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Agnes MEIKLE marr Archibald DAVIDSON bef. she married James BROWN?
« on: Wednesday 27 September 17 18:53 BST (UK) »
Question: Did Agnes MEIKLE marr Archibald DAVIDSON bef. she married James BROWN?

Archibald Davidson and Agnes Meikle married 16 Nov 1847, South Leith, Midlothian, Scotland. Spouse's Father Name: David Meikle.
Daughter: Agnes Meikle.

I can not find any information regarding James BROWN!
Thanks for any help you can give me
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Re: Agnes MEIKLE marr Archibald DAVIDSON bef. she married James BROWN?
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 27 September 17 19:32 BST (UK) »
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Did Agnes MEIKLE marr Archibald DAVIDSON bef. she married James BROWN?

No info given as to her birthyear - in 1851 she is 23 so born approx 1828/29

Married Davidson in 1847 she would only have been 19 so highly unlikely she would have been previously married.

Also - 1847 marriage would show her as a widow and she would re-marry under her previous married name - does it?

No info given as to when and where she married James Brown - did she marry him as Agnes Davidson or as Agnes Meikle?

Is she shown as a widow on the Brown marriage?

If the Brown marriage was after 1855 - downloading a copy of the cert will give you Browns age/parents names/mothers maiden name - assuming that marriage was also in Scotland
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Re: Agnes MEIKLE marr Archibald DAVIDSON bef. she married James BROWN?
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 27 September 17 22:38 BST (UK) »
There's a death for an Agnes Meikle other surname Davidson in 1924 Scoonie Fife age 95 but no Agnes Meikle other surname Brown

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Re: Agnes MEIKLE marr Archibald DAVIDSON bef. she married James BROWN?
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 28 September 17 19:32 BST (UK) »
Question: Did Agnes MEIKLE marr Archibald DAVIDSON bef. she married James BROWN?

I have now proof that Agnes Meikle marr. James Brown 23 June 1848, South Leith, Midlothian, Scotland after Archibald Davidson. 
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Re: Agnes MEIKLE marr Archibald DAVIDSON bef. she married James BROWN?
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 28 September 17 21:14 BST (UK) »
Hi JKH

Can we maybe look at things in a different way?

How did you arrived at Agnes Meikle and James Brown/Alexander Davidson? Are you connected to a Brown child or a Davidson child?

Agnes Meikle and James Brown are showing as having children past the start of official registration in Scotland in 1855. In particular, they had one child in 1855 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FQ5F-J5J  This first year of regitration includes more info for one year only. For birth certs, it will include the ages of parents and where they were from normally. Also the date and place of the marriage of parents and how many children they had (alive/deceased, boys/girls).

There is a pedigree file that has this family heading off to New Zealand. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/2:2:S12D-5J9

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Re: Agnes MEIKLE marr Archibald DAVIDSON bef. she married James BROWN?
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 28 September 17 21:45 BST (UK) »
There are 1851 census entries for both Archibald Davidson and wife Agnes ( age 22 b South Queensferry) and James Brown and wife Agnes ( age 23 b South Leith). Looks like these are two different Agnes Meikles.
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Re: Agnes MEIKLE marr Archibald DAVIDSON bef. she married James BROWN?
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 28 September 17 21:58 BST (UK) »
Agree, Isobel.

JKH, will be good to know which line you are interested in  :)

Can't see either couple in 1861 so far. It may be that the Brown family had headed of to NZ by now?

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Re: Agnes MEIKLE marr Archibald DAVIDSON bef. she married James BROWN?
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 28 September 17 22:04 BST (UK) »
there's also a death of Archibald Davidson in 1914 in Scoonie Fife age 79

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Re: Agnes MEIKLE marr Archibald DAVIDSON bef. she married James BROWN?
« Reply #8 on: Friday 29 September 17 15:46 BST (UK) »
Thanks Monica - part of my family https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/2:2:S12D-5J9
James Brown and wife Agnes (age 23 b. South Leith). Child of David Meikle and Jane Bryce. Arrived in New Zealand on the "Ulcouts" 22 Jan 1864 with his wife Jean, son William & daughter Janet.

My line - Thomas Meikle (David's younger brother) marr to Catherine nee Bachope came to NZ on the Queen of the North, 31 July 1862 together with his wife, Catherine, son Thomas and daughter, Janet who marr Henry Pullar FORD in NZ. My gr,gr. grandparents.

Information I have - Janet's birth date. 1840?
1851 Census Alloa, Clackmannanshire, Scotland
Address: 1 Forth Street
MEIKLE, Thomas, 36, 1815, Head, Abercorn, Linlithgowshire, Scotland, Tayman Alloa Ferry
MEIKLE, Catharine, 42, 1809, Wife, Airth, Stirlingshire, Scotland
MEIKLE, Janet, 11, 1840, daur, Scholar, Alloa, Clackmannanshire, Scotland
BENNETT, Mary, 17, 1934, Airth, Stirlingshire, Scotland, House Servant
MALCOLM, Jean, 16, 1835, Airth, Stirlingshire, Scotland, Home Servant
John and Thomas were with grandparents in connection with the Census' count ...
John MEIKEL, 13, 1838, Grandson, Scholar, Airth, Stirlingshire, Scotland.
Thomas MEIKEL, 7, 1844, Grandson, Scholar, Alloa, Clackmannanshire, Scotland.

What is known - Janet Meikle came out with her father Thomas, mother Catherine and brother Thomas who was 18 yrs., born 5th July 1845 arrived in New Zealand on the "Queen of the North" 29th  July 1862, taking 4 months. Her Dad had owned his own ship for passengers and vehicles. Janet used to talk about her father's trip as he sailed from Edinburgh to Glasgow and near Dumbarton.

I have yet to find more information about 'father's trip from Edinburgh to Glasgow' as Janet's father must have been a Captain and why these 3 brothers - Willaim, David and Thomas; sons of David MEIKLE and Agnes nee DICK came to NZ -  this period of time? What was happening in Scotland?

Thanks for your help Monica, Isobel and Carole W.
- Jean
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