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Thank you very much everyone, it all makes sense now :)

Thanks heaps for the "charcoal burner" bit Dawn, that looks right! Dunno about the other bit ;)

I was wondering whether anyone can decipher the profession of convict William Holden who arrived in New South Wales on the ship "Sarah" in 1829? Attached is an excerpt from his convict indent (the profession comes after the placename "Sussex"). Many thanks if anyone can help.

Family History Beginners Board / Re: McGreevy
« on: Friday 16 February 18 19:59 GMT (UK)  »
I'm a disability support worker and I'm doing a little research for a client of mine who is also descended from the Edward McGreevy who married Margaret McKee in the Lanchester district of Durham, England, in 1876.

I was wondering how people knew that Edward McGreevy came from Downpatrick in County Down, Ireland? Does this information come from Edward's 1913 Queensland, Australia, death certificate? Has anyone purchased this? Has anyone purchased the 1876 marriage certificate?

Many thanks if anyone is able to help.

Scotland / Re: Purvis/McDougall Marriages
« on: Sunday 07 January 18 04:02 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks solidrock, I will investigate that. Cheers.

Scotland / Purvis/McDougall Marriages
« on: Sunday 07 January 18 01:52 GMT (UK)  »
Hi all, I am descended from the marriage of David Stubbs and Catherine McDougle on 24 Aug 1807 at St Leonard Hackney, Shoreditch, London.

In the 1841 census at St Pancras, Middlesex, Catherine's birthplace is listed as Scotland and age is listed as 50. In her 1850 burial record at St Martin in the Fields, Camden Town, London, her age is given as 64 giving a birth year of about 1786.

Catherine and her husband gave two children the middle name Purvis. Purvis is, according to google, a Scottish and northern English surname, so my suspicion is that the name comes from Catherine's side of the family (David was English and his parents were William Stubbs and Ann nee Kirby).

Hence I am trying to find, without success, marriages between McDougall and Purvis in Scotland in the 1700s in order to trace Catherine's origins.

I was wondering if anyone can find any links between McDougall and Purvis families that might explain the middle names and lead to Catherine's baptism record?

Catherine left a PCC will but, as best I can read it, it doesn't mention Scottish relatives.

Buckinghamshire / Re: Ridgway from Buckinghamshire, Madden from Roscommon
« on: Friday 29 December 17 12:51 GMT (UK)  »
Many thanks Steve and Ciderdrinker for your help.

Steve, sorry I've been busy with work and haven't yet had a chance to properly answer your questions but I'll try tomorrow.

Ciderdrinker, that sounds like a very promising lead and I will investigate it. The Australian connection surprises me a little given that I know my mother was conceived in London. But the coincidence of the two surnames together is most definitely something to look into very closely.

Really appreciate the assistance.

Buckinghamshire / Ridgway from Buckinghamshire, Madden from Roscommon
« on: Tuesday 26 December 17 10:34 GMT (UK)  »
Hi there, my Scottish-born Australian mother never knew her father but has done an AncestryDNA test that has thrown up a few hints.

Three of her five closest DNA matches on Ancestry (all listed as potential 3rd-4th cousins) descend from Eli George Ridgway, baptised on 21 November 1847 in Waddesdon, Buckinghamshire, the son of Thomas Ridgway & Alice. I strongly suspect these matches are on my mother's father's side as none of them are shared by my mother's maternal-side 1st cousin who has also done an AncestryDNA test.

A number of her other close DNA matches descend from various Madden families from Strokestown, County Roscommon, Ireland. I also suspect, for the same reason, that these matches are on my mother's father's side.

I am trying to find some connection between the Buckinghamshire Ridgway and Roscommon Madden families in the hope that it will give clues as to my mother's father. My mother was conceived in London in 1954. Her mother was born in 1925.

Australia / Re: Abbreviated placename "JIMC" in Victoria
« on: Wednesday 30 August 17 03:12 BST (UK)  »
Thanks bitzar. I suspect it's Jim Crow Creek as that place is near where I know the family ended up. But you're right, could be either.

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