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« on: Thursday 16 June 05 08:38 BST (UK) »
Looking for info on donald banks my grandfather and great grandfather.Believe the latter was born in Hunspow,dunnet.

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Re: banks
« Reply #1 on: Friday 24 June 05 21:49 BST (UK) »
There was a Donald BANKS born 11 Aug 1825 at Hunspow, Dunnet.

His parents were James BANKS and Christian CREAR.

He married Catherine SUTHERLAND 15 Oct 1852.
BANKS, DOULL, BAIN, MILLIE, MURRAY, JACKSON, MOCHRIE, FISHER, RIACH, ANDERSON, PATERSON, CATTANACH, BRODIE, HASTIE, MACLEAN, FINLAYSON

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Re: banks
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 25 June 05 07:04 BST (UK) »
my great grandfather donald banks was born in 1855 in hunspow.All i know is his father was donald banks.My aunt thinks his wife was margaret banks but not sure.So dont know if that donald banks you mention is the correct one.Probably is as village is correct and date would be about right.My grandfathers brother was james banks.Ive seen your messages on caithness geneology board but i cant reply as it doesnt for some reason except hot mail.Im going up to caithness at the end of july to stay in my cousins.The croft in hunspow is still there in ruins.Thanks anyway.Any connection to you at all.


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Re: banks
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 26 June 05 21:47 BST (UK) »
Hi

On the 1861 census, there's a five year-old Donald BANKS born at Dunnet living with his grandfather, James BANKS, at Hunspow. Also living with James are his sons, George and John, and daughters, Ann and Betsy.

On the 1871 census, Donald is described as a 15 year-old scholar born at Dunnet. Both his grandparents, James BANKS and Christina CREAR, are there in Hunspow and also living with them are son, George, daughters, Nancy and Betsey, and two other grandchildren, James and Elizabeth.
BANKS, DOULL, BAIN, MILLIE, MURRAY, JACKSON, MOCHRIE, FISHER, RIACH, ANDERSON, PATERSON, CATTANACH, BRODIE, HASTIE, MACLEAN, FINLAYSON

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Re: banks
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 26 June 05 21:53 BST (UK) »
Thanks a lot. Thats got to be him.So looks like ive gone one step further and found james banks who was my great great great grandfather.Are you connected.

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Re: banks
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 26 June 05 22:42 BST (UK) »
Hi

Some more details on James BANKS:

Christening:
1799 April 20
Parent's names: Donald Banks, Margt Cooper
Children's names: James
Place of abode: Dunnet
Witnesses: Katharine Swanson, Girzal Cooper

James died of old age on 27 Sep 1880 at Hunspow.

James' father, Donald BANKS, may have been the son of John BANKS and Christian LAURIE as they had a son, Donald, christened in 1760.

If I am related, it would be through the father of John as I can only trace my line back to Donald BANKS who married Christian DUNNET. My Donald may have been born in 1763, the son of Donald BANKS and Margaret CALDER.
BANKS, DOULL, BAIN, MILLIE, MURRAY, JACKSON, MOCHRIE, FISHER, RIACH, ANDERSON, PATERSON, CATTANACH, BRODIE, HASTIE, MACLEAN, FINLAYSON

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Re: banks
« Reply #6 on: Monday 27 June 05 06:41 BST (UK) »
Thanks a million,still not 100 per cent sure have e mailed another cousin who lives in Huna a few miles from John O groats and see if this is whats shes found.If correct i might have gone back 2 more generations.I know that she had a donald banks married to a Margaret Calder as one of her options.You probably guessed that im named after Donald banks.I live in south Wales.All my fathers family are welsh and my mothers scottish.They met whe my father was posted to wick in the war.They were married in wick parish church and was older sister was born in wick.They then moved to south wales.

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Re: banks
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 28 June 05 06:20 BST (UK) »
Had a reply off my cousin and she said that the donald banks who was born in 1825,had a sister margaret.She thinks the next Donald banks was her son and was brought up by his grandparents.so donald banks 1825 is his uncle but james banks is his grandfather. Also her great grandmother was a Crear Banks so got to be same family  .

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Re: banks
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 28 June 05 21:39 BST (UK) »
Hi

These are the Old Parish Records transcriptions I've made for the family

1822 Decr 7th
James Banks and Christian Crear
were contarcted in order to Marriage
29th
James Banks and Christian Crear above
mentioned were Married

1823 Decr
Born: 15
Baptized: 20
Parent's names:James Banks, Christian Creach
Child's names: Helen
Residence: Dunnet
Witnesses: John Banks, Helen Spence

1825 Aug
Born: 11
Baptized: 28
Parent's names:James Banks, Christian Creach
Child's names: Donald
Residence: Huntspow
Witnesses: George Creach, Helen Sutherland

1826 Octr
Born: 5
Baptized: 16
Parent's names:James Banks, Christian Creach
Child's names: Margaret
Residence: Huntspow
Witnesses: George Creach, Margaret Creach

1829 Septr
Born: 27
Baptized: 28
Parent's names:James Banks, Christian Crear
Child's names: George
Residence: Huntspow
Witnesses: Isobel Crear, Campbel Coupar

1831 October
Born: 19
Baptized: 27
Parent's names:James Banks, Christian Crear
Child's names: James
Residence: Westside of Dunnet
Witnesses: Anne Miller, Helen Crear

1833 May
Born: 9
Baptized: 16
Parent's names:James Banks, Christian Crear
Child's names: Jean
Residence: Westside of Dunnet
Witnesses: Jean Calder, Helen Crear

1834 Decr
Born: 5
Baptized: 24
Parent's names:James Banks, Christian Crear
Child's names: John
Residence: Huntspow
Witnesses: Christian Taylor, Helen Crear

1837
Born: Jany 12
Baptized: Mar 2
Parent's names:James Banks, Christian Crear
Child's names: James
Residence: Huntspow
Witnesses: Helen Crear, Christian Crear

1839
Born: May 26
Baptized: Aug 12
Parent's names:James Banks, Christian Crear
Child's names: James
Residence: Huntspow
Witnesses: Christian Calder, Christian Crear

1841
Born: Aug 22
Baptized: Oct 16
Parent's names:James Banks, Christian Crear
Child's names: Anne
Residence: Huntspow
Witnesses: William Crear, Anne Miller

BANKS, DOULL, BAIN, MILLIE, MURRAY, JACKSON, MOCHRIE, FISHER, RIACH, ANDERSON, PATERSON, CATTANACH, BRODIE, HASTIE, MACLEAN, FINLAYSON