If you wish to contact Jimjim@heffernans.co.uk
10 Station Road
Pleas forgive my intrusion onto your private time but I was hopeful that you may be able to assist me in my attempts to research my family history, or, if not, you may be able to direct me towards someone who might.
I was born in Kirkcolm (Creachmore Farm, to be precise) in October 1955, second child of James Michael and Irene Heffernan, We lived for a few years on Bayview Terrace, which is where my uncle and aunt, Owens and Olive Elliott, also lived. My grandparents, Owens and Isabella Elliott lived opposite the kirk on Church Road. My uncle was a church warden, I believe for many years, and my grandmother was an ever-present member of the congregation.
Although we moved to England when I was still very young (3 or 4), I returned to the village every summer for several years to spend the summer with my grandmother, and intermittently thereafter, as other commitments took precedence.
I now have my own family who are very proud of their Scottish/Irish roots, and are very keen to learn more about the family from Kirkcolm. We intend to visit the village in the very near future, and wonder whether there are any parish records which may be available to view, which would assist us with our research.
Other family members from the village who I am have some recollection of, include Wallace and Jenny McMeckin. I also vividly remember the McKie family (young Jim Mckie was a great friend to us when we would return home during the summers of our youth,) who lived next door to my grandparents, and I often wonder what happened to them, and whether there are still surviving members of that family.
Once again, please accept my apologies for the intrusion, but please feel free to contact me if you can be of assistance in any way, or if you can point me in the direction of anyone else who could.
Very kind regards
Jim (James Michael) Heffernan
Peggy as a teenager and A few years ago
Peggy also gave us this picture with her Mother in it, and she was the lady who gave us our Church Bible.
Looking from left to right the lady's are.
Mrs Watson, Mrs Compton, Irene Gilliland, Mrs Welsh, Maggie Bailie, Mrs Henderson, ( Peggy's Mother Jean McIntyre,) Betty Joyce.
If anyone would like to let me borrow old photo's of local folk or events, I would love to put them on our web site.