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Re: William Swanston Young Coldingham Berwickshire 1825 died 1904 Tasmania
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 14 May 22 22:46 BST (UK) »
I wondered about this 1841 census entry in Westruther, Berwickshire
Excellent find, Monica :)
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Re: William Swanston Young Coldingham Berwickshire 1825 died 1904 Tasmania
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 14 May 22 22:52 BST (UK) »

Added: If this is him in 1851 www.scottishindexes.com/51transcript.aspx?houseid=74001042 ...he is not helping  ;)

I just saw the mention of Fogo which might connect with the location on this 1851 census entry?

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Re: William Swanston Young Coldingham Berwickshire 1825 died 1904 Tasmania
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 14 May 22 22:52 BST (UK) »
Hi Forfarian, Thankyou..next coffee I have Ill think of your generosity ..
More questions than answers...
Looking around the commercial sites John Young and Margaret Thomson married 19 Feb 1817 Inverness....I could not find any copies of original docs...then this
1851 census
John Young born 1796 Strathanen Lanarkshire age 55 General Labourer
Margaret young born abt 1805 Strathanen Lanarkshire age 46 a Washer
could these be the same people

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Re: William Swanston Young Coldingham Berwickshire 1825 died 1904 Tasmania
« Reply #12 on: Saturday 14 May 22 22:56 BST (UK) »
Added: If this is him in 1851 www.scottishindexes.com/51transcript.aspx?houseid=74001042 ...he is not helping  ;)
Oh, I think he is. He's at Sisterpath Waulkmill, which is exactly where William and Sarah's first child, John, was born 4 years later.
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Re: William Swanston Young Coldingham Berwickshire 1825 died 1904 Tasmania
« Reply #13 on: Saturday 14 May 22 22:57 BST (UK) »
I would say not. There are many couples with the same names which is why it is important to try to check and verify details or it is easy to go down the wrong road. You can't tell from that census entry what this Margaret's maiden name could be without researching her further.

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Re: William Swanston Young Coldingham Berwickshire 1825 died 1904 Tasmania
« Reply #14 on: Saturday 14 May 22 22:59 BST (UK) »

Oh, I think he is. It's at Sisterpath Waulkmill, which is exactly where William and Sarah's first child, John, was born 4 years later.

Looks promising then for him.

This looks like potential sister Catherine's death (age a little light by a few years if she was born c. 1818):

Catherine YOUNG
Age 78
Mother's maiden name SWANSTON
1905
775/ 88
Galashiels

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Re: William Swanston Young Coldingham Berwickshire 1825 died 1904 Tasmania
« Reply #15 on: Saturday 14 May 22 23:03 BST (UK) »
1851 census
John Young born 1796 Strathanen Lanarkshire age 55 General Labourer
Margaret young born abt 1805 Strathanen Lanarkshire age 46 a Washer
could these be the same people
No, I think not.

The Inverness marriage says that the Margaret Thomson who married John Young there in 1817 was from Redcastle,  in Ross and Cromarty.

That census is in Glasgow, and the birthplace is Strathaven, which is the only town in the parish of Avondale in Lanarkshire. It is also a long way from Inverness.
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Re: William Swanston Young Coldingham Berwickshire 1825 died 1904 Tasmania
« Reply #16 on: Saturday 14 May 22 23:05 BST (UK) »
This looks like potential sister Catherine's death (age a little light by a few years if she was born c. 1818):
Catherine YOUNG
Age 78
Mother's maiden name SWANSTON
1905
775/ 88
Galashiels
Since she is also indexed as Gillie, there's no doubt about it.
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Re: William Swanston Young Coldingham Berwickshire 1825 died 1904 Tasmania
« Reply #17 on: Saturday 14 May 22 23:47 BST (UK) »
Leap of faith here...in other words...pure speculation  ;)

Again, working with names. We have the name of Catherine Aitchison Young. I wondered whether the name of Catherine Aitchison could connect to either the Young or Swanston side.

I found this christening entry in Dunbar Midlothian:

ISABELLA HALL SWANSTON
Parents WILLIAM SWANSTON/CATHERINE AITCHESON
28/08/1776
Ref 706/30 49
Dunbar

Not Margaret Swanston, but a sister?

So (and this, as mentioned, are pure guesses) if we have the right line for William through this couple, namely John Young and Margaret Swanston, could he have been called after his maternal grandfather and sister Catherine after her maternal grandmother?

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