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Hi
I am new to this forum. I have researched quite a bit of my family tree, but have got stuck with tracing James Waters who married Jemima Dunbar in 1845. James was born about 1824 in Caithness, Scotland and had a daughter Jemima Dunbar Waters who married David Cormack.
Any help greatly appreciated.
KC

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Re: New to rootschat
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 07 June 16 12:37 BST (UK) »
Hi and welcome to Rootschat what is it you are stuck with is it his parents you are looking for do you have the family in the census forms ?  ..Have you tried for a death on Scotlands People for James Waters assuming they remained in Scotland
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« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 07 June 16 12:49 BST (UK) »
Thanks for replying. I have tried all that stuff. I am really looking for his parents, exactly where and when he was born. I have him in the Scottish censuses
KC

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Re: New to rootschat
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 07 June 16 13:04 BST (UK) »
Rosie mentioned death registrations on ScotlandsPeople - you say you've tried everything she suggested but if he did stay in Scotland the death registration is your best bet and first port of call for finding out his parents' names.

Did you succeed in tracing a death?
Ayr: Barnes, Wylie
Caithness: MacGregor
Essex: Eldred (Pebmarsh)
Gloucs: Timbrell (Winchcomb)
Hants: Stares (Wickham)
Lincs: Maw, Jackson (Epworth, Belton)
London: Pierce
Suffolk: Markham (Framlingham)
Surrey: Gosling (Richmond)
Wilts: Matthews, Tarrant (Calne, Preshute)
Worcs: Milward (Redditch)
Yorks: Beaumont, Crook, Moore, Styring (Huddersfield); Middleton (Church Fenton); Exley, Gelder (High Hoyland); Barnes, Birchinall (Sheffield); Kenyon, Wood (Cumberworth/Denby Dale)


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Re: New to rootschat
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 07 June 16 13:11 BST (UK) »
I can see the family in the 1891 census in Portobello Midlothian have you tried for a death there ..A tree has a death for him 1897 ?
Rosie

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« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 07 June 16 13:15 BST (UK) »
1 match comes up on Scotlands People 1897 Portobello James Waters age range 1822-1827
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Re: New to rootschat
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 07 June 16 14:06 BST (UK) »
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XY9D-T38
Free Site to search Cormack.

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AREA, Nottinghamshire. Lincolnshire. Staffordshire. Leicestershire, Morayshire.
Paternal Line--An(t)(c)liff(e).Faulkner. Mayfield. Cant. Davison. Caunt. Trigg. Rawding. Buttery. Rayworth. Pepper. Otter. Whitworth. Gray. Calder. Laing. Wright. Jackson. Taylor.
Maternal Line--Linsey. Spicer. Corns. Judson. Greensmith. Steel. Woodford. Ellis. Wyan. Callis. Warriner. Rawlin. Merrin. Vale. Summerfield. Cartwright.
Husbands-Beckett. Heald. Pilkington. Arnold. Hall. Willows. Dring. Newcomb. Hawley.

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Re: New to rootschat
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 07 June 16 15:55 BST (UK) »
Welcome from me too. The Edinburgh Evening News 15 May 1897 has his death notice "At No 6 Rosefield Place on the 14th inst James Waters (late of HM Customs ) in his 76th year". As Rosie has stated his death cert. should give his parent's names.

William
Dent (Haltwhistle and Sacriston), Bell and Jetson (Haltwhistle), Postle, Ward, Longstaff, Purvis, Manners, Parnaby and Hardy (Co. Durham), Kennedy and McRobert (Banffshire), Reid(Bathgate), Watson (Wemyss), Graham (Libberton), Sandilands (Carmichael), Munro (Dingwall)

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« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 07 June 16 15:57 BST (UK) »
Not sure if that's the right one. I have him dieing earlier and his wife Jemima went to live with her daughter. There seems to be another James Waters born in the area in 1822. Will continue checking
Thanks for the help
KC