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Kincardineshire / Re: James Moir
« on: Wednesday 05 July 17 05:35 BST (UK)  »
Hi everyone interested in the Moir name.

I am back on the hunt for the parents of James Moir born around 1795 and died 16th August 1865 buried in the Alvah Cemetery.
Lived in the area between Inverurie and Chapel of Garioch. Was on farms such as Rescivet and Leggats Den (spellings have altered over time)
He married Janet Davidson in 1817 and they had the following children James, Alexander (who moved to Australia in around 1846), David, Isobel (first 4 named MORE) then John, James, Janet and Jean (these latter siblings were named MOIR. All Christened in Chapel of Garioch)
They later move to Alvah to a property called Little Blackton.
In one or more of the Christenings the name Helen Moir is listed as a witness. I have no knowledge of a Helen Moir in any other reference. I wondered if she may have been a sister or mother of James.
If any one has any clues on his birth I would appreciate it. There was nor reference to his birth on his death certificate nor grave stone.

Kincardineshire / Re: Date of death for Andrew Moir
« on: Wednesday 16 October 13 03:09 BST (UK)  »

I am interested in your Andrew Moir. Where was he born and where did he reside? In particular did he have children by the names of James born around 1783 and Helen?
They may even be registered at More in some recordings.
If they were born or were living in the Inverurie area I would be most interested.


Scotland / Re: James Moir and janet Davidson married Dec 27th 1817
« on: Monday 07 October 13 00:10 BST (UK)  »
Hi Malky,

Yes I was aware of the Andrew Moir family that mostly were listed in Inverurie. We did not think they lined up with family names for the family of James. Tradition dies hard especially in those earlier years. So the Jury is still out re Andrew.
The only factor that keeps him in the loop is he also had a daughter Helen. There is a Helen who married Jonathan Davie and they both were witnesses to some of James children.
There was a James Moir in Aberdeen who I believe may have been a minister. There were a few about which, unless the family members fill in some details on the death certificate, make it difficult to sort.

Scotland / James Moir and janet Davidson married Dec 27th 1817
« on: Sunday 06 October 13 00:08 BST (UK)  »
Well after a computer malfunction and a complete clean up program with a virus or 3 I have a new computer and by chance a link up with this chat room.

Hence I would like to catch up with Jenni if possible to make the arrangement we started some time back . Any other descendants of the above couple I would love to contact to see if we can go back earlier due to an impass with a lack of details particularly on the death cert..


Scotland / Re: completed more/moir
« on: Monday 08 February 10 22:43 GMT (UK)  »
I seek information on a James Moir christened 12/2/1786 in Kilmadock Perth Scotland.

If there are any decendents who can assist me with what happened to him I would be pleased to hear from you.


Scotland / Re: completed more/moir
« on: Tuesday 26 January 10 05:09 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you for that.
Would I be asking too much to get a copy?
Can you let me have an email address? OR I will try to see if I can get a PM sent to you with mine.
John :)

Scotland / Re: completed more/moir
« on: Monday 25 January 10 22:25 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Harley08

Just reread your notes. The other piece of info you may not have is as follows:

Parents of Janet and in fact sister Jean and brother Alexander are

Alexander Davidson and Isobel Ferguson married 13/12/1781

Janet was born in Oyne 25/12/1788

Died in Alvah in 18/3/1853 aged 65 (as written but in view of the fact James age at death could be 8 years out you need to verify this so other way)

Did you mention before the name of the ship Alexander came out to Australia on?

Cheers John

Aberdeenshire / Re: 1838 OPR Baptism - help with writing
« on: Monday 25 January 10 03:14 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Everyone:

Have tried to apply some basic logic to my problem of who were the parents of James MORE born between 1779 and 1786.
As close as I can get it it appears to be 1785 give or take a year.
It also appears his mother was Isabel and father James.
I have found a James and Isabel MacKenzie near PERTH at the suggested time.
Is there anyone with any connection with that family please - that can throw some light on the early family and their movements.

Aberdeenshire / Re: 1838 OPR Baptism - help with writing
« on: Tuesday 12 January 10 02:51 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Osprey

Just to confirm is is definitely RESCIVET. My family were at both Rescivet and Leggats Den (now leggatsden). I have been there. I believe Rescivet was part of the famous Leggats Den written up in history. It is of note that Rescivet had a number of families with that address. So it begs the question - was it a village or was it a cluster of crofters cottages on the main property. Since my ancestors were on both I have yet to make the exact deference.
I will attempt to add some pics of leggatsden for interest. The home shown is a latter construction as the original was demolished by an angry King.
Rescivet is closer to Inverurie by 1/4 mile from Leggatsden. Rescivet was 4 mile from Inverurie according to my family records. Rescivet was a holding of 50 acre when my family were on that section.
Now I wondered if you have any MORE or MOIR recorded in your early Christenings. James More had children from 1818 to 1832 mostly while at Rescivet. He later moved to the main property.

Hope these are of some use

Cheers John

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