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Re: Thomas Chalmers & Margaret Smith
« Reply #36 on: Sunday 11 December 16 16:13 GMT (UK) »
Just had a thought with regards to

"I wonder what impelled Sutherlands from Caithness to move to Bathgate?"

Could it have had anything to do with the clearances ?

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Re: Thomas Chalmers & Margaret Smith
« Reply #37 on: Sunday 11 December 16 16:18 GMT (UK) »
Yes, it could, though in the case of my cousin's family it was a bit later than the clearances, and their parents stayed put in Caithness all their lives, so I had more or less discounted that as far as they were concerned.

My puzzlement is not so much why they left Caithness, as why they chose Bathgate to settle in.
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AITKENHEAD, Lanarkshire; BINNY, Forfar; BLACK, New Monkland; BRYSON, Cumbernauld; BURGESS, North-East Scotland; CRUICKSHANK, Rothes; DALLAS, Botriphnie; DAVIDSON, Oyne; GUTHRIE, Angus; HOGG, Larbert; LESLIE, Rothes/Mortlach; MENDUM, England; MOLLISON, Lethnot; PATERSON, Larbert; RHIND, Forfar; SANG, Scotland; SCOTT, East Kilbride; STOR(R)I/E/Y, Shotts; THORNTON, Shotts; WADDELL, New Monkland; WILKIE, New Monkland; WILKIE, Tannadice; WYLLIE, Angus; YOUNG, Keith

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Re: Thomas Chalmers & Margaret Smith
« Reply #38 on: Sunday 11 December 16 16:22 GMT (UK) »
What do we reckon.....
Good find. There is a baptism of Jane on 25 September 1841, who is a close match for Jean aged 10, and Margaret could be the second Margaret listed under the first family.
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AITKENHEAD, Lanarkshire; BINNY, Forfar; BLACK, New Monkland; BRYSON, Cumbernauld; BURGESS, North-East Scotland; CRUICKSHANK, Rothes; DALLAS, Botriphnie; DAVIDSON, Oyne; GUTHRIE, Angus; HOGG, Larbert; LESLIE, Rothes/Mortlach; MENDUM, England; MOLLISON, Lethnot; PATERSON, Larbert; RHIND, Forfar; SANG, Scotland; SCOTT, East Kilbride; STOR(R)I/E/Y, Shotts; THORNTON, Shotts; WADDELL, New Monkland; WILKIE, New Monkland; WILKIE, Tannadice; WYLLIE, Angus; YOUNG, Keith

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Re: Thomas Chalmers & Margaret Smith
« Reply #39 on: Sunday 11 December 16 16:33 GMT (UK) »
http://www.scottish-places.info/towns/townfirst259.html

The above states that in the 1870's Bathgate was Booming Economically.

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Becky - we would have to sort things out via personal email, give me a pm with yours and I will send over what I have.


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Re: Thomas Chalmers & Margaret Smith
« Reply #40 on: Sunday 11 December 16 17:13 GMT (UK) »
http://www.scottish-places.info/towns/townfirst259.html
The above states that in the 1870's Bathgate was Booming Economically.
Yes, that was the time of the West Lothian shale oil industry, just a few years after my cousin's grandfather and great-uncle, and your Robert, moved there.
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AITKENHEAD, Lanarkshire; BINNY, Forfar; BLACK, New Monkland; BRYSON, Cumbernauld; BURGESS, North-East Scotland; CRUICKSHANK, Rothes; DALLAS, Botriphnie; DAVIDSON, Oyne; GUTHRIE, Angus; HOGG, Larbert; LESLIE, Rothes/Mortlach; MENDUM, England; MOLLISON, Lethnot; PATERSON, Larbert; RHIND, Forfar; SANG, Scotland; SCOTT, East Kilbride; STOR(R)I/E/Y, Shotts; THORNTON, Shotts; WADDELL, New Monkland; WILKIE, New Monkland; WILKIE, Tannadice; WYLLIE, Angus; YOUNG, Keith

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Re: Thomas Chalmers & Margaret Smith
« Reply #41 on: Thursday 15 December 16 18:20 GMT (UK) »
1841 Census

Robert Sutherland Age:   5
Address:   W Helmsdale

Household Members:   
Name   Age
James Sutherland   40
Donald Sutherland   1
Mary Sutherland   30
Margret Sutherland   7

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