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Gavin Mowat b. c1857 Canisbay Caithness , on Census after 1861 ?
« on: Monday 02 July 18 01:45 BST (UK) »
Gavin Mowat born 1857 in Canisbay.  Looks like he was in Edinburgh 1881 onwards.
Would love details of any census results from 1881 onwards.
Thanks
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Re: Census thanks
« Reply #1 on: Monday 02 July 18 01:51 BST (UK) »
Can you please add any more details you have please?

Where was he prior to 1881 & who with?
Who were his parents?
What was his occupation?
Was he married/who was his wife?
Did he have children/what were their names?
Where was 'Canisbay'?...This helps people who don't have geographical knowledge of all areas as well as others researching your family to relate to.
Was it Canisbay, Caithness or an area elsewhere?

A needle in a haystack without more info. I'm afraid  ;D

Annie
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Re: Census thanks
« Reply #2 on: Monday 02 July 18 01:55 BST (UK) »
Hi Annie, I was going to ask similar questions. :)

I see there are four Gavin Mowats in the 1881 Scotland census. None of them are born 1857. One born 1809 Canisbay may be of interest though?

Note: I have not checked alternative spellings as yet, nor have I checked other censuses.

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« Reply #3 on: Monday 02 July 18 01:58 BST (UK) »
I have found a Gavin Mowatt lodging in Edinburgh with a Steedman family in 1881. This one is aged 26 and is a railway porter. Address is 11 West Adam St.

Do you already have this information?

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« Reply #4 on: Monday 02 July 18 02:01 BST (UK) »
He is at the same address in the 1891 census - railway porter aged 36, with wife Catherine aged 34 born "Ross, Loch Alsh", children Gavin 5 and Marion 2.

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Re: Census thanks
« Reply #5 on: Monday 02 July 18 02:03 BST (UK) »
Gavin Mowat born 1857 in Canisbay.  Looks like he was in Edinburgh 1881 onwards.
Would love details of any census results from 1881 onwards.
Thanks

Do you know for sure he was born 1857?

Ruskie's info. is interesting (b approx. 1855) as an 1855 cert. for Scotland is a gem, full of plenty info!

Ruskie, where was his PoB on the 1881?

Annie

Add, cross posts there Ruskie  ;)

1881 he's 26 & 1891 he's 16  ???
South Uist, Inverness-shire, Scotland:- Bowie, Campbell, Cumming, Currie, MacDonald, MacInnes, MacIntyre, MacKinnon, Steele, Walker

Ireland:- Cullen, Flannigan (Derry), Donahoe/Donaghue (variants) (Cork), McCrate (Tipperary), Mellon, Tol(l)and (Donegal & Tyrone)

Newcastle-on-Tyne/Durham (Northumberland):- Harrison, Jude, Kemp, Lunn, Mellon, Robson, Stirling

Kettering, Northampton:- MacKinnon

Canada:- Callaghan, MacKinnon, MacPhee

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« Reply #6 on: Monday 02 July 18 02:04 BST (UK) »
born Canisbay Annie.  :)

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« Reply #7 on: Monday 02 July 18 02:06 BST (UK) »
Ruskie, Thanks but...

Can you please read my last post as I edited it?

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South Uist, Inverness-shire, Scotland:- Bowie, Campbell, Cumming, Currie, MacDonald, MacInnes, MacIntyre, MacKinnon, Steele, Walker

Ireland:- Cullen, Flannigan (Derry), Donahoe/Donaghue (variants) (Cork), McCrate (Tipperary), Mellon, Tol(l)and (Donegal & Tyrone)

Newcastle-on-Tyne/Durham (Northumberland):- Harrison, Jude, Kemp, Lunn, Mellon, Robson, Stirling

Kettering, Northampton:- MacKinnon

Canada:- Callaghan, MacKinnon, MacPhee

"OLD GENEALOGISTS NEVER DIE - THEY JUST LOSE THEIR CENSUS"

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« Reply #8 on: Monday 02 July 18 02:09 BST (UK) »
1901 he is 48, a railway servant b Freswick Caithness. Wife Katherine 44 b "Conchan" Ross-shire.

Children Gavin 15, John 11, Donald Mowat, 19 (lodger, railway servant)  and Katherine Mowat, 23 visito,r Domestic Servant. Last two look like relatives. Both born "Obrig" Caithness....

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