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Dumfriesshire / Gretna Old Church lookup for George Johnston 1751?
« on: Sunday 19 January 14 17:40 GMT (UK)  »
Hoping someone can help me out here.  I've got George Johnston m. Jean Little.  One of their sons is George Johnston bap: Jan 7, 1752.  His birth registration reads "Baptized George son to Jean Little Relict to George Johnston in Goldiesleigh".

So, now I'm on the hunt for the father, George Johnston of Goldiesleigh.

Can someone do MI lookup for me, I'm thinking Gretna Old Church, but perhaps there are others.

Any help or advice greatly appreciated!


Angus (Forfarshire) / MI Lookup-Easson-Kettins Parish? Completed, Thank you.
« on: Thursday 29 December 11 22:58 GMT (UK)  »
Hi All:

Can anyone help me out with this? I have James Easson d: April 1791, Coltward, Kettins.  Hoping to find an MI for him-to help me move backwards...

Any help greatly appreciated for James, and any other Eassons that may crop up!


Dumfriesshire / Harkness-Gretna/Kirkmichael/and area-Completed
« on: Monday 29 August 11 23:33 BST (UK)  »
Hi to the board-my first post but I'm stuck.

Researching husband's Johnston line-and the subsidiary Harkness line.  I have confirmed back to Thomas Johnston m Ann Harkness (b: 1749-d: 1833 Goldieslee, Graitney, Dumfriesshire).

There's a lot of info on the web which seems to say that this Ann is the daughter of George Harkness/Anne Currie of Tower of Sark. I was convinced and pretty happy with this as it was nice and neat and tidy, until I found this:
according to the memorial inscription in the Tower of Sark, "George's daughter Anne died 1807 and is buried with George and Anne in Tower of Sark."

Grenta old Church inscriptions have this:
"In memory of Mary Rickerby spouse of George Johnston Springfield who died 26th Oct 1798 aged 22 years.  Also Ann Harkness his mother who died at Goldieslee 20th Oct 1833 aged 84 years.  And Thomas Johnston his father who died there 1st Nov 1835 aged 88 years.  Also the above George Johnston who died the 17th of Dec aged 83 years."

So I'm sure that my Ann Harkness (M Thomas Johnston) and the Anne Harkness daughter of George and Anne Currie are in fact two different people.

Phew-that's background!

From the OPR  I have a birth for Ann Harkness 27/08/1749, In Kirkmichael, daughter of Thomas Harkness and Janet Kirkpatrick.

From there, I'm stumped....

Can anyone do memorial inscription lookup for me-Primarily for Thomas Harkness, father of Ann-and I'm presuming Kirkmichael?  Possibly Graitney or area?

Actually any Harkness inscription info at this point might just be helpful! 

Bright ideas anyone?  Helpful advice???  Thanks Barb

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