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James Begg-Mary Christison Marriage
« on: Sunday 07 February 10 21:29 GMT (UK) »
I'm trying to find any record of a marriage between James Begg and Mary Christison.

Here's what I have so far -
James must have been born around 1788, probably around Angus/Kincardineshire, but if anyone can find a birth record for him I'd be most grateful.

 He died on 22 Jan 1859 age 72 when he fell off the gable end of a house that was being demolished in the parish of Fettercairn. His parents are given as James Begg & Margaret Hogg

Mary Christison was born about 1808 in Edzell and died on 23 May 1882 in Fordoun.

They had at least one child, Martha Begg (my G-Grandmother) born 2 Sep 1837 in Fettercairn.

Any information on this family most welcome.

Cheers
Jim
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Re: James Begg-Mary Christison Marriage
« Reply #1 on: Monday 08 February 10 00:14 GMT (UK) »
Hello Jim

If you go to the IGI at www.familysearch.org.uk and enter your Marthas name you come up with one entry.

If you then click on the batch no. bottom left takes you to another page.  enter only fathers name.  You are then given a list of 6 children (possible 7) for this couple, all born Fettercairn - all 'extracted'.  Shall pm you on how to search for children born to a couple.

Regards,   Steve   :)



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Re: James Begg-Mary Christison Marriage
« Reply #2 on: Monday 08 February 10 09:44 GMT (UK) »
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Re: James Begg-Mary Christison Marriage
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 09 February 10 21:01 GMT (UK) »
Thanks to Piglet01, Snowolf and EV.

EV - The link you gave me shows the marriage of James and Mary as 24 Dec 1807 in Edzell, but I can't find in in "Scotlands People". I wonder where that information came from??

It also shows James' Christening as 1 Sep 1787 in Fourdon, but I have found it on SP as 25 Aug 1785.

I'm a bit confused  ???
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Re: James Begg-Mary Christison Marriage
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 09 February 10 21:36 GMT (UK) »
Jim  :)

the rootsweb link is someone else's research
so take it as you will
you could contact them ?
blood is thicker than water  :P  ???

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Re: James Begg-Mary Christison Marriage
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 09 February 10 21:42 GMT (UK) »
Hi ev,

Seems that record was last updated in 2006, so assuming that they still have the same email, it's worth a shot.

Watch this space !


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Re: James Begg-Mary Christison Marriage
« Reply #6 on: Friday 12 February 10 14:21 GMT (UK) »
Sorry to say that I got a "email failure" notification in return.

Seems that the email address no longer exists.

So near and yet so far . . . .
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Re: James Begg-Mary Christison Marriage
« Reply #7 on: Friday 12 February 10 14:57 GMT (UK) »
hi Jim  :)

have you seen the 1841 & 1851 census at -

http://www.freecen.org.uk/cgi/search.pl

looks like james begg(age 62 on 1851 census) was born fordoun kincardineshire
mary christison(age 43 on 1851 census) born edzell angus(born c1808)
mary maybe had 2 children before she "married" james begg - alexander
stewart(born c1830) & jean watson(born c1834)

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1841 gurdon fettercairn kincardineshire
james begg 50 ag. lab.
mary christison 33 his wife written after surname
alexr stewart 11
jean watson 7
martha begg 4
james begg 2
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Re: James Begg-Mary Christison Marriage
« Reply #8 on: Friday 12 February 10 15:11 GMT (UK) »
1851 gordon fettercairn kincardineshire
james begg 62 ag. lab b. fordoun
mary begg 43 b. edzell
james begg 11
mary begg 9
helen begg 6
william begg 4
alexander stewart 20 stepson

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