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Christiana Munro, daughter of John and Margaret. Who were they?
« on: Monday 29 January 18 04:21 GMT (UK) »
There are three of us in Australia who want to know. In fact, there's only one now. The other two gents ((one of whom has been searching for nine years) have given up. I hold on to hope.

These Munros are either from Sutherland, or Ross-shire. Here's the story. Hope someone can shed light, as it will save my eyes, neck and fingers.

My third great-grandmother Christiana Munro(e) emigrated from Cromarty to Sydney aboard the Lady McNaughton in 1838, arriving 1839. She came as part of the Bounty Scheme, with Donald McDonald's family  a large one, with wife Mary and six children.

From her immigration card she is listed as a "native" of Dornoch, the daughter of John Munro, a farmer in the parish of Logie and Margaret Munro(e), his wife.  Age was 24 on embarkation (birth circa 1814). Occupation, dairymaid.

She married English convict James Everson in 1840.

Unfortunately, that's all I have to go on. I have tried tracing her through Scotland's people but there are many Christy or Christiana Munros born to a John Munro and Margaret (surname unknown).

Greg Smith
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Re: Christiana Munro, daughter of John and Margaret. Who were they?
« Reply #1 on: Monday 29 January 18 08:20 GMT (UK) »

BDM NSW marriage
635/1840 V1840635 24B     EVERSON  Edward  m.  MUNRO  Christiana    @  MR

Can you scan the marriage certificate and post here. It will not have much information, but it would indicate if she can write.....witnesses are useful as possible family connection.

Is there a family connection with the McDONALD family that you have mentioned?

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Re: Christiana Munro, daughter of John and Margaret. Who were they?
« Reply #2 on: Monday 29 January 18 14:26 GMT (UK) »
Hi Greg

The parish of Logie is in Stirlingshire. Could it be instead Lairg in Sutherland? Or Logie Easter, R&C. This might help with trying to find her family in the 1841 census.


From her immigration card she is listed as a "native" of Dornoch, the daughter of John Munro, a farmer in the parish of Logie and Margaret Munro(e), his wife.  Age was 24 on embarkation (birth circa 1814). Occupation, dairymaid.


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Re: Christiana Munro, daughter of John and Margaret. Who were they?
« Reply #3 on: Monday 29 January 18 14:53 GMT (UK) »
There is this 1841 census entry for example:

John Munro 55 agr. lab
Margaret Munro 60
Ann Munro 45
Catharine Munro 30

Address:Pitmaduthy, Logie Easter, R&C

One other enrty in Logie Easter, but John Snr is showing as a teacher for occupation.

The 1841 census is the most limited in terms of info. Ages were normally rounded down to the nearest 5 years and relationships within the household were not normally given.

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Re: Christiana Munro, daughter of John and Margaret. Who were they?
« Reply #4 on: Monday 29 January 18 16:17 GMT (UK) »
Not sure if this is the original but...............
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-DBY3-DSZ



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Re: Christiana Munro, daughter of John and Margaret. Who were they?
« Reply #5 on: Monday 29 January 18 18:51 GMT (UK) »
That could be a help, Ev  :)

Christina's father John is showing as 'of Lossie, Elgin'. This is in the parish of Drainie,  Elgin I think.

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Re: Christiana Munro, daughter of John and Margaret. Who were they?
« Reply #6 on: Monday 29 January 18 19:04 GMT (UK) »
There is this family in Lossiemouth for 1841. Given the ages, more likely a brother and his wife to Christie rather than father and mother. Everyone showing as born outside the county except youngest:

Jno Munro 37 wright
Margt Munro 33
Robt Munro 12
Jno Munro 10
Margt Munro 8
Alex Munro 6
Daniel Munro 4
Andrew Munro 2 b. in the county

Address: Losscemouth, Lossiemouth Moray

I think this is the family in 1851:

Margaret Munro 46 b. Dornock, sutherlandshire
Margaret Munro 16 b. Dornock, sutherlandshire
Alexander Munro 14 b. Dornock, sutherlandshire
Andrew Munro 10 b. Drainie, murayshire

Address: 84th Street, Invergordon R&C

I can't tell from the transcript I am looking at the marital status of Margaret Snr in 1851.

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Re: Christiana Munro, daughter of John and Margaret. Who were they?
« Reply #7 on: Monday 29 January 18 22:16 GMT (UK) »
Can you scan the marriage certificate, 1840,  and post it here please.

Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser 23 Feb 1871 p1
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/18752095?

On the 9th instant, at her late residence, Botany, near Sydney, Christina, the beloved wife of Edward Everson, aged 55 years, after a long and painful illness, leaving a husband and eight children to mourn their loss.

Can you name the eight children born to Edward and Christiana EVERSON.

SMH 10 Oct 1931 p9
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/16822459?
Death of daughter Isabella Stephenson CASSIDY

BDM NSW marriage
804/1876 EVERSON Isabella  m.  CASSIDY   Richard    @Sydney

death
16624 / 1932 CASSHDY Isabella  parents Edward / Christiana   @  Redfern

Stephenson might be a family name from the MUNRO parent.


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Re: Christiana Munro, daughter of John and Margaret. Who were they?
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 08 February 18 14:29 GMT (UK) »
The parish of Logie is in Stirlingshire.
Yes; but only partly. It is also partly in Perthshire and partly in Clackmannanshire.

There is also a parish of Logie in Fife, and there are Logie-Buchan and Logie-Coldstone in Aberdeenshire, Logie-Easter in Ross and Cromarty and Logie-Pert in Angus. Not forgetting Logiealmond and Logierait in Perthshire.

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Christina's father John is showing as 'of Lossie, Elgin'. This is in the parish of Drainie,  Elgin I think.
Yes, Lossiemouth is the largest place in the Parish of Drainie in the County of Moray, which is also referred to as Elginshire.

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