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BANKS family of Canisbay
« on: Wednesday 22 April 09 05:02 BST (UK) »
Can anyone help with tracing my long lost ancestors?????????

Originally from around Canisbay and much later around Glasgow

John Banks c1845 married Janet Geddes b1852
3 children-----John b1770------Donald b1772-----Janet b1773

John b 1770 married Margaret Manson b1786/m1808/d1879
6 children---John b 1809-----Catherine b1811---Janet b1818----James b1820-----John b1827----William b1828

other surnames of interest to appear in the family tree by marriage are
Horne--Martin--Smith--McMurtrie--Nelson--Hammett--Archibald--Ross--McSwiggan--McGill--Bone--Boyle--Fergusson--McKie--Howatson--Budge--Carr--Twidle--Lehndorf--Castle--
these are all spouses surnames so if you have any connections between these and a BANKS any info appreciated

KEY MARRIAGES OF INTEREST
JOHN BANKS / JANET GEDDES
JOHN BANKS / MARGARET MANSON
JOHN BANKS / JANET MCMURTRIE
ROBERT MCMURTRIE BANKS / JEANIE FLORENCE MARTIN
ROBERT MCMURTRIE BANKS / MARGARET NELSON

many thanks---Bruce Banks - Auckland - New Zealand

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Re: BANKS family of Canisbay
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 04 May 10 03:45 BST (UK) »
I have Banks, Manson, and Geddes on my tree.  Names and dates are a little out, but wonder if they are related to any of mine?  They all came from the Mey, Caithness area.
My Banks family also made it to New Zealand and settled in North Canterbury.
You can P.M me if interested.

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WATKINS of London and New Zealand
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LYALL, of Dundee, Caithness and New Zealand

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Re: BANKS family of Canisbay
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 09 December 10 17:46 GMT (UK) »
My great Grandmother was Christina Banks from Dunnett born1848.
She married John Henderson born 1851 and immigrated to New Zealand 1872
He was from Harpsdale,Halkirk,Thurso in Caithness.
Any information sought

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Re: BANKS family of Canisbay
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 09 December 10 18:30 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for that,
I do not believe them to be a direct link to my ancestors.It seems that the Banks name was reasonably common in the Canisbay area. There are many Banks families and I have been unable to trace back prior to John Banks e1845, so am unable to confirm a link. There could well be a common link but back one or two more generations. Maybe one day I will get another breakthrough. Bruce

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Re: BANKS family of Canisbay
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 09 December 10 19:15 GMT (UK) »
Hi Balnahar

Christina Banks comes up in my family tree a number of time, but the dates are a different.  Would your Christina be related to Christina Banks and John Banks who married 1834.  (this is where it gets confusing as we have Banks marrying Banks)

One line of my Banks family also came to New Zealand, and I have a number of headstone photo's if there is a connection.

Cheers
Suzy W
TEW family of Leire/Leicester and New Zealand
MERRICKS of Stafford/Birmingham
PENTECOST of Surrey and New Zealand
POTENTIER of France, England and Canada
WATKINS of London and New Zealand
WHITAKER of Guiseley Yorkshire and New Zealand
LYALL, of Dundee, Caithness and New Zealand

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Re: BANKS family of Canisbay
« Reply #5 on: Friday 10 December 10 00:04 GMT (UK) »
I have no leads but will go back to the Gunn family records that may
state her parents names on the marriage certificate.
thanks for helping and one never knows what info may surface.

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Re: BANKS family of Canisbay
« Reply #6 on: Monday 20 June 16 00:26 BST (UK) »
Hi Bruce

Figured out the Banks line and our connection.
James who married Janet Geddes also had another son James born 1766, sorry I do not have the date and marriage of James and Janet.
James 1766 is my line, he married Katherine Jack 1797 in Caithness, their daughter Margaret married William Banks in 1823, and some of their children like James, William, Francis and Margaret moved to New Zealand.
My Margaret Banks married Donald Mowat, they settled in Rangiora, Canterbury.
So we share James and Janet as our direct lines.

Cheers
Suzy W
TEW family of Leire/Leicester and New Zealand
MERRICKS of Stafford/Birmingham
PENTECOST of Surrey and New Zealand
POTENTIER of France, England and Canada
WATKINS of London and New Zealand
WHITAKER of Guiseley Yorkshire and New Zealand
LYALL, of Dundee, Caithness and New Zealand

And far too many to add