In 1696, a tax list for the "Towne and Freedom" ofAberdeen, Scotland lists James Gilreeth, no wife, two children (Alexander & Jean), a brother, Alexander, two sisters (Marjorie & Margrat) and a servant, Jean Gilreath.
Note the difference in spelling of the surname between James and the servant, Jean.
Records are available at any "Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints" (Mormon) Library that list Scottish marriages and Christenings as well as a number of other Countries throughout the world.These records, called the "International Genealogical Index" (IGI), show a marriage was recorded between James Gilriffe and Catheren Hunter on 4 Nov 1673 at St. Nichols Church in Aberdeen.
1. James Gilruith and Katheren Hunter had a daughter JeanChristened (1674), St Nichols.
2. James Gilreith and Catherne Hunter had a son, Alexander, Christened (1676), St Nichols.
3. James Gilreith and Catherne Hunter had a daughter, Marjorie, Christened (1677) St Nichols.
4. James Gilruith and Katheren Hunter had a son, JamesChristened (1681), St Nichols.
5. James Gilreith and Katharen Hunter had a daughter Jean Christened (1685),St. Nichols.
6. James Gilreith and Katharein Hunter had a son, George Christened (1687), St Nichols.
7. James Gilrieth and Katharin Hunter had a son, Patrick, Christened (1690), St Nichols.
The only thing that remains consistent throughout these Christenings recorded (above) at St. Nichols Church is the spelling of the given name for James and the maiden name of his wife.
Note that there were two daughters Christened as Jean.It is assumed that the first Jean (1674) was named after Katheren (sp) Hunter's mother and when she died a subsequent female (1685) was given the same given name.
There were many other marriages and Christenings of various surname spellings that might be considered as sounding close to Gilreath that took place at Saint Nichols in Aberdeen.All of these of include given names of Alexander, George, James or William.There were a few that took place at "Old Machar", another city in Aberdeen County.William Gilruth married Mary Corbin (Cobban) at Gartly, Aberdeen County in 1857.
Jean Gilreath (no husband listed) had her daughter Christened at Forevan, Aberdeen County in 1705.
Finally, George Gilreath and Mary Beattie had a daughter (Marjory) Christened (1746) at Montrose, Angus County.Angus is a County that borders Aberdeen to the south.
The above tax list was first given to me by Tammy Gilreath, a daughter of William Herman Gilreath (of McCreary County, KY).Years later, I was sent a second copy by Cheryl Marling of Dublin, Ireland.I deeply appreciate the efforts of both in making this record available.