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Re: Purves /Berwick on Tweed
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 24 November 13 18:59 GMT (UK) »
I think I have at last found my Jane ? None of the Jane Robertson`s suggested fitted the bill, so I checked all my census forms again and noticed that one or two of the children had Lorrains as a middle name.Searched for a Jane Lorraine and found a marriage in Duns, Berwickshire for a William Purves and Jane Lorrains in 1808. All the children`s dates fitted with the other Jane,but had no evidence to prove.Then I had a stroke of luck. Berwick Reg Office have been great in helping me find my G Grandparents  and GG Grandparents and in the North Road cemetery, Berwick on Tweed.I went down to lay flowers on their graves , and decided to have a look for other Purves graves. Just a few yards away I struck gold !

          A headstone had William Purves  and Jane Lorraine , his widow.
          Also his eldest son William and his wife Jane (Hedley). Jane is interred in Edinburgh,
          The dates all match up with the d certs I have for them so I am pretty sure
         I have the right one . Father , son and grandson all within a few yards of each
         other is looking good for this being the family .
         William and Jane had a daughter Alice married William Hope . His name is on Jane
         Hedley`s d cert. all living in Edinburgh.
        Thanks to all who gave advice  suggestions .
          Evelyn

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Re: Purves /Berwick on Tweed
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 24 November 13 19:03 GMT (UK) »
Could anyone help me solve a puzzle.  I am looking for the parents of Jane Robertson my 4x Great Grandmother b 1783/4 in Scotland.She married William Purves b 1788, shoemaker, Berwick on Tweed,Northumberland. On the 1851 census for England the family is listed as ...........

William Purves   head   63   Formerly shoemaker   b Berwick
Jane Purves     wife      67                                       b Scotland
John Purves      son      23   Shoemaker                 b Berwick
Allan   Purves    son      16    Paper  Packer?        b Berwick

Other children left home /married.
Ann b1818   m Alexander Hope
William b 1812  m Jane Hedley
Alex b 1836
Jane  b 1810
 James   b 1818
Margaret  b 1814

I did have a record of a Jane Robertson b 1789 Cupar Fife,but I have since learned from a descendant of her family in Australia that this is not the case.The descendant has a family bible with this family`s members recorded in it .Also the birth dates don`t` match up.So I am pretty sure she is not mine.
Unfortunately the birth place given is Scotland ,which is not really helpful.
I have found two Jane Robertsons  for 1783/4 ,one in Ayton , Berwickshire.the other in Perth.
Any help would be much appreciated

Evelyn   

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Re: Purves /Berwick on Tweed
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 24 November 13 22:59 GMT (UK) »
I seem to have had a couple of replies but I can`t seem to see them .

From Marwell and johnberry  today . Can`t work out if it is me !

Evelyn

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Re: Purves /Berwick on Tweed
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 26 November 13 23:53 GMT (UK) »
The two replies are both first time posters (maybe the same person with two registrations), I've had that a couple of times on threads. The replies just quote the post from Saturday 03 September 11 06:53 BST.

Reading through the thread I'm astounded you found the graves, I have been trying for years to locate a plot at North Road Berwick, I viewed the burial register at the archives, was given a mobile number of the parks department manager, emailed the council on numerous occasions and phoned the offices without success. I have the plot number, just nothing to indicate where it is, as the plot and three adjacent to it are unmarked it's impossible to know where to look.
Always looking for the Goulson surname in the UK, Europe and USA.

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Re: Purves /Berwick on Tweed
« Reply #13 on: Wednesday 27 November 13 05:35 GMT (UK) »
Glen ,
Is there any way to let the first timers know what to do ,like a PM ?
Re. the plots .We visited the Archives personally ,Linda Bankier is great at helping you find plots. .The Archives are only open Wednesday and Thursday , restricts visits a bit .
Evelyn

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Re: Purves /Berwick on Tweed
« Reply #14 on: Friday 07 December 18 02:14 GMT (UK) »
Hi, I am probably of no help in this situation, but I noted your post as I just discovered my fathers family goes back to (so many) John Purves, and one of the John Purves I got to was a shoemaker in Berwick on Tweed. I am interested in what information you have come across. I live in New Zealand, my father I don't see but his name is Anthony Purves, his brother and sister are John Purves and Margaret Armstrong (re Purves) Norman was married to Phyllis Couch. I was told in my Grandfather's last days that there is/was Romani Gypsy heritage so I was looking into it all and came across John the Shoemaker. I am struggling to find much to be honest.