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06-01-2008, 2:31 PM
i am looking for info on james young who married isobell mathie date unknown for their marriage or james birth, which is what i am looking for. They had a son david young in st cuthberts in 1756 on Davids birth certificate the witnesses where William young and David Kay, i have searched for info for some time now but im getting no where and its holding me up something awful. If anyone could help me i would be most grateful.
06-01-2008, 7:41 PM
Aren't you lucky ... getting back to a 1756 birth! For my main area of interest (Tongue) the records don't start till c.1785, and even then, less than 70% of births were registered.
Some random thoughts:
This couple registered only one birth in St Cuthberts.
Were they just "passing through"?
Maybe they emigrated ... or maybe one spouse died and the other remarried.
If the family lived in Edinburgh for some time -
Was James a tradesman? Trade records.
Might he have broken the law? Court records, newspapers.
Could the family afford to rent the ceremonial cloth to cover his coffin? Some mortcloth records surivive.
Could they afford a gravestone? Memorial inscriptions.
All the above very demanding of your time and purse. You might hit gold but more likely end up with the proverbial |banghead|
09-01-2008, 11:20 AM
Hello there, thank you for that, the records you have sugested would seem to be a great place to look thank you. Would you be good enough to advice me where these sort of records are held?
your family tree search sounds to complicated for me.......i know i am lucky to have got so far back, goodness knows why! they were not a welll off financially, as coal miners.
07-03-2008, 12:43 PM
I am looking for the parents of a Robert Manson born in ? Tongue Sutherland 1854. He married Johan Hendry in Edinburgh in 1881 and moved to South Shields where he was a ships labourer. Her child (born out of wedlock) came to live with them changing her name from Diane to Dolina Manson. They had six children. He died in the fever hospital in Hebburn South Shields. She then married again to William Campbell.
Robert MANSON and Johan (nee Hendry) are my husband's great grandparents.
virginia manson south australia.
07-03-2008, 4:25 PM
It was so exciting to see your posting! I'm not related to the Mansons of Tongue, but they have been part of my Tongue research.
ROBERT ALEXANDER MANSON was fifth of seven children born to ALEXANDER MANSON (1808-1860) & JOHAN MACKAY (1818-1860) in Dalcharn Tongue. The Factor's description of their household in 1845 is on my website http://tinyurl.com/yqslsf. Put "Manson" or "Dalcharn" into the search at top-right, I think there's a picture of Dalcharn in there somewhere :)
Virginia, if you Email me privately I'll send more detail. And hopefully put you in touch with two or three Manson descendants, including a grand-daughter of Diana Hendry (later Dolina Manson), and a descendant of Robert's aunt, Johan Manson.
Look forward to hearing from you and learning more of your side of the family.
08-03-2008, 4:54 PM
I am now in receipt of some information regarding a relative from Midlothian Scotland and guess where i found it?? Wyoming Histroical Museum.........he was a pioneer of Salt lake city he started the first school and the first Saloon bar and more importantly was a great pioneer of coal mining.....he had a friend that worked with him and i have his name, he also came from Midlothian, I would like his information placed somwhere in Scotland as he acheived so much and put Inverseks town name in the Wyoming museum. If anyone knows what i could do with this information i would be most grateful....as a special bonus for my years of searching i also have his photograph....... and his obituary and lots of other things that he done for this place prior to it being a town. They were all living in tents to begin with and later became a town with buildings. He made his name and went on to locate mines for a big American company making them what they became.
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