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Offline jackieh

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Re: Forrest - Carluke
« Reply #18 on: Saturday 06 January 18 23:53 GMT (UK) »
Hi I am researching a family of Forrests from Carluke. They are descended from George Forrest and Isabella Wilson. The same couple, I believe, that Rosinish mentioned.
In the 1871 Carluke census I have George and Isabella living with
James son unmarried aged 32
Georgina dau. unmarried aged 26
George son unmarried aged 22
Margaret or Mary Telford dau unm aged 22
Alexander son unm aged19
Robert son unm aged 16
Margaret Telford Forrest niece unm aged 22
Laurence Forrest Ritchie grandson ? age
Georgina Forrest Ritchie grand daughter aged 7

and in the house next door I have The other son John Forrest with his wife Catherine and their family.
Anyone else still researching this family? I would be pleased to hear from you and share

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Re: Forrest - Carluke
« Reply #19 on: Friday 20 July 18 23:28 BST (UK) »
I am also researching this family I am directly descended from the Georgina Forrest born c1846 d1914

I have results of the 1861 census for Parish 629- Carluke Lanarkshire ie 10 years earlier

George Forrest 44, Born Lamington Lanarkshire
Isabella W Forrest 45, Born St Quivox, Ayrshire
James Forrest 22, Born Pettinian Lanarkshire
William W Forrest 19, Born Shotts Lanarkshire
John Forrest 14, Born Carluke Lanarkshire
George Forrest 12, Born Carluke Lanarkshire
Margaret J Forrest 12, Born Carluke Lanarkshire
Alexander Forrest 9, Born Carluke Lanarkshire
Robert Forrest 6, Born Carluke Lanarkshire

As you can see Georgina my ancestor is not on the census but looking from one census to the other I am fairly confident that this is the same family. The rest of the ages match up and it was not unusual for a 16 year old to be working else where and not on the census at the family residence.

George Forrest is stated as being a coal miner on the marriage certificate of  Georgina to Thomas Brown.

So I am working on the presumption that as a coal miner that George moved around a lot following work. This would account for the different birth places of the children.  I have George Forrest born in Lamington in 1817 and that would make him 44 on the 1861 census.

There also appears to be twins George and Margaret.  Other leads I have further back in the tree also have twins but still to firm this all up.

So how do you tie in. I would love to know.



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Re: Forrest - Carluke
« Reply #20 on: Sunday 12 August 18 04:10 BST (UK) »
Hi,
It's been ages since I was really active on RC.

Are there any descendants of the Forrest families from Lanarkshire on here that have undertaken a DNA test through Ancestry, FTDNA or My Heritage?

I'd like to make contact to share and compare results / tree.

I have my results on all 3 sites mentioned, plus Gedmatch.  (Gedmatch number T037587)

Dave

PS - If you are a direct male Forrest descendant with documented evidence of your Forrest heritage in Scotland I might be able to arrange a FREE YDNA test (this isn't the same as the standard test you get from Ancestry and such). 

I also run a small Facebook group (about 200+ members) that is open to any descendants of Forrest families from Scotland.  You'd be welcome to join:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/forrests.in.scotland/
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FORREST (Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Stirlingshire and Dunbartonshire)
ROONEY (Co Down, Co Antrim) 
BORTHWICK, FORTUNE, BARKER (Lothians)
ANDERSON (Moray, Caithness)