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Offline Clark Smith

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Smiths of Ancrum Roxburghshire
« on: Tuesday 20 January 15 20:39 GMT (UK) »
I am currently researching the Smith family and have become unstuck can anyone help?

Adam Smith was born in Ancrum in December 1773 he later married Betty Hall and lived at Hownam near Morebattle. From there on to date the records are well detailed and I have been able to follow the blood line.
However Adams father was named Andrew who`s father was also Andrew and so on. The generations overlap and multiply. Having tried for several months to unpick the tangled mass of the Smith,s can anyone throw any light on the who's who.
(My wife is concerned that when I get stuck I have a large dram which is becoming a habit)

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Re: Smiths of Ancrum Roxburghshire
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 14 February 15 21:31 GMT (UK) »
Hi, do you know when or where Adam married Betty Hall?

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Re: Smiths of Ancrum Roxburghshire
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 15 February 15 15:56 GMT (UK) »
Hi, Sorry I can find no trace of the place or date of their marriage.

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Re: Smiths of Ancrum Roxburghshire
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 15 February 15 19:24 GMT (UK) »
I've noticed lots of births/baptisms for Elizabeth Hall in Roxburghshire, also a few for Betty Hall. Maybe you could start there.

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Re: Smiths of Ancrum Roxburghshire
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 18 February 15 20:24 GMT (UK) »
Tried all these options but nothing "Ties in"which was the reason for posting the notice.
Ready for another dram!

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Re: Smiths of Ancrum Roxburghshire
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 18 February 15 21:09 GMT (UK) »
Most annoying for you! I suppose you've tried Freereg and the usual suspects? Other people's trees on Ancestry? Those brick walls are ghastly, but hard to let go of. Time to move to another branch of the family for a while perhaps.... Sorry I can't help, best of luck.

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Re: Smiths of Ancrum Roxburghshire
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 19 February 15 13:15 GMT (UK) »
Just remmber

Years ago when the Borders Archive was at Library HQ St Mary's Mill in Selkirk, Helen the archivist looked out a box of hand written card index of the old burial for Ancrum, someone locally had written out a card for each burial in the old section of the graveyard dating back to the 17C - not sure where it is nowadays could still be there, but probably be at the Hub in Hawick. 

it was very interesting


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Re: Smiths of Ancrum Roxburghshire
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 19 February 15 15:49 GMT (UK) »
Thanks,guys for all your assistance it is very much appreciated.
They say you should be very careful when it comes to choosing your parents. I think this is a case in point!
Maybe someday the tumblers will fall into line.

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Re: Smiths of Ancrum Roxburghshire
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 19 February 15 20:02 GMT (UK) »
Terianne, I find what you have said very interesting. A relative of mine, Thomas Paterson (so many of them - how could I possibly be sure it was the correct Thomas???) was said to have been buried in Ancrum on 8 Sep 1815, but I haven't yet found a record of this. It sounds like I should be approaching the Hub in Hawick perhaps.