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Offline woodford56

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Wilkin of Caelaverock
« on: Monday 07 March 16 12:14 GMT (UK) »
I am trying to find out more about the mother, siblings and ancestors of Thomas Wilkin.  He was born in 1801 at Netherwood, Dumfries, the son of James Wilkin, farmer at Bailicknow, Caerlaverock and his wife Elizabeth.  Thomas went on to become a surgeon.  I already have Thomas's wife's (Bridget Pennington) and their children's details.  His father was related to the Wilkin family of Tinwald Downs and the Carlyle family, but what the connection is I don't know.

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Re: Wilkin of Caelaverock
« Reply #1 on: Monday 07 March 16 17:46 GMT (UK) »
Hi. The Memorials of Caerlaverock have seven gravestones with the name Wilkin. Many of the early ones mention North Kirkblain which is right beside Ballieknowe [note spelling]
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Re: Wilkin of Caelaverock
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 08 March 16 09:20 GMT (UK) »
Thank you, I'll explore the Dumfries and Galloway Family History Society website.

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Re: Wilkin of Caelaverock
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 24 April 18 14:35 BST (UK) »
Hello from Sussex - We have a 1930s manuscript tree including some earlier Wilkins.  The link to Carlyles is shown (perhaps optimistically) via Rachel Douglas Lawrie, Tinwald Minister’s daughter. Vague family tradition was that “Old Wilkin died in a pond in Dumfries on Burns’ Night”. Son Thomas W. shows wife Martha Shave (but this is a Suffolk surname). Grandson William Lewis W. became a surgeon b. Yorkshire, L. Suffolk, m. Wilson. This suggests that our generations have been mixed up, and it would be interesting to compare other sources.