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Re: Looking for death records for John Ferries and Duncan McKenzie
« Reply #18 on: Tuesday 18 February 14 20:18 GMT (UK) »
I think it is very likely that Isabella is Ellen's sister and she went to Greenock to live with them after her husband's death. I can't find a birth for Sarah McFarlane though born 1851 Greenock. If that turns up with mother's name Dunyon it must be the correct one.
I have also been looking for Elizabeth McKenzie and can't find her.
Julie
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Re: Looking for death records for John Ferries and Duncan McKenzie
« Reply #19 on: Tuesday 18 February 14 20:26 GMT (UK) »
I am wondering if Elizabeth was never registered and that she died soon after the 1861 census. She is not on the 1871 census. The only McKenzie children are Isabella and Daniel. Ellen has three more children to John Eadie. Ellen, Alexander and Sarah Ann. My great, great grandmother Isabella named one of her sons Alexander Eadie Ferries. I think as she was so young when her mother married they just became her family. Times must have been so hard back then.
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Re: Looking for death records for John Ferries and Duncan McKenzie
« Reply #20 on: Tuesday 18 February 14 20:29 GMT (UK) »
Julie, a death on SP for an Isabella Young McFarlane/Dannion or Dunnion (see, spellings still all over the place!). Aged 66, she died in Greenock in 1899.

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PS: A puzzle about Elizabeth  :-\ I can't see a death for her between 1861-71 to explain why she is not with 'family' in 1871.
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Re: Looking for death records for John Ferries and Duncan McKenzie
« Reply #21 on: Tuesday 18 February 14 20:42 GMT (UK) »
I have just found Elizabeth's death on Scotland's People. She died on 6th September 1863 at 1, Highland Close, Greenock aged 2 3/4. Her father is named as Duncan McKenzie Rivetter (Deceased). Mother is named as Ellen Eadie formerly McKenzie maiden name Dunyon. Ellen was the informant which she did the very next day. The cause of death was Phthisis.
I will have to look at the other one. I am rapidly running out of credits!
Julie
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Re: Looking for death records for John Ferries and Duncan McKenzie
« Reply #22 on: Tuesday 18 February 14 20:48 GMT (UK) »
You do  :P But it can be productively addictive...and cost effective too!

How about this entry for Helen's death down in Durham?

Helen Connell, aged 79 (born c. 1834, which is close). 2nd Qrt 1913, Sunderland, Durham. Vol 10a, pg 841.

Monica
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Re: Looking for death records for John Ferries and Duncan McKenzie
« Reply #23 on: Tuesday 18 February 14 21:12 GMT (UK) »
That sounds like a possibility. I know when I looked before I turned up  very little that could be her. Where did you find it as I have just looked on FreeBMD and it's showing nothing. The City of Sunderland website is usually very good but nothing on there either.
I suppose Connel was her legal name but she must have preferred the name Eadie. Maybe because that was her children's name. The age is about right and I always maintained she died living at her daughter's house. This family research can be very confusing. I'm sure our ancestors did it on purpose! I have managed to trace her on all census records since she married even though she has tried to elude me.
Julie
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Re: Looking for death records for John Ferries and Duncan McKenzie
« Reply #24 on: Tuesday 18 February 14 21:18 GMT (UK) »
She is also showing on FreeBmd...just with a double 'll' on the Connell  ::) You never forget the spelling variations. I think I write with wildcards!

Monica
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Re: Looking for death records for John Ferries and Duncan McKenzie
« Reply #25 on: Tuesday 18 February 14 21:57 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for you help Monica! I have discovered quite a lot tonight but I musn't forget I still haven't found the deaths of my two great, great, great grandfathers. I suppose I have to admit I may never find them.
Julie
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Re: Looking for death records for John Ferries and Duncan McKenzie
« Reply #26 on: Tuesday 18 February 14 22:01 GMT (UK) »
We never forget the brickwalls, Julie  ;) We just go round the corners in the meantime!

Monica
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