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Offline lenoramarie

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Elgin -- John Glennie Findlay
« on: Friday 28 July 06 15:30 BST (UK) »
My grandfather was John Glennie Findlay, born Elgin, 1882, to Jane Findlay, illegitimate.  No father is listed on the birth certificate, but I am wondering whether there might be something in a parish record to indicate paternity.  When he emigrated to Canada, he became known as John Findlay Glennie, and that has been the family surname since his arrival.  I suspect that there may be a Glennie in the paternity, since the name appears nowhere in what I have of the Findlay line.
Jane (Janet) Findlay, his mother, was born about 1843.  She later married John Young, a widower, and had at least one additional child.
I have found her on the 1881 census, living in Coulart Cottage, dairymaid.  I have also found the Young family on the 1891 census.

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Re: Elgin -- John Glennie Findlay
« Reply #1 on: Monday 11 December 06 20:52 GMT (UK) »
 ;D first of all let me first welcome you to rootschat, the best, free genealogy site in the world!!!

going by your post i think that this may be your janet's family

1841 census: boat of kemnay, kemney, aberdeenshire

alexander findlay...head...age 40....farmer... born cluny
janet...wife...age 35...born daviot
ann...dau...age 12
john...son...age 10
mary...dau...age 8
jane...dau...age 7
george...son...age 4
william...son...age 3
janet...dau...age 1


1851 census: boat of kemney

alex...head....age 50...farmer/forry man...born cluny
janet...wife...age 52...born daviot
james...son...age 24...ag, labourer
ann...dau...age 19
mary...dau age 15
william...age 10
janet...age 8

all children born kemney

1861 census: boat of kemney

alex...head...age 65...farmer of 10 acres...born cluny
janet...wife...age 56...born daviot
mary...dau...age 25
ann...granddaughter...age 5
john webster...grandson...age 3

all children born kemney

hope this gives you a kick start

Joe

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Re: Elgin -- John Glennie Findlay
« Reply #2 on: Monday 11 December 06 21:38 GMT (UK) »
Many thanks for the census information about the Findlay family.  Now I have to get out the maps, the family data, and continue my investigations!  They are elusive.