G3: 1848 David Shiels & Jean Bain

This page provides details on David Shiels 1848-1921 & Jean Bain

Back one generation to George Shiels & Mary White

The following histories are included in this page. 

  • G3: David Shiels 1848-1921 & Jean Bain
    • G4: Jane Spowart Shiels 1877-1947 & Colin Ledingham Millan
      • G5: Jean Bain Millan 1899-1982 & John Kirk Wilkie
        • G6: Jane Shiels Wilkie 1920-1920
        • G6: Isabella Kirk Wilkie 1921-1922
        • G6: Colin Ledingham Millan Wilkie 1923-1985 & Annie Hutton Cowan
        • G6: Agnes Shiels Wilkie 1925-2001
        • G6: John Kirk Wilkie 1930-1998 & Sheila Lean Smith
          • G7: Robin John Wilkie 1956-2005 & Winefred Mackinnon
          • G7: Rhonda Lynn Wilkie 1960
      • G5: Colina Ledingham Millan 1919-1963 & Henry James Black
    • G4: Mary Ann Shiels 1879-1945 & James Veitch Ruthven
      • G5: Jane Bain Ruthven 1897-1990
      • G5: Watson Ruthven 1898-1926 & Catherine Craik Hastie
      • G5: David Shiels Ruthven 1900-1984 & Catherine Craik Hastie
        • G6: Watson Ruthven 1935-1984
        • G6: Dorothy Ruthven 1935-2003 & Thomas Dee Stark
      • G5: William Ruthven 1902-1904
      • G5: Agnes Shiels Ruthven 1904-1990 & Mitchell Kinnear
        • G6: Mary Shiels Kinnear 1927-1998 & David Ronald Seath Brown
        • G6: Mitchell Paterson Kinnear 1931-2020
      • G5: Jessie Brownlie Ruthven 1909-1997
      • G5: Isabella Gilchrist Ruthven 1917-2002
    • G4: Agnes Bain Shiels 1882-1957 & James Bruce & John Archer
      • G5: David Bruce Archer 1912-1989 & Doris Mary Smith
        • G6: Sheila Archer 1940-1989 & Alexander Arnott
    • G4: David Shiels 1884-1974 & Isabella Gilchrist
      • G5: Jane Davie Shiels 1904-1984 & Kenneth Ross Archer
      • G5: David Shiels 1907-1980
      • G5: John Gilchrist Shiels 1910-1978 & Grace Drysdale McLean

 

G3: David Shiels 1848-1921 & Jean Bain

David Shiels was born in 1848 in Canongate, Midlothian, Scotland, to Mary White, age 33, and George Shiels, age 38.

He married Jean Bain in Leith, Midlothian, Scotland, on November 10, 1876, when he was 28 years old.

They had four children during their marriage. Jane Spowart Shiels was born on April 2, 1877; Mary Ann Shiels was born on February 1, 1879; Agnes Bain Shiels was born on June 16, 1882 and David Shiels was born on November 16, 1884.

David died on February 27, 1921, at the age of 73.

 

G4: Jane Spowart Shiels 1877-1947 & Colin Ledingham Millan

Jane Spowart Shiels was born on April 2, 1877, in Liberton, Midlothian, Scotland, to Jean Bain, age 35, and David Shiels, age 29.

She married Colin Ledingham Millan on July 29, 1898, in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. They had two children during their marriage. Jean Bain Millan was born on February 11, 1899 and 

Jane died on March 25, 1947, in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, at the age of 69.

 

G5: Jean Bain Millan 1899-1982 & John Kirk Wilkie

Jean Bain Millan was born on February 11, 1899, in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, to Jane Spowart Shiels, age 21, and Colin Ledingham Millan, age 23.

She married John Kirk Wilkie in Edinburgh St Giles, Midlothian, Scotland, on September 5, 1919, when she was 20 years old. They had six children in 14 years. Jane Shiels Wilkie was born in 1920; Isabella Kirk Wilkie was born in 1921; Colin Ledingham Millan Wilkie was born on January 31, 1923; Agnes Shiels Wilkie was born in 1925; John Kirk Wilkie was born on June 7, 1930 and 

Jean died in 1982 in Morningside, Midlothian, Scotland, at the age of 83.

 

G6: Jane Shiels Wilkie 1920-1920 

Jane Shiels Wilkie was born in 1920 in Newington, Midlothian, Scotland, to Jean Bain Millan, age 21, and John Kirk Wilkie, age 24.

Jane Shiels Wilkie died in April 1920 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, when she was less than a year old.

 

G6: Isabella Kirk Wilkie 1921-1922

Isabella Kirk Wilkie was born in 1921 in Newington, Midlothian, Scotland, to Jean Bain Millan, age 22, and John Kirk Wilkie, age 25.

Isabella Kirk Wilkie died on April 15, 1922, when she was 1 year old.

 

G6: Colin Ledingham Millan Wilkie 1923-1985 & Annie Hutton Cowan

Colin Ledingham Millan Wilkie was born on January 31, 1923, in Newington, Midlothian, Scotland, to Jean Bain Millan, age 23, and John Kirk Wilkie, age 26.

He married Annie Hutton Cowan in 1943 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.

They emigrated to New Zealand and settled in Newtown. They never had children.

Colin died on February 7, 1985, in Newtown, Wellington, New Zealand, at the age of 62.

 

G6: Agnes Shiels Wilkie 1925-2001

Agnes Shiels Wilkie was born in 1925 in Newington, Midlothian, Scotland, to Jean Bain Millan, age 26, and John Kirk Wilkie, age 29.

She never married and died in 2001 in Ayrshire, Scotland, at the age of 76.

 

G6: John Kirk Wilkie 1930-1998 & Sheila Lean Smith

John Kirk Wilkie was born on June 7, 1930, in Newington, Midlothian, Scotland, to Jean Bain Millan, age 31, and John Kirk Wilkie, age 33.

He married Sheila Lean Smith on October 8, 1952. They had two children together. Robin John Wilkie was born on January 8, 1956 and Rhonda Lynn Wilkie was born on October 11, 1960.

John died on January 6, 1998, in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, at the age of 67.

 

G7: Robin John Wilkie 1956-2005 & Winefred Mackinnon

Robin John Wilkie was born on January 8, 1956, in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, to Sheila Lean Smith, age 25, and John Kirk Wilkie, age 25.

He married Winefred Mackinnon in Fort William, Inverness-shire, Scotland, on October 7, 1985, when he was 29 years old. They had two daughters during their marriage. Sinead Wilkie was born on March 28, 1991 and Mairead Wilkie was born on February 28, 1992.

Robin died on August 15, 2005, in his hometown at the age of 49.

 

G7: Rhonda Lynn Wilkie 1960

Rhonda Lynn Wilkie was born on October 11, 1960, in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, to Sheila Lean Smith, age 30, and John Kirk Wilkie, age 30.

 

G5: Colina Ledingham Millan 1919-1963 & Henry James Black

Colina Ledingham Millan was born on November 2, 1919, in Craiglockhart, Midlothian, Scotland, to Jane Spowart Shiels, age 42, and Colin Ledingham Millan, age 44.

She married Henry James Black on December 9, 1941, in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. They never had children.

Colina died on November 5, 1963, in Gilmerton, Midlothian, Scotland, at the age of 44.

 

G4: Mary Ann Shiels 1879-1945 & James Veitch Ruthven

Mary Ann Shiels was born on February 1, 1879, in Liberton, Midlothian, Scotland, to Jean Bain, age 37, and David Shiels, age 31.

She married James Veitch Ruthven on November 6, 1896, in Midlothian, Scotland. They had seven children in 20 years. Jane Bain Ruthven was born on February 7, 1897; Watson Ruthven was born on June 18, 1898; David Shiels Ruthven was born on July 16, 1900; Dorothy Ruthven was born on December 19, 1935; William Ruthven was born on August 15, 1902; Agnes Shiels Ruthven was born on October 3, 1904; Jessie Brownlie Ruthven was born on November 7, 1909 and Isabella Gilchrist Ruthven was born in 1917.

Mary Ann died on December 22, 1945, at the age of 66.

 

G5: Jane Bain Ruthven 1897-1990

Jane Bain Ruthven was born on February 7, 1897, to Mary Ann Shiels, age 18, and James Veitch Ruthven, age 20.

She never married and died in 1990 in Newington, Midlothian, Scotland, at the age of 93.

 

 

G5: Watson Ruthven 1898-1926 & Catherine Craik Hastie

Watson Ruthven was born on June 18, 1898, to Mary Ann Shiels, age 19, and James Veitch Ruthven, age 21.

He married Catherine Craik Hastie on June 20, 1919. They never had children.

Watson died on February 28, 1926, at the age of 27.

 

G5: David Shiels Ruthven 1900-1984 & Catherine Craik Hastie

David Shiels Ruthven was born on July 16, 1900, to Mary Ann Shiels, age 21, and James Veitch Ruthven, age 23.

He married Catherine Craik Hastie in 1933. Catherine had been married to David’s brother Watson. David & Catherine had two children, Watson Ruthven born Jan 5, 1935 and Dorothy Ruthven born on December 19, 1935.

Catherine died on March 8, 1962, at the age of 63. David died on April 6, 1984, at the age of 83.

 

G6: Watson Ruthven 1935-1984

Watson Ruthven was born on January 5, 1935, to Catherine Craik Hastie, age 35, and David Shiels Ruthven, age 34.

He never married and died in 1984 when he was 49 years old.

 

G6: Dorothy Ruthven 1935-2003 & Thomas Dee Stark

Dorothy Ruthven was born on December 19, 1935, in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, to Catherine Craik Hastie, age 36, and David Shiels Ruthven, age 35.

She married Thomas Dee Stark in 1958 and they emigrated to the United States of America, settling in Dallas Texas. They had one son David Allen Stark was born on July 28, 1959.

Dorothy died on January 21, 2003, in Dallas, Texas, USA, at the age of 67.

 

G5: William Ruthven 1902-1904

William Ruthven was born on August 15, 1902, to Mary Ann Shiels, age 23, and James Veitch Ruthven, age 25.

He died as a child on January 18, 1904, in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.

 

G5: Agnes Shiels Ruthven 1904-1990 & Mitchell Kinnear

Agnes Shiels Ruthven was born on October 3, 1904, to Mary Ann Shiels, age 25, and James Veitch Ruthven, age 27.

She married Mitchell Kinnear on November 28, 1924. They had two children during their marriage. Mary Shiels Kinnear was born on June 16, 1927 and Mitchell Paterson Kinnear was born on August 25, 1931.

She died on October 29, 1990, at the age of 86.

 

G6: Mary Shiels Kinnear 1927-1998 & David Ronald Seath Brown

Mary Shiels Kinnear was born on June 16, 1927, to Agnes Shiels Ruthven, age 22, and Mitchell Kinnear, age 28.

She married David Ronald Seath Brown on June 17, 1949, in Portobello, Midlothian, Scotland. They emigrated to New Zealand and settled in Dunedin. They had four children during their marriage, Andrew; Katy; Susan & David.

Mary died in December 1998 in Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand, at the age of 71.

 

G6: Mitchell Paterson Kinnear 1931-2020

Mitchell Paterson Kinnear was born on August 25, 1931, in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, to Agnes Shiels Ruthven, age 26, and Mitchell Kinnear, age 32.

He never married and died on March 23, 2020, in Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland, at the age of 88.

 

G5: Jessie Brownlie Ruthven 1909-1997

Jessie Brownlie Ruthven was born on November 7, 1909, in Midlothian, Scotland, to Mary Ann Shiels, age 30, and James Veitch Ruthven, age 32.

She never married and died in May 1997 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, at the age of 87.

 

G5: Isabella Gilchrist Ruthven 1917-2002

Isabella Gilchrist Ruthven was born in 1917 to Mary Ann Shiels, age 38, and James Veitch Ruthven, age 41.

She never married and died in 2002 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, at the age of 85.

 

G4: Agnes Bain Shiels 1882-1957 & James Bruce & John Archer

Agnes Bain Shiels was born on June 16, 1882, in Liberton, Midlothian, Scotland, to Jean Bain, age 40, and David Shiels, age 34.

She married James Bruce in Edinburgh Newington, Midlothian, Scotland, on December 15, 1905, when she was 23 years old. They had one son together, David Bruce born on January 11, 1912.

James fought in World War 1 and was killed in action on April 22, 1914.

Agnes married John Archer and John adopted David and changed his name to David Bruce Archer. The family emigrated to Canada in 1920 and settled in Toronto, Ontario. They had two more children there, Jack Colin Archer was born on October 4, 1922 and Jean Agnes Archer was born in 1925.

Jean Agnes passed away on April 6, 1925, in York, Ontario when she was less than 3 months old. Their son Jack fought in World War 2 and was killed in action on May 5, 1943, in Germany at the age of 20.

Agnes died on January 17, 1957, in Burnaby, British Columbia, at the age of 74.

 

G5: David Bruce Archer 1912-1989 & Doris Mary Smith

David Bruce Archer was born on January 11, 1912, in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, to Agnes Bain Shiels and James Bruce.

David’s father was killed in action in World War 1 and his mother Agnes was remarried to John Archer. David was adopted by John and his name was changed to David Bruce Archer.

David married Doris Mary Smith on June 11, 1938, when he was 26 years old. They had a daughter Sheila born on February 18, 1940. 

David was the President of the Ontario Federation of Labor and dedicated his life to the development of the labor movement in Canada, especially in the field of labor legislation. David received the Order Of Canada presented by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnson on January 11, 1978. This is a very high award and was presented by the Governor General of Canada for his work in the labor movement.  

Doris passed away on September 22, 1969, at the age of 49. They had been married 31 years.

David Bruce Archer died on February 4, 1989, when he was 77 years old.

 

G6: Sheila Archer 1940-1989 & Alexander Arnott

Sheila Archer was born on February 18, 1940, in Toronto, Ontario, to Doris Mary Smith, age 20, and David Bruce Archer, age 28.

She married Alexander Robert Arnott and they had three sons, Bruce Arnott was born in 1959; Johnathon Spencer Arnott was born in 1960 and Ken Arnott was born in 1961. Johnathon Spencer Arnott died in 1963 when he was 3 years old.

Sheila was a journalist and she joined the Financial Post Corporate Services in March 1977. She moved to the Post newsroom as a staff writer in December 1985 and reported on investment and labor. In April 1989, she joined Toronto investment dealer Caldwell Gundy Inc. 

Sheila died Aug 26, 1989 after a battle with Cancer.

 

G4: David Shiels 1884-1974 & Isabella Gilchrist

David Shiels was born on November 16, 1884, in Liberton, Midlothian, Scotland, to Jean Bain, age 42, and David Shiels, age 36.

He married Isabella Gilchrist on April 22, 1905, in Midlothian, Scotland. They had three children during their marriage. Jane Davie Shiels was born on August 14, 1904; David Shiels was born on April 2, 1907 and John Gilchrist Shiels was born in 1910.

David died in 1974 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, at the age of 90.

 

G5: Jane Davie Shiels 1904-1984 & Kenneth Ross Archer

Jane Davie Shiels was born on August 14, 1904, in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, to Isabella Gilchrist, age 17, and David Shiels, age 19.

She married Kenneth Ross Archer on November 18, 1924. They had one child during their marriage. Christina Mathison Ross Archer was born on May 21, 1925, in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland

Kenneth died as a young father on May 5, 1926, at the age of 25. Christina was only 1 year old when her father died. Jane died on October 10, 1984, in her hometown at the age of 80.

 

G5: David Shiels 1907-1980

David Shiels was born on April 2, 1907, to Isabella Gilchrist, age 19, and David Shiels, age 22.

He never married and died on December 17, 1980, at the age of 73.

 

G5: John Gilchrist Shiels 1910-1978 & Grace Drysdale McLean

John Gilchrist Shiels was born in 1910 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, to Isabella Gilchrist, age 23, and David Shiels, age 26.

He married Grace Drysdale McLean in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, on March 31, 1939, when he was 29 years old. They never had children.

John died on February 7, 1978, in Edinburgh Calton and Bonnington, Midlothian, Scotland, at the age of 68.