Helen Byres and Colin McBeath

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 -

  1. Isobel McBEATH (1815-?)
  2. Janet (Jessie) McBEATH (1817-1854) married John BAIRD jnr (c.1822-1900) in 1844
  3. Catherine Byres McBEATH (1819-1881) married George INGLIS snr (c.1819-1854) in 1841
  4. John McBEATH (1821-?)
  5. Agnes McBEATH (1823-?)
  6. 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

  • 1. GROS OPR Births 668/00 0040 0439 - Linlithgow
  • 2. GROS OPR Deaths 685/02 0510 0056 - St Cuthberts