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James Begbie
« on: Tuesday 02 October 12 13:22 BST (UK) »
Is my GGG Grandfather.  I've found him marrying Isobel Cockburn in 1804  at St Cuthberts Edinburgh, and his son (another James) being born the same year in Haddington. 
I'm stuck now as I dont know how to find any more info.
Any guidance would be great

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Re: James Begbie
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 02 October 12 23:30 BST (UK) »
Hi

A sibling for James

Jean Begbie born 7 June 1807,  christened 30 June 1807. Haddington East Lothian. Parents James and Isobel.


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Re: James Begbie
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 03 October 12 09:45 BST (UK) »
Thanks Claire - I'd found Jean as well, but no other siblings.
Have really come to a dead end with him  :(

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Re: James Begbie
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 03 October 12 10:24 BST (UK) »
Hi Julie

Would be worth you looking here to see if you can find anything further - www.freereg.org.uk/cgi/Search.pl

Have you looked at the children's baptisms that you have found so far (James and Jean)? You might get some further clues from the names of the sponsors. I think this is daughter Jean's entry: www.freereg.org.uk/cgi/SearchResults.pl?RecordType=Baptisms&RecordID=7450474

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Re: James Begbie
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 03 October 12 11:00 BST (UK) »
Wondering whether this could be the James and Peter showing as sponsors to Jean's christening (all guesses here!):

James Begbie 86, blacksmith b. Bolton, Haddington
Peter Begbie 51, son b. Bolton, haddington
Elizabeth Begbie 45, daughter b. Bolton, haddington

Address: Pakend, Bolton, East Lothian

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Re: James Begbie
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 03 October 12 12:09 BST (UK) »
Hi juliebeg,

http://www.rootschat.com/links/0rio/ and  http://www.rootschat.com/links/0rip/ are links for James and Jean birth and baptism on https://familysearch.org. This is a good site for research in this period also. One thing that I noticed, it gives same surname ( apart from spelling mistakes) for both parents.

Found the marriage on Family Search website also, http://www.rootschat.com/links/0riq/. Definitely is Isobell Cockburn, with father William.

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Ireland - Tracey, Conroy, Pat(t)erson.

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Re: James Begbie
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 10 October 12 23:04 BST (UK) »
Hi Juliebeg, Monica etc,

I have found an 1810 receipt for a Peter Begbie, for 51 days work on a church in Haddington includes carriage of old wood from old church, labour of glazier, smith, thatcher & wright. I wonder if this is the Peter Begbie that Monica found.

See link, http://www.rootschat.com/links/0rpw/

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Ireland - Tracey, Conroy, Pat(t)erson.

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Re: James Begbie
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 11 October 12 14:01 BST (UK) »
Thanks Tom and all - its certainly possible. 
His son James moved down to London and married there and its been comparitively easy
to get to grips with that branch of the tree.  Still with your help I've got something to go on.

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Re: James Begbie
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 11 October 12 14:30 BST (UK) »
Hi Juliebeg,

Not sure where you live, but in Haddington, there is a new resource, the John Gray Centre, has archives of all local media including the Haddingtonshire Courier. I did an online search on "Begbie" and selected some around Bolton, Haddington area. You can phone them and they will post them at 15p plus postage. or may email them to you, if they have time.  Just quote date of issue, page and column, and header of article.

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Issue         Article               Page/Column      
24 10 1879   BEGBIE,AGNES,nee ARNOT:CC            Pg 3 Col 1
24 10 1879   BEGBIE,JAMES:GROOM:HADDINGTON:CC         Pg 3 Col 1
06 08 1886   BEGBIE,AGNES,nee ARNOT:LODGINGHOUSE KEEPER:    Pg 3 Col 1
                              HADDINGTON:CC
13 12 1901   BEGBIE,MARY,nee PURDIE:BOLTON FORMERLY:DIED     Pg 2 Col 4
13 12 1901   BEGBIE,PETER,late:BOLTON            Pg 2 Col 4
12 08 1864   BEGBIE, JAMES: AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS:       Pg 1 Col 3
                              HADDINGTON
15 01 1864   BEGBIE, JAMES: BANKRUPTCY COURT         Pg 3 Col 2
22 01 1864   BEGBIE, JAMES: BANKRUPTCY COURT         Pg 2 Col 6
30 06 1871   BEGBIE,THOMAS:BLACKSMITH &:VETERINARY:      Pg 2 Col 7
                              SAMUELSTON
09 10 1868   BEGBIE, PETER: HADDINGTON: DIED         Pg 2 Col 3
20 05 1864   BEGBIE, JAMES: IMPLEMENT MAKER: EXAMINATION    Pg 2 Col 7
                              IN BANKRUPTCY
14 03 1913   BEGBIE,PETER,late:BLACKSMITH:BOLTON         Pg 2 Col 3
      BEGBIE,PETER:BOLTON FORMERLY:DIED in AUSTRALIA
CC stands for Court Case.

Tom
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Ireland - Tracey, Conroy, Pat(t)erson.