I am hoping to find the family of my gr. gr. great grandmother Janet (Monilaws). We have found many different spellings of her last name and this this the only variation with a surname forum.
My cousin Bill Gregg has done a lot of searching and he put this together:
Peter McGovern (#1) and Janet M. Munlees (Peter: 1848 to Dec. 10, 1906) (Janet: Jan. 25, 1846 to Aug. 2, 1924) Peter’s Parents: James McGovern and Janet Milloy. Janet’s Parents: John Monilaws and Mary Wilson - Muriel Mackay, a descendent of Peter and Janet’s son James’, in her notes agreed with Janet’s surname of Munlees but said her father’s name was John Munless and her mother was Mary Wilson. - Janet’s marriage certificate shows her name as Mennless and her parents as John Monilaws and Mary Wilson. - Janet’s death certificate shows her parents as William Munlees born in Lasswade, Midlothian, Scotland and her mother as Jesse McLean born in Denny, Stirlingshire, Scotland. - Peter (#1’s) death certificate gave Janet’s name as Janet Munilees. - Peter (#2’s) marriage registration shows Janet Monyless - With the birth of her children James, Janet, and Peter and Janet’s death record, Janet gave her maiden name as Munlefs but at the time of the births of Mary, William and Neil and Neil’s death, she was using the name Munless but for Tom and Margaret’s birth she was back to using Munlees.