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Northumberland / Poppelwell
« on: Thursday 28 October 21 17:08 BST (UK)  »
In trying to expand my late wife's birth family tree, I have found a Margaret Jane Ochiltree Sharp who married a Leonard Poppelwell in about the early 1890's.
I am not sure about the spellings of either OCHILTREE or POPPELWELL ,and Sharp may have an "E" in the end.  I think births were registered in Tynemouth
Her mother was also baptised Margaret Jane Ochiltree, but cannot find trace of parents and she is in the 1871 census with Ochiltre family as a niece.
Any hints or pointers to where to look would be appreciated


Renfrewshire / BLACK born Greenock
« on: Thursday 01 July 21 18:05 BST (UK)  »
One of my ancestors, I believe was born in Greenock, in what then was Renfrewshire on 15 September 1842 , the son of John Black and Elizabeth Thompson.
I think I have hime emigrating to America in early 1890's as he appears to get married to ANN P GOODACRE in Sep 1892 in Washington DC.
I have them on the 1900 and 1910 US Census with one son born in Scotland to a first wife and five children to Annie.
Can anyone point me in the direction of any of these children after 1918, when John dies again in Washington DC?  I have looked on FindMyPast only, as I have the subscription.
There may be a number of chidlren of at least one of his sons, a George W Black born about 1903, who married, I think, Agnes Hopkins, born in North Carolina about 1900/1901
Any assistance would be gratefully received

Warwickshire / BLACKs in Stratford on Avon
« on: Thursday 06 May 21 17:44 BST (UK)  »
I am looking for descendants of Arthur James BLACK 1925 to 2003 and his wife Josephine E Ward 1928 to 2017, in the Stratford upon Avon Area, and Warwickshire.
He, I think is the son of Adam Sanderson Black 1891 to 1956  and Beatrice Moreton 1892 to ?
and he in turn is the son of James Black born in Dolphinton in Scotland in 1865 and married to Grace Somerville Sanderson, 1863 to 1957, who they were married at Kirkurd, in Peeblesshire on 20 July 1888.
The link on my tree appears to be through Grace Somerville Sanderson, whose father was Adam Sanderson, the son of David Sanderson (1795 to 1866) and Jean or Jane Black (1795 to 1876)
Jean / Jane being the sister of my 2x great grandfather, John Black 1803 to 1887 and his wife Elizabeth Thomson (1817 to 1879)

regards  Squirejay

Berwickshire / Ramsay Dickson
« on: Tuesday 13 April 21 13:59 BST (UK)  »
has anyone any information about a RAMSAY DICKSON, born in 1872 in Dalkeith and in the Army from 1897, South Africa from 1899 till 1903, but where did he go after that?
He is related through his grandmother to the WIGHTMAN family , and ultimately to the Hopper family mainly in the Greenlaw area
his mother was Elizabeth Wightman Dickson, who married, in 1876, to a Daniel Pettie McLaren, after Ramsay was born in 1872.
I think Ramsay has a sister, living at Edinburgh Road in Dalkeith in 1909, i.e. when he was finally discharged from the Army Reserve.

Regards  Squirejay

Montgomeryshire / CRANSTON family
« on: Thursday 11 March 21 14:52 GMT (UK)  »
I am looking for some information concerning the family of John Cranston, b 5 Dec 1858 in Hawick. the illegitimate son of Margaret Cranston (1839- ?).
I have John on the 1861, 1871 & 1881 census in Hawick, until he gets married in Welshpool, he was a Tweed Finisher in the woollen industry, in Montgomeryshire on 11 Dec 1886, to Isabella Parry, the daughter of Pryce Parry, born 23 Jun 1861.
They had 4 children, sadly the first died soon after birth but two daughters, Alice Eva, b c1890 in Welshpool, Walter Pryce born 11 Aug 1891 and died in Huddersfield in May 1954, and Rose Ethel born 30 Aug 1893 in Welshpool and again dies in Huddersfield on 3 March 1967.
I have them in all the censuses 1891 to 1911, in Montgomeryshire.
Did John Cranston and Isabella Cranston, nee Parry, move, also to Huddersfield, another woollen town, and died in Huddersfield?
John Cranston is son of Margaret, who subsequently married a William Leithead, and one of their sons, William Walter Leithead married my Great Aunt.
Where did they disappear to?

Midlothian / LAMONT Family
« on: Thursday 28 January 21 18:33 GMT (UK)  »
Can anyone help give me information concerning the children of John Lamont, b 1847 in Edinburgh and Sydney Scott, born 27 mar 1853 at Ladykirk in Berwickshire, who died in Dollar, Clackmannanshire on 29 Jan 1940.
They had three daughters, as far as I can establish, Mary Robson LAMONT b at Ladykirk on 18 Jan 1872, Helen Waldie] LAMONT, b 21 Feb 1876 in Edinburgh as was Alexandria Lamont on 14th Jan 1878, but who died from Scarlet Fever on 30 Jul 1881 in Penicuik. No trace after the 1881 census till the death of Sydney in 1940.
ROBSON and WALDIE are both family names, being Maternal and Paternal Grandmother's maiden names.
Any guidance on whererto look would be appreciated

Midlothian / LEITHEAD James
« on: Friday 20 November 20 16:21 GMT (UK)  »
Born at Melrose in 1830's between 1834 and 1838, a Joiner, married a Janet Aitkin (?) in Hawick in 1860, had 5 children and was on 1871 census at Sunnybank Place near Meadowbank. Died in 1872, in Royal infirmary, Edinburgh of a Compound fracture of the Skull and rupture of Liver. on the Correction it states that he was Knocked down by a Passenger Train!!
I would have thought there may have been more details in the Newspapers, but cannot find any. Can anyone point me in the right direction, please?
Possible Inquest? or report?


Midlothian / MORRISON 1852
« on: Tuesday 20 October 20 12:01 BST (UK)  »
Can anyone help in finding John Napier Middlemas MORRISON, born 1852 in Edinburgh , married to Margaret Palmer 15 Nov 1877 and their son John Napier Morrison, born 20 May 1880 in Edinburgh?

I have a death of a John Napier Morrison, Old Age Pensioner in 1921 in Australia, could this be the father John ?  but no trace of son on Census 1881 or 1891.
Unknown when, or if , they emigrated


Midlothian / LYNCH John
« on: Thursday 18 June 20 15:06 BST (UK)  »
I am looking for the offspring and grandchildren of a Henrietta Lynch the daughter of John Lynch and Janet Hamilton, who were married in Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire in 1860
Henrietta birth was registered in 1862 in Carluke. she married Hugh Black in 1887 and I think they has at least 5 children including a Janet Hamilton Black, 1897 and Elizabeth Thomson Black 1895.

Hugh has a son, and was a widower when this marriage took place and I think Hugh is one of several brothers to my Great Grand father, William Black, 1845 - 1905.

any information much appreciated

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