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Canada / Re: JAMES GILCHRIST - SAINT JOHN, NEW BRUNSWICK
« on: Monday 04 October 10 17:15 BST (UK)  »
Hi China,

Thanks so much for all the trouble you've taken to check out my James Gilchrist. Unfortunately, he's not amongst them. I think I might have to accept defeat regarding his birth certificate. His parents were back in Scotland in 1850 and they appear on the 1851 Scottish census. James Senior was discharged from the army in 1850. Appears the army life & the cold climate of North America were too much for him.

Warnest wishes,

Francesanne.

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Canada / Re: JAMES GILCHRIST - SAINT JOHN, NEW BRUNSWICK
« on: Sunday 03 October 10 23:56 BST (UK)  »
Hi Trevor,

Really your efforts to help me. I know about John Gilchrist & Jean Riach. If my assumptions are correct they are my Great Grandfathers grand parents but without confirmation of his parents or more importantly his mother. I can't be 100% certain. I know for certain from the church marriage record of his 1st marriage to Jane McCully that his father was listed as James Gilchrist.Just need that final piece of the jigsaw to link it all together. 

The 2nd entry is no connection unfortunately.

Many thanks once again.

Francesanne.

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Canada / Re: JAMES GILCHRIST - SAINT JOHN, NEW BRUNSWICK
« on: Saturday 02 October 10 22:56 BST (UK)  »
Hi Trevor,

I invested in some credits with findmypast and I've got all his army records.
I've gathered so much free information from familysearch (pilot) and that's been a fantastic help & especially from the time he spent in India. I'm just desperate to locate a copy of his birth certifcate or confirmation of his parents names. Both Gilchrist's served in The Royal Scots.


All the best.

Francesanne

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Canada / JAMES GILCHRIST - SAINT JOHN, NEW BRUNSWICK
« on: Saturday 02 October 10 17:28 BST (UK)  »
Hi, I'm desperately trying to confirm my Great Grandfathers parents but have been unable to locate a birth certificate for him. His name was James Gilchrist and he was born in Saint John, New Brunswick circa 1847/8. I'm confident his parents were James Gilchrist (born 1809 Rothes,Scotland) and serving in the 1st of Foot regiment at the time of his only sons birth AND Ann Burns (born Dublin). They also had 3 daughters, Margaret, Catherine & Ann. None of the daughters were born in Canada.

Any help or advice would be most welcome & appreciated.     

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Armed Forces / Re: Birth in India. Father serving in British Army.
« on: Friday 10 September 10 23:26 BST (UK)  »
Hi Osprey, ignore my last post. Think I'm losing the plot!!! :-[shouldn't post when I'm tired. That's the problem of having too many relatives with the same christian name. You're information is absolutely correct :).
Think it's time I called it a day and went to bed.

All the best.

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Armed Forces / Re: Birth in India. Father serving in British Army- COMPLETE.
« on: Friday 10 September 10 23:07 BST (UK)  »
Hi Osprey, many thanks for both posts. I've discovered they're not James's siblings but his children & two that I didn't know existed.Also discovered Henry in the last few days. I knew about James Jr. because he appeared on the 1901 English census. I'm still pondering over grooms father being WILLIAM ROSS. Wondering if that could be an error. I was expecting to see James Gilchrist.I will investigate further. 

Very pleased to learn that I can obtain certificates from GRO. They're very efficient and pretty reasonable.

Thanks to everyone for all the help given. :)

Warmest wishes.       

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Armed Forces / Re: Birth in India. Father serving in British Army.
« on: Thursday 09 September 10 23:33 BST (UK)  »
hi,,where and when wa James senior born?
Hi, it was the 3rd Feb.1847 or 1850 (different sources different dates). James Snr. was born in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada.

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Armed Forces / Re: Birth in India. Father serving in British Army.
« on: Thursday 09 September 10 23:28 BST (UK)  »
 :) ;D :) ;D :) ;D :) ;D :) ;D

Hi Yorklass, you're an absolute star! Thank you so very much for your help.
I'm overwhelmed.  My husbands just come out of hospital today and haven't been on computer tonight but I'm going straight to Find My Past. Thanks a million. xxxx

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Armed Forces / Birth in India. Father serving in British Army.
« on: Thursday 09 September 10 16:22 BST (UK)  »
My Great Grandfather served in the British Army and spent many years in India. He had several children by his 1st wife. His son JAMES GILCHRIST was born on the 25th December 1884, Christened on the 17th January 1885 in Cannanore, Madras. His father was JAMES GILCHRIST & his mother was JANE GILCHRIST. I'm desperately trying to discover Jane's (believe she was Irish) maiden name and thought by obtaining a copy of his birth certificate I could learn her maiden name. She died in Poonamallee. Madras on the 29th April 1886. Can anyone suggest the best way to obtain the certificate? many thanks in advance for any help.

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