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Offline Karen Murray

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Re: Swanson family Caithness Scotland
« Reply #9 on: Friday 20 February 15 12:06 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Carole for tracing more of my family on the census this is amazing.

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Re: Swanson family Caithness Scotland
« Reply #10 on: Friday 20 February 15 15:27 GMT (UK) »
Following your pm info - this is the parents marriage

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XTLN-WZH

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Re: Swanson family Caithness Scotland
« Reply #11 on: Friday 20 February 15 15:45 GMT (UK) »
I've gone back to 1841 to trace Magnus but there are 2 "possibilities"

One is transcribed as Magwat aged 10 but is shown as male.  Living in Wick with what appears to be relatives although one of the younger females may be his mother.

The other is Magnus but a bit younger - aged 7 and living in Latheron with parents James (occ fisherman)  & Emelia and a lot of siblings

In 1851 there is a Magnus Miller b 1829 Latheron parents Donald & Christina

To be certain - I think you need to look at the 1859 marriage entry to see who his parents were

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Re: Swanson family Caithness Scotland
« Reply #12 on: Friday 05 June 15 23:42 BST (UK) »
Just to say if you ever get to Wick there is a massive file full of information on the Swansons in the library (at least one!) so masses of information, not to mention lists of all the graves by surname, family trees etc.

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Re: Swanson family Caithness Scotland
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday 16 June 15 00:37 BST (UK) »
I also have Swanson going back to 1680.  Here is a good site to search for hours on end
http://www.cursiter.com/txt-exe-files/Swanson.txt
My side will date back to Donald 1680 and his son Magnus 1717

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TEW family of Leire/Leicester and New Zealand
MERRICKS of Stafford/Birmingham
PENTECOST of Surrey and New Zealand
POTENTIER of France, England and Canada
WATKINS of London and New Zealand
WHITAKER of Guiseley Yorkshire and New Zealand
LYALL, of Dundee, Caithness and New Zealand

And far too many to add