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Aberlady ... Dunbar
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Thomas Scot - (Aberlady - East Lothian)
Thomas Scott married Katherine Lauson in Aberlady 1784, the only offsping I know of are Son William christened 18 9 1785 John Christened 4 9 1803, John moved to Stranraer Any information or contact with persons reseaching these people would be apprecated
Family Surnames: Scott Scot Lauson Lawson
Cornelius Smith (1887-1956) - (Aberlady - East Lothian)
Obituary for Mr Cornelius Smith 1956 (Postmaster, Baker & Grocer at Aberlady) Extract from Haddingtonshire Courier The death took place at Roodlands Hospital, Haddington on Thursday 2nd of February after a brief illness, of Mr Cornelius Smith, J.P., the Post Office, Aberlady, who took an active interest in the life of the community for over half a century. A native of Aberlady Mr Smith held the position of Postmaster for a considerable number of years, being well known and greatly respected.For many years he served on North Berwick District Council and for 40 years was Session clerk of Aberlady Parish Church. Mr Smith is survived by his wife Minnie, his son Tom and two daughters Vera and Connie. The funeral to Aberlady Churchyard tookplace from the Church on Monday afternoon, and was attended by a large gathering of mourners. The service was conducted by the Rev Thomas Caldwell, who also officiated at the graveside. PULPIT TRIBUTE At the close of the forenoon service in Aberlady Parish Church, on Sunday, Dr Caldwell made the following reference to the death of Mr Smith: - ÒMembers of the congregation will have heard with deep sorrow of the death of Mr Cornelius Smith on Thursday last. A native of this village, Mr Smit...
Family Surnames: Smith
Burns - (Aberlady - East Lothian)
My interest is Peter Burns who married Elizabeth Traill and their son John who married Ann Fraser. Their son, William, married Elizabeth Stenhouse.
Family Surnames: Burns
Looking for Father's family - (Aberlady - East Lothian)
My Father was Thomas Pilling Waggott born in Aberlady. Grandfather William Waggott maker of Golf Clubs under Royal Warrant in Aberlady. I am trying to trace details of both my Father his ancestors.
Family Surnames: Pilling Waggott
Mary Ann Knox and John Bain - (Aberlady - East Lothian)
Mary Ann and John were married 28/5/1858. I have May's parents as James Knox and Ann Foggo. John's parents as Andrew Bain and Alison Purves. Areas they lived..Gladsmuir;Tranent. I would like to track the knox side more.
Family Surnames: Knox;Bain:peden:greig:foggo:purves:pow
murray aberlady - (Aberlady - East Lothian)
Grandmother Elizabeth Murray born 1887 in Aberlady,Great great grandmother born 1836 in Aberlady,great grandfather William Murray born 1865 married to Margaret Anderson(first wife)second wife Christina Taylor.Looking for any information or decendants.
Family Surnames: Murray
GARDINER/WHITEHEAD - (Aberlady - East Lothian)
Looking for birth and/or death details of Andrew Whitehead and Margaret Gardiner who were married on 15/2/1789 in Aberlady, East Lothian, Scotland. Any information would be appreciated.
Family Surnames: Gardiner/Whitehead
Thomson family from Aberlady - (Aberlady - East Lothian)
I am looking for any information on the LEONARD THOMSON and KATHERINE FOTHERINGHAM. The Thomson family came from Aberlady - indeed my 2xGreat Grandmother Jane Thomson who married Robert Muat in Haddington - was born in Aberlady. I have a vast amount of Thomson information (largely prepared by another researcher), but I do have Census info. I'm trying to get hold of MI's in Aberlady to see if I can pin any other ancestors down in the village. Please get in touch if you have ANY connection to the surname THOMSON and ABERLADY.
Family Surnames: Thomson
Richard Watt - Athelstaneford/Prestonkirk - (Athelstaneford - East Lothian)
Have traced my Watt ancestors back to Richard Watt & Elizabeth McKenzie who married in Athelstaneford April 6, 1818. Now trying to establish whether this Richard was son of James Watt & Helen Clark b. Athelstaneford July 7, 1802 or son of Richard Watt & Margaret Watt b. Prestonkirk February 11, 1799. Would love to hear from anyone who has one of these 2 Richard Watt's on their tree.
Family Surnames: Watt
Bell - (Athelstaneford - East Lothian)
Andrew Bell Married Isabella Wood in 1831 and went to Australia with 7 children in 1854. Andrews parents were Dennison Erskine Bell and Margaret Arnot, both would have been born 1780 / 1790. I would be interested to hear from anyone who is studying this family history.
Family Surnames: Bell Arnot Wood
John Thomson / Marrion Carlyle - (Athelstaneford - East Lothian)
Looking for any details on this couple especially on Marrion Carlyle. They married in Dirleton in Nov 1833. Had 9 Children and lived in Athelstaneford until her death. Any information would be appreciated.
Family Surnames: Thomson Carlyle
FORTUNE/Innerwick/Lothian - (Athelstaneford - East Lothian)
I've got a 152 page document covering Fortune's from Thomas Fortune b1713 in Innerwick m Isobel Cowan. Many relatives in Lothian area and other areas. Common names Cornelius, Agnes, John, Margaret Thomas, William. Happy to share with anyone interested. Surnames in my line: Anderson, Smith, Walker, Sivess /Sivace, Cowan
Family Surnames: Fortune,Cowan,Sivace,Sivess,Walker,Smith,Anderson
Howden Family Tree - (Athelstaneford - East Lothian)
I would be interested in hearing from anyone who has information on my Howden Ancestors from the Athelstaneford, Whitekirk and surrounding areas. Kind Regards Anne-Marie
Family Surnames: Howden
looking for sister and brother - (Athelstaneford - East Lothian)
i am looking for my half sister tracy johnston & brother ian johnston there mum is shirley mann and father stanly johnston they lived or still live in edinburgh can anyone help me with any information thank you
Family Surnames: Johnston
Wightman/Whitelaw - (Bolton - East Lothian)
My great-great-grandparents, Andrew Wightman and Jane Whitelaw were married in Bolton in 1846. I have some information on their family, but nothing on their parents. Can anyone help?
Family Surnames: Wightman/Whitelaw
Nichol - (Bolton - East Lothian)
Seeking info regarding Nichol Family, Thomas James,Marjorie,Andrew.
Family Surnames: Nichol
John Thomson / Agnes Fortune - (Bolton - East Lothian)
John was born in Ormiston in 1814. m Marrion Carlyle in 1833. They had 9 chldren and lived in Athelstanford. He remarried in 1854 to Agnes Fortune b. North Berwick 1821 and lived in Bolton until his death in 1894. They had at least 2 chldren Catherine and Agnes. Catherine married Archibald Samuel and had 6 children. Any further information on this family would be appreciated.
Family Surnames: Thomson, Fortune, Carlyle, Samuel
Pedens of Port Seton-Cockenzie-Tranent - (Cockenzie and Port Seton - East Lothian)
I am searching for data on the Peden family from East Lothian, primarily from Prestonpans-Tranent areas. I am willing to exchange data with other researchers
Family Surnames: Peden, Pow, Blaikie, Highstead, Barber, Johnstone
Flockhart - (Cockenzie and Port Seton - East Lothian)
Looking for any Flockhart history for this area, including any of those who went to Australia.
Family Surnames: Flockhart
Robertson - (Cockenzie and Port Seton - East Lothian)
Looking for any Robertson family members in this are who can help with family history, including family members who went to Australia, Canada or even USA.
Family Surnames: Robertson
Nicholson, Bone, White. - (Dirleton - East Lothian)
My grandmother Euphemia White Nicholson, was born here.Her father was Adam Nicholson,and mother Elizabeth Bone.I have lots of info I can pass on to other researchers of this family.
Family Surnames: Nicholson, Bone, White.
Sives (various spellings) - (Dirleton - East Lothian)
Looking for any information regarding this family in Dirleton and surrounding areas please.
Family Surnames: Sives Sinclair Clerk Bell Fortune
Trail - (Dirleton - East Lothian)
Robert Trail/Traill born c1691 married Helen Reid born c1695 on 19th May 1716. Would appreciate any information with regard to their parents or siblings.
Family Surnames: Trail Reid
BATHGATE - (Dirleton - East Lothian)
Joseph Bathgate born 1802 to Andrew Bathgate and Margaret Lawson ( married 1798) Looking for any Bathgates from this and surrounding areas
Family Surnames: Bathgate, Lawson
WATT/LEITH/YOUNG - (Dirleton - East Lothian)
James WATT and Elizabeth LEITH (dates unknown) had a daughter Janet WATT c.1846 in Dirleton. Janet married James YOUNG and had a daughter Elizabeth Watt YOUNG 18.9.1869, my great grandmother. Any information about these families greatly appreciated.
Family Surnames: Watt/Leith/Young
Nicholson White - (Dirleton - East Lothian)
My great great grandparents were Adam Nicholson and Euphemia White, who were married at Innerwick in January 1853. I have further information about their families and would like to share with other descendants.
Family Surnames: Nicholson White
James Stewart, school master Drem - (Drem - East Lothian)
my gggGrandfather James Stewart was schoolmaster at Drem for the Earl of Hopetoun. James was married to Annie Gordon (b.1800,Crawford, Lanark), They lived in the schoolhouse attached to the school which is now the post office. He was the schoolmaster between 1826 and 1858, their children AGNES b.1822, Janet (Dirleton) 1825, Marianne (all now Drem) 1827, Jane 1829, Charles 1831, Elisabeth 1835, Isobel 1840, Alice 1843. Jane married Willian Duncan in Ormiston 1865. AGNES had three children born in Drem, JOHN MUIR b.1849 (married Margaret Hendry, Edinburgh 1872), James b.1851 (married Margaret Instant in Ormiston 1875)and Janet b. 1855 (married John McDonald, Glasgow 1884). all Illegitimate (John to a William Whitton who I know nothing about). JOHN MUIR drifted into Edinburgh when his grandparents (who he lived with) died. His family lived at 13 Murdoch Terrace. My direct family line are in caps, but contact on all above welcome
Family Surnames: Stewart Gordon Whitton
Williamson in Dunbar - (Dunbar - East Lothian)
Does anyone have any information on Thomas Williamson chimney, Sweep and later ware merchant in Bonnyrigg the 1830's, living in Browns Court, High Street 1841 census? (died 1848 in Dunbar) Married to Amelia Graham Bobertson (died of cholera 1849) Children Isabella 1821 Emily 1826 (died cholera 1848) Thomas 1830 George 1834 Elizabeth (Betsy) 1834
Family Surnames: Williamson
EDDINGTON/EDINGTON - (Dunbar - East Lothian)
My ggfather John EDDINGTON was born abt 1845 in Dunbar. Father Archibald EDDINGTON mother Janet (KIRKWOOD).Resided at Barrybill??Berrybill is this a parish in Dunbar? Any other EDDINGTON connections from Dunbar out there?
Family Surnames: Eddington/Edington
Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland - (Dunbar - East Lothian)
Looking for a marriage for George Yorston and Elena Smith about 1780-1790 in Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland had a son William Yorston
Family Surnames: Yorston, Smith
MacKenzie - (Dunbar - East Lothian)
Looking for details of Alexander MacKenzie who had a daughter Isabella(b.1854) who went South with the herring fleet and married(1875) and settled in Lowestoft, Suffolk. Isabbella was from Dunbar according to the 1881 census and her father ~Alexander from her marriage record.
Family Surnames: Mackenzie,Hart
COMB Surname - (Dunbar - East Lothian)
Looking for COMBE COMB Family who were fishermen in Dunbar & North Berwick 1600's 1900's
Family Surnames: Combe
WHITSON FENDER - (Dunbar - East Lothian)
My 2 ancestors there are Robert WHITSON 1805 Haddington,Scotland-1883 Auckland m 1829 Dunbar to Elizabeth FENDER 1807 Haddington?-1884 Auckland
Family Surnames: Whitson Fender
Rev David Darling - (Dunbar - East Lothian)
According to the 1851 census, my ggg-grandfather David Darling was born 1792, Dunbar, East Lothian, a carpenter by trade. He was ordained by the London Missionary Society, married Rebecca Woolston (b. 1791 Oundle, Northamptonshire) in 1816 at Finsbury, London, and promptly set sail for the South Seas to become a missionary in Tahiti. His daughter Mary Ann married my gg-grandfather (also a LMS missionary) in Samoa in 1847. Does anyone have a spare David Darling on their tree who seems to vanish? Was he born in Dunbar? Could he be 'my' missionary?
Family Surnames: Darling, Woolston
Hedderwick Estate - (Dunbar - East Lothian)
Archibald Stevenson and Jean Leslie my gg grandparents lived here in the early 1800's. Their family were Margaret Isabella Janet Ann (my gg grandmother) Christian and William . Looking for more info on them.
Family Surnames: Stevenson/Leslie
Langley Dougal Cross - (Dunbar - East Lothian)
Looking for info on Ellen Cross daughter of Abraham Langley Fisherman of Berwick and either Ann or Joan Dougal of Eyemouth.Ellen married John James Cross in Berwick Registry Office on 9th March 1901.John James was a Private in the Kings Own Scottish Borderers stationed at Berwick. He was killed at Dardanelles and Ellen was living in Dunbar.I would like any details about her childrens Birth dates.They were Louisa,Ann,George,Nellie,Jeannie and Jack.Jeannie was my Mother in Law and lived in Dunbar as a small child before her Mother moved up to Basingstoke Hants with the children.They lived down on the harbour and used to play on the rocks and around the castle ruins.
Family Surnames: Langley Dougal Cross
LOOKING FOR DUNBAR FAMILY, 1600-1750 - (Dunbar - East Lothian)
John Dunbar was supposedly the immigrant to the USA. He was a Rev War Soldier, fighting with George Washington at Valley Forge. John contracted typhus fever in the winter of Valley Forge, 1778 or 1779. He had a wife, name unknown, and 3 children George b. 1770 (first m. Elizabeth Elliott); Robert b. 1771/73 (m. Magdelena Bretz) and Susanna b. 1774 (m. George Kraft). John's children had an Aunt Fox who lived in Hummelstown, PA. Mrs. Dunbar died in late 1828 or early 1829 (prior to Apr. 12)and she is buried in Hummelstown, PA (location unknown) John's children were supposedly born in Philadelphia County, PA. The family lived at one time in Hummelstown, Dauphin County.
Family Surnames: Dunbar, Bretz, Bauer, Bowers, Powers, Stober, Rauch,Lancisco, Kraft, Zahringer,
Dunbar - (Dunbar - East Lothian)
Looking for Ferguson Dunbar born circa 1806 in Dunbar, East Lothian. Joined the 74th Highland Regiment where he was Quartermaster and then Paymaster. He married 1. Ann? who probably died circa 1830. Son Richard. Married 2? in Ireland in 1830. Married 3 in Ireland in 1850. Died in India in 1856 somewhere around Jackatella.
Family Surnames: Dunbar Ferguson
Dunbar - (Dunbar - East Lothian)
Looking for evidence of Henry Dryden born here c.1809. Father Robert Dryden a flax-dresser. Any information about siblings/ mother/father welcome.
Family Surnames: Dryden
Thompson/Thomson/Shaw - (Dunbar - East Lothian)
Looking for details of Catherine Thomson/Thompson Shaw, born circa 1875. And also her mother Beatrice (possibly formerly Thompson, later married Enoch Shaw)born circa 1853.
Family Surnames: Thompson, Thomson, Shaw
Richard Whitson 1862 - (Dunbar - East Lothian)
Looking for desendants of Richard Whitson married Margret Cowe 1882 in Dirlington and they had 3 children - Richard 1884, John 1886(married Marion Scott Pryde), and William Cowe. Any help appreciated. Joy
Family Surnames: Whitson
Whitson - (Dunbar - East Lothian)
Looking for the family of Rachel Whitson who married Alexander Smith at The Manse, Dunbar in 1921. Any information welcomed.
Family Surnames: Whitson
stewarts and tears - dunbar - (Dunbar - East Lothian)
My Gr/Gr Grandfather John Stewart married Marion Tear in 1844 in dunbar anyone have any info on them or family - James b 1844, Ann1846, Christina1848, Marion1850,Wm1853, Janet1856, Catherine1858, Rebecca1861, Jane1864.
searching for - (Dunbar - East Lothian)
I am interested in John William(Jack) Burns, believed to have been born in Dunbar, in 1913 I am trying to trace my family tree and would be very gratefull for any assistance.
Stewart - Tear, East Lothian - (Dunbar - East Lothian)
Gr/Gr/Gr Grandfather John Stewart married Marion Tear 1844 at Dunbar,their family - James1844, Ann1846, Christina1848, Marion1850,William1853, Janet1856, Catherine1858, Rebecca1861, Jane1864, looking for info on all above apart from James.
Family Surnames: Stewart Tear
Lumsden & Lawrie families - (Dunbar - East Lothian)
My ancestor John LUMSDEN was b. Dunbar 1802. married Elizabeth LAWRIE b.1808 from They had children John Lawrie, Charles, & Agnes. I'd like to hear from any descendants.
Family Surnames: Lumsden Lawrie
Nelson,Hamilton - (Dunbar - East Lothian)
Looking for these family connections.Grandfather William Nelson,and grandmother, Isabelle Hamilton were born in that area.
Family Surnames: Nelson,Hamilton
Kerridge Family in Dunbar - (Dunbar - East Lothian)
I am looking for some information on the kerridge family. George Kerridge who was born c1837 and he married in 1863 in Frankfurt Germany to Jane Robson. I have him dying in 1897 aged 60 in Dunbar. I am also interested in his son George Robson b 1874 in Edinburgh. I have him getting married in 1907 to Anita Hay (not sure where she was born) and they went to Australia in 1928. Was hoping someone might be able to help me with this particular brick wall... no matter how small!
Family Surnames: Kerridge, Dunbar
Williams Family - (Dunbar - East Lothian)
Looking for any information on George Williams (b1799) & married Ann Dulmage. George died in Edinburgh 14/05/1875 & Ann died 28/09/1864. Thanks in advance for your assistance
Family Surnames: Williams
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