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Offline squirejay

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ORKNEY or ORKNAY
« on: Saturday 25 March 17 15:55 GMT (UK) »
My 3x GG mother was Jean Orkney, born about Aug 1757, and married Robert Crow in Coldingham, Berwickshire on 14th May 1798.
She was the daughter of Patrick Orkney and Mary Martine and had siblings
John (1743), William (1746) and Margaret (1750).
Patrick and Mary married on 16th Nov 1742 at Coldingham.
I am interested in trying to find any of her fatherís ancestors, for either spelling, as I have found several births, in either Chirnside or Coldingham from about 1680 to 1750 but am confused which child belongs to which father. Mothersí name would be a bonus.
Unfortunately, this family suffered from a lack of imagination in the naming of their offspring!
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GIBSON- Berwickshire(Coldingham, Edrom) & Northumberland(Berwick-upon-Tweed & Morpeth)
NAPIER in Edinburgh from 1700
ROBSON- Roxburgh(Kelso, Hawick & Jedburgh):~
DODS or DODDS Hawick, Kelso)
ELDERS (Hawick/Borders)
HOPPER- (Greenlaw and area)
KENNEDY- (Roxburghshire, Lillesleaf)
BLACK (Lanarkshire before 1861, Edinburgh after 1861 census )

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Re: ORKNEY or ORKNAY
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 25 March 17 21:01 GMT (UK) »
This isn't strictly relevant to your query, but I see you are interested in Hopper in the Greenlaw area. I believe I'm descended from a John Grahamslaw who was a "servant to Robert Hopper of Edenmouth, Ednam" in the 1750s and -60s. That's not far from Greenlaw as the crow flies.

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Re: ORKNEY or ORKNAY
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 05 October 17 21:01 BST (UK) »
my husband is descended from Robert Crow/Jean Orkney.     They had a daughter Jane Crow who married Thomas Hopper.   So thanks for the additional information. 


I have twigged who you are SquireJ.    Not been on Rootshat for a few years. 


Anderson, Baxter (Kirk Andrews on Esk), Goodfellow, Hunter, Lowrie, Hume of Hume, Dixon, Weatherston, Weddell, Clazy.†  Trotter, Happer, Gillie† all Berwickshire or Roxburghshire, Scotland

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Re: ORKNEY or ORKNAY
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 05 October 17 21:22 BST (UK) »
I see you have Goodfellow as one of your surnames. Any connection with Jedburgh?

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Re: ORKNEY or ORKNAY
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 05 October 17 21:35 BST (UK) »
I haven't found any of my Goodfellow in Jedburgh.   They were born, died in the Maxton, Makerstoun Area.   My Gt Grandfather was John Goodfellow m. Hannah Johnstone.  His Father was William Goodfellow  m   Jane Hunter  who was son of John Goodfellow m.  Ann Swanston.   

I came to a dead end with John G. m  Ann Swanston.    He was born in Bowden, Roxburghshire but cannot find a birth on the IGI.


Anderson, Baxter (Kirk Andrews on Esk), Goodfellow, Hunter, Lowrie, Hume of Hume, Dixon, Weatherston, Weddell, Clazy.†  Trotter, Happer, Gillie† all Berwickshire or Roxburghshire, Scotland

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Re: ORKNEY or ORKNAY
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 05 October 17 21:40 BST (UK) »
OK, thanks, false alarm. I have Wight, Thomson and Richardson ancestors in Maxton. The Goodfellows of Jedburgh weren't ancestors, just rellies by marriage.

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Re: ORKNEY or ORKNAY
« Reply #6 on: Friday 06 October 17 08:42 BST (UK) »
Worked out who Lowrey T was some time ago. Last seen in Kirkcaldy
no real progress on this but will keep on trying!

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GIBSON- Berwickshire(Coldingham, Edrom) & Northumberland(Berwick-upon-Tweed & Morpeth)
NAPIER in Edinburgh from 1700
ROBSON- Roxburgh(Kelso, Hawick & Jedburgh):~
DODS or DODDS Hawick, Kelso)
ELDERS (Hawick/Borders)
HOPPER- (Greenlaw and area)
KENNEDY- (Roxburghshire, Lillesleaf)
BLACK (Lanarkshire before 1861, Edinburgh after 1861 census )