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OPR Birth - Help with writing
« on: Sunday 16 November 08 20:50 GMT (UK) »
This is a part of the OPR for Fordyce in 1829. It is the birth of my G-Grandfather, but I need help with the writing.

So far I've got -
August 14 Geo Watt (jun??) in ???????? in the parish of B????????? a child by (Margaret?) ???????? in Portsoy. C????????, named Thrift - ?????????? William ??????? in Kn????????? and John Gauld in Portsoy

His name was definately Thrift, of that I'm certain.

Any help with filling in the blanks most welcome.

Cheers
Jim
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Re: OPR Birth - Help with writing
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 16 November 08 20:56 GMT (UK) »
Sorry about all the ????? and the big white bit at the bottom of the page *

Must try better in future ?

Jim

* Sorted!  ;)
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Re: OPR Birth - Help with writing
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 16 November 08 21:41 GMT (UK) »
Another source has transcribed the mother's name as Chessit

It says:

August 14, Geo Watt junr in B.... (still working on that one) in the parish of Boindie had a child by Margaret Chessit in Portsoy baptised named Thrift   Witnesses William ?Sleaman in Knockd? and John Gould in Portsoy.

A look at a map may help decipher the names, but at the moment my road atlas is proving less than helpful!  I think you may need it to be a little more detailed.

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Re: OPR Birth - Help with writing
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 16 November 08 22:00 GMT (UK) »
Nell, you seem to know your Banff place names  :) Could the first word, from where George Watts is from, be Blairmaud/Blairmands ?

www.abdnet.co.uk/genuki/BAN/Boyndie/locations.html

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Re: OPR Birth - Help with writing
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 16 November 08 22:09 GMT (UK) »
In respect of place name for Witness Wiiliam, I wonder if it Knockdwin (from 1841 census place names) in the parish of Fordyce. The closest I can see for this William in the 1841 census is a possible William Stevenson, a farmer from Knockdwin.

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« Reply #5 on: Sunday 16 November 08 22:10 GMT (UK) »
Double post  ::)
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Re: OPR Birth - Help with writing
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 16 November 08 22:12 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for the help Monica

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Blairmaud/Blairmands

It certainly looks like it - I just couldn't immediately see it on the map.  Could the other one be Knockdurn, which is not far from Portsoy?

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« Reply #7 on: Sunday 16 November 08 22:24 GMT (UK) »
Could be Nell, the problem is there are no dotted 'i' as a style on the entry, so it could be either.

There is only one John Gauld showing in 1841 in Banff, and that's a John at Aird, Fordyce born 1802-06.

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Re: OPR Birth - Help with writing
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 16 November 08 22:43 GMT (UK) »
In 1851, mother Margaret is indexed as CHISHOLM:

Ann Anderson    76, Carteir Widow, b. Banff
Margt Chisholm (Anderson) 42, servant, daughter, b. Boyndie
Thript Watt 21, grandson, Saddler Journeyman, b Portsoy

Address: Over Aird, Portsoy, Fordyce

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