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Re: My names in Stranraer area
« Reply #18 on: Sunday 15 April 07 00:05 BST (UK) »
Billy Marshall had connections both sides of the Irish Sea I believe.  His life story is fascinating isn't it?  I wonder how old he really was when he died.

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Re: My names in Stranraer area
« Reply #19 on: Sunday 15 April 07 07:35 BST (UK) »
the BBC has just t recently made a radio programme about him.itook some photos of his headstone but as you can imagine it was very worn,iwill try and find the photo and if i can see the dateon it iwill post it.
blain,stranraer,lewalt,marshall creetown

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Re: My names in Stranraer area
« Reply #20 on: Sunday 15 April 07 08:52 BST (UK) »
If you would like the Creetown information in full you may contact me by personal message.
Blair, Marshall, Williamson - Ayrshire, Wigtownshire
Saxton, Sketchley - Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire
Brown, Green - Rutland
Hawker, Malone, Bradbury, Arnott, Turner, Woodings, Blakemore, Upton, Merricks - Warwickshire, Staffordshire
Silvers, Dudley, Worcs
Deakin - Staffordshire

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Re: My names in Stranraer area
« Reply #21 on: Sunday 15 April 07 15:40 BST (UK) »
Alan
Just checked again with Scotlands People, my gt. aunt Mary Williamson was born in 1880 at 26 Sun Street, Stranraer. The family didn't live there at the time but around the corner in Back Ramparts. Would this maybe have been a midwife's house?
Blair, Marshall, Williamson - Ayrshire, Wigtownshire
Saxton, Sketchley - Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire
Brown, Green - Rutland
Hawker, Malone, Bradbury, Arnott, Turner, Woodings, Blakemore, Upton, Merricks - Warwickshire, Staffordshire
Silvers, Dudley, Worcs
Deakin - Staffordshire

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Re: My names in Stranraer area
« Reply #22 on: Sunday 15 April 07 16:22 BST (UK) »
Hi ankerdine, I think you have guessed right, in that the midwife / friend / relative had have stayed there.
On my fathers side I always wondered why my great grandmother gave birth to one of her sons in Greenock (they lived in Anderson Glasgow, I found out that her sister when she married moved from the family home at Cardross over the Clyde to Greenock, so she went there to give birth with her mother and sisters around to help.
Blain Leswalt and Stranraer 1800 - 1900.
Reid  Inch and Stranraer 1800 - 1900.
Halliday Inch and Stranraer 1850 - 1900.
Thomson Leswalt and Stranraer 1800 - 1870.
Ewart Leswalt and Stranraer 1820 - 1870.
Mcalister Leswalt and Stranraer 1780 - 1860.
Johnston Inch and Stranraer 1770 - 1830.

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Re: My names in Stranraer area
« Reply #23 on: Sunday 15 April 07 16:39 BST (UK) »
I thought you knew the Billy Marshall legend.  He was supposed to be about 120 years old before he died.  There were witnesses the local minister said which put him at least 110 years old but records were pretty poor back then. 

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Re: My names in Stranraer area
« Reply #24 on: Wednesday 18 April 07 09:30 BST (UK) »
my grandfather was robert blain,he was a fisherman ,married to a marshall from creetown

We seem to have the same g/parents Robert Blain and Agnes Marshall are my fathers parents. Would love to swap info.
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Re: My names in Stranraer area
« Reply #25 on: Wednesday 18 April 07 09:34 BST (UK) »
the BBC has just t recently made a radio programme about him.itook some photos of his headstone but as you can imagine it was very worn,iwill try and find the photo and if i can see the dateon it iwill post it.

I have this photo also I think the date is 28 November 1792
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Re: My names in Stranraer area
« Reply #26 on: Thursday 26 July 07 22:15 BST (UK) »
Has anyone found out the parents/grandparents of Agnes Marshall from Creetown? I should be interested to hear whether there are any descendants from my family of Marshalls in Creetown c1841/1851. I will try to insert the image of Billy Marshalls gravestone in Kirkcudbright. Apologies if it doesn't work".
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...it doesn't work I'm afraid, something to do with the size over 500kb, will look into this problem with aid of "Husband".
Blair, Marshall, Williamson - Ayrshire, Wigtownshire
Saxton, Sketchley - Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire
Brown, Green - Rutland
Hawker, Malone, Bradbury, Arnott, Turner, Woodings, Blakemore, Upton, Merricks - Warwickshire, Staffordshire
Silvers, Dudley, Worcs
Deakin - Staffordshire