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Offline longberry

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« on: Monday 23 October 06 15:22 BST (UK) »
Any info out there on Christine Macdonald who married a John Sutherland about 1820-30 maybe in Latheron.They had a son Hugh
Frank

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Re: Macdonald
« Reply #1 on: Monday 23 October 06 19:05 BST (UK) »
Hi Frank

You're in submitted entry land on IGI! These are the children showing on IGI for a couple with those names:

1. HUGH SUTHERLAND  Christening: 16 JUL 1840 Reay, Caithness, Scotland
2. ISABEL SUTHERLAND Christening: 01 APR 1843 Reay, Caithness, Scotland
3. JAMES SUTHERLAND Christening: 22 MAR 1830 Latheron, Caithness, Scotland

* HUGH SUTHERLAND Marriage: 02 FEB 1872 Huna, Canisbay, Caithness, Scotland
* ISABELLA SUTHERLAND Marriage: 10 JUN 1864 Brims, Thurso, Caithness, Scotland

There is also a submitted entry for what may be their marriage:

JOHN SUTHERLAND  Marriages: Spouse:  CHRISTIAN MC DONALD    
Marriage:  06 DEC 1822  Thurso, Caithness, Scotland


Regards.

Monica
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Re: Macdonald
« Reply #2 on: Monday 23 October 06 19:18 BST (UK) »
The 1841 Census entry for what looks like their family may provide you with some clues. Ultimately, you might have to view Christina's (Christy/Christian etc...!) death cert to confirm who her parents were, assuming she lived beyond 1855.

From 1841, living at Miltown, Reay, you have all showing as born in Caithness:

John, 40
Christian, 40
John, 10
Christian, 10
Elizabeth, 5
William, 4
Anne, 3,
Barbara, 2
Hugh, 11mths

Also showing in the household are Elizabeth Sutherland, 75 (mother of John?) and Elizabeth McDonald, 50 (a sister to Christina?).

Regards.

Monica
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Re: Macdonald
« Reply #3 on: Monday 23 October 06 19:27 BST (UK) »
Frank

The family show in the 1851 Census on FreeCen. Christina is showing as McDonald which helps firm up the family from 1841. She is down as age 41 and born in Reay.  The family are living in Brims, Thurso where John age 50 looks to have been born.

For 1861, the family still living in Thurso have moved to Hills of Forrs. Ages as always on censuses move around a bit!

With these dates, you should be able to find Christina's death cert on Scotlands People.

Regards.

Monica
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Re: Macdonald
« Reply #4 on: Monday 23 October 06 19:42 BST (UK) »
Monica, how do you do it?
All the stuff makes sense then I found some old notes of a Monumental inscription i got at Olrig, Castletown a number of years ago and it made some things a lot clearer.Will now follow up your other clues.
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in what part of the world do you live?
What do i owe you for the dearh cert.My spamkiller read it as junk and dumped it but I managed to find it
always nice to hear from you
many thanks
Frank



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Re: Macdonald
« Reply #5 on: Monday 23 October 06 20:05 BST (UK) »
Frank

You don't owe me anything.....pleasure to help!

I think I'm slowly working through a number of your lines!!

Regards.

Monica

I'm London based, Scottish father, Spanish mother and born in Mexico City!
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Re: Macdonald
« Reply #6 on: Monday 23 October 06 20:32 BST (UK) »
you certainly have your own work cut out and I do not envy you.
Looked at all the cencuses and got some info.many thanks but still have lots to do on the Sutherlands
My mother was a Clyne and my Father Sutherland