James Mearns
(Abt 1700-)
Margaret Patton
(Abt 1705-)
David Mearns
Robert Mearns


Family Links

1. Elspeth Coul

Robert Mearns

  • Born: 19 Nov 1745, Ferryden, Angus
  • Married (1): Elspeth Coul

  Research Notes:

I am certain that Robert Mearns & Elspeth Coul are the parents of my ancestor Margaret Mearns and her brothers Alexander & Robert because they all appear together in the Craig Parish List for 1788.

The only uncertainty is over their birth dates. This Robert & this Elspeth are the closest matches that exist in the OPR. This uncertainty then extends to their parentage, which is especially difficult when only the father is named, as is often the case in older records.



Branch: Cargill.

Proof Link: Birth / Census.


Robert married Elspeth Coul, daughter of Robert Coul and Jean Black. (Elspeth Coul was born on 3 Aug 1739 in Ferryden, Angus.)