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Kirkcudbright/Wigtown marriage lookup
« on: Thursday 23 November 06 05:04 GMT (UK) »
Hello everyone,

I've been having a great time playing with Scottish records all day today. Now, I'm a bit stuck with a couple of people. Maybe this question should be on the Wigtown board, but will see how I go here first.

I am looking for the marriage of:
William Lamont, labourer, born about 1807, Minnigaff
Margaret Blain, born about 1811, Glenluce, Wgt

Exact marriage date and parent's names is what I'm hoping for. I couldn't find them on Scotland's People OPR's.

I have 5 children born to this couple. The oldest I have found is Jane (possible middle name Murry?) born 1834. (Dates and names are from 1851 census).

Hope someone can help. Thanks to all.

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Re: Kirkcudbright/Wigtown marriage lookup
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 23 November 06 13:49 GMT (UK) »
Hi Ruskie

I haven't been able to find a marriage of these two. It could have been an irregular marriage or the records may have been lost. I will keep looking.

However, I have found the death of William and the certificate gives his parents names:


May 30th 1874, Minnigaff 876 -9

William Lamont,aged 63, wood forester, married to Margaret Blain.

Parents - William Lamont, labourer, dec. and Janet, maiden surname Pollock, dec.
Informant - William Lamont, son.

As you can see, Margaret is still alive at this time. I haven't been able to locate her in the 1881 census in Minnigaff but neither have I found a death record as yet. Again, I will keep looking.

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Re: Kirkcudbright/Wigtown marriage lookup
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 23 November 06 14:29 GMT (UK) »
I've been trying to see if their known children give us any clues to Margaret's parents names by their use of Scottish naming conventions but they don't seem to fit too well.

These are children's baptisms of this couple:

14 July 1834 Jane Murray
23 April 1837 Peter
9 Dec 1840 William (probably died, see below)
27 March 1842 Elizabeth McCrae
22 June 1845 Letitia
28 May 1848 William

From this, Margaret's parents might possibly be a Peter Blain and and Elizabeth  but there doesn't appear to be a strict pattern  :-\

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Re: Kirkcudbright/Wigtown marriage lookup
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 23 November 06 14:56 GMT (UK) »
Hi Ruskie and Gadget,

This looks like an interesting possibility from the 1851 Census:

POLLOCK Jannet, mother of William Lamont, unmarried, age 80, Pauper, b. Minnigaff Kbt.

Address Blackcraig(876), Minnigaff


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Added: Ruskie, you must have her details. She living with William, son, and family.
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Re: Kirkcudbright/Wigtown marriage lookup
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 23 November 06 23:20 GMT (UK) »
Hi Gadget

Thanks so much for your help and for finding William's death with his parent's names. More progress!

Yes Monica, I do have Jannet Pollock and the 1851 census information - thank you.

I thought it was peculiar that Jannet was listed with the surname Pollock and the unmarried mother of William Lamont (perhaps they meant widowed). That was a bit confusing until Gadget found William's death with Pollock as Jannet's maiden surname. Can either of you possibly find the death of Jannet? I don't know if she would be listed as Lamont or Pollock? If her age at death is listed I can get approximate year of birth.

With the family is also Letitia Blain, which must be Margaret's sister and William's sister in law (rather than sister of William as it says in the census).

I also have been puzzling over the children's middle names, Murray and McCrae. Clues? Indication of maiden names ... but whose?

I have really been enjoying my "Scottish experience" and many thanks to you both. Unfortunately one of my Scottish links is now leading me to Ireland and an inevitable dead end I fear.

You've both been a great help - thank you very much.

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Re: Kirkcudbright/Wigtown marriage lookup
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 23 November 06 23:30 GMT (UK) »
Hi Ruskie

I think Janet Pollock may have died between 1851-54 and the start of official registration in Scotland in 1855. There is no death entry showing for her on Scotlands People. Pity.

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Re: Kirkcudbright/Wigtown marriage lookup
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 23 November 06 23:42 GMT (UK) »
Thanks very much for looking Monica.

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Re: Kirkcudbright/Wigtown marriage lookup
« Reply #7 on: Friday 24 November 06 08:58 GMT (UK) »
Hi Ruskie

No help from the 1841 Census in respect of Janet Pollock. She is listed as living alone, age 63, at Blackcraig, Minnigaff, born in the County.

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Re: Kirkcudbright/Wigtown marriage lookup
« Reply #8 on: Friday 24 November 06 10:38 GMT (UK) »
You've been really helpful, thank you Monica. All information helps.

I don't suppose you can find a death for Margaret Lamont (nee Blain)? I'm new to Scotland's people (not too good at searrching), but had a look and couldn't find a death in Kirkcudbright - the obvious look. Am I correct in thinking her death record would show her parents?

Do not use up your credits in a search, but if you find a possible death, I can use my credits to view the record.

Any info much appreciated.