G4: 1865 George Shiels & Margaret McMorran

This page provides details on George Shiels & Margaret McMorran and their descendants.

Back one generation to William Shiels & Agnes Brown

  • G4: George Shiels 1865-1936 & Margaret McMorran
    • G5: William Shiels 1891-1968 & Isabella Campbell
      • G6: Isabella Shiels 1920 & John Whitefield
        • G7: John Whitefield Jr 1939 & Sandra Keiser
      • G6: George Shiels 1931 & Mamie Marshall
        • G7: William Shiels & Margaret McCreida
        • G7: Robert Shiels
        • G7: George Shiels & Lorraine Coyle
        • G7: Janis Shiels & Campbell (Sid) Graham
    • G5: Mary (Moll) Shiels 1892-1976
    • G5: Mary Shiels 1892-1976
    • G5: Robert Shiels 1893-1948
    • G5: Agnes Shiels 1896-1969
    • G5: David Shiels 1899-1972 & Jean Tennant
      • G6: Agnes (Nessie) Shiels 1924-2004 & David French
        • G7: David French 1947
        • G7: James Robert French 1950
        • G7: Gerrard French 1953
        • G7: Adam George French 1957
        • G7: Sheila Jane French 1960 & David Crawford
      • G6: Jean (Bunty) Shiels 1931
      • G6: Margaret Shiels 1932-1934
      • G6: George Shiels 1935 & Katrina Waddell & Dianna Hill
    • G5: John Shiels 1903-1904
    • G5: George Shiels 1906-1979 & Margaret Peggy Rodger
      • G6: Meryl Shiels 1934-2013 & Ronald Harris
        • G7: Ronald George Harris 1956 & Mhairi McCloed & Irene Lindsay
      • G6: George H Shiels 1940 & Mae Dickson
        • G7: George M Shiels 1970 & Sharon
        • G7: Cameron Thomas Shiels 1972 & Leslie

G4: George Shiels 1865-1936 & Margaret McMorran

George Shiels was born in July 25, 1865. He was the sixth child of William & Agnes (Brown) Shiels.

He apprenticed as a bootmaker and worked all his life for his brother Thomas. He married Margaret McMorran and they had seven children: William Shiels born Oct 14, 1891; Mary (Moll) Shiels born Mar 14, 1892; Robert Shiels born 1893; Agnes Shiels born 1902; John Shiels born 1903; David Shiels born 1904 and George Shiels born Apr 10,1906.

Because there were so many George Shiels men with no middle name, this George was often referred to as George the Bootmaker.

George died July 28, 1936 at the age of 71 and is buried at Biggar. Margaret McMorran died February 3, 1943 and is also buried at Biggar.

 

G5: William Shiels 1891-1968 & Isabella Campbell

William Shiels was born on Oct 14, 1891 in Coulter, Lanarkshire, Scotland. He was the first child of George and Margaret (McMorran) Shiels.

William followed his father in the shoe business. He married Isabella Campbell on December 29, 1916, in Greengairs, Lanarkshire, Scotland. They had two children Isabella born Dec 27, 1920 and George born Apr 17, 1931.

William died on June 24, 1968, in Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland, at the age of 77. Isabella died on June 21, 1970, in Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland, at the age of 79.

 

G6: Isabella Shiels 1920 & John Whitefield

Isabella was born on Dec 27, 1920 in Airdrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland and was the first child of William and Isabella (Campbell)  Shiels.

She married John Whitefield in 1938 when she was 18 years old. They had one son, John Jr born on December 29, 1939, in Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland.

John passed away on November 23, 1978, in Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland, at the age of 61. They had been married 40 years.

 

G7: John Whitefield Jr 1939 & Sandra Keiser

John Jr Whitefield was born on December 29, 1939, in Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland, to Isabella Shiels, age 19, and John Whitefield, age 22.

John Jr Whitefield married Sandra Keiser on Feb 13, 1962 in Hull. They ad three children, Kevin Whitefield born Aug 15, 1963; Karen Whitefield born Aug 31, 1964 and James Whitefield born May 13, 1974.

 

G6: George Shiels 1931 & Mamie Marshall

George was born April 17, 1931 and was the second child of William and Isabella (Campbell) Shiels. He married Mamie Marshall. They had four children, William; Robert; George and Janis.

George was the last Shiels to own the family home, East Mains. He modernized it and sold it in 1980. He was a fireman at Biggar and is now retired and living in Biggar. Mamie died on August 5, 2000, in Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland, at the age of 68.

 

G7: William Shiels & Margaret McCreida

William Shiels was the son of George Shiels & Mamie Marshall.

William married Margaret McCreida. Bill and Margaret have two children, Stephen William Shiels born Jun 15, 1972 and Stuart Shiels born Jun 10, 1975.

Bill works for Terex, a large earth moving equipment manufacturer. Margaret has her own hair dressing shop in Carstairs. 

 

G7: Robert Shiels

Robert Shiels was the son of George Shiels & Mamie Marshall. He never married and works as a caretaker on an estate near Oban, Scotland.

 

G7: George Shiels & Lorraine Coyle

George Shiels was the son of George Shiels & Mamie Marshall. He married Lorraine Coyle and they have two sons, Callum Shiels born Feb 25, 1996 and Keith Shiels born Nov 16, 1999.

George also works at Terex, a large earth moving equipment manufacturer.

 

G7: Janis Shiels & Campbell (Sid) Graham

Janis Shiels was the daughter of George Shiels & Mamie Marshall.

She married Campbell (Sid) Graham and they have two sons, David Graham born Aug 5, 1983 and Craig Graham born Sept 15, 1986.

 

G5: Mary (Moll) Shiels 1892-1976

Mary Shiels was born on March 14, 1892, in Coulter, Lanarkshire, Scotland. She was the second child of George and Margaret (McMorran) Shiels.

She was called “Moll” by the family. Moll never married and worked all her life in the shoe business. Upon the death of her sister Agnes, the shoe business was sold, as Moll wanted to retire. She was ultimate heir to East Mains, having inherited it in equal shares with her sister Agnes and her brother Robert from their Aunt Barbara.

Moll passed East Mains on to her nephew George Shiels and she lived her last years in a house at Biggar. She died June 2, 1976 at the age of 84 and is buried at Coulter.

 

G5: Robert Shiels 1893-1948

Robert Shiels was born in 1893. He was the third child of George and Margaret (McMorran) Shiels.

He never married and worked for many years in the steelworks. He was injured at work when a large piece fell from a crane and spent the rest of his life in his uncle Tom’s boot business.

He was co-heir to East Mains with his sisters Mary and Agnes, but pre-deceased both. Robert died October 6, 1948 at the age of 55 and is buried at Coulter.

 

G5: Agnes Shiels 1896-1969

Agnes Shiels was born in 1896. She was the fourth child of George and Margaret (McMorran) Shiels.

She never married and worked all her life in the boot business. She died March 12, 1969 at the age of 73 and is buried at Coulter.

 

G5: David Shiels 1899-1972 & Jean Tennant

David Shiels was born in 1899. He was the fifth child of George and Margaret (McMorran) Shiels.

He worked for the County government. He married Jane (Jean) Bell Tennant in September 1924. They had four children, Agnes (Nessie) Shiels born Dec 5, 1924; Jean (Bunty) Shiels born in 1931; Margaret Shiels born in 1932 and George Shiels born in 1935. 

David died in 1972 at the age of 73.

 

G6: Agnes (Nessie) Shiels 1924-2004 & David French

Agnes (Nessie) Shiels was born on December 5, 1924. She was the first child of Jane (Jean) Bell Tennant and David Shiels.

She married David French in 1945. They had five children in 12 years, David French 1947; James Robert French 1950; Gerrard French 1953; Adam George French 1957 and Sheila Jane French 1960.

David died in January 1990 at the age of 72. Nessie died on January 3, 2004, at the age of 79. 

 

G7: David French 1947

David French was born on September 15, 1947. He was the first child of Agnes (Nessie) Shiels and David French.

David was a painter his whole life and lives in Carluke, Scotland.

 

 

G7: James Robert French 1950

James Robert French was born on September 26, 1950. He was the second child of Agnes (Nessie) Shiels and David French.

 

G7: Gerrard French 1953

Gerrard Michael French was born on May 11, 1953. He was the third child of Agnes (Nessie) Shiels and David French.

 

G7: Adam George French 1957

Adam George French was born on October 12, 1957. He was the fourth child of Agnes (Nessie) Shiels and David French.

 

 

 

G7: Sheila Jane French 1960 & David Crawford

Sheila Jane French was born on August 28, 1960. She was the fifth child of Agnes (Nessie) Shiels and David French.

She married David W Crawford in Newton Abbot, Devon, England, in 1986 when she was 26 years old.

They had two children, Claire Karen Crawford born in July 1987 and Michelle Jane Crawford born in May 1989.

 

G6: Jean (Bunty) Shiels 1931

Jean (Bunty) Shiels was born in 1931. She was the second child of Jane (Jean) Bell Tennant and David Shiels.

Jean did not married and worked in Air Traffic Control for many years.

Jean died at Dec 2000.

 

G6: Margaret Shiels 1932-1934

Margaret Shiels was born in 1932. She was the third child of Jane (Jean) Bell Tennant and David Shiels. She died as a young child in 1934.

 

G6: George Shiels 1935 & Katrina Waddell & Dianna Hill

George Shiels was born in 1935. He was the fourth child of Jane (Jean) Bell Tennant and David Shiels.

He married Katrina Waddell in 1960. That marriage ended in divorce. George then married Dianna Hill in 1978. He had no children.

 

G5: John Shiels 1903-1904

John Shiels was born in 1903. He was the sixth child of George and Margaret (McMorran) Shiels.

John died in 1904 and is buried in Coulter.

 

G5: George Shiels 1906-1979 & Margaret Peggy Rodger

George Shiels was born in on April 10, 1906, in Coulter, Lanarkshire, Scotland. He was the seventh child of George and Margaret (McMorran) Shiels.

Because there were so many men named George Shiels with no middle name, he became known as George the Schoolteacher.

He graduated with honors from the University and was for many years headmaster of the school at Carnwath, Scotland.

He married Margaret Peggy Rodger on July 7, 1932.  They have two children, Mae Meryl and George.

This photo includes Peggy, Meryl, Janet Ford, Ron Harris & George Shiels.

George senior died on March 20, 1979, at the age of 72 and is buried at Carnwath, Scotland. Peggy died on May 7, 1999, at the age of 91.

 

G6: Meryl Shiels 1934-2013 & Ronald Harris

Meryl was born on April 28, 1934. She was the first child of George and Margaret Peggy (Rodger)  Shiels. She married Ronald Harris on June 4, 1955. They had one son, Ronald George Harris born June 13, 1956.

Meryl was a contractor and Ronald was an engineer.

Ron died on January 1, 1980, at the age of 51. Meryl died in April 2013 at the age of 79.

 

G7: Ronald George Harris 1956 & Mhairi McCloed & Irene Lindsay

Ronald George Harris was born on June 13, 1956. He was the only child of Meryl Shiels & Ronald Harris. Ron was a journalist.

Ron married Mhairi McCloed and they had one son Sandy Harris born Feb 3, 1987. That marriage ended in divorce and Ron married Irene Lindsay on June 24, 1995.

 

 

G6: George H Shiels 1940 & Mae Dickson

George H Shiels was born on April 3, 1940. He was the second child of George and Margaret Peggy (Rodger) Shiels.

He married Mae Dickson on December 27, 1968. They had two children: George, born in 1970 and Cameron Thomas, born in 1972.

George was a bank official in Edinburgh.

 

 

G7: George M Shiels 1970 & Sharon

George M Shiels was born in 1970. He was the first child of George H Shiels and Mae Dickson. 

He married Sharon and they had two children, Campbell George Shiels born in 2004 and Cara Jessica Shiels born in 2007. They lived in Selkirk.

 

G7: Cameron Thomas Shiels 1972 & Leslie

Cameron Thomas Shiels was born in 1972. He was the second child of George H Shiels and Mae Dickson. 

He married Leslie and had one daughter, Mya May Shiels born Jul 26, 2006.

This photo includes George & May Shiels; Meryl Harris; Leslie & Cameron Shiels; Sarah Dickson; Sharon, Kara & George Shiels.