David Kinnear
(Abt 1735-Bef 1799)
Katharine Smith
(Abt 1735-)
Helen Kinnear


Family Links

1. Thomas Blues

Helen Kinnear

  • Born: 27 Aug 1758, Morphy, St Cyrus, Kincardine
  • Married (1): Thomas Blues on 15 Apr 1780 in St Cyrus, Kincardine


Residence: Milton, St Cyrus



Proof Link: Daughter's death.

Branch: Buick.


Helen married Thomas Blues, son of John Blues and Jean Middleton, on 15 Apr 1780 in St Cyrus, Kincardine. (Thomas Blues was born on 29 Jan 1757 in Milton, St Cyrus, Kincardine.)


This marriage was recorded in the OPR as being between Thomas Blues and Jean Kinnear. However, there are no records of children of that marriage, whereas I have found 8 children of Thomas Blues and Helen Kinnear. The birth date of their first child is right for this marriage date.

So, my assumption is that the clerk made a mistake and wrote down the name of the wrong sister.

It looks likely but cannot be proved that Helen Kinnear is the daughter of David Kinnear & Katharine Smith.

A Kinnear family lives nearby in 1799 in Miltonhaven and consists of widowed Katharine Smith, widow of David Kinnear, and unmarried daughter Jane (or Jean) and Jane's 2 natural children.