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McKinnon
« on: Saturday 13 April 19 14:53 BST (UK) »
Hi there, I'm researching Robert McKinnon. Sadly, all I've got on him is he married Agnes Brown in Lesmahagow and had Abigail in 1826 there. He was a Carter. I'm sure he has Arran connections as I think some of his offspring went there. It shows on some trees that he had a son Walter who was convicted of stealing coal and sent to Australia. He also appears to have died young and his name was sometimes noted as McConnon, abigail actually shows on birth record as Connon. That's it!
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Re: McKinnon
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 13 April 19 15:20 BST (UK) »
Update, abigail was born c1826, Sorry
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Re: McKinnon
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 13 April 19 18:23 BST (UK) »
Have you checked the records on www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk

I note the trees you mention, Abigail is noted as Abigail McConnon Mckinnon,
Some records state they had 17 children in 17 Years, Robert died age 54 in 1841. The trees state they married in 1812 Lesmahagow but no record on SP.

CONNON   ABIGAIL   ROBERT CONNON/AGNES BROWN    25/02/1826   Lesmahagow


MCCOWAN   WALTER   ROBERT MCCOWAN/AGNESS BROWN    08/08/1819   Lesmahagow
Oldest son, and the others seem to be on SP, surname spelling, McCowan, McCouan, McConan, and Abigail is the only one Connon. None McKinnon.

Sadly no marriage for a Robert of any name to Agnes Brown on SP 1800 1850

However:
MCKENNON   ROBERT   Age 75 (1766)   Died    29/04/1841   Lesmahagow

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Re: McKinnon
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 13 April 19 18:49 BST (UK) »
1841 Devon Burn, Lesmahagow   
Agnes McConan            40
Elizabeth McConan   15
John McConan           12
Martha McConan   7
David Mc Claimet   45
William Grahame   30

Not there 1851, maybe with below, possible marriage you would need to check record to see if they were both widowed.

MACCONAN   AGNES   ARCHIBALD GILCHRIST   07/12/1845   Carluke

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Re: McKinnon
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 13 April 19 19:17 BST (UK) »
Hi Colin, the thing about sp is that you have to have correct spelling. When abigail died it def had Robert McKinnon as father. Think it's the usual written as it sounds and no one corrects it. Will look at mckennon. Thanks, if that's correct he must have mean he was lot older. Will look at that marriage. Gilchrist shows up on my dna matches!!!
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Re: McKinnon
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 13 April 19 20:41 BST (UK) »
Hi Elaine,
Hope that works out. Just a couple of points, on SP you do not need exact spelling , try Fuzzy Match or one of the other options. I found most of the info. just using Robert & Agnes.

The death of a McKennon might not be relevant or might be a relative. I would think from the birth records Robert would have been born later?

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Re: McKinnon
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 13 April 19 20:49 BST (UK) »
Apart from the tips from Colin, SP also accepts the symbol of '*' as a wildcard for spelling variations. You can use as many as you wants. There is also no minimum on letters you have to use for a name seach. For example, if I was searching for a Jane (common variant is Jean), I search for j*an*.

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Re: McKinnon
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 13 April 19 21:13 BST (UK) »
Hi thanks, will try that. However, I found Agnes mcconnan in 1851 census living with her brother in law John mcconnan and his wife and family. John was born in durisdeer, Dumfries-shire. Reckon I'm wrong about the Arran link but will get further back and see. This means that Agnes couldn't have married Archibald gilchrist in 1845.
Will look into this durisdeer link and post my findings, might help someone else researching this family.
Big question is are they originally McKinnon with name spelt incorrectly or did they change the name...... Work to be done.... Elaine

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Re: McKinnon
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 13 April 19 21:27 BST (UK) »
Just adding link to the old post for background www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=800915.0

Hopefully, Agnes' brother in law John died after 1855 and his parents' names were noted on his death cert to help you work back with confidence on Robert's line.

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