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Alexander Meek, Peebles, Handloom Weaver, Greenwich Pensioner.
« on: Monday 22 August 16 12:41 BST (UK) »
Folks,  this guy was born about 1780 in Peebles according to the census, how do I go about checking his service in the RN.

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Re: Alexander Meek, Peebles, Handloom Weaver, Greenwich Pensioner.
« Reply #1 on: Monday 22 August 16 13:11 BST (UK) »
Skoosh,

I have found info. here before so worth a look:

http://www.rootschat.com/links/01i9r/

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Re: Alexander Meek, Peebles, Handloom Weaver, Greenwich Pensioner.
« Reply #2 on: Monday 22 August 16 13:15 BST (UK) »
Do you have any dates/possible dates which would help people possibly?

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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: Alexander Meek, Peebles, Handloom Weaver, Greenwich Pensioner.
« Reply #3 on: Monday 22 August 16 13:19 BST (UK) »
Try the military records on FindMyPast. There is one Alexander Meek who comes up in pension records - attested 1809 and seems to have served on a ship called Triumph.

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Re: Alexander Meek, Peebles, Handloom Weaver, Greenwich Pensioner.
« Reply #4 on: Monday 22 August 16 13:51 BST (UK) »
Thanks Rosinish & Millmoor,  he's 62 in the 1841 census and working as a handloom weaver in Peebles, Old Town, so presumably he served his time as a weaver then joined the navy, his eldest daughter was about 30 then. I assume he served between 1800 ish & 1810 ish? The 41/51 census has Peebles as his birthplace. I would have expected West Lothian.

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