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Buteshire / Re: The Carrick Family
« on: Wednesday 17 July 19 00:18 BST (UK)  »
Clutching at straws and going old school. I decided to have a look at some of the old forums and came across the series of messages that you posted relating to the Carrick family.
I need to hold my hands up and admit that I may or may not have Carrick connections, but DNA testing suggests it is a very strong possibility with more links to Carrick lines than I have to confirmed lines on my tree.
The reason I'm messaging you is because my 2nd great grandfather is a Hugh Ward who was born in Scotland in the mid 1820s, married Ann Duff in Stirling in 1850 and moved to Manchester the following year.
There is no trace of him in any records prior to his marriage so I drew a blank.
In census returns in 1861 and 1871 he has a Thomas Nugent then a Nathaniel Nugent staying with him who are brothers and are described as being brother in law to Hugh Ward.
The Nugent brothers parents were John Nugent and Elizabeth Carrick with Elizabeth born  in 1803 being the daughter of William Carrick and Mary Martin who lived in Balfron.
The large number of DNA matches I have to the Carrick's as all seem to be with descendants of this couple.
I see that you have Balfron connections with your Carrick's and also Rothesay interests.
Nathaniel Nugent when he returned to Scotland and married lived in Rothesay.
I don't know if you may have come across any of these names in your research but keeping fingers crossed.
The presumption is that Hugh Ward is the son of Elizabeth or one of her siblings or possibly but less likely a Carrick cousin.

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