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Dumfriesshire / Dobie family look up Tinwald
« on: Yesterday at 20:58 »
I'm currently looking for records for my 5x Great Grandparents- John Dobie and Marion Burgess. They had 4 children, including my 4x Great Grandfather (Alexander Dobie b.1815) between 1810 and 1817. But I can't seem to find any records for both John and Marion, except for the records of each of their children's births which had their names on them.

They resided at Hardbush in Tinwald, which appears to be a farm that was passed down through the generations as quite a few descendants were recorded as living at Hardbush.

I can't remember if I've asked this before but I was wondering if the records in Scotland doesn't go beyond 1800s as I'm struggling to find some records from late 1700s?

Ayrshire / Agnes MacClounan
« on: Monday 23 April 18 22:11 BST (UK)  »
HI all,

I'm looking through my Maternal side of family tree, starting from my late grandfather James Weir to his Great Great Grandmother- Agnes MacClounan. However, I'm stuck at Agnes, mostly due to the fact that she has one of the most unusual surname with many variations!

She married a Robert Gray in Monkton, in 1826 and had 9 children with him, including Isabella who's my 3x Great grandmother (born in 1837).

Isabella married a Robert Paton in 1862 and had my 2x Great grandmother, Elizabeth Paton in 1865. Elizabeth then married James Weir in 1893. They had  my Great grandfather, James in1896.

All of these events took place in Ayrshire with exception of my grandfather who was born in dumfries and galloway. But I am struggling with Agnes and if anyone can suggest what kind of surname she might have that I could use in my search. There's no info on her death date which means it's rather difficult to narrow down her identity.

Dumfriesshire / Jane Anderson from Closeburn
« on: Friday 13 April 18 22:30 BST (UK)  »

I'm looking for info on Jane/Jean Anderson who is my 3x Great Grandmother. She married James Marchbank in 1850 and had my 2x Great Grandmother as well as her siblings. However, I'm struggling to find any birth records on her.

What make it more tricky is the fact that James was married before meeting Jane, to a Cathrine Marchbank who died in 1847. They had several children together and on the subsequent censuses after her death, Jane had been named as the mother of these children, when in fact they were actually her stepchildren. According to the 1851 Census, Jane was 38 and was born in Closeburn. I tried to find a birth record for her in Closeburn at that time but nothing has come up.

Any advice on this would be gratefully appreciated.

The Common Room / Unusual names.
« on: Wednesday 11 April 18 21:12 BST (UK)  »

I've been looking through my family tree and I've come across some unique names given to my ancestors. An example is 'Embling' which then evolved to Emily over the last century.
However, I've found a distant relative whose name came up as "Mateland Oswald". I'm stuck as to what Mateland could be as I know that during the 18th Century, majority of working class were illiterate and couldn't spell their names so the scribers would just write down how it sounded. I'm stuck with this one because I want to find out his mother but all I could get is his birth register and his father's name. So I wondered if his mother's name would be available on his death record however, nothing has come up for 'Mateland'. I wonder what the alternative could be apart from Maitland?


Family History Beginners Board / Finding the date of birth for an ancestor
« on: Monday 02 April 18 20:12 BST (UK)  »

I've been trying to trace my 4x Great Grandmother, I got the supposed year of death for her but no information about her DOB so I was wondering if anyone has been in similar situation and how did you solve the mystery?

Dumfriesshire / Maternity hospitals in Dumfries during 1930s?
« on: Tuesday 27 March 18 22:57 BST (UK)  »

My late grandfather said he was born at the Moat Brae house in Dumfries in 1930 but I cannot find any records that suggest it was used for maternity services as well as being a nursing home. So I was wondering if anyone know if births did take place at Moat Brae or if there were any other places in Dumfries that was used for maternity services before Cresswell Hospital was built in 1960s?


US Completed Requests / BMD records in Brooklyn/NYC from 1880s and onwards?
« on: Wednesday 21 March 18 23:21 GMT (UK)  »

I was wondering if someone could tell me how I can find birth records from 1880s? I've found out that my 3x Great Uncle James Twaddle Snr emigrated to NY in 1870s and had children- James A Twaddle and Agnes Theresa Twaddle in the 1880s but unfortunately James Snr died in 1892. I'm trying to figure out who's the mother of his children because upon his death, his children were orphaned and were entrusted into the care of a friend.

I'm not sure where to start looking so any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / USA Census writing deciphering.
« on: Tuesday 20 March 18 22:29 GMT (UK)  »

I've found that my 3x Great Uncle on my paternal side of family had emigrated to USA in late 19th Century (exact year of emigration is unknown). His name is James Twaddle and is related to me through my paternal grandmother who was Irish and the Twaddles were born in Co. Longford.

However, I'm struggling to try and decipher what's being said on the Census from 1892 for the Twaddles who were living in Kings, Brooklyn, NYC at the time. I got some info but rest of them were hard to make out.

First person is Ellen Trimble?
second- James Twaddle
third- Joseph Twaddle
fourth- Agnes Twaddle?
fifth- not sure what's the first name is but the surname is definitely Twaddle
sixth- Anne/Annie? Trimble?

If anyone can help me to work this out, it would be greatly appreciated!

The Common Room / Illegitimate marriage?
« on: Wednesday 28 February 18 23:07 GMT (UK)  »

I've been doing more digging into my Stewart family ancestry in Moffat, Dumfries-shire. Some of you might have read my previous posts about this. However I've found that my 2x Great Grandfather had remarried after the death of his first wife. But when looking at his death record, it was noted that his second marriage was recognised as illegitimate.... So I'm confused because I thought the fact he remarried AFTER his wife died, it would be legitimate?

Anyone can shed a light on this?

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