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The Common Room / Re: Brickwall 4x Great Grandfather. Any advice?
« on: Friday 09 October 20 20:54 BST (UK)  »
I have managed to find a register ticket that states Peter's birth as 17th October 1802 in Ayr but I can't find anything on ScotlandsPeople. Does anyone know where I could possibly look for documentation ?

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The Common Room / Re: Brickwall 4x Great Grandfather. Any advice?
« on: Friday 09 October 20 08:25 BST (UK)  »
Have you already seen the petition for assistance submitted by his widow to Trinity House? Itís entered in the Calendar as ...

Book 59 - KENNEDY Margaret Hunter, 43, wid of Peter, of Newton on Ayr, 1848

If not, you can order a copy from the Society of Genealogists (London), from this link.
http://www.sog.org.uk/books-courses/books-publications/trinity-house-petitions
(They are only partially open at present, so it may take a while.)

Thank you, I have received the petition and this is where the ship information is from. The information unfortunately hasn't lead me to any new answers as the writing is so hard to decipher!

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The Common Room / Re: Brickwall 4x Great Grandfather. Any advice?
« on: Friday 09 October 20 08:24 BST (UK)  »
Where is he in 1841?
Is he on a Census, or at sea? (on the clip of ships the last date I can see there is 1822).
At least if he was at home, even if it just said he was born in 'Scotland', that's a start.

From the list of ships on the other post, it looks likely he WAS from Ayr - the first ship he was apprenticed on went from Ayr to Quebec.

I think he may have been at sea. I have found his wife and children on the 1841 census in Newton on Ayr. I cant find any records for a Peter Kennedy being born in Ayr around his time of birth on ScotlandsPeople.

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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 / Re: Peter Kennedy.
« on: Friday 22 November 19 17:47 GMT (UK)  »
You could make an educated guess that Peter and Margaret followed traditional naming patterns so his father would be John Kennedy
Her parents would be Adam and Margaret Caldwell

Maybe you can find their marriage
I'm also researching Kennedy's in Aryshire

DNA has helped me link to one family
I.ll see if there are any Caldwell matches among DNA sharers ..maybe your Peter is a cousin to my David b1805 old Cumnock

Hi, sorry for a late reply. I had a break in research. I have Peter Kennedy(parents unknown at the moment) married to Margaret Hunter (parents Adam Hunter and Margaret Cuthbert). They had a daughter called Margaret Caldwell Kennedy. Does any of this sound familiar to you? If so maybe we could exchange details? I have obtained some information on Peter Kennedy now.

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Ayrshire / Re: Peter Kennedy.
« on: Tuesday 09 July 19 22:01 BST (UK)  »
I have found Peter Kennedy in the British Mariners Petitions, Trinity House Calendar 1787-1854. It states that he died in 1848. It is confirmed by stating that Margaret is his widow. Does anyone know how I would find this documentation? It says that he is in book 59 but I have no idea how to look for it.

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Ayrshire / Re: Peter Kennedy.
« on: Saturday 06 July 19 23:24 BST (UK)  »
You did not say specifically that you had failed to find Peter in the census, so for the record and the benefit of anyone else disposed to help, Margaret was head of household in 1841, 1851 and 1861, and described as a widow in 1861.

So Peter must have died between 1851 and 1861. He might be in the 1851 census under shipping, and if he was a Captain in the Merchant Service there might be some records of him in the Lloyds Captains Register at the London Metropolitan Archive.

Another possibility might be to try the shipping intelligence sections of newspapers for arrivals and departures of ships at Ayr.

Thank you! I will look to see if I can find any of these records. I had no clue where to look for any possible information.

Thanks again.

I have found a Peter Kennedy in the Lloyds Captain Registers, doesn't give much information. It just says:

"Kennedy, Peter b. Ayrshire 1817 S42766 n.k Vol 9 1856,1860 -1868, 1870-1872. Vol 21 1874, 1877, 1879"

Do you know what that means??

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Ayrshire / Re: Peter Kennedy.
« on: Saturday 06 July 19 23:12 BST (UK)  »
You did not say specifically that you had failed to find Peter in the census, so for the record and the benefit of anyone else disposed to help, Margaret was head of household in 1841, 1851 and 1861, and described as a widow in 1861.

So Peter must have died between 1851 and 1861. He might be in the 1851 census under shipping, and if he was a Captain in the Merchant Service there might be some records of him in the Lloyds Captains Register at the London Metropolitan Archive.

Another possibility might be to try the shipping intelligence sections of newspapers for arrivals and departures of ships at Ayr.

Thank you! I will look to see if I can find any of these records. I had no clue where to look for any possible information.

Thanks again.

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