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willilam douglas shennan
« on: Saturday 14 March 09 09:02 GMT (UK) »
looking for siblings, and marriage/death entry for parents of william douglas shennan born 1860 lauriston scotland to john shennan and mary yann, he was married in 1880 in australia to jessie struthers, there is no death record of his parents in australia. would it be possible to lookup scotish census for this family, thank you

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Re: willilam douglas shennan
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 14 March 09 10:35 GMT (UK) »
I see you are now following through father John from this post www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,366011.0.html  :)

IGI have William's birth earlier:

WILLIAM DOUGLAS SHENNAN  Birth: 20 SEP 1855 Borgue, Kirkcudbright
Parents:JOHN SHENNAN    and MARY MCKEAN

As you can see, mother Mary's surname is slightly different also. There are no births showing after William's in 1855 and nothing before on the Old Parish Registers but this looks like the family in 1861:

John Shennan 38, farm servant, b. Twynholm, Kirkcudbright
Mary Shennan 40, b. Twynholm, Kirkcudbright
David Shennan 10, b. Borgue, Kirkcudbright
Robert Shennan 8, b. Borgue, Kirkcudbright
William Shennan 6 , b. Borgue, Kirkcudbright

Address: Old Blackcraig, Borgue, Kirkcudbright

William's birth is an 1855 entry, the first year of official registration in Scotland. For one year only the entries ran over two pages of the register. For births it should also include a lot of details on the parents: ages, where they were born, date and place of marriage, how many children they'd had (boys/girls, alive/deceased). Worth your while looking at that image on line at www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk

Monica  :)
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Re: willilam douglas shennan
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 14 March 09 10:40 GMT (UK) »
This may be them in 1851:

John Shenan 28, farm lab, b. Borgue, Kirkcudbright
Mary Shenan 30, b. Twynholm, Kirkcudbt
John Shenan 6, b. Twynholm, Kirkcudbt
Sarah Shenan 4, Kells, Kirkcudbt
Basil Shenan 2, b. Borgue, Kirkcudbright

Address: Brardfield, Borgue, Kirkcudbright 

Monica

ADDED: Likely marriage/banns entry on the OPRs:

JOHN SHANNON  and MARY KEAN Marriage: 21 JUN 1844 in Twynholm, Kirkcudbright
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Re: willilam douglas shennan
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 14 March 09 10:53 GMT (UK) »
There is a death showing on Scotlands People in Tongland, Kirkcudbright in 1868 for a Mary McKean*/Shennan (b. 1821) which is likely to be William's mother and would be worthwhile you checking out. If the correct entry, it will include husband's details and whether he was still alive/deceased and her parents' names, if known to the informant.

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Re: willilam douglas shennan
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 14 March 09 11:15 GMT (UK) »
thank you so very much for your time and assistance and information found, will follow up.

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Re: willilam douglas shennan
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 06 July 10 11:04 BST (UK) »
William Douglas Shennan is my great grandfather. I have some info that might be of interest.

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Re: willilam douglas shennan
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 06 July 10 23:13 BST (UK) »
thank you, would be pleased to have more information.

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Re: willilam douglas shennan
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 03 September 13 22:41 BST (UK) »
My ggg grandfather is John Shennan the brother of William Douglas Shennan. The furthest I have been able to to get is to my 5th Great Grandparents John Shennan & Helen Allan. We have the Shennan family bible in our branch that i will be researching when i next visit my cousin's I'm not quite sure how many generations it goes back as its a couple of years since I last seen it and have only recently started my tree. If anyone has any information they think may be useful then please feel free to contact me. I will also try and help others where I can. I'm pretty new to all this. Thanks

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Re: willilam douglas shennan
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 04 September 13 01:50 BST (UK) »
to holly, just read your post, good luck with your research, my connection is my daughter in law through her grandmother to william douglas shennan, have traced back to john shennan and helen allan also, any information from family bible would be interesting.

thank you