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Re: Grants of Wick
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 07 October 07 17:41 BST (UK) »
Hi Joe

You certainly are a mine of information! I don't think the 1861 census information belongs to my Alex Grant/Cruikshank as he died 1856, but I will keep hold of that info in case I can connect at a later date, was William Mcivor step child living at Biggins also?

Thank you so much I do appreciate the time and effort you have made to get all this information for me.

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Re: Grants of Wick
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 07 October 07 21:38 BST (UK) »
hi pal,

you are correct it was john not alexander, and yes william was with the grant's in 1861, makes me wonder know if i have the correct family in 1861??

need to review the post?

regarding jane mcivor  did i say that i think her parents are james and janet bain?

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Re: Grants of Wick
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday 10 October 07 20:44 BST (UK) »
Hi Joe

I still cannot see a connection with my grants for the 1861 census you sent me, but I am not sure where the Grants were at that time so it is valuable to me to hold on to until needed.

 I thought from Jane Cruikshank's will Alexander (son)took over Reiss farm, I am not sure what Biggins is a farm a place? But you have certainly given me a lot of information to carry on with, especially william Mcivor step son intriguing!

Many thanks for this valuable information.

pink Lady

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Re: Grants of Wick
« Reply #12 on: Wednesday 10 October 07 21:49 BST (UK) »
hi pal,

maybe alexander changed the name of the farm???

i believe that i have him now in the census as he was born dallas morayshire.

1861 census- gillock, wick

alexander...age 37....farmer of 200 acres
margaret...age 27
alexander...age 5
jessie...age 4
john...age 3
benjamin...age 1
betsey levack...age 22


i have alexander married to margaret levack on the 14/12/1854

grant children of the marriage....

alexander...1/10/1855 magical year
jessie...7/12/1856
john...30/4/1858
benjamin...3/11/1859
jane...24/1/1862
robert...1/3/1864
margaret levack...21/2/1866
elizabeth esther...9/11/1870
james...10/5/1873

1871 census- gellock farm, wick

alexander...age 48...farmer
margaret...age 37
alexander...age 15
jessie...age 14
john...age 12
benjamin...age 11
jane...age 9
robert...age 7
margaret...age 5
elizabeth...age 4 months
esther levack...sister-in-law...age 36


1881 census- gillfield farm, wick

alexander...age 58...farmer
margaret...age 47
alexander...age 25
john...age 22
benjamin...age 21
jane...age 18...pupil teacher
robert...age 17...clerk
margaret...age 15
elizabeth...age 10
james...age 8
esther levack...age 46

will check the later census for more....

Joe
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Re: Grants of Wick
« Reply #13 on: Wednesday 10 October 07 22:51 BST (UK) »
hi pal,

1891 census- south kilmister, wick

alexander...age 68...farmer
margaret...age 57
john...age 33
margaret...age 25
elizabeth...age 20
james...age 17
jane elmslie...daughter...age 29
elizabeth elmslie...age 2...born africa
alexander w elmslie...age 1...born africa
esther levack...age 55...nurse

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Re: Grants of Wick
« Reply #14 on: Thursday 11 October 07 19:49 BST (UK) »
Hi Joe

Can this get anymore exciting? Yes Alexander Grant son married Margaret Levack 1854, 1855 magical year? I don't undererstand that wee bit. Am I being stupid?

I did have some of the children's names but not all so thank you once again for that information,

David Grant is the one I am intrigued by, him being my great great grandfather, I do have bits of family history of his siblings some who were scattered around the world and thanks to their families and  you I have been to able to put pieces of the family to gether. I am so indebted.

I remain truly grateful for your help.

Pink Lady

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« Reply #15 on: Friday 12 October 07 15:00 BST (UK) »
hi pal,

if you visit www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk you will find that the birth certificate of alexander 1855 contains more information than any others, in 1855 registration just started in scotland, so you will find lots of info on the family.

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Re: Grants of Wick
« Reply #16 on: Tuesday 16 October 07 21:24 BST (UK) »
Hi Joe

Did as you said and had a wonderful time gathering information on the www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk site about the Grants.

 I cannot thank you enough for the information you have given me.

Kind regards

Pink Lady

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« Reply #17 on: Tuesday 16 October 07 21:51 BST (UK) »
hi pal,

so pleased for you, glad it all came together in the end.

Joe
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