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Re: Dorward's House of Refuge
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 16 August 16 12:53 BST (UK) »
Sarah,

What made me wonder was the name Michael (not a "Sottish" name) & I have a potential Francis, again not a "Scottish" name.

I have lots of research still to do on this line who at the moment are all Scottish.

Was your Michael Snr born Dorset or lived there having moved?

Annie
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Re: Dorward's House of Refuge
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 16 August 16 13:18 BST (UK) »
Hi Annie

Michael Senior was born Almer, Dorset in 1797 but next appears around 1824 when he gets married in Marykirk, Kincardineshire. He was from a family of farm labourers and became a gamekeeper. I've imagined him as a Gabriel Oak character from Far From The Madding Crowd!

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Montrose: Allardice
Dorset: Allen

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Re: Dorward's House of Refuge
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 16 August 16 13:30 BST (UK) »
Hi Sarah,

That's interesting as your family were in Marykirk & mine Laurencekirk which aren't far apart.

Maybe I need to look into this line more.

Annie
South Uist, Inverness-shire, Scotland:- Bowie, Campbell, Cumming, Currie, MacDonald, MacInnes, MacIntyre, MacKinnon, Steele, Walker

Ireland:- Cullen, Flannigan (Derry), Donahoe/Donaghue (variants) (Cork), McCrate (Tipperary), Mellon, Tol(l)and (Donegal & Tyrone)

Newcastle-on-Tyne/Durham (Northumberland):- Harrison, Jude, Kemp, Lunn, Mellon, Robson, Stirling

Kettering, Northampton:- MacKinnon

Canada:- Callaghan, MacKinnon, MacPhee

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Re: Dorward's House of Refuge
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 16 August 16 14:02 BST (UK) »
Huge thank you to all of you. I phoned Angus Archives in Forfar and they found the Parish Relief Records and Michael Allen made one in 1884. So I can visit and get more information next week when I'm on my road trip.

Sarah
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Burntisland: Brown, Chalmers
Perth: Low
Donegal: Browne, O'Donnell
Montrose: Allardice
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Re: Dorward's House of Refuge
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday 16 August 16 16:28 BST (UK) »
That is great news, Sarah. Hope you find what you need on Michael Jnr.

Monica  :)
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Re: Dorward's House of Refuge
« Reply #14 on: Thursday 25 August 16 14:18 BST (UK) »
Hi Sarah. Some years ago whilst researching my father's family I found that 2 girls had been admitted to Dorward  on their mother's death in 1890. Their father had deserted them. I wrote to the matron and she very kindly photocopied the entry from the 'Register of Inmates'. I seem to recall that she said the records were kept in the attic. Hope this helps.
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Re: Dorward's House of Refuge
« Reply #15 on: Tuesday 21 February 17 03:03 GMT (UK) »
Hi Sarah. Some years ago whilst researching my father's family I found that 2 girls had been admitted to Dorward  on their mother's death in 1890. Their father had deserted them. I wrote to the matron and she very kindly photocopied the entry from the 'Register of Inmates'. I seem to recall that she said the records were kept in the attic. Hope this helps.
Jim.

Do you have contact details for this Matron?  I live in New Zealand and am wanting to find out about my stepfather's ancestors who were in the House of Refuge in Montrose after being orphaned.  Many thanks.
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Re: Dorward's House of Refuge
« Reply #16 on: Tuesday 21 February 17 13:34 GMT (UK) »
Hi Tikva,
Sorry but it was some years ago and I see by their website that Dorward House is now a residential  home for older people. I would imagine the records would have been sent to Angus Archives. I would suggest you try mailing them. Sorry I can't be of more help but I live in W.A. now so have no local contact.

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Re: Dorward's House of Refuge
« Reply #17 on: Tuesday 21 February 17 23:53 GMT (UK) »
Thanks JCee - will try them.   :)
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