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25-02-2008, 4:24 PM
I am looking for any info on Thorburn family in Troqueer. Were also at times in Dumfries. David James Staig Thorburn b.Dec.31 1805 in Troqueer. Married Louisa Thorn Smet d. of John Francis Smet July 22 1832 in Coldstream. David was a a medical doctor who graduated from U. of Edin. 1827. Also spent some time in India as a doctor through the East India Co. Looking for any info on parents---I think a Rev. W. Thorburn and also a sister Lilias Staig Thorburn.
Any help greatly Appreciated.
Hi Elaine, I haven't got any info for you but you may have some for me? I have Antonia Stewart Macgowan from Kirkcudbright m: 11 Dec 1833 to T. Thorburn in Manchester.
27-08-2009, 1:31 AM
Hello Elaine, I have just "Googled" Dr. James Thorburn & up came several pages re- him. Seems to be from Toronto ,tho' could have originated from UK. Was educated in Edinburgh.
Next I added Scotland to the Google & different pages came up.
pm on the way.
18-09-2009, 2:42 AM
sorry I am just replying to your message now. I was without intermet for awhile. I don't think that is a Thorburn that I am looking for. In the early 1800's most of my Thorburn's seemed to up in Scotland --there were a lot of them. And I have not come across the name McGowan before.
Nice to hear from you.
18-09-2009, 2:46 AM
Just seeing your query now. As far as I know I have no Thorburn's who were in Toronto. Most of them stayed in England or Scotland. My ggrandmother's maiden name was Thorburn and I believe she was the only one to come to Canada. Nice to hear from you.
18-09-2009, 1:39 PM
Do you have Rev William's will 1849 available on Scotland's people? Also 2 male births 1834-1836 to David and Louisa in Dumfries.
19-09-2009, 4:52 AM
Yes I do have Rev. William"s will. And also know of both those births. Both births died young and were also named the same --John Francis Smet Thorburn. The first was born Dec 20 1833 d. Feb 22 1835 and the second B Feb 6 1836 and d. Feb 21 1838. Both are on a monument inscription in Troqueer Churchyard.
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