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Re: Thomas SOMERVILLE/Margaret GILCHRIST and a son John
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 19 February 17 00:06 GMT (UK) »
The other item of note is that Martha Hislop, wife of John Penman, was a resident of Adamsrow when she died Sep 7 1832.
I'd be very surprised, in that case, if John Penman and Martha Hislop were not the parents of Janet Penman.
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Re: Thomas SOMERVILLE/Margaret GILCHRIST and a son John
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 19 February 17 19:09 GMT (UK) »
I did find that interesting mapping tool which looks from historic maps right up to present day aerial images which are all georectified.
http://www.scottish-places.info/counties/countymaps12.html

Also found an interesting site on the Adams Family of Adamsrow.
http://www.adams-of-adamsrow.com/

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Re: Thomas SOMERVILLE/Margaret GILCHRIST and a son John
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 19 February 17 20:16 GMT (UK) »
Ray, thanks for the note on Scotlands Family site. Hopefully will come back up soon.

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Re: Thomas SOMERVILLE/Margaret GILCHRIST and a son John
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 02 January 18 15:04 GMT (UK) »
Is anyone familiar with this family? Looking to connect with anyone who might be able to confirm my suspicions about John parentage. John was a collier. John was identified as of "Miller Hill" in 1826 when son Richard was born and of "Adamsrow" in 1829 when son John was born.

A search of O.P.R. Marriages birth records from 1770 - 1790 in Midlothian, reveal three births for a John Somerville. A similar search for "John Sommerville" had no returns. The following record for John Somerville, born June 11, 1773, son of THOMAS SOMERVILLE/MARGARET GILCHRIST (FR573) of Newton, Midlothian, GROS: 696/00 0020 0184 is the most likely candidate.

Thomas was schoolmaster in Newton. He was born Nov 23 1743 at Inveresk, Midlothian and married Dec 7 1770 to Margaret Gilchrist (born Dec 28 1749 at Newton, Midlothian) Margaret was the daughter of Rev. David Gilchrist (1721-1770) and Elizabeth Moffet (1729-1751) whose father was Rev. Thomas Moffet.

Thanks for your help.

I am stuck at the same point with a John Somerville.

I am looking at the same family trying to trace the parents of a John Somervillewho married a Janet Christie 08 Aug 1786. In the parish marriage registery  John Somerville which William Gilchrist (maybe this is a brother,might help). You may find Somerville, Sommerville and Somervill useful searches. I find many more Johns Somervilles, two in Newton!!!

Please update if you find anthing else.

Happy to share any findings.

Regards,
Neil