Caroline McClelland (nee Oakman) – arrived after 1867

By the early 1870s, Caroline Oakman of Co Armagh and her husband Joseph McClelland were living in Glasgow where Joseph worked as a labourer. They had married at Annaghmore Church of Ireland, County Armagh, in 1867. Their first two children (Thomas and Joseph) were born in Co Armagh, while later…

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Edward Oakman – arrived before 1879

Edward Oakman was living in West Burn Street, Greenock, Renfrewshire when he married Mary Summers (nee O’Neill), a widow, in November 1879. Edward was born in June 1858 in Ballymoney Parish, County Antrim to William Oakman and Susan (nee Coyle). Edward’s marriage certificate tells us his father was a Timber…

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Robert Oakman – arrived before 1881

Robert Oakman was born about 1858 to William Oakman, farmer, and Eliza Elliott. William and Eliza had married at Loughgall Church of Ireland in County Armagh in 1855. It is likely Robert was born in or near Loughgall. We first find Robert in Scotland at the time of the 1881…

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James Oakman – arrived before 1881

In 1881, 20 year old James Oakman was working as a tramway company’s labourer. He was living with his brother Robert Oakman at the home of their uncle John Ward and his wife Ann Elliott and their family at 10 Francis Street, Govan, Lanark, Scotland. James was the son of…

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Ann Mills (nee Oakman) – arrived before 1891

Ann Jane Oakman was born abt 1834 to Robert Oakman, Medical Practitioner, and Sarah Thomson. It is possible that Ann was born in County Armagh, as she married James Mills at Loughgall Church of Ireland on 27 January 1854. Ann and James had a least three children – twins –…

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Nathaniel John Oakman – arrived before 1892

Nathaniel John was born 4 May 1869 at Rathmines, Dublin. He was the son of John Oakman and Elizabeth McGarrity. Both Nathaniel and his father had joined the British Army. Nathaniel was with his parents and baby sister, Margaret, at Stoke Demerel in Devonport, England in 1871 and likely with…

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Maria Johnston (nee Oakman) – arrived before 1901

Maria Oakman was born in Dungannon Parish, County Tyrone between 1868-1872. She was the daughter of William Oakman, farmer and Mary Willerton. Maria worked as a Dressmaker and married Joseph Johnston, a Fireman from Bohard in Country Tyrone on 10 August 1894. Witnesses to this marriage were James and Elizabeth…

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James Alexander Oakman – arrived before 1901

James Alexander Oakman was born in Northern Ireland in 1868. He was the eldest son of Robert Oakman, a Railway Checker, and Margaret McClarnon. We first find James in Scotland on the 1901 Census. He was working as a Quay Labourer and lodging at the home of Mary Orr, a…

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Other Oakmans in Scotland

The following Oakmans have also been found in Scotland.  They may not be related to Irish Oakmans but I am listing them here in case they might be connected in some way.


Isabel Oakman, daughter of Robert Oakman and Margaret McArthur was born on 8 May 1737.  Isabel was baptised in the Parish of Callender, Perth on 13th February.


Isobel Oakman married James Davy (or Dawy) on 30 June 1738 at Eccles.


William Oakman, son of Robert Oakman and Margaret McArthur, was baptised in the Parish of Callander, Perth on 18 January 1739.


Janet Oakman, daughter of Robert Oakman and Margaret McArthur, was baptised in the Parish of Callander, Perth on 2 June 1743.


Thomas Oakman married Mary Duncan in Perth, Scotland on 14 April 1753.


Mary Oakman, daughter of James Oakman and Margaret Gilhome, was baptised in the Parish of Eccles, Berwick on 12 June 1757.


George Oakman, son of James Oakman and Margaret Gilhome, was baptised on 2 January 1759 in the Parish of Eccles, Berwick.


Elizabeth Oakman, daughter of Robert Oakman, died of measles and was buried on 20 July 1779 on the Highland Road, Edinburgh.


William Oakman, aged 2 years, was buried on 1 March 1788 in Edinburgh.  Place of interment – “1 DP Little bit tree west Casiday”


Cecial Oakman, daughter of Robert Oakman and Mary Paterson, was baptised in the Parish of Mordington, Berwick on 26 June 1808.


William Oakman, son of Robert Oakman and Mary Paterson was baptised in the Parish of Mordington, Berwick on 4 May 1811.


Ann Oakman, child of Robert Oakman, was buried in Edinburgh on 7 September 1815.  Under “place of interment” is written “1 DP North Butters Head Stone”


Robert Oakman died in St Cuthbert’s on 30 January 1818 of old age.  He was from the Work House


William Oakman, spinner master, married Margaret Gray at Glasgow on 5 February 1834.  They were married by the Rev John McLaurin, Minister of the Gaelic Chapel of Ease in Ingram Street, Glasgow.


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