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The Common Room / Brickwall 4x Great Grandfather. Any advice?
« on: Thursday 08 October 20 17:08 BST (UK)  »
I really need help with a brick wall I have faced in my genealogy research for a long time. I cannot find parents for a 4th Great-Grandfather Peter Kennedy. I will add the information I do have on him and then if anyone can point me in a direction to possibly extend my research.

Birth.
Peter Kennedy was born around 1802 as on his Trinity House documentation is states that he went to sea at the age of 16 in 1818 and was employed in the Merchant Sea Service for 29 years.

Marriage & Children.
Peter Married Margaret Hunter on 27th August 1830 in Newton on Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland. They had 6 children (in order of birth) Margaret Caldwell Kennedy, John Kennedy, Adam Kennedy, Peter Kennedy, Elizabeth Jane Kennedy and Gilbert Kennedy. According to all childrenís birth certificates they were born in Newton on Ayr.

Death.
According to Trinity House documents Peter died on the 10th July 1847 from Typhus fever when he was transporting immigrants from Ireland to Quebec during the famine in Ireland.

What I think but I can't prove.
I believe that Peterís parents could have been named John Kennedy and Elizabeth based on the tradition in Scotland for naming children. As their first daughter and second son were named after Margaretís parents. I also believe that Peter may have had a brother named John as there is a name John Kennedy on the trinity house documents. How can I confirm who his parents were? I have a list of the ships he was on but I cannot decipher them due the handwriting.

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Ships and their Journeys
« on: Thursday 08 October 20 16:59 BST (UK)  »
Hello, i am in desperate need of help with reading any of this information.. It is a list of ships and their journeys. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Ayrshire / Peter Kennedy.
« on: Saturday 06 July 19 21:48 BST (UK)  »
I am researching my family tree and have reached a major brick wall. My 4th great grandfather Peter Kennedy. I cannot find any documentation for him apart from his marriage proclamation. All I know is that he married Margaret Hunter 27th August 1830 in Newton on Ayr and his occupation at the time was a Mariner. Peter and Margaret had 6 children between 1831 and 1844 - John, Margaret Caldwell, Adam, Peter, Elizabeth Jane and Gilbert. His last known occupation is documented on Gilbert's marriage certificate in 1866 at a Captain Merchant and Peter was deceased at this time.

I cannot find when/where he was born or died. I would really, really like to know where my family came from and this is my brickwall. If anyone has any information, ideas on how to get information it would be greatly appreciated.

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World War Two / In need of help finding information.
« on: Sunday 16 December 18 20:33 GMT (UK)  »
Hello. Im unsure if I should post this in WW1 OR WW2 but I could use some help.

My 2nd great uncle John McFarlane b.1893 and served in the 11th Battalion of Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders but I am unsure of dates. I have found a commonwealth grave and found out he died on 24th July 1944. His rank was Serjeant and his service number was 2970372.

Does anyone have any ideas on how I could possibly find other information on his military history? And if he served in WW1 aswell?

Im relatively new to researching my family history, so any advice would be great!

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World War One / Help finding information
« on: Sunday 16 December 18 20:30 GMT (UK)  »
Hello. Im unsure if I should post this in WW1 OR WW2 but I could use some help.

My 2nd great uncle John McFarlane b.1893 and served in the 11th Battalion of Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders but I am unsure of dates. I have found a commonwealth grave and found out he died on 24th July 1944. His rank was Serjeant and his service number was 2970372.

Does anyone have any ideas on how I could possibly find other information on his military history? And if he served in WW1 aswell?

Im relatively new to researching my family history, so any advice would be great!

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