Glen, you have done a terrific job with this site. I know how busy you have been with your normal commitments but this is fantastic. Thank you so much for creating such an exciting and interactive website!
Hi Everyone My branch of the family cone from the town of Paisley in Renfrewshire. The town has a long history of weaving - I’m sure you have all heard of Paisley pattern , the height of fashion in Victorian times and still popular today. Also Coats threads that we all grew up with. My family has been traced back to William Sproul c1730 who married Ann Spier. Their son William 1780 married Margaret Hamilton and they had a son Janes in 1801. James married Janet Chapman and amongst their family was my GGG Grandmother, Margaret Sproul 1829. Margaret married John McLean and had a daughter, Janet. Janet married John Andrew and had my Grandmother, Margaret Sproul Andrew b1876. The Sproul males were all involved in weaving. My Grandparents lived in Pollokshaws on Glasgow’s southside and I live in East Renfrewshire - about 7 miles east of Paisley- so we have not traveled far! I would be really interested if anyone else shares some of these ancestors and I already know that our Australian cousins do! Best wishes to Sprouts worldwide! Marbe
Hi extended Cousins :) I'm Australian, as you probably gathered, and descended from my GGGGrandfather Adam who came to Tasmania (admittedly in chains) in 1842 after previously living briefly in Sydney NSW. Adam was from the Paisley region in Scotland. Happy to chat with anyone with an interest. We've done extensive work on our lineage over here and if we can help anyone out we will.