Hello Karen Somehow I have missed your posting and I apologise for that. I have continually come across your family in census and opr material while I have been trying to further my research. Your message has helped me to piece them together thanks.
As yet I have been unable to join them to mine but they are all in the same area and must have a connection somewhere.
There appear to be several Kenneth families in the Kilwinning area:yours who appear to be mainly involved in coal mining, mine who I believe originally worked on the land and others who were millers and lime quarriers.
My family were in the Lyleston area and later at Monkredding where I believe my William died in 1830. The only family member living in that area in 1841 that I can work out is daughter Janet who is married to William Caldow, farmer at High Gooseloan.In 1841 Monkredding is occupied by others I don't believe my family has any connection with.
By 1851 another William Kenneth, lime quarrier, and his wife Elizabeth Spiers are living at Monkredding.They were living in the Main Street of Kilwinning in 1841.I am tempted to draw the conclusion that he is another son of William Kenneth and Ann Chalmers but I have nothing to base that on.
I note members of your line are at "Buckreddin" in 1881 and not far away is Kenneths Castle and Kenneths Row.I presume they are residences connected with your family's coal mining business.