G4: 1867 Adam Sim Shiels & Elizabeth Williamson

This page provides details on Adam Sim Shiels & Elizabeth Williamson and their descendants.

Back one generation to William Shiels & Agnes Brown

  • G4: Adam Sim Shiels 1967-1945 & Elizabeth Williamson
    • G5: William Shiels 1887-1951 & Charlotte Emma Cooper
      • G6: William Adam Shiels 1925 & Ruth Constance Grace
      • G6: Thomas Shiels 1927-2017 & Audrey Mildred Burns
        • G7: Glenys Lesley Shiels & Grant Roger Styles
      • G6: Edward Shiels 1929-2003 & Janet
    • G5: James Williamson Shiels 1889-1967 & Mary Izzett
      • G6: Adam Shiels 1914-1944
      • G6: Agnes Brown Shiels 1917-1937
      • G6: William Izzett Shiels 1921-1985
      • G6: Robert Izzett Shiels 1928-1982
      • G6: Mary Izzett Shiels 1930-2001
    • G5: Margaret Callan Shiels 1889-1892
    • G5: Adam Sim Shiels 1892-1930 & Annie Woods
      • G6: Elizabeth Williamson Shiels 1918-1952 & William Murray
      • G6: Peter Shiels 1920 & Annie Cullen
      • G6: Agnes Brown Shiels 1922-1924
      • G6: Adam Shiels
    • G5: Thomas Shiels 1893 & Ethel May Hayter
    • G5: Agnes Brown Shiels 1895-1946 & James Aird
      • G6: James Ginn Aird 1913-1915
      • G6: Agnes Brown Shiels Aird 1914-1995 & Leonard Devonport
        • G7: Michael Ian Devonport 1941-2006 & Gillian Margaret Maltby
      • G6: Nan Aird 1915
      • G6: Mary Brown Shiels Aird 1916-1955
      • G6: Adam Sim Aird 1917-1978 & Monica Jevanazzi
        • G7: Christine Aird 1954 & Peter Craig
        • G7: Agnes Aird 1955 & Campbell
      • G6: Elizabeth Aird 1919-2005 & Ernest Stovell
        • G7: Thomas Stovell 1940 & Pamela Durrant
      • G6: Alexander Aird 1920 & Jean
      • G6: Isabella Aird 1923 & James Grant
      • G6: William Aird 1925
      • G6: James Aird 1927-2011
      • G6: Margaret Aird 1936-2015 & Jack Frame
    • G5: Elizabeth Williamson Shiels 1898-1959 & Thomas Crawford
    • G5: Isabella Williamson Shiels 1899-1956 & Peter Logan
    • G5: James Armstrong Callan Shiels 1906

 

G4: Adam Sim Shiels 1967-1945 & Elizabeth Williamson

Adam was born January 10, 1867. He was the seventh child of William & Agnes (Brown) Shiels. He was an agricultural laborer and later became a signalman with the railway and worked for the railway until he retired.

He married Elizabeth Williamson and had three children: Adam, Isabella and Elizabeth.

Elizabeth died in 1906 in the district of Hamilton, at the age of 44. Adam Sim died February 27, 1945 at the age of 78 and is buried at Hamilton, Scotland.

 

G5: William Shiels 1887-1951 & Charlotte Emma Cooper

William Shiels was born on July 10, 1887, in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland. He was the first child of Adam and Elizabeth (Williamson) Shiels.

William’s name is on the New Zealand Nominal Rolls of Members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force 1914-1918 with next of kin in Scotland. William gives his father’s name Adam Shiels as his next of kin and his father’s address as Eastmains Coulter Bigger Lanarkshire Scotland.
After the war, William remained in New Zealand. 

He married Charlotte Emma Cooper in 1924 in New Zealand when he was 37 years old. They had three children during their marriage, William Adam Shiels born in 1925; Thomas Shiels born on Jul 12, 1927 and Edward Shiels born December 19, 1929.

William died on April 21, 1951, in Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand, at the age of 63. Charlotte died on June 12, 1957, in Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand, at the age of 72.

 

G6: William Adam Shiels 1925 & Ruth Constance Grace

William Adam Shiels was born in 1925 in Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand, to Charlotte Emma Cooper and William Shiels.

William Adam Shiels was a painter. He married Ruth Constance Grace in Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand. In the 1969, 1972 and 1981 Electoral Rolls, they lived at 38 Richmond St in the St Kilda, Otaga.  No other information is available at this time.

 

G6: Thomas Shiels 1927-2017 & Audrey Mildred Burns

Thomas Shiels was born on July 12, 1927, in Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand, to Charlotte Emma Cooper and William Shiels.

He married Audrey Mildred Burns in 1952. They had four children, Glenys Lesley Shiels; Christine Shiels; Jackie Shiels and Ainslee Shiels.

Thomas lived in the Dunedin North district in the Otago region. In 1954 & 1957, Thomas was listed as a Furrier and in 1963, he was listed as a civil servant.

Audrey died on October 5, 2006, in New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand, at the age of 75. Tom died on August 21, 2017, in New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand, at the age of 90. 

The following is an copy of Tom’s obituary.

Shiels, Thomas (Tom). Passed away peacefully at Taranaki Base Hospital, on Monday, August 21, 2017 aged 90 years. Very much loved Husband of the late Audrey. Loved and treasured Father and father in law of Glenys and the late Grant, Christine and Miki, Jackie and Sam Sutherland, and Ainslee and Toots Taikoko. Cherished Grandad of Jeremy, Rebecca, Adam, Jacob, Tim, Laura, Sam, Jack, and Emma, and great – grandad of Maisy, Talulah, Riley, Bodhi, and Nia.

 

G7: Glenys Lesley Shiels & Grant Roger Styles

Glenys Lesley Shiels was a daughter of Tom Shiels and Audrey Mildred Burns. She was born in New Plymouth, New Zealand.

In 1978, she was living in Christchurch Central, Canterbury, New Zealand. She married Grant Roger Styles and they had four children, Timothy Styles; Jacob Styles; Adam Styles and Laura Styles.

Laura Styles has verified her ancestry through Ancestry DNA testing.

Grant Roger Styles was born on July 21, 1954, in Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand. He died July 28, 1989 in Christchurch, New Zealand at the age of 35.

 

G6: Edward Shiels 1929-2003 & Janet

Edward Shiels was born on December 19, 1929, in Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand, to Charlotte Emma Cooper, age 45, and William Shiels, age 42.

He married Janet. They lived in Dunedin Central district in Otago region. In 1963, Edward was listed as a traveler. We know they had three children however no other information is known at this time.

Edward Shiels died on October 30, 2003, in Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, when he was 73 years old.

 

G5: James Williamson Shiels 1889-1967 & Mary Izzett

James Williamson Shiels was born on April 9, 1889. He was the second child of Adam Sim Shiels and Elizabeth Williamson.
James was a coal miner and he married Mary Izzett on March 6, 1914, when he was 24 years old. Mary was a cloth factory worker in Burgh Hall, Burnbank, Hamilton.
They had 5 children, Adam Shiels 1914; Agnes Brown Shiels 1917; William Izzatt Shiels 1921; Robert Izzett Shiels 1928 and Mary Izzett Shiels 1930.

James fought with the Royal Navy during World War 1.

Mary died on April 9, 1962, in her hometown at the age of 70. James died on May 19, 1967, at the age of 78.

 

G6: Adam Shiels 1914-1944

Adam Shiels was born in 1914 in Hamilton, Ontario, He was the first child of James Williamson Shiels and Mary Izzett.

He fought as a Private in the 4th Battalion of the King’s Own Scottish Borderers during World War 2. He was killed in action on Nov 2, 1944 and is buried in the BERGEN-OP-ZOOM War Cemetery in the Netherlands.

 

G6: Agnes Brown Shiels 1917-1937

Agnes Brown Shiels was born in 1917 in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland. She was the second child of James Williamson Shiels and Mary Izzett.

She never married and died on April 29, 1937, in her hometown at the age of 20.

 

G6: William Izzett Shiels 1921-1985

William Izzett Shiels was born in 1921 in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland. He was the third child of James Williamson Shiels and Mary Izzett.

He never married and died in 1985 in his hometown at the age of 64.

 

G6: Robert Izzett Shiels 1928-1982

Robert Izzett Shiels was born in 1928 in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland. He was the fourth child of James Williamson Shiels and Mary Izzett.

He never married and died in 1982 in his hometown at the age of 54.

 

G6: Mary Izzett Shiels 1930-2001

Mary Izzett Shiels was born in 1930 in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland. She was the fifth child of James Williamson Shiels and Mary Izzett.

She never married and died in December 2001 in Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, Scotland, at the age of 71.

 

G5: Margaret Callan Shiels 1889-1892

Margaret Callan Shiels was born on June 23, 1889, in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland. She was the third child and eldest daughter of Adam Sim Shiels and Elizabeth Williamson.
Margaret died in March 1892 from injures received after being knock down in an accident in Cambuslang Lanark. Margaret was 2½ when she died.

 

G5: Adam Sim Shiels 1892-1930 & Annie Woods

Adam Sim Shiels was born in 1892 in Cambuslang, Lanarkshire, Scotland. He was the fourth child of Adam Sim Shiels and Elizabeth Williamson.

He was a railway signalman. He married Annie Woods in 1917. They had four children during their marriage, Elizabeth Williamson Shiels 1918; Peter Shiels 1920; Agnes Brown Shiels 1922 and Adam Shiels.

Adam died in a railway accident on June 18, 1930, in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland, at the age of 38.

 

G6: Elizabeth Williamson Shiels 1918-1952 & William Murray

Elizabeth Williamson Shiels was born in 1918 in Hamilton, Scotland. She was the first child of Adam Sim Shiels and Annie Woods.

She married William Murray but they never had any children. She died on March 2, 1952, in her hometown at the age of 34.

 

G6: Peter Shiels 1920 & Annie Cullen

Peter Shiels was born in 1920 in Hamilton, Scotland. He was the second child of Adam Sim Shiels and Annie Woods.

He married Annie Cullen and they had one daughter, Margaret Roslyn (Ros) Shiels born in 1956.

 

G6: Agnes Brown Shiels 1922-1924

Agnes Brown Shiels was born in 1922. She was the third child of Adam Sim Shiels and Annie Woods.

She died as a child in 1924 from meningitis.

 

G6: Adam Shiels

He was the fourth child of Adam Sim Shiels and Annie Woods. Unfortunately we have no information on Adam at this time.

 

G5: Thomas Shiels 1893 & Ethel May Hayter

Thomas Shiels was born on October 26, 1893, in Blantyre, Lanarkshire, Scotland. He was the fifth child of Adam Sim Shiels and Elizabeth Williamson.

He emigrated to Canada and arrived in May 1919. He was staying at 12 Bruinswick St in Montreal, Quebec when he signed up for the 148th Overseas Battalion with the Canadian Expeditionary Force on Jan 17, 1916. He listed his father, Adam Sim Shiels as his next of kin. On his application, he listed his trade as a Clerk.

When he returned from the war, he settled in the village of Portsmouth in Frontenac County in Ontario. That is where he met Ethel May Hayter. Ethel was previously married to Frederick George Hayter in Scotland in 1915. After Fred died, Ethel emigrated to Canada in 1920. She was staying with her cousin Fred & Catherine Gray when she met Thomas Shiels. Thomas and Ethel were married on July 17, 1923, in Kingston, Frontenac County, Ontario when he was 28 years old. Ethel’s cousins were the witnesses.

They had one child during their marriage, Mary Elizabeth born in 1926. In 1935, Mary Elizabeth & her mother travelled to Southampton on the Canadian Pacific ship “The Montcalm” for a visit with relatives.

That is all the info we have at this time.

 

G5: Agnes Brown Shiels 1895-1946 & James Aird

Agnes Brown Shiels was born in 1895 in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland. She was the sixth child of Adam Sim Shiels and Elizabeth Williamson.

She married James Aird on March 21, 1913. James was a coal miner. They had 11 children in 23 years, James Ginn Aird 1913; Agnes Brown Shiels Aird 1914; Nan Aird 1915; Mary Brown Shiels Aird 1916; Adam Sim Aird 1917; Elizabeth Aird 1919; Alexander Aird 1920; Isabella Aird 1923; William Aird 1925; James Aird 1927 and Margaret Aird 1936.

Agnes died on March 2, 1946, in Strathaven, Lanarkshire, Scotland, at the age of 51. James died on August 8, 1969, in Strathaven, Lanarkshire, Scotland, at the age of 79.

 

G6: James Ginn Aird 1913-1915

James Ginn Aird was born in 1913. He was the first child for Agnes Brown Shiels and James Aird.

He died in 1915 when he was only 2 years old.

 

G6: Agnes Brown Shiels Aird 1914-1995 & Leonard Devonport

Agnes Brown Shiels Aird was born on May 21, 1914. She was the second child for Agnes Brown Shiels and James Aird.

She married Leonard Devonport in 1940 in Kenya. They had one child during their marriage, Michael Ian Devonport born Nov 22, 1941.

Agnes died in January 1995 in Northampton, England, at the age of 80.

 

G7: Michael Ian Devonport 1941-2006 & Gillian Margaret Maltby

Michael Ian Devonport was born Nov 22, 1941 in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England. He was the only child of Agnes Brown Shiels Aird and Leonard Devonport.

He married Gillian Margaret Maltby and they had two children, Nicola Devonport and Thomas Ian Devonport.

Michael died on August 19, 2006, in his hometown at the age of 64.

 

G6: Nan Aird 1915

Nan Aird was born in 1915 in Strathaven, Lanarkshire, Scotland. She was the third child for Agnes Brown Shiels and James Aird.

 

G6: Mary Brown Shiels Aird 1916-1955

Mary Brown Shiels Aird was born in 1916. She was the fourth child for Agnes Brown Shiels and James Aird.

Mary died on September 14, 1955, in Strathaven, Lanarkshire, Scotland, at the age of 39.

 

G6: Adam Sim Aird 1917-1978 & Monica Jevanazzi

Adam Sim Aird was born on May 5, 1917, in Strathaven, Lanarkshire, Scotland. He was the fifth child for Agnes Brown Shiels and James Aird.

He married Monica Jevanazzi and they had two children, Christine Aird 1954 and Agnes Aird 1955.

Adam fought in World War 2 as a Rifleman with the Cameronians. He was a Prisioner of War in Cleszyn, Poland.

Adam died on August 23, 1978, in his hometown at the age of 61.

 

G7: Christine Aird 1954 & Peter Craig

Christine Aird was born in 1954 in Strathaven, Lanarkshire, Scotland. She was the first child of Adam Sim Aird & Monica Jevanazzi. 

She married Peter Craig and they had two children, Emma Craig 1977 and Isla Craig 1981.

 

G7: Agnes Aird 1955 & Campbell

Agnes Aird was born in 1955 in Strathaven, Lanarkshire, Scotland. She was the second child of Adam Sim Aird & Monica Jevanazzi. 

She married Mr. Campbell and they had two children, Paul Campbell in 1975 and Ross Campbell in 1978.

 

G6: Elizabeth Aird 1919-2005 & Ernest Stovell

Elizabeth Aird was born on March 26, 1919, in Strathaven, Lanarkshire, Scotland. She was the sixth child for Agnes Brown Shiels and James Aird.

She married Ernest Stovell and they had 4 children, Thomas born on October 18, 1940; Victoria born in 1945; James Aird born in 1950 and Elizabeth born in 1955.

Elizabeth died on March 27, 2005, in her hometown at the age of 86.

 

G7: Thomas Stovell 1940 & Pamela Durrant

Thomas Stovell was born on October 18, 1940, in Strathaven, Lanarkshire, Scotland. He was the first child for Elizabeth Aird and Ernest Stovell.

He married Pamela Durrant and they had 4 children, Allan Stovell 1967; Caroline Ann Stovell 1968; Pamela Stovell Feb 17, 1972 and Tom Shiels Stovell born Sept 29, 1978.

 

G6: Alexander Aird 1920 & Jean

Alexander Aird was born in 1920 in Strathaven, Lanarkshire, Scotland. He was the seventh child for Agnes Brown Shiels and James Aird.

He married Jean and they had 2 daughters, Alexandra & Jean born in 1950. 

 

G6: Isabella Aird 1923 & James Grant

Isabella Aird was born in 1923 in Strathaven, Lanarkshire, Scotland. She was the eight child for Agnes Brown Shiels and James Aird.

She married James Grant and they had three children, Rodney Grant 1950; Isobel Grant 1955 and Stuart Grant 1970.

 

G6: William Aird 1925

William Aird was born in 1925 in Strathaven, Lanarkshire, Scotland. He was the nineth child for Agnes Brown Shiels and James Aird.

 

G6: James Aird 1927-2011

James (Jimmy) Aird was born in 1927 in Strathaven, Lanarkshire. He was the tenth child for Agnes Brown Shiels and James Aird.

He never married and died on May 5, 2011, in his hometown at the age of 84.

 

G6: Margaret Aird 1936-2015 & Jack Frame

Margaret Aird was born on June 29, 1936, in Strathaven, Lanarkshire, Scotland. She was the eleventh child for Agnes Brown Shiels and James Aird.

Se married Jack Frame and they had two children, Tom Frame 1965 and Alan Frame 1967.

Margaret Aird died on December 13, 2015, in Airdrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland, when she was 79 years old.

 

G5: Elizabeth Williamson Shiels 1898-1959 & Thomas Crawford

Elizabeth Williamson Shiels was born on July 3, 1898, in Blantyre, Lanarkshire, Scotland. She was the seventh child of Adam Sim Shiels and Elizabeth Williamson.

She married Thomas Crawford in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, on July 19, 1922, when she was 24 years old. They had three children together, Adam Shiels Crawford born in 1925; Helen Crawford and Thomas Crawford. This marriage ended in divorce.

She then married Charles Anderson in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland, in 1937 when she was 39 years old.

Elizabeth died on April 11, 1959, in Fife, Scotland, at the age of 60.

 

G5: Isabella Williamson Shiels 1899-1956 & Peter Logan

Isabella Williamson Shiels was born in 1899 in Blantyre, Lanarkshire, Scotland. She was the eighth child of Adam Sim Shiels and Elizabeth Williamson.

She married Peter Logan and they had two children, Barbara Logan born in 1923 and May Logan.

Barbara died on June 20, 1949, in Lanarkshire, Scotland, at the age of 26.

Isabella died on January 18, 1956, in Lanarkshire, Scotland, at the age of 57. Peter died on April 30, 1960, in Lanark, Lanarkshire, Scotland, at the age of 61.

 

G5: James Armstrong Callan Shiels 1906

James Armstrong Callan Shiels was born on September 12, 1906, in Hamilton, Scotland. He was the ninth child of Adam Sim Shiels and Elizabeth Williamson. He lost his mother when he was only an infant.