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Surname Saturday – Banks

The ancestor in my tree with this surname was Jean (or Jane) Banks.

The ancestral line is:

1 My ex-husband

2 Murray Irwin Willis (1931-1964)
3 Shirley Patricia Casey (1935-2013)

4 Thomas Arthur Willis (1900-1957)
5 Dorothea Isabella Sinclair Smith (1904-1979)

10 Thomas Smith (1873-1925)
11 Louisa May Clyne (1881-1949)

20 James Smith (1841-1938)
21 Dora Mansfield (1849-1913)

40 Thomas Smith (1813-1842)
41 Rachel Hamilton Wilson (1813-1884)

82 William Wilson (1781-?)
83 Jean (or Jane) Banks (1781-?)

Jean Banks was christened 19 August 1781 at Stevenston, Ayr, Scotland.

She married William Wilson 16 January 1802 at Stevenston, Ayr, Scotland.

They had 6 children:

  • Adam Wilson (1802-1802)
  • Nathaniel Wilson (1805-?)
  • Jean Wilson (1811-?)
  • Rachel Hamilton Wilson (1813-1884)
  • Alexander Hamilton Wilson (1816-?)
  • Martha Wilson (1819-?)

A Public Member Tree at Ancestry shows she died 27 September 1853 at Stevenston.  There is no corresponding burial entry on the ScotlandsPeople website.

166 Nathaniel Banks (ca. 1750)
167 Jean (or Jane) Wilson

The only baptism I have found for a Nathan* Banks in Ayrshire prior to 1800 was in 1718.  This would have been too early to have been for this Nathaniel. I have therefore been unable to trace the line back further than Nathaniel.

Nathaniel married Jane Wilson 27 July 1775 at Stevenston.

Nathaniel and Jean had 5 children, all christened at Stevenston

  • James Banks christened 21 July 1776
  • Janet Banks christened 12 September 1778
  • Jean Banks christened 19 August 1781
  • Thomas Banks christened 18 April 1784
  • Sarah Banks christened 19 November 1786

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