Author Topic: John FORBES/Christian JACK, son William  (Read 1783 times)

Offline Margo1

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John FORBES/Christian JACK, son William
« on: Thursday 27 August 09 00:05 BST (UK) »
I have William FORBES, a "disbanded soldier", Revolutionary War, who went to Nova Scotia in 1783; record of immigration says "s/John and Christie." B. Ross.   Loyalists and royalists were able to get land grants there, and he obtained one for 100 acres in 1785.

I've found baptismal records for John FORBES, son of Robert, bap. 26/04/1734 in Avoch parish, and for Christian JACK, daughter of James, bap. 03/03/1734 in Avoch.  No marriage for them in Avoch is listed on ScotlandsPeople (only one in Aberdeen in 1754 for a couple with the same names "of New Bridge".....quite a lot of both Forbes and Jack folks in Aberdeenshire, but I thought that was a long way to go to get married!)  Could they have simply had a handfast marriage?  I haven't found a birth record for William yet, either, but he was supposedly born in about 1760.  I have the parish record film on order and hope to locate more information, though I understand the records back then weren't always kept really well, and there are some missing portions.

Any ideas would be most welcome.

Margo in California

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