Guthries of Dunbartonshire & Lanarkshire Scotland

Two lineages from opposite hemispheres find their roots in Dunbartonshire, Scotland, one from Victoria, Australia and the other from Ontario, Canada. There are still a few grey areas in the two earliest generations that need to be sorted, but the Y-DNA match is conclusive identifying our participants as descending from the same direct lineage. Their most recent common ancestors are Robert Guthrie and Janet Andrew of Dunbartonshire and later Govan, Glasgow, Lanarkshire. The identity of Robert’s parents is less certain, but believed to be William Guthrie and Elizabeth McNair/McKenais.



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Descendants of Robert Guthrie (1776 Dumbarton – 1827 Lanark) and Janet Andrew via sons Thomas Guthrie and John Guthrie.

Thomas Guthrie was born 1812 in Govan, Lanarkshire, Scotland. He was a grocer. His marriage to Agnes Munn produced at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. Their son Thomas Robert Guthrie and wife Christina Rae immigrated to Ontario, Canada.

John Guthrie was born in 1814 in Govan, Lanarkshire, Scotland. Married to Janet Munn. He worked as a master gardener. They had at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. They lived in Renfrewshire for a time, but returned to Dunbartonshire, Scotland where the family lived for a couple more generations before this line removed to Victoria, Australia.


None yet. We’re just getting started. If you have some theories about this group and its origins, post them here.

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