The first of Robert and Isabell's second set of twin daughters named Helen, was born on 19th and baptised at Linlithgow on the 23rd July 1786. 1
Helen possibly married Colin McBeath circa 1814, although no record of the marriage has been found to date.
Colin and Helen would go on to have a family of six known children -
- Isobel McBEATH (1815-?)
- Janet (Jessie) McBEATH (1817-1854) married John BAIRD jnr (c.1822-1900) in 1844
- Catherine Byres McBEATH (1819-1881) married George INGLIS snr (c.1819-1854) in 1841
- John McBEATH (1821-?)
- Agnes McBEATH (1823-?)
- Robert McBEATH (1825-?)
Colin McBeath died of Asthma at Thornybauk and Fountainbridge on 21 February 1841, at the reported age of 65 years. 2
No further trace of Helen Byres, either a subsequent marriage or her death, has been found to date.
Helen and Colin's grandson, John Baird (c1878-1917) also emigrated to Western Australia, married, and died on active service in France - Byers Family World War 1 Honour Roll