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Offline Shane in Aldergrove

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Looking for Mary Jane Brown/Auchencairn? B. 1884?
« on: Sunday 02 September 18 17:39 BST (UK) »
Greetings all,

I am very new to this, so please bear with me.
I'm trying to track down my grandmother. I believe her maiden name was Mary Jane Brown, born approximately 1884. Mary Jane Brown immigrated to Canada in 1910. The family story is that she left Scotland to meet up with her fiancé in Canada. He had left before her. Apparently he died in Canada as she crossed the Atlantic. No one in our remaining family knows the entry port or ship she crossed on.
She eventually made her way across Canada, met my grandfather and they began their life in the Saskatchewan/Manitoba area.
I believe she was from near Castle Douglas, perhaps Auchencairn. I visited a sister of hers in Auchencairn when I was a very young boy in 1965. It might be possible that Mary Jane Brown was from Auchencairn.

Can anyone help in finding Mary, where she lived, who her parents were?
Thanks for any assistance.

Shane

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Re: Looking for Mary Jane Brown/Auchencairn? B. 1884?
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 02 September 18 17:52 BST (UK) »
Welcome to Rootschat

Any parents named on either her marriage or death certs?

Does a birthyear of 1884 correspond with her age on marriage/death/census?

Is she on the 1911 Canadian census?  Where does she give as her birthplace
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Re: Looking for Mary Jane Brown/Auchencairn? B. 1884?
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 02 September 18 17:56 BST (UK) »
Hi Shane,

Welcome to RootsChat  :)

What is the name of your Grandfather and when did he marry Mary Jane Brown?

JJ

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Re: Looking for Mary Jane Brown/Auchencairn? B. 1884?
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 02 September 18 18:14 BST (UK) »
Welcome from me too.

If she was born in Kirkcudbrightshire circa 1884, there is just this one, but born Kircudbright rather than any of the parishes around Castle Douglas:

1886 Mary Jane Brown, Kirkcudbright   SP ref 871/58

In 1901, this Mary J is with her widowed mother and siblings in Buittle

Jane Brown, widow, 48, farmer, b. Dunlop. Ayrshire
Margaret, d, 26, b. Kircudbright
Alex, s, 24, b. Balmaclellan
Mary J, d, 14, b. Kirkcudbright
Elizabeth G, d, 12, b. -do-
Agnes, d, 10, b. -do--

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Re: Looking for Mary Jane Brown/Auchencairn? B. 1884?
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 02 September 18 18:18 BST (UK) »
Mary Jane Brown married Edward Moody approx. 1910-1912. Their first son (my uncle) was born in 1912. I’ve yet to find the  records.

The 1911  lists her as Mary Brown, domestic  immigrating in 1910 .
A little below her on the 1911  is my grandfather, Edward Moody, listed as lodger.
She is listed in the 1916  as Mary Moody born in , Presbyterian, immigrating in 1910.
The 1916  also lists husband Edward Moody and their four sons.
Four sons in four years—cold prairie winters.

I know a little of her life after her arrival in Canada, but nother really of her in .

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Re: Looking for Mary Jane Brown/Auchencairn? B. 1884?
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 02 September 18 18:28 BST (UK) »
In my previous post, I mentioned that the family were in Buittle in 1901. This parish is the next one to Kelton which is where Castle Douglas is :

http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/sct/KKD/parishes

Do you have the name of her children in birth order as it may help with identifying her birth family?


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Re: Looking for Mary Jane Brown/Auchencairn? B. 1884?
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 02 September 18 18:28 BST (UK) »
Gadget,

You are a marvel. I'll start with what you've given me. Perhaps my guess at 1884 was off. I've checked with Canadian census records and done the math, but I wonder if she may have been a bit generous with noting her age.
I’ll ask my cousins if they can remember Mary’s siblings names.

Thank-you

Shane

Welcome from me too.

If she was born in Kirkcudbrightshire circa 1884, there is just this one, but born Kircudbright rather than any of the parishes around Castle Douglas:

I886 Mary Jane Brown, Kirkcudbright   SP ref 871/58

In 1901, this Mary J is with her widowed mother and siblings in Buittle

Jane Brown, widow, 48, farmer, b. Dunlop. Ayrshire
Margaret, d, 26, b. Kircudbright
Alex, s, 24, b. Balmaclellan
Mary J, d, 14, b. Kirkcudbright
Elizabeth G, d, 12, b. -do-
Agnes, d, 10, b. -do--

Gadget
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Re: Looking for Mary Jane Brown/Auchencairn? B. 1884?
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 02 September 18 18:44 BST (UK) »
Mary's children, were born in Canada— George Martin Moody 1912, John Ivor Moody 1913, Douglas Edward Moody 1913  and Harvey Louis 1915 (my father).

In my previous post, I mentioned that the  were in Buittle in 1901. This parish is the next one to Kelton which is where Castle Douglas is :

http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/sct/KKD/parishes

Do you have the name of her children in  order as it may help with identifying her  ?


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Re: Looking for Mary Jane Brown/Auchencairn? B. 1884?
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 02 September 18 19:08 BST (UK) »
Just checking:

On the 1916, Souris, Manitoba

Edward Moody, 35
Mary, 32, b. Scotland
Martin, 4
Douglas, 2
Ivor, 2
Harvey 2 1


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