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Re: Blyth family
« Reply #9 on: Friday 09 September 22 08:15 BST (UK) »
Hi Pootle

Have you checked out the Scotlands People website?  If you go to the 1841 census search put Blyth then David in the name search then put in George for the second person forename and keep the search on all records and all areas there are three matches.  As you may know you need credits to view the matches,below is a rootschat link for advice on getting 10 free credits for Scotlands People:

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,436939.0.html

Obviously you'll still have the problem of not knowing his mother's name, (why can't English certs be more like Scottish certs  ;D  ;D)

Have you found George in the 1861 census?  I'm thinking if you knew the area he was born in you could check out what info the local history society has to offer, (apologies if I'm telling you what you already know)

I'm researching the Blyth family, unfortunately as far as I can see at the moment no connection with yours but who knows, maybe there is at some point.  My Blyth family lived in the Dumfries area.


Jean  :)

Hello Jean, I may be able to help you with your research on the Blyth family in Dumfries. I am a Blyth and I live in Dumfries and Galloway and I have  all my family history

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Re: Blyth family
« Reply #10 on: Monday 19 September 22 19:14 BST (UK) »
Hi
Apologies I have just noticed your message.  My Blyth family were from Leadhills and Moffat.  The family were well known in Moffat in the 19th and early 20th Century.  My GG Grandmother, Lucy Blyth died in 1913 aged 101.  Do you think there might be a connection?  :)

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Re: Blyth family
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 20 September 22 17:27 BST (UK) »
Hi Jean, my family lived in Castle Douglas. They were market gardeners. My great uncle was head gardener at Threave and my family lived at Threave lodge there for a few decades. His brother made headlines because his family (his wife, himself and 13 children) all emigrated to Canada. There may be a connection somewhere to your family. Who knows!

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/biggest-family-leave-scotland-canada-2541117.amp

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Re: Blyth family
« Reply #12 on: Thursday 22 September 22 19:25 BST (UK) »
This is very interesting, it would be great to find a connection. My gg and ggg grandfather's were both named Robert Blyth. If you're ever in Moffat and go to the park there is a tree there, known by locals as the 'Blyth' tree.  My gg grandmother Lucy Blyth planted a tree in honour of George V's visit to Scotland in 1911 because at 99 she was the oldest person in Moffat, she lived to be 101.  :)