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Somerset Lookup Requests / Re: Annie Taylor & Joseph Denning
« on: Thursday 07 January 21 20:18 GMT (UK)  »
It's many years later and thanks to your help in the past I think I am closer to understanding who is who.

Annie Denning nee Taylor who married Joseph Denning was the daughter of Lucy Sherman. This explains why Annie was living with the Sherman family in the 1861 censuses.

 Although her father is listed on her baptism as Job Taylor and Lucy did marry Job Taylor I suspect that she is illegitimate as Job Taylor was transported for theft to Australia in 1837 (and Annie was born in 1839 to 1840). His departure left Lucy in tricky financial circumstances and she gave birth to Annie in Thornbury poorhouse. Job however was released in Australia after serving 6 years - remarried, had lots of children and lived to a ripe age in New South Wales. Job's parents were Job and Annie Taylor hence the confusion of names. They had a granddaughter Mary Ann Taylor who was living with them which is not Annie.

If anyone is good at tracing back the Shermansin Almondsbury/Gloucestershire this would be much appreciated. Lucy had a brother William 1807 (who Annie is living with in 1861) and maybe a sister Ann 1827 and I think her parents are Nathaniel Sherman 1768 and Hannah Beyham 1782 but I'm not certain of these as we are back to tricky times before the census

Fife / Re: Scoonie/Leven Marriage Look Up Please
« on: Thursday 25 July 19 08:26 BST (UK)  »
I don't know if you have this but it may help others too...

"TRAILL, GRACE: res Auchtermuchty, v Alexander Peddie, weaver there; female, 3Aug 1848;
4/26; P 132 (97)"


Thank you Annie, I did find this yesterday. I wonder how I can find out any further details of the case. She also had a daughter Janet Brown presumably by a Mr Brown of Auchtermuchty

Fife / Re: Auchtermuchty Fife- Weavers
« on: Wednesday 24 July 19 20:43 BST (UK)  »
Alexander Peddie was born in 1811 in Auchtermuchy. He appeared in a court case whereby Grace Traill was given aid to persue a case against him for maintenance of her/his daughter Williamina Peddie who was born in Auchtermuchy on 3rd August 1848. They lived in Burnside. He also had a child Jean Peddie in 1845 (I do not know her mother). He then seems to have settled down with a lady called Janet and had another 6 children with her.

Fife / Re: Auchtermuchty Fife- Weavers
« on: Wednesday 24 July 19 18:45 BST (UK)  »
No, but I would like to know more about Alexander Peddie a weaver of Auchtermuchty if anyone has any information

Fife / Re: Scoonie/Leven Marriage Look Up Please
« on: Wednesday 24 July 19 18:11 BST (UK)  »
"TRAIL lassies and read about Grace TRAILL, who was residing at Auchtermuchty taking action against an Alexander PEDDIE. She had an illegitimate baby girl born 3rd August, 1848"

I am very interested in this Grace Traill if anyone has any further information about her or Alexander Peddie. The baby girl was Williamina Peddie. I have been struggling with finding more about her and googling "Grace Trail Auchtermuchty" took me to this thread. What sort of action could she take against him in 1848?

Fife / Re: George Urquhart's Look up/help needed
« on: Friday 02 March 18 19:24 GMT (UK)  »
I've found her! I'd been looking at the ships departure list for Adelaide by mistake - she got off at Melbourne. She is travelling on the ship Orama as J. Marshall with her children (all Urquharts) departing on March 1928. Interestingly she is the only Marshall aboard. I think she left her husband behind, or maybe he died? I'm so glad she went with the children! I've also found her memorial plaque in Falkner Cemetery, Melbourne. She died 25/03/1941 aged 61 as Jessie Wilson Marshall. Interestingly none of the relatives knew she had remarried, so no one knew she was there! Thank you so much for your help with this.
There are a few Robertsons onboard the ship too. I don't know if that is co-incidence or whether they are related to the ones she was living with in Edinburgh. They are
Robertson   A   born1864   
Robertson   A   born1912   
Robertson   A R born1876   
Robertson   I   born 1914
I found a newspaper advert The Scotsman - Saturday 04 February 1928 where she is selling 36 Rodney Street - second floor. It says Mrs Marshall - no mention of Mr Marshall - with possession for 1st March. This must have been when they left to travel down for the ship departure on 3rd March!

Fife / Re: George Urquhart's Look up/help needed
« on: Tuesday 27 February 18 22:08 GMT (UK)  »
The Robertsons at 36 Rodney street is fascinating too. They must be some sort of distant relative I think.

Looking at street view on Google it looks like this address comes with a shop underneath. Is there any way of find out what sort of shop it would be at the time?
I found that when Jessies children went to Australia in 1928; Their address given on the passenger lists was 36 Rodney Street, Edinburgh. Robert (20) and his sister M.W (22) were listed as shop keepers as profession. No profession for WJ (14) (too young). I had been confused by this as the family were from Dunfermline originally.

Imagine her waving her 3 children off on a ship knowing you wouldn't see them again. Is there any sign of a death record for Jessie in Scotland?

Fife / Re: George Urquhart's Look up/help needed
« on: Tuesday 27 February 18 21:50 GMT (UK)  »
Gosh, thank you so much for that. Her maiden name was Jessie Wilson Penman so that explains that name. She married George Urquhart thus Jessie Urquhart. The Ellis is a shocker! Does that mean she remarried twice?

Fife / Re: George Urquhart's Look up/help needed
« on: Monday 02 October 17 20:12 BST (UK)  »
Thank you so much for this. It hadn't occurred to me that she remarried. She still doesn't seem to be on the ship to Australia, so presumably the children went on their own - Wilhemina was only 14. I can't imagine how that must have been for the family.
Can anyone find Jessie's death in Edinburgh - presumably as Jessie Marshall.

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