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Alexander Cowper/Cooper born c 1720
« on: Sunday 06 September 09 14:18 BST (UK) »
Looking for anything on the parents of Alex. He married Christen/Christian Sinclair in 1748 in Wick. Any help greatly appreciated.

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Re: Alexander Cowper/Cooper born c 1720
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 06 September 09 14:48 BST (UK) »
Hi  :)

There are a few possible baptisms for him.

Do you have a list of their children in birth order?  If they used the traditional naming conventions, it might be possible to narrow down possible parents.

I'm having problems with SP at the moment so can't do any checking  :-\


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Re: Alexander Cowper/Cooper born c 1720
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 06 September 09 14:56 BST (UK) »
Got in again now  ::)

Possible baptisms for Alexander in Caithness 1710-1730:

Wick:
11 April 1713 - son of James Couper
12 March 1716 son of William Couper
10 June 1722 son of Alexander Couper

Watten
19 April 1725 son of Andrew Cowper

Olrig
13 Sept 1719 son of Donald Cupper


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Re: Alexander Cowper/Cooper born c 1720
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 06 September 09 15:20 BST (UK) »
The only child that I can definitely identify as theirs  on SP is:

Canisbay 15 March 1764 - Charlot d/o Alexander Coupar and Christian Sinclair

There is a Helen bpt Wick 20 Dec 1750 d/o Alexander Cowper but no mother given.

Also Janet bpt Olrig 13 June 1759 d/o Alexander Couper. Again no mother's name given.


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