Helen HOPKIRK was christened 28 November 1697, in Melrose   The daughter of William Alexander HOPKIRK. We believe William's wife was named either Elizabeth or Helen.

It is believed Helen first married Andrew HEARKNESS on 25 January 1717 at Bedrule, Roxburghshire, Scotland.
There are no known children from this union. Andrew may have died.

Robert Ormiston is probably the son of Thomas ORMISTON and Janet PRINGLE. look also for a George Ormiston) XXXX

Helen married Robert ORMISTON around 1721.

Helen and Robert had the following known children:

     Janet ORMISTON, born about 1722. (probably named after the Robert's mother.)
              Janet married James INGLIS on 18 May 1750, in Galashiels. cautioner was William HOPKIRK.

     William ORMISTON, born about 1724. (probably named after Helen's father)

     Robert ORMISTON, christened 8 Janaury 1727. Witness William HOPKIRK & George ORMISTON.(probably named after Robert, the father) Probably died in infancy.

     Elizabeth ORMISTON, christened 14 August 1729. (probably named after Helen's mother.)

     Robert ORMISTON, christened 23 December 1730. Witnessed by John Mabane & William HOPKIRK

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