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Selkirkshire / Re: Robert Beveridge Currie
« on: Friday 27 November 15 17:06 GMT (UK)  »
For completion, Robert Beveridge Currie, details in initial post, died in Dunedin N.Z. in 1917 @age of 29. It notes a marriage to Isabella Hart in Edinburgh, and that he was in NZ for 1 yr. only. No other details of wife, informant was the Undertaker. Presume he was  on his own.
Death Heart attack due to heart degeneration.

Monaghan / Re: Andrew MOORE born Monaghan 1847
« on: Wednesday 08 October 14 21:06 BST (UK)  »
I have the same Moore/Muir family with a link to the name Foster.
My GGrandfather married a Maria Moore/Muir around 1858-60 in Monaghan accoring to the birth cerificate of their son. The Parish was pretty elegible on the certificate but began with Drum... it looks like the Monaghan Parish of Drumsnat is the most likely match. Maria and her husband moved to Scotland very soon after the marriage. The family story was that it was a Catholic/Protestant marriage and the couple eloped (or escaped?). Their second son my grandfather was given the name Foster (a very un-catholic name at that time), and as yet I haven't found the source of the name. Maria's parets were William Muir and Sarah Brown. You will note that the Family name is alternately recorded Moore or Muir.
During my search for a 'Foster' I did find a Foster Muir in Coatbridge, Scotland who also hailed from Monaghan of similar ages with Maria, and who by coincidence? recorded his parents as Archibald Muir & Sarah Brown... Brother, Step Brother, Cousin..., or simply coincidence. They all lived and died in Coatbridge, and at times living very close to one another, but as yet I have definite links

Selkirkshire / Re: Robert Beveridge Currie
« on: Monday 23 January 12 20:07 GMT (UK)  »
Robert B Currie found on 1911 Census age 23, at Seton House, Galashiels, with parents Mary & Andrew and sister Ethel May. However still no further indications of either marriage or death, nor any record on CWGC, war dead site.
Immigration remains a possibility but no obvious records on Ancestry Immigration records that use the Beveridge middle name.


Selkirkshire / Re: Robert Beveridge Currie
« on: Monday 12 October 09 15:06 BST (UK)  »
Hi Ev
Thanks for a quick reply.
No, his parents died in Galasheils, and I've found marriages for most of his siblings. His father and Uncle George Hardie Currie(m. another Squair sister) appear to have had interests in the Woolen industry.
At least one of his siblings (Andrew, Agnes & William) died in Edinburgh.  Robert is the only one not found.

Apologies I didn't sign original posting, Philip Rourke is my GGF,  and are my father's forenames


Selkirkshire / Robert Beveridge Currie
« on: Monday 12 October 09 12:13 BST (UK)  »
of Seton House, Galashiels, born 1888 to Andrew L Currie & Mary Squair.
Cannot find Robert's Marriage or Death certificates in Scotland, possibly he dropped the Beveridge name, but don't think that's likely. Likely he may have emigrated. Robert was descended from Curries of Howford, and great nephew to John Lang Currie the Australian Pastoralist and Pioneer, so Australia as well as the US are possibilities
I don't discount WW1, but no obvious connections on CWG site.
Is there anyone researching the Currie family who can assist.

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