sons would pay us a visit, which we would be very glad to realize. With respect to my family I have three sons one of who is married in Glasgow very comfortable, has five children. Another is married in this town -has two children. Our youngest is at home with us. My wife and myself are on the decline of live, we cannot wait here. You will see by our packet of letters how kindly we would take it if any of your would correspond with us. I will add no more but hope this will come safe to hand. I remain your loving nephew. (signed) Thomas Tannahill "With regard to Thomas, I shall say nothing as our Cousin Thomas is writing to you, except to say that he died about 2 years ago and I am sure there did not live an individual in Paisley that was more respected. For forty years he was one of the parish elders, - an office which he filled with honor to himself and advantage to the public. He was truly an honor to our name. He manufactured on a small scale but for several years before his death, had left off business and spent his last days in ease, peace and prosperity. He left all his children some money at his death."

    2. [S350] Public Member Trees, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006.Original data - Family trees submitted by Ancestry members.Original data: Family trees submitted by Ancestry members.).
      http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=0&pid=-1644113849
      Information extracted from various family tree data submitted to Ancestry and The Generations Network

    3. [S346] OneWorldTree, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc.).

    4. [S677] The Poems and Songs of Robert Tannahill by Robert Tannahill and FSA David Semple (Hardcover - 1874).

    5. [S84] Tannahill letters, Thomas Tannahill (Reliability: 3), (19-05-1824).
      Dear Aunts: Your nephews on this side of the water are longing to hear from you. We would take it very kindly if you would correspond with us and let us know the situation of your families. Although our fathers are no more, we would not wish you to forget us their children. We will not trouble you with anything belonging to this country- but what we think will be more interesting to you, some particulars respecting our own families. I am the only one of your nephews here that recollects our uncles. I assisted one or other of them at times as a draw boy. I have Uncle John's lamp which our father kept as long as he lived, it has stood in the same place, since our uncle went away which is about fifty years ago. Our father died about two years ago aged near eighty seven years. He left two sons, two daughters with their families, with brother Robert's widow and family. Robert died about six years ago. Our uncle James died many years since. Our father and uncle James lived on the greatest friendship, they were respected by all who knew them while they lived, and were regretted when they died. I hope it was so with our uncles Robert and John. I remember they were like one another for the amiableness of their temper, and we are happy to say that our grandfathers and great-grandfathers were noted for their piety; which I hope will be said of their children for many generations. The last account we heard of you was from Mr. Samuel Purden who came over about the end of the war. He informed us of the welfare of your families. He gave us some hopes that some of your sons would pay us a visit, which we would be very glad to realize. With respect to my family I have three sons one of who is married in Glasgow very comfortable, has five children. Another is married in this town -has two children. Our youngest is at home with us. My wife and myself are on the decline of live, we cannot wait here. You will see by our packet of letters how kindly we would take it if any of your would correspond with us. I will add no more but hope this will come safe to hand. I remain your loving nephew. (signed) Thomas Tannahill "With regard to Thomas, I shall say nothing as our Cousin Thomas is writing to you, except to say that he died about 2 years ago and I am sure there did not live an individual in Paisley that was more respected. For forty years he was one of the parish elders, - an office which he filled with honor to himself and advantage to the public. He was truly an honor to our name. He manufactured on a small scale but for several years before his death, had left off business and spent his last days in ease, peace and prosperity. He left all his children some money at his death."