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I wrote that an hour and a half before you...   ;)

(Nice car in your photo!  :) )

Sorry Karen - in my bleary eyed state I never noticed your post  :-X, only Ruskie's .
However, let me second your suggestion  ;)


Could it be Lint Spinner?

Looby :)

Ayrshire / Re: Archibald Hugh Buchanan born 8 June 1845, Troon, Ayrshire
« on: Friday 10 August 18 11:28 BST (UK)  »

The above link states that the Robert Henderson was built for P.Henderson's Albion Line.

A bit of background here -

The family behind P.Henderson & Co - were 4 Henderson brothers from Pittenweem, Fife.
Patrick, Thomas, George & Robert  - at least 2 brother were deceased before the Robert Henderson took to sea ( Patrick and George).

It's interesting that your contact's ancestor (who wrote the book) is named George Patrick Archibald Buchanan.  :o

Looby :)

Ayrshire / Re: Archibald Hugh Buchanan born 8 June 1845, Troon, Ayrshire
« on: Friday 10 August 18 10:57 BST (UK)  »

John Buchanan married Margaret Henderson in 1862

Their first daughter Isabella Drinnan Buchanan is born 15th Aug 1863 and going by the tradition of calling first daughter after the maternal grandmother , it does appear that Margaret Henderson was the daughter of David Henderson and Isabella Drinnan  - Isabella Drinnan Buchanan's birth - David Henderson and Isabella Drinnan's marriage.

The couple David and Isabella Henderson are on the 1851 Census in Dundonald Parish -Troon Village - Portland Street

David Henderson       Head    age 50      Plasterer       
Isabella Henderson    Wife     age 43                             
John Henderson         Son      age19       Plasterer
David Henderson       Son       age 17      Ship Carpenter
Isabella Henderson   Dau       age 15      Muslin Seamstress
Elisabeth Henderson    Dau    age  13     Muslin  Seamstress
Margaret Henderson   Dau     age  11      Scholar
Robert Henderson      Son      age 9        Scholar

All are Ayrshire, Troon born.

Interesting that David Henderson jnr is a ship's carpenter too and youngest brother is Robert  :P
Big co-incidence ?  ;D Possibly

Looby :)

Wigtownshire / Re: Port Patrick records
« on: Monday 06 August 18 23:41 BST (UK)  »
Hi looby
Iím sure thatís Charles And Susanna so Iím going to order the cert
Hopefully thatís one of my brick walls  knocked down so thank you so much  scullcoates is where my grandad was born so itís the right area
I will let you know when I get the cert through.
Thanks again

Great Jim,
I hope it's them !

Looby :)

Lanarkshire / Re: Delia, Bessie and Maria Rafferty
« on: Monday 06 August 18 18:15 BST (UK)  »
Looby, yes some the family lived at "Granny" McCleans until about 1980, so it could have still been called that after her death.
Thanks for your help

Makes sense about Granny's still being Granny's if family still lived there.

Cwellan , I hate to be a party pooper  :-\ , but it has just dawned on me that these 3 little girls could still be alive.
Rootschat's policy is not  to disclose personal information or name on the forum people who we know are alive or potentially still could be.  Normally if the date of birth is 100 years ago, you are in the clear to post. So fine to discuss great aunt Mary Rafferty born 1916  :) but not these children born 1920s/30s. 

If I uncover any further info , I send a message through Rootschat's PM .

Looby :)

Lanarkshire / Re: Delia, Bessie and Maria Rafferty
« on: Monday 06 August 18 17:23 BST (UK)  »
Thanks Cwellan ,

Like Ambly said I would wonder if the photo was taken when Granny was still alive - or why would "at Granny McClean's " be written ?? Did other family members live on at Granny's after her death in 1933?

To be honest I would date the photo to the mid 1930s....maybe around 1935/36 , so that would make your great aunt Mary about 18 or 19.

Looby :)

Lanarkshire / Re: Delia, Bessie and Maria Rafferty
« on: Monday 06 August 18 17:05 BST (UK)  »
Little Marie has a look of Shirley Temple about her :D   

Of course her name could be Mary  - my granny's cousin born circa 1910 was a Mary on her birth certificate but called Marie to differentiate her from the many other Marys in the family  ::)

So just to clarify - Granny McClean's? Was that in Glasgow? If so do you know what area? Or is this photo taken in Ireland ?
Looby :)

Wigtownshire / Re: Port Patrick records
« on: Monday 06 August 18 10:36 BST (UK)  »
Hi Jim,

Never leaving a stone unturned  ;D, I had a rootle about and found this marriage registration

June 1852  Charles Coupland  marriage registered at Sculcoates , Yorkshire.
According to Familysearch he probably married either a Sarah Coy or Susannah Smith (the other names on the page)
Bearing in mind that Charles and Susannah Copeland have an 8 year old daughter on 1861 Census , and that that they are single on 1851 Census it would not be unreasonable to expect a marriage circa 1852/53.  Sculcoates is across the River Humber from Lincolnshire. About 28 miles today (with a bridge , of course ;D )......but could the couple have for some reason married there ?
Maybe worth investigating?

Looby :)

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