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John Johnston & Darnie Comb (Coombe)
« on: Wednesday 27 September 17 19:36 BST (UK) »
Hello,
I'm trying to find information about John Johnston 1844-1881 and his wife Darnie (Darney) Comb (Coombe) 1835-1931. Darnie was born in New Haven, North Leith and died Dec 16, 1931 in Edinburgh. Any help will be greatly appreciated!
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Danette

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Re: John Johnston & Darnie Comb (Coombe)
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 27 September 17 20:15 BST (UK) »
Welcome to Rootschat

If John was only born 1844 then any marriage would be after 1855.  Have you looked for the marriage on Scotlands People?  Downloading a copy will give you their respective parents names and mothers maiden names    https://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/search-our-records

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Darnie (Darney) Comb (Coombe) 1835-1931.

1871 census shows John aged 26 born North Leith and Darnie aged 25 - birthyear 1846

Free index on Scotlands People shows marriage was 1871 and she is transcribed as Darmie Combe
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Re: John Johnston & Darnie Comb (Coombe)
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 27 September 17 20:22 BST (UK) »
Hi , welcome to RC  :)

Scotlandspeople seems to have their marriage as John Johnston / Darmie Combe , 1871 , Leith North.

On the 1881 Census transcrirtion(LDS) Darnie is listed as 36 years old , her husband as 37.



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Re: John Johnston & Darnie Comb (Coombe)
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 27 September 17 21:56 BST (UK) »
CaroleW and ev, Thanks so very much for both the welcome and the information! Why in the world I put 1835 as Darnie/Darmie's birth year, I don't know!  :o
I'll check the link, thank you!

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Re: John Johnston & Darnie Comb (Coombe)
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 27 September 17 22:12 BST (UK) »
From the 1851 census - Darnie's parents were Robert & Margaret

All born North Leith - address Wester Close

Robert Comb   40 fisherman
Margaret     37
Robert     16
Helen     8
Margaret     6
Darnie     5
Christian  3
Leith North ED 68 Page 2 Line 16
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Re: John Johnston & Darnie Comb (Coombe)
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 27 September 17 22:17 BST (UK) »
1871 shows John b North Leith but unfortunately the 1851 has 2 possible matches for his profile.  Both b 1844 and one with parents Joseph & Elizabeth and the other James & Margaret

In 1871 John was a fisherman and the 1851 entry with parents James & Margaret shows James as a fisherman.  However - the 1871 marriage cert will confirm parentage
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Re: John Johnston & Darnie Comb (Coombe)
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 28 September 17 00:30 BST (UK) »
CaroleW, Thank you a million times over!!!!!! I'm pretty sure James is John's father. John was lost at sea in 1881 during the Eyemouth Disaster and I see a James, 30 y/o and William 23 y/o lost with him. (All surname Johnston).
This is incredible for me, my aging mother-in-law will be so incredibly happy!

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Re: John Johnston & Darnie Comb (Coombe)
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 28 September 17 00:49 BST (UK) »
In 1851 - the John with parents James & Margaret had a 1yr old brother James
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Re: John Johnston & Darnie Comb (Coombe)
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 04 October 17 16:34 BST (UK) »
Hi CaroleW!
Late with my thanks to you, went out of town! Now back to research  :).

In 1851 - the John with parents James & Margaret had a 1yr old brother James