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Alexander Carnaby and Janet Downie
« on: Sunday 03 September 17 15:09 BST (UK) »
Searching for the baptism records for Alexander Carnaby born abt 1765 profession, Gentleman and his wife Janet Downie also born abt 1765, in Caithness, possibly Thurso, all of their children were born in the same town. I'm also searching for the parish record of their marriage.  Their first child was born in 1785 in Thurso
Banks - Wick, Caithness
Dunbar - Co Antrim-Birkenhead-Liverpool
Kemp - Woodnesborough,Kent-Liverpool
Long - Ireland-Liverpool
Clarke - Ireland-Liverpool
Weldon - Dublin-Birkenhead
Thomas - LLandysilio,Anglesey-Liverpool
Roberts -Denbighshire-Liverpool
Spain-Woodnesborough, Kent
Seed - Ballyculter, Co. Down
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Re: Alexander Carnaby and Janet Downie
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 25 October 20 11:44 GMT (UK) »
I am still searching for my 4x ggf baptism or marriage. New information has come to light it's possible he was from Northumberland and not Caithness. Carnaby appears to be an English name and there are many Carnabys from the North East of England. I found a 1743 baptism for Alexander Carnbay born in Tweedmouth  which could be him. The father is named as William and the mother is a named Mary Todd. Alexander's his first born son was called William and his first daughter was named Mary. So this could be his baptism. Alexander was an overseer of a Salmon Fishing company in Thurso and I believe there was a big salmon fishing  industry in Northumberland.
Alexander and Janet's first born child was born in St Ninians. Stirling, and he was a member of a freemason lodge there before moving to Thurso. Alexander was recorded as a gentleman and a lieutenant in the Caithness fencibles militia.
I was hoping new information from Stirling would lead to their missing marriage record  for them but nothing can be found. I would be grateful in anyone can suggest where else I could look for the marriage record
Banks - Wick, Caithness
Dunbar - Co Antrim-Birkenhead-Liverpool
Kemp - Woodnesborough,Kent-Liverpool
Long - Ireland-Liverpool
Clarke - Ireland-Liverpool
Weldon - Dublin-Birkenhead
Thomas - LLandysilio,Anglesey-Liverpool
Roberts -Denbighshire-Liverpool
Spain-Woodnesborough, Kent
Seed - Ballyculter, Co. Down
Graham-Ayrshire-Ballyculter-Liverpool

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Re: Alexander Carnaby and Janet Downie
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 25 October 20 12:37 GMT (UK) »
In the John o'Groat Journal there was a Mrs. Alexander Carnaby who died in Thurso 11 Sep 1839, age 84.

In the Orkney Herald a Lieutenant Alexander Carnaby who died at his brothers in 1866.  His death index shows his mother's maiden name as Downie. 

Other than that I see nothing Alexander/Janet Downie. 

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Re: Alexander Carnaby and Janet Downie
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 25 October 20 13:41 GMT (UK) »
http://www.downieabz.net

Although I can't help myself - this a Downie website.  Perhaps, there might be something of relevance amongst all the info or the person who runs the site might know something perhaps?
Conroy, Fitzpatrick, Watson, Miller, Davis/Davies, Brown, Senior, Dodds, Grieveson, Gamesby, Simpson, Rose, Gilboy, Malloy, Dalton, Young, Saint, Anderson, Allen, McKetterick, McCabe, Drummond, Parkinson, Armstrong, McCarroll, Innes, Marshall, Atkinson, Glendinning, Fenwick, Bonner

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Re Jessie Downie Robertson and George Mcivor's missing marriage record.
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 07 November 20 17:04 GMT (UK) »
Help needed as I am now searching for another Carnaby/Downie record.  I am searching for Jessie Downie Robertson's (born 1818, Thurso) first marriage to George McIvor shipmaster from Wick. Jessie was widowed and married Robert Harrower in St Cuthbert's parish, Midlothian in 1852. It's possible she married before 1841 as she is not living with her parents at this time.
Banks - Wick, Caithness
Dunbar - Co Antrim-Birkenhead-Liverpool
Kemp - Woodnesborough,Kent-Liverpool
Long - Ireland-Liverpool
Clarke - Ireland-Liverpool
Weldon - Dublin-Birkenhead
Thomas - LLandysilio,Anglesey-Liverpool
Roberts -Denbighshire-Liverpool
Spain-Woodnesborough, Kent
Seed - Ballyculter, Co. Down
Graham-Ayrshire-Ballyculter-Liverpool

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Re: Alexander Carnaby and Janet Downie
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 07 November 20 19:19 GMT (UK) »
Is this Jessie in 1841?

Alexander Carnaby 45 Army H P
George Carnaby 40 Army H P
John Carnaby 35 Salmon Fisher
Jessie Robertson 20
Betsey Gunn 14

Address: Carnab Of Lane, Thurso (as transcribed)

Have you found her in 1851?

Monica
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Re: Alexander Carnaby and Janet Downie
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 07 November 20 19:47 GMT (UK) »
Ahhh yes, I never made that connection before, that could be her staying with or visiting her uncles. And no, I am still searching for Jessie on the 1851 census, I thought I would find her in the Midlothian area as she married Robert thre in 1852.
Banks - Wick, Caithness
Dunbar - Co Antrim-Birkenhead-Liverpool
Kemp - Woodnesborough,Kent-Liverpool
Long - Ireland-Liverpool
Clarke - Ireland-Liverpool
Weldon - Dublin-Birkenhead
Thomas - LLandysilio,Anglesey-Liverpool
Roberts -Denbighshire-Liverpool
Spain-Woodnesborough, Kent
Seed - Ballyculter, Co. Down
Graham-Ayrshire-Ballyculter-Liverpool

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Re: Alexander Carnaby and Janet Downie
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 07 November 20 19:58 GMT (UK) »
Where did you get the name of George McIvor? Was it from her death registration? I can't see her in 1851 so far under McIvor (with wildcards).

Monica

Added: See her parish marriage entry in 1852 makes a referece to McIvor www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XY9T-6BY
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Re: Alexander Carnaby and Janet Downie
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 07 November 20 20:46 GMT (UK) »
From her marriage record, "relict of George McIvor shipmaster"
Banks - Wick, Caithness
Dunbar - Co Antrim-Birkenhead-Liverpool
Kemp - Woodnesborough,Kent-Liverpool
Long - Ireland-Liverpool
Clarke - Ireland-Liverpool
Weldon - Dublin-Birkenhead
Thomas - LLandysilio,Anglesey-Liverpool
Roberts -Denbighshire-Liverpool
Spain-Woodnesborough, Kent
Seed - Ballyculter, Co. Down
Graham-Ayrshire-Ballyculter-Liverpool