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Help Please Looking for Hughan Family Kirkmabreck Kirkcudbright
« on: Tuesday 10 January 17 18:59 GMT (UK) »
Hi there

I am having difficulty finding the Father of  Alexander Hughen born c1765 Kirkmabreck  He Married Christian Cowan 21 April 1792 in Sorbie Wigtownshire any help would be most appreciated.
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Re: Help Please Looking for Hughan Family Kirkmabreck Kirkcudbright
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 10 January 17 20:18 GMT (UK) »
Hi there,

I've just done a quick search on Ancestry and I found someone's tree that might be the person you're looking for.

It lists an Alexander Hughen (Abt. 1767 - May 25, 1840) from Wigtown-shire, married to Christian Cowan (April 9, 1765 - Bef. 1861) on April 21, 1792. Father is listed as Alexander Hughen (Abt. 1740 - ) and mother is listed as Agnes Herries (Abt. 1740 - ). There is no data for Alexander the Father's parents, but his grandparents are listed. Paternal grandfather listed as Alexander Hughan (1670 - 1733) and paternal grandmother listed as Margaret (née Dunniston; 1682 - 1757). No more information earlier than that.

If you want to have a look yourself, here's a link: http://person.ancestry.co.uk/tree/23896758/person/27109327832/facts

You'll need an Ancestry account, though.

Hope this helped!

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Re: Help Please Looking for Hughan Family Kirkmabreck Kirkcudbright
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 10 January 17 20:56 GMT (UK) »
Nothing showing up in either Wigtownshire or Kirkcudbrightshire on SP so far and tree shows that the dates are estimates - no sources given.

I'll have another look, just in case.

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Added - there are a few early Hughan's showing in Kirkmabreck and Creetown burial grounds (MIs). There might be connections further back.
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Re: Help Please Looking for Hughan Family Kirkmabreck Kirkcudbright
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 10 January 17 21:13 GMT (UK) »
. Father is listed as Alexander Hughen (Abt. 1740 - ) and mother is listed as Agnes Herries (Abt. 1740 - ).

I'm sure one of the Kirkmabreck MI's does have Agnes Herries listed as wife to Alexander . but not the son.

Will dig it out again  :)

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Re: Help Please Looking for Hughan Family Kirkmabreck Kirkcudbright
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 10 January 17 21:40 GMT (UK) »
Sorry - memory playing tricks The Alexander that I saw had a daughter Agnes and the earlier generation   :-[

Just in case it becomes relevant ~

Kirkmabreck
Alex Hughan late in Burne died 28.1. 1733, aged 63, wife Margaret Duniston d. 2. 4. 1757, aged 75. Children: Samuel, Peter, Alex, Helen, Agnes and Jean

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Added = this fits with :

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There is no data for Alexander the Father's parents, but his grandparents are listed. Paternal grandfather listed as Alexander Hughan (1670 - 1733) and paternal grandmother listed as Margaret (née Dunniston; 1682 - 1757)
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Re: Help Please Looking for Hughan Family Kirkmabreck Kirkcudbright
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 10 January 17 21:56 GMT (UK) »
Just a bit more from my Kirkmabreck booklet.

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1703-1,1730, 1746-64 are somewhat irregular, 1765-1819 (mothers name rarely recorded until 8.1779....
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Re: Help Please Looking for Hughan Family Kirkmabreck Kirkcudbright
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 11 January 17 14:08 GMT (UK) »
Many thanks for all you're help there has been a few spelling changes over the years and its been difficult to track people down My Current family name is Hughen but have seen it spelled Heughan and Hughan :)
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Re: Help Please Looking for Hughan Family Kirkmabreck Kirkcudbright
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 11 January 17 16:09 GMT (UK) »
I wouldn't worry too much abut the different spelling, if I were you. Spelling wasn't a strict given in those days and many variations occurred in the records. It would depend what the parish clerk wrote down. Also, the index to the Kirkmabreck MIs says under Hughen 'see Hughan'.

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Added - my Carsons and McCrees from Kirkmabreck were given various spellings of their surnames in the registers. They were the same people though  :)
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Re: Help Please Looking for Hughan Family Kirkmabreck Kirkcudbright
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 11 January 17 17:11 GMT (UK) »
I've just been looking at the Wills and Testaments section of ScotlandsPeople  and find that there is one for Alexander Hughan, merchant in Creetown, 13/9/1773. Kirkcudbright Commissary Court Ref CC13/6/98.
It might be relevant and  could  be worth  downloading for 10 credits.

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