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Dumfriesshire / Re: Sneddon/Snedden Ancestors
« on: Monday 12 February 18 00:05 GMT (UK)  »
Millmoor- THANK YOU for this.

You've uncovered another skeleton in my family cupboard.... seems Janet has a thing for Stewart men. haha.

Can you tell me how to access RCE? I'm always learning about different sources for Scottish ancestry so the more, the better! Particular for the records pre 1850 as I've found more family members from 1700s and before, but no records has been found. So I would love to find out if there is another online source where I can find a copy of records from that time?


Dumfriesshire / Re: Parkhouse in Dumfries-shire?
« on: Sunday 11 February 18 22:59 GMT (UK)  »
HI, "PARKHOUSE" is an actual place consisting of 2 houses. Most of my ancestors "Kirkpatrick - Johnstone - Clark - all lived and died there. My Great grandfather "Thomas Kirkpatrick - His father John Kirkpatrick - right back to 1700s were all working blacksmiths at the actual house. There are also photographs available vis the Dumfries library- I also have taken personal pictures and spoken to the people who now live ther. I hope this is some help.

This is quite interesting. It's amazing to think that some places/buildings that still stands to this day, has so much history. I might go to the Dumfries Library to find out more. I'd never heard of Tyrnon either!


@Gadget- I have had a look at the map and I was busy lately, which is why I hadn't replied. I love looking at old maps especially of the local areas, just to get an idea of what towns were like hundred of years ago. Thanks for the link

Ireland / Re: Irish Ancestry struggles
« on: Sunday 11 February 18 22:55 GMT (UK)  »
Hi All,

Sorry I didn't reply asap.

Your help has been tremendous as I've managed to uncover some family members. If it wasn't for your advice and a gentle nudge of direction, I would have been stuck.

It's a shame that Irish ancestry can be difficult as there is so much history in Ireland and it would have been amazing for everyone to find out what part their ancestors played in Irish's history.

Thank you again.

Dumfriesshire / Re: Sneddon/Snedden Ancestors
« on: Sunday 11 February 18 22:51 GMT (UK)  »
Most of the baptism registers for all of Sneddon kids had no mention of sponsors so I'm not sure...

Here is an example of a register for Dinah Sneddon.

Dumfriesshire / Re: Sneddon/Snedden Ancestors
« on: Saturday 10 February 18 23:12 GMT (UK)  »
That's strange. I looked at Janet Sneddon and her Husband James Stewart family and there is no record of a Margaret Stewart being one of their children.... That's new!

I've tried to attach couple copies of the baptism records for some of the Sneddon kids but they're too big to upload so I'll have to try to edit them tomorrow.

Is there usually some additional information on these kinds of records?

Dumfriesshire / Re: Sneddon/Snedden Ancestors
« on: Saturday 10 February 18 22:38 GMT (UK)  »
I did pay for them but the info is vague. I'll post some on here and see what you think.

It also never has occurred to me that George Jr was a surprise baby! Don't know if I feel sorry for poor Agnes or not!

Dumfriesshire / Re: Sneddon/Snedden Ancestors
« on: Saturday 10 February 18 22:06 GMT (UK)  »
Hi again, I did what you suggested but all the info I could find were of the parents and location as well as the date of the birth. No extra info were available. This is rather baffling...

@DonM I'm beginning to think that George Jnr may be a mistake and might be meant for another sneddon family.

Dumfriesshire / Re: Sneddon/Snedden Ancestors
« on: Saturday 10 February 18 21:29 GMT (UK)  »
I'm struggling to find any christening records for most of the Sneddon children on SP which is rather strange as majority of them were born after 1855 when the the more detailed records started.

I did wonder about James/Janet on the census.

Dumfriesshire / Re: Sneddon/Snedden Ancestors
« on: Saturday 10 February 18 21:15 GMT (UK)  »
Hi there.

What were the names of Agnes Moffat's parents? They had mostly girls didn't they. Maybe some clues from the names they used for them.


Agnes's parents were called John Moffat and Margaret Craig. She did have a lot of sisters and one brother- John Jnr.

Agnes and George had lots of children-
James- born 1848
William Moffat- 1850
George Jr- 1866

I couldn't find George in 1841 Census but I'll need to look again.

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