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Can anyone help
« on: Tuesday 27 November 18 08:44 GMT (UK) »
Hi I have only been researching my family tree for a couple of months and i am already completely  fascinated by what I am finding out. At the moment I am struggling to find any info on a relative of mine, I seem to be going round and round in circles.
The details of the relative I am trying to find are as follows:
James Kirkpatrick born in Scotland in or around 1770.
Married Elizabeth Hog or Hogg.
Had a son called William Kirkpatrick born 1797.
If anyone can help me with this search, any relevant details appreciated.
Thank You.

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Re: Can anyone help
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 27 November 18 09:22 GMT (UK) »
Have you looked at /located the records on Scotland's people?

Just that "Scotland" doesn't really narrow down the area by much.
Give FULL details from the 1797 record for a starting point
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« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 27 November 18 09:37 GMT (UK) »
Thank you. I will try that. I know but Scotland is all the info i have right now.
Maybe that will change when I have been to that website.
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« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 27 November 18 10:32 GMT (UK) »
Record for William are on SP but also one more just to confuse. No marriage for either.

Glencairn, Dumfriesshire
JAMES KIRKPATRICK/ELIZABETH HOG

WILLIAM 11/06/1797

JAMES KIRKPATRICK/AGNES HOGG

ELIZABETH 23/09/1804


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« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 27 November 18 10:49 GMT (UK) »
Thank you for your help. I will look into that info you have given me.
Tracy.

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« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 27 November 18 11:04 GMT (UK) »

Dunscore & Glencairn  are 8 12 miles respectively from Dumfries

KIRKPATRICK   WILLIAM   TO JANNET BORELAND   17/12/1820   Dumfries
Several children born Dumfries.

KIRKPATRICK   ELIZABETH TO   WILLIAM PORTEOUS   22/11/1833   Dunscore

No birth record for children on SP but some census records such as below.
1871 - Castle Douglas      Born Dumfriesshire
William Porteous    62   Kirkmahoe,
Elizabeth Porteous    64   glencairn
Jessie Porteous            31   ditto
Elizabeth Porteous    29   ditto

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« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 27 November 18 11:16 GMT (UK) »
You have given me alot of information to look into.
Thank you so much.
Tracy

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« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 28 November 18 09:07 GMT (UK) »
If you've "only been researching my family tree for a couple of months" and are back to ancestors born c1770 (or even back to their son born 1797) I would be concerned that you haven't followed the family back step by step starting with yourself rather than starting with previous research given toyou or family trees, etc. found online.
Please do NOT ask for lookups by Personal Message.

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« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 28 November 18 09:33 GMT (UK) »
I have at least triple checked every single detail on this one branch of my family tree. I do a couple of hours research a day so when i say a couple of months that is quite alot of research hours. I would never put someone down on my family tree unless I was 100% certain they are meant to be there. You must realise that what one person can achieve jn a couple of months is not the same as what another person could achieve in the same time.
I came on here asking for help and everyone so far had been very helpful. For this I am very grateful. But I did not come on here to be criticised and judged by someone who doesn't know me or how much work I have put in.
I am very serious about tracing my family tree not just playing at it.
Thank You.