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Here's a wider shot of the cemetery.

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Hi Bruce, I went out today and got some shots of the cemetery at Argent's Hill - the graves you were looking for were there. If you send me your email address via personal message (don't post it here) I can send you some high resolution images. Attached are two small photos of the two headstones - Sarah's is broken.

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Australia Resources & Offers / Re: Offer: Bowraville and Argent's Hill cemeteries
« on: Wednesday 13 January 21 08:08 GMT (UK)  »
Just a thought too, you could try emailing Nambucca Valley Council and asking if they have any information on your two names in that cemetery. I believe they have maps of plots and maybe they have other information. Their contact email address is on their website (scroll to the bottom): https://nambucca.nsw.gov.au/cp_themes/default/home.asp

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Australia Resources & Offers / Re: Offer: Bowraville and Argent's Hill cemeteries
« on: Wednesday 13 January 21 07:50 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Bruce, no worries, I'll try to get out there this weekend if it's not bucketing down. I've wandered through that cemetery before and I remember that there were a number of Ballard graves. I've been meaning to photograph the whole cemetery as it's quite small so this will spur me to do it!

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Ayrshire / Re: Link between Loudoun Mortons and Ayr Walkers
« on: Tuesday 15 December 20 09:20 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks Neale, you're absolutely right, I hadn't considered those name variants and that is quite interesting that one. I'll have another look!

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Ayrshire / Re: Link between Loudoun Mortons and Ayr Walkers
« on: Sunday 13 December 20 04:18 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks Rosinish and Neale1961. Yes I think the Morton connection could well come in on the Kirkwood side of the Walker/Kirkwood marriage, but I can't find the relevant link. No I can't really find any likely ways the Morton family could link in with the Walker side. But I can't trace David Walker or Mary Kirkwood's birth/baptism with any degree of certainty.

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Ayrshire / Link between Loudoun Mortons and Ayr Walkers
« on: Sunday 13 December 20 03:13 GMT (UK)  »
I and a large number of my DNA matches on Ancestry are descended from David Walker who married Mary Kirkwood on 21 April 1810 at Ayr, Ayrshire. David Walker and Mary Kirkwood had at least the following children:
(1)   James Morton Walker born 10 February 1811 at Ayr (migrated to Nova Scotia);
(2)   David Walker born about 1819 at Ayr (joined the army and retired to Kilmarnock);
(3)   Ellen Walker born about 1821 in Ayrshire (migrated to Pennsylvania);
(4)   Hugh Kirkwood born 25 December 1825 at Riccarton (migrated to New South Wales); and
(5)   Mary Walker born about 1831 at Kilmarnock (migrated to Washington State).

Further back than the marriage I mentioned above, everything is uncertain. What I can confirm is that my grandmotherís DNA test shows a number of matches descended from Alexander Morton (baptised 23 April 1738 at Loudoun, residence Newmilns) who married Margaret Richmond on 13 June 1766 at Loudoun (groom of Loudoun parish, bride of Galston parish).

Alexander Morton and Margaret Richmond seem to have had the following children, all baptised at Loudoun:
(1)   John baptised 1767;
(2)   George baptised 1769;
(3)   George baptised 1771;
(4)   Robert baptised 1773;
(5)   Marjory baptised 1774;
(6)   James baptised 1777;
(7)   Hugh baptised 1781;
(8)   Thomas baptised 1785; and
(9)   Janet baptised 1790.

I believe Alexander Morton was the son of James Morton and Janet Broun who married on 22 December 1731 at Loudoun (both of this parish) and had the following children, all bar one with residence recorded as Newmilns, Loudoun:
(1)   Margaret baptised 1732;
(2)   Robert baptised 1733;
(3)   Alexander baptised 1738;
(4)   Jean baptised 1739; and
(5)   Thomas baptised 1741.

Because of shared matches etc I strongly think the Morton genetic connection that my grandmother seems to have falls in this Walker/Kirkwood part of her tree. But I canít work out how it fits in. Can anyone see a link between the Morton family of Loudoun and the marriage of David Walker and Mary Kirkwood at Ayr in 1810?

I have purchased a lot of parish register images on ScotlandsPeople and am happy to purchase more as Iíd really like to get to the bottom of this. Many thanks if anyone has any ideas!

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World War One / Re: Uniform of an Australian WWI Soldier - Family Photo
« on: Monday 17 August 20 14:38 BST (UK)  »
No sorry, I don't know his name. My pop's dad served in the AIF but he looked different I think. A photo of him (on the right) is attached. He died in 1931 and his wife, my pop's mum, remarried. It's conceivable that the photo might be from the second family she married into, and I don't have any names there. I was only really trying to see if there were cliues in the uniform that I was missing. Thanks for the link, that definitely helps!

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World War One / Uniform of an Australian WWI Soldier - Family Photo
« on: Monday 17 August 20 14:08 BST (UK)  »
Hi all, early this year I digitised some old family photos that were lent to me and came originally from my late pop's collection. Among them was this photo and I would love to know more about the uniform. I think I can see the Australian rising sun badge and I am wondering if it is an artillery uniform or if there are other clues?

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