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Robert Reid
« on: Thursday 28 February 19 20:02 GMT (UK) »
I am interested in  any details about Robert Reid 'a forebears.
He married Mary Ferguson ( daughter of Donald Ferguson and possibly Katharine Sutherland )  in Inverkeithing Fife in 1804 and they had 2 children that I can find. Jean In 1806 and  Robert in 1809.
Robert junior was baptised in February 1809 and described as a Posthumous child so Robert senior must have died in 1808 or very early 1809.
Present at the baptism was a John Reid who perhaps was Robert senior's father or brother
Looking for Reids in Scotland is like trying to find a needle in a haystack so I'd be grateful for any information  anyone has.
Many Thanks
B

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Re: Robert Reid
« Reply #1 on: Friday 01 March 19 03:10 GMT (UK) »
What resources are you using to find this information?
Scotlandspeople is probably the best site for all things Scottish, if you're not already using it.
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Re: Robert Reid
« Reply #2 on: Friday 01 March 19 07:24 GMT (UK) »
Hi
I've used lots of resources including Scotland's People, which as you say is very useful. I was hoping to find the births of Robert senior and Mary and get another generation back. I think I might have to let this one rest as the trouble is as often happens with common names, lots of possible matches and lack of information.
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B

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Re: Robert Reid
« Reply #3 on: Friday 01 March 19 11:16 GMT (UK) »
REID Marriages;
Inverkeithing Fife 1800-1820

JOHN R to Isobel THOMSON 18 June 1803
ROBERT R 1 August 1804 you have
JAMES R to Elizabeth WESTWATER  4 November 1804
EVANDER McIVER R to Margaret THOMSON 1806
GEORGE R to Margaret LAMB 2 May 1816

May or may not be siblings of Roberts Marriages.

ROBERT Reid  birth  20 January 1780 Inverkeithing to JAMES Reid/Margaret Walls

Cant find any other children to them on Familysearch but there must be as they married 9 December 1774   Inverkeithing, Fife
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Re: Robert Reid
« Reply #4 on: Friday 01 March 19 17:27 GMT (UK) »
Wow
Many thanks for these.
Will investigate them this weekend.
B ;)

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Re: Robert Reid
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 03 March 19 13:38 GMT (UK) »
Your welcome :)
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Re: Robert Reid
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 07 March 19 07:04 GMT (UK) »
Oh Dear,
I have made a basic mistake here.
I looked at Robert Reids death certificate and it looks like his mother wasn't  Mary Ferguson as I thought.
His father was Robert  but it looks like his mother was called Janet (possibly ferguson) but cannot find a marriage for his parents. One step forward and two back. >:(
Tried to attach vile but too large.
B

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Re: Robert Reid
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 07 March 19 12:51 GMT (UK) »
Quite a problem there.
Although the info on a Death Cert is only as good as the informants knowledge.

Although on Census Robert says he was born c 1812/1813.

Its not my area of expertise but can you possibly cut/paste the part of the Death Cert with his Mothers mn?
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Re: Robert Reid
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 07 March 19 13:17 GMT (UK) »
Hi,
Yes, will try to do that later today.
Thanks
B