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Scotland / Help with reading 2 doc please
« on: Friday 02 February 18 00:03 GMT (UK)  »
Hello People -
I'm hoping someone can read these 2 docs -
One is a marriage record, the other a baptism -
Also, can someone advise as to which county I'd be looking for
The docs have come from Scotlands People
Many thanks in advance
(FA) Charmaine

The marriage record is for John EDIE and Margaret MEIKLEJOHN -

At the very top of the Marriage doc is written:
05/05/1716 EDIE, JOHN (Old Parish Registers Marriages 374/ 10 228 Logie) Page 228 of 294 - and the usual copyright details
The baptism record is for Margaret EDIE -

At the very top of the Birth doc is written:
11/11/1722 EDIE, MARGARET (Old Parish Registers Births 374/ 10 116 Logie) Page 116 of 294 - and the usual copyright details

Norfolk / Re: Griffin LAWS Sarah HEARN
« on: Saturday 19 August 17 04:58 BST (UK)  »
Hoping I'm not throwing a spanner in the works, but I'm also researching HEARNE (variant spellings) in Norfolk. 

From census info, I am concentrating on North Repps (red herring, I think), Southrepps (looking promising, actually), and Thorpe Market.  I believe they are about 20 miles from Heigham.  There are plenty of HERN/HURN/HEARN/etc., in the area.


Hello sdbadger ! 

How did you go with your searching re HEARNE ? I'm wondering if my Sarah HEARN relates to your HEARNE family ?? It isn't a really common name, and to see it in the same county, and possible same areas, is a bit of coincidence, don't you think ?

We don't have much on Sarah except the record of her marriage and the births of her children, and her death - No baptism, no parents - so far - Unless someone out already has the info and hasn't bothered passing it on to other LAWS/HEARN researchers

I have recently done an Ancestry DNA test - I'm hoping others researching similar surnames have also participated and have their results on the site

Cheers   :)

Norfolk / Re: Griffin LAWS Sarah HEARN
« on: Sunday 02 April 17 06:02 BST (UK)  »
I have probably come much too late to this, but St Bartholomews Heigham where Griffin Laws married is a parish just on the western side of Norwich.  Griffin's birth can be found in Little Dunham, Norfolk, where he appears baptised on 24/7/1773 as Greffen, the illegitimate son of Greffen (Griffin) Hoy and Mary Lors (Lawes).

Grey Jet

Hello Grey Jet ! Well well well - That's brilliant ! Thank you ! I wonder if it's himself ?? I guess I'll have to strain my eyes again with those transcripts lol -
Many thanks Grey Jet - I'll get onto that asap  :)

Donegal / Re: O'Donnell in Donegal
« on: Tuesday 26 January 16 01:19 GMT (UK)  »

I know his was posted some years ago. I am however a descendent of George and Sarah Clendinning living in Australia. Im contactable at *

Hello    Tbullivant1 -

What line are you from ? - If you've read the other posts on this thread, you'll see I was given some good info to go on - and from that I've since found the marriage of Sarah's parents - Matthew O'DONNELL and Elizabeth PAINE - 02 Sep 1798 at Parish/district of Drumhome Donegal - Mathew's address is given as: Aghdorey, denomination as Church of Ireland - Elizabeth's address not given, and denomination is also CofI - Matthew's father is given as John O'DONNELL and Elizabeth's father as William PAINE - I have also found Sarah's baptism record - 18 March 1809 at Drumhome Donegal Church of Ireland - with both parents listed - unfortunately no actual birth date - Her sister Mary's baptism was in 1805 and Prudence in 1811 - But I've still not found a marriage for Sarah O'DONNELL and George CLENDINNING - I may have found a burial for Elizabeth PAINE O'DONNELL - July 1860 at Templecarne Donegal

My line is from James CLENDINNING the 3rd son of George & Sarah -

Ireland / Re: Aghdorey as Address on Marriage Record
« on: Friday 05 September 14 09:57 BST (UK)  »
See here for location of Aghadowey, Donegal townland.

You can use this site to find townlands and parishes in Ireland-

aghadowey  ;D (the Co. Londonderry one)

Hahahaha aghadowey !

I tried google maps but I didn't put an 'a' after the 'h' - so no results for me -  ::)

Thank you for that link to the Townland database , I need ALL the help I can get !

Many thanks  :)

Ireland / Re: Aghdorey as Address on Marriage Record
« on: Friday 05 September 14 09:51 BST (UK)  »
   There is a townland of Aghadowey in the parish of Drumhome in Co. Donegal. It is in the district of Donegal town.


Ah! Those Irish town/villiage/townland names are so confusing ! Thanks so much

Cork / Re: Birth Look-Up - Elizabeth O'DONNELL / FITZELL c1849, Cork
« on: Friday 05 September 14 06:09 BST (UK)  »
Wondering how you got on with your FITZELL research ?
My children's father's mother's line were FITZELL from Tarbet Kerry (came to Australia in the 1883) - The FITZELLs were part of the Palatine immigrations from Germany in the 1700s, sent to England and then to Ireland, the Colonies and the US - You can find loads of info on the Palatine Immigrations on the internet
Hope that is of some help

Kind Regards
FA (Charmaine)

Ireland / Aghdorey as Address on Marriage Record
« on: Friday 05 September 14 05:55 BST (UK)  »
I'm hoping someone can help me with an address given on a marriage record:
Dated: 02 Sep 1798 - Parish/District: Drumhome - County: Donegal
Address (for the Groom): Aghdorey - no address given for the bride
Denomination: Church of Ireland for both

Does anyone recognise Aghdorey ? Was it a village in Donegal?
I've tried googling - Closest I've found is: Aghdowey in Derry/Londonderry -

The surnames on this record are; Groom: O'DONNELL & Bride: PAINE

Any help would be greatly appreciated

FA (Charmaine)

United States of America / How do people 'do' US research?
« on: Saturday 23 November 13 23:54 GMT (UK)  »
I have some Scottish relatives that went (circa early 1900s) firstly to Canada then onto the US - I have found one family in the; 1920, 1930 and 1940 US census living in San Diego - There were several children, some born in Scotland and the rest in Canada - What I'd like to know is; how do I find out deaths, marriages etc of this family in the US? Are there Births, deaths and marriages databases to search for the US?  ???

Many thanks and please excuse my ignorance on this matter  :-[


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