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The Common Room / Re: Is moving all over the UK common in the early 1800s?
« on: Friday 11 January 19 17:28 GMT (UK)  »
My apologies, in advance, for this - BUT are you basing ALL your knowledge of the family on this book on the History of the Ancient Ryedales?

Have you done your own research on this family?  And Cochrane or Riddel(l)?

I have done research of my own.  I know that Margaret Cochrane's family was in Dunbar for a couple of generations before she was born (I have births, marriages and deaths of her family).  The Cochrane's did however come from somewhere else in the late 1600s to early 1700s and settled in Dunbar.  I know that Margaret Cochrane and John Riddel did go to Canada with their son Archibald (I have all of his information from the time he settled in Canada...marriage, death, children's baptisms...) as I have the passenger entry transcript. 

Regarding John Riddel, I have nothing other than what information was published in the book and I don't even know how much of that was actually correct.  I cannot find a baptism or death for him.  I also have the possible marriage for him and Margaret in Portsea, but even that I wonder about because of the long distance from Dunbar (for Margaret) and Aberdeenshire (for John), hence this forum post.

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The Common Room / Re: Is moving all over the UK common in the early 1800s?
« on: Friday 11 January 19 12:43 GMT (UK)  »
Regarding "FindMyPast have an image of the marriage record, which might give more information than the transcript, but their link is not working at the moment." posted by MaecW, I have this image, but it doesn't give too much information. It's hard for me to say for certain that this Margaret Cochrane and John Riddel are mine.  The only way I am able to connect it is through an entry in the "History of the Ancient Ryedales, and Their Descendants in Normandy, Great Britain, Ireland, and America, from 860 To 1884" book.  In it it's mentioned that they were in Portsea at some point and moved to London.  However, this entry does have errors in it so I can't be sure how accurate it actually is.


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The Common Room / Re: Is moving all over the UK common in the early 1800s?
« on: Friday 11 January 19 12:31 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks for the responses everyone.  It certainly helps to see that it's not as strange as I thought it was for people to move around so much.

Interestingly enough, my Cochrane-Riddel ancestors moved with one son to Canada in 1836.  Apparently, after living in the Peterhead area, Margaret and John moved with their children to London where they had more children.  I am still scratching my head as to why the parents went to Canada with one child (Archibald) and left all the others in England (most of them minors...the oldest was born in 1817).  Strangely, I have not been able to find a trace of Margaret Cochrane and John Riddel after their passenger record in 1836.

Does anyone know of an online servants registry for the early 1800s?

Liisa

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The Common Room / Re: Canada - Where to look next?
« on: Friday 11 January 19 01:21 GMT (UK)  »
If you have any family living close to the cemetery, ask them to visit the office (in person, not just a phone call).  I have personal experience that visiting the office in person can provide more information than calling them over the phone or contacting them by email.  When I contacted a cemetery one of my ancestors is buried by email the only information I got was in their computer system, but when I went in person I was able to view the entry I wanted in their burial book and find out 3 pieces of information I was missing (the day he died, where he died and what country he was born in).  Once you have that information, look at newspapers online and try to find her death notice.  Just note that not all Canadian newspaper archives are available online.

If you don't have any family members who can visit the office in person, put out a query on this site and see if anyone can do it for you.

I hope this helps.


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The Common Room / Is moving all over the UK common in the early 1800s?
« on: Friday 11 January 19 00:53 GMT (UK)  »
I am curious as to how likely it would be for one of my ancestors (Margaret Cochrane b. 1786) who was born in Dunbar, East Lothian to move to Portsea, Hampshire in the early 1800s?  It seems like a very far distance to travel when most of my ancestors around that time pretty much stayed where there were or didn't move too far away.  I do know that Margaret Cochrane married John Riddel in 1816, and the only instance of a Cochrane marrying a Riddel occured in Portsea in 1816.  This is the only way I can potentially place Margaret Cochrane in Portsea. By 1819 they were in Aberdeenshire.  How common at this time was it to move around the UK as much as they seem to have?

Thanks,

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United States of America / James McMartin and Sophia Horton - help needed
« on: Monday 03 December 18 01:02 GMT (UK)  »
I'm looking for information on my 3xg-grandparents James McMartin and Sophia Horton. He was born about 1799 (I think in Ireland), was living in King (York County, Ontario, Canada) in 1852, and I think died before 1861. Sophia was born around 1810 in Ontario (according to the census).  The children that I know of are Elijah (married Matilda Wood), Denis, Isaac, Loretta, William, Sarah, Daniel and James (jr). It appears that several of his children moved to the USA (mainly to Michigan). I have not been able to find a death record for either James or his wife Sophia either in Canada or the US. This is all the information I have on him. Any information that can be provided (such as parents, marriage date, death date, immigration...) would be great.

I have also posted this in the Canada forum.

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Canada / James McMartin and Sophia Horton - help needed
« on: Monday 03 December 18 01:02 GMT (UK)  »
I'm looking for information on my 3xg-grandparents James McMartin and Sophia Horton. He was born about 1799 (I think in Ireland), was living in King (York County, Ontario, Canada) in 1852, and I think died before 1861. Sophia was born around 1810 in Ontario (according to the census).  The children that I know of are Elijah (married Matilda Wood), Denis, Isaac, Loretta, William, Sarah, Daniel and James (jr). It appears that several of his children moved to the USA (mainly to Michigan). I have not been able to find a death record for either James or his wife Sophia either in Canada or the US. This is all the information I have on him. Any information that can be provided (such as parents, marriage date, death date, immigration...) would be great.

I am also posting this in the USA forum.

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Yorkshire (West Riding) / Thomas BULMER - Hatfield, W. Yorkshire
« on: Sunday 02 December 18 21:29 GMT (UK)  »
I am looking for information on Thomas Bulmer.  According to his gravestone he was born on 10 Sep 1793 but I have not been able to find a record of his birth/baptism (I don't know where in England he was born or who his parents are).  Thomas just appeared in Hatfield sometime before his marriage.  He married Mary Bowling in 1816.  They had 6 children (Thomas, William, Henry, Ann, John and Elizabeth) born in Hatfield before they immigrated to Canada (where they had 2 more children: Mary and John).  Thomas Bulmer died in 1881 in Montreal, Quebec.

Any information on Thomas Bulmer (most interested in prior to his marriage) is greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

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Yorkshire (West Riding) / Re: BOWLING gravestones in St. Mary's Churchyard Kirk Bramwith
« on: Thursday 08 November 18 12:06 GMT (UK)  »
I contacted to Doncaster and District FHS and they indicated that they have not heard of issues for Canadians using their CDs so I ordered the monument inscription one that is relevant.  Now it's a wait and see  :)

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