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Banffshire / Geddes, Grant, Clark
« on: Thursday 23 June 22 10:50 BST (UK)  »
Hello all - I have a problem with 2 Alexander Geddes.  They may be 2 separate people or just 1. 
I have an Alexander Geddes married to a Margaret Grant in Deskford 6 Feb 1808.  Children were John 1808-1885, Alexander 1811-1899, James 1814-1866, Elizabeth 1816-1880, Mary Ann Innes 1818 and William 1829-1896.
I also have an Alexander Geddes married to a Margaret Clarke (1811-1884)  25 Nov 1841 Deskford.  Children Helen 1842-1913, George 1844-1871, Elspet - 1846, Isobel 1849, Catherine Macintosh 1852-1933 and Alexander 1854-1903.
People have the one Alexander having married both these Margarets.  I haven't been able to find a death for Margaret Grant between say 1829-1842 to try to prove this is the same Alexander.
If it is indeed the same Alexander, the one I have for these two women was born 1787 and died 1871.  Death cert says his wife was Margaret Clark.  Doesn't mention a first wife at all. His death cert also says his parents were James Geddes and ?? Iness.  However other trees have his parents as Peter Geddes and Ann Young.  I know death registrations are only as good as the knowledge of the person giving the details but this family really has me stumped. 
I have an 1851 census at Deskford - 3 Craibstone - which shows Alexander 63, Margaret 40, Helen 9, George 7, Elspet 5 and Isabella 2.  Craibstone is also the place Alexander who says his wife was Margaret Clark, died.  1861 census - Deskford - House on Craibstone shows Alexander 73, Margaret 50, Isabella 12, Catherine 9, Alexander 6.  I believe the 51 and 61 fits the Alexander I have dying in 1871 married to Margaret Clark. 
Can anyone throw any light on whether the one Alexander had two wives and two families or are they two separate families?
I do have another Alexander I had a query with but for the moment can't recall what it was. Be happy with any help with the above.  Thank you.
Anne

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Banffshire / Thomson, Stewart, Cowie, McIntosh
« on: Saturday 12 June 21 13:51 BST (UK)  »
Hello all, I am hoping someone may be able to help.  I have been searching these people for a while and recently bought a few certs but can't determine a person's birth. Her name is Ann Anne or Annie Stewart - supposedly born about 1865. Her two marriages and death certs state her parents as John Stewart and Jessie Thomson.  I have also purchased and found census for 1871 1881 1891 and 1901. As a 6 and 16 year old Annie is living with her grandparents William Thomson and Margaret Cowie. (1871 and 1881 census).  In the 1891 census she is still living with her grandparents, but this time has her 3 children living with them Margaret, John and James.  She is widowed from John McIntosh 1862-1887.  She married again in 1892 to James Cowie who died in 1927.  Annie died in 1961. William Thomson and Margaret Cowie married in Sep 1846. Margaret died in June 1902. Annie Cowie - granddaughter, notified of her death. I cannot find any children they had - so can't verify Jessie/Jane/Janet Thomson as theirs. I cannot find any marriage of John Stewart and Jessie Thomson.  I cannot find an Ann/e/ie Stewart Stuart born to a John Stewart and Jessie Thomson.  I would love to sort this out as I believe the John Stewart may be part of my Stewart line which may also help fill in some missing links.  Thanking in advance for any help you may be able to offer.

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Banffshire / John Stewart/Stuart and Christina Bakie/Baikie
« on: Monday 05 April 21 03:12 BST (UK)  »
Hello everyone
I have a James Stewart born about 1820 (died 1897) in my tree whose parents on his death cert are listed as John Stewart and Christina Baikie.  I cannot find any marriage between John and Christina and cannot find any births of children.  I realise death cert details are only as good as the person's knowledge giving the information - which was James' son, but I am hoping someone may be able to help as I am hoping maybe John may be a closer relation than presently being shown in my tree.  John's tee name is 'Loll'.  I can find 4 other people with 'Loll' tee names but no-one close to the dates I am looking at and no trees of any help either.
Hoping someone may be able to help.
Anne

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Moray (Elginshire) / John Stewart/Stuart and Christina Bakie/Baikie
« on: Monday 05 April 21 03:11 BST (UK)  »
Hello everyone
I have a James Stewart born about 1820 (died 1897) in my tree whose parents on his death cert are listed as John Stewart and Christina Baikie.  I cannot find any marriage between John and Christina and cannot find any births of children.  I realise death cert details are only as good as the person's knowledge giving the information - which was James' son, but I am hoping someone may be able to help as I am hoping maybe John may be a closer relation than presently being shown in my tree.  John's tee name is 'Loll'.  I can find 4 other people with 'Loll' tee names but no-one close to the dates I am looking at and no trees of any help either.
Hoping someone may be able to help.
Anne

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Scotland / McKinnon born Argyleshire died Lanarkshire
« on: Saturday 28 December 19 11:22 GMT (UK)  »
Hello, I am hoping someone may be able to help with my 3rd gr grandfather.  According to 1851 and 1861 census he was born in Morven, Argyleshire about 1820.  Lachlan McKinnon.  He married Elizabeth Howe on 19 March 1849 in Dunbartonshire.  Their daughter Elizabeth b 1854 is my 2nd gr grandmother.  I have found a death of Lachlan McKinnon 21 Dec 1865, Calton, Glasgow which says he was married to Elizabeth Howe.  It shows his parents as Hugh McKinnon and Mary.  No matter what I put into Scotlandspeople I can't find a Lachlan born to a Hugh and Mary between 1815 and 1825.  I believe I have also found Lachlan in an 1841 census which also gives his birth date approx. 1820.  The 1851 and 1861 census say Lachlan was a shoemaker.  His death in 1865 says he was a lamplighter.  If anyone can throw any light on this family I would be appreciative of your help.

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Moray (Elginshire) / Isabella Stuart nee Edward - Moray
« on: Monday 07 October 19 13:52 BST (UK)  »
Hello all
I have been searching Scotlandspeople trying to whittle down when my 4th gr grandmother Isabella Stuart nee Edward died.  She married John Stuart in Drainie on 21 Jun 1798.  His gravestone was erected by her and reads Isabella Edward and Stuart is spelt with a u.  Generations after used 'ew' so I have been using both to search. I have also been leaving out her first name in case it became Bella.   John died in 1848 - and his headstone said he was 70.  I have searched OPR's and Statutory Deaths from 1848 - 1890.  I believe I have her in an 1841 census aged 60 so rough birth age 1781.  I have been using birth year from about 1763 - 1783.  I have used the cemetary index at Kinnedar but there is no year for her burial - she appears to be buried with her husband under the headstone she erected in 1848 as it is the same grave number. I have checked Libindx and there is no luck there.  I have bought 3 certs - an 1864 aged 79, an 1858 aged 72 and an 1863 aged 81.  None are right.  In Stat Regs I have 4 possibilities 1858 aged 76, 1880 aged 1782, 1876 aged 97 and 1867 aged 95 - this one probably not right.  However the first 2 are Abernathy & Kincardine and last 2 Inverallan.  OPR's have nothing that fits.  I have searched Abernathy & Kincardine and am confused as to where that actually covers.  Inverallan looks like it is more up in the highland area.  Can anyone advise anywhere else I can search without having to buy more certs?  Some have her dying in 1864 with no record to back it up - and I haven't been successful in searching that year.
Thanks in advance
Anne Stewart (AlannaGrace)
(PS its late here so I hope I have given enough information for someone to point me in the right direction as I am about to turn off for the evening.  I believe they had Isobel in 1801, John (my 3rd gr grandfather) in 1802, William 1805, Janet 1807 and Anne in 1812)

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Place of birth for year 1784
« on: Saturday 08 June 19 07:00 BST (UK)  »
Hello - I have a Scotlandspeople death cert for 1855 for Knockbain.  It says the person has resided in Knockbain for 44 years - and was aged 71 at his time of death.  His birthplace is illegible.  Can anyone determine what it might be?  I cannot find his birth to his parents noted on his death cert, nor can I find his marriage to either of the two wives mentioned, nor the births of his two sons to the said two wives.  I believe I may have him in an 1851 census, but it doesn't seem to tally whatever this birth place is.  At the moment I would just like to see if anyone can tell me the birthplace.  Thank you in advance.

Anne

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Family History Beginners Board / Crocket/t and Young - Moray Scotland
« on: Sunday 21 October 18 11:46 BST (UK)  »
Until today I have had a William Crockett b 1805 d 1885 m to Margaret Ralph in my tree with parents William Crocket 1773-1806 and Janet Young 1770.  William died in the Stotfield disaster.  I haven't been able to trace Janet after she and her mother Margaret Young nee McQueen moved away.  However I have noticed a few people have the parents of William Crocket who married Margaret Ralph as James Crocket and Christina Young. I ordered the 1885 death cert of William and it notes James and Christina as parents. I note Web: Moray, Scotland, Local Heritage Index, 1632-2014 has a few notations saying William Crocket was born in 1807 married on 15 Oct 1826 Margaret Ralph and parents were James Crocket and Christina Young.  I haven't been able to find a marriage of James and Christina on Scotlandspeople, nor any births attributable to them.  Until today I had him as the borther of my 3rd gr grandmother Janet Crockett 1800-1889 m to John Stewart 1802-1878.  I have her death cert thru Scotlandspeople and it says her parents were William Crocket and Janet Young.  Any help to find James Crocket and Christina Young and where they fit would be welcome.  Thank you.
Anne

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Banffshire / Smith Murray and Sinclair confusion
« on: Wednesday 18 July 18 12:10 BST (UK)  »
Hello all, I wondered if anyone could help with a problem I have just discovered with my Ancestry tree.  I realised I had 2 George "Fling" Smith b 1790 d 1858 - so I merged them - I thought  Ancestry was having a hiccup and had put him in again instead of adding when I added a record.  Unfortunately it now shows him as having two wives and two families - basically at the same time - so I believe I am looking for another George Smith for one of the ladies.  One George married Margaret "Farmer" Murray 30 Sep 1809 - Rathven and the other married Ann Sinclair at Rathven 31 Aug 1811.  Yes - could be same person - except Margaret and George had children between 1810 and 1830 and Ann and George had children between 1812 and 1837, so I believe there must be another George Smith - oh joy!  Ann Sinclair is my 3rd gr grandmother - so I obviously want to make sure I have the right George.  I bought Scotlandspeople death for a George Smith d 17 Feb 1858 at Findochty.  It states George Smith was a Fisherman - married - no wife's name.  Says he was 67 and parents were William Smith (Peter) Fisherman decd and Ann Smith nee Smith.  I also have Ann Smith nee Sinclair's death cert in 1869.  Says she is the widow of George Smith and her parents were Alexander Sinclair, boat builder decd, and Isabella Sinclair nee Robertson deceased.
Can anyone help me sort these two families out?  Thank you in advance.
Anne

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