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Kirkcudbrightshire / Re: willilam douglas shennan
« on: Sunday 16 August 20 13:12 BST (UK)  »
Hi Forfarian,

I am learning so much about Scotland wish I could go there but not likely for a while I would think with the current pandemic.

Thank you for the information.

Family History Beginners Board / Re: jessie mary struthers
« on: Sunday 16 August 20 12:38 BST (UK)  »
Dear Ambly,

Thank you! I am a bit sporadic in my research.
I find something then get all enthusiastic then get confused about who is who and then end up going in a circle and get frustrated and give up and then start again.
A bit like knitting for me:)
My Grandmother mentioned the Cross family so that is definitely a connection.
I have some hand written notes from my Grandma I will try and find and if any new information will add to the thread.

Thank you for all your help.

Kirkcudbrightshire / Re: willilam douglas shennan
« on: Sunday 16 August 20 11:25 BST (UK)  »
Hi Rodeo,

I remember Jessie Shennan who is my Grandmother (William Douglas Shennan's daughter) telling me stories about the the family and connection to the Yann family so its a mystery for me that it goes cold. Ruby his second wife may not have known, but the doctor Redvers Shute who certified the certificate was a longtime family doctor to several family members. I wish I had taken notes as child.

Thanks for your time.

Kirkcudbrightshire / Re: willilam douglas shennan
« on: Friday 24 January 20 11:32 GMT (UK)  »
William Douglas Shennan was my GGrandfather.

His daughter Jessie my Grandmother would tell me stories about the Scottish family history and she said that his mother was a Mary Yann/Yaan but I cannot seem to find her.

Mary Yann is written on his death notification so it is a bit of a puzzle to me, as there seems to be quite a few entries with a different surname for Mary.

Wondering if anyone has any clues to the surname Yann?

I believe it had some connection with the Netherlands.

Thank you.

Family History Beginners Board / Re: jessie mary struthers
« on: Friday 24 January 20 11:15 GMT (UK)  »
AMBLY has done a great job at researching and much of what is here is correct as far as I know from what my Grandmother told me. My GGrandmother was Jessie Mary Struthers and she sailed to Australia to follow her sweetheart William Douglas Shennan.
They were married in Balmain.
They had 4 children, 3 boys William, David and Robert and 1 girl called Jessie who is my Grandmother.
I am not sure when but they did end up living in Victoria for a while but eventually came back to Sydney.
Can I please just clarify the names of Jessie Mary Struthers parents?
Is that John Shennan and Mary Cross?

Thank you for your help.


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