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Jaques family from Bo'ness
« on: Wednesday 28 September 11 20:11 BST (UK) »
I am researching my family roots and have got back to Rowland Jaques, land surveyor for his majestys customs at the port of Bo'ness who died in 1773.He was married to Agnes and they had many children.Several of the children were called Rowland, who all died at birth or early childhood.
I cant find his birth or marriage records and wondered if he might have been born abroad as his surname might suggest.
I would also like to find out where Rowland and his family were buried in Bo'ness.
Does anyone know of a site that might give me information as to burial grounds / churches in Bo'ness around that time, many thanks Dundee lass

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Re: Jaques family from Bo'ness
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 04 October 11 16:13 BST (UK) »
Hi Dundee Lass

From the West Lothian Council site you have this link covering burial grounds:

www.westlothian.gov.uk/media/pdfdocs/Burialgrounds

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Re: Jaques family from Bo'ness
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 05 October 11 10:53 BST (UK) »
Hi MonicaL, thank you thats great, I know where to look now, :) Dundee lass

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Re: Jaques family from Bo'ness
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 25 February 12 06:10 GMT (UK) »
I seem to have hit a brick wall with rowland jaques. I cant find his birth certificate or marriage certificate to Agnes , I do have his death certificate and will. Also death certificates for 3 of his children also called rowland and death of his wife agnes. I have a marriage certificate for rowland jaques who married elizabeth morton in 1731 in port glasgow (which may have been a first marriage for rowland or it may have been his parents marriage)
I dont know if I can get any further with this as it is so far back in time , but if anyone could give me any advice or help it would be appreciated  :)

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Re: Jaques family from Bo'ness
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 25 February 12 11:03 GMT (UK) »
Looks like you are making lots of progress...even you have hit the wall!

Wondering whether that 1731 marriage you found might have been a first marriage as you think. This is the earlier entry I can find for Rowland potentially, from 1732, 12 December (surname Jacques) www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=91741

Further later entries on google books searching for "rowland jacques" 1700..1800

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Re: Jaques family from Bo'ness
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 01 March 12 20:52 GMT (UK) »
Hello, thank you I have found a similar entry but at a later date. My next port of call (if you will excuse the pun) will be to get in touch with the customs house in Bo'ness and see if they have any information or records for Rowland Jaques as he was a land surveyor for the customs house for some years. I cant find another Jacques or Jaques family in scotland around that time. I will keep trying, Im sure I will find out one day, many thanks

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Re: Jaques family from Bo'ness
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 24 June 12 22:24 BST (UK) »
 I have not been able to get any information from Bo'ness custom house / council as the records do not go as far enough back.
 I have found Rowlands parents who were from England and his grandparents who were from France as I thought.
 I would however like to find out where in Bo'ness Rowland lived and if possible find out where he is buried , any pointers or information would be appreciated, thank you  :)

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burial ground Bo'ness
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 29 June 17 02:23 BST (UK) »
Hello, I am still looking for resting place in Bo'ness of Rowland and Agnes Jaques (nee mcallah/ mcaulah)
Rowland was a Land surveyor at Bo'ness Customs house, he died in 1773.
I don't have a date of death for Agnes.
They lost around 8 children as babies, they may also be buried with them.

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Re: Jaques family from Bo'ness
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 29 June 17 03:56 BST (UK) »
Related topic;

topics merged

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