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John Johnston
« on: Sunday 03 March 19 07:24 GMT (UK) »
I am looking for information on John Johnston b Jan 1832 Aberdeenshire married Margaret Laing b 1841 Aberdeenshire. I believe their parents were Andrew  & Betty Johnston and William & Elphet (?) Laing. My usual source, Scotlands People, since 'modernised' has not helped. I have emailed them with my concerns, awaiting a response. Anyway, any help as usual greatly appreciated, Thank You David

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Re: John Johnston
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 03 March 19 07:37 GMT (UK) »
Have you found them on 1841, 1851 censuses etc?

What is your specific problem with scotlandspeople, please?

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Re: John Johnston
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 03 March 19 07:42 GMT (UK) »
Tree on ancestry has birth for Margaret as 17/02/1848 Keith Banffshire Scotland - does this fit with censuses?

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Re: John Johnston
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 03 March 19 09:50 GMT (UK) »
Like chempat I am wondering what the problem is with scotlandspeople. I use it regularly and never had a problem.

It is some years since they changed anything,

Curious,

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Re: John Johnston
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 03 March 19 10:02 GMT (UK) »
There is a marriage for a John Johnston to Margaret Laing in Keith on 5/11/1870.
Have you looked at the marriage certificate on scotlandspeople  -  Ref 159/27.

That should confirm both sets of parents.

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Re: John Johnston
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 03 March 19 10:18 GMT (UK) »
Thank you. I have just gone in to S.P and have access to this marriage record. In fact it is one I have 'paid' for previously. Printed it down. It seems that my problem, for what ever is getting census /birth records. I did get on 1st March 2019 a census record 1841 of Robert/Betty/John Johnston but no joy with others. Be interesting what comes back from Contact desk.
 Cheers guys for your patience! David     

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Re: John Johnston
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 03 March 19 10:20 GMT (UK) »
Just some further information for you -

There is a death of a John Johnston in 1887 - Banchory Devenick - aged 55 - Ref no  251/1 18

Might be worth a look.

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Re: John Johnston
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 03 March 19 10:38 GMT (UK) »
Hi David just checked census records for them on Ancestry -

1881 Census - Living in Banchory as follows -
John Johnston aged 48 - born Fintray, Aberdeenshire - Unemployed Joiner
Margaret Johnston aged 34 born Keith.
Children - Elizabeth aged 10, William aged 9, Andrew aged 7, Isabella aged 5, John aged 2.

1891 Census - Margaret is listed as widow.

Sorry, still unable to understand what the problem is with SP

Hope this info helps,

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Re: John Johnston
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 03 March 19 10:50 GMT (UK) »
Just done a search on SP and found the 1881 Census for him aged 48.

Banchory Devenick is in Kincardineshire and the ref is  251/ 1 5/4

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