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Re: William James Bryden - Dumfries
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 25 August 09 11:27 BST (UK) »
Hi Diana, yes, this is "our" connection. This is a great photo! I believe the Morrise is a transcription error and should read Munsie. Margt

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Re: William James Bryden - Dumfries
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 10 January 10 19:47 GMT (UK) »
Hi, I know this post is very old but I am doing my family tree and am also related to William James Bryden from Dumfries - wanted to chat to anyone but not sure whether I should write it all down in case its a waste of time - if anyone reads this, please post to say you are still around? Regards, Barbara

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Re: William James Bryden - Dumfries
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 10 January 10 21:23 GMT (UK) »
Good morning Barbara! I am still around ... Margaret, New Zealand

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Re: William James Bryden - Dumfries
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 10 January 10 21:32 GMT (UK) »
oh thats fantastic, hello there!! So just wondered what your connection to William is - mine is a very long and complicated story but just wanted to hear yours first? Barbara

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Re: William James Bryden - Dumfries
« Reply #13 on: Sunday 10 January 10 21:38 GMT (UK) »
I relate to Helen (Ella) Hastings who married his brother Bob. I have been told they were relatives on the Munsie/Kerr side of the family. (see my earlier postings).  Margaret

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Re: William James Bryden - Dumfries
« Reply #14 on: Sunday 10 January 10 21:44 GMT (UK) »
oh okay... well my GGGrandfather was William Bryden, who had a son John, Roberts brother - he married Mary Aitken, and their daughter was Mary Bryden, then she had a daughter called Adele and then there was me, also called Adele (I was adopted as a 6 week old baby, hence the name Barbara).  Have you managed to do much research since your post?

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Re: William James Bryden - Dumfries
« Reply #15 on: Tuesday 23 March 10 11:40 GMT (UK) »
Hi All,

I am researching my Hastings/ Hairstones etc family from the Morton Thornhill area. I would appreciate any information on this family and I am most interested to know if there is an information (MIs) regarding this family in Greenhead or Morton, Thornhill Cemeteries.

Any Dumfrieshire info' on this family would be greatly received.

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Ron
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Re: William James Bryden - Dumfries
« Reply #16 on: Tuesday 23 March 10 17:08 GMT (UK) »
Hi Ron. I can't answer the question regarding MIs maybe someone else out there would know.
Before I visited Dumfries a couple of years ago, I enquired about Hastings graves through the cemetery office (by email). They were unable to help because they only keep a burial book. There is no double reference by surname. If you have time to wait, they trawl through their records for you.
However, I popped in to the cemeteries to find relatives including Hastings at Thornhill. I found quite a few of the Hastings graves, all in the old part of the cemetery. Good luck in your search. 

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Re: William James Bryden - Dumfries
« Reply #17 on: Thursday 10 March 11 22:03 GMT (UK) »
My husband is related to the Kerr/Hastings/Munsie side and I am currently in Thornhill.  We have pictures of a teapot given to Helen Munsie who was born on May 6, 1878, and died on July 23 1918..

I also have the family tree from Robert Munsie b July 28 1788 - died April 10 1865...

I have a lot of other information on the Munsie/Kerr/Hastings/McCaig but I just got it on scraps of paper from a great-cousin and need to put it together!

I would appreciate any help putting this altogether!

Dianne