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William McPherson Prison Deputy Governor
« on: Sunday 16 December 12 08:55 GMT (UK) »
Hello.

My ancestor rose to be a deputy governor of Calton Hill Prison; from his death reg (SP) he was in that position when he died in 1857.

Is there anything on him from the prison archives?

William was born in Sutherland; place unknown; death reg did not give it.  His parents were James McPHerson and Catherine Munro.  I'd dearly love to finally locate my McPherson roots!

It looks to me that William left Sutherland as a young man and married a girl from South Leith: Margaret Heron, with whom he had 7 children; i emanate from their eldest, James who emigrated to Melbourne in 1854, arriving there in Feb 1855.

Here's hoping.

Julie
BOYD: Scotland
FERGUSON: Scotland
KEMP:  Wiltshire, Berkshire, Middlesex, Essex, England
GREEN & DEEVES:  Essex, Middlesex, Suffolk, England
MCPHERSON:  Sutherland-Highlands, Edinburgh, Scotland
MILES & MOWAT:  England, South Africa; Australia
GREATREX: England; South Australia
PERKINS:  Cornwall; South Australia
WATKINS: Wales

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Re: William McPherson Prison Deputy Governor
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 16 December 12 11:34 GMT (UK) »
Hi All,

Be aware of duplicate post in Midlothian section,

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,627833.0.html

Tom
Scotland - Buchanan, Thomson, Pat(t)erson, Stewart, Ritchie, Tracey
Ireland - Tracey, Conroy, Pat(t)erson.

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Re: William McPherson Prison Deputy Governor COMPLETED
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 12 January 13 00:11 GMT (UK) »
THANKS.
jk22
BOYD: Scotland
FERGUSON: Scotland
KEMP:  Wiltshire, Berkshire, Middlesex, Essex, England
GREEN & DEEVES:  Essex, Middlesex, Suffolk, England
MCPHERSON:  Sutherland-Highlands, Edinburgh, Scotland
MILES & MOWAT:  England, South Africa; Australia
GREATREX: England; South Australia
PERKINS:  Cornwall; South Australia
WATKINS: Wales

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Re: William McPherson Prison Deputy Governor COMPLETED
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 13 July 14 07:25 BST (UK) »
nO FURTHER ENQUIRIES FROM ME.  have reached too many brick walls of no records, commonly used names and paucity of info in any record.
BOYD: Scotland
FERGUSON: Scotland
KEMP:  Wiltshire, Berkshire, Middlesex, Essex, England
GREEN & DEEVES:  Essex, Middlesex, Suffolk, England
MCPHERSON:  Sutherland-Highlands, Edinburgh, Scotland
MILES & MOWAT:  England, South Africa; Australia
GREATREX: England; South Australia
PERKINS:  Cornwall; South Australia
WATKINS: Wales