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William Bruce & Katherine Nicoll -Thurso, Scotland
« on: Monday 24 July 17 10:50 BST (UK) »
DEAR SIR/MADAM,

I AM HOPING YOU WILL BE ABLE TO ASSIST ME PLEASE.

IíM RESEARCHING MY BRUCE FAMILY TREE AND TRYING TO FIND WHO THE PARENTS OF MY 9TH GREAT GRANDFATHER WILLIAM BRUCE ARE, BORN 1677 IN THURSO, CAITHNESS, SCOTLAND.

WILLIAM BRUCE MARRIED KATHERINE NICOLL ON JULY 17 1691, AND SOME ANCESTORY WEBSITES HAVE HIS FATHER AS ROBERT BRUCE BORN ABT 1654, THURSO, SCOTLAND.

DO YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION THAT MAY ASSIST ME FIND WILLIAMíS TRUE PARENTS PLEASE?

LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU.

KIND REGARDS,

ANDREW ROBERT BRUCE
(NEW ZEALAND)

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Re: William Bruce & Katherine Nicoll -Thurso, Scotland
« Reply #1 on: Monday 24 July 17 18:10 BST (UK) »
The marriage is on Scotlands people but I do not have any credits at the moment, also I am unsure how much information you get on marriages of that date.
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Re: William Bruce & Katherine Nicoll -Thurso, Scotland
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 24 January 19 00:26 GMT (UK) »
A male cousin did ancestry DNA and they came up with Robert Bruce b. 1654 in Scotland married to Barbara Stewart but I have not been able to connect the dots on paper only through DNA.

Robert 1654-Barbara Stewart 1659

William 1680-Kathrine Margaret Nicoll 1677

Alexander 1699-1765-Sarah (Sally)Tucker 1698-1760 (my 7*ggf)

But will keep looking he is my 8 ggf. Good luck to you

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Re: William Bruce & Katherine Nicoll -Thurso, Scotland
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 24 January 19 09:22 GMT (UK) »
That far back, unless they owned land, DNA is the only possible way to go.

Only a minority of baptism records from the 17th century have survived, and there could have been dozens of William Bruces of an age to marry in 1677 who are not in the surviving records. So it is not safe to assume that the 1654 one is the right one, just because he seems to fit.

It is unusual for a marriage record to tell you who the father of the bridegroom was, so I would not expect to get that information from the 1677 marriage record.

As for 'ancestory web sites', see https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=714261.0
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AITKENHEAD, Lanarkshire; BINNY, Forfar; BLACK, New Monkland; BRYSON, Cumbernauld; BURGESS, North-East Scotland; CRUICKSHANK, Rothes; DALLAS, Botriphnie; DAVIDSON, Oyne; GUTHRIE, Angus; HOGG, Larbert; LESLIE, Rothes/Mortlach; MENDUM, England; MOLLISON, Lethnot; PATERSON, Larbert; RHIND, Forfar; SANG, Scotland; SCOTT, East Kilbride; STOR(R)I/E/Y, Shotts; THORNTON, Shotts; WADDELL, New Monkland; WILKIE, New Monkland; WILKIE, Tannadice; WYLLIE, Angus; YOUNG, Keith

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Re: William Bruce & Katherine Nicoll -Thurso, Scotland
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 24 January 19 09:40 GMT (UK) »
He did do the DNA test and those were his results pertaining to the original question. I do have more ancestry pertaining to my direct line

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Re: William Bruce & Katherine Nicoll -Thurso, Scotland
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 24 January 19 09:54 GMT (UK) »
As I said, the DNA test is the only possible way of getting any answers to this one.
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AITKENHEAD, Lanarkshire; BINNY, Forfar; BLACK, New Monkland; BRYSON, Cumbernauld; BURGESS, North-East Scotland; CRUICKSHANK, Rothes; DALLAS, Botriphnie; DAVIDSON, Oyne; GUTHRIE, Angus; HOGG, Larbert; LESLIE, Rothes/Mortlach; MENDUM, England; MOLLISON, Lethnot; PATERSON, Larbert; RHIND, Forfar; SANG, Scotland; SCOTT, East Kilbride; STOR(R)I/E/Y, Shotts; THORNTON, Shotts; WADDELL, New Monkland; WILKIE, New Monkland; WILKIE, Tannadice; WYLLIE, Angus; YOUNG, Keith

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Re: William Bruce & Katherine Nicoll -Thurso, Scotland
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 24 January 19 11:00 GMT (UK) »
Andrew, try the Thurso Heritage Society.

Skoosh.