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Margaret Cockburn
« on: Wednesday 24 January 18 23:57 GMT (UK) »
Hoping for any help with my ancestor Margaret Cockburn. She and Thomas White had the following children....
Agnes b 24 Apr 1794.
Elizabeth b 13 May 1796.
Margaret b 20 Sep 1798.
Christian b 13 May 1802-1843.
Thomas Forrester b 20 May 1805.
I have entries for all those births from Scotland, Select Births & Baptisms 1564-1950.
All births were at West Linton, Peebleshire.
Thomas White was born in 1779 and died abt 1805.
I have no birth, marriage or death certificates for Margaret and presume she would have been quite young when her first child was born as Thomas was only 15/16. Is that even likely?
Their child Christian was my g,g,grandmother and her son Alexander Cockburn Robertson was my great-grandfather.
I can find several births for Margaret but don't know which one if any, would be the correct one.
I found one for Archibald Cockburn and Christen Forrest having a Margaret Cockburn on 22 Oct 1780 and baptised in Athelstaneford, East Lothian. Perhaps "my" Christian was named for her grandmother.
How do I find BDM's for her?  Any suggestions will be very welcome.
Vicki.



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Re: Margaret Cockburn
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 25 January 18 00:01 GMT (UK) »
I should have mentioned that Thomas White was born on 1 Jan 1779. It still makes him very young to have a child in 1794.

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Re: Margaret Cockburn
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 25 January 18 00:07 GMT (UK) »
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I have no birth, marriage or death certificates for Margaret

As Thomas died so young - could Margaret have re-married?
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Re: Margaret Cockburn
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 25 January 18 00:50 GMT (UK) »
CaroleW. I can see on two Ancestry trees where Thomas White died on 10 July 1832 but there is no death entry to state that.

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Re: Margaret Cockburn
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 25 January 18 01:19 GMT (UK) »
In your post you say Thomas White was born 1779 and died about 1805
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Re: Margaret Cockburn
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 25 January 18 01:34 GMT (UK) »
CaroleW. I'm aware that I posted that date however I'm not certain that's why I added the next post re the two tree's that i can see but they haven't been able to put a certificate with that date either.

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Re: Margaret Cockburn
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 25 January 18 04:03 GMT (UK) »
Could this be Margaret?

Scotland Census, 1841  Linton, Peeblesshire.
Margt White. Age 70. b 1771.

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Re: Margaret Cockburn
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 25 January 18 05:46 GMT (UK) »
Solidrock, I've searched through as many entries on Ancestry as I can but can't find the one you are referring to. Is it possible to post a direct link?

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Re: Margaret Cockburn
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 25 January 18 06:01 GMT (UK) »
It's only a transcript on familySearch, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VYDM-T9Q, I think the original is on FindMyPast.