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Title: (*Completed with thanks*)Kirkcudbright Poorhouse records.
Post by: bigt on Wednesday 11 July 18 22:09 BST (UK)
Hello,

Can anyone advise me if the above records are kept at the Ewart Library, Dumfries?  Looking for information on a John Watt, who died in the poorhouse in 1857.  He was born c1790 and believed he was married to 1. Janet Maxwell and 2. Agnes McConchie.  I am hoping he and Janet Maxwell are my 3x great grandparents.  Yes, the dreaded brick wall.

Thanks.

Tom
Title: Re: Kirkcudbright Poorhouse records
Post by: ColC on Thursday 12 July 18 11:02 BST (UK)
JOHN WATT & JANET MAXWELL (no marriage record on SP)

Only daughter? JANE baptised 10/09/1820 Rerrick, Kirkcudbright

No burial record for Janet on SP

JOHN WATT married AGNES MCCONCHIE 15/01/1837 Kirkcudbright

1841 - Milburn Street - 1851 High St Kirkcudbright
John Watt, Ag Lab, born 1790 Urr, Kirkcudbright, spouse Agnes Watt

JOHN WATT Died age 67 - 1857   Kirkcudbright

His statutory death record above will give some details available SP www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk

Colin
Title: Re: Kirkcudbright Poorhouse records
Post by: bigt on Thursday 12 July 18 15:43 BST (UK)
Thanks Colin,

My 2x great grandmother was Margaret Watt, born c1815 at Anwoth, died 1885 at Girthon. Parents on death records were John Watt and ? Maxwell.  Now found a Grace Watt born c1812 at Anwoth died 1869 at Moniaive. She had married a William Muirhead in 1843 at Glencairn Parish.  Her death record gives parents as John Watt and Janet Maxwell.  Cannot find any records of births for Grace and Margaret.  Just hoping This John Watt has some info on the poorhouse records.

Tom
Title: Re: Kirkcudbright Poorhouse records
Post by: ColC on Thursday 12 July 18 16:27 BST (UK)
I have a death record in Ayrshire from 1857 which notes all the members of the family.
So I wondered if John's death certificate might give more information, as some of the early ones did?

According to SP Anwoth birth records are complete from 1727 but no Watts records.

Colin
Title: Re: Kirkcudbright Poorhouse records
Post by: bigt on Thursday 12 July 18 20:46 BST (UK)
Hi Colin,

Nothing on the death record other than what was required.  Informant was the inspector of the poor. He was aged 67, a widow, parents details not known. Buried in St Cuthberts Churchyard.

Other than Jane's baptism in 1820, the family does not seem to be recorded..
I've even tried checking post 1855 deaths on the hope of other family members being found.  No luck, so far.

Tom
Title: Re: Kirkcudbright Poorhouse records
Post by: Gadget on Thursday 12 July 18 22:04 BST (UK)
Is this any help:

http://www.workhouses.org.uk/Kirkcudbright/


Gadget

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Records

    Dumfries and Galloway Archives, 33 Burns Street, Dumfries DG1 2PS, Scotland. Poorhouse minutes (1848-1930); Records of applications (1883-1901, 1903-23, 1928-30).

Title: Re: Kirkcudbright Poorhouse records
Post by: imchad on Tuesday 17 July 18 22:33 BST (UK)
Hi.  Kirkcudbrightshire Poor Records (at least those that have survived) are held in The Ewart library, Dumfries. To the previous posting, the Archive Centre in Burns Street closed some years ago and is now housed within the Ewart Library in Catherinse Street, Dumfries.

Ian McClumpha
Title: Re: Kirkcudbright Poorhouse records
Post by: Gadget on Tuesday 17 July 18 22:36 BST (UK)
Thanks Ian - I did wonder as I knew the Archives had moved but as it was a link on the Workhouse site, I assumed they would know  :)

Add - However, it does state what records are available:

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Poorhouse minutes (1848-1930); Records of applications (1883-1901, 1903-23, 1928-30).

Title: Re: Kirkcudbright Poorhouse records
Post by: bigt on Wednesday 18 July 18 10:15 BST (UK)
Thanks to all.  Appears to be the end of that line of enquiry.

Tom