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Title: James Heron b circa 1816 Blairgowrie
Post by: Pricey4848 on Saturday 14 November 09 16:13 GMT (UK)
Can anybody assist in my research for James Heron B crica 1816 Blairgowrie pre 1851.
His wife was Janet Heron born circa 1813.
In 1851 he was head gardener at Snaigow Gardens Perthshire.
1881 census shows him as a farmer of 220 acres at Ninewells(?) employing 3 men.
He was still alive in 1901 shown as a crofter living Burnside Perthshire.

Any advice to go back beyond 1851 census most appreciated.
Title: Re: James Heron b circa 1816 Blairgowrie
Post by: suzard on Saturday 14 November 09 17:06 GMT (UK)
Could this be him ? (I don't have access to image - so maybe someone who does could check to see if it has been mistranscribed)

1841
Bridge lane
Blairgowie Perthshire
mary Horen 45  Perthshire
JAMES HOREN 25 Linen HLW Perthshire
Ann Mitchell 50 Linen yarn Reeler Perthshire
Mary Wood 15 Linen Yarn Spinner Scotland
Parish Blairgowrie
ED1A Page 8 Line 870
Roll CSSCT1841_50-0114 year 1841

Suz
Title: Re: James Heron b circa 1816 Blairgowrie
Post by: Hibee on Saturday 14 November 09 18:42 GMT (UK)
Not sure what the Renfrewshire connection is?

Hibee
Title: Re: James Heron b circa 1816 Blairgowrie
Post by: Pricey4848 on Saturday 14 November 09 20:22 GMT (UK)
His family ended up in Renfrewshire at Pollock Gardens so thought there maybe a cross over.
Title: Re: James Heron b circa 1816 Blairgowrie
Post by: Berlin-Bob on Saturday 14 November 09 20:31 GMT (UK)
Hi Pricey,

I'll move this topic to the Perthshire board for now (to save duplication), until you have more information.

Bob
Title: Re: James Heron b circa 1816 Blairgowrie
Post by: Pricey4848 on Saturday 14 November 09 20:34 GMT (UK)
Thanks    still a bit of a novice !!!!!    ???
Title: Re: James Heron b circa 1816 Blairgowrie
Post by: MonicaL on Saturday 14 November 09 22:46 GMT (UK)
Hi Pricey

Have you looked at James Heron's death certificate on Scotlands People as this should hopefully have his parents' names to let you confirm his family and work back.

There is this entry for example on IGI which fits well with his birth year in 1851 (born circa 1814):

JAMES HERON Birth: 10 SEP 1813/ Christening 12 SEP 1813 Blairgowrie, Perth
Parents:JOHN HERON and ELSPETH STEWART

Monica  :)
Title: Re: James Heron b circa 1816 Blairgowrie
Post by: Pricey4848 on Saturday 14 November 09 22:54 GMT (UK)
I know he was still alive in the 1901 census still living in Perthshire.
Will that site have his wedding cert details re marriage to Janet so I can confirm his father`s name??
Thanks for the info
Title: Re: James Heron b circa 1816 Blairgowrie
Post by: MonicaL on Saturday 14 November 09 23:07 GMT (UK)
There is an entry showing on IGI for the banns or marriage:

JANET REID and JAMES HERON    
Marriage: 06 NOV 1842 in Blairgowrie, Perth

Official registration began in Scotland in 1855 so the above entry (available to view on Scotlands People) will be an entry on the Old Parish Register. These OPR entries are quite hit and miss on how little info they contain. You may find no more that a single line entry as above.

I think your best option would be to start by looking at the death certificate image on line at Scotlands People which should include full details on parents' names, including mother's maiden name and details of spouse - if known to the informant.

To search for Janet Reid is slightly easier as you can search with both her married name and maiden name to narrow down search results.

If you have followed them on the censuses, you should hopefully see their death entries relatively easily on the search results.

Monica
Title: Re: James Heron b circa 1816 Blairgowrie
Post by: MonicaL on Saturday 14 November 09 23:13 GMT (UK)
There is only one death showing for a Janet Reid/Heron and that was in Perthshire in 1896 (b. 1813). Similarly there is a death in 1902 in Perthshire for a James Heron b. 1815  :)

Monica
Title: Re: James Heron b circa 1816 Blairgowrie
Post by: Pricey4848 on Saturday 14 November 09 23:51 GMT (UK)
Monica thanks for that information....it is a massive help....can you explain what IGI refers to from your previous posts helping me.....thanks
Title: Re: James Heron b circa 1816 Blairgowrie
Post by: MonicaL on Sunday 15 November 09 00:10 GMT (UK)
IGI is the International Genealogic Index on www.familysearch.org. It is particularly good for Scotland in the period just at the start of official registration in 1855 up to 1874ish when the Mormons stopped loading on records. Details before this refer to the entries on the Old Parish Registers, ie Presbyterian/ established Church of Scotland entries in the main. It is a useful search tool from which you can then move on to Scotlands People and view the original images.

Just check whether the entry is actual extact or a member submitted entry (which can be plain wrong and needs to be verified elsewhere). Each entry clearly shows the source of the information.

Have a look at this guide here on RC on Scottish research resources www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,24468.0.html

Monica