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Perthshire / Peter and Cathrine Mcgrigor of Little Dunkeld.
« on: Sunday 03 February 19 20:05 GMT (UK)  »
Three brothers, Donald (1781- ), John (1784- 1846) and Peter (about 1800- 1886) McGrigor, all settled in Oshawa and East Whitby, Ontario, Canada. John arrived with the military in 42nd Foot Battalion, fought in the war of 1812 and was the first to settle in Oshawa. His register of service says that he was born in Dunkeld and served "for Kinlock". At some point Donald arrived in Oshawa. Peter followed in about 1832. His testimonial is from Moulin Kirk which says that he "resided there since infancy." So, he was born elsewhere. The McGrigors named the roads around their settlement John, McGrigor and Atholl. The latter showing some connection with Blair Atholl. We have a birth record for a Donald in1781 and a John in 1783- our John's gravestone says 1784- children of Peter and Cathrine of Little Dunkeld. We would appreciate any help to confirm these parents or to tell us where to look next. Peter was my great, great grandfather. Thanks, Sue.

Armed Forces / John Wilkinson. 44th Regiment. about 1846.
« on: Sunday 08 April 18 22:11 BST (UK)  »
Captain John Wilkinson of HM 44th regiment was my husband's gt gt grandfather. His son, William has a biography in the archive of the Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia. William was born in Dublin on 28 June 1846, and educated at Castleknock College before going to Australia, aged 14. A history of the 44th by Thomas Carter (1864) states that the 44th returned to Dublin in April, 1845. They were stationed at The Barracks, Dublin. That ties in with William's birth! John is referred to as "Captain" on a marriage certificate in 1875. I have one note that states: John Wilkinson: serial number 3552, a private, was slightly wounded in 1856. This may or may not be our relative. John's wife was Margaret. Any help with verifying this would be appreciated. So far, I have been unable to document them in Dublin or John in the 44th. Thank you. Sue.

Armed Forces / Palestine Police.
« on: Wednesday 09 March 16 19:57 GMT (UK)  »
I am researching my uncle, Albert Cecil Hunt (1920-1995) who was in the Palestine Police until 1948. I would appreciate any help with this. I have the travel record of his return but that is all.

Thanks, Sue.

Glamorganshire / Hudgins family.
« on: Sunday 22 March 15 19:13 GMT (UK)  »
I am preparing a family tree for a friend but I have  been unable to find birth records for the Hudgins family in Glamorgan. There are several memoirs that give dates and locations but they are not sourced. Thomas Hudgins is said to have been born in or around Llandaff about 1620. He married an Elizabeth Morgan. Their son, Robert was born about 1660. He married Charlotte Lewis of Trellech. Four sons of Robert and Charlotte were William b.1702, Lewis, John and Robert and they all went to Virginia where they are well documented.

In the National Library of Wales, I found an indenture witnessed by Thomas Hudgins in 1659. This might be the man. Two wills from the Llandaff Probate Record are for Edward Hudgins probated in 1728 and John Hudgins in 1757.

This is enough evidence to place a Hudgins family in the area but I have no real evidence for Thomas or his son Robert.

I would appreciate any help.

Lancashire / Hudgins family.
« on: Sunday 15 March 15 15:29 GMT (UK)  »
I would appreciate any help. I am researching the family of Thomas Hudgins for a friend. There are several published memoirs that tell this family story but there is no proof of their life in Liverpool or Llandaff, Wales. Thomas Hudgins was born c.1660. He married an Elizabeth Morgan. They had 4 sons:William b.1702, John, Lewis b.1706, and Robert. The family ran a line of sailing ships out of Liverpool. Around 1743 they left Liverpool to settle in Virginia. Their life  is well documented in Virginia , and some of them  went to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The family had a connection with Llandaff, Wales. One story relates that Robert was sheriff of the area.

Any information on the Hudgins family would be appreciated.

Lancashire / Alice McGuirk
« on: Sunday 30 March 14 15:56 BST (UK)  »
 We are trying to trace the family of Alice McGuirk. She was born in Lancashire on or about 21 Sept. 1900 and died in Preston in 1987. She was married to Henry John Thompson in 1952. This may have been a second marriage. She was the second wife of Henry Thompson. She lived at 38 Elgin St. Preston. She may have had a connection with Clitheroe. So far we have been unable to track her family. We would very much appreciate any help or ideas. Thank you. Sue.

Perthshire / Isabella Ferguson of Moulin.
« on: Wednesday 27 March 13 20:14 GMT (UK)  »
 I would appreciate any information about this family. Isabella was the daughter of Adam Ferguson and Isabel Conacher. She was born in 1816 and was in Moulin in 1841. She went to Oshawa, Canada in about 1850 carrying a testimonial from Moulin Kirk. She married a John Forbes, tailor, also of Moulin, I think. Her sister was, almost certainly, Elspeth or Elizabeth who also married in Oshawa, to Peter McGregor of Moulin. I am seeking confirmation that these were sisters. Any help would be appreciated. Sue

Perthshire / McGregor births in Blair Atholl, Moulin, Perthshire
« on: Tuesday 26 March 13 23:18 GMT (UK)  »
We are finding birth records for Blair Atholl and Moulin difficult. Three brothers: Donald McGregor(1781-about 1875, John McGregor or McGrigor  (1784-1846) and Peter McGregor about 1802-1886. We cannot find a birth record for any of them. John, who went to Canada in the military,said he came from Blair Atholl. Peter, my gt gt grandfather had a testimonial from Moulin Kirk saying that he lived there in his infancy. Their first borns were called John and William. Any help would be very much appreciated. Thank you. Sue.

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