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Offline throckenholt

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Nairn
« on: Sunday 09 October 05 22:11 BST (UK) »
Hi,

I have finally tracked my ancestor to Wigtownshire (after many years of just having Scotland, with a vague rumour about Kirkudbright - which threw up the surname but not the right family).

Can anyone look up for me
Peter Nairn, born approx 1816/17  possibly son of William Nairn, carpenter.

And can you please enlighten me - what area does WIgtownshire encompass ?

thanks,

Julie

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Re: Nairn
« Reply #1 on: Monday 10 October 05 10:28 BST (UK) »
Hi Julie- could you give us a bit more to go on such as how you've managed to tie Peter down to Wigtownshire & have you got him on any census with family , the additional names might help....

Have you had a look at the following? It has a map of the area Wigtownshire covers & lots of fantastic family history information....
http://freepages.history.rootsweb.com/~leighann/index.html

Hope to hear back shortly
All the best
Rose
Pratt- Catterick/Richmond N.Yorks & Wilsden/Halifax West Yorks
Maylor- Preston/ Poulton Le Fylde
Whitaker- Halifax
Dixon- London & Yorkshire
Booth-Middleton,Oldham,Royton,Lancs
Boyling-Oldham,Royton & Shropshire
Harris- Bradford, Prestwich Manchester
SMITH!! Kirkcaldy, Manchester
Sturgess-  Preston Candover, Hampshire & London
Nixon- London
Walters- London & Hampshire
Settle - Halifax & Brighouse
Census information is Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

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Re: Nairn
« Reply #2 on: Monday 10 October 05 11:50 BST (UK) »
He is in the 1851 census for Blisworth in Northamptonshire, claiming birth place of Wigtownshire (all other census helpfully just state Scotland !).

I have his birth date in 1816/17 from a number of census returns, and his fathers name and profession from his marriage certificate.

I have no other information about location or other family names.

thanks for your interest,
Julie

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Re: Nairn
« Reply #3 on: Monday 10 October 05 14:16 BST (UK) »
Sorry Julie but I haven't come up with anything.
Did go to the library & checked the Wigtownshire freepress archives for Peter Nairn, the only thing that came up was :-
Mrs Peter Nairn birth of a son at Birkenhead in 1881 & Mrs Peter Nairn birth of a son at Manchester in 1894, don't think it will be of any relevance unless they moved around a heck of a lot!!!! Who ever they were they definitely wanted to let the folks back home know!
All the best
Rose
Pratt- Catterick/Richmond N.Yorks & Wilsden/Halifax West Yorks
Maylor- Preston/ Poulton Le Fylde
Whitaker- Halifax
Dixon- London & Yorkshire
Booth-Middleton,Oldham,Royton,Lancs
Boyling-Oldham,Royton & Shropshire
Harris- Bradford, Prestwich Manchester
SMITH!! Kirkcaldy, Manchester
Sturgess-  Preston Candover, Hampshire & London
Nixon- London
Walters- London & Hampshire
Settle - Halifax & Brighouse
Census information is Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

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Re: Nairn
« Reply #4 on: Monday 10 October 05 14:23 BST (UK) »
thanks for trying.  That website was useful background too.

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Re: Nairn
« Reply #5 on: Monday 10 October 05 21:38 BST (UK) »
Hi Julie,

I couldn't find any Peter Nairns born in Wigtonshire until 1852 and that's this one:

NAIRN, Peter
Gender:   Male
Birth Date: 4 Apr 1852
Birthplace: Whithorn, Wigtown, Scotland
Recorded in: Whithorn, Wigtownshire, Scotland
Father:   Alexander NAIRN
Mother:   Jane GORDON
Source:   FHL Film 1068042   Dates:   1789 - 1855

I found the following two matching name and birth date, but not location?

NAIRN, Peter Burgan
Gender:   Male
Birth Date: 5 Nov 1815   
Christening Date: 29 Nov 1815
Recorded in: Coldingham, Berwickshire, Scotland
Father:   James NAIRN
Father's Father: Peter NAIRN
Mother:   Margaret ROBERTSON
Mother's Father: James ROBERTSON
Source:   FHL Film 1067869   Dates:   1727 - 1819
Note: Additional Data in Original Record

NAIRN, Peter
Gender:   Male
Birth Date: 2 Feb 1815
Birthplace: Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland
Recorded in: Dunfermline, Fifeshire, Scotland
Father:   James NAIRN
Mother:   Mary BURT
Source:   FHL Film 1040104   Dates:   1797 - 1820

The above info was taken from the British Vital Records.

If you'd like any more info, e.g. siblings of any of the above, just let me know.

Anne


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Re: Nairn
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 11 October 05 07:09 BST (UK) »
thanks for trying Anne.  My info on Peter is limited to what I put in the original request.  I know nothing about siblings etc.  He is being very elusive, and has been for years !

Julie

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Re: Nairn
« Reply #7 on: Friday 25 November 16 23:30 GMT (UK) »
I know this is a very old post, but I just found it whilst looking for information on my great x3 grandfather peter Nairn... the man you describe here is definitely the same one I have information on. I have lots more information on the rest of the Nairn family, which I will happily share with you! I am new to this forum, am I able to pm you my email? Throckenholt?