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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #189 on: Tuesday 19 July 16 09:51 BST (UK) »
My Douglas grandmother's middle name was Dreghorn. She was born in Kilmarnock, so not named after the Ayrshire town of Dreghorn.

However, in a census with her and her parents, there is also a wee grandson named William Dreghorn, which says to me that one of her sisters possibly married into the Dreghorn family, but never been able to pin it down!  Oh well, one day!!

Have you seen that Mary Dreghorn, other surname Walker, died aged 25 in Kilmarnock in 1881?
Ayr: Barnes, Wylie
Caithness: MacGregor
Essex: Eldred (Pebmarsh)
Gloucs: Timbrell (Winchcomb)
Hants: Stares (Wickham)
Lincs: Maw, Jackson (Epworth, Belton)
London: Pierce
Suffolk: Markham (Framlingham)
Surrey: Gosling (Richmond)
Wilts: Matthews, Tarrant (Calne, Preshute)
Worcs: Milward (Redditch)
Yorks: Beaumont, Crook, Moore, Styring (Huddersfield); Middleton (Church Fenton); Exley, Gelder (High Hoyland); Barnes, Birchinall (Sheffield); Kenyon, Wood (Cumberworth/Denby Dale)

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #190 on: Tuesday 19 July 16 10:29 BST (UK) »
Thanks for your interest avm.  I've not done any work on this family for some time, I'll have to go back to my tree and look up the info that I have? I know that my grandmother's mother's maiden name was Walker, perhaps this Mary could have been her sister, and after she died, could have taken in the child William Dreghorn, hence him being in the census.  Very interesting! My grandmother didn't have a sister named Mary, but her mother Elizabeth Walker, my GGmother, who married Robert Douglas, may well have.

Now you've got me going, I need a new focus, and this Dreghorn one has puzzled me for a good few years!  That'll keep me quiet on a cold winter's day!

Thank You!  I'll let you know how it goes!
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FLEMING,   Ireland
DUNNELL,  England
PAULSON,  England
DOUGLAS, Scotland, Ireland, NZ
WALKER,   Scotland
WATSON,  England, Ayrshire, Scotland, NZ
McAUGHTRIE, Ayrshire, Scotland, NZ
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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #191 on: Tuesday 19 July 16 14:10 BST (UK) »
I've been looking at newly found Yeo ancestors in Devon and Cornwall today, and one marriage was this

William Yeo to GARTHERED GAY in 1673

I thought what an unusual name, however when googling the forename it came back with lots of hits

Wasn't that unusual back then :-\

Peace Alexandra - that's a lovely name

I have a Garthuried Ferres marriage in St Allen, Cornwall in 1703.  I had supposed it was a variation of Gertrude (Hamlet's mother).

My all-time favourite ancestor's name is STRANGE BARKER who married Thomas Michell 23 Sep 1610 Great Snoring, Norfolk.
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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #192 on: Tuesday 19 July 16 14:22 BST (UK) »

My all time favourite name is another Cornish ancestor

GAVERIGAN TIPPET  :D
Luce, Tippett , Thomson, Dolling ~ Devon & Cornwall
Mocquard ~ London, France
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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #193 on: Tuesday 19 July 16 15:35 BST (UK) »

 you can't get much posher than that  ;D

One of my lines were quite well to do and from Orkney ~ the Traills of Westness and Woodwick, married into the Balfour family

I have a very convoluted link to James V of Scotland via his illegitimate daughter Jean/Jane who married Archibald 5th Earl of Argyll

We both have posh genes  ;D
Lancashire- Moss,Broadbent,Olley,Dobson,Dickenson,
Norfolk-Olley,Knowles,Bunn,Pooley,Scott,Vince
Caithness & Dumfries - Evans,Sinclair,Mackay
Belfast-Antrim - Mackay,Connor,Bunting
Liverpool,Wigan & Southport - Ball,Taylor
Isle of Man - Harp,Dougherty
Cheshire - Dickenson
Knighton,Radnorshire - Evans, Broadhurst
Caithness - Sinclair

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #194 on: Tuesday 19 July 16 15:52 BST (UK) »

 you can't get much posher than that  ;D

One of my lines were quite well to do and from Orkney ~ the Traills of Westness and Woodwick, married into the Balfour family

I have a very convoluted link to James V of Scotland via his illegitimate daughter Jean/Jane who married Archibald 5th Earl of Argyll



We both have posh genes  ;D
Hi Claire,
Looking at my tree on GR which I no longer subscribe to I noticed a familiarity with our connection to James V of Scotland.You noted that there is a connection via an illegitimate daughter Jean/Jane.
Mine is a illegitimate son via James V mistress Euphamie Elphinstone.The son was known as "Bad" Lord Robert Stewart 1533-1593 who was married to a Janet Kennedy c.1558-1596.Robert was the Prior of Holyrood & is known to have fathered at least 7 children.Apparently he also had many mistresses.
betty
Lancashire- Moss,Broadbent,Olley,Dobson,Dickenson,
Norfolk-Olley,Knowles,Bunn,Pooley,Scott,Vince
Caithness & Dumfries - Evans,Sinclair,Mackay
Belfast-Antrim - Mackay,Connor,Bunting
Liverpool,Wigan & Southport - Ball,Taylor
Isle of Man - Harp,Dougherty
Cheshire - Dickenson
Knighton,Radnorshire - Evans, Broadhurst
Caithness - Sinclair

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #195 on: Wednesday 20 July 16 10:33 BST (UK) »
My tree is chock full of Margarets, Marys, Anns, Williams, Roberts and Alexanders.  I do however have an Okeover and an Ainey.
Campbell, Dunn, Dickson, Fell, Forest, Norie, Pratt, Somerville, Thompson, Tyler among others

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #196 on: Wednesday 20 July 16 11:52 BST (UK) »
Hi Betty

Jean/Jane was the daughter of Elizabeth Bethune ( or Beaton) another of his mistresses.
Jane is buried alongside her father in the Royal vault at Holyrood Palace.

I rather like the name Okeover, is Ainey a variant of Annie, PharmaT?
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« Reply #197 on: Wednesday 20 July 16 12:22 BST (UK) »
Hi Betty

Jean/Jane was the daughter of Elizabeth Bethune ( or Beaton) another of his mistresses.
Jane is buried alongside her father in the Royal vault at Holyrood Palace.

I rather like the name Okeover, is Ainey a variant of Annie, PharmaT?

Ainey is a boy, I have no idea where the name came from.
Campbell, Dunn, Dickson, Fell, Forest, Norie, Pratt, Somerville, Thompson, Tyler among others