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He's buried in St Andrews cemetery, Peebles

Gosh if you have anything on James that would be wonderful


Yes, correct. William Downie is one of the siblings.
I have him "completed" in my private tree - born in 1859 and died in 1938.

Just Elizabeth Ann (who was Anne, Ann E and Eliza Annie Julia) and two males who died in Scotland and England. Those with middle names were the last three of the children.

Hi Sandra

Yes - many times over several years now.                         

Greetings all.

Sorry I've taken so long to reply but I live in NZ and have just got out of bed.

Mary GRANT was born in Scotland in Inverey, Aberdeenshire on the 12th June 1842. Her parents were John Grant and Jane (nee GRANT). Her parents were not named on her death record which I have. There is a monument inscription for her in the Braemar KIrkyard on her sister Isabella's grave which pointed me in the direction of her death in Chicago.

Mary must have left Scotland between 1861 and 1871.

She had nine siblings of which five 'disappeared' from records.

James b. 1846, aft 1872
John b. 1847, aft 1861
Jane b. 1850, aft 1861
Alexander b. 1854, aft 1871
Elizabeth Ann, b. 1857, aft 1891

So when I saw an Alexander O Grant as an executor I got a bit excited.

Mary's father, John seems to have had just one sibling, James and he and his family emigrated to New Zealand in 1863. James is my ancestor but it's proving very difficult to track down any further information about my family and at the moment I can't move back further than John and James' parents. Very frustrating!

Just checking the three entries related to Mary's death it does look more like an O than a P for his second name.

I should add that her parents did not leave Scotland.

I very much appreciate all your efforts  ;D

Mary GRANT died 11th August 1920 in Chicago.
I have copies of the Executor's Bond, oath and letters testamentary.

One of the Executor's named was Alexander O Grant residing at 4351 N Ashland Ave, Chicago (dated 15th Nov 1920) and I am hoping that he was her brother. But I can't find him anywhere!  :'(

I've looked in the census records on familysearch but he doesn't show up.

So - two things. How can I get a copy of Mary Grant's actual will? And secondly, can anyone help with further information with regards to Alexander O Grant.

Lancashire / Re: Witton/Blackburn baptism abt 1836
« on: Wednesday 08 August 18 20:47 BST (UK)  »

Ann is living with her mother in 1871 - transcribed as Harras and Edward Shorrock was also in the house.

But I hadn't spotted the 1901 census for Ann so thanks for that

Lancashire / Re: Witton/Blackburn baptism abt 1836
« on: Wednesday 08 August 18 12:12 BST (UK)  »
Hi emeltom

Thanks for that. You are absolutely right. I will have to rethink what I was making assumptions about.
All good

Lancashire / Re: Witton/Blackburn baptism abt 1836
« on: Wednesday 08 August 18 11:51 BST (UK)  »

Don't think it's her unless Ann and a later daughter are to different men. First daughter Rachel was born in Sawley, Yorkshire - already on Rootschat in Yorkshire post and no baptism records survive for that time frame I understand.

Mary had three daughters in 1841 - Rachel, Ann and Margaret b abt 1840 - all Hartley. I used the GRO and found a possible mother of Margaret as SHAW so at the moment I am assuming that this is Mary.

There is a possible death for Margaret in 1843, aged 2 years.

Rachel and Ann are living with Mary and her new husband William WADDINGTON in 1851, Blackburn.

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