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Trying to Prove if I have the correct Alexander Walker
« on: Sunday 30 June 19 09:45 BST (UK) »
Alexander is shown on his son George's marriage certificate to Harriet Smith 11/6/1859 as a Toll Keeper. Alexander was a partner of Mary Daniel but they never married. The family appear to have lived around the Cruden Parish. I have an Alexander b 29/1/1801 but can't actually prove this is the correct Alexander. Are there any records of toll keepers early 1800's available ???
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

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Re: Trying to Prove if I have the correct Alexander Walker
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 30 June 19 10:01 BST (UK) »
Is the Alexander in the 1861 or 51 census as that could help you wth dates and birth location
Garnock (lothian, fife)
Valet (london, switzerland)
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Blackbird (durham,  newcastle)
Barr (ayrshire, ireland)
Fleming (paisley)
Crone, croney ,(dumfriesshire, ireland)

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Re: Trying to Prove if I have the correct Alexander Walker
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 30 June 19 10:09 BST (UK) »
Welcome to RootsChat :)

Are we talking about Cruden Bay in Aberdeenshire?  There are many members here with in-depth knowledge of Scottish records (not me unfortunately!) if that's what you're looking for.

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Re: Trying to Prove if I have the correct Alexander Walker
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 30 June 19 10:11 BST (UK) »
Hi , welcome to RC  :)

Was George's father still alive at the time of the marriage ?
FreeCEN has an Alexander Walker , Tollkeeper , on the Aberdeenshire Census 1841 & 1851 , but he was born C1780.

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Re: Trying to Prove if I have the correct Alexander Walker
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 30 June 19 11:03 BST (UK) »
George appears to be their only child.
GEORGE WALKER   ALEXANDER WALKER/MARY DANIEL   05/01/1822   Cruden

No trace 1841.

1851 Chapelhill, Cruden
DANIEL   Mary   Head   UM   60   Stocking Knitter   Peterhead
WALKER   George   Son   UM   29   Ag Labr   Cruden

1861 Little Tillymaud, Cruden -  all born Cruden
WALKER   George   Head   39   Salmon Fisher (Servant)
WALKER   Harriet   Wife   32   
WALKER   James   Son   9m   


The only Toll Keeper I can find, maybe after George was born Alexander and Mary separated?

1841 - Market Muir, Strichen = both born in county.
Alexr WALKER 60 Toll Keeper
Christian WALKER 45

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Re: Trying to Prove if I have the correct Alexander Walker
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 30 June 19 11:29 BST (UK) »
Could Alexander have died between 1841 and 1851 that's why he not on any census and why Mary living wth her son  in 1851.
Garnock (lothian, fife)
Valet (london, switzerland)
Butcher (ramsgate, glasgow)
Blackbird (durham,  newcastle)
Barr (ayrshire, ireland)
Fleming (paisley)
Crone, croney ,(dumfriesshire, ireland)

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Re: Trying to Prove if I have the correct Alexander Walker
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 30 June 19 11:32 BST (UK) »
1841'1851 Census looks good as possible Alexander to me ev.

Possible Marriage;
Alexr WALKER to Christian COWIE
13 November 1824
Kintore,Aberdeen,Scotland

1851 Census
Alxr Walker, 71, Goll (Toll) Keeper & Labourer born Fraserburgh
Christian Walker, 55
Elizabeth Patterson, 10, Orphan
Margt Patterson, 7, Orphan
Jean Patterson, 5, Orphan

1841 Census
Alxr Walker   60 Toll Keeper
Christian Walker   45
George Murray   5
Mary Morison   5


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