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Re: Seaton's in Blair Atholl Perthshire 1800 and beyond
« Reply #27 on: Sunday 02 March 14 09:15 GMT (UK) »
Assuming that you were still worried that you had the wrong family in Scotland, it was merely an observation that he couldn't be in Blair Atholl and London at the same time. 

If the archivist at Blair Castle could tell you when the family stopped paying ground rent at Levadge (assuming that they were the tenants and not sub-tenants), and you have dates for their appearance further south, then this might put your mind at ease.

Secondly it might be worth checking out this possible brother and his family.  Perhaps they kept moving together?  Did they emigrate as well? Tracking two families is sometimes easier than one.

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Re: Seaton's in Blair Atholl Perthshire 1800 and beyond
« Reply #28 on: Monday 28 July 14 22:10 BST (UK) »
Hi Bimini,

Barbara Young has turned up again in the records and we thought that you might be interested.

Commissariot of Dunkeld 1682 - 1800 contains the Testament (it's like a will) of Thomas McKenzie in Levadge-more 29th August 1775.

It mentions Barbara Young, spouse to Malcolm Stewart in Levadge, and Margaret Young, spouse to Alexander McDonald in Cnappaig saying that they were his nearest in kin, as they were his sisters german. 

We think that the word 'german, or germain' was being used to denote them as Thomas's half-sisters.

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Re: Seaton's in Blair Atholl Perthshire 1800 and beyond
« Reply #29 on: Wednesday 30 July 14 07:37 BST (UK) »
Hi Bimini,

We were puzzled by the inclusion of the term 'sisters german' in the last posting and upon re-reading the testament (which is not easy) have come to the conclusion that:

Barbara Young and Margaret Young were sisters german to each other (i.e. full-blood sisters), and were the nearest of kin to Thomas McKenzie, but the relationship is not given.

In addition we also have a second testament, this time of Isobel Young who died between 1770 and 1775, giving Barbara Young and Margaret Young as her sisters german.  Isobel appears to have been unmarried and is styled as the daughter of the deceased John Young in Clune-more.

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Re: Seaton's in Blair Atholl Perthshire 1800 and beyond
« Reply #30 on: Sunday 25 December 16 01:23 GMT (UK) »
Duncan Seaton / Ann Robertson Blair Atholl in my Tree. There daughter Margaret born about 1808.

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Re: Seaton's in Blair Atholl Perthshire 1800 and beyond
« Reply #31 on: Sunday 25 December 16 10:07 GMT (UK) »
Hi Mungo Gerry,

Are you certain that her mother was Ann? 

We have a record of Margaret Seaton/Setton born 13th January 1805 (Blair Atholl OPR), daughter of Duncan Setton and Janet Robertson, but there are no others from 1800 - 1820 as far as we can tell.

Did she have a younger brother James?

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Re: Seaton's in Blair Atholl Perthshire 1800 and beyond
« Reply #32 on: Sunday 30 April 17 11:29 BST (UK) »
I have a Duncan seton 1756/1830 married  margaret Cameron  1766/1841  his dad was Robert  her dad John

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Re: Seaton's in Blair Atholl Perthshire 1800 and beyond
« Reply #33 on: Sunday 30 April 17 15:25 BST (UK) »
Are these your ancestors Christina?

Duncan was born at Wester Balrobie, second son of Robert Seaton (Setton) and Elspeth McLachlane.
The are two references to his marriage (Blair Atholl OPR 12 Jul 1787 and Dull OPR 30 Jun 1787)

He was living at Balrobie, Margaret Cameron was from Aodaintian (Edintian) in Glen Fincastle.

They were initially at Rinancoillach in Glen Girnaig and then moved to Fonvuick.

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Re: Seaton's in Blair Atholl Perthshire 1800 and beyond
« Reply #34 on: Sunday 30 April 17 18:20 BST (UK) »
Yes they are my family thanks I have the family up to the ones I mentioned also great site theBorenich records they had my Stewart's Cameron seton robertson great work
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Re: Seaton's in Blair Atholl Perthshire 1800 and beyond
« Reply #35 on: Sunday 30 April 17 18:46 BST (UK) »
Hi Christina,

What do you know about Duncan Seaton's father?  There is a very large gap between the birth of John in 1738 and Beatrice in 1752.  Did he enlist in the army?

You probably know this already, but if not .......

John (1738) died late 1785 or early 1786, as he was deceased when his son John was baptised (15 Jun 1786), and the OPR records that Duncan Setton (his brother) in Balrobie was the sponsor.