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Steel / Simpson of Prestonpans
« on: Thursday 01 October 09 13:15 BST (UK) »
Looking for information on the family of James Steel and Catherine Simpson of Prestonpans who were born about 1794. Some children were Agnes, Robina and Peter Steel.

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Anderson (Prestonpans, East Lothian)
McGovern (East Wemyss, Fife)
Steel (Prestonpans, East Lothian)
Simpson (Prestonpans, East Lothian)
Colston (Prestonpans, East Lothian)
McLean (Stonehousemuir, Stirling)
Munless/Monelaws (Lasswade, Stirling)

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Re: Steel / Simpson of Prestonpans
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 07 October 09 17:40 BST (UK) »
You don't say what information you have already.
In 1841 I see that James was alive, aged 35,  and was a potter living at Prestonpans. In the census results after that I can only find Catherine. The ages in 1841 are not accurate.
On family search I see a James Steel born 1796, Whitekirk, E.L. Parents were James Steel and Agnes Purves. That was only a submitted record so I used the free search on Scotland's People and it comes up with the same christening. If you put in only the parents names you will find another 2 births for this couple. Of course this may not be your James or his family.
However, if James and Agnes were the parents they had banns called at Spott and Dunbar in 1794 - again using SP free search.
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Re: Steel / Simpson of Prestonpans
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 08 October 09 03:46 BST (UK) »
Thank you excel for the info you found and for providing the link to the free search on Scotlands people. I was unaware of this source and will therefore investigate it further.

I have since found out that James and Catherine's daughter Robina's middle name was Hamilton. I am a descendant of Robina's daughter Agnes Peden. I have completed their line but am also interested in obtaining info (marriages, death, etc.) for the other siblings of James Steel and Catherine Simpson.
Anderson (Prestonpans, East Lothian)
McGovern (East Wemyss, Fife)
Steel (Prestonpans, East Lothian)
Simpson (Prestonpans, East Lothian)
Colston (Prestonpans, East Lothian)
McLean (Stonehousemuir, Stirling)
Munless/Monelaws (Lasswade, Stirling)

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Re: Steel / Simpson of Prestonpans
« Reply #3 on: Friday 16 October 09 22:13 BST (UK) »
Hi Wonka,

There are couple of other resources you should try, FamilySearch on LDS site,

http://www.rootschat.com/links/0bq/

in the fathers name input James Steel and mothers name Catherine Simpson, in region, put British Isles, and Scotland in country.  Press search and you will get 9 results some duplicates, Some are extracted from the OPR, and others submitted by members which you should treat with caution, some errors are made by members.

Another resource good fro East Lothian is FreeReg,

http://www.rootschat.com/links/01lo/

In the county field select East Lothian, in place select Prestonpans. put in James Steel, then search, comes up with 6 answers, click on the numbers 1 to 6 and you will see both parents names there.

Tom Buchanan

Scotland - Buchanan, Thomson, Pat(t)erson, Stewart, Ritchie, Tracey
Ireland - Tracey, Conroy, Pat(t)erson.

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Re: Steel / Simpson of Prestonpans
« Reply #4 on: Friday 16 October 09 23:51 BST (UK) »
Thanks Tom
Will take a look.

Bill
Anderson (Prestonpans, East Lothian)
McGovern (East Wemyss, Fife)
Steel (Prestonpans, East Lothian)
Simpson (Prestonpans, East Lothian)
Colston (Prestonpans, East Lothian)
McLean (Stonehousemuir, Stirling)
Munless/Monelaws (Lasswade, Stirling)

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Re: Steel / Simpson of Prestonpans
« Reply #5 on: Friday 26 March 10 16:41 GMT (UK) »
Robina Hamilton Steel(e) had a daughter named Robina.  She is my husband's great grandmother.  I think this makes her Agnes' half sister.  I am currently on vacation but will look up my information when I get back home and then we could compare notes.
Sue

Thank you excel for the info you found and for providing the link to the free search on Scotlands people. I was unaware of this source and will therefore investigate it further.

I have since found out that James and Catherine's daughter Robina's middle name was Hamilton. I am a descendant of Robina's daughter Agnes Peden. I have completed their line but am also interested in obtaining info (marriages, death, etc.) for the other siblings of James Steel and Catherine Simpson.


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Re: Steel / Simpson of Prestonpans
« Reply #6 on: Friday 26 March 10 18:47 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Sue. Look forward to hearing from you. In the meantime (if I can figure out how to do it) I will send you my email address and the notes I have made.
Bill
Anderson (Prestonpans, East Lothian)
McGovern (East Wemyss, Fife)
Steel (Prestonpans, East Lothian)
Simpson (Prestonpans, East Lothian)
Colston (Prestonpans, East Lothian)
McLean (Stonehousemuir, Stirling)
Munless/Monelaws (Lasswade, Stirling)

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Re: Steel / Simpson of Prestonpans
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 28 March 10 12:47 BST (UK) »
Hi scater and Bill,

I would be interested in your replies, I  have the Steeles in my tree, Robina Hamilton Steele married a Peden, but that is all I have at the moment. PM when you get home and I will give you access to check up on my tree.

Tom
Scotland - Buchanan, Thomson, Pat(t)erson, Stewart, Ritchie, Tracey
Ireland - Tracey, Conroy, Pat(t)erson.