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Re: Elizabeth Wilson (nee Spence)
« Reply #18 on: Tuesday 08 August 17 21:14 BST (UK) »
Events before the start of official registration in Scotland from 1855 can be hard to find. Only about a third of events were registered in the Old Parish Registers, for all sorts of reasons.

Sandra's 1851 census entry showed wife Elizabeth as married. Wonder if this could be Alexander in 1851 working Upper Inverichney, a farm in Alvah Banff:

Alexander WILSON, servant, married, 32, Agr. Lab. Born in Deskford, Banff.

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Re: Elizabeth Wilson (nee Spence)
« Reply #19 on: Tuesday 08 August 17 21:18 BST (UK) »
Thank you I will see if I can find any more inormation :).

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Re: Elizabeth Wilson (nee Spence)
« Reply #20 on: Tuesday 08 August 17 21:22 BST (UK) »
The daughter Isabella who shows in 1861, from William's entry. I think this is her birth/baptism entry:

Isabel WILSON - parents ALEXANDER WILSON/ISABEL SPENCE
13/12/1852 - Ref. 147/110 72 in Banff

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Re: Elizabeth Wilson (nee Spence)
« Reply #21 on: Tuesday 08 August 17 21:27 BST (UK) »
There is a possible death for Mary Wilson, mother's maiden name Spence. She shows as aged 23 in 1868. The death is in Peterhead. If the correct entry, it might include some new detail on her father Alexander?

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Re: Elizabeth Wilson (nee Spence)
« Reply #22 on: Tuesday 08 August 17 21:54 BST (UK) »
It says on her death certificate that Alexander was dead by 1868.  Another avenue for me thank you.

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Re: Elizabeth Wilson (nee Spence)
« Reply #23 on: Tuesday 08 August 17 21:59 BST (UK) »
Keep in mind that the immediate family may have lost contact with him over the years. Looks like Alexander and Elizabeth may not have lived together from quite early on maybe. Certainly together with the birth of daughter Isabella in 1852. With Elizabeth Spence showing as married up to 1871, hard to say isn't it  :-\

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Re: Elizabeth Wilson (nee Spence)
« Reply #24 on: Tuesday 08 August 17 22:02 BST (UK) »
Yes it is, ancestry is a minefield and I keep going down wrong tracks but hopefully I will get there, thank you so much for all your help,

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Re: Elizabeth Wilson (nee Spence)
« Reply #25 on: Wednesday 09 August 17 21:09 BST (UK) »
If it says on the marriage record: Alexander Wilson, Boyndie.  Does that mean he was born there?  Thanks.
No. It means that he was residing in the parish of Boyndie at the time of his marriage.
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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: Elizabeth Wilson (nee Spence)
« Reply #26 on: Wednesday 09 August 17 21:15 BST (UK) »
39 Boyndie Street Banffshire 1851
Elizabeth Wilson   33 Ag Labourers wife.
John Wilson   10
Mary Wilson   5
James Wilson   1
The FreeCEN transcription of this census says that all of them were born in the parish of Banff, County of Banff.

From the birth/baptism dates you listed I would expect John to be aged 7, Mary 4 and James 1.

However what worries me more is that you say Elizabeth was born in the parish of Keith, but the census says she was born in the parish of Banff.

I presume that you have James' 1929 death certificate, and that it says James' parents were Alexander Wilson and Elizabeth Spence. If this is not the case, what is your source for Alexander's parentage?
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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