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United States of America / Robertson McKee & Octavia Crichton - New Jersey
« on: Friday 09 February 18 01:11 GMT (UK)  »
Robertson McKee born 1882 Fife Scotland & Octavia Crichton born 1881 Fife Scotland
went to New Jersey and on 1940 census they are at  Fort Lee Borough, Bergen, New Jersey with 4 of their 5 children.
I have searched and cannot find their deaths in New Jersey. maybe someone can help me with this.


Fife / Christian CRICHTON & Alexander Headrick Markinch
« on: Monday 03 August 15 14:04 BST (UK)  »
I am having trouble with this lot

Christian CRICHTON b 25 Dec 1808 Markinch had children to Alexander Headrick all born Markinch
I have found a birth for him
Alexander HEDDERIC Gender: Male Birth Date: 11 Feb 1805 Birthplace: LESLIE,FIFE,SCOTLAND Father's Name: John Hedderic Mother's Name: Margaret Durie

They had children
Isobel born 18 Jul 1828
John 23 Dec 1829
Margaret 31 Jul 1831
Agnes 5 Aug 1836
I cant find Alexander or Christian or three of the children
Think I found John on 41 census with his uncle
Address: Leven Bridge
CRICHTON Thomas M 25 Toll Gate Keeper Fife HEADRICK John M 11 Male Servant Fife

Maybe someone might be able to help me here..

United States of America / VANT .. Mary & Isabel born Wisconsin 1877, 1879
« on: Monday 11 May 15 06:48 BST (UK)  »
Here they are with Parents..
Census Event Year: 1880 Event Place: Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin, United States
Isaac B Vant Self M 31 New York, United States Sarah J Vant  Wife F 23 New York, United States Isabel Vant  Daughter F 0 Wisconsin, United States Mary J Vant  Daughter F 2 Wisconsin, United States
On 1900 Census the sisters are in: Rockford Township Rockford city Ward 4, Winnebago, Illinois, United States
Belle Vant Head F 21 Wisconsin May Vant Sister F 23 Wisconsin

I need help trying to find out what happened to them after 1900 as cant find them


United States of America / Jacob B REID & Elizabeth CREIGHTON
« on: Tuesday 24 February 15 01:14 GMT (UK)  »
Jacob B REID married Elizabeth CREIGHTON 17 Dec 1872 Needham, Massachusetts and had 4 children with Elizabeth (his second marriage) Ida Bell 1874, Stella Maria 1876, Winifred Agnes 1880
& Clara Elizabeth 1881.
I cant find any marriages etc for the children but did find them on 1900 US Census..
Census Event Year: 1900 Event Place: Alameda Township, Precinct 11 Alameda city, Alameda, California, United States
Jacob B Reed Head M 67 Canada Eng Elizabeth Reed  Wife F 53 Canada Eng Stella Reed  Daughter F 24 Massachusetts Clara Reed  Daughter F 19 Massachusetts
then on 1920 Census
Census Event Year: 1920 Event Place: Russian River, Sonoma, California, United States
Jacob B Reid  Father-in-law M 87 Nova Scotia Elizabeth Reid Mother-in-law F 72 Nova Scotia
the clue here is Father-in-law
What I would like to know.. who else is on the image as Stella or Clara must have married

Canada / James CRICHTON (CREIGHTON) b 2 May 1815 Markinch died Nova Scotia
« on: Thursday 19 February 15 03:48 GMT (UK)  »
Am doing research on my James CRICHTON in Canada name changed to CREIGHTON
His Parents were James CRICHTON b 1872 Dysart Fife & Ann BELL b 1790 Inverkeithing Fife married 30 May 1814 Canongate, Edinburgh, Midlothian
On 1881 Census he was at Gainloch, Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada with wife Agnes OLIVER? and 4 Children.
I cant find a marriage which would have been about 1848 Pictou, Nova Scotia
I think I have most of his children
Elizabeth b 1849, Anna Bell b 1851( after his mother), Alexander b 1852, Margaret 1853, James 1854, Alfred 1856, Mary 1859, Jessie 1861
I have found the marriages for Alfred, Margaret & Jessie

Cant find any other marriages, more eyes needed lol

Lancashire / William George PILLING *Complete*
« on: Sunday 02 March 14 01:10 GMT (UK)  »
Am trying to find the parents of William George PILLING who I think was born  Burnley Lancashire 1868. Here is his marriage notice  ..
PILLING-DONNELLAN.-On the 7th June, by the Rev. E. G. Day, at his residence, William, second son of William Pilling, Holly Bank, Manchester, to Annie, third  daughter of Thomas Donnellan of Kapunda.. Adelaide South Australia Advertiser 13 June 1892
Cant find him on free 1871 cen


Australia / JANE - JAYNE Redruth Cornwall to Newcastle then Melbourne
« on: Tuesday 07 January 14 03:07 GMT (UK)  »
Wondering if anyone is connected to this line

William JANE  b 28 Oct 1822 Ruan Lanihorne,Cornwall Parents John JANE & Mary JAMES
married Jane NETTLE born 1823 Gordon, Gwennap, Cornwall, baptised with her 2 Brothers on 1 Mar 1929 Parents John NETTLE & Elizabeth WALDRON on 31 Jan 1848 Redruth,Cornwall

William JANE died 7 Jul 1864 age 44 at Maitland NSW of Consuption according to Death Certificate

Jane JANE took her family to Melbourne and the name changed to JAYNE where she married Edward Hickson and she died 1891 Carlton

Elizabeth JANE/JAYNE born 1851 Newcastle married William Henry SIMMONS on 8 Aug 1871 Creswick Victoria and had 11 children
William Henry JANE/JAYNE b 1857 Newcastle married Amelia BENNETT 1877 Creswick and had 8 children
John Nettle JANE/JAYNE b 1859 Newcastle married Abigail CROCKER 1882 Creswick and had 7 chilren
Martha JANE/JAYNE b 1863 Maitland married Charles John COLWELL 1883 Creswick and had 7 children

US Completed Requests / Andrew Hamilton CUNNINGHAM Aust to Illinois
« on: Friday 08 March 13 00:34 GMT (UK)  »
Andrew Hamilton CUNNINGHAM was born 8 Nov 1885 Port Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Here he is on 1940
Downers Grove Township, DuPage, Illinois, United States
Head    Andrew Cunningham    M   54   Australia    
Wife    Anne Cunningham     F   45   Canada    
Dau   (*) Cunningham     F   13   Illinois    
Dau    (*) Cunningham     F   8   Illinois
Both he and his wife have died, I have dates. I know the daughters married and have names of husbands and the children, one of which is married and lives in Bend Oregon.
What I want to know is where I can get Telephone Number or address so can make contact.
Here in Aust we have white pages and have no probs getting phone numbers


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Cornwall / William JEFFEY/Mary TOY
« on: Saturday 24 November 12 04:03 GMT (UK)  »
Need help please Finding Birth
Royal Albert, 663 tons, Captain W. Panchard, from Plymouth 21st December 1856, arrived at Port Adelaide, South Australia 29th March 1857
Jeffery, William 19 Miner  Redruth, Cornwall
Mary (Toy) 19
These are my gggrandparents .. cant find marriage in Sth Aust no his birth in Cornwall
On several records here he is William Barrett Jeffery.

on 1841 Census I think this might be him ?????

Piece: HO107/143/17 Place: Penwith -Cornwall Enumeration District: 12
Civil Parish: Redruth Ecclesiastical Parish: -Folio: 49 Page: 5 Address: Mount Zion
BARRETT William M 50 Publican Cornwall
BARRETT Eliza F 55 Cornwall
BARRETT Wm Jane M 18 Ag Lab Cornwall
BARRETT Mary Ann F 20 Cornwall
JEFFERY William M 2 Cornwall
JEFFERY Mark M 10m Cornwall


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