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Identifying district in Dumfriesshire - Ecclefechan
« on: Sunday 08 August 10 10:31 BST (UK) »
I have just been given a link to this website and on initial reading it seems to be a vast resource with lots of knowledgeable people  :)

So here goes. My family originated in Scotland and the links go back to a dead end (at the moment) in Ecclefechan.  I cannot find that village as a parish in Dumfriesshire, but suspect it could be under Hoddam.  Could anyone confirm that, please. My family name is Graham - so not much chance of finding someone with the names John, James or Graham!  >:(

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Re: Identifying district in Dumfriesshire - Ecclefechan
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 08 August 10 10:39 BST (UK) »
Hi

welcome to Rootschat.

You are correct. Some info here:

https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Hoddam,_Dumfries-shire,_Scotland


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Re: Identifying district in Dumfriesshire - Ecclefechan
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 08 August 10 11:49 BST (UK) »
Hi

welcome to Rootschat.

You are correct. Some info here:

https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Hoddam,_Dumfries-shire,_Scotland

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Thank you  :)  That was quick. FYI my family roots come from Ecclefechan and the family bible says they lived in a dwelling 'next door' to Thomas Carlisle, but that may just have been a bit of family exaggeration - a bit too common, I'm afraid and totally confusing for research.
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Re: Identifying district in Dumfriesshire - Ecclefechan
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 08 August 10 11:51 BST (UK) »
Hi

If you need some help, can you put up details such as age/date of  birth, family group etc. and we can see if we can assist  :)


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Re: Identifying district in Dumfriesshire - Ecclefechan
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 08 August 10 14:47 BST (UK) »
Hi
If you need some help, can you put up details such as age/date of  birth, family group etc. and we can see if we can assist  :)
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Many thanks for the offer.  I will collate the information, and post a query....but not today as I am supposed to be working on an urgent Beta test.
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Re: Identifying district in Dumfriesshire - Ecclefechan
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 08 August 10 17:37 BST (UK) »
Finished my work, so herewith the detail of the family
GEORGE GRAHAM B 1811
was my Great-Great Grandfather & born in 1811 (possibly in Ecclefechan) but  lived there for sometime until he moved to a district near Sunderland. No date of death,

He had five children: Barbara b 1837, John (my Great Grandfather) b 1839, d 1928, and Catherine Johnstone Graham b 1834 all in Ecclefechan. The other two children, William b 1841 and Katherine 1842, both born in Sunderland district.

So from the birth date and location of the first three children, we can assume he was there until 1839.

George, from the details in a family bible, not in my possession was said to have been a coachman for a family called Jordan. He courted the daughter, Jean and they ran away to get wed at Gretna. The angry father chased them and stopped the wedding but because the daughter was compromised a wedding took place in the family home. The family later moved to the USA. How much of this can be believed, I do not know but it makes an interesting story.
Some years ago, I went to Ecclefechan and searched some church records and records in the local library but found nothing.  Graham is a very common name of course. I would be very interested  in anything that can be gleaned about the family. 

The first born child, Catherine Johnstone is also intriguing and I wonder is she was not his daughter ? Sincerely Gee Pee

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Re: Identifying district in Dumfriesshire - Ecclefechan
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 08 August 10 22:11 BST (UK) »
marriage 28/01/1831 george graham/jean jardine lochmaben      barbara bryson graham 1837  middlebie catherinne johnstone 1834  mothers name jane on birth  csc
DUMFRIES. KERR,DICKSON,BELL,HETHERINGTON,HILL
CUMBERLAND, CHARLTON,YOUNG,SPARKS,HEWITT,IRELAND. 
ORKNEY,CURSITER,DREVER,PEACE,COOPER,    
FAIR ISLE, MALCOLMSON,LESLIE.

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Re: Identifying district in Dumfriesshire - Ecclefechan
« Reply #7 on: Monday 09 August 10 06:41 BST (UK) »
these children are born eaglesfield csc
DUMFRIES. KERR,DICKSON,BELL,HETHERINGTON,HILL
CUMBERLAND, CHARLTON,YOUNG,SPARKS,HEWITT,IRELAND. 
ORKNEY,CURSITER,DREVER,PEACE,COOPER,    
FAIR ISLE, MALCOLMSON,LESLIE.

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Re: Identifying district in Dumfriesshire - Ecclefechan
« Reply #8 on: Monday 09 August 10 07:47 BST (UK) »
Why did I not find this forum ages ago?  Thanks a lot for those two snippets csc
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