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Fife / Re: Isabella Lindsay born Pottie
« on: Friday 29 May 20 14:22 BST (UK)  »
I have 41, 51 and 61 Census results as well as a birth record and marriage record. She was born to Aytoun Pottie and Elisabeth Mudie on 26th August 1785 at  Carnock, Fife, so maybe Isabella Lindsay/Smith is not the one, although the age is close. At the 1841 and 1861 Censuses, she is in Stirling, which is where her children are living.

Fife / Isabella Lindsay born Pottie
« on: Thursday 28 May 20 15:33 BST (UK)  »
In the 1851 Census, Isabella Lindsay is 64 and receiving Necewing(?) Parish Relief, in Pitlessie, Cults, Fife. She was born Isabella Pottie in Carnock on August 26 1785, had married Andrew Lindsay in Edinburgh on April 18 1814. She had 5 children with Andrew, and ends up back in Cults as a poor old lady. Her husband Andrew has disappeared from the scene. He was a Blacksmith. At least 3 of her children migrate to South Australia in 1865 and she makes the voyage with her son Andrew and his family.She died in 1866. I am keen to find any records pertaining to her experience in receiving Poor Relief and would love to find out what happened to Andrew.
Thanks in anticipation.

Antrim / Re: Edward Derby
« on: Friday 22 May 20 01:40 BST (UK)  »
Thankyou for your effort aghadowey. I have leads which I will pursue. Cushendun looks prospective to me, but I have not found Derby as a name in the area yet.
Johnston Derby wife is Janet and it looks like Downer on Edward's marriage certificate. Is Downer an Irish name?

Antrim / Re: Edward Derby
« on: Wednesday 20 May 20 02:05 BST (UK)  »
1861 Census Edward Derby snippet with occupation "Sharper"

Antrim / Re: Edward Derby
« on: Wednesday 20 May 20 01:50 BST (UK)  »
Thomas Derby 1851 Census Record showing birth place.

Antrim / Re: Edward Derby
« on: Tuesday 19 May 20 12:20 BST (UK)  »
 Thank you for all your help. I have no experience with Irish forbears, so appreciate all your assistance.
Until I got Edward's death record I also had William and Agnes Anderson as Edward's parents.
On the 1851 Census, Thomas is shown as from what appears to be Kishandon(Hishandon), Ireland. I have been unable to locate this place.
On the 1861 Census Edward is described as a Sharper, which I have now found the meaning of!!!!!!
In the 1941 Census, Edward was a victual dealer and in 1951 Census, he is a Corn Dealer. He is from Antrim, Ireland in 1941 Census and simply from Ireland in the 1951 Census.
Hope this helps.

Antrim / Edward Derby
« on: Tuesday 19 May 20 06:24 BST (UK)  »
Edward Derby was my 4GG. He was born Nov 24 !788 and died June 8 1865. He lived in Falkirk, County Stirling and made a living as a Victualler, Corn Merchant and in 1861 he is a Sharper??. He was born in County Antrim according to the 1841 Census and on his death record, his father is Johnstone Darby and his mother Janet. I have been unable to find anything about his parents in Scottish records and am unfamiliar with Irish records. Johnstone seems like an uncommon name. Any help appreciated.

Stirlingshire / Re: DerbyDarby
« on: Monday 18 May 20 14:21 BST (UK)  »
Thankyou. I have bought that certificate and Thomas Darby(sic) is the informant and is a brother of Edward. Edward was 76 years old.
Might the lack of records re his deceased father Johnstone and mother Janet be because they never came to Scotland with Edward and Thomas.
How common would Johnstone be as a forename? I have not seen it before, but it seems quite clearly written on the death record.

Stirlingshire / Re: DerbyDarby
« on: Monday 18 May 20 12:19 BST (UK)  »
Thanks Colin.

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