NameWilliam Andrew
Birth25 Aug 1781, Hill, Symington Parish, Ayrshire, Scotland
Baptism26 Aug 1781
Death12 Oct 1831, Milton Mill, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland
OccupationMiller, musician
MiscellanyDeath location may be Millam Mill (Dorothy Forsythe), not Milton Mill (Don Hutton)
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FatherJames Andrew (1759-1811)
MotherMary Ferguson (1745-1818)
Birth8 Oct 1787, Dundonald, Ayrshire, Scotland
Baptism8 Oct 1787, Dundonald Parish, Ayrshire, Scotland
Death12 Sep 1869, Dundonald Parish, Ayrshire, Scotland
MiscellanySister of Ann Hay who married Wiliam’s brother Adam. -- Don Hutton
FatherJohn Hay (1760-1821)
Marriage29 Jul 1807, Dundonald Parish, Ayrshire, Scotland
ChildrenJames (1808-)
 John (1810-)
 Mary (1812-)
 Jean (1814-)
 Elizabeth (1817-1821)
 Margaret (1819-<1822)
 Margaret (1822-1900)
 William (1825-)
 Hugh (1828-1878)
Notes for William Andrew
“William Andrew, b. 25 Aug 1781 in Hill, Symington Parish, Ayrshire, Scotland, baptized 26 Aug 1781 in Symington, Ayrshire, Scotland, occupation Miller, Musician, Pianoforte Tuner,, d. 12 Oct 1831 in Milton Mill, Ayrshire, Scotland, buried: 15 Oct 1831 in Dundonald, Ayrshire, Scotland.

“The Old Parish Register recorded: "William Andrew son lawful of James Andrew and Mary Ferguson his spouse in Hill, Symington parish was born on the 25 of August 1781 and baptized on the 26th of the same." (Monkton & Prestwick OPR 606 FR204)

"William, Adam and Hugh went out fiddling to castles etc. William was made a free burgher of Kilmarnock in 1807." (From the 1937 notes of Dr. John Ernest Andrew from Prince Edward Island, Canada following his visit to Andrew relatives in Kilmarnock.)

"William Andrew musician in Kilmarnock and Elisabeth daughter to John Hay in Paulstone were married 29th day of July 1807." (Dundonald OPR).

He married Elizabeth Hay, married 29 July 1807 in Dundonald, Ayrshire, Scotland, b. 1787 in Dundonald, Ayrshire, Scotland, (daughter of John HAY and Jean FULTON) baptized 8 Oct 1787 in Dundonald, Ayrshire, Scotland, d. 12 Sep 1869 in Kilwinning, Ayrshire, Scotland at 4.05 p.m.”

-- Don Hutton, “Descendants”

[Note: Dorothy Forsythe records Willam’s death at Millam Mill, not Milton Mill.]


“Hugh, William, and Adam Andrew, three brothers, were very musical and I saw invitations from castles etc. asking them to come and play their violins. They were made free burghers of Kilmarnock.”

-- John Ernest Andrew in a 1937 letter describing his visit to Ayrshire

“In more recent times the Messrs Hall of Ayr have long maintained a high reputation as violin players — so have the Andrews in Lave-mill, near Dundonald ; while there is scarcely a village throughout the county that has not its instrumental or vocal club."

-- From the Introduction to The Ballads and Songs of Ayrshire, illustrated with sketches, historical, traditional, narrative and biographical…, James Paterson, Editor. Ayr, Published for the editor by J. Dick, 1846.
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