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Re: Kirkcudbright/Wigtown marriage lookup
« Reply #9 on: Friday 24 November 06 12:23 GMT (UK) »
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There's no obvious death entries for Margaret. There is only one Lamon*/Bla*n* entry but she's too young (by 20 yrs) to be your Margaret. I've also looked for Margaret Blain only and there are two deaths in the area:

1879   BLAIN   MARGARET/ STEWART   71   MOCHRUM   /WIGTOWN   892/00 0065

1878   BLAND   MARGARET/ FERGUSON   F   64   KIRKCUDBRIGHT   /KIRKCUDBRIGHT   871/00 0043

As you can see the other name in the entries (not mother's maiden name) doesn't connect with anything you have found as yet.

Have you checked the 1861 Census to confirm that she was alive post 1855?

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Re: Kirkcudbright/Wigtown marriage lookup
« Reply #10 on: Friday 24 November 06 14:19 GMT (UK) »
Hi Monica,

Thanks again for your help.

No I haven't yet found Margaret on the 61 census but if you have a look at Gadget's first post, she appears to be alive when husband William Lamont dies in 1874.

A bit of a puzzle. Margaret doesn't appear to have ventured very far in her life, so you'd think she'd be findable.

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Re: Kirkcudbright/Wigtown marriage lookup
« Reply #11 on: Friday 24 November 06 14:25 GMT (UK) »
Ruskie

I think from Gadget's post, it didn't show William as a widower...but that doesn't always mean that their partner had not already died. Sometimes you hunt for ever for someone because they don't show as deceased in their husband/wife's DC, only to find that they had indeed preceeded them.

You're probably going to have to check the 1871 (1861) Census to see what the situation was.

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Re: Kirkcudbright/Wigtown marriage lookup
« Reply #12 on: Friday 24 November 06 14:31 GMT (UK) »
From the search results in Kbt for 1861, only one William shows 45-60 which must be your William given it's in Minnigaff. From the search results, all with the same refs. which can indicate the same household (at least on the same page), GROS Ref:876/00 003/00 007:

William, 50
Elizabeth, 18
William, 12

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PS: If you decide to view, it will show William's marital status.
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Re: Kirkcudbright/Wigtown marriage lookup
« Reply #13 on: Friday 24 November 06 14:39 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for those names Monica - that's great.

Would this indicate that Margaret may already be dead? William and Elizabeth are two of his children - ages correct.

I will top up my SP credits on Monday and check out that census.

I was quite disappointed the other day that one of my census images went over two pages, so I missed out on the parent's names! Always a risk on pay to view.

You've been very helpful - thanks a lot.

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Re: Kirkcudbright/Wigtown marriage lookup
« Reply #14 on: Friday 24 November 06 16:21 GMT (UK) »
Hi Both

Sorry for the delay, I have had hospital appointments today and, thankfully, been passed with A1 eyes so can now continue with my computer work  ;D ;D ;D

I have got the 1871 with Margaret alive and well and aged 56. I then did a death search for her from 1871 to 1900, although no sign on the 1881.

I'll go back through my searches this evening and see if i can come up with something.

I do recall seeing a Margaret Blair bpt in Old Luce/Glenluce. Again, I'll have to look.

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Re: Kirkcudbright/Wigtown marriage lookup
« Reply #15 on: Friday 24 November 06 16:31 GMT (UK) »
Hi Gadget

Brilliant everything went well for you. Also pleased Margaret Blain is still alive and well, I had her for gonners from the 1861 index search!

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Re: Kirkcudbright/Wigtown marriage lookup
« Reply #16 on: Friday 24 November 06 16:45 GMT (UK) »
Letitia is still alive in 1881 living alone, age 69, unmarried, a laundress, in Minnigaff. No trace after this census.

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Re: Kirkcudbright/Wigtown marriage lookup
« Reply #17 on: Friday 24 November 06 17:03 GMT (UK) »
Monica

To help my eyes - could you tell me what info we haven't got yet, please.

We have the 1851, 1861, 1871 (I'll put up). We have William's death cert.

Is it worth finding out where the rest of the children went - I recall some grandchildren and also that there were 4 poss deaths for Margaret but in Glasgow or Forfar.


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