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Offline Martha5964

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Jean Hill disappears after 1855
« on: Monday 18 September 17 12:46 BST (UK) »
I'm hoping someone will be able to help me with my 4 x great aunt, Jean Hill. Jean was born about 1835 in Ayrshire (probably in Galston) to Thomas Hill (1797-1855) and Mary Cuthill (c.1808-1890). She appears, aged 6, in the 1841 Census with her family at Orchard Street, Galston. The death record for her father Thomas in 1855 lists his issue and Jean is listed, age 18. I think I have also found her on the 1851 Census as Jane Hill, age 15, a house servant at Cessnock House, Galston. This gives Galston as her place of birth. I can't find any trace of her after 1855. I've searched marriages, deaths and Census records allowing for name variations. She could have married before statutory registration began in 1855 making it difficult for me to find her on the 1861 Census. A sister, Mary Anne, married a John Simpson in 1862 and emigrated to Indiana, USA around 1872. Jean could have emigrated as well.

Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
KAY, CUTHILL, PATON, MCCALLUM, JAMIESON, CUTHBERTSON, WALLACE, HUNTER, ALLAN, POLLOCK (AYRSHIRE)
HILL, BARR (GLASGOW / AYRSHIRE)
JOHNSTON, RITCHIE, ELDER, GOLIGHER / GALLAGHER (LANARKSHIRE / LONDONDERRY)

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Re: Jean Hill disappears after 1855
« Reply #1 on: Monday 18 September 17 12:52 BST (UK) »
I would look at who lived at the house, chances are they also had another house and Jane could have moved around with them.

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Re: Jean Hill disappears after 1855
« Reply #2 on: Monday 18 September 17 12:59 BST (UK) »
Thanks for your reply Kathy. I hadn't thought of that.
KAY, CUTHILL, PATON, MCCALLUM, JAMIESON, CUTHBERTSON, WALLACE, HUNTER, ALLAN, POLLOCK (AYRSHIRE)
HILL, BARR (GLASGOW / AYRSHIRE)
JOHNSTON, RITCHIE, ELDER, GOLIGHER / GALLAGHER (LANARKSHIRE / LONDONDERRY)

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Re: Jean Hill disappears after 1855
« Reply #3 on: Monday 18 September 17 15:23 BST (UK) »
This may be worth checking out.

There is a Pedigree file on Familysearch with a Jane Hill marrying a John Bowman in 1859
Ayrshire.
They also have parents as Thomas H and Mary Cuthill
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Re: Jean Hill disappears after 1855
« Reply #4 on: Monday 18 September 17 15:29 BST (UK) »
That sounds promising, capricorn, thanks very much.
KAY, CUTHILL, PATON, MCCALLUM, JAMIESON, CUTHBERTSON, WALLACE, HUNTER, ALLAN, POLLOCK (AYRSHIRE)
HILL, BARR (GLASGOW / AYRSHIRE)
JOHNSTON, RITCHIE, ELDER, GOLIGHER / GALLAGHER (LANARKSHIRE / LONDONDERRY)

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Re: Jean Hill disappears after 1855
« Reply #5 on: Monday 18 September 17 20:19 BST (UK) »
Yes she married in Craigie as Jane Hill.

John lived in Riccarton son James born 1861 and I suspect others but beware there were 2 Bowman families there having offspring at the same time if you are looking for more children.

I can't see her Jean/Jane Hill's death in SP but, he was an engine keeper so maybe they may moved into England for work or perhaps emigrated somewhere.

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Re: Jean Hill disappears after 1855
« Reply #6 on: Monday 18 September 17 21:00 BST (UK) »
Thanks Don,

I've downloaded the 1859 marriage from SP and although Jane's father isn't recorded as deceased both parents' names fit so it seems to be her. I'll have a look at the 1861 James Bowman birth and look for other children as well. Now I have a married name to search for in the 1861 Census. I'd been stuck with Jean Hill for a very long time but thanks to Rootschatters I'm finally making progress. 
KAY, CUTHILL, PATON, MCCALLUM, JAMIESON, CUTHBERTSON, WALLACE, HUNTER, ALLAN, POLLOCK (AYRSHIRE)
HILL, BARR (GLASGOW / AYRSHIRE)
JOHNSTON, RITCHIE, ELDER, GOLIGHER / GALLAGHER (LANARKSHIRE / LONDONDERRY)