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James Cunningham of Rerrick
« on: Saturday 03 October 15 04:09 BST (UK) »
Hi

Im trying to trace James Cunningham for another family member. James brother Robert said he was born in Rerrick, Kirkudbright

Their parents were: Robert Cunningham and Jane McTaggart

James and Robert moved to New Zealand.

James was born around 1839 and died in 1889 in New Zealand. Ive got his death certificate (died 1889) and his marriage certificate (married 1866) in New Zealand but havent found on Scotlands people his birth/baptism

Any suggestions for locating the birth and and death records of his father and birth of his mother (she died in 1904)?

The marriage is:

Name:    Robert Cunningham
Gender:    Male
Marriage Date:    9 Aug 1836
Marriage Place:    Kirkcudbright,Kirkcudbright,Scotland
Spouse:    Jane Mctaggart
FHL Film Number:    1068032, 0889489

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Re: James Cunningham of Rerrick
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 03 October 15 04:23 BST (UK) »
I dont know if this is them in the 1841 census or not but it seems like a good match

Surname       First name(s)   Sex       Age       Occupation   Where Born       
CUNNINGHAM   Robert       M       25       Farmer        Outside Census County (1841)           
CUNNINGHAM   Jane               F       25       -        Kirkcudbrightshire           
CUNNINGHAM   James       M       2       -        Kirkcudbrightshire           
CUNNINGHAM   Robert       M       6m       -        Kirkcudbrightshire           
OLIVER       Martha       F       15       Female Servant    Outside Census County (1841)           
ROSS       Jane               F       15       Female Servant    Kirkcudbrightshire           
FORSYTHE   Margaret   F      15       Female Servant    Kirkcudbrightshire

The 1851 census has them possibly:

The father isnt in the record so is possibly dead. They are living in Twynholm, Kirkcudbrightshire and now have other children: Jessie, Mary, Elisa

In the 1871 census there is an Alexander Cunningham listed as Janes son. He dies in 1915 unmarried. He was born in 1837 but doesnt appear in the 1841 census with his family.
McGaveston - Dublin-Ireland, France, New Zealand
White - Shalden, Alton, Chawton-Hampshire
O'Donnell - New Zealand, Co Down-Northern Ireland, USA
Franklin/Fraenkel - New Zealand, Prussia
Day - Echuca, Tongala, London, Fairford-Gloucestershire
Clark/McGraw - New Zealand, Ireland, England
McMahon -Ipswich-QLD, Kiladysart-Co Clare
Smith - Ipswich, Pine Mountain, Redbank-QLD, Co Westmeath, Co Cavan-Ireland
McGuire - Redbank - QLD, Co Westmeath-Ireland
Culhane - Queensland, Ardlaghan - Co Limerick

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Re: James Cunningham of Rerrick
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 03 October 15 04:28 BST (UK) »
I found this on ancestry:

Name:    James Cuningham
Gender:    Male
Birth Date:    11 Jan 1839
Birth Place:    , Rerrick, Kirkcudbright, Scotland
Baptism Place:    , Rerrick, Kirkcudbright, Scotland
Father:    Robert Cuningham
Mother:    Jane Mctaggart
FHL Film Number:    1068034
Reference ID:    2:1666LN4

Name:    Robert Cuningham
Gender:    Male
Birth Date:    23 Nov 1840
Birth Place:    , Rerrick, Kirkcudbright, Scotland
Baptism Place:    , Rerrick, Kirkcudbright, Scotland
Father:    Robert Cuningham
Mother:    Jane Mctaggart
FHL Film Number:    1068034
Reference ID:    2:1666NZB
McGaveston - Dublin-Ireland, France, New Zealand
White - Shalden, Alton, Chawton-Hampshire
O'Donnell - New Zealand, Co Down-Northern Ireland, USA
Franklin/Fraenkel - New Zealand, Prussia
Day - Echuca, Tongala, London, Fairford-Gloucestershire
Clark/McGraw - New Zealand, Ireland, England
McMahon -Ipswich-QLD, Kiladysart-Co Clare
Smith - Ipswich, Pine Mountain, Redbank-QLD, Co Westmeath, Co Cavan-Ireland
McGuire - Redbank - QLD, Co Westmeath-Ireland
Culhane - Queensland, Ardlaghan - Co Limerick

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Re: James Cunningham of Rerrick
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 03 October 15 09:07 BST (UK) »
Robert Cunningham died 1st Oct 1846 aged 32 years. His wife Jane died 4th April 1904 aged 91
years.
There is a M.I ( No 10 ) at Rerrick cemetery in relation to this family.
Try this link for full details
http://www.kirkyards.co.uk/allgraves.asp?offset=20&Inscription=mctag

Regards Matt.
Muir,McDill/Dill,Payne,Hepburn,Ireland,Rae all in Kirkcudbrightshire.
Cotter,Liddane,Gibson all in Co Clare,Ireland.

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Re: James Cunningham of Rerrick
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 03 October 15 10:13 BST (UK) »
Thank you Matt! I hadnt seen that site before.

McGaveston - Dublin-Ireland, France, New Zealand
White - Shalden, Alton, Chawton-Hampshire
O'Donnell - New Zealand, Co Down-Northern Ireland, USA
Franklin/Fraenkel - New Zealand, Prussia
Day - Echuca, Tongala, London, Fairford-Gloucestershire
Clark/McGraw - New Zealand, Ireland, England
McMahon -Ipswich-QLD, Kiladysart-Co Clare
Smith - Ipswich, Pine Mountain, Redbank-QLD, Co Westmeath, Co Cavan-Ireland
McGuire - Redbank - QLD, Co Westmeath-Ireland
Culhane - Queensland, Ardlaghan - Co Limerick