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Re: Ship passenger lists - Buchanan
« Reply #9 on: Friday 18 February 11 23:27 GMT (UK) »
Hi there,

Certainly, Donald was born 1839, his wife Alice 1856.

I would hope that the family is listed together as I'm pretty sure they all went over the same time.

Thank you and I'll wish you better luck than I've had  ;)

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Re: Ship passenger lists - Buchanan
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 19 February 11 01:24 GMT (UK) »
Hi BCmom

See what you mean about luck  :) :) If you can give me birth year of all you have listed and occupations of the males I am happy to spend some time looking. it's a little difficult with no birth years to work on.

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Re: Ship passenger lists - Buchanan
« Reply #11 on: Friday 03 June 11 05:38 BST (UK) »
Hi All, Please, someone has access to shipping records????

I am researching BUCHANAN of that ilk and their collaterals

I would be delighted to get details of any Buchanan, shipping to South Africa ports ie Capetown and Durban
to any North American Colony;; Australia or New Zealand

TIA Doun

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Re: Ship passenger lists - Buchanan
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 27 February 18 22:50 GMT (UK) »
Hi BCmom and Doun,

Here's a link for Donald and Alice Buchanan (nee Whitton) who moved to South Africa from Scotland. Donald's birth date seems to be 1844 not 1839 and you can trace their family further back through the website links. My ancestor is their daughter, Gertrude, so I'd be keen to hear if you have any other information.

http://www.robertwhitton.eu/person.php?id=6549&fam=2&pat=Buchanan

Best wishes.

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Re: Ship passenger lists - Buchanan
« Reply #13 on: Friday 02 March 18 06:31 GMT (UK) »
Hi aga.p
All the information I have shows that Donald was born in May of 1839. The 1851 census has him as 12 years, 1861 as 21 and his siblings Mary, John and Margaret are younger than him, then in 1871 he appears as 28, he's a boarder, his parents have passed and his age stays younger from then. So I tend to go with the first census rather than the later.
The link you attached for Donald has me confused on his death date, I have Sept. 25, 1919 as it was carved into his headstone. Could you tell me if you have his death certificate to verify the date you have.
Donald is my 3x great uncle, his older brother John is my 2x great grandfather. There is only one sibling that we can't trace after their mother's death, perhaps you have information on Catherine (Christy), she was born 1851. I didn't find any death certificate for her but it's been years since I've actually worked on the Buchanan tree.
I also heard that a few of Donald's family members made trips back to Benbecula so any information you have would be wonderful.