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Charles-Isabella?!
« on: Thursday 02 July 20 10:58 BST (UK) »
I have found a 3rd great-aunt born 1871 in Moray, Scotland who seems to be called Charles-Isabella Jane Smith. I've looked at the birth record and her marriage record and both clearly say this name. Has anyone else come across anything like this? A male name given to a female? It's especially strange because there doesn't even seem to be any other Charles in that branch of the family.
Murray, McKelvie, Smith, Morrison, Latta, McClelland, Manson, Ingram, Cowan

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Re: Charles-Isabella?!
« Reply #1 on: Friday 03 July 20 08:04 BST (UK) »
Hiya and a warm welcome to Rootschat
her mum was Margaret Morrison - is there any Charles in the Morrison family ??
there have been occassions when a child is born and sponsored by a family member with cash put aside for education - could this be one of those occasions - did the family have money / were they rich ?
John Waynes real name was Marion Morrison - maybe it is a Morrison trait - you never know  :)

do you know anything about the village she was born - Knockando ??

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FQZD-5XB

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how ironic - the Highland games should start in Knockando tomorrow - I presume with Covoid 19 it is cancelled
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knockando,_Moray
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Re: Charles-Isabella?!
« Reply #2 on: Friday 03 July 20 12:02 BST (UK) »
I have just entered Charles as a female record, no dates no county,  on SP Church Registers and got 9 pages of them.

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Re: Charles-Isabella?!
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 04 July 20 19:36 BST (UK) »
Thank you for the replies :)
After a bit more digging I think I have found a couple of Charles Smiths - possibly her uncle and cousin. So that may explain where it came from. Still seems like an odd choice. I'll check death dates in case it was a tribute? They are mostly farmers so don't think she would have been sponsored. I'll keep a more open mind about male names for females in my future research!!
Garstonite - I will definitely be looking into Knockando as seems this whole branch were born, lived and died there. Hopefully will get up there in person as well soonish.
Murray, McKelvie, Smith, Morrison, Latta, McClelland, Manson, Ingram, Cowan