Author Topic: Looking for Ancestors James Anderson Margaret McKeand  (Read 13270 times)

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Re: Looking for Ancestors
« Reply #18 on: Tuesday 27 May 14 09:33 BST (UK) »
1851 Census

Cotton Street, Castle Douglas
James Anderson, 76, bookbinder, b. Dumfriesshire
Margaret, 76, b. Anwoth. KKD
*Margaret, niece, 11, b. England


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* Obviously where Margaret was in 1851 - strange as she's down as niece not granddaughter!
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« Reply #19 on: Tuesday 27 May 14 09:40 BST (UK) »
For ref - I always find that these parish maps are really helpful as a starting point if you're not familiar with the area:

http://www.scotlandsfamily.com/parish-map-wigtown.htm

http://www.scotlandsfamily.com/parish-map-dumfries.htm

Interesting that James says b. Dumfries and the death cert has him b. Urr - worth checking in both counties.

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« Reply #20 on: Tuesday 27 May 14 10:30 BST (UK) »
I'm wondering if Copeland Anderson was in the Navy - a possible baptism for a daughter Elisabeth in Liverpool in 1843

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NN4D-PP5


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« Reply #21 on: Tuesday 27 May 14 11:00 BST (UK) »
jumping back to Lochenbreck

Could this be the farmhouse:

http://lochenbreck.co.uk/wp-content/gallery/home-page/layer_3.jpg

http://lochenbreck.co.uk/

http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2023723

Lots more on Google  (geograph.org)


It's just to the North of Laurieston

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« Reply #22 on: Tuesday 27 May 14 11:13 BST (UK) »
On a modern OS map with Lochenbreck Well marked:

 http://www.rootschat.com/links/0zgk/


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« Reply #23 on: Tuesday 27 May 14 13:58 BST (UK) »
I see Trish and Gadget have been going great guns with this.

Also, I think the farm was called Lochenbreck Well and not Brackenbreck Hall - see attached from the baptism entries.
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Gadget, thank you for clarifying this. I spent quite a time searching for a Brackenbreck Hall that doesn't (seem to) exist in the area.
 
The entry is extremely clearly written as Lochenbreck Well, and I have now located it on the map.

Quite a hike to Balmhagie where I probably wrongly assumed the children were christened. Oh well, never mind - you can't win them all.  :)

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« Reply #24 on: Tuesday 27 May 14 14:35 BST (UK) »
They don't seem to have stayed on the farm very long, Ruskie. On James's death cert in 1855,  it says that he'd lived in Castle Douglas for 36 years - so they must have moved by 1819.  He became or was a bookbinder From reading my 3xgrt grandfather's letters, tenant farming in the Loch Ken/River Dee area didn't really pay around then.

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Re: Looking for Ancestors James Anderson Margaret McKeand
« Reply #25 on: Tuesday 27 May 14 15:17 BST (UK) »
I'm wondering how/why Jessie married and had children in Alton, Hants. It's inland so not  naval . Can't find anything about Copland Anderson apart from his death on the MI.

Alton is associated with Sweet Fanny Adams!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alton,_Hampshire
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Re: Looking for Ancestors James Anderson Margaret McKeand
« Reply #26 on: Tuesday 27 May 14 15:30 BST (UK) »
I'm wondering if Copeland Anderson was in the Navy - a possible baptism for a daughter Elisabeth in Liverpool in 1843

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NN4D-PP5


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Just found this baptism. Born 10th March, bpt 6 August 1843. Cop(e)land Anderson was down as a police constable.


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Added -  Also another Elizabeth, baptised 9 Nov 1845. This seems to be after he died (from the MI). Maybe the MI was a year or so out  ::)

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