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First Ballantyne from Scotland*completed*
« on: Wednesday 22 October 08 05:32 BST (UK) »
Hi I am looking for the family of George Henry Ballantyne b Yarrow Scotland
24 August 1855, I have had no luck on Ancestory. and hoped somewhere out there would know this family.

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Re: First Ballantyne from Scotland
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 22 October 08 09:19 BST (UK) »
Hi

And welcome to Rootschat  :D

Ancestry doesn't have any of the Scottish births. These are indexed and the images are available on the Scotlands People site www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk. It's pay to view but very reasonable. Many are also listed on the IGI www.familysearch.org

Your George is on both of them  in Yarrow, Selkirkshire.  Parents are Francis Ballantyne and Janet Douglas.

As it is an 1855 birth, the certificate from Scotlands People gives far more information than normal - origin and age of parents; how many previous children born to them, etc. and for 6 credits (equivalent of 1.20)  you can view and download this.

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Re: First Ballantyne from Scotland
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 22 October 08 09:27 BST (UK) »
At the moment, I can't find the family in either Scotland or England on the 1861 census. Did they emigrate?


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Re: First Ballantyne from Scotland
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 22 October 08 09:36 BST (UK) »
I think this is the family in 1851. Margaret must have died between then and 1855 and Francis married Janet Douglas. Note that it was not uncommon for women to use their maiden surnames:

Shielswood, Ashkirk, Roxburgh
Parish 781  ED 1 Page 5

Francis Ballantyne, 35, farm labourer, b. Castleton*, Rox
Margaret Archbald, 32, labourer's wife, b. Eckford, Rox
Janet, 11, b. Jedburgh
John, 9, b. Jedburgh
Mary, 6, b. Hobkirk
James, 4, b. Hobkirk
Margaret, 1, b. Ashkirk



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*added - Newcastleton on George's birth cert.
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Re: First Ballantyne from Scotland
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 22 October 08 12:00 BST (UK) »
Hi again

Because I could find no trace of a marriage or any census details for 1861 for this family, I checked the birth cert. No marriage date is given for Francis and Janet and no details of previous children. Neither can I find a death registration for Francis/Frank that matches his details.

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Re: First Ballantyne from Scotland
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 22 October 08 12:24 BST (UK) »
Hi Gadget, Thank you so very much for jumping onto this, I am gobsmacked. Does all this info come from Scotlands people.  I have been reluctant to join yet another paying group, It seems that my ancestors are a particularly difficult lot and finding the thread of them again before they migrated to either Australia or N Zealand is proving brain sapping. ;D 8)

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Re: First Ballantyne from Scotland
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 22 October 08 12:30 BST (UK) »
Do you have any info about when the migrated and if George was married - children, etc. Anything that might help search for them?

I PMed you about the birth cert.


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Re: First Ballantyne from Scotland
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 22 October 08 12:59 BST (UK) »
This looks like Francis Ballantyne's baptism:

17 July 1814, Castleton, Roxburgh Francis s/o John Ballantyne and Mary Miller

This is from the Scotlands People site that I mentioend before.


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Re: First Ballantyne from Scotland
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 22 October 08 13:08 BST (UK) »
Hi Gadget I'l get onto scotlands poeple tomorow and have a good look around.   :-\