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Re: Alexander Lightbody, Carluke
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 06 March 18 17:16 GMT (UK) »
Forfarian, thanks, that's very helpful. I assume he's not a child, but it doesn't give an age so not sure where this leaves me.  Do you have any idea whether if an age is not given it's a child, but I assume, children would have a parent mentioned.
Cornwall: Skewes, Martin, Martyn, Dunstan
Scotland: Lightbody, Graham, Knox
England: Lello, Daniel

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Re: Alexander Lightbody, Carluke
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 06 March 18 17:30 GMT (UK) »
Providing ALL the Alexander's were recorded; he was born in Carluke; and his age is correct on his death; then he would be the son of Alexander and Mary Gray.

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Re: Alexander Lightbody, Carluke
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 06 March 18 17:33 GMT (UK) »
Forfarian, thanks, that's very helpful. I assume he's not a child, but it doesn't give an age so not sure where this leaves me.  Do you have any idea whether if an age is not given it's a child, but I assume, children would have a parent mentioned.
I think it is reasonable to suppose that if there is no age it's not very young child, but it could be an older person whom we would still think of as a child in this day and age, say aged from 10 upwards.
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AITKENHEAD, Lanarkshire; BINNY, Forfar; BLACK, New Monkland; BRYSON, Cumbernauld; BURGESS, North-East Scotland; CRUICKSHANK, Rothes; DALLAS, Botriphnie; DAVIDSON, Oyne; GUTHRIE, Angus; HOGG, Larbert; LESLIE, Rothes/Mortlach; MENDUM, England; MOLLISON, Lethnot; PATERSON, Larbert; RHIND, Forfar; SANG, Scotland; SCOTT, East Kilbride; STOR(R)I/E/Y, Shotts; THORNTON, Shotts; WADDELL, New Monkland; WILKIE, New Monkland; WILKIE, Tannadice; WYLLIE, Angus; YOUNG, Keith

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Re: Alexander Lightbody, Carluke
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 06 March 18 17:50 GMT (UK) »
If the death of Alexr in 1784 is a child then the Alexander/Mary gray child born 1782 could be this one. Is there any way I can verify that?  Otherwise I'm a bit stumped as the only other Alexanders are born in Cambusnethan 1783 and Cadder 1790.  I could check on Church of the Latter Day.
Cornwall: Skewes, Martin, Martyn, Dunstan
Scotland: Lightbody, Graham, Knox
England: Lello, Daniel

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Re: Alexander Lightbody, Carluke
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday 06 March 18 18:36 GMT (UK) »
If the death of Alexr in 1784 is a child then the Alexander/Mary gray child born 1782 could be this one. Is there any way I can verify that?  Otherwise I'm a bit stumped as the only other Alexanders are born in Cambusnethan 1783 and Cadder 1790.  I could check on Church of the Latter Day.
Unlikely. And there is no point in looking on the LDS web site for BMDs if there is nothing more in Scotland's People because what the LDS (and the various commercial web sites) have is indexes to original documents which are only available on Scotland's People.

The only other possible source would be a gravestone, if one exists. There are published booklets of pre-1855 monumental inscriptions in Lanarkshire.

If I were you I would get access to the film of the Carluke parish register and go through it, extracting all the Lightbody baptisms and marriages (use the index at Scotland's People to make sure you get them all) and see if they list residences and witnesses. Look also for Lightbodys cropping up as witnesses to other people's baptisms, and make a note of their residences, and see if you can build up a picture of where in the parish they lived.

To get access, assuming that you don't live anywhere handy for Lanarkshire and you don't want to pay 6 credits each to look at the 65 baptisms and 31 marriages of Lighbodys there, you need to go to any LDS Church Family History Library near you and arrange for them to rent the films of the Carluke parish register. There is a small fee for this. When the film arrives, take a day or two to go to the library, sit down and go through it carefully.
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AITKENHEAD, Lanarkshire; BINNY, Forfar; BLACK, New Monkland; BRYSON, Cumbernauld; BURGESS, North-East Scotland; CRUICKSHANK, Rothes; DALLAS, Botriphnie; DAVIDSON, Oyne; GUTHRIE, Angus; HOGG, Larbert; LESLIE, Rothes/Mortlach; MENDUM, England; MOLLISON, Lethnot; PATERSON, Larbert; RHIND, Forfar; SANG, Scotland; SCOTT, East Kilbride; STOR(R)I/E/Y, Shotts; THORNTON, Shotts; WADDELL, New Monkland; WILKIE, New Monkland; WILKIE, Tannadice; WYLLIE, Angus; YOUNG, Keith

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Re: Alexander Lightbody, Carluke
« Reply #14 on: Tuesday 06 March 18 18:43 GMT (UK) »
Okay, thank you. I therefore think that the likelihood is that the 1782 birth is correct.  I'll try the MIs.  I'm guessing a lot of trees stop at this point because it becomes make believe after that unless you're lucky enough to come across a MI. ;D
Cornwall: Skewes, Martin, Martyn, Dunstan
Scotland: Lightbody, Graham, Knox
England: Lello, Daniel

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Re: Alexander Lightbody, Carluke
« Reply #15 on: Tuesday 06 March 18 20:02 GMT (UK) »
Hi Forfarian,  Just saw the second part of your post re renting the film of the parish register.  That's a good idea.  I'm in the south of England so can't easily get to Lanarkshire.  Ill look into the LDS option.  Thank you for your  help.  :)
Cornwall: Skewes, Martin, Martyn, Dunstan
Scotland: Lightbody, Graham, Knox
England: Lello, Daniel

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Re: Alexander Lightbody, Carluke
« Reply #16 on: Tuesday 06 March 18 20:13 GMT (UK) »
Hi Forfarian,  Just saw the second part of your post re renting the film of the parish register.  That's a good idea.  I'm in the south of England so can't easily get to Lanarkshire.  Ill look into the LDS option.  Thank you for your  help.  :)
Should be a LDS FHL not far from you then. Happy hunting!
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AITKENHEAD, Lanarkshire; BINNY, Forfar; BLACK, New Monkland; BRYSON, Cumbernauld; BURGESS, North-East Scotland; CRUICKSHANK, Rothes; DALLAS, Botriphnie; DAVIDSON, Oyne; GUTHRIE, Angus; HOGG, Larbert; LESLIE, Rothes/Mortlach; MENDUM, England; MOLLISON, Lethnot; PATERSON, Larbert; RHIND, Forfar; SANG, Scotland; SCOTT, East Kilbride; STOR(R)I/E/Y, Shotts; THORNTON, Shotts; WADDELL, New Monkland; WILKIE, New Monkland; WILKIE, Tannadice; WYLLIE, Angus; YOUNG, Keith

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Re: Alexander Lightbody, Carluke
« Reply #17 on: Tuesday 06 March 18 20:18 GMT (UK) »
Can I ask if you know if a woman is called Margaret, can she also be known as Marrion or are there any other names she might call herself?  I can't find a birth record for Margaret Gilchrist or a marriage record for the Margaret Gilchrist Alexander Lightbody realtionship.  I wonder if they weren't officially married?
Cornwall: Skewes, Martin, Martyn, Dunstan
Scotland: Lightbody, Graham, Knox
England: Lello, Daniel