KILGORE

Kilgour, Kilgoure, Kilgor, Killgowr, Killgour, Killgoure, Killgoar, Killgore

The surname of Kilgore is thought to be derived from the Celtic words Gille and Gobhair, signifying “goatherd”.  It is found in ancient English and early American records in the various spelling…Kilgore being the most commonly used in America today.

Robert Kilgour Family of Fifeshire Scotland

The family was formerly found chiefly in Scotland , although at a later period various numbers drifted farther South in the United Kingdom .  They and their descendants appear to have been mainly of the landed gentry[i] and yeomanry[1].  Few of the early records are extant, although it is known to be an ancient one of Fifeshire[ii].

Robert Kilgour

Robert Kilgour [iii], m. 1707 to Isobel Barron .

Robert Kilgour , one of two brothers, is known to have gone from Fifeshire in the later part of the seventeenth century and to have settled in Balgaveny.

Robert  & Isobel (Barron) Kilgour  had twelve (12) children[iv]:

1.1.        George Kilgour , b. 1712

1.2.        Robert Kilgour, m. to Margaret Arbuthnott . 

1.3.        William Kilgour

1.4.        Patrick Kilgour , m. to Jean Sangster .

1.5.        Thomas Kilgour , [v] m 1st to Margaret Unknown  (his cousin); m 2nd to Isabella Hall

1.6.        Anne Kilgour

1.7.        Isobel Kilgour

1.8.        Jean Kilgour

1.9.        Margaret Kilgour

1.10.     Katharine Kilgour

1.11.     Margaret Kilgour  (a 2nd one)

1.12.     Elizabeth Kilgour

Robert Kilgour

2.  Robert Kilgour, son of Robert  & Isobel (Barron) Kilgour,  m. to Margaret Arbuthnott .  He became a clergyman of the Scotch Episcopal Church.  He was consecrated Bishop of Aberdeen and took part in he consecration of Dr. Samuel Seabury , 1st Bishop of Connecticut. 

Robert  & Margaret (Arbuthnott) Kilgour  had five (5) daughters:

2.1.     Miss Kilgour
2.2.  
Miss Kilgour  
2.3.  
Miss Kilgour  
2.4.  
Miss Kilgour  
2.5.  
Miss Kilgour

Patrick Kilgour

4.  Patrick Kilgour [vi], son of Robert  & Isobel (Barron) Kilgour , m. to Jean Sangster . 

Patrick  & Jena (Sangster) Kilgour  had twenty-one children[vii]: 

4.1.        Thomas Kilgour , b. 1752  
4.2.       
Robert Kilgour  
4.3.       
Patrick Kilgour    
4.4.       
William Kilgour  
4.5.       
2nd William Kilgour  
4.6.       
George Kilgour  
4.7.       
Isobel Kilgour  
4.8.       
Barbara Kilgour  
4.9.       
Jean Kilgour  
4.10.    
Margaret Kilgour  
4.11.    
Helen Kilgour  
4.12.    
Mary Kilgour  
4.13.    
Catharine Kilgour  
4.14.    
Anne Kilgour  
4.15.    
Elizabeth Kilgour  
4.16.    
Charlotte Kilgour  
4.17.    
Catharine Kilgour  
4.18.    
Jean Kilgour  
4.19.    
Child Kilgour  
4.20.    
Child Kilgour

1.21.     Child Kilgour

Thomas Kilgour

4.1.  Thomas Kilgour [viii], son of Patrick  & Jean ( Sangster ) Kilgour, b. 1752; m 1st to Margaret Unknown  (his cousin); m 2nd to Isabella Hall .

Thomas  & Margaret (Unknown) Kilgour  had a (1) daughter:

4.1.1.     Margaret Kilgour

Thomas  & Isabella (Hall) Kilgour  had nine (9) children[ix]:

4.1.2.    James Kilgour  
4.1.3.    Isabella Kilgour  
4.1.4.    Jane Kilgour  
4.1.5.    Anne Kilgour  
4.1.6.    Eli Kilgour  
4.1.7.    Elizabeth Kilgour  
4.1.8.    Patrick Kilgour  
4.1.9.    Grace Kilgour  
4.1.10.    Thomas Kilgour

George Kilgour

4.6.  George Kilgour, son of Patrick & Jean ( Sangster ) Kilgour, m. to Sophia MacDonald Geddes Thornburrow .

George & Sophia (Thornburrow) Kilgour  had eleven (11) children[x]:

4.6.1.         Patrick Kilgour  
4.6.2.         George Kilgour  
4.6.3.        
Alazander Kilgour  
4.6.4.        
William Kilgour  
4.6.5.        
Sophia Agnes Kilgour , m to Mr. Burchill    
4.6.6.        
Jane Kilgour , m. to Mr. Inglow.   
4.6.7.        
Barbara Kilgour , m. Mr. Holloway  
4.6.8.        
Eliza Kilgour  
4.6.9.        
Mary Kilgour  
4.6.10.     
Isabella Kilgour  
4.6.11.     
Miss Kilgour , d. infancy.

Jane Kilgour

4.6.6.  Jane Kilgour , daughter of George & Sophia (Thornburrow) Kilgour,  m. to Mr. Inglow . 

Mr . & Jane (Kilgour) Inglow  had a (1) daughter:

4.6.6.1.    Jean Inglow – novelist and poet.


[James William Kilgore Family of County Down, Ireland] [Thomas Kilgore Family of Pennsylvania] [Thomas Kilgore Family of Ireland]


[1] Yeomanry according to Webster’s means attendants or officers in a royal or noble household, a small farmer who cultivates his own land, etc.


[i] Gentry according to Websters mean people of good birth, breeding and education, aristocracy – the class of English people between nobility and the yeomanry.
[ii - x]
The Name and Family of Kilgore, by Media Research Bureau and Earl Henderson Kilgore, found on line at http://www.jkilgo.com/NameAnd.asp (2/04)