To the: Junkins Family Genealogy
Website created by Billy Burgess
Welcome to The Junkins Clan!
I am the great great great great great great great great great grandson of William Jonking and Elspet Maull of Scotland and the creator of The Junkins Clan.
The objectives of The Junkins Clan are:
1. To preserve the memory of William Jonking and Elspet Maull.
2. To research all the descendants of William Jonking and Elspet Maull.
3. To share information with other descendants of William Jonking and Elspet Maull.
This website is dedicated in loving memory of
Arnold Ray Junkins
William Jonking & Elspet Maull
Very little is known about William Jonking and his wife Elspet Maull There is no record of William‘s and Elspet‘s parent. William was born around 1600 in Scotland. Elspet was probably born after 1600 in Scotland.
William and Elspet attended a meeting of the Sessions of the Berchin Cathedral and indicated their intention to marry sometime before 1621. They probably were expected to repart the Lord’s Prayer. Three weeks later, their names were proclaimed in church. For a fee of twelve shillings, the Session Clerk would enter their names in the “Session Book.” The wedding had to be held in forty days. They had to have two witnesses who would give five pounds each with the Session.
All weddings had to take place in church on either Tuesdays or Thursdays between ten o’clock and two o’clock in the afternoon. If the wedding took place on any other day, it would cost twenty shillings more.
They’re actual wedding date is unknown.
William and Elspet were tenant farmers on the estate of Careston, owned by the Carnegy’s of Balnamoon. Careston is near the town of Berchin.
In 1621 their first child was born. They named him Robert Jonking. Robert was Christened on Sunday, December 24, 1621 at the Berchin Cathedral, Angus County, Scotland.
The following was written in the Cathedral Parochial Register by James Watt.
“December 24, 1621
Wm Jonking Spous to elspit maull had ane man bairne bapteisit named
Robert witness robert kynndie and robert dempster.”
Three years later, their second child was born. They named here Agnes Jonking. She was Christened on February 29, 1624.
“February 25, 1624
William Jonking in carretston Spous to elspet maull had ane maid bairne
bapteisit called agnes, witness James dempster Walter Corbat.”
There are no other records of William and Elspet Jonking.
Robert Junkins fought in the Battle of Dunbar in September of 1650. He was captured, along with five thousand other Scots. They were marched south to Durham. This is where 150 of the few hundred survivors were placed on the sailing ship "Unity". The "Unity" set sail for the Massahusetts Bay Colony on November 11, 1650. They were sold in Boston to a man from Maine. Robert Junkins was a servent until he worked off his freedom.
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