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kevynne
17-07-2008, 4:21 AM
my 5x great grandparents were David Reid and Gray Davidson who were married in South Leith in1798. They had 6 daughters. I have family information about the Davidson family but so far have been unable to be certain of marrying Gray to the correct David Reid, there seems to be so many with that name.
Could anybody suggest how I can get the correct David Reid as husband of Gray Davidson please. Ideally maybe I could find a contact from one of the other 5 daughters.
Thanks
Lynne

JustJean
18-07-2008, 1:57 AM
my 5x great grandparents were David Reid and Gray Davidson who were married in South Leith in1798. They had 6 daughters. I have family information about the Davidson family but so far have been unable to be certain of marrying Gray to the correct David Reid, there seems to be so many with that name.
Could anybody suggest how I can get the correct David Reid as husband of Gray Davidson please. Ideally maybe I could find a contact from one of the other 5 daughters.
Thanks
Lynne

Hi Lynne

Actually I find a total of 10 children born to them and all recorded in South Leith, Midlothian, Scotland. Sometimes Scottish families adhered to a naming pattern which can be helpful in identifying previous generations.

1st son named after father's father
2nd son named after mother's father
3rd son named after father
1st daughter named after mother's mother
2nd daughter named after father's mother
3rd daughter named after mother

Perhaps with the full listing of their offspring a pattern will emerge here for you......

REID, Mary
Birth Date: 28 Apr 1799
Christening Date: 20 May 1799

REID, Sarah
Birth Date: 25 Aug 1800

REID, John
Birth Date: 21 Sep 1802

REID, Margaret
Birth Date: 15 Sep 1804
Christening Date: 26 Oct 1804

REID, Thomas
Birth Date: 3 Sep 1806
Christening Date: 18 Sep 1806

REID, Jane
Birth Date: 4 May 1811
Christening Date: 20 May 1811

REID, Allison
Birth Date: 4 Jan 1813
Christening Date: 19 Mar 1813

REID, David
Birth Date: 8 Apr 1815

REID, Christian
Birth Date: 3 Aug 1817
Christening Date: 20 Sep 1817

REID, Catherine
Birth Date: 20 Jun 1819
Christening Date: 23 Jul 1819



Best wishes
Jean

kevynne
21-07-2008, 5:19 AM
Hello Jean,
Thank you so much for finding that out and sending it on to me. hopefully now I can get over this brick wall. Really appreciate your help.
Regards
lynne