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SOMERVILLE
« on: Saturday 27 January 18 22:43 GMT (UK) »
I'm trying to find out more about my SOMERVILLE family from Lanarkshire.

My ancestor Duncan SOMERVILLE was baptised 30 Dec 1821 in New Lanark, Lanarkshire to William Sommerville/Somerville and Emilia/Emily Stewart.

Duncan married Catherine MORRISON on 24 Aug 1839 in South Knapdale, Argyllshire, and was there in 1841 as a labourer. He moved with Catherine to Ontario, Canada by 1843.

It looks like Duncan had siblings about whom I know nothing:
William Sommervile 1811–
Isabella Somerville 1813–
John Somerville 1815–
James Sommervile 1817–
Thomas Somerville 1819–

I found his parents' 1810 marriage in Lanark (his mother is called Emily Stuart) but I can't find a death record for Emily/Emilia or for William, nor can I find them in the census records. I also am having trouble narrowing down the identities of Duncan's siblings - seems like there were a ton of Somervilles in the area.

Any help is really appreciated!

EDIT: I should note there's a potential baptism in some online trees for William in 1790 to Robert SOMERVILLE and Mary MATHISON, but I am skeptical because no children were named Robert or Mary.

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Re: SOMERVILLE
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 28 January 18 16:29 GMT (UK) »
Isabella married John Hastie and died on 11 May 1891 at Fiddlers Bridge, Carluke.  William Hastie her son was witness.  Looks like they had 9 children together.
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Re: SOMERVILLE
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 28 January 18 17:04 GMT (UK) »
Isabella married John Hastie and died on 11 May 1891 at Fiddlers Bridge, Carluke.  William Hastie her son was witness.  Looks like they had 9 children together.

Thank you, where did you find this!

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Re: SOMERVILLE
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 28 January 18 17:07 GMT (UK) »
scotlandspeople  :)
Manson, Wilson, Copland, Craighead, Youngson, Ross, Thomson, Smith, Horn

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Re: SOMERVILLE
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 28 January 18 17:42 GMT (UK) »
I wonder if Walter Lang owned the factory where great-great grandmother Mary Jane Lavery worked? 160 acres was quite a spread in Dumbarton in the 1880s, no? Plus the fact that Lang was already 56yo by then and she was 25yo.

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Re: SOMERVILLE
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 28 January 18 18:34 GMT (UK) »
William Sommerville senior was a cotton mill worker.
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Re: SOMERVILLE
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 28 January 18 19:29 GMT (UK) »
William Sommerville senior was a cotton mill worker.

Thanks again! Did you find this on one of the kids’ baptism certs? I can’t find him in the census or his burial

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Re: SOMERVILLE
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 28 January 18 20:18 GMT (UK) »
Its on Isabella death notice, i can't seem to find the rest of the family but still trawling.
Isabella children were (not sure if dates are right yet):
Robert Stewart Hastie 1843–1902
Jane Hastie 1844–
William Hastie 1846–
Amelia Hastie 1848–1881
Isabella Hastie 1852–
William Hastie 1852–1931
Isabella Somerville Hastie 1854–1931
Mary Hastie 1854–1925
Alexander Hastie 1856–1933
Manson, Wilson, Copland, Craighead, Youngson, Ross, Thomson, Smith, Horn