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David Ewart 1832 - 1906
« on: Wednesday 05 February 14 13:45 GMT (UK) »
I am trying to source the birth details and family records for David Ewart who is believed to have been born in Kirkcudbright sometime around 1832.

Military discharge papers dated 1873 state that 21-year-old David Ewart of Kirkcudbright, Kirkcudbrightshire joined the 91st regiment at Ayr on 21st July 1853

There are census records for 1841 & 1851 with a David Ewart from Kirkcudbright that match my man just about right the problem though is that this David Ewart also appears in the 1861 census still living in Kirkcudbright whereas details in the military records show the David Ewart I am looking for serving at Kamptee in the East Indies during 1861 Q2 

I am not too familiar with the area, so I would be grateful if anybody could advise whether it would be normal for someone to travel from Kirkcudbright to Ayr to enlist in the military, or would it have been more likely for his family to have moved from Kirkcudbright to the Ayr region and be listed in the 1841 & 1851 census returns as resident in another district even though searches in the census returns seem to draw a blank

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Re: David Ewart 1832 - 1906
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 05 February 14 14:17 GMT (UK) »
Likely you cannot see any David so far with the connection to Kircudbright as showing on the enlistment papers you have  :-\

There is only the single consistent entry for a David J Ewart who by 1861 was married to a Jessie and worked as a bank agent and solicitor. His details here https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XYMK-CY3

The David you are looking for was still an active soldier in 1871? Was this his entry, from what you have? https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VF6S-85R

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Re: David Ewart 1832 - 1906
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 05 February 14 14:18 GMT (UK) »
Is this him too by 1881, married and with children https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XQ81-B8S

If this is him, maybe some clues from his marriage entry for possible father's name and occupation?

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Re: David Ewart 1832 - 1906
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 05 February 14 14:20 GMT (UK) »
Hi

I've been looking at the censuses that you refer to.

I don't think that the David [J(ames)] Ewart on the 1851-61 one is yours. this one is down as a Bank Agent and Solicitor on the 1861, married to a Jessie, born England.

Do you have any further info on the army docs that might help?


Gadget

(Sorry Monica - I didn't see your first reply when I posted)
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Re: David Ewart 1832 - 1906
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 05 February 14 14:24 GMT (UK) »
His papers list him as a clerk when he joins up in Ayr in 1853 which ties in with occupation of the David James Ewart living in Kirkcudbright in 1851.  Rather strange

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Re: David Ewart 1832 - 1906
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 05 February 14 14:24 GMT (UK) »
Hi Gadget  :)

David Ewart's 1891 census entry shows him as born in Moffatshire, Scotland. Moffat Dumfrieshire maybe? RG12/3318/101/22

Found quite a few trees for this line. Wife was a Mary Ann Beer. So far, I think the marriage for David and Mary Ann has been illusive and, therefore, problem with confirming his father's name at least.

Monica 

Added: Hi Kay, missed you post. Seen it now. Odd about occupation.
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Re: David Ewart 1832 - 1906
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 05 February 14 14:25 GMT (UK) »
The army record has him down as a clerk and proposed residence is Bury in Lancashire.

Didn't see Kay either - the clerk fits but ? Bury.
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Re: David Ewart 1832 - 1906
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 05 February 14 14:28 GMT (UK) »

Didn't see Kay either - the clerk fits but ? Bury.

The clerk fits the 1851 but not the 1861,
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Re: David Ewart 1832 - 1906
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 05 February 14 14:29 GMT (UK) »
Trying to find David Ewart and Jessie after 1861 but haven't so far. Saw these possible entries for children 1856-60:

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XYBM-K3J
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XYBM-2ZD
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XY5Z-16J

And then no more children in Scotland.

Monica
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