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William Brunton, b. 1831, Yarrow - Completed
« on: Monday 21 March 11 10:22 GMT (UK) »
I've had great difficulty tracing my ancestor William Brunton (b. 1831, Yarrow) forward past 1881. He married my g.g.aunt Agnes Orr on 6 Jun 1856 in Selkirk and they had several children, 2 of which (Agnes, 1873, and William, 1874) are buried in Brierylaw cemetary in lairs which William Brunton purchased in 1873. My grandfather and grandmother, and other ancestors are also buried in these lairs.

I can trace William Brunton forward to the 1881 census when he and his wife Agnes and their 4 remaining children were all living in Edinburgh. He was a tailor. But I can find no death records and no further census trace of William Brunton and his family. The only assumption I can make is that he emigrated, but I've found no record yet on immigration records for Australia, Canada or the USA.

Does anyone have a better idea, or have William Brunton in their ancestry?
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Re: William Brunton, b. 1831, Yarrow
« Reply #1 on: Monday 21 March 11 10:36 GMT (UK) »
Do you mean William was born in 1831?

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Re: William Brunton, b. 1831, Yarrow
« Reply #2 on: Monday 21 March 11 10:39 GMT (UK) »
Sorry Emma, a typo. Yes, William Brunton was born in 1831.
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Re: William Brunton, b. 1831, Yarrow
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 20 April 11 23:31 BST (UK) »
As an aside there is a W Brunton, Tailor, in Rutherfurds Southern Counties Register of 1866. He lived at Market Place, Selkirk and was a registered voter. Just a bit of info.

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Re: William Brunton, b. 1831, Yarrow
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 21 April 11 07:50 BST (UK) »
Thanks Terry,

Yes, that's him. He was recorded on the 1871 census as being a tailor living in Market Place. He was recorded in Caledonian Terrace, Edinburgh in 1881, and then the records cease.
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Re: William Brunton, b. 1831, Yarrow
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 21 April 11 08:38 BST (UK) »
Did you see the death record for a William Brunton on Scotlands People?  Died 1889 aged 57 in Edinburgh City. If this one still had a birthday to come he would have been born 1831.

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g grandfather Thomas Borthwick 11/11/1882 - KIA 25/9/1915 aged 33 Kings Own Scottish Borderers

Brothers & cousins to Thomas (Both KIA same day)
Robert Johnstone Borthwick 1898 - KIA 24/3/1918 aged 21 North Staffordshire Regiment

George Lowden Borthwick 1899 - KIA 24/3/1918 aged 19 Royal Scots Fusiliers

gr Uncle Walter Combe b1893 - KIA 12/7/1915 aged 22  Kings Own Scottish Borderers

Census &  BMD information Crown Copyright  GROS - www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk

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Re: William Brunton, b. 1831, Yarrow
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 21 April 11 09:36 BST (UK) »
Thanks Terry,

Yes, I'd got that one but it's not "my" William Brunton. The one that died in 1889 was a labourer and married to a Janet Hair. Nice try but I'd already paid SP credits to get that record !!
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Re: William Brunton, b. 1831, Yarrow
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 11 March 12 13:52 GMT (UK) »
Does anyone have a better idea, or have William Brunton in their ancestry?
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I'm working on William Tait Brunton's brother's line - David Brunton (1826-1879) who went to Melbourne Australia in July 1854 on the "Red Jacket' and married Margaret Lonie from Cupar, Fife.

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Re: William Brunton, b. 1831, Yarrow
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 11 March 12 16:45 GMT (UK) »
Hi pfj,

I didn't know that William had a brother David. Where did you find David? And, is there any evidence that William Brunton joined his brother David in Australia?

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