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Re: Kirkcudbright/Wigtown marriage lookup
« Reply #27 on: Saturday 25 November 06 13:02 GMT (UK) »
Right, couldn't resist - had two credits left and used them to look for Letitia Blain. I found her (I think) in 1841 age 25 in Penninghame Wigtown. In 1861 she is 49 and in Minnigaff. Age of birth varies a bit, but there only seems to be one Letitia Blain in all of Scotland.

Penninghame has cropped up on another post of mine with replies by Monica and Gadget. I had found a Letitia Blain born Old Luce with parents John Blain and Helen Hannay. I wondered if this couple had any more children.
There was a John Blain and a Helen (but with different surname) having children in Penninghame. I've got all sorts of "what ifs" going through my head.

I'm even wondering if there may be a second marriage here somewhere. John marries Helen - they have Letitia, Helen dies, John marries another Helen, they have several children. Oops, nearly forgot - I need to find Margaret! Letting my imagination run away with me .....

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Re: Kirkcudbright/Wigtown marriage lookup
« Reply #28 on: Saturday 25 November 06 13:49 GMT (UK) »
Hi Ruskie

I'm not sure the 1841 will give you any more info. Letitia, aged 25-29, born county was in Penninghame, Wigtown, a servant in the household of Jannet Newall (or son Alexander - the marks are a bit unclear) Ref 895 - 5 - 1.

Also, for ref, Jannet Pollock, aged 63, is listed twice in the 1841 in Minnigaff. First at Mines, 876 - 7 - 29 next door to:

 Peter Lamond, 20-24, ag lab
 Eliza, 20-24
William, 15-19
James, 11
Jean, 7
Janet, 5
David, 3
Peter, 2

All born County. This household is 4 away from William and Margaret at Blackcraig.

She is also listed as the last entry in Blackcraigs, Minnigaff 876 - 7- 35

Jannet Pollock, 63, born County


I think it is just a duplicate entry.

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Re: Kirkcudbright/Wigtown marriage lookup
« Reply #29 on: Saturday 25 November 06 16:37 GMT (UK) »
Just got back from my shopping expedition (driving rain both ways!). Seeing your last post re Janet Pollock with a Peter Lamond and family. Made me think, this might be the Peter behind the name of William and Margaret Blain's child. As such, a brother of William Lamont(d).  Which again brings us back to what are the names of Margaret's parents (if not John and Helen or Peter).

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Re: Kirkcudbright/Wigtown marriage lookup
« Reply #30 on: Saturday 25 November 06 16:44 GMT (UK) »
The children's names don't help us very much at all in this one Monica  :(  Notice that Peter is with an Eliza (not sure if wife or not - could be a sibling if the other children's ages are anything to go by) - could this be a  poss McCrae. There were lots in that area - I have one myself  ;)

Also, my names were odd from here as well - often local dignitaries, etc.

I haven't found a Helen Blain on the 1841 yet.

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Re: Kirkcudbright/Wigtown marriage lookup
« Reply #31 on: Saturday 25 November 06 16:51 GMT (UK) »
Peter with a Grace now (not Eliza) in the 1851 Census:

Peter, 48, Land Steward, b. Minnigaff
Grace, 48, b. Penninghame
William, 25, b. Minnigaff
Jane Stevenson, 20, Agri. Lab. b. Minnigaff
Hanna Stevenson g/daugh?(down as d-i-l but must be down in error!) 2 mnths
Jessie, 17, b. Minnigaff
David, 10, b. Kirkmaiden
Grace, 4, b. Kirkmaiden
Margaret, 2, b. Kirkmaiden

Address: Longrigg(890), Kirkmaiden
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Re: Kirkcudbright/Wigtown marriage lookup
« Reply #32 on: Saturday 25 November 06 16:54 GMT (UK) »
No marriages showing for Peter to either Eliza or Grace on IGI  :(
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Re: Kirkcudbright/Wigtown marriage lookup
« Reply #33 on: Saturday 25 November 06 16:56 GMT (UK) »
He aged  ??? ??? ???

He was down as 20 -24 in the 41. Children's names are more or less the same - Jean becomes Jessie, etc.

Spect the marriage was an irregular again, Monica  :(

We really do need to try and get a handle on Letitia though. I think I've exhausted all possibilities of names in the death searches. Wonder if the Kirk Session's minutes would have anything in about possible pauper's burials - or had it been transferred by then?

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Re: Kirkcudbright/Wigtown marriage lookup
« Reply #34 on: Saturday 25 November 06 17:08 GMT (UK) »
Not sure about the Kirk Session minutes, Gadget. I have only seen what is on the Dumgal site and they stop around the 1830s.  I have a feeling for Letitia, if she was the last of her line, even if we find a death cert for her (and like you I have drawn a blank - even looked across the border on Freebmd) it may well have no more details than we already have re the IGI birth entry or probably nothing for parents (won't be certain until checked of course!).

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Re: Kirkcudbright/Wigtown marriage lookup
« Reply #35 on: Saturday 25 November 06 17:23 GMT (UK) »
Oh there will certainly be Kirk Session minutes after that date - somewhere. Most are in Edinburgh. I was lucky in Parton - the KS Clerk had got copies of most of them.

There are also the Poor Board Minutes:

Got this quote from the old-kirkcudbright site

http://www.old-kirkcudbright.net/genealogy/poor.asp

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For more information on the poorhouse, the Ewart Library in Dumfries has the complete minutes recorded by the Board from 1848 to 1930 inclusive.  Interesting though these are, unfortunately they seldom mention details of actual inmates.  The Stewartry Museum in Kirkcudbright also has some photographic material.

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