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Nairnshire / Re: Donald McKenzie & wife Eliz 1851 census Nairn
« on: Sunday 18 November 18 11:26 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks, Monica.  Just taking another look at this "brick wall".  The shipping register shows her parents  were Donald & Elizabeth.   I think they are the earliest record available, which has her parents named.

Yes, I have traced  Eliz Graham Taylor from 1841 census, through the 1851 census.  I have that in my notes.  The age for Graham is about right, as in other options that have been suggested by other descendants, but again, they are all possibilities.

Regarding the couple I found in Nairn, I wonder if a teacher was classed as a "Burgh officer"?


Nairnshire / Donald McKenzie & wife Eliz 1851 census Nairn
« on: Saturday 17 November 18 12:43 GMT (UK)  »
I am interested in hearing from anyone with information about Donald McKenzie aged 49 & born in Inverness, Invernessshire & a Chelsea pensioner/Burgh Officer who was living in Nairn-Royal Burgh; 4 McLean Court. His wife was Elizabeth and she was also 49 and was born in Nairn.  They were also in Nairn in the 1861 census.

Shipping records and BMD records of descendants record that the parents of my gggrandmother (Graham McBEAN nee McKenzie) were Donald & Elizabeth.  In one record her father's name was recorded as Miller McKenzie and he was a teacher.  I believe the Donald and Elizabeth in the 1851 & 1861 census records cited above, could be Graham's parents. 

Graham married Donald McBEAN and in 1851 they were in Hutchesontown, Gorbals. They emigrated to Australia in 1856. 

Judy in Australia

Roxburghshire / Re: Lanton Jedburgh Scottish Borders
« on: Sunday 14 October 18 12:09 BST (UK)  »
My GGGgrandfather's brother, Lancelot DOUGLAS, died in Lanton on 31 May 1860.  He was a widower and was 81 years old when he died.  He was formerly a tenant of Whitehouse Farm, Ancrum, according to 'The Southern Reporter' 7 June 1860, which reported his death. 



We live in Lanton Jedburgh and the village is trying to set up a history group. We are looking for anyone that can help identify who lived where and if anyone has any relevant pictures relating to the village.

We have census records back to 1801 and quite a lot of information that needs putting together. Can anyone out there help with our village quest?


Cornwall / Jacob FRANCIS
« on: Wednesday 04 January 12 11:00 GMT (UK)  »
I cannot find any further trace of Jacob FRANCIS (born 1837 in Lanivet to Isaac FRANCIS & Elizabeth ROACH) after the 1851 census.  By this time the family had moved to Padstow and Jacob was 13 and working as a cordwainer.  His older brother, Esau (my gggrandfather) and younger brother Isaac came (at different times) to Australia, but I haven't found Jacob here.  Can anyone help out? :)

Judy in Australia

Armagh / Re: HALL
« on: Saturday 04 June 11 12:35 BST (UK)  »
Hi Karen
I have been trying to chip away at this HALL brick wall which has frustrated me for 30 years.  I am certain there is a link between our lot, but where and how is the question.  GREERs were neighbours of the HALLs in Corlust, though there  were GREERs elsewhere. 

The 1901 and 1911 census records for Corlust show

Henry Hall, weaver
1. James Hall, weaver =1889 Charlotte Thompson dau of Jas THOMPSON, weaver; witness Geo McCart
*2. William Hall weaver, = Margaret Muldrew 1883; witness Henry Hall
3. Robert Hall, weaver - 1882 Mgt McCarthy of Ballyshielmore - dau of Sam McCarthy; witness Wm Hall

....*1911 census Wm HALL weaver 52 (the William above)
Violet HALL 27
Ellen HALL 19
Bella Lucinda HALL 15
John HALL 10

The Ellen HALL who was in Corlust is still a mystery.  Don't know who she was. 
Sorry, not much help.

Tyrone / Re: Alexander and Sarah Hall and their daughters
« on: Saturday 04 June 11 10:06 BST (UK)  »
John and Elizabeth HALL
No.   Sex   Name   Date of Birth   Place of Birth      
1   F   Elizabeth   chr 8 Oct 1820   Donaghmore Co. Tyrone             
2   F    Sarah (twin)   chr April 1823   Donaghmore Co. Tyrone             
2   F    Margaret (twin) chr April 1823 Donaghmore Co Tyrone.
3   F   Elizabeth   b 10 May 1828    Camus Co. Tyrone IRL            
4   M   John   b 9 Sept 1832    Camus, Co. Tyrone IRL   

My theory "educated guess" is that John jnr above may be my gggrandfather who married in Clare, Tandragee in Co Armagh in 1858, before he and his wife and children emigrated to Queensland, Australia in 1863. I do know my John was connected to the HALL family in Corlust, Co Armagh (Parish of Ballymore). There are so many HALLs I cannot link them altogether. I have hung onto this possibility for many years and would love one day to prove/diismiss the connection to this family from Donaghmore & Camus.
Can anyone help out?

Roxburghshire / Re: MIs for Hawick Cemeteries
« on: Monday 18 April 11 12:48 BST (UK)  »
I seem to have several conections with other researchers. The names that I am interested in are : WALDIE, MOSCRIP, CURRIE, HANDYSIDE, ROBSON, WHITE, HUGGAN, LAING. My line is descended from Thomas WALDIE chr. 1760 . Roxburgh and Helen (Nelly) Robson b. 1767. Morebatlle. My G. Grandfather was Thomas WALDIE b. 1824 lAND Steward at Mervinslaw & Harriet Currie B.1832 Maxton. My Grandfather was James WALDIE b. St. Boswells, 1854. and Mary Ellen SMITH B. 14th Oct. 1869 Ridsdale, N'land.
Willing to exchange information on my findings to date.


I' haven't worked on this line for a while.  My earlier research indicated I am descended from a younger brother of your James -  John Merton WALDIE.  John's daughter, Elisabeth married William GARDNER.  They were my gggrandparents.  Their son and his family emigrated to Australia in 1913.

These are the children I have for Thomas & Nelly
1.   Janet chr 1785 Roxburgh, ROX
2.   James chr 11 May 1788 Roxburgh, ROX
3.   Robert chr 12 June 1791 Roxburgh, ROX
4.   John chr 10 Nov 1793 Roxburgh, ROX,
5.   Thomas b 29 Sept 1798 Roxburgh, ROX
6.   James b 13 May 1800 The Fens, ROX marr
 Christian MOSCRIP (Children Jessie II (twin)
b 11 Feb 1821 Morebattle, ROX; chr 27 Dec 1822 St Boswells;  d abt June 1853 Halifax, Nova Scotia, CAN)(Jessie II marr Robert CONQUERGOOD who was b 27 April 1818 in Ormston, ROX:Children of Jessie II & Robert: Robert b 6 Nov 1839 Rox; Thomas b 27 June 1841 Hawick; d 7 Jan 1933 Lilyfield, Manitoba, CAN; Wm Lee b 25 April 1844/45 Rox; John b 27 Apr 1845 Rox; Richard b 22 Jun 1847 Rox; Ellen (Helen) b 15 July 1849 Cartwright, Fenelon, Ontario; Janet b 22 July 1851 Rox; James b 30 Apr 1853, Rox
7.   Margaret chr 28 Nov 1801 Roxburgh, ROX
8.   Nelly b 12 July 1804 Roxburgh, ROX
9.   *John  Martin b 23 Jan 1807 Roxburgh, ROX (farm steward, b 23 Jan 1807 Rox, ROX; d 2 Oct 1897 aged 96 at Howden, Jedburgh natural causes (old age, exhaustion) & cerebral haemorrhage) marr Elisabeth (Betty) WIGHT (b 9 June 1811 Maxton  to Wm WIGHT, farmer & Eliz RICHARDSON; d 8 March 1861 at Crailing of apoplexy at age of 50)  Children: Helen Robson b 1847 Crailing, d 1931 Melrose, marr James SCOTT (Children: 1. William Waldie b 1880 Bedrule, after 1891 Rox, ROX 2. John Martin Waldie b 1888 Rox, ROX
11.   Mary b 20 Dec 1810 Roxburgh, ROX

This may change when I relook at it and check out the resources available since I last worked on it.

Armagh / Re: HALL
« on: Friday 14 May 10 08:47 BST (UK)  »
Thanks, I have her death certificate. 

Are you connected to the family?

Inverness / Re: McBEAN;
« on: Wednesday 03 March 10 12:57 GMT (UK)  »

It seems we have a connection here - your Wm and my Donald seem to be brothers.  The names and dates seem to match.  I have not been able to trace back an further than Wm & Catherine.  Another descendant from Donald's line has concentrated on trying to trace the family of Donald's wife, Graham McKENZIE, which is also proving to be difficult. 

Donald's daughter, Graham McKenzie McBEAN married Samuel DAVIDSON and they moved to Victoria  to live about 1900.

Graham McKenzie (Ellen) DAVIDSON
d  5 June 1947 aged 83 at 3 Stanley St  Richmond, Victoria, AUS of cerebral haemorrhage & arteriosclerosis
buried Boroondara Cemetery, Kew, Vic;  Witnesses G GALBRAITH & S MITCHELL;  bur 6 June 1947 in C of E section C with husband & son Wm Jas D DAVIDSON
Spouse Samuel DAVIDSON b in Berwick, near Dandenong, in 1863 to Thomas DAVIDSON & Sarah DONNELLY ;d at Richmond, Vic reg no 15717; bur 30 Oct 1926 with wife & son

Children of Graham McKenzie McBEAN  & Samuel DAVIDSON:
1.   William James Donald (James)(Jim) DAVIDSON
b 23 Jan 1892  ?Ipswich ?Morven (ref 92/002305)
d  16 Sep 1961 at intersection of Nepean Highway and Chadwell Grove at Chelsea aged 70 (reg no 21396 Vic); struck by a car inquest on 14 Nov 1961; father a paint store manager; 60 yrs in Vic
living at 3 York St Bonbeach
bur  19 Sep 1961 in Boroondara Cemetery, Kew, Vic in C of E section C with parents
      marr at 25 yrs of age in Melbourne Vic
Spouse Irene Pearl HUGHES
2.   Lilias May Adams (May) DAVIDSON
b 11 April 1894
marr  1932  ref 2134  VIC  Norman WADSWORTH

3.   Samuel Graham DAVIDSON (Sam)
b 4 May 1896 Ipswich       1896/001994
marr  Ivy May BRENNAN
4.   Elsie Sarah Graham DAVIDSON
b 20 March 1898 Ipswich   
marr 1924
Spouse  William Walter HEBDEN

5.   John Richmond DAVIDSON (Jack )
b  27 March 1903 at 96 Balmain St, Richmond ); father a dealer at Berwick 
d 29 Oct 1977   Vic  at St Melbourne living at 294 Church St Richmond; aged 74   certified by Olive DAVIDSON, 294 Church St, Richmond, wife
bur  2nd Nov 1977; cremated at Fawkner Crematorium
marr 1       Doris Lily ROBERTS dau of Walter DAVIE & Eliz WALKER; d 1957  No 1624
marr 2   at East Melbourne VIC   Olive Ruby HARRIS
You don't by any chance have family photos or records with mention of these people do you, which would perhaps indicate a connection?

Good luck

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