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Offline Cathiemay

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Andrew Douglas & Mary Tait
« on: Tuesday 05 February 13 21:21 GMT (UK) »
Hi,
  I am researching the Douglas family from Yetholm for my cousin, and finding it very difficult, as there are so many Andrew Douglas's.  The ones we want are Andrew Douglas  1849 who married Mary Tait 1850.  They had a son William 1880 who married Rebecca Butler at South  Shields.    I would like to know who were  Andrew's parents & siblings also Mary's parents & siblings.
It would be great if someone out there could tell me.
                  regards Cathiemay.                                           

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Re: Andrew Douglas & Mary Tait
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 05 February 13 23:41 GMT (UK) »
If Andrew and Mary married in Scotland, downloading a copy of their marriage cert from Scotlands People website will give you that information

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Re: Andrew Douglas & Mary Tait
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 06 February 13 01:15 GMT (UK) »
According to dau. Agnes' birth certificate Andrew Douglas and Mary Tait married 25/6/1868 Coldstream which is in Berwickshire, Scottish borders.   Cannot trace either in Scotland or England.

From what I can see they didn't seem to register the births of hardly any of their children - however, Andrew Douglas died 15/5/1911 Kirk Yetholm aged 62 of Valvular Heart Disease - informant was his son Andrew.   His parents are show as William Douglas and Agnes, formerly Clark.

I am only able to view transcripts of Scottish census:

1851 - Yetholm

William Douglas   bc.1816    Hawker       b. Yetholm
Agnes Douglas     bc.1821                       ditto
Walter Douglas    bc.1843                       ditto
Andrew Douglas   bc.1849                       ditto

1861 - Yetholm

2 further children: Jane bc.1855 and Agnes bc.1858.   Also with family is Andrew's father - Matthew Douglas bc.1783 Yetholm - Pauper formerly Hawker.

Scotlands People should have Matthew's death certificate which will tell you who his parents were.

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Re: Andrew Douglas & Mary Tait
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 06 February 13 21:53 GMT (UK) »
Hi Annette & Carole
   Thank you Annette for all the trouble you have gone to searching for Andrew Douglas. You  have been a great help.  I did try to find Andrews death in Scotlands people  Carole but it kept coming back no trace.  Will have another go sometime. Thank you for your reply.
                                       Cathiemay.

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Re: Andrew Douglas & Mary Tait
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 07 February 13 22:06 GMT (UK) »
Hi

DOUGLAS and TAIT were surnames very common among Yetholm's gypsy community, and the profession of 'hawker' is another indication that they were gypsies..

The gypsies travelled during the summer months, so christening any children born at this time would not have been easy.

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