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James Best b. Hawick???
« on: Tuesday 29 September 09 17:24 BST (UK) »
Hello Rootschatters, I am seeking further information about James Best who, in 1839, at the time of his marriage, stated he was living in Hawick....I will attempt to add the snippet with that information....the other information from his marriage cert is that he was a "carrier" and his Father was Thomas Best, a "shepherd."  I know that's not a lot to go on, but it's all I have.   :'(   Thank you AND it appears I cannot add my snippet of information to this posting.....Pat
ARCHIBALD/ARCHBALD: Tweedmouth, NBL; CHARLTON: Ponteland, NBL;
ERRINGTON: West Denton, NBL; 
FAIRLESS: Longbenton, NBL;
HARDING: Hollinside, Co. Durham;
KING: Newcastle-on-Tyne & Berwickshire;
LOCKEY: Ryton, Whickham, Co. Durham & YKS; NICHOLSON: Ponteland, Newburn, NBL; PAXTON: Norham, NBL;
PAULIN: Berwickshire; REAY, Ponteland, NBL;
SCOTT: Norham, NBL; SELBY: Tweedmouth, NBL;
SLIGH: Berwickshire; SPOOR: Whickham & Ryton;
WIDDRINGTON: NBL

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Re: James Best b. Hawick???
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 29 September 09 18:01 BST (UK) »
hi  :)

he's on the 1841 census here

http://www.maxwellancestry.com/census/41search.aspx

just enter his name and birth year 1810 and them press "search"
to see the family press "transcription"

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Re: James Best b. Hawick???
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 29 September 09 18:09 BST (UK) »
Is this your family on the 1841 Census

BEST   James   M   44   Hind    Roxburghshire       
    BEST   Elizabeth   F   35       Roxburghshire       
    BEST   Andrew   M   9       Roxburghshire       
    BEST   James   M   2       Roxburghshire       
    HALL   Margaret   F   11   Female Servant    Outside Census County (1841)    Age: Due to Correction difficult to decipher

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Re: James Best b. Hawick???
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 29 September 09 18:14 BST (UK) »
Hello ev and Lesley,   Thank you for the effort - HOWEVER, in 1839 "my" James Best married Harriet PAXTON.  Now, there is a situation that their first born child, Ann Best, who was born abt 1840 in Norham, NBL, England, however, in the 1841 census she is being raised by an Aunt in Norham......So, I think this particular James Best is not the gent I seek...on the marriage cert my James states his occupation is "carrier" ---  ???  I am not sure what that is.....  Thanks again for your interest..... Pat
ARCHIBALD/ARCHBALD: Tweedmouth, NBL; CHARLTON: Ponteland, NBL;
ERRINGTON: West Denton, NBL; 
FAIRLESS: Longbenton, NBL;
HARDING: Hollinside, Co. Durham;
KING: Newcastle-on-Tyne & Berwickshire;
LOCKEY: Ryton, Whickham, Co. Durham & YKS; NICHOLSON: Ponteland, Newburn, NBL; PAXTON: Norham, NBL;
PAULIN: Berwickshire; REAY, Ponteland, NBL;
SCOTT: Norham, NBL; SELBY: Tweedmouth, NBL;
SLIGH: Berwickshire; SPOOR: Whickham & Ryton;
WIDDRINGTON: NBL


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Re: James Best b. Hawick???
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 29 September 09 18:44 BST (UK) »
Pat  :)

this is what i found on the 1841 -
wood yard hawick roxburghshire
james best 30 carrier born roxburghshire
herriet best 30 born england
ann best 1 born england

seems to be a good match with what you have

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Re: James Best b. Hawick???
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 29 September 09 18:51 BST (UK) »
Hello ev,  AMAZING!!!!! ;D   Your find certainly answers a lot of questions for me......apparently little Ann Best was enumerated TWICE - once in England 1841 and also in Scotland with her parents!!!!  Now, I am not greedy -- only needy --- I wonder now if the family remained in Roxburghshire and had other children??? Also, is the "wood yard" a building in Hawick??  And, I am wondering if James occupation of "carrier" could be something connected with transportation??? ???  The reason I ask that is that Harriet's family operated an inn (Velvet Hall) in Norham and I am thinking that may be how and where they met!!!  I REALLY appreciate your finding this family for me in 1841.  Happy dance time for me!!!  Pat
ARCHIBALD/ARCHBALD: Tweedmouth, NBL; CHARLTON: Ponteland, NBL;
ERRINGTON: West Denton, NBL; 
FAIRLESS: Longbenton, NBL;
HARDING: Hollinside, Co. Durham;
KING: Newcastle-on-Tyne & Berwickshire;
LOCKEY: Ryton, Whickham, Co. Durham & YKS; NICHOLSON: Ponteland, Newburn, NBL; PAXTON: Norham, NBL;
PAULIN: Berwickshire; REAY, Ponteland, NBL;
SCOTT: Norham, NBL; SELBY: Tweedmouth, NBL;
SLIGH: Berwickshire; SPOOR: Whickham & Ryton;
WIDDRINGTON: NBL

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Re: James Best b. Hawick???
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 30 September 09 02:25 BST (UK) »
Hello again Rootschatters...Can anyone  tell me what the "N.B" stands for under the Roxburghshire statement on the snippet   ???  Thank you! Pat
ARCHIBALD/ARCHBALD: Tweedmouth, NBL; CHARLTON: Ponteland, NBL;
ERRINGTON: West Denton, NBL; 
FAIRLESS: Longbenton, NBL;
HARDING: Hollinside, Co. Durham;
KING: Newcastle-on-Tyne & Berwickshire;
LOCKEY: Ryton, Whickham, Co. Durham & YKS; NICHOLSON: Ponteland, Newburn, NBL; PAXTON: Norham, NBL;
PAULIN: Berwickshire; REAY, Ponteland, NBL;
SCOTT: Norham, NBL; SELBY: Tweedmouth, NBL;
SLIGH: Berwickshire; SPOOR: Whickham & Ryton;
WIDDRINGTON: NBL

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Re: James Best b. Hawick???
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 30 September 09 10:58 BST (UK) »
hi Pat  :)

can't see them on 1851 or 1861 census in scotland
wood yard could have been a timber yard , wood yard is between east end
hawick  and high street hawick on the 1841 census entries
N.B. could stand for North Britain

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Re: James Best b. Hawick???
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 30 September 09 13:29 BST (UK) »
Hello ev, Thank you so very much for the extra effort.  Also, for your excellent suggestion what N.B. could stand for...I had not seen that abbreviation before.  Thanks again!  Pat
ARCHIBALD/ARCHBALD: Tweedmouth, NBL; CHARLTON: Ponteland, NBL;
ERRINGTON: West Denton, NBL; 
FAIRLESS: Longbenton, NBL;
HARDING: Hollinside, Co. Durham;
KING: Newcastle-on-Tyne & Berwickshire;
LOCKEY: Ryton, Whickham, Co. Durham & YKS; NICHOLSON: Ponteland, Newburn, NBL; PAXTON: Norham, NBL;
PAULIN: Berwickshire; REAY, Ponteland, NBL;
SCOTT: Norham, NBL; SELBY: Tweedmouth, NBL;
SLIGH: Berwickshire; SPOOR: Whickham & Ryton;
WIDDRINGTON: NBL