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Name: Marian Seakins <m.seakins$clear.nt.nz> Date: 2013-05-09 Names of interest to you Sinton New Zealand Comments:
Just making contact with you for the first time. three Sinton brothers came to NZ from Jedburgh Scotland. I come from one of these branches through my Grandmother who was a Sinton. I don't know whether you have made contact wth Margaret Jenkin of Christchurch.
Name: Veronica M L'Angelle (Glover) <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2013-04-11 Comments:
Grandparents. Emily Lillian Windsor Glover
Albert Henry Glover.
Father John Henry Glover
Uncles Tom / Cyril
Aunts Bet/ Bertie
Uncle Tom. I was told was divorced.Married to my Aunt Laura
Name: Kate <email@example.com> Date: 2013-03-12 Names of interest to you William McAdie and if you have any photos to contribute possibly Comments:
Hi - I found your website while doing a general trawl of McAdie - and I may be able to give you some more info on the McAdie line if it's of interest. I am the great-great-great-grandaughter of William McAdie, of Wick, born c 1830 to George McAdie and (I believe) Elisabeth. He was a Customs officer in London, and his descendants have been in London and the south-east of England ever since. I haven't been able to find him on the 1851 census, but have him from 1861 onwards. Let me know if you would life the census references.
Name: margaret martin <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2013-02-23 Names of interest to you Fairbairn Comments:
I am cousin to Candy Montgomery. Grand daughter of Walter A.and Clarissa H.Fairbairn.My mother was Francis Jean Glenn(Fairbairn) my Dad was Eugene Milton Glenn. Candy has talked with you in the past and I to would like to hear from you. Best Regards, Margaret C, Martin(Glenn) P.S I have been Looking for info on my Glenn side and haven't been as lucky. The Martin side is a challenge too as my husband is from Mexico and the records are scarce. Hope to hear from you soon. Thank you Maggie
Name: margaret martin <email@example.com> Date: 2013-02-23 Names of interest to you Fairbairn Comments:
I am cousin to Candy Montgomery. Grand daughter of Walter A.and Clarissa H.Fairbairn.My mother was Francis Jean Glenn(Fairbairn) my Dad was Eugene Milton Glenn. Candy has talked with you in the past and I to would like to hear from you. Best Regards, Margaret C, Martin(Glenn) P.S I have been Looking for info on my Glenn side and haven't been as lucky. The Martin side is a challenge too as my husband is from Mexico and the records are scarce. Hope to hear from you soon. Thank you Maggie
Name: Catherine Carre <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2012-12-28 Names of interest to you Baty, Harbin, Birkett, Bremner, Oag Comments:
have many folk possibly in common with you. Have letters sent from NZ and Australia from John Foster Harbin Baty. Have a number of identified and unknown photos from the new world some of which may be of interest to you.
Name: Anthony john harwood <gillanthony#live.ie> Date: 2012-12-12 Names of interest to you harwood moses creber yeldon and if you have any photos to contribute have some i could sort out Comments:
alfred charles harwood 1900 was my father married to ivy margaret
yeldon have photo somewhere of all my grandfathers family on the yedon side Tony
Name: Robert Couper <email@example.com> Date: 2012-12-06 Names of interest to you Hendersons Coupers Coopers Cowpers URL of your homepage http://coupers.tribalpages.com Comments:
As you already know my mother’s family line is connected to your Henderson’s via Margaret Aitken Cooper the spouse of Archibald Henderson 1815 and in the few weeks we have been in contact I have been all over your website while researching for descendants. Apart from coming up with a couple of certificates I have found nothing of importance to contribute to your wonderful family history to date: but slogging and pocking continues.
Having gone through your Guestbook from top to bottom I must take time out to say it stands testament to your work and dedication to the Henderson cause portrayed in all its different aspects across the web. I have encountered some really good presentations over the time I have been doing family research but yours just blows them all to kingdom come. You should be very proud of such a professional presentation……power to your elbow!
Very best wishes
Name: Kay <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2012-08-24 Names of interest to you Florence Devina Clinton Comments:
Do you have anymore info on Florence Devina Clinton and her husband Otto. You mention her grand son gave you a photo of her headstone what cemetery is she buried in.. Kind regards Kay
Name: joan Gooding <email@example.com> Date: 2012-08-20 Names of interest to you Hendry and Telfer Comments:
I was looking around your site and came upon Gateshaw, Morebattle Parihs. How many people would know where Gateshaw was!
I was just at Gateshaw last summer with my 3 grandchildren. It was at Gateshaw in 1832, 33,& 36 that my gg, grandfather Thomas Hendry and his wife Isabel Telfer had the first of 6 ch. He was a Hind there. It was neat to see the row of houses that they lived in. They came to Am in 1837 and went to Washington Co., NY. Their son James b 1838 was the first Hendry/Henry b in Am. and on the 4th of July.
Have you ever been there?
Name: Joan Gooding <Jo-Maggiefirstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2012-08-20 Names of interest to you Telfer, Porteous, Hendry, Little, Veth, Oliver Comments:
I just found this site and I just wanted to tell you that I have never seen such a well organized site. I just can't say enough about it.
Name: Tracey Platten <traceyplatten&hotmail.co.uk> Date: 2012-08-18 Names of interest to you Albert Victor Keable Comments:
hi Lorna, I have been trying to find the whereabouts of my grand fathers brother Albert Victor Keable born in 1896 in Heveningham, Suffolk, the only information i had up until now was that his wife's name was Ina & he moved to Scotland. I have only got photo's of his brothers & sister, if any good let me know.
Name: jeff hall <jeffandsusanhallatt-online.de> Date: 2012-08-07 Names of interest to you hall wight Comments:
I'm working on Andrew Hall Family who settled in Blenheim TWP Ontario Canada ~1840 and originated in Roxburgh/Smailholm area. Have Andrew W Hall B. 1791 Smailholm, son of Thomas Hall B.1766 Roxburgh and Margaret Wight B 1763 of Bowden. Thomas Hall was son of Andrew Hall B 1736 and Isobel Colvill (AKA Colven, Colvil) B 1738. Interested if Margaret Wight daughter of Robert Wight & Margaret Learmond of Bowden fit in your family. Thanks Jeff and Susan
Name: noel mcadie <email@example.com> Date: 2012-07-24 Names of interest to you mcadie Comments:
Hi Lorna, have been doing some research on the family particularly
George of Ararat, Horsham and WA. Quite a lot on him and his children. Found a William you may be interested in and a James
Name: Veronica Root <veronica.root at gmail.com> Date: 2012-07-10 Names of interest to you Fairbairn Comments:
I can't begin to tell you how excited I was to come across your website! You filled in many a missing link for me. My paternal great-grandmother was Ruth Fairbairn Perkins. She was the daughter of Robert H. Fairbairn Jr, granddaughter of Robert H. Fairbairn Sr, great-granddaughter of David Fairbairn and great-great granddaughter of Archibald Fairbairn.
Name: Tony Richards <tony.richardsatq-net.net.au> Date: 2012-06-09 Names of interest to you Richard Henry Monkhouse and if you have any photos to contribute Richard Henry Monkhouse is my great-grandfather. I am the son of June Lucille (Monkhouse), daughter of Harry Vivian Rutherfurd Comments:
Loved your website
Name: Jo McKenzie <jomckenzieATwindowslive.com> Date: 2012-06-07 Names of interest to you Magnus Cormack Bain Comments:
I was wondering if Magnus Bain as documented in your family tree married Gladys McKenzie in 1929?
Name: Curt Tugnum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2012-06-07 Names of interest to you Winton Garner Gale and if you have any photos to contribute Ask and ye shall receive... Comments:
He was my Uncle, married to my Father's Sister. He has two sons. He was a police officer in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. He was very instrumental in my decision to follow him into service.
His Widow is still living in Penticton, BC, Canada
Name: Sally Chater <john-michael.chateratorange.fr> Date: 2012-05-28 Names of interest to you Bickle and if you have any photos to contribute a few Comments:
I started by looking for John Creber Bickle, you know how things grow like Topsy! My grandfather was John A Bickle and I've found it hard to go back from John who married Mary Moses, not sure where he was born.
We could be long distant cousins. Your tree is amazing, I'm still learning and getting muddled.
Name: Sue Huggins <email@example.com> Date: 2012-05-10 Names of interest to you Bain-Spencer Comments:
I`m helping Grant Spencer who lives in NZ with his family tree and noticed your site and happy to share info. His ancestor Edwin James Spencer born 17 November 1892 Basford, Nottingham, England, married Cecilia Ball 18 Dec 1917, London.
Edwin`s brother was Herbert A. Spencer, Bert, born 1899,who marr NZ 1921, Eileen Hannah Bain.Children from family notes, Jean, Ted, Pat, & twins.
Love to hear from you.
Name: sheila pryor <sheila.pryorat tesco.net> Date: 2012-05-05 Names of interest to you willian john/william smith dawe Comments:
I was reading on your page that you have a photo that could be one if the Dawe family stood outside their mill . William John Dawe was my great grandfather and I have no photos of him at all or William Smith Dawe. I was wondering if it would be possible to have a copy of the picture - Please.
I did come across the newspaper article mentioning Sophia Dawe's accident when she drowned, if you haven't already seen it, it can be found under Cornwall England Newspapers June 1853
ps Ernest Daw was my grandfather
Name: Brian Andrews <brnn69(plus)yahoo.com> Date: 2012-04-20 Names of interest to you Hurlstone, Perrott, marchant, foote and if you have any photos to contribute About Mary Ann Hurlstone URL of your homepage Foote Family In New Zealand Comments:
Hi Lorna, I like your Lorna's Life site a good concept.
Re Mary Ann Hurlestone and sharing the information I have researched below my primary references were Dorset/England Births and Baptisms etc and Hurlstone Family Tree. We have her birth year as 1832.
From your Lorna's Life Site.
13. Mary Ann HURLESTON was born ABT 1830 in Dorset, England, and died 23 SEP 1886 in Lepperton, Taranaki, New Zealand. She was buried 26 SEP 1898 in Bell Block, Taranaki, New Zealand.
From Hurlstone FT
60. Mary Ann HURLSTONE (Christopher33, John26, Thomas22, William21, Edmund12, William5, Edmund1) was born in 1832 in Melbury Osmond Dorset England, was baptized 2nd July 1832 in Melbury Osmond Dorset England, died 23rd September 1886 in Lepperton Taranaki New Zealand and was buried on 26 September 1886 in Bell Block, New Plymouth, New Zealand. The cause of death was Marasmus.
From Dorset England Baptism records
Name: Mary Anne Hurlstone
Birth Date: abt 1832
Christening Date: 2 Jul 1832
Christening Place: Melbury Osmond, Dorset, England
Father's Name: Christopher Hurlstone
Mother's Name: Jane
FYI Mary Ann had a brother William Hurlstone 2 years older who was born and baptized in 1830 in Dorset which tends to support the 1832 BY for Mary Ann.
Both William and Mary Ann are my family interests with Mary being my wife's GGGM & William is my Paternal Grandfather of Husband of Grand aunt (I am glad someone else worked that out). It seemed quite eerie that both our family's had links back to the same family.
PS my paternal Andrews heritage is Oxfordshire region and my NZ family first arrived around 1860's and settled in Oamaru.
Name: Sandra Lynch <sandratony9atbigpond.com> Date: 2012-04-12 Names of interest to you John Richardson & Ann Blair Comments:
Hello, I'm Sandra Lynch in Hobart Tasmania. for approx 25 years I have been searching for William Blair Richardson of Jetsonville near Scottsdale, North-eastern Tasmania, I do believe I have found him thanks to you. I do have a copy of his will which I'm willing to share with you. He was my mother-in-law's great-grandfather, unfortunately she died age 57 and never knew who she was. My efforts are all for her with love. I would appreciate any help you can give me.
Name: Annie <@firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2012-04-02 Comments:
Hi Lorna, we haven't corresponded in ages, but I found this on the cumberland@rootsweb site tonight and it looks like one of your Batys.
This is a death notice from the Carlisle Journal, Saturday 11 Oct 1834, transcribed by Petra Mitchinson
"At Glasgow, on the 1st inst., in childbed, Ann, wife of Mr. John TURNBULL, and daughter of the late Mr. Wm. BATY, of Hornick Hall, near Longtown, in this county, aged 30 years, much respected."
Name: Elizabeth Daw <Mesryder$Rogers.com> Date: 2012-03-20 Names of interest to you Francis Ambrose Daw Comments:
Young boys Alfred, Henry Oliver and Francis Ambrose jr immigrated to Canada as orphans. Parents died of flu in Childs Hill. do believe all of the children raised in Middlesex.
Name: Michael Pearse <mpearse99*gmail.com> Date: 2012-03-02 Names of interest to you Pearse Comments:
I have only just begun researching my family history, and I think you have already solved a family mystery, as to the timing of the spelling change from PearSe to PearCe and back again. I am 99% certain that George Pearce, son of Robert Pearse and Eliza Creber, is my great-grandfather. Here is a link to the 1901 Canadian census, showing George (now PearSe) , his wife Annie (nee Moon I am told), daughter Florence, sons Harrold, James (who went by Leonard, his middle name) and Robert, my grandfather.
I am extremely grateful to you for the amazing work you have put into your research, you have given me a great head start into the murky past. I and most of the Pearse clan live in Ontario Canada, within a few hours of where Robert and George lived.
Name: Jennifer Sontag (kuechenmeister) <jsontag53atgmail.com> Date: 2012-02-12 Names of interest to you Fairburn and Fred McCurdy and if you have any photos to contribute yes Comments:
Sorry I just reread my last guestbook entry and I meant to say at the bottom that I do know the descendents of Jane Fairburn and John Wilman but I don't know about any of their parents or grandparents. if anyone has info about them or wants info about the Wilmans please email me.
Name: Jennifer Sontag (kuechenmeister) <jsontag53atgmail.com> Date: 2012-02-12 Names of interest to you Fairburn and Fred McCurdy and if you have any photos to contribute yes Comments:
Dear Lorna, I was looking at some very old books in my father's bookshelf when I found that most of them have the name Fred McCurdy in them. One (The Sheherd of the Hills by Harold Bell Wright) was dated Dec. 20. 1912 to Fred McCurdy from Aunt Jennie which I know is my GGGgrandmothers sister. So I was searching for him and I found your wonderful website :)
I also forgot to add that my great grandfather is John E. Williams, his grandmother is Mary Wilman whose mother and father are John S. Wilman and Jane Fairburn. My grandmother knows a lot about that side of the family if you have any questions.
PLEASE EMAIL ME (just replace the at with @)! I Don't really know any Fairburns or Wilmans besides David Fairburn and John S. Wilman if anyone has info please email :)
Name: Michael Tooker <email@example.com> Date: 2012-02-01 Names of interest to you Sinton, Wight Comments:
Robert Sinton Married to Jane Wight. Both of Ancrum roxburg Scotland. Daughter Barbara married to Robert Hall both also of roxburg.Daughter Mary Elizabeth Hall born in Quebec 1853, my GGGrandmother.
Name: Cindy Young <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2012-01-26 Names of interest to you Grainger - Daniel and if you have any photos to contribute YES Comments:
I am a descendent of Daniel Henry Grainger thru - George Francis then George Leonard then Francis Lawrence Grainger (my grandfather). Interestingly enough my family also includes a Peter Grainger!! I have some Military info for Daniel Henry.
Name: Gladys Boice <three nephi five dot eleven at g mail dot com> Date: 2012-01-09 Names of interest to you 1832 John Fairchild & #2 wife Lucinda BoI/Yce Comments:
John & Lucinda had one daughter, referred only to "Mrs. J. E. Sullivan" in her mother's 1908 obit. - so that is my research interest. Lucinda & a daughter "Mattie or Nettie" are on the 1900 S. Dakota Hot Springs census - Lucinda is a "laundress", possibly at the military post. Until I "surfed" your site I didn't know of the Fairchild military history. Appreciate all your posted info, so I could learn more of this family.
Name: Lorna <.> Date: 2012-01-04 Names of interest to you SINCLAIR URL of your homepage http://lornahen.blogspot.com Comments:
Thank you Peter.
I don't have him as dying young, merely "after 1871", which is my last sighting of him.
Happy to update the tree with more twigs.
Name: peter sinclair <pierosinclairgmail.com> Date: 2012-01-04 Names of interest to you donald sinclair and if you have any photos to contribute sorry Comments:
you list the children of William Sinclair and Marjory Sinclair of Stemster and then Lybster, Latheron. One of them is Donald, born 1860. He didn't die young; in the 1871 census he is listed as Donald D. In 1885 he married Annie Dalgleish in Edinburgh, but he called himself Daniel,(middle name?). The marriage record gives his parents as William sinclair and marjory sinclair (maiden name), of Caithness, occupation carrier. He is my great-grandfather. cheers, Peter
Name: Julie Meikle <juliefmeikleathotmail.com> Date: 2011-12-09 Names of interest to you john meikle and wife grace Comments:
We would love to meet and learn more about the family
John Meikle m Grace Robertson.
Their son John married Freda Bliss (d) and had a son Peter John Meikle. Peter (d) married Helen, and they had a son Vincent John Meikle. Vincent John married Maureen, they have a son- Connor.
John's second wife was Marjorie Louisa Soanes.
Their son is Bruce Meikle (my husband). We have 3 children.
Unfortunately we have little knowledge of Bruce's family, in particular John Meikle. It was great to see that Bruce had so many relatives.
Name: Julie Meikle <juliefmeikleathotmail.com> Date: 2011-12-09 Names of interest to you john meikle and wife grace Comments:
We would love to meet and learn more about the family
Name: LOUISE MATTHEWS <cyril-louiseatcleardotnetdotnz> Date: 2011-12-09 Names of interest to you sinton/holliday and if you have any photos to contribute sinton girls/sam holliday and sons Comments:
Decendent of James & Elizabeth Gunn / Hazel Sinton / Lloyd Holliday
Name: Gordon Sutherland <email@example.com> Date: 2011-12-05 Names of interest to you Family History Comments:
Linked to Lorna's family through Catherine Henderson who married my
4 times great grandfather Alexander Sutherland 28th Oct 1831 Bower.
Name: Jane Brooks <brooksg508*aol.com> Date: 2011-11-15 Names of interest to you Turnbull, Toward, Thompson and if you have any photos to contribute toward/turnbull photos Comments:
I AM INTERESTED IN THE HISTORY OF THE TURNBULL BORDER REIVERS
Name: gaelan <#> Date: 2011-10-11 Names of interest to you Do(d)ds Comments:
My great-grandfather, Christopher, was a younger sibling of william, the son of James Dodds and Jane Tait. It is interesting to me that one of your third generation ended up on the Prairies as did my parents' antecedents.
thank you. I am researching further back but so many Dod#d#s with the same forenames.
Name: David Thompson <lynncrest at btinternet.com> Date: 2011-10-05 Names of interest to you Graham, Carruthers and if you have any photos to contribute Firbank, Kirklinton (the house where William Graham died) URL of your homepage www.btinternet.com/~lynncrest Comments:
I am a descendant of William Carruthers, son of George Graham, son of William Graham. You have identified Eleanor Murray as the most likely bride for William Graham but then rejected her as the marriage was in Carlisle. As Carlisle is only 8 miles away, I do not see that as such a problem and I would like to draw your attention to an entry in the "Diocese of Carlisle Marriage Licence/Bonds", Vol II, 1740-1752, published by Cumbria Family History Society and Cumbria Archive Service, 1998, page 190:
1752, Dec 18
William Graham of Moorhouses, Parish of Kirklinton, single man, yeoman and Eleanor Murray, Boghall, Parish of Kirklinton, single woman, The Bondsman is Thomas Murray, butcher, of Carlisle, who is her brother. [Direction: Kirklinton or St. Maries (sic), Carlisle.]
I have slightly expanded the condensed notation used in the book, to make more sense in a stand-alone citation. I could tell you more about these licences if you are not already familiar with them. Thanks very much for all the helpful work in your website.
Name: Sherman Fairbairn <attbag at gmail> Date: 2011-09-24 Names of interest to you David Fairbairn died in Orange California. Brother to Clyde Fairbairn, Father to my Father Ranald, his Brother, David (Stacy) F Comments:
You missed my father and his brother and sisters as decendants of David Fairbairn one of 10 children to the Canadian Fairbairns.
Name: jeff <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2011-08-21 Comments:
i have a photo of a william john gerrey taken 19 october 1945 aged 20 years 10 months - i would be interested to know anything. it was with some stuff i have about a noel francis walker??
Name: Candice Montgomery <cmontgomery16atcox.net> Date: 2011-08-20 Names of interest to you Fairbairn Comments:
Just a correction to Fairbairn lineage. Walter A. Fairbairn b.1897 was married to Clarissa Fairbairn b. 1901 (she was the daughter of David Fairbairn b 1859 and Mina Fairbairn b.1860). They were cousins. Their son, my father was David William Fairbairn b.1923 and married to my mother Elizabeth Ann McDevitt b. 1922. Please let me know how to get my brother in the DNA testing? Thank you. as a "junior" genealogist I am most greatful for you sites. Candice Montgomery
Name: Darlene Conley Dean <rdcdeanatyahoo.com> Date: 2011-07-09 Names of interest to you Fairbairn, Ruby Dodds Comments:
I came across this quite by accident. I am in direct line to the Fairbairns, Ontatio/ Quebec. I have considerable info on the Wanlass' . I've tried to print off your gen. page with no luck . I will send your name to Win, my cousin down the line, in Edmonton.You have no doubt been in contact with her as she notified me several years ago of the DNA work. Haven't had time as yet to study your work as I'm pressed for time on my husband's mother's family tree. Family reunion coming up!. Thanks. DD
Name: Sue Hodgson <hodgsonspatxtra.co.nz> Date: 2011-06-23 Names of interest to you WEA Census Records Comments:
Hi Lorna - I attended your WEA course - Census Records on 16/6 and now have some spare time for exploring family. Have just been trying to access your notes as suggested but I'm so thick that I can't seem to find any sign of them or where I might log in with the login you gave us. Hope you might be able to help!
Name: Robert Barden <email@example.com> Date: 2011-05-26 Names of interest to you Maria Jane Daw(e)_ Comments:
Maria was my great grandmother, I see from your web site that you have her as burried in Australia, I have her death certificate and she was burried at sea, having died at sea just off the north east corner of South America (the latitude and longditude are on the certificate) and the cause of death is listed as general dibility following a period of 28 days illness, there is a child listed on the certificate who had died at 5 months around the day before their ship left England which seems to be a couple of days after the start of her illness. Her surviving children arrived on the GLAMIS at Maryborough QLD along with Tom Trudgeon.
Name: Ruth Mukai <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2011-05-24 Names of interest to you Janet Sinton and John McRae Comments:
I ahve been helping my cousin research his family Ross and McRae and wehave finall come to perhaps his great grandmother Janet Sinton Mother of his grandma Margaret McRae born in Kiltearn, married William Ross and come to Canada in 1906. I think these names are in your tree. He is heading to Scotland in June and wants to more about his family.
Ruth, Richmond BC Canada
Name: Eric Stewart <eric41/telus.net> Date: 2011-04-15 Names of interest to you Bain and Harper Comments:
Let me first congratulate you on your web page. The work that must have gone into it must have been massive. Altough I canot at this time see any connection, there were a couple of name on Bain that were of interest. Again congratulations
Name: joseph Rinkevage <hammyjoe4at aol.com> Date: 2011-03-07 Names of interest to you Dorothy Fairbairn Comments:
I'm looking for any information you might have on a Dorothy Fairbairn, that would have lived in the Upstate NY. area. I recievd a call from her about 4 years ago. I'm adopted , and she said my name at birth was Alfie Fairbairn and that she was my birth mother. She had been injured in a auto accident. A very startling message. We never spoke and she never left any information.
If you could help me I would greatly appreciate it.
Name: John Burnet <johnburnetatxtra.co.nz> Date: 2011-03-05 Names of interest to you Burnetts in Cumberland Comments:
Hi Lorna, I'm just down the road at Tawa, Wgton and see that you are interested in Burnetts in Cumberland in 1864 + (according to UK surnames website).
I'm looking for ancestors & connections of Robert Burnet(t) b. 1759 in Warmanbie near Annan which is only about 50 km away from Workington across the Solway Firth. Robert died at Middlebie (about 5km north) in 1815 and his family emigrated south to England & overseas over the following couple of generations. I know it's a long shot but there may have been related Burnet(t)s in Cumberland ?
Name: Jessie Hislop <hislgen & shaw.ca> Date: 2011-02-28 Names of interest to you Janet Wight and if you have any photos to contribute possibly Comments:
A Janet Wight had at least 3 children with a James Clark, herd at Fowlshiels/Foulshiels, Selkirk. I'm trying to figure out if the Elizabeth was my gt-gt grandmother.
Do you think there's any connection to your Wight's?
From the Selkirk OPR:
James Clark, Herd in Fauldshields and Jannet Wight, his spouse had a child baptised by the Revd McGeorge Lawson, Minister of the Msopale Congregation. Elizabeth, b. 23 Dec 1794. Witness: in the presence of said congregation.
James Clark, servant to Mr. Park Fowlshiels and Jannet Wight, his spouse had a child Isoble, baptised upon the 29th January 1792, born 14 Dec 1792 Witnesses in the presence of the congregation.
James Clark, servant to Mungo Park, tennant in Fowlsheils and Jannet Wright [sic], his spouse, had a child named Eupham baptised 4th Feb 1789, born 10 Jan 1789 Witnesses: Patrick Facil and Patrick Michellbill ?
Name: Kathryn <kathryndotmdotrevellatntlworlddotcom> Date: 2011-02-26 Names of interest to you Sharatt Brasnett Comments:
Just wanted to drop a note to say I have such lovely memories of the Brasnetts (Phyllis Sharratt & Malcolm Brasnett) from when they were living in Ipswich in the 1970s and 1980s in Sidegate Avenue - fascinating to see them turn up on your Tree. One of their daughters is my Godmother and they moved near to her eventually.
Name: Eileen Binns <debinns//btinternet.com> Date: 2011-02-25 Names of interest to you Luke Andrews of Oddcombe and if you have any photos to contribute possibly Comments:
I would like to get in touch with you. Eileen Andrews-Binns
Name: Sue Hammersmark <shammersmarkkkbresnan.net> Date: 2011-02-16 Names of interest to you George Wight Comments:
A George sailed from Edenburough Scotland in about 1849 - Sailed around the horn and landed in San Francisco. Do you know anything about him. Would be my great grand father.
Name: Andrew Culton <email@example.com> Date: 2011-02-04 Names of interest to you Baty & Corry Comments:
Re; the above names born circa 1710.
I am researching the name Culton and I am stuck around 1786. A son married Eleanor Baty. David Culton. She became Helen Beattie, the Scottish form of the name.
Almost all of my family at that time married within bigger family groups, in-laws and the like. The is generally some connection. Davids mother Martin has connections with the Dicksons. They all came from east of Dumfries a stones throw from Arthuret. There are matches there but in the Scottish form of Baty and Corry. Beattie & Currie.
Name: brian heyes <s.a.heyesATtalk21.com> Date: 2011-01-21 Names of interest to you thomas little and if you have any photos to contribute book Comments:
I have a very tatty book written by Captain Cook. Hardly any text has survived but the prints are OK.
In the frontspiece, there is an inscription which says,"Thomas Little", Lairdstown, 1794.
I have researched Thomas Little and have seen that he was a witness at a wedding in Lairdstown and also that he was a yeoman of the town. This, I discovered from your website- is it a reltive of yours?
Do you think that this is the same person? Am I right in assuming that Lairdstown is in the north of England? (This is where I first acquired the book around 35years ago).
Name: Lorna <.> Date: 2011-01-13 Names of interest to you GRAHAM URL of your homepage http://familytree.lornahen.com/dcgraham.htm Comments:
Check out my web pages for charts, and follow any hyperlinks for some more details on the GRAHAMS.
I don't seem to know about your Cynthia, but have several siblings
Name: Stacey Leech <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2011-01-12 Names of interest to you Graham (John) URL of your homepage http://trees.ancestry.com.au/tree/5196637/family Comments:
My great grandfather was John Graham, son of John Graham and Rebecca Maxwell Allen. His daughter's name is Cynthia Leech (nee Graham Mrd. David Arthur Leech), their children are Michael, Richard, Janet and Alison. I am the oldest child of Michael. I'd love to have any more information you know about the Grahams :)
Name: Carol Hudson <email@example.com> Date: 2010-12-29 Names of interest to you George Hudson & Elizabeth Raycroft Comments:
George & Elizabeth are my great grandparents from Renfrew Ontario Canada. Interesting to see someone with their names listed. Carol from MN.
Name: H Jordan <stirup2attaboygmail.com> Date: 2010-11-19 Names of interest to you Shirley Fairbairn Comments:
I live in coastal Maine and have come across family movie reels w/ frustrating/vague and brief index. Reels are not relevant to my family history.
Mentioned is a Shirley Fairbairn-Melrose, Scotland in June, 1939.
Perhaps a friend of a woman who had 'British Tweeds',a clothing/fabric shop in Northeast Harbor, Maine vintage 1960's.
Name of shop keeper was (sounds like), Deoliva.
Other names mentioned, Chart family,Helen Deightion,M. Rita and Aquitania, April 1939.
Thanks for your time.
Name: peter combellack <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2010-11-12 Names of interest to you dawe/ combellack Comments:
Hello you have my 2 elder brothers down the sons of william bernard combellack from the honor dawe line Has my brother alan been in contact
Name: Larry Pnkerton <email@example.com> Date: 2010-10-15 Names of interest to you Pinkerton Comments:
Do you know of any info available for pinkerton surname (dna) My family comes from nc to all points west..I am presently receiving info on my surname..would love to compare with anyone from the british aisle,,thanks larry,,
Name: Fiona Swift <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2010-10-08 Names of interest to you Robertson and if you have any photos to contribute James Robertson? none of Hendersons unfortunately Comments:
My great grandfather was James Robertson, son of John Robertson and Mary Henderson. John died and Mary married a Mr Smith. James' sisters were Margaret #Maggie Fielder#, Elizabeth Grace Meikle, Mary Jane Parker #then Loney#, Janet Smith. Have photos of Maggie and Mary Jane. James had 6 kids. If you want any details let me know.
Name: Innes Scot Wight <email@example.com> Date: 2010-08-17 Names of interest to you WIGHT and if you have any photos to contribute Could have :) URL of your homepage wightandsons.com Comments:
Hello, I am originally from the highlands of Scotland. Immigrated to Canada in the late 50's. Now reside Vancouver Island, BC., Canada with my family. We are a branch of the family from Argyll. The information I have is that our family was devasted by the English in the 12/13th century. Our lands and assets were seized by the crown and we fled to Argyll where we were taken in by the Campbell Clan. We have been a Sept of that Clan ever since. I was born near Campbelltown on Sir William Lithgow's estate. My father worked for the Laird as his forester. I know we have family in New Zealand, Australia, Canada, back home in Scotland & apparently some of us went to the States in the 16th century sometime. I think his name was Thomas. I have met a distant cousin from Tacoma, Washington.
Name: Alison <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2010-08-09 Names of interest to you Love Barter/Dittisham Comments:
I am researching the Blampey family tree. My greatx6 grandfather, Joseph Blampey, married for the second time a Love Barter in Dittisham on 16.11.1742. Apart from her burial in 1770, and the birth of one son in 1743, I can trace no more of her. It is an unusual first name. Have you any records of a Love Barter in Devon at this time?
Name: William Eric Watt <email@example.com> Date: 2010-08-06 Names of interest to you Watt Comments:
I just came across your page on RootsWeb...I'm going to send you some additions to the Watt portion.....My father was William Meikle Watt, son of James Watt, grandson of William Meikle Watt who was married to Margret Hutton.....he actually had more siblings. There were 5 sisters and 2 brothers. Only two males were produced to carry the name. In addition to James who was killed during WWII, there was Lenton Watt who had Jamie Watt who has no children. My father had me...William Eric Watt and I have one son Brandon Taylor Watt ( age 27 - no children yet).
Name: Allan Mathieson <almath at telus.net> Date: 2010-08-01 Names of interest to you Sintons and if you have any photos to contribute Yes Comments:
My mother, Elizabeth (Bessie) Elliot Sinton, was the daughter of Robert Sinton of "Cleekimin" in Bonjedward. He was the head forester on the estate, Monteviot/Ferniehurst, of the Marquis of Lothian.
My father, David Reid Mathieson, was a sergeant in the 48th Toronto Highlanders. He was born in Dundee, Forfarshire and emigrated to British Columbia Canada prior to WW1 and was serving as a marine engineer on the Canadian Pacific steamships when war broke out. He and his 3 or 4 brothers enlisted in Canadian Highland Regiments He was posted to Flanders in 1915. In Sept 1916 he was wounded at the battle of the Somme near Flers Courcellete.
Following his convalescence he was taken on strength as a member of the Canadian Forestry Corps, which was logging at Jed Forest. As he was a steam engineer one presumes he was charged with the care and maintenance of the sawmill machinery, and would have spent considerable time visiting with Head Forester Sinton. He was a 31 year old bachelor. My mam was an eighteen year old girl. She would now be called a war bride as they married, honeymooned at The Spread Eagle Hotel in downtown Jedburgh and departed for Canada on the SS Melita. (My oldest brother, David Melita Mathieson, was born at sea.) I have at hand a photocopy of a family photo and a newsclipping obituary. If you would like to see them I'll try to scan decent copies and send them to you.
I haave just begun to sort out my Scottish ancestors. I was born in Vancouver Canada and have only been to Jedburgh once for a few hours. I was on a rugby trip and was billeted in Edinburgh. My wife and I hopped on a bus to Jedburgh and said hello to my aunt Belle and cousin Helen. They are Redpaths, I believe.
I note you are working to establish a Jedburgh/Southdean Sinton DNA connection? Isabella, widow of James Sinton, son to Robert and Helen, was living at Bonjedward,in 1841, although born at Oxnam. Her son, William, was unmarried and living with her with her in 1841 at the age of 24. He stated that he was born at Southdean.
I have a Sinton pedigree chart which I can send to you. It needs some corrections and additions.
Oliver, BC Canada
Name: Warren Rowe <warren.rowenz.com#gmail.com> Date: 2010-07-20 Names of interest to you Any Rowe Taranaki or Mananwatu/Horowhenua Comments:
Name: Brian Shephard <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2010-07-13 Names of interest to you Elsie May Twyning and if you have any photos to contribute Yes Comments:
I have information for you on Elsie May Twyning. She was my beloved grandmother whom I knew very well. Please contact me if you would like to know more.
Name: Linda <email@example.com> Date: 2010-07-06 Names of interest to you FUGE Comments:
In researching the FUGE name in Chicago, IL, I found your "Samuel Fuge" and "John Edwin Fuge".
Samuel married Margaret Opie, 24 Dec 1879 in IL and died 22 Feb 1908 and is buried in La Salle, IL.
John Edwin died 09 May 1925..listed as a 'waiter' on censuses.
I stumbled across your site and found Samuel by accident since his death certif lists his parents as "Wm Fuge/Mary Hanley".
Contact me for more info.
Name: Pat Lumsden <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2010-06-25 Names of interest to you Wight Comments:
Hi Lorna, I've been looking around your pages for more helpful information on the Wight line - James & Isabella Hall. I still haven't got the differences figured out, but keep plugging away!
This site is excellent and WHAT A LOT OF WORK!!
Name: Sherri Smith <email@example.com> Date: 2010-06-08 Names of interest to you Daw, Handicott, Henderson Comments:
I am sure we have crossed paths. Nice site. I think we may find we might eventually connect to one another, but I could be off on that.
My Handicotts are from Isle of Wight to England, Wales, Australia and Canada. I ended up being the Canadian Tree. My Dawes are apparently from England, stuck on that at this time, but I find them in Newfoundland. I also have a Cousin Tom Henderson whose roots I think begin in England though I have not researched this surname and my Daw relation moved to NS married a Stevens of Tancook Island NS - possible roots to Germany.
Your site mixes many of these names which I find interesting in itself.
My connection in Australia is Joy Handicott wife of Geoff who put together all our information on our tree todate using all our resources to her contribution.
I thought I recalled the mentioning of your name, but I may be wrong. I think it came up in our research.
I have errored in birth date of my Dawe and so I must begin again to go backwards....however I am lucky that I have a great Dawe site on myfamily to figure it out, once I connect my Daw to a father, I assume it will help. My roots in NFLD maybe not as long as I first thought and I may find a huge circle of my relations in England - scattered as were my Handicotts.
Name: Brian Fairbairn <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2010-05-31 Names of interest to you fairbairn and if you have any photos to contribute yes URL of your homepage none Comments:
my grandfather was George Edwin Fairbairn, there was 14 children, i see you only have 9, i have plenty of information on the Fairbairn's
Name: Brian Fairbairn <hondacrv000atyahoo.com> Date: 2010-05-31 Names of interest to you fairbairn and if you have any photos to contribute yes URL of your homepage none Comments:
my grandfather was George Edwin Fairbairn
Name: estes rowe <email@example.com> Date: 2010-03-16 Names of interest to you william r. rowe/rosy rowe/grandparents and if you have any photos to contribute Comments:
looking past family members from garland county,ark
trying to do a family tree ,see how far back i can go
Name: Lynn Murphy <murphy.p7atsky.com> Date: 2010-02-16 Names of interest to you Creber Comments:
Really enjoyed your site and am so jealous - you must have put a lot of time into it!
I am related to Creber's who left Devon moved to cumberland, lancashire, wakefield and then Rotherham (my grans grandad). Now we have relations who have moved out to New Zealand and Australia.
Have only just started my research though.
Thanks for the information.
Name: Derek Robert Baty <superdel at sky.com> Date: 2010-02-14 Names of interest to you Baty URL of your homepage http://www.myheritage.com/site-114329441/baty Comments:
Thanks for giving me this web site address of yours, Wow! it must have taken years, if you want to add any more Baty's there are a few more on My Heritage site, I've pasted the URL above,
Will Keep in touch,
Name: Cindy Lee Andrews Farwell Chabe <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2010-02-13 Names of interest to you Andrews Comments:
my father was philip nathan andrews sr, my grandfather was walter andrews, my great grandfather was carrol andrews. grandfather and great grandfather came to new gloucester from athens/bingham area in maine. after my dad passed away 11/12/09. we found a colby oracle 1901 with percy melville andrews in it. am curious as to his relationship to myself.
Name: Laura <---> Date: 2010-01-25 Names of interest to you ROWE of Ulster County, New York, USA URL of your homepage http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=carlos_barber&id=I5239 Comments:
ROWE is a maddening surname to research. The earliest known of my female line was from Ulster County, New York State, USA region, but before that is unknown, although I do know the range of countries her ROWEs were from. Ulster County was an early melting pot of mostly Protestants (until Irish Catholics moved there starting abt 1840). Her name was Permelia ROWE b abt 1811 Ulster County, NY. She was undoubtedly Protestant. Protestants of that time and locale swapped Calvanisms depending on what church was physically closest to them. She could've been Dutch, English, French, German and/or Huguenot—I know not which. Before they spelled it ROWE, earlier spellings seemed to include: REA, RAE, RAUH, RAUSH, RAUW, RAY, LA ROE, LA ROY, LAROE, LARUE, LAROUX. Urgh! Rowes of Ulster and Greene Counties: I need educating.
Name: PatMichieli <patricia.michieli085insympatico.ca> Date: 2010-01-19 Names of interest to you Donald Henderson Comments:
I'm interested in a Donald Henderson and his family etc. Donald was married to SarahRyrie in 1822. I hope you can help me. thanks I forgot to mention Donald was married in Canisbay, Scotland
Name: Jeremy Howat <email@example.com> Date: 2010-01-12 Names of interest to you Runciman URL of your homepage http://www.argbrit.org Comments:
I wonder whether you would kindly alter a link to reflect the updated location of my website. This you link to on your sources page. At present you have as the link <http://homepage.ntlworld.com/jnth/SanAmatr/matrimonios_1864_1878.htm>.
It should now read <http://www.argbrit.org/SanAmatr/matrimonios_1864_1878.htm>.
Please confirm you have received this email. If you have any doubts or queries about all this, please do not hesitate to contact me.
All the best,
Name: Tamah Borrowman <tamahatshaw.ca> Date: 2009-12-20 Names of interest to you Metters Comments:
it has been awhile since I have lookd at your home page. it is so well done and i appreciate all the wor you havedone.hope you are keeping well
Name: Steve Thomas <steve_thomas65#hotmail.com> Date: 2009-12-10 Names of interest to you Richardson, Scott, Ebdon and if you have any photos to contribute Not as yet Comments:
Just started researching my family tree and had got back to Margaret Scott nee Richardson (1824) and her father James Richardson (1782) when a web search on hays court edinburgh brought up your site. I dread to think how many hours/years you must have spent compiling all the information on your site. I hope you don't mind if I use some the reference material from your site though it almost feels like cheating to copy someone elses work :).
I know my mother and her sister will be particularly interested in things like Catherine Richardson's will where there grandfather (Thomas Alston Scott) and his brothers and sisters are mentioned.
Margaret Mossman's nee Scott will is also very interesting as they remember Sir Robert Scott but they thought he was Thomas Scotts brother where in fact he is his nephew through his older brother Adam Scott who married a Jane (Jeanie) Russell.
This does get very addictive doesn't it!
In terms of common ancestor I think we have to go back to Robert Richardson (1746) and Margaret Runchaman (1747) who is our 4th great grandparents.
If you want any info on the Margaret Scott descendants then let me know, though I am still in the very early stages of this research so there are still many gaps.
Your 5th Cousin?
Name: deborah christensen <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2009-12-05 Names of interest to you Richard Curtis Rowe and if you have any photos to contribute Yes Comments:
Hi. My childrens family tree includes Richard Curtis Rowe, Esq. whose daughter Elizabeth Rowe married Prof Augustus George Martin and had Kate Martin. Kate married William Davy in New Plymouth and had daughter called Olive. I have many photos of this Rowe family, Olive, Kate, Elizabeth and Elizabeths grandmother.. very old. I am interested if this same family. William Davy's grandfather was Captain Leyton Hopkins Davy who sailed on Amelia Thompson into New Plymouth in 1843 and was one of first settlers there. Deb
Name: Derek Turnbull <drt at drturnbull.co.uk> Date: 2009-11-29 Names of interest to you Turnbull Comments:
I stumbled across your site quite by accident but was facinated to find the family tree headed by Robert Turnbull. I am from a family of Turnbulls that has lived in or around Edinburgh in Scotland for a century or more.
Looking at the generations in your tree it made me smile to see the repition of names such as Robert, John, Helen, and Margaret as these are the names of my father and his siblings. I wonder whether or not we share a common ancestory?
My mother created a family tree a few years ago and I will ask her to send me a copy, which I would be happy to send to you if you are interested in seeing whther or not it can be linked to your?
Name: Abigail <curtisabigailpritt#hotmail.com> Date: 2009-11-17 Names of interest to you Henderson Comments:
My 3rd great grandfather was named Donald Henderson. Unfortunately I know nothing about him other than that he had a daughter with Elizabeth Robertson and that she later remarried. His daughter Hannah Henderson listed him as deceased when she married in 1883. Hannah was born 1862ish and her mother remarried 1867. Hannah was born in Caithness. Any connection to any of your clan?
Name: Sheena Bartley <bartleyophir (?) westnet.com.au> Date: 2009-11-08 Names of interest to you Swanson/ Mowat and Oag /MacDonald and if you have any photos to contribute yes URL of your homepage ? Comments:
Came to your site while looking for Alexanderina (Alice)MOWAT(sister of my gt.grandmother)who married John SWANSON 1910.John & Alice went to Canada. Winipeg,Manitoba,I think,but unable to find bmd for Manitoba. Looking around your tree at all the familar Caithness names I spied David OAG & Williamina MacDONALD. Wilma is 1st cousin to my grandfather John BAIN and can give you more MacDONALD info. Do not see any connection between your BAINs and mine. I'm also in touch with Ian A. Look forward to hearing from you.
Name: William Nicholas Jenkins <jenisysatsky.com> Date: 2009-10-25 Names of interest to you William Monarch Turner Comments:
I was scanning the internet about my granfather and came across information about him on you webpage. WMT was my maternal grandfather and my mother was born in Australia shortly before he joined the AIF and went to Gallipoli where he was injured. He died later and was buried at sea. I have details about his marriage, his four daughters etc if anyone is interested and photographs
Name: Heather Hodge <as suggested mannynpa on bigpond.net.au> Date: 2009-09-11 Names of interest to you ROBERT FAIRBAIRN (DUNS,KELSO) and if you have any photos to contribute Yes Comments:
Dear Lorna, Robert Fairbairn and Isabella Robertson (the bonesetter)are my great grandparents. My father John Muir Fairbairn died in 2003. I am interested in the DNA project, especially as there are a couple of only 'reputed'connections to the Fairbairns way back;as a fem. can I be on the project? 'Our' Fairbairns are down to one male heir(my cousin Robert's grandson)
I found my name on your blog as my email address bounced long ago,and as a raw,but eager 'beginner', would love to hear from you. Heather.
Name: Beryl Renton <email@example.com> Date: 2009-09-05 Names of interest to you BAIN, TURNBULL, FAIRBAIRN etc. Comments:
I tried to contact - kergohy at wanadoo dot fr - but no can do. We must
be related as I tried to send the following message:
I would be interested in your information as sI have these as well.
William Bain who married Janet Turnbull has a William who married
Elizabeth Rae and their Janet married William Renton, whose son Robert
married Janet Jessie Murray. Their son Robert Bain Renton who married
Torrens May Watkins was my husband's grandfather. Their son Mervin
Lindsay Renton married Doris Murphy who gave birth to Robert Lindsay
Renton in 1927 - the man I married.
from Beryl Renton
Name: Beryl Renton <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2009-09-05 Names of interest to you FAIRBAIRN, BAIN AND MANY MANY MORE Comments:
Is there any way I can download information with birth, date,
marriage, children etc. Otherwise it is rather hard to check your
information and add to mine.
Name: Ron Furgerson <ronfurg at cox.net> Date: 2009-09-05 Comments:
Lorna -- I'm a friend of Bill and Cheryl. We met at the swimming pool in Fairfax, VA
Name: John Barber <email@example.com> Date: 2009-08-30 Names of interest to you Barber,McMillan,Just,Thomson Comments:
My interest is in Margaret McMillan who married John Bain 1887.
Margaret is my grandmothers sister (Isabella Forrester Just nee Mcmillan)
Margaret was born 29 July 1866 in Scotland and arrived in Dunedin in 1873 on the ship Otago along with her parents James McMillan and Margaret McMillan(nee Clarkson) and brothers Alexander Forrester McMillan and William Clarkson McMillan
Name: Rob Miller <pb_Miller2058@dangerbase.com> Date: 2009-08-26 Names of interest to you None and if you have any photos to contribute None URL of your homepage http://www.none.com Comments:
I liked your site.
Name: Thelma Hartman <mominmotion at shaw dot ca> Date: 2009-07-24 Names of interest to you Cooper and Helson and if you have any photos to contribute two for sure, maybe three Comments:
Hello I noticed that you have David H. Cooper on your ancestral tree, son of Ellen Jane Cooper and Walter Helson. His full name was David Helson Cooper and I believe that he married an ancestor of mine. I have a David Helson Cooper born in Michigan who married Elizabeth Thompson born in Quebec. In 1916 the young married couple is living in Mortlach Saskatchewan. Between 1916 and 1918 they had two daughters, Florence and Helson. David died in 1918 and is buried in Mortlach. I have a photo of his grave. Elizabeth died shortly after the birth of her third daughter about 1920 to 1923(I have no idea who she married after David died).
Helson, Florence and Keitha (the youngest daughter) were all adopted. I am not descended from Elizabeth and David but my great grandmother was a cousin to Elizabeth.
Thelma in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Name: Fay Fraser <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2009-07-20 Names of interest to you Rowe- Narraway Comments:
G'day Lorna from across the ditch !!!
I am researching my GGG Grandparents William Narrawaywho married Sarah Row/e ?.. they had a daughter Ann who married John Seldon in Buckland Brewer, Devon in 1813... Can you please tell me if there is any connection in your records... I would appreciate hearing from you...
I love your web page.. Congratulations !!! I think it's great.. I would love to have something like this so that people can access and make contact..
Thank you so much.
Name: Morag <kergohy at wanadoo dot fr> Date: 2009-07-02 Names of interest to you Turnbull, Bain, Wares and if you have any photos to contribute not yet, give me time! Comments:
Robin F put me on to you and I've tripped across your web presence looking for Turnbulls. My partner and Robin are first cousins. I on the other hand have a link by marriage to Bain in Caithness via my mother..... is this a tiny world or what??
Love to hear from you
Name: Bill <email@example.com> Date: 2009-06-09 Names of interest to you Grainger Comments:
Thank you for publishing the information on the Graingers of Worcester. I was having trouble with the spelling of Ebissa Grainger and you helped me with that, as well as his siblings. The U.S. census spelled it every which way but lose. :-)) This is a lateral line of my Livingstons of Georgia, USA. I can provide information on the Ebissa Grainger family descendants if you're interested.
Name: Karina Rowe <koroweatmts.net> Date: 2009-05-28 Names of interest to you Joseph King Rowe/Thirza Daw and if you have any photos to contribute Info only URL of your homepage None Comments:
I'm descended from David Rowe, son of Joseph King Rowe and Thirza Daw(e). He is my Great-Grandfather. Our nuclear family moved from Stratford to Winnipeg in 1965. I have a copy of the marriage certificate for the Rowe-Daw union in 1850 that does not have an "e" on the end. Not sure if Dawe is the same family tree.
Name: Karen Haynes <Karenatthehaynesfamily.freeserve.co.uk> Date: 2009-05-28 Names of interest to you Turnbull and if you have any photos to contribute http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=_gDOwDGqgXIC&dq=50+years+on+the+London+and+North+Western+Railway&printsec=frontcover& Comments:
Thought you would be interested to know that letters to Rev Robert Turnbull (from David Stevenson) form part of the memoir '50 years on the London and NOrth Western Railway' ed Leopold Turner http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=_gDOwDGqgXIC&dq=50+years+on+the+London+and+North+Western+Railway&printsec=frontcover&source=bl&ots=vBUZscJ2MV&sig=55IzVvIZ-ylKSOQ67arZ80aKwcs&hl=en&ei=bwofSvi3IuTMjAez3rWKDQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2#PPT1,M1
Son Robert Turnbull (Sir) also features in the book as the lodger ('Bob') of the Stevenson family in Nuneaton. There are a few charming allusions to the Turnbull family.
Name: Ross <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2009-04-26 URL of your homepage http://www.chestnut-blue.com Comments:
Found your site while browsing the sites created by Second Site. Looking for ideas for my site.
All the Best
Name: Margaret Fay <margaretfayatbtinternet.com> Date: 2009-04-22 Names of interest to you Dawe, Smith, Gale, Creber, Lovis Comments:
Checked Isaac Dawe's burial entry in Plymouth Charles at the North Devon Record Office obtained photocopy, You may already have a copy but if not would you like me to send a scan to you?
Name: Pat Williams <ewb-Williams0621@damailbox.com> Date: 2009-04-19 URL of your homepage http://www.none.com Comments:
Name: Philip Grenville Runciman Hoare <toonarmy_188 t msn.com> Date: 2009-04-08 Names of interest to you Runciman, Hoare, d'AuriolsCraig,Lawson, Gibbs Comments:
I have heared that there are 2 lines of Runcimans - to my knowledge, I am not the ones from Berwickshire, although there may be a few that come from there! My ancestors go back to Thomas R/ Alison Grieve b 1712. Unfortunately thats as far back as I can. There are also 3 recent Hendersons and many other surnames out of over 2500 relatives. there are d'Auriols in NZ,related to my Granddad (c1879-1965) who married Elizabeth Runciman(1882-c1952). Hope this of interest
Name: Gillian <gillianlmathotmail.com> Date: 2009-03-31 Names of interest to you Lilly-Low Bain and if you have any photos to contribute info URL of your homepage dont have one Comments:
can you confirm that the Lilly-Low Bain on your tree was married to John Riddell a master butcher in Melrose ?
if so would like to know any info you have on this family as she later went on to marry my great-grandfather
Name: Teresa Metters <tmettersatuvic.ca> Date: 2009-03-01 Names of interest to you Thomas COURTIS aka Metters and if you have any photos to contribute Thomas Kingdon Metters in the 1861 Uk Census, South Molton Comments:
This name caught my eye because I have a Thomas Kingdon Metters who seems to use Kingdon as well as Metters which I thought was strange. So this COURTIS aka Metters stood out. Do you why the name is like this and why his children's last names are split between Metters and Courtis?
Name: hilary gale <email@example.com> Date: 2009-01-28 Names of interest to you betsey dawe & william gale and if you have any photos to contribute yes URL of your homepage n/a Comments:
betsey dawe & william gale are my great, great grandparents.
I think that I have some info at home and a wedding picture from 1902 of gervaise gale and hattie vanbuskirk taken in calgary, AB, canada
Name: Ian Aitken-Kemp <ianak..btinternet.com> Date: 2009-01-17 Names of interest to you William Henderson b.1873 and if you have any photos to contribute If we have the same one then I have a photo of him Comments:
My grandmother was Agnes Todd Aitken ms Henderson. She was b. 1901 at Blackridge, Linlithgow to William Henderson and Marion Glen (Aitken) who were m. 6th July 1895 (you have 1894?)at Whitehaven. William's occ. given as Blacksmith.
Is my William also your William ? We seem to agree on most detail except their marriage date. Mine is taken from the note of their marriage on Agnes' birth entry in the birth register.
I can send this to you if you let me have your em - I can also copy the photo of William to you - it was taken c1901
Name: Jim Lawless <JJFLAWLESSATAOL.COM> Date: 2008-12-31 Names of interest to you Mary Joan Fairchild and if you have any photos to contribute Yes URL of your homepage http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=jjflawless&id=I235 Comments:
Hi Lorna, I have been working on my family tree for about eight years or so. I ran into a dead end when it came to my great great grandmother, Mary Joan Fairchild. I have a picture of her and another of her husband, Andrew William Lawless, my great great grandfather. I am interested in doing a DNA test. WOuld I make a good test subject? Your web page is incredible. Thank you for your efforts. I sited your web page as a source under Archibald Fairchild. Not sure if I did it correctly. Let me know how you would like it to be stated on the web page and I will update it ASAP. I look forward to hearing back from you!
Your distant cousin in Davie, Florida.
Name: margaret Sutton <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2008-12-24 Names of interest to you Christina Somerville Comments:
Hi am researching a Christina somerville Hamilton who came to oz age 7 in 1863. I suspect her forbears maiden name somewhere was somerville. maybe came from Jamestown Scotland. Parents jane & Thomas Hamilton. is there poss connextn to your somervilles?
Name: Susan Mallett <email@example.com> Date: 2008-12-14 Names of interest to you Grainger and if you have any photos to contribute yes Comments:
My Husbands ex wife was born a grainger she came from the line of Theodore 1812. Her mother was Camelia Rose Grainger born 1900 Camelia's father was also Theodore Grainger, as was his father.
You have a wonderful site.I can give you more info if you are interested please e mail me, I would be happy to give you the details. Thank You Susan Mallett
Name: Dennis Lee Cleven <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2008-11-27 Names of interest to you Tozer, King, Damerell, Creber and if you have any photos to contribute Yes. Comments:
You sent a note to a cousin of mine in Buckfastleigh, Devon, and she really didn't know what to make of it and she really had a hard time reading your handwriting and she asked me if I knew of any relatives in NZ and I did not. But you even have my grandmother, Olive M. Tozer on your chart. Charles Tozer and Bessie Louise Tozer (formerly Miller) were my great-grandparents. They came to USA in March of 1912. I knew my great-grandmother but my grandmother died before I was born. I did know my great-aunt, Mrs. Phyllis Maud Johnson (formerly Tozer) very well and she informed me about our English relatives. While she mentioned our relation to the Damerell family, she never explained how we were related to them. From the tone of her voice in mentioning this fact, it was a sign of prestiege. Amelia Tozer was a cousin to that family before she married William Shillibeer Northmore. I find this very exciting and I hope you will be of assistance to me as I will be of assistance to you.
Dennis Lee Cleven.
Name: Jenny JOLLEY <jjolley2reachnet.com.au> Date: 2008-11-17 Names of interest to you Elizabeth Rowe and Hugh Hamley and if you have any photos to contribute y Comments:
Their third child James. He is my gggrandfather that came to Australia in 1840. Vikki and I are related and have been able to share a wealth of information.
Name: Vikki Henderson <email@example.com> Date: 2008-11-15 Names of interest to you Baskerville Comments:
I can help you with why Baskerville is in the Hamley Family
Name: Vikki Henderson <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2008-11-15 Names of interest to you Elizabeth Rowe and Hugh Hamley Comments:
I can help you with their third child James. He is my gggrandfather that came to Australia in 1840 with his new wife.
And yes Henderson is my surname.
Name: David Leffen <dleffen at comcast.net> Date: 2008-11-02 Names of interest to you Isaac Dawe and if you have any photos to contribute He was my great grandfather Comments:
My grandmother Elsie Thurza Dawe was mentioned in your website and I can provide further information about her heirs if you are interested.
Name: Liz Douglas <email@example.com> Date: 2008-10-25 Names of interest to you EA Badkin Comments:
Hi, Badkin is in my family tree (mum's side) I have Ernest Albert Badkin marrying Emilie Georgina Daw in 1907 - they had one daughter Mollie who married Keith Gay (probably more children but I don't know of them). Ernest Albert born 9th February 1878 in Campbell Town Tasmania - father John (Jack) Badkin, mother Clara Mary Johnstone. Ernest served in the Boer War - 8th Battalian Australian Commonwealth Horse (Tasmania) - departed May 21st, 1902; returned July 28th, 1902 - rank Private - No. 4 Troop (enlisting on the West Coast of Tasmania). He died on 26th July, 1947 in Sydney - buried on 28th July, 1947 in Melbourne. I would be interested in anything else you can tell me about him or his wife,
Name: Jim Richardson <jimrichardson#roadrunner.com> Date: 2008-10-25 Comments:
I have not visited your site in a while and I am so impressed with it. I hope you are well. This project clearly takes a lot of effort, but it is so well done. Thank you for all of your work. I'll write a 'proper' letter as soon as I can.
Thinking of you,
Name: Rebekah Quere <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2008-09-13 Names of interest to you Kerr/Quere/Bairn (now) and if you have any photos to contribute yes Comments:
correction for your tree: my father William A. Quere (of Margaret Kerr (from William T. Kerr and Anne Macquire -> Johanna Bain +Alexander Kerr -> James Bain + Helen Andrew)and William Quere married Virginia Lear Lanning (not barrionuevo as it states; my sister Alexandra S. Quere has married Carlos Barrionuevo; I, REbekah L. Quere have married Paul F. Daigle andwe have had a child, Summer Lily Daigle. Thanks, bekah
Name: Olivia "Livy" Revits <email@example.com> Date: 2008-08-02 Names of interest to you MACKAY, BAIN Comments:
I have death certificates for John & Elizabeth MACKAY,
b late 1800's Scotland d Elizabeth, Union Co., NJ.
My late Grandmother Lillian CURTIN KERR, NOT their biological relative, insisted that I call Elizabeth "Aunt."
John "Uncle Jack" MACAKAY & Aunt Liz had no children.
Please contact me for more at : firstname.lastname@example.org
Name: Peter Howell <email@example.com> Date: 2008-07-04 Names of interest to you frederick samuel bolton Comments:
The computer in the local library will not let me contact you directly so I am using your guest book. I have been doing research into the Bolton family and looked up Frederick Samuel Bolton who was the vicar of Salt in Staffordshire. I am descended from his uncle, Thomas Bolton. The Boltons were highly significant in the Industrial Revolution, making copper wire for the trans-Atlantic cables. I am currently having the family tree typed up and if you are interested, I would be very happy to let you have a copy shortly. I also have a Turnbull who married a Leach in Berwick on Tweed and their son, William Turnbull Leach, became Archdeacon Leach of Montreal and married a Skirving. I do not have the papers in front of me but I will let you have all the information in due course. Hope to hear from you. Best wishes, Peter Howell.
Name: Ralph Richardson <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2008-05-25 Comments:
Hi Lorna, Just browsing. One correction, my Grandfather Wm.b1864 did not depart in 1911, but 30th. July 1939 in Leith, Edinburgh. Was in Scotland earlier this year for my mum's funeral, and made it to Newcastle and caught up with Paul Richardson for a couple of hours. I an trying to contact through ancestry an "anfieldred1" who has some info on the Richardsons in World Tree, but no reply as yet, they may no longer subscribe, we live in hope. Take care, will keep in touch.Note my e-mail address, Doreen still uses the midori address Regards Ralph
Name: Lorna <.> Date: 2008-05-13 URL of your homepage http://lornahen.com/ Comments:
test that updated guestbook works (rootsweb changed their domain name and didn't really spell out the impact on guestbooks, so this hasn't been working for a while)
Name: Christina Baldwin <email@example.com> Date: 2008-03-30 Comments:
I found your link whilst doing a google search. I am a New Zealand woman (living in the South Waikato) researching my Scottish ancestors. I will be visiting Caithness in August.
My ancestor John McLeod died in Rangag in 1869 and his wife Christina McLeod MS Sutherland died in Rangag in 1872. Apparently a relative of my mother's visited the remains of the McLeod longhouse in Rangag in the 1960s. I notice you say that a family of MacLeods were living in a house in Rangag. I would be very interested to know your source for this information. I also note you mention an overgrown cemetery in the area. I have been trying to find where John & Christina might be buried. There is very sparce information on the interent about Rangag so any links you may have would be very helpful to me.
I am sorry I dont have information to share with you about your family names but I would be pleased to take any more photos you may require when I go to Scotland in August.
Name: ANTHONY DAGENS <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2008-03-23 Names of interest to you Stephenson and Wight and if you have any photos to contribute Yes Comments:
I am the Great Great Grandson of Thomas Wight Stephenson and currently live in Portsmouth England. My mother Jean Dagens (Nee Low) was daughter of Thomas Stephenson Low, son of James Low and Jane Stewart Stephenson, Martha Stewarts Daughter. I have been doing Gene for a few years and got a great deal of my mothers side from a Mary Cubitt in NZ.
I visited the family farm of Whitestone in Kemnay Aberdeenshire and have photos of our ancesters gravestones in Kemnay. Also touched base with the Aberdeenshire Gene Centre who have some fantastic records on the family. Met a guy that had studied much of the family who came from Munymusk, Aberdeenshire.
Be great to make contact and I would be happy to assist with any tasks you require in the UK.
Name: Alex McDonald <email@example.com> Date: 2008-03-23 Names of interest to you Mcdonald & Bain Comments:
Hi, found your site while doing some very early research. My father was George Bain McDonald b29 Nov 32 d25 June 93. He was the son of Alexander & Helen McDonald (nee Phillips) and his grandparents were George McDonald & Helen Bain. I have limited information mostly obtained from the Thain family in Jersey who I remain in contact with.
Name: Bonnie Fairbairn <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2008-03-21 Names of interest to you Fairbairn Comments:
Great site, what a lot of work. Just checking relatives, I am at a stand still with my Robert Fairbairn,
Catherine Stewart married Robert Fairbairn on 22 January 1847 Kelso and they had two children both born at Selkirk: Francis Stewart (b 1848) and Ann (b 1851). They might have had a grocer's shop in Selkirk along with Catherine's sister Mary Stewart who married William Trotter.
Name: Eileen Dow <email@example.com> Date: 2008-03-19 Names of interest to you Daymond Comments:
The children of Charles Daymond and Rhoda Tozer were--Gladys,Myra and Edna. Edna had one daughter who is still alive and living in Buckfastleigh Devon.Charles Daymond's second wife was Mary Screech his brother's widow who had three children by Fredrick.Charles and Mary had four children,of which Florence was one. The others were Ivy Phyl, and my father Edgar.
Kindest regards Eileen
Name: Ian Ford <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2008-03-03 Names of interest to you Fuge, Hoyle, Hortop, Gribble Comments:
An enormous amount of hard work has produced a great family history web page!
Name: Peter Campbell <email@example.com> Date: 2008-03-03 Names of interest to you Lakeman Comments:
Nice to see that my lakeman research in New Plymouth has been useful - my william Lakeman document took a while to compile. It would be nice if you could point me to any futher info about myu family in Taranaki, and also to Willian's baptism in Bere Ferres.
Name: Lorna <.> Date: 2008-02-17 Names of interest to you DAWE, GALE, KNIGHT Comments:
Yes, we are related via the DAWEs.
The Wilmot Henry KNIGHT I'm currently showing on the DAWE chart is the husband of Ethel Sarah GALE (I have that one as born 1874), I hadn't figured that there was also a son Wilmot Henry KNIGHT as well.
I'm in the middle of sending you an email...
Name: Sheldon Clark <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2008-02-16 Comments:
Just having a quick look following e-mail contacts. You are certainly very much further advanced than I am with mine.
Name: Margaret Fay <email@example.com> Date: 2008-02-14 Names of interest to you Dawe/Gale/Creber/Knight and if you have any photos to contribute Sorry no they were stolen Comments:
I am contacting you again because I see that you have put the wrong details for Wilmot Henry Knight born 1908 on your tree. My father Wilmot Henry Knight born 1908 is the son of Ethel Sarah Galeb 1885 Bristol (daughter of Samuel Gale and Maria Emma Redstone)and Wilmot Henry Knight and he married Margaret Mills in 1940 and had me. I am the last of that line. If you want more information please let me know. I believe we link in together at John Gale and Betsy Dawe
Name: Margaret Fay <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2008-02-12 Names of interest to you Dawe/Smith/Gale//Creber and if you have any photos to contribute Not at the moment Comments:
I think we are related. My grandmother was Ethel Sarah Gale born Jan 1885 in Bristol daughter of Samuel Gale and Maria Emma Redstone. Samuel Gale born 1839 in Marystowe, Devon, son of John Gale born 1799 and Betsy Dawe born 1806 in Lamerton, daughter of Isaac Dawe and Sarah Smith.
Name: Natalie Thornton <email@example.com> Date: 2008-02-09 Names of interest to you Fairbairn Comments:
Hello from New Zealand,
I am related to George Fairburn who was the son of Archibald Fairbairn and and Mary Grierson.
George Fairbairn married Janet Purdie. Their daughter Margaret Fairbairn married John WILLIAMSON in Melrose, Scotland in 1858. They then left Scotland and came to Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand. Their daughter Janet Williamson married William Benjamin EYRE. They lived for the most part in Auckland New Zealand and had two sons, the younger of which was Ernest Leonard EYRE. He married Mabel Pearl Stenhouse (his cousin) and they had two children: Clive Kendal and Shirley Joyce EYRE. Shirley was my mother, she married Robert Andrew Bradbury and had two children:my sister Felicity and Me (Natalie Bradbury). I married in 1979 To Ross Thornton and we have a 26 year old son called Keir Rhys Thornton. I have only very brief detail on the williamsons and Fairbairns so I would be grateful for any hints or info. I'm afraid I have no photo's of anyone older than my grandfather. it was great to find your website today. regards, Natalie.
Name: Lorna <.> Date: 2008-02-07 Names of interest to you FAIRBAIRN Comments:
Your ISP rejected your email address: Diagnostic code: smtp;553 5.3.0 ... Rejected by Iserv RBL...
Jessie FAIRBAIRN is indeed one of my relations, she and her sister Margaret and father John died within months of each other in 1871. Would love a copy of the funeral service, my email is at the bottom of each of my web pages by Compiler. This John FAIRBAIRN was married to Margaret SINTON, (my relation), not a Margaret BROWN however.
Name: June Barber <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2008-02-07 Names of interest to you Fairbairn Comments:
I keep stumbling across Fairbairn's in my research, but have no proven link to them. What I have is, a funeral booklet detailing the service for Jesse Fairbairn. There had been 3 deaths in this family within one year. This occurred in Oxford County Ontario, Blandford township. The Fairbairns are interred in Chesterfield Cemetery. This data came to me from my Grandmother Emma Mason Scott. Her father was John Mason, her grandparents Richard Mason & Mary Brown, They were from the Woodstock Ontario area. I do know of a marriage between Margaret Brown born 1822 and John Fairbairn, I don't have his birthdate, but the marriage was about 1848. A rather odd research clue. We knew of a Fairbairn family in Grand Rapids MI, Vance Fairbairn who was about my father's age, ( Dad was born 1907) shared a striking resemblence, often being mistaken for each other. Vance's branch of the Fairbairn's was from Lampton county Ontario My Scott Mason lines were all from the Oxford county area in Ontario. I have done considerable research on the Scott line, but the Mason-Brown line is stuck at my great grandparents. If you like I will dig the funeral book of Jesse Fairbairn out of my files and if possible email it to you. June Scott Barber email@example.com
Name: guy <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2008-01-30 Names of interest to you sinton Comments:
I am a Sinton my Aunt has researched the sinton family tree , she is also from NZ .
Name: Carolyn McGrath <email@example.com> Date: 2008-01-19 Names of interest to you WINES, Worker, Davenport, Wilson Comments:
Further to my previous message.
I can provide the parent details for Ellen Liston Wilson who married Simeon Wines. Also I can provide the parent details of John Barnes Davenport.
I can also provide the descendant details of John Barnes Davenport and Ellen Mary Worker.
This may take a little while as I work fulltime and this is all relatively new to me.
Name: Carolyn <McGrath> Date: 2008-01-19 Names of interest to you Simeon(Simon) WInes & Ellen Wilson Comments:
I am the ggg grandaughter of the above people. I have to check all my records because they are all paper based. Haven't put them on the computer yet. May be able to provide further information. I will write it all up and send it to you. Are you directly related to them?
Name: Lorna Lucas <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2008-01-17 Names of interest to you Bickell Comments:
I am researching the Bickell family, specifically those descending from George Bickell born abt 1817 at Meavy, Devon and his wife Elezabeth. I see you have him in you names of interest but there are so many Bickells - how do they fit together?? The line I am following descends from George to his son George born abt.1852, to his son John Robert who married my great aunt and ended his life in Norfolk, England. I wonder also whether you have any info that take this family back into the 1700s?
With best wishes and thanks - another Lorna!!
Name: Margaret <email@example.com> Date: 2008-01-12 Names of interest to you William Record Richardson Comments:
I am trying to find out a bit more info on this man. he married Dora Gilder in 1919, she died Auckland 1988, no mention of him??
Where abouts in Dargaville is he buried?
Name: Annie Massey <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2008-01-05 Names of interest to you Baty/Moscrop of Cumberland Comments:
Hey Lorna: It's been a while -- you may remember last year we debated the various Andrew Baty lines in Arthuret -- your branch includes Andrew Baty who married Mary Richardson and mine includes Andrew Baty of Slealands who married Elizabeth Sunderland.
I am still busy untangling Baty lines. In September during a rail and road epic tour of England I managed to cram in a fair bit of time with the dead as well as with the living, including a day in the Carlisle Records Office -- yippee -- and two days in Longtown where I stayed in a B&B right across the road from the Graham Arms. Fantastic visit. In the pub, my landlady's ex-husband put me in touch with a living Baty, whose family owns and farms Oakshawhill, right next to Slealands. He was kind enough to drive me round the farms and I took some photos of Slealands and its beautiful location. I also got to tramp round the cemetery at St Michael and all Angels at Arthuret.
Now this didn't result in any new or startling findings, but I had a fantastic time and the people I met were lovely.
In going back over research notes, I see that your William Baty and Mary Simpson had an illegitimate son before they married in 1795. He is recorded in the IGI as an extracted records, "William Simpson or Baty", christened 19 March 1793. An LDS member record has supplied Hornickhill as place of birth. Both parents are named.
I also found that another researcher has assigned your William (husband of Mary Simpson) as the son of William Baty and Mary Black of Slealands -- the chap whose 1811 will you have -- but I doubt this is correct as the birthdates and age are way off your William's death records. I think the Baty/Black son William was a different child, and will assume it's the one born in 1774 as this better fits the birth order of sons as mentioned in the will.
In my one day at the CRO I was able to print out a few wills of interest but nowhere near as many as I would like. So far nothing relates to your line, but will send along anything I find -- still transcribing.
Also, my Baty escort told me that his family have been farming Oakshawhill/Slealands area farms for three generations, and were able to purchase the farms outright in 1912 when the Grahams of Netherby ran into a spot of financial bother owing to the gambling habits of one of the ladies. These Batys came 'from Bewcastle', which is probably the David Baty (who married Ann Wightman)-- you and I were noodling about where he fits in. It occurs that he may not fit into the direct line -- with so many Batys around, my Andrew-John-Andrew-John Batys who were at Slealands earlier could have been a different branch than David Baty's family who came there later. These farms were all leased from the Grahams, who were inclined to pick and choose the farmers who they thought could best run the property, so they changed hands regularly.
On the other hand, the William Baty of Slealands will of 1811 refers to his having property in Bewcastle and Gilsland, so perhaps it is a direct line.
Enough for now -- all the best for 2008 to you & yours, Annie
Name: Ralph Richardson <Midoridora@bigpond.com> Date: 2008-01-05 Names of interest to you Richardson & others and if you have any photos to contribute yep Comments:
Hi Lorna, Happy New Year, long time no speak. How are you ? Keeping well I hope. I too got back to Henry R. b 1801 and got stuck, thought I had it with his death notice, yeh thanks to his SIL. Census says he was born in Edinburgh, so we will keep looking and will find it all one day. Good to see Paul R back in circulation, Jim R in California has been unwell and having chemo, also split with his wife and living back with his father, not good. My cousin John FRancis Richardson in Auchtermuchty has info and photos, have put Paul R in touch with him. You have added a fair bit to the Richardsons since I las looked at your site, thanks for all that. I can help you with some full names and dates, will send later . Take care, be in touch, Ralph
Name: James Brown <email@example.com> Date: 2008-01-01 Names of interest to you Fairbairn & Brown and if you have any photos to contribute No photos at the moment URL of your homepage http://www.baltersan.com Comments:
I have just started to research my Berwickshire family history. My father's middle name was FAIRBAIRN. His father was ADAM BROWN, b.Lintlaw, Buncle & Preston Parish, Berwickshire on 13th June, 1865. Adam Brown's parents were ROBERT BROWN and ELIZABETH PURVES who were married on 5th October, 1856 at Lamberton, Berwickshire.
I am trying to establish that Fairbairn / Brown link. Can you help?
Name: Anna Morris <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2007-12-31 Names of interest to you DAWE Comments:
I've just started delving into my family tree and have been using the ancestry site - I was amazed to find that when I started looking at my Grandmother's side of the family, a lot of the information was already there.
I then found my way to your website. My great,great,great gandmother was Betsey Dawe - I noticed that on the Dawe extended family tree was Betsey Dawe and her children who were Martyns - I come from Edward Martyn from Marystow, Devon.
As I'm new to this research, and have yet only used a'ancestry' could you tell me how you get such detaied information, such as their dates of birth?
It really is great to know that I come from such a large and widespread family,
Would love to hear from you,
Name: Sherry Goodrum <email@example.com> Date: 2007-12-28 Names of interest to you Borrup, Jack, Mcgregor Comments:
Margaret Elizabeth Addison Jack was my great grandmother. My grandfather was Ronald J. Borrup. Your information has filled in some of my blanks on her side of the family. I started to research our family several years ago, got busy and stopped. However, whenever I find good information I print it out for later. Thank you.
Name: Brenda Koehler <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2007-12-21 Names of interest to you Bain,... Comments:
Merry Christmas Lorna.I will get back on track after Christmas.I will have more pics for you then(recent ones)Brenda
Name: Frank <email@example.com> Date: 2007-12-17 Comments:
Hi Lorna, It is all coming back to me now. During last year my computer decided it had had enough and destroyed itself together with a load of certificates and other documents.I have not completed entering all information on my latest computer but have managed to salvage enough to be going on with.The information I have on James is :b. 11 August 1833. m.1st June 1860 at Thurso. d. 4th March 1918 at 53 Grant Street, Wick. He is described as a butcher/flesher/ farm servant. Is this what you were looking for?
Name: Frank T. Newton <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2007-12-14 Comments:
Hi Lorna, I've just been looking through your blogsite and came across James Baikie, born Wick 15th December 1870.He was the son of James and Christina Davidson and brother to Jessie and Isabella Robertina [otherwise known as auntie Bella. Jessie married Andrew Falconer Logie and their first child was Christina Davidson Logie, my mother in law.Can you let me haveyour ordinary email address as there is lots more and I can tell you of my connection with Sue.
Speak soon, Frank.
Name: Frank Torrance Newton <email@example.com> Date: 2007-12-13 Names of interest to you Baikie, Davidson, Manson, Doull and if you have any photos to contribute Not yet Comments:
Lorna, the next time you see my cousin, Sue Greene, give her a hug from me.
Cheers , Frank
Name: Dave Rose <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2007-12-09 Names of interest to you Andrews/Purdie Comments:
Thanks once again for wonderful and informative site. I am just getting restarted on the family tree after a couple of years too busy at work, and your work has once again been a great help.
Very much appreciated.
Name: TIM COOPER <email@example.com> Date: 2007-11-26 Names of interest to you runciman, cooper URL of your homepage http:// cooperati.livejournal.com Comments:
on your listing:
you have my grandfather's line from the runcimans. he was albert l. cooper.
that's cool. good job.
Name: Andrew Grant McAdie <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2007-11-25 Names of interest to you Robert McAdie DOB 7/12/1827 and if you have any photos to contribute yes Comments:
My father Alan Robert McAdie is the great gradson of Robert McAdie listed in tree DOB 7/12/1827.
If you would like some further information of this "branch" please advise and I will arrange to send what I know.
I have found this very interesting, and appreciate all parties who have had input.
Name: Giles Tinning <email@example.com> Date: 2007-11-23 Names of interest to you ID: I39569 Christina sinton Comments:
Just found this entry when browsing the web. This is my paternal grandmother. If you would like to know more, just ask.
Name: anne newcombe <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2007-11-16 Names of interest to you rowe Comments:
just been adding some more of your Rowes to my ex-husband's family tree - I am still hoping to make a direct connection to you in MY tree one day....
Name: Dee Hutchison <DD.HUTCHISON@BTINTERNET.COM> Date: 2007-11-15 Names of interest to you Goldielands Elliotts and if you have any photos to contribute Short diary from Jan 1879 Comments:
I have been passed to a short diary of a domestic servant called Bridget, She appears to be looking after Miss Elliott, Professor Elliot and Wm Elliot drops in for dinner!! She also talks about Woodfoot which I am at the moment assuming to be another large household in the area
Also it mentions Eliza Dalgleish whom had been very ill and she has her death as 5th Jan 1879.
Do you wish to have a copy of the translation/deciphering when I have finished. Rgds Dee
Name: Audrey Maurice <email@example.com > Date: 2007-11-12 Names of interest to you Sinton Family and if you have any photos to contribute not sure Comments:
I recieved an email from you regarding my father Ernest Kenneth Sinton born in New Castle, 1911. I was unable to respond for some reason, I have sent the info about the ship he came over on to a new found cousin in England, It does look as though it could be him, although I don't know if we are related in any way. Thank you for that info I will be checking it out and let you know for sure, if it is my father, I did find a first cousin and her daugher along with much information on my family, through anscestry.com
Name: Dawn Hutchinson <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2007-11-03 Names of interest to you LUCOCK and if you have any photos to contribute Have all of ReayLucck's family including the first marriage of his youngest son Joseph Comments:
Im writing a book on my Reay Family - my maternal grandfather's family - and Jane Reay married Thomas Lucock in 1927. Reay Lucock is their 3rd child. I am trying to get as much info as I can on these early marriages and thank you for including the second marriage of Joseph, son of Reay Lcock. - I did not have this. I am willing to share anything that I have that might interst you.
What you have done is marvellous and I'm sure will be of interest to many people.
Kindest regards, Dawn (Paradie Point, Gold Coast, Queensland)
Name: richard greene <email@example.com> Date: 2007-10-21 Names of interest to you Fairbairn Comments:
I am interested in Fairbairn family of both Pennicuik and Gordon
Name: mandy Chesworth <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2007-10-18 Names of interest to you Broomfield and if you have any photos to contribute I have an old photo of my great grandfather and his children. Comments:
Hello Lorna, I'm a distant relative of yours. My great grandfather was Walter Broomfield and he married Emily Gregory. I've been in touch with Tony Broomfield who I think has also been in touch with you a few times but he appears to have dropped of the radar now,
Name: Lorna <at bottom of my web page> Date: 2007-10-16 Names of interest to you METHERELL HELSON reply for Heather URL of your homepage http://familytree.lornahen.com/ Comments:
Can you please email me direct to discuss Jane METHERELL? In my research log somewhere, there's a discussion about two Jane's. I was following one around in the census data and suddenly found her in two places at once. Rechecking they still "fitted", so must be related, perhaps you've just solved the mystery for me.
Name: heather alderson <&bt.internet.com> Date: 2007-10-15 Comments:
Hi Lorna , back again, wondered if you had a mix up with the jane metherell.I have two jane metherells 1 born march l833 died sep. 1833. the other jane was her younger sister a twin born l835 her twin sister was called mary. their parents were ascot metherell and sally helson.I could be wrong it could be a different jane, just thought i would let you know.Bye, Heather.
Name: Heather Alderson <&bt.internet.com> Date: 2007-10-14 Names of interest to you Meterell & PepperellNoN and if you have any photos to contribute No Comments:
Elizabeth Ann did marry William Smith but emigrated to Colorada
U.S.A.Eli Metherellwas born 1874 Lamplugh whitehaven. but died in oldam lancs about 1962. he was my Grandfather.Jemima his sister born 1876 lamplugh, she died nr. Manchester .She use to co me for a holiday and would stay for up to 3 months at a time.not sure of the time of her death but guessing it would be in the 1950s.during the blitze she use to hang her husbands plus fours on the bed end ready for thesirens going off,then se would jump into them and head for the air raid shelter.Eli my Grandfather worked as a rope splicer at the coal pit till the war was nearly over he retired from the pit at 70 years old . He and his wife had nine children of which two are still living, one being my mother Jane she is 91 years old and her younger sister Nell who is 85 years old.Hope this is of some interest to you. I have a brother Ron who is married to an American girl and they have two children they live on a ranch just outside of Washington D>C> in Virginia.I have got back to 1545 with the metherell tree. I have got to 1809 with the pepperell tree.You willfind the metherell tree onFamilyGroup Record-Ancestry File.Found you just by good luck. heather
Name: Chris Kelsey <email@example.com> Date: 2007-10-06 Names of interest to you Luscombe (Cornwood, Devon England) Comments:
Hi there Lorna ! Very spiffy website here..bravo!! I am in St. John's, Newfoundland Canada and have 'Luscombe' Family Background.. My maternal great-great grandfather was a Philip Luscombe who travelled from Devon to Newfoundland in the early 1840's.. I had opportunity to visit the village in 2005 but was there for only a few hours..so I never actually found any meaningful information. I found your site during my web-travels just now
Name: Robin Stuart <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2007-10-06 Names of interest to you Robert Inglis (Peel) RUNCIMAN and if you have any photos to contribute next summer Comments:
Robert Inglis Runciman (Argentina) is about to be rememberd as a 'benefactor' of Buenos Aires' British Hospital. No one seems to remember much about him... But your hard work has given me a good picture of his origins.. AND the greatest fun! Many thanks.... If you have time, I'll look up 2nd. cousins.. grandchildren of Janet Aitchison Runciman Goddard, and my grandmother's -Susan Bradbury Runciman Musson's- family
Name: Brenda Koehler <email@example.com> Date: 2007-10-03 Names of interest to you Manson,Henderson,Bain Comments:
George M.H. Bain m. Dororthy Stella Young Feb 23 1916 in Brandon Manitoba.Reg.# 1916,009017.He was a firechief in Brandon.They had 5 children. I will send more next time.
Not sure exactly how he fits in to Manson and Henderson families.
Bye for now
PS Check out http://web2.gov.mb.ca/cca/vital/ListView.php (You may not need all I typed for website.)
Name: Nancy taylor <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2007-10-02 Names of interest to you Fairbairn/Wanless Comments:
"William, his wife Jean and son Archibald, along with his brother James Fairbairn left Scotland for Canada in 1817. They first settled in St. Andrews East, Quesbec near La Chute. They moved 20 miles to Caledonia. The Fairbairns were Tradesmen, especially Stone Masons. From Caledonia, they moved to Bytown, which is now the capital of Canada, Ottawa. Their home was near the present day Justice Building. They pastured cows on what is now Parliament Hill, before, it was Barracks Hill. They worked on the building of the now historic Rideau Canal."
Hi Lorna - Wonderful to find your site. Here is my little bit. I guess we are cousins...
Kindest Regards, Nancy.
Name: Brenda Koehler <email@example.com> Date: 2007-09-23 Names of interest to you Henderson,Bain,Manson Comments:
Check this out: Bowell Funeral Record Database. It may help you.
My hubbys' family lines are Bain,Henderson and Manson.His grandfather is George Manson Henderson Bain b. Sept 28 1892 Wick,Caithness,Scotland.
Your site has helped me out the most.Thank you!
Name: Karen Freilino <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2007-09-22 Names of interest to you Rounsley/Tippett URL of your homepage http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~freilikl/index.htm Comments:
Came across you site and enjoyed it very much.
Have some information on the Tippett page of my site - Mary Jane Tippett, who married Nathan Rounsley.
Name: Derek Andrews <Lesley.Jones@uwe.ac.uk> Date: 2007-09-20 Names of interest to you ANDREWS (and Willcocks) Comments:
Hi Lorna. I live in the south west of England and am a descendant of Ambrose Willcocks Andrews and his wife Emma Coath who you mention in your diary entry of 6 Feb 2007.
My father was Dennis Norman Andrews (1913-1990). His older brother was Ambrose Herbert Andrews (known as Bert) and their father was Ambrose (known as Brose) Willcocks who died in his 70s in 1958.
I have a copy of our family tree that a distant relative researched back to before Ambrose Andrews and Emma Coath's time.
Name: Catherine Hungate <email@example.com> Date: 2007-09-16 Names of interest to you Mcadie Comments:
My mother's name was Margaret Calder Mcadie, before she married my father, Louis Hungate.
Name: Robert Frederick Runciman <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2007-08-30 Names of interest to you Robert Herbert Runciman and if you have any photos to contribute n/a URL of your homepage n/a Comments:
I was born in Battersea - London - 6/7/61 my fathers name : Robert Frederick Runciman - my mothers name: Bertha G. Hidalgo from Argentina
Name: jason ganter <email@example.com> Date: 2007-08-27 Names of interest to you douglas ganter Comments:
douglas ganter is my father can you give me dates or more info regarding family tree thanks
Name: CAROLE SMITH <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2007-08-19 Names of interest to you SINTON Comments:
I was in touch with you in January 07. My great grandfather was James Sinton who came down from Roxby Jedburgh with his brother John, wife and children Janet,Allison Hall Sinton and son John.
I have a new e mail address as you can see above.
Best wishes Carole
Name: Elaine Robertson <email@example.com> Date: 2007-08-08 Names of interest to you Helen kelly and if you have any photos to contribute Helen Kelly Comments:
Helen Kelly is my mother. Her proper name is Jessie Ellen Davidson Kelly. She is now a Smith having married Alexander Kay Smith. She is now 81 years old and my father is deceased. They had three children Alexander Kay Smith Richard Smith and Elaine Mary Smith. If you wish to contact me for more information do not hesitate.
Name: Helen Henderson Bennett <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2007-08-01 Names of interest to you Henderson Comments:
Thanks for such a great resource, it is so well done and much improved upon since I first looked at it.
Helen Henderson Bennett, Pennington, NJ, USA
(Sister of Colin Henderson, Dunedin, NZ)
Name: Barbara Thomson <email@example.com> Date: 2007-07-29 Names of interest to you Manson Comments:
You have a great family page. I have been sparodically researching my ancestors and noticed your page under a google search the other day. One of my ancestors was a Donald Manson married Barbara Barclay. The information I have says his father was David Manson and Mother a Trotter. No dates for either. It seems to closely match some of your tree. I would be intersted in your thoughts.
Other information I have is as follows:
Born Feb 1839 at Ham Cottage, Dunnet, Caithness
Came to NZ age 16.
Died 10 Oct 1904 at Oldham St, Gore, death notice copied to Australian and USA papers.
Came to NZ about 1860, resided with his uncle W Trotter at Moerakiand later at
hisuncles sheep station at Kingston. In gold times set up business at Kingston
and Nokomai, later sold and bought Woodlands run on the Waiau river. 1876
employed by the NZ Loan and Mercantile Co as manager of Belmont Sunnyside,
later Woodlands estates, later Mount Earnslaw and Lake Hayese estates (10yrs),
Then Waikai Plains station 8yrs, retired 1902 and lived on his farm at Kaiwera
(bought 8 or 9 years ago). Farm in charge of second son. Diedof a stroke.
leaving 6 sons and 5 daughters ( originally 15, 9s,6d)
All records of family lost in the Mataura flood
Name: Maxine Vigus <max.norm @xtra.co.nz> Date: 2007-07-26 Names of interest to you Not sure Comments:
I casually googled my name and found your site. I was born in Plymouth, Devon England. I have kept my maiden name due to it's rarity and was delighted to see that ther are more Viguses as I have not attempted to research the name. My late father was Cornish so I wonder about any connection there. I have recently moved to Paraparaumu from Auckland. Feel free to contact me if you wish. Maxine
Name: carol Morris <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2007-06-29 Comments:
Sorry to use the guestbook again, but I'm not a wiz on the computer. Donald had a Sister Williamina (my Great-Grandmother) Williamina married William McCuish in Scotland (wick) He came to America in 1884 and was accidently killed in Kansas. Story on the internet under (William McCuish Winfield Kansas) Williamina came over here with her children in 1886 and went to Canada where we believe Donald was,Ontario maybe. We have a Family Tree sort-of that states that Donald has two sons, John &Allister. The family lives in Winnipeg. Hope this helps. Great to hear from you. I live outside of Seattle Washington U.S.A.
Name: carol morris <email@example.com> Date: 2007-06-28 Names of interest to you thru diana berry bains husband Comments:
Donald Swanson, Diana berry bain's husband was my Great-Grandmother (Williamina swanson's) brother
Name: lynette green <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2007-04-25 Names of interest to you all familtons are related? and if you have any photos to contribute nz only Comments:
A great-grandmother was a Familton. Came to NZ in 1862 after completing her education. Remainder of family had preceded her.
Are you aware of the book "The Rock from which we are hewn " put tpgether by 2 Familtons at the time of a family gathering in 1991.
And , yes , the family seemed to have originated in Earlston.
Name: Paul Richardson <email@example.com> Date: 2007-04-19 Names of interest to you Yes. and if you have any photos to contribute No Comments:
Very interested to come across your web pages. You may remember that we communicated with one another about 10 years ago. Please feel free to e-mail me to let me know how you are.
Name: Eileen Whillans <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2007-04-04 Names of interest to you yes - George Whillans/Jane Murray Stewart and if you have any photos to contribute yes - picture of Robert & Adamina Whillans Comments:
Glad to see someone related on the Stewart/Pettigrew side of the family? I have some more information for you if you are interested. Where do I send the picture of Robert & Adamina Whillans (son of George & Jane Whillans) to?
Name: Moira Hunt <email@example.com> Date: 2007-03-31 Names of interest to you No. Comments:
Noticed you had ancestors buried in the Huirangi Cemetary - where is this Cemetary. I also have relatives buried there but it seems an elusive cemetary to find?
Name: John Maynard <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2007-02-28 Names of interest to you Armonel Maynard Comments:
No homepage, but my tree is on Genes Reunited, UK website.
Name: Katherine Southall <email@example.com> Date: 2007-02-01 Names of interest to you Thomas Spry and Mary Dawe and if you have any photos to contribute Yes Comments:
I have photos of Thomas Spry and his mother, Mary Dawe, plus his second wife, Mary Dawe, plus his son, Thomas, and his son's wife, Mary Jane Dawe.
Name: Jim Balmer <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2007-01-25 Names of interest to you John W. Balmer and if you have any photos to contribute possibly Comments:
If you want more information on John W. Balmer and his offspring, let me know.
Name: K <Ridle> Date: 2007-01-24 Names of interest to you Not sure and if you have any photos to contribute Not sure Comments:
I am looking for information or guidance in finding ancestors. Name, Archibald, Isabella, Moses Bain.
I am hoping we are related and you can direct me to the proper places. I just started my search.
Thank you for in advance for any advice you may have for me.
Name: Grant Nicholls <email@example.com> Date: 2006-12-23 Names of interest to you Yes, Eileen Hannah Bain is my Grandmother and if you have any photos to contribute Yes Comments:
Very informative site, keep up the good work! Regards ... Grant
Name: Mark Andrews <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2006-11-25 Names of interest to you samson andrews and if you have any photos to contribute sorry no Comments:
lorna,hi my name is mark andrews great job on your family tree,i am a descendant of samson andrews.e-mail me so we can talk more about my family tree . look forward to talking to you.
Name: Harry and Evelyn Montgomery <email@example.com> Date: 2006-10-24 Names of interest to you Thomas Helson and if you have any photos to contribute Yes URL of your homepage http://www.tribalpages.com/tribes/zorn Comments:
Hi Lorna, glad we got those elusive Peeks sorted out. Finding them was pure luck. Harry and Evelyn in Agincourt,Ontario.
Name: N J Spur <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2006-10-18 Names of interest to you My Gt Gt Gt Grandfather and if you have any photos to contribute no Comments:
Hi lorna, Sorry to have taken so long to reply. I have a fairly extensive family history from William Spurr buried 1780 at Walkhampton Church.Following Jacob ,his son ,bapt 1744 married Mary ann Porch. She was a foundling child and taken into William's family at their home ,Hr Ditsham Walkhampton. It was at this farm that Joseph their 4th child was born. Please contact me at your earliest opportunity for much more detail on the lives of the later families, Regards, Jack Spurr
Name: Freda Walker <email@example.com> Date: 2006-09-06 Names of interest to you No, I come to you via Jennifer Familton URL of your homepage No home PAge, just e-mail Comments:
I am a professional genealogist living in England just 12 miles from the Scottish Border. I am working for Ian and Jean Familton of Rothbury, and Jennifer Familton of Newzealand asked me to contact you as she thinks that there may be a conection between what I am doing and what you have done.
Look forward to hearing from you.
Name: ruth trotter <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2006-08-18 Names of interest to you Cairns/Wight Comments:
Great to meet you Lorna, keep up the good work.
Name: Kristen Willard <email@example.com> Date: 2006-06-09 Names of interest to you Margaret Sinton (1807) and if you have any photos to contribute yes, and documents Comments:
Although Margaret married a Fairbairn, I find no connection with your Fairbairns. I think she was lost because she left for Canada. Her grandchildren were born in Cleveland, Ohio, and then migrated to California in the 1930s. Margaret is my grandmother's grandmother, all maternal lines.
Name: George Manson <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2006-05-18 Names of interest to you Possibly as previously noted URL of your homepage http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~geo2man/index.html Comments:
Your page has loads of information . Perhaps we can aspire to achieve the same level over time .
Name: Lois Twardy <email@example.com> Date: 2006-04-14 Names of interest to you Emma Bidgood and if you have any photos to contribute Maybe - copies of copies etc Comments:
I have just discovered your page ( a big thank you ) - I had stalled out with the parents of Emma Bidgood (DOB 1846)just having them as Mr and Mrs Bidgood in my files. I haven't been doing this for long. i.e. Emma Bidgood -->Sampson Toop-->Emma May Toop-->Eli Joseph Campbell-->George Robert Campbell-->Gwendolyn Phyllis Campbell(my Mum) and me - Lois Marguerite Twardy
Thank you for your great page and especially the information in it. Isn't the internet a wonderful thing?
The photos I have are copies of copies and the scan's are very poor. Of course you are welcome to any via email.
Lois (Richmond B.C. Canada) - near Vancouver
Where in NZ are you?
Name: Tamah Borrowman <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2006-03-25 Names of interest to you Daughter of John Andrew Borrowman Comments:
My dad passed away on November 22 2005. he was 96 years old. I just discovered his obituary is posted on the internet along with a lovely photograph of him as engineer on the train. Not sur how to send this to you .I found it under "Borrowman"
Name: ruth trotter <email@example.com> Date: 2006-03-22 Names of interest to you alison christina wight (nee cairns) was my fathers aunt. Comments:
researching the cairns family and am pleased to hear of any connections.
Name: Karen Ishbel Mackay <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2006-02-19 Names of interest to you Hugh Mackay and if you have any photos to contribute possibly Comments:
Hugh Mackay is my fathers father as far as I can tell
Name: Lorna <Lorna_Henderson@bigfoot.com> Date: 2006-01-05 Names of interest to you Self Comments:
Jamesina BAIN now shows up on the chart at
Her husband was a John WARES
Love to hear from you re your interest.
Name: Bronwen <email@example.com> Date: 2005-12-01 Names of interest to you Wares and if you have any photos to contribute sorry no Comments:
I can't quite get to the WARES references. Nor Jamesina BAIN?
Name: David McCalmont Manson <Manson_d@msn.com> Date: 2005-11-05 Names of interest to you Unsure - Comments:
Am just a rookie - a student, if you will, of geneology. Family names - Manson, Nevin, McCalmont,and Watt. Distant relation to Nathaniel Hathorne (also spelled Hawthorne) - the writer. Interested in information dating back prior to 1850s. I was raised near Pittsburgh, PA. My father grew up in Washington, PA; his father was a farmer near there. My father has information dating back to 1844 of Mansons and Nevins in the USA. I am aware of our heritage with the Gunn Clan of the highlands of Scotland near Thurso and of their Norse roots from the 9th - 11th centuries. I have no information in between 1840s America and the early days of the clans. Thanks for your site.
Name: elspeth <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2005-10-14 Names of interest to you maybe, VERY distant, by marriage Comments:
I arrived at your site through Google, and I'm impressed with the work you've done - the research is reassuringly solid.
I was trying to track down a Marion Aitken in Whitehaven, and think it *may* have been your Hendersons she married into; but I haven't yet knuckled down to check this out. Let me explain the possible connection:
Marion was the elder sister of my great-gran Agnes Aitken. The Aitkens came from the mining towns of Lanarkshire (with a sojourn in nearby Kirkintilloch, Dunbartonshire)and arrived in Moresby Park somewhere about 1880. They soon moved into Whitehaven. Marion (b 1874) had around a dozen living siblings when the family moved. She grew up in Whitehaven and married a William Henderson in 1894. He gave his age as 21 and his occupation as "blacksmith", which probably means a smith at the coal mine, since at that point he lived at No 1 James Pit (ie a miner's row) next door to Marion at No 2. On the marriage record, William gives his father as Archibald Henderson "overman in a coal mine". Unfortunately, the English marriage records have no maternal names on them.
I was fascinated to read that your Henderson family also moved from Lanarkshire to Whitehaven in roughly the same period - likely for the same economic reasons. William looks to be about the right age to match your Archibald's son. The witnesses to the marriage were Marion's sister, my great-gran Agnes Aitken, and one John Henderson.
The 1901 census finds the Aitken siblings in the process of going back to Lanarkshire (some via Kirki again!)with spouses and children in tow. Agnes was still in Whitehaven but came back to Lanarkshire with her Cumberland-born husband and children somewhere around 1910. But I haven't been able to find Marion, and wondered if she perhaps died between her 1894 marriage and the 1901 census.
I wondered if you might have any ideas about how to decide whether or not your William Henderson was the one married to Marion Aitken? If Marion died, it would seem pretty likely he would have remarried, because he'd still be under 30.
If they do turn out to be related, I can fill you in on Marion's parentage.
Name: Kate Powney <email@example.com> Date: 2005-09-25 Names of interest to you Yes - Thomas Sinclair b1868 and if you have any photos to contribute Yes Comments:
Hello. Thomas was my great grandfather. He was alive in 1912 but disappeared sometime after this. I am trying to trace what happened to him. He had 4 children, the youngest being my Grandma, born in 1912. He was married to Agnes Hardie. Contact me if you would like further info. Regards. Kate
Name: Donna Opai (Cross) <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2005-08-01 Names of interest to you Wendy Aitken (Cross) Comments:
I am a daughter of Wendy Aitken nee (Cross). I have viewed your family tree and you have a couple of things wrong under our family. Karen Cross is now married and I do not know her surname? She has no children. Carlyn Cross is Carlyn Opai she has never been a cross & she is my eldest daughter. Jessica Opai is also my daughter. Joanne Cross is now Joanne Hobbs and has two children Damien Hobbs and Maddison Hobbs.
I hope this helps.
Name: angela McAdie <email@example.com> Date: 2005-07-31 Names of interest to you my fathers family and if you have any photos to contribute no sorry Comments:
my father was Alexander Frances McAdie born in 1930/31 in Inverness
Name: David Blyde <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2005-07-02 Names of interest to you Andrews Comments:
I have enjoyed browsing you web page and getting little snippets of information - thanks. I came across a family tree booke in the New Plymouth Library last week titled "John Anrews and Rebecca Wines" by a Brenda Kendall.
Name: Muriel Higgins nee Fairbairn <email@example.com> Date: 2005-05-10 Names of interest to you Archibald Fairbairn E Houd and if you have any photos to contribute maybe, not sure Comments:
I am the granddaughter of AF, born 1876 in Galashiels, thus gt gd d of AF m Isabella Davidson 1871 and hold birth cert and marriage cert for both events, thus gt gt gd d of AF, shepherd who m E Houd. Greetings.
Name: Deborah <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2005-05-02 Names of interest to you no Comments:
I found a list of your Brown names but they don't link with those I have:
John md Margaret ROBERTS 1826 Melrose Rox.SCT chn James, Christian, Janet, John, Joseph, Nancy, Margaret. Lived in Galashiels & Selkirk.
Any other lists you have ?
Are you a member of Borders Family History Soc ? That may have been where I found your Selkirk interest originally. If so have you read the Brown items in Vols 26, 31 and 42 ? Do you have these? #26 is sold out.
Are you interested in John Brown & Jessie nee Dryden of Selkirk? I've come across a researcher of this family if you want details.
Name: Tricia Barnett (nee MORE) <email@example.com> Date: 2005-04-30 Names of interest to you Via Tara ? Comments:
Thought it was about time I stopped by the guestbook.
You have got a super site here. Well done.
I will check back often to find our link to each other in Caithness.
Name: John Hamilton <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2005-04-14 Names of interest to you yes, thru' George Familton and if you have any photos to contribute Not on your line. Comments:
George Familton changed his name to Hamilton and lived in St Boswells, next village to Earlstoun. As far as I can make out, many if not most Familtons also chamged to Hamilton in C18 & C19. I can supply at least some of his descendants, if you are interested. I have lots of mostly distant relatives living in NZ, related to my father's mother Harriet Bousfield.
Name: Tina <email@example.com> Date: 2005-02-13 Names of interest to you Kind of - Kate Morten and if you have any photos to contribute Sorry - none Comments:
I am interested in your Morten family. I am related through the Stevens/ Rebecca Peveril, daughter of Henry Bampton and Ann Frances Morten g granddaughter of Henry Morten. All of Denham / Amersham
Name: thomas andrews <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2005-01-01 Names of interest to you Yes - via Martock/Pitney and if you have any photos to contribute regretably not Comments:
I have on disc your family tree but it doed not go back quite far enough to create a link. You have been in contact with my brother David - a few years ago - perhaps it is time to sort it out.
Happy New Year. Regards Tom.
Name: Jane Henderson <email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2004-12-17 Names of interest to you Henderson's of Fife, Scotland Comments:
I see you are in New Zealand! Greetings from Illinois, USA.
Name: Murray Sinton <email@example.com> Date: 2004-12-10 Names of interest to you James Sinton and if you have any photos to contribute yes Comments:
Awesome website. Received your email this morning. Spoke to my Dad and uncle Alec, too. Have photos of James Sinton (grandad), but not scanned yet. Can organize that. Will reply to your email with all information. Thanks for everything. Will keep in touch. (ps - went to Scotland back in 86, but didn't have anything to go on - but had a beer with a few Sintons at the pub in Gallashields and Jedbourgh, but couldn't find any solid connections). Thanks again, Murray
Name: Jennifer Lloyd nee Rosie <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2004-12-01 Names of interest to you George Rosie Comments:
Dear Lorna, Hi, I have just been scrolling through your site and can't find any reference to your fourth cousin George Rosie - can you explain how he is connected please.
I'm still sifting through my NZ information and still can't find the Sinclair Bain Rosie that came over 26 June 1870 and sailed from Liverpool on the Estrella for Auckland New Zealand. Occupation telephone technician. Died in NZ.
best wishes from Jen in OZ
Name: dave dickens <email@example.com> Date: 2004-11-16 Names of interest to you mary metters was my great,great,great,great grandmother Comments:
my grandmother irene chadwick potter died 5/11/04.she is descended from mary metters and will have her ashes spread on marys grave,whitchurch cemetary on21/11/04.
Name: kyle,patrick,jones <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2004-09-09 Names of interest to you itis thru some hnerdson that setledin kentucky upin henderason county kentucky in 182ad's and if you have any photos to contribute not yets theaselinage's stiilin the works Comments:
hi sure great som,e one else working the same sure name henderson's family mine came out north carolinia and thenon too noertn western kentucky as ealr as 182adand few staeyin tenn not far from portland tenn. havetn much time realy workin that side the family cuase trying get the others up too snuff.
Name: Barbara Cribb <email@example.com> Date: 2004-04-30 Comments:
Looks most impressive!! How many rellies do you have of 'unknown gender' ??
Name: Lorna <Lorna_Henderson@bigfoot.com> Date: 2004-04-25 Comments:
Please contact me and tell me how we are related in more detail, your email bounced.
Name: william johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2004-04-20 Names of interest to you through grand parents and if you have any photos to contribute not for now Comments:
it is beautiful to browse through this site
Name: Bill Barnes <Wbarnes586@aol.com> Date: 2004-04-03 Names of interest to you Georgesons? Comments:
Will email you.
Name: Carol Martin <email@example.com> Date: 2004-03-19 Names of interest to you v distant coz? Comments:
Great page ,Lorna
Congrats from OZ!;))
You know that small Island west of NZ,don't ya?
Name: Jennifer Lloyd nee Rosie <Jenlloyd@alphalink.com.au> Date: 2004-03-17 Names of interest to you John Rosie and Catherine Sinclair Comments:
John Rosie and Catherine Sinclair are my great great grandparents. One of their children James Rosie born 6 July 1829 in Wick died 7 August in Gisborne, NZ He married Dorothea Henderson born about 1835 in Wick and died 11 June 1904 in Poverty Bay, Gisborne, NZ. They were married on 19 October 1854 in Wick. He started Rosie's Retail store in Gisborne.
Name: jax cunningham <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2004-02-22 Names of interest to you mcadie and if you have any photos to contribute no Comments:
hi lorna, forgot to tell you I check out your site and family trees quite often found them last dec. but took a while before it dawned on me who you were. still looking for Alex Bain's parents. good hunting.
Name: Sarah <you already have it> Date: 2004-01-26 Names of interest to you 4th cousin 2x removed... :) and if you have any photos to contribute sorry, no Comments:
Great site, Lorna! I keep checking back often to see your updates. I can't wait until everything's up! :)
Name: Heather Swain <email@example.com> Date: 2004-01-09 Names of interest to you daughter of Colin and Dianne Henderson and if you have any photos to contribute Dad does Comments:
Hi Lorna it was very interesting having a look around, do you have any info on Isabelle Henderson sister to your Dad Les??
Because we were recently at an exhibition at the Early Settlers Museum here in Dunedin and wondered if some of the names mentioned were aunts of yours on your Dad's side.
Just interested.....was there a Christine Fletcher?
Cheers Heather Ps Happy New Year!
Please pass on our love to Alice and our best wished from the Dunedin Henderson bunch
Name: David Blyde <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2004-01-04 Names of interest to you through the Andrews line and if you have any photos to contribute No Comments:
Lorna - you have done a marvelous job. Will have to revisit many times to take in the full extent of the Andrews line that you have done - thanks.
Name: Benjamin Steven <email@example.com> Date: 2004-01-04 Names of interest to you may be to the McAdie's ? and if you have any photos to contribute no Comments:
You have much on this site, I will have to revisit a few times to explore further.
Name: Lorna <Lorna_Henderson@bigfoot.com> Date: 2003-12-15 Names of interest to you self Comments: