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Marriage Donald Clark 1848 Petty, Inverness
« on: Friday 21 April 17 15:00 BST (UK) »
Looking for info on Donald Clark Birth 14 DEC 1821 Petty,Inverness,Scotland.  I have been unable to find him in 1841 with the rest of the family but I find a person of that name listed as a Gardener Apprentice and age correct.  However, nothing definitive.

I can find no death for him in or around Petty before 1841

The attached marriage is in Petty so a possible lead.  I can read that he appears to have married a Jane Clark.  Given marriage is in Petty would that mean Jane is from Petty as well?

Hope this snip is readable



Dunbar, Clark,Bain, Lipp

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Re: Marriage Donald Clark 1848 Petty, Inverness
« Reply #1 on: Friday 21 April 17 17:33 BST (UK) »
1848

28th of March Contracted Donald Clark Stuarton of this Pa-
rish & Jane Clark Campbelltown Arderseir who after 2 sev. procs. married


The date is not that of the marriage, but their contract, when they told the session clerk that they intended to marry and the first part of the entry was made. Donald's residence, which is in the parish, is given. Other entries on the page give occupations, but there is nothing for Donald*. Jane's residence is given, but it is in a different parish (Arderseir). The last part of the entry was probably made after they married  ("who after 2 sev[eral] proc[lamation]s married"). The marriage would have been within forty days of the initial contract. There is no indication of whether the marriage took place in Petty or Arderseir. Usually when the couple come from different parishes there are entries in the registers of both parishes.

*The 1851 census shows the family at "Stuartown", Petty.
- Donald Clark, 46, general dealer, vintner, b. Nairnshire, Cawdor
- Jane Clark, 36, b. Inverness-shire, Arderseir
- Jane Clark, daughter, 2, b. Petty
- Hugh W., son, 10m, b. Petty
- Mary McDonald, house servant, b. Ross and Cromarty, Urray

Because of the age and birthplace on the census, this must be a different Donald Clark from the one you are looking for.

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Re: Marriage Donald Clark 1848 Petty, Inverness
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 22 April 17 00:59 BST (UK) »
Thanks for the feedback.  The search continues
Dunbar, Clark,Bain, Lipp