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Grants of Wick
« on: Friday 08 July 05 22:03 BST (UK) »
I would be grateful if anyone could help, I am researching David and Janet Grants children all born in Wick. David was born in Moray Janet (Mcivor) in Wick.
I have all information on the following children Alexander b1865 who moved to Liverpool, Jane b1866 married John Budge, Janet b 1867 married John Cameron moved to Edinburgh, Davidina b1875 married James Macdonald. Jemima b 1871 was headmistress at Bilbster school and lived in the schoolhouse died 1947 and is buried with her parents at Wick old cemetery
The following sisters I am having great difficulty in finding, Margaret Jane  b1869 and Isabella Ann b1872, if any one can help I would be very very grateful.

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Re: Grants of Wick
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 22 September 05 22:30 BST (UK) »
Hi

Have found the following on IGI :

11/12/1869 - Margaret @ Halkirk, Caithness - daughter of David Grant/Jessie McIvor

25/05/1872 - Isabella Ann @ Wick, Caithness - daughter of David Grant/Janet MacIver

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Re: Grants of Wick
« Reply #2 on: Monday 09 July 07 16:36 BST (UK) »
hi pal,

had another wee look at your post, thought mabye posting some details may spring a response, it would also bring to post to light again.

david grant married janet mcivor on the 12/5/1864 at thurso, caithness

grant children from the marriage:

alexander...28/2/1865
jane cruickshank...18/4/1866(a clue!!!)
janet bain...26/12/1867
margaret...11/12/1869
jemima macivor...17/3/1871
isabella ann...25/5/1872

all grant children born in wick

would nice to see the 1871 census on this thread for this family.

as i said jane cruickshank was the clue to david grant's parents.


there is a submitted entry for the marriage of alexander grant and jane cruickshank for 1/4/1821 in elgin but i do not believe this to be true, i think they were married in 1820.

grant children from marriage (all dates extracted)

margaret...31/5/1821
alexander...28/12/1822
john...27/9/1824
james...20/2/1826
jane...27/12/1827
george...15/7/1829
william...5/6/1831
anne...4/2/1833
elizabeth...5/8/1834
christina...27/2/1836
david...31/10/1837(yours)
janet...24/5/1839
robert...8/3/1841
andrew...1/2/1843

i make that 14 children!!! margaret and alexander were christened in dallas, moray, while all the rest were in elgin.

now the census!!


1841 census- inchallon, elgin

alexander...age 42...farmer
jane...41
margaret...20
alexander...18
john...17
james...15
jane...13
george...11
william...10
anne...8
christina...5
david...3
janet...2
robert...4 months


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Re: Grants of Wick
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 06 October 07 21:00 BST (UK) »
Hi Joe

Just happened to see this reply to day, sorry to have taken so long to acknowledge it.

 I do have Alexander Grant and Jane's Cruikshank's information, they moved from Elgin to Kilminster yes with fourteen children.
Yes they were married in 1/4/1821 I believe the 1820 date belongs to another Alexander Grant and Jane Criuickshank and Alexander died 1856 Jane 1868 both buried in Caithness.

The two sisters I am interested in are Margaret Jane born 1869, Isabella Ann born 1872, daughters of David Grant and Janet Mcivor( who are buried in Wick Old Cemetery without a headstone)

Thank you for the trouble of sending me the information I am very grateful.

Many thanks

Regards PinkLady

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Re: Grants of Wick
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 06 October 07 21:53 BST (UK) »
hi pal,

lets start with the 1881 census- wick

david...age 43...weaver...born elgin
janet...age 45
alexander...age 16...lawyer clerk
jane...age 14
janet...age 13
margaret...age 11
jemima...age 10
isabella...age 8
davidina...age 6


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Re: Grants of Wick
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 06 October 07 21:59 BST (UK) »
hi pal

1891 census- langley park, janetstown, wick

david...age 51...weaver
jessie...age 51
margaret...age 21...dressmaker
jamesina...age 20...assistant school teacher
isabella...age 18...domestic servant
davidina...age 16


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Re: Grants of Wick
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 06 October 07 22:05 BST (UK) »
hi pal

1901 census- langley park

david...age 60...market gardener
jessie...age 60
davidina...age 26

1901 census- school house, scourie, sutherland

jemima...age 27...school teacher
isabella...sister...age 36...living on own means


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Re: Grants of Wick
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 07 October 07 13:01 BST (UK) »
hi Joe

You are a gem, thank you so much for the census information, I was aware Jemima had been in Sutherland but no idea Isabella was also, so I have a new direction to look at.

I am truly grateful for your time and help.

regards

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Re: Grants of Wick
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 07 October 07 14:43 BST (UK) »
hi pal,

a wee bit more......

1851 census- reiss house, wick

alexander...age 52...farmer
jane...age 51
alexander...age 28...farm labourer
john...age 26...farm labourer
james...age 25...farm labourer
jane...age 23...house servant
william...age 19
ann...age 18
elizabeth...age 16
christina...age 15
david...age 13
janet...age 11
robert...age 10
andrew...age 8

1861 census- biggins of kibr, wick

john..age 60...farmer
george...age 31...lodge millwright
william...age 29...manager of farm
david...age 23
janet...age 21
robert...age 20
andrew...age 18
lence mckimmie...grand-daughter...age 2

and what about this one...before david meets janet?

william mcivor....stepchild...age 19...shepherd...born thurso

1871 census- janetstown

david...age 33...weaver
janet...age 34
alexander...age 6
jane...age 4
janet...age 3
margaret...age 1
jamesina...age 17 days


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