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Cragg and Fordyce details - Unst
« on: Monday 16 August 10 16:06 BST (UK) »
Hi, I am looking for information about my direct ancestor Richard Cragg, Richard married Margaret Fordyce in abt 1810 (location not known). Margaret was born in 1794 in Unst, Richard was born 1776 in Mobberley they had their first child George in Unst around 1811. They then moved back to Richards home town of Mobberley in Cheshire. Richard died around 1830 in Mobberley and Margaret abt 1877 in Mobberley. Information we have about Richard says that he was a pensioner of the Peninsular wars.

We have, despite our best research efforts (including the wonderful bayanne site), been unable to find Richards parents and are looking for clues anywhere we can. We were hoping that there may be information about Richard and Margaret's life in Unst, their wedding or the christening of son George or any other information in Unst that may point to his next of kin etc. or indeed how Richard found his way up to Unst.
Regards
Tony
Dobson - Cheshire
Rutter - Cheshire
Winstanley - Cheshire
Burgess - Cheshire
Cragg - Cheshire
Gibbons - Lancashire

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Re: Cragg and Fordyce details - Unst
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 17 August 10 00:10 BST (UK) »
Familysearch pilot site shows Richard Cragg bp.10/11/1776 Mobberley, Cheshire son of Catherine Cragg so would appear he was illegitimate.

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Re: Cragg and Fordyce details - Unst
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 17 August 10 00:21 BST (UK) »
Unst baptisms are on Scotlands People and there's no sign of a christening for George Cragg there.

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Re: Cragg and Fordyce details - Unst
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 17 August 10 13:16 BST (UK) »
Thanks Annette7 for the information.
I am sure you are correct about Richard Cragg, its sad to have a direct line come to an end, however we will turn our attention now to Richard's mother Catherine. Its still a mystery how Richard got to Unst from Mobberley. I now have details of Richards extensive military career and this may shed a light on the mystery.
Regards
Tony
Dobson - Cheshire
Rutter - Cheshire
Winstanley - Cheshire
Burgess - Cheshire
Cragg - Cheshire
Gibbons - Lancashire

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Re: Cragg and Fordyce details - Unst
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 03 August 11 15:17 BST (UK) »
Do you have any links to anyone in Norfolk? Cragg, Heanes, Spinks, Howitt, Chapman are some possible names...

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Re: Cragg and Fordyce details - Unst
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 03 August 11 17:37 BST (UK) »
No, sorry....Tony
Dobson - Cheshire
Rutter - Cheshire
Winstanley - Cheshire
Burgess - Cheshire
Cragg - Cheshire
Gibbons - Lancashire