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Re: James Bolton
« Reply #18 on: Friday 13 October 17 17:38 BST (UK) »
Just noticed that there were a couple of witnesses to Helen's baptism in 1802:

Witnesses - James Jardain  (?Jardine?)  and John Mcpherson

It might be worth checking on them.
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Re: James Bolton
« Reply #19 on: Friday 13 October 17 18:36 BST (UK) »
I noticed that James Jardine was a miner but didn't give John Mcpherson's profession will have a look tomorrow see if I can find anything will keep you posted.  Thanks again

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Re: James Bolton
« Reply #20 on: Saturday 14 October 17 09:40 BST (UK) »
I have just checked the parish register again and blown it up to look closely I think the name is Jarvis not Jardine and he is a miner?

I think this is what it reads

James Bolton, Soldier in the 4th Regt of NB Militia and Elisabeth Story his Spouse had a Daughter born 16 April and baptised 18th April by the name of Helen Witnesses James Jarvis miner and John Mcpherson.

Elisabeth Story could be Stary but on Helen's death certificate it is Storrie.

What do you think?

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« Reply #21 on: Saturday 14 October 17 10:14 BST (UK) »
Don't think it says miner - think it's all surname. None of the other witnesses have occupations stated. It would be very unusual.

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I'll put it up for deciphering and link.
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« Reply #22 on: Saturday 14 October 17 10:23 BST (UK) »
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Re: James Bolton
« Reply #23 on: Saturday 14 October 17 10:51 BST (UK) »
Thanks for that Gadget. 

Received a post from Tree Total of Davidson or Davison.  I still think the first letter is a J do you?  Fancy script eh no one can read lol

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Re: James Bolton
« Reply #24 on: Saturday 14 October 17 12:40 BST (UK) »
Two more have given an opinion and have agreed to Jairdain.

I have found a baptism at Dalkeith 25.11.1770 of a James Jerdain born the 21.11.1770 son of Wiliam Jerdain and Jean Gourley.  What do you think?  Married to Elisabeth Thomson.  5 children Margaret  Jairdain 13.091807, Marion Jardain 06.08.1809,  Elisabeth Jairdane 29.11.1811, John Thompson Jairdain 25.12.1814, James Jairdain 19.12.1816 all at Dalkeith. There is an 1851 census of a James Jardine born circa 1769 aged 82 in Midlothian.

Also having children around the same time was an Alexander Storie with a wife Elizabeth Jarden/Jardine etc.  South Leith Midlothian.  Helen Bolton's mother was called Elisabeth Storrie/Storie/Storey/Story?

On John McPherson I have found one that was having children at the same time.  Married to Catherine Taylor at Cannongate  03.08.1798.  James 23.03.1801, Paul 17.07.1803, John 15.04.1806

That's all I have found so far

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Re: James Bolton
« Reply #25 on: Saturday 14 October 17 17:17 BST (UK) »
I haven't found any other children but Helen was born in 1802 and baptised at Dalkeith I think Elizabeth nee Storrie was only 16 maybe

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Re: James Bolton
« Reply #26 on: Saturday 14 October 17 17:34 BST (UK) »
Hello Eileen

There is so little to go on with this couple. I think the info from the Ewart is probably the best bet. 
The witness name is likely to be Jairdain.

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