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11-08-2009, 7:47 PM
I've come to the proverbial brickwall. |banghead|
Robert, my ggggrandfather,born c1780 was apparently an ale seller in Perth when he married Isabel Oswald, born c1780, on 29 June / 2 July 1799 in Perth. They moved to Leslie in Fife some time after their wedding, where their son Robert Oswald Alison was born in Leslie 1801. The butcher business of Robert Oswald Alison and his son Robert, born 1823 Leslie, went bankrupt in 1846. Robert jnr moved to the Holywell, Motherwell area where he plied his trade as a blacksmith. This is recorded in the 1851 census, but unfortunately the 1841 census for Leslie appears to be lying at the bottom of the Firth of Forth (I think), so I'm not sure of the family members at that time.
If anyone can help me in my family search for Robert senior and Isabel's birth and parents etc, and other members of this family, I would be very much obliged.