Author Topic: Alexander McLellan Gordon born Newmarket Street Dumfries  (Read 3317 times)

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Re: Alexander McLellan Gordon born Newmarket Street Dumfries
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 29 April 17 14:41 BST (UK) »
That sounds a real possibility.....just out of interest what website did you use to find the info....I sometimes feel like I go round in circles and still don't find anything. Am just off out to watch Tour de Yorkshire so Speak later
Thanks for all your help
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McCracken - Dumfriesshire
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Re: Alexander McLellan Gordon born Newmarket Street Dumfries
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 29 April 17 14:51 BST (UK) »
I think I used both most commonly used  sites but also on FamilySearch.

It looks possible that Janet had to leave Alexander so that she could work. Maybe David McLellan paid something towards the costs - hence Alexander's trade. 

A bit cold up here for T de Yorkshire -' twas on both local channels last night  ;D
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Re: Alexander McLellan Gordon born Newmarket Street Dumfries
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 29 April 17 18:09 BST (UK) »
Thanks Gadget
Will have a check on Ancestry so I can add it to my tree....you have been a great help
Not too cold here and great atmosphere
Thanks again
Karen
Forrest - Blantyre
McLellan - Dumfriesshire
McCracken - Dumfriesshire
Harkness - Dumfriesshire
Adamson - Dumfriesshire

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Re: Alexander McLellan Gordon born Newmarket Street Dumfries
« Reply #12 on: Saturday 29 April 17 18:57 BST (UK) »
Gadget
Tried to find the 1871 on Ancestry and it has been transcribed as James and Sarah Greason with Margaret as the boarder. Find sometimes that Ancestry are not very good on the transcribing....have you had the same problem. Found what you said in find my past....strange
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McCracken - Dumfriesshire
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Re: Alexander McLellan Gordon born Newmarket Street Dumfries
« Reply #13 on: Saturday 29 April 17 19:39 BST (UK) »
That's why I usually use as many sites as I can!

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Had a look around for Janet but without a definite age it's difficult. Maybe a death record might be possible. I thought I'd found a possible in Renfrewshire as a domesitic servant (from memory, possibly Cathcart) but can't remember which census - 71 or 81  :-\

I'll check back.
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Re: Alexander McLellan Gordon born Newmarket Street Dumfries
« Reply #14 on: Saturday 29 April 17 19:45 BST (UK) »
This was the one, but not sure at all.

1871
4 may Terrace, Cathcart, Renfrewshire
Household of Robert Dick, 35, wine, spirit, etc (?), b. Islay
Margaret, 33, b. Kincardine
3 children
Janet Murray Gordon, unm, 30, general servant, b. Dumfriesshire
plus 1 other servant
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Re: Alexander McLellan Gordon born Newmarket Street Dumfries
« Reply #15 on: Saturday 29 April 17 20:13 BST (UK) »
I found a Janet Gordon aged 17 living with an Alexander Gordon 55 and Sarah Gordon 58 on a farm in Whithorn....could be her parents. She is an Ag labourer. Maybe named her child after her father but why would they not have him live there....confusing
Forrest - Blantyre
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McCracken - Dumfriesshire
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Re: Alexander McLellan Gordon born Newmarket Street Dumfries
« Reply #16 on: Saturday 29 April 17 20:15 BST (UK) »
Was that the 1861?

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Re: Alexander McLellan Gordon born Newmarket Street Dumfries
« Reply #17 on: Saturday 29 April 17 20:34 BST (UK) »
PS - it looks promising but so far can't find a definitedeath or marriage for anyone that fits her details  :-\

Worth following some of the family to see if there are any clues.
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