My Tangent - Hasperat, Say What? - Genealogy Connections

31 October 2011

Good Day,

Very different supper last night, a Hasperat. And now you're never going to believe what exactly a Hasperat is, that is unless you are real Trekkie. And no I have not found an Alien genealogy connection... but one never knows?

Apart from being Alien, sort-of, it was actually quite good, as far as a vegetarian quasi, almost like a panini sandwich type thing. The creator of this Hasperat recipe claims this is what is consumed on the planet Bajor. Well, I've never really been termed a Star Trekkie nor have I ever visited Bajor, but I think I can develop a penchant for Hasperat. 10" tortilla wrapped around sliced cucumber, shredded carrots, bell peppers, my addition, and spinach, a "brine" of soya sauce, rice vinegar, Sriracha sauce, and pepper. I grilled it, and we devoured it.

And I sit waiting for the phone to ring regarding my desktop... I like my Sony Vaio, but I need my “resident” software to continue with my genealogy work... not to mention the software I use to design and create our quilt patterns. My files as I have mentioned are on my desktop system and it is sort of tenuous, sort of, when I need to refer to or reference an actual document or one of my databases.

I am biting at the bit with some of the new, aka old, information that I have found in my genealogy research. And yes I am obsessed, I’m obsessed. What can I say? After a conversation last night, it appears that I am that “eccentric” cousin/relative connection who knows what may have gone on in the lives of the ancestors, but... I may be considered “he cain’t talk about anything else but... so avoid him.” Oh well, I just continue. Keeps me busy and preoccupied.

Tonya in British Columbia, thanks for the info and Scott connection. Cheryl (sorry not sure where you are), I do think that there may be some credence in the Abraham connection. Thanks Ray in Grenada regarding the Smith construction detail. Diane in PA, thanks for the new Brunhammer photos and details.

And now back to work.

Regards,

Jim
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My Tangent - My Desktop - Ubuntu 11.10 Needs Fixing - A Genealogy Hunt and Quilts SB

29 October 2011

Good Day,

And the good news is that I’m getting used to blogging A Genealogy Hunt from my Notebook and iPad. The bad news; my Desktop will be returned sometime next week. It appears that something in the Ubuntu 11.10 upgrade is sort of wonky. I was just cuddling up with 11.04 when immediately appears... with warning of course, 11.10.

I find when doing my genealogy work, and my writing my blogs, A Genealogy Hunt and Quilts SB, I like to have at least a minimal comprehensive understanding of as many multiple operating systems that are out there in Internetland. And to tell you the truth I really, truly like my Linux and my iPad systems... but I have to depend upon my Windows system, so I tread lightly.

And no Z, I do not need a new PC. My “old” one is not “old”, that I should just go out and get a new one. It is a custom built one... and it has more thing-a-ma-jigs, and speed and space, and power than I can think of. It is just that from time-to-time certain conflicts occur between operating systems. I also think that it is a good habit to have regular check-ups and cleanings.

Picture it this way... Windows wants to have its own way, its own space, and its own claim to all the space and hard drive real estate it can get a hold of. To Windows, my new operating Linux system is sort of an interloper... sort of like Google+ to Facebook; My Space to Blogger to WordPress to Tumblr. It now becomes a choice of preference.

Well I do like Windows. I do like Linux. I do like Mac. And when I Blog I have to make sure that, as best as possible, A Genealogy Hunt, Quilts SB, and my new Quilts SB Test are accessible and readable, aka legible, on as many Internet Browsers as possible.

Currently, and according to the latest stats, readers are visiting A Genealogy Hunt via 10 different Browsers, and eight Operating Systems. Four of the 10 Browsers, and no pun intended, are completely foreign to me. I try to understand, within the limits of my grey matter, the different operating systems in order to present A Genealogy Hunt and Quilts SB to the greatest number of Visitors, as best as possible on their terms, so-to-speak.

To date the most Visits to A Genealogy Hunt are arriving from United States, France, United Kingdom, Germany, Ireland, Canada, Spain, India, Australia, and China... in that order. The most Visits to Quilts SB, in order, are from United States, Australia, United Kingdom, Canada, Ireland, Netherlands, Germany, France, Jamaica, and Poland. Apart from vocal languages in this day-and-age a small understanding of system language, perceptions, and expectations are good to have, in my opinion... in my case.

And the other thing, albeit a new power pack I am having installed, is something that should, once again, increase, in layman’s terms the speed and crunching of my Desktop PC.  Technology just keeps forging ahead in the conundrum of my genealogy and historical research and search.

Well back to my genealogy work... and quilt designs.

Enjoy,

Jim
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My Tangent - Classic, or New Withdrawal Symptoms

28 October 2011

Good Day,

Withdrawal, withdrawal, withdrawal... my main PC system is in for its 60-million byte check up. And I am going through the elementary stages of “what the hell am I going to do today without my complete system?”

I think it is key and critical for the health of your PC systems to set a schedule and just take it in for a cleaning and a check up. We do it, supposedly, with ourselves and our own bodies, our cars, and our air-conditioning systems, so why not with our PCs...

And I do not mean taking it into a “bargain let’s clean your system... but you can’t have it back for three weeks” mega-store where you can pick up the latest Blu-Rays, CDs and vacuum cleaners. I mean, find a local shop or “expert” who becomes your right-hand go-to person when you have problems... A reputable, quasi-know-it all who eeks out a living with wires, and components, and the latest computer whatya-ma-callits.

I like my PC desktop system. I like my laptops and my iPads but I depend upon my desktop system as my home and base to my other peripherals. And I have data compartments storing my files and folders of all my genealogy and ancestry materials and documentation on my desktop.

And so I wait... for the “Jim, your PC is ready... Yocancomeandpickitup” call.

I know there are a number of projects and directions that I want to search and research in the quest of pinning the leaves on my Family Tree. I need to find ggggg-grandfather William Parker who may have been born and/or christened circa 1751 in about and maybe Grassington in Yorkshire. I need to get back to my Transcription Project searching for the origins of ggg-grandfather James Smith prior to his arrival at Grenada. I need to find a Doret connection to determine the roots of ggg-grandmother Mary Ann (née Doret) Smith. I would like to present Diane’s findings regarding gg-grandmother Mary (née Marie Katz) Brunhammer's final resting place at Arlington Cemetery in Pennsylvania. And this does not address the number of email conversations and requests that I have waiting in the wings from friends and family members and connections. And these are to name just a few.

But right now I’ve got to bleach the pool deck... There are certain jobs that do get done when I do not have my main PC system.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 599p - Smith Robertson Genealogy - 1787 Christening - GGGG-Grandfather William Parker - Grassington, England

27 October 2011

Good Day,

And now in my genealogy search and research I am traveling about 160 miles, 255 kilometers, south from Hume and Stichell in Scotland to Grassington in the Parish of Linton In Craven in Yorkshire, England.

As a part of my Parker Project, I have discovered copy of the actual Parish Record of gggg-grandfather William Parker’s christening. (Just note that on the actual document christening is spelled “Christning”.)

The page is “A Register for the Parish of Linton, for 1788.” But note that this was a summary of Linton Parish's entries for the previous year 1787. It is the Bishop’s transcript for Linton (in Craven), near Skipton, which of course includes Grassington.

All-things-being equal, the date of gggg-grandfather William Parker’s Christening was 24 June 1787. There is a possibility that it may have been conducted at St. Michael and All Angels’ Church, Linton in Craven.

The inserted image is The Church of St. Michael and All Angels, Linton in Craven. The photo was taken by Peter and June Underwood.

From the microfilm FHL [919151]

My transcription -

A Register for the Parish of Linton, for 1788.

Christnings.

1787

William Son of William Parker Gra∫sington Do (June) 24th


For additional work and information see Part 567p and Part 553p.

The question is “Is a Bishop’s Transcript a Derivative Source?” By definition of The National Genealogical Society, it is.

From Genuki, and in 1822 -

"GRASSINGTON, (also Gris, Griston or Grisington in the parish registers) in the parish of Linton in Craven, east-division and liberty of Staincliffe; (the seat of Henry Brown, Esq.) 6 miles S. of Kettlewell, 10 from Skipton and Pateley Bridge, 14 from Settle. It has a small Market on Tuesday, (chartered for Friday) Fairs, March 4, April 24, June 29, September 26, for pedlary, &c. Pop. 983
.
The neighbourhood of Grassington is famous for its Lead Mines, which have been worked from about the time of James I. Dr. Whitaker says, the "Lead on Grassington Moor is extremely rich, a ton of ore sometimes yielding sixteen hundred pounds weight of metal; but it is poor in Silver." --History of Craven."


And food for thought gggg-grandfather William's father, ggggg-grandfather William was a miner.

I continue.

Enjoy,

Jim
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My Tangent - Tigger's Family Tree



I know, I know... I just had to post this. Thank you Walt Disney and A.A. Milne.

It also makes one think when the ancestry search and research is triggered by "fabricated" and "construed" documentation. Makes me ponder when a Family Tree is created and enhanced with flash and glitter when genealogy becomes a numbers' game!

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 598rd - Smith Robertson Genealogy - Dudgeon Thoughts - Updated Robertson Descendant Chart

26 October 2011

Good Day, again,

At times there is a sense of relief, when I have finished a genealogy project of which I have set myself. This latest project was the Dudgeon Project.

In my search and research to follow up on the ancestry and genealogy of my gggg-grandmother Christian (née Dudgeon) Robertson, I have been able to account for what appear to be her seven siblings.

Based on the baptismal order by year there looks to be some semblance of logic as to the birth order of the first seven siblings. The order birth order, as best as I can guess, from the documentation are: Thomas, John, Rachel, Jean, William, Isobel, and Janet.

I have an issue with the actual birth order of her siblings, or where she, gggg-grandmother Christian may fit in. The years of baptism order of the siblings, respectively, and excluding gggg-grandmother Christian are: 1759, 1760, 1762, 1763, 1765, 1768, and 1770. All-things-being-equal, these could be close to and approximately near the actual year of each one’s birth. No problem.

As I said, my issue is that of gggg-grandmother Christian (née Dudgeon) and where she may have existed in the birth order of the Dudgeon siblings. The documents I have are of her 1774 Baptism and her 1778 Marriage. You can understand that it is somewhat hard to believe that she would have been married at about or around four years old. My logical conclusion is that she was baptized at a later date, than her birth year, in her life.

There are a couple of possibilities that could be acceptable to her being of age when she did marry gggg-grandfather. Assuming that she was at least 18 years old when she married in 1778 GGGG-Grandmother Christian (née Dudgeon) could have been born before 1759. Also there may be a possibility that she could have been born around 1761. Until further documentation is found gggg-grandmother Christian’s birth year will remain a mystery.


And I continue. I have updated my Robertson Descendant Chart to include the Posting numbers of all my most recent entries to A Genealogy Hunt.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 597d - Smith Robertson Genealogy - Baptism 1770 - GGGG-Grandaunt Janet Dudgeon - Hume Mill, Scotland

Good Day,

Taylor is most definitely getting better. This morning was the first morning that she actually got herself up to a standing position with any assistance. She was somewhat wobbly, and she walked for some time… and they fell down from muscular exhaustion. It definitely has been a small journey.



Now my focus is on my genealogy and ancestry search and research. This morning I have the final and eighth Baptism Entry from Stichill and Hume, that I have discovered of the eight children of ggggg-grandparents Thomas and Janet (née Hope) Dudgeon. This is the 1770 Baptism Entry of gggg-grandaunt Janet Dudgeon.

Here is the Baptism Entry from the Old Parochial Register as downloaded from ScotlandsPeople.uk.com.

And my transcription –

2 Janry 1770

Thomas Dudgeon & Janet
Hope in Hume Mill had a
D B N Janet W Thomas
Spence & George Marshal

I now need to update the Robertson Descendant Chart. Stay-tuned.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 596d - Smith Robertson Genealogy - Baptism 1768 - GGGG-Grandaunt Isobel Dudgeon - Hume Mill, Scotland

25 October 2011

Good Day,

The genealogy and ancestry search carries on... And I continue to capture more and more physical, albeit images from microfilm, evidence of my ancestors. This next one is the 1768 Baptism Entry to the Stichell and Hume Parochial Registers.

GGGG-Grandaunt Isobel Dudgeon is the recorded sixth child of ggggg-grandparents Thomas and Janet (née Hope) Dudgeon.

Here is the downloaded image from ScotlandsPeople.gov.uk.

My transcription -

15

12 June 1768

Thomas Dudgeon & Janet Hope
in Home Miln had a D. B. Isobel
W Mr Dickson & Jas C_____

Make sure you check the Robertson Descendant Chart for placement of my Dudgeon ancestors.

My next Posting - GGGG-Grandaunt Janet Dudgeon. Stay tuned.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 595d – Smith Robertson Genealogy – 1765 Baptism – GGGG-Granduncle William Dudgeon – Hume Mill, Scotland

24 October 2011

Good Day,

My genealogy continues and I am still focused in the collection of baptismal entries for the siblings of my gggg-grandmother Christian (née Dudgeon) Robertson. From the Stichell and Hume Old Parochial Records and I have located the 10 November 1765 baptismal entry for gggg-granduncle William Dudgeon.

GGGG-Granduncle William was the fifth child, according to the OPR records, of ggggg-grandparents Thomas and Janet (née Hope) Dudgeon.

I've downloaded the image from ScotlandsPeople.gov.uk.

And my transcription is –

11

1765

Novr 10

Thomas Dudgeon & Janet Hope
in Home-Mill had a S: B. N.
William W George Soroller?
& James Hay


Next on the docket is gggg-grandaunt Isobel Dudgeon. Stay tuned.

Enjoy,

Jim
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My Tangent – A Genealogy Hunt Hits Over 50,000 Pageviews

23 October 2011

Morning,

Per Google Blogger Stats, 50,000 and 335 Pageviews have been recorded to A Genealogy Hunt since June of 2009. A slow uphill climb…but certainly a steady progression for a very small niche and personal topic.

The inserted photo was borrowed from Ireland's Domain Registry

Just a note: June 2009 was the month that I separated my single Blog into two: A Genealogy Hunt and Quilts SB. For the same period, Pageviews for Quilts SB is just about to hit the 15,000 mark. Quilts SB stands at 14,977 Pageviews as of this morning. Also since beginning Quilts SB Test in September 2011 there has been 413 Pageviews recorded.

I have a lot of catching up to do in my genealogy search and research… What has been most gratifying is that I have been receiving tremendous information from family and friends from around the world. Thanks go to Daphne in Montreal, Ray in Grenada, Stephen in Scotland, Tonya in (sorry I never found out in which country you are), Diane in Pennsylvania, David in France, Jay in Wisconsin, Helen in Florida, Ashley in Grenada, Clive in England, Steve in Wales, David in California, Zoë in Ontario, Lou in Florida…

Thanks to the readers of A Genealogy Hunt. Just a few of the latest locations worldwide include:

in Canada – Ontario, Québec;

in the United States – Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin;

and Spain, Poland, Australia, Romania, Dubai, Kuwait, Estonia, Philippines, Netherlands, England, Greece, Italy, France, Ireland, UAE, and Russia;

somewhere in Europe;

and from some “Satellite Provider”;

and of course, the number of visitors from the Internet location “Unknown”.

And I will continue… to search and research all possibilities of my genealogy and ancestry. There are still a lot of ancestors and their information out there somewhere that need to be found. Stay tuned. Thank you…

And enjoy,

Jim
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Part 594d – Smith Robertson Genealogy – 1763 Baptism – GGGG-Grandaunt Jean Dudgeon – Hume Mill, Scotland

21 October 2011

Good Day,

This morning for breakfast we had two surprises Whole Wheat German Pancake with Granny Smith Apples and a car accident. A non-alert-minimally-motivated vehicle driver plowed into the back of our Murano. Marginal damage, from the first glance to our car, but definitely she totaled her’s. Our bumper will have to be replaced.

Hurrah for smart-phones with cameras!!! And the Whole Wheat German Pancake was very good… Eggs, whole wheat flour, cane sugar, cinnamon, and milk, and of course sliced Granny Smith apples and baked in a 425° oven. (Recipe with pears from Whole Foods.)

Now on to my Genealogy.

Following immediately in the footsteps of her sister, gggg-grandaunt Rachel Dudgeon, the next baptism is that of gggg-grandaunt Jean Dudgeon (aka Dudgen). The date is 18 September 1763 and the location is in the Parish of Stichell and Hume.

According to my records, thus far, gggg-grandaunt Jean is the fourth child of ggggg-grandparents Thomas and Janet (née Hope) Dudgeon. She is fourth by order of Baptism date on record, not necessarily fourth by age order.

Here is the image –


And my transcription –

Sept 18

Thomas Dudgen and Janet Hope
in Hume mill Had a Dauter Baptized
Named Jean

Next Dudgeon, should be gggg-granduncle William. Stay tuned.

Enjoy your coffee,

Jim
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Part 593d - Smith Robertson Genealogy - 1762 Baptism - GGGG-Grandaunt Rachel Dudgeon - Hume Mill, Scotland

20 October 2011

Good Day,

And now on to the next Dudgeon sibling, gggg-grandaunt Rachel Dudgeon.

From the Old Parochial Registers (OPR) of Stichell and Hume, the Baptism entry date 31 March 1762 in Hume Mill of the daughter of ggggg-grandparents Thomas and Janet (née Hope) Dudgeon is presented. Here is the image from ScotlandsPeople.gov.uk.


My transcription follows. Check out the spellings for the surnames Thomas, Dudgeon, Hope, and the word Daughter. They are "Thomes", "Dudgen", "Hop", and "Dauter", respectively.

March 31

Thomes Dudgen and Janet
Hop in Hume Mill had a
Dauter Baptized Named Rachel.

Stay tuned for the next sibling.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 592d – Smith Robertson Genealogy – 1760 Baptism – GGGG-Granduncle John Dudgeon – Hume Littlemill, Scotland

Morning,

The next Dudgeon, of ggggg-grandparents Thomas and Janet (née Hope) Dudgeon’s children is their second son gggg-granduncle John Dudgeon. Jay, I believe this is your 4-times great-grandfather… and the relationship calculation set us as 6th Cousins. Quite some distances when one thinks of Hume in Scotland to Madison and Tampa. Our most common ancestors would be our ggggg-grandparents Thomas and Janet.

From ScotlandsPeople.gov.uk I have downloaded the Old Parochial Register (OPR) Baptism entry dated 11 July 1760. The Parish indicated is Stichill and Hume in the County of Roxburgh. The above inserted image is of Hume in 2011, according to Google Maps. Shy of the paved road, the digital satellite, TV antenna, and telephone poles, not sure if much has changed in 260+ years.

Here is the OPR page.


And my transcription. Note the spellings of the month “Jully” and the surnames “Dudgin” and “Hop” versus July, Dudgeon, and Hope, respectively.

Jully 11

Thomas Dudgin and Janet Hop
in Hume Littlemill had a Son
Baptized Named John.

I have not been able to find, online, any specific reference to “Hume Littlemill”. Any thoughts?

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or comments or ideas.

Enjoy,

Jim
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My Tangent – My Morning Fix – Red-Eye Gravy – A Dog is Missing – Then Genealogy Search and Research

19 October 2011

Good Morning All,

I get up this morning… and I attend to The Pack. The Minis are all a’bouncin’ and tanglin’ themselves up as I try to unknot them from leashes and harnesses and collars. Taylor is just complain’, sort of, saying in her quiet, undisturbed way ‘Please get those idiots out to do their damn business… I gotta do mine.”

Dogs done, fed. I account for three. Where the hell is Radar? How in tarnation did the sheets and blankets get mounded up like that? Sure ‘nough, he’s buried himself under the mound to take his after-breakfast relax and time out.

Tried red-eye gravy on ham steaks last night. Wasn’t too sure about coffee and ham scrapings, but it wasn’t too, too bad. I was expecting a dinner plate full of coffee swill. I’m sold, and definitely will try again. Made a lime chiffon pie for dessert. Can of frozen limeade, can of condensed milk, and cool whip. Poured into a graham crust pie shell. Wasn’t at all difficult… and I didn’t waste any of the grey matter cells that I have left making it. Only secret is that it needs to set in the freezer.

And talking about the new refrigerator, here’s one for the books. The heater in the freezer in my brand, brand new refrigerator is on the fritz. Who ever heard of a heater in a freezer? Well it’s got one. It is supposed to keep the tubing that conducts the water to the ice-maker from freezing up before the water gets to the ice-maker to make ice. Make sense? Well the powers that be are gonna replace the door. Seems that it is a flaw in the manufacturing. And so we’re waiting on a new freezer door with a new heater for our new refrigerator.

The new Ubuntu upgrade is not going too well on my PC. I know it has something to do with Windows 7 and Skype… just don’t know what. I get a partial upgrade to Ubuntu 11.10: Oneiric Ocelot. Everything still works but I do like my systems to work cleanly and without glitches. Got to figure this one out.

And the last thing I gotta do today is have my new teeth put in. This is the third time in 10 years, since the car accident that I have had to had work done on my back three teeth that were destroyed. This time some of the porcelain chipped off the crown that holds the bridge that connects the back two molars. And this is the second time I am having it refitted. The company that makes the replacement made it too, too big… and yes I can hear the comments through the Internet lines… for my mouth.

Okay that’s my morning fix. Gotta get ready for the dentist. Will be back to my genealogy and quilting.

Enjoy your coffee,

Jim
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Part 591d - Smith Robertson Genealogy - 1759 Baptism - GGGG-Granduncle Thomas Dudgeon - Fogo, Scotland

18 October 2011

Good Day,

The composition of the genealogy and ancestry of my Dudgeon Family Line now takes me to 1759. It is 17 April 1759, the baptism of gggg-granduncle Thomas Dudgeon. He is the eldest son, currently in my records, of ggggg-grandparents Thomas and Janet (née Hope) Dudgeon.

The Baptism entry, as recorded, is in what appears to be the joint Stichill and Hume Parochial Records of Roxburghshire and Berwickshire, Scotland. It also indicates that gggg-granduncle Thomas’ father, ggggg-grandfather Thomas Dudgeon is a Miller in Fogo Miln. The inserted image is the Fogo Parish Church and Cemetery.

Hume is in Berwickshire; Stichill in Roxburghshire. The distance between the two locations is 2.9 miles (4.6 kilometers) just about 6 minutes apart. Fogo is now focused and from Stichell it is about 10.6 miles (17.1 kilometers) and an additional 21 minutes away.

And ggggg-grandfather Thomas Dudgeon is registered as a Miller… But wait, one of the witnesses to the baptism of gggg-granduncle Thomas Dudgeon is John Hope, of Hardies Miln. Could this be a relative of ggggg-grandmother Janet (née Hope) Dudgeon? Hardies Miln or Hardiesmilne, in the Genuki Berwickshire Gazetteer gives Hume Parish as where it lies in.

Here is the image of the page of the Old Parochial Record.


And my transcription –

1759

April 17th

Thomas Son to Thomas Dudgeon Miller in Fogo
Miln was baptized James Landels Tennant in Fogo
nook & John Hope Tennant in Hardies Miln in the
Parish of Earlstoun being witne∫es

And now on to the next Dudgeon.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 590m - Smith McCullogh Genealogy - Updated McCullogh / Christie Descendant Chart

17 October 2011

Good Day,

Next in my updating of my Descendant Charts, a part of the scope of my research and search of my genealogy, ancestry, and Family Lines. Here is the latest updated McCullogh / Christie Descendant Chart.


Please Note: The yellow and blue symbols represent JK's direct blood line. All information on this Descendant Chart is based on current and available information. It may change as new and more correct data is discovered. New and updated data may be entered in red.

The added letters and numbers to the right and left of a name in the Descendant Chart, for example, C-P49, can be used to locate an image of the document as it appears in A Genealogy Hunt.

In order to see the actual Part referred, the Part number, for example "588h" can be entered into the Search This Blog box in the right-hand column. Once you press the Search Button a box should appear under the Headings and the appropriate links will be provided. Move your cursor to the link and click.

Key -

B = Birth

C = Baptism/Christening

M = Marriage

D = Death or Burial

P490 = Part 490.

All Descendant Charts are usually added to the pull-down menus under each appropriate Heading at the top of the page.

If you have any questions, comments, and ideas, please contact me.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 589r - Smith Robertson Genealogy - Updated Robertson Descendant Chart

Good Day,

Quick and simple. I am updating my Descendant Charts, a part of the scope of my research and search of my genealogy, ancestry, and Family Lines. Here is the latest updated Robertson Descendant Chart.


Please Note: The yellow and blue symbols represent my direct blood line. All information on this Descendant Chart is based on current and available information. It may change as new and more correct data is discovered. New and updated data may be entered in red.

The added letters and numbers to the right and left of a name in the Descendant Chart, for example, C-P49, can be used to locate an image of the document as it appears in A Genealogy Hunt.

In order to see the actual Part referred, the Part number, for example "588h" can be entered into the Search This Blog box in the right-hand column. Once you press the Search Button a box should appear under the Headings and the appropriate links will be provided. Move your cursor to the link and click.

Key -

B = Birth

C = Baptism/Christening

M = Marriage

D = Death or Burial

P490 = Part 490.

All Descendant Charts are usually added to the pull-down menus under each appropriate Heading at the top of the page.

If you have any questions, comments, and ideas, please contact me.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 588h – Smith Robertson Genealogy – 1733 Baptism – GGGGG-Grandmother Janet (née Hope) Dudgeon – Nenthorn, Scotland

Good Day,

Yesterday afternoon was in the pool with Taylor. It has been three weeks since the FCE and complete paralysis. She is swimming again. She is walking… and the strength is returning slowly but surely to her four legs. She still has to be supported when she does her business and she slips down when she tries to navigate a complete turn. But overall she is progressing. We do not know what we would have done and what would have been the outcome three weeks ago without the assistance and communication of all her Vets, past and present. We thank you all… Maria, Jennifer, Jean, and Michael.

And it is back to my search and research of my genealogy and Family Ancestry.

Today I am reaching out on a possibility that the following 2 September 1733 Baptism Registration from Nenthorn Parish is that of my ggggg-grandmother Janet (née Hope) Dudgeon.

Here is the image as downloaded from the Old Parochial Records from Nenthorn in Berwickshire, Scotland, from ScotlandsPeople.uk.co.


My transcription –

Nenthorn Kirk Septer 2 1733

The said day John Hope in Sneep had a child Baptiz
ed called Janet.

Obviously this is not much to go on…but here are my thoughts and logical assumption. (Please remember that these can always change based on new and more direct information and data.)

1. The name of the child, Janet Hope is the same as that of ggggg-grandmother Janet (née Hope) Dudgeon.

2. The location Nenthorn, of the Baptism, is the same as that of ggggg-grandparents Thomas and Janet (née Hope) Dudgeon 11 July 1758 marriage.

3. All-things-being-equal, and if ggggg-grandmother Janet was baptized near to the date of her birth, if it was 1733, she would have been about 25 years old when she married ggggg-grandfather Thomas Dudgeon.

4. Based on general Scottish naming patterns, ggggg-grandparents Thomas and Janet’s second son, on record, was named John, who may have been named after ggggg-grandmother Janet’s father John, as noted in the 1733 Baptism Entry.

5. John Hope is from Sneep which is in the Parish of Nenthorn.

Something to think about.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 587dh - Smith Robertson Genealogy - 1758 Marriage - GGGGG-Grandparents Thomas and Janet (née Hope) Dudgeon - Nenthorn, Scotland

14 October 2011

Good Morning,

After a quick tiding up this this morning I have a least two questions: Where do face-clothes disappear in this house? And why does Radar think he has to bark at the lawn sprinkler system when it begins working next door?

In my continued search to reconstruct my genealogy and discover the ancestors lives of my distant past, I have discovered a number of Old Parochial (aka Parish) Records (OPR) for my Dudgeon and Robertson Family Lines.

This morning I travel to Nenthorn. From Tampa, that is a distance of about 4,300 miles, give or take… and the equivalent of 6,920 kilometers, thereabout. The inserted image is the Nenthorn Parish Church.

From the Borders Family History Society

“The Parish of Nenthorn is situated in the south east of Berwickshire being bounded on the north by the Parishes of Hume and Stichill, on the east by the Parish of Kelso, on the south by the Parishes of Makerstoun and Smailholm and on the west by the Parish of Earlston.” Nenthorn is about an hour driving, south-east of Edinburgh."

From the OPR of Nenthorn Parish and dated 11 July 1758, just about 253 years, 3 months, and 3 days ago my ggggg-grandparents Thomas Dudgeon and Janet Hope were married. They were married on Tuesday, the 484th anniversary of the birth of Robert the Bruce.

Here is the image of the page of the OPR Register, as downloaded from ScotlandsPeople.gov.uk


And my transcription –

Nenthorn Man∫e July & 11th 1758

Thomas Dudgeon and Janet Hope (having produced
testimonials of Orderly Proclamation & no Objection
offered) were Married by Mr. Abraham Ker before
many witne∫ses –

Check out the newly updated Robertson Descendant Chart to which I have included them as element of my own blood line.

Please feel free to comment and send me your questions and inquiries.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 586rh – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Once Again – Another Update, Robertson Descendant Chart

Good Day,

The changes sometime come fast and furious once a door has been opened. In my search and research, this time of my Dudgeon and Hope Family Lines, I have discovered some new information. My genealogy is forever under construction; both of my blood and collateral lines.

Last night I chanced upon another sibling to my gggg-grandmother Christian (née Dudgeon) Robertson. This time a new sister, my gggg-grandaunt Jean Dudgeon, baptized in Stichill and Hume in Roxburghshire and Berwickshire. The geography gets a wee bit complicated. I will be getting into that in a later Posting. This Post is strictly an update of my Robertson Descendant Chart.

But do not hold your breath only at gggg-grandaunt Jean Dudgeon… because… I have discovered a possible logical and corresponding record for ggggg-grandmother Janet (née Hope) Dudgeon’s Baptism Registration. The Old Parochial Record is dated 2 September 1733 in Sneep, Nenthorn Kirk in Berwickshire in Scotland. Her father is given as John Hope, and he would be my gggggg-grandfather. Once again, I will be providing the detailed information in a later Post.

Above is the newly updated Robertson Descendant Chart. There is a minor schematic change; a shift in position to the right, on the Descendant Chart, of Margaret Ann (née Donnison) Robertson and gg-grandmother Margaret (née Megwire/Maguire) Robertson

Please make sure that you note that information and data provided and entered on this Robertson Descendant Chart is always subject to change. I am always updating my Descendant Charts as I receive new, additional, and more succinct data and information.

Please feel free to ask questions, make comment, and email me. But please be assured that I will NOT answer or originate any emails offering business deals or get rich quick schemes.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 585r - Smith Robertson Genealogy - Updated Robertson Descendant Chart

13 October 2011

Good Day,

And my genealogy journey continues.

I have updated my Robertson Descendant Chart... which of course is always under construction, to include my Dudgeon Family Line.

GGGG-Grandmother Christian (née Dudgeon) Robertson had, that I have to date been able to discover, six siblings: gggg-granduncles and aunts - Thomas, John, Rachel, William, Isobel, and Janet. Due to the fact that the Baptism Registration, as I just posted does not have her birth date, I do not know, at this point in time, where she would fit age-wise with her brother and sisters.

I have also included the seven Dudgeon's parents, my ggggg-grandparents Thomas and Janet (née Hope) Dudgeon.

Here is the updated Robertson Descendant Chart.


And Jay in Wisconsin, here are our connections... and most common ancestors, ggggg-grandfather Thomas and ggggg-grandmother Janet (née Hope) Dudgeon.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 584dr – Smith Robertson Genealogy – To “B” or Not To “B” - Is That My GGGG-Grandmother Christian (née Dudgeon) Robertson?

Good Evening,

It is amazing the immediate amount of effort that one has to take to correct and notify all contacts and acquaintances when there is a threat of an Internet hacking… but even that does not dull the elation I feel when I am able to stumble upon a find in my genealogy search and research. It also is astonishing how an errant hacker, and I’m being polite, can cause a drastic drop in Visitor Traffic to my Blogs, A Genealogy Hunt and Quilts SB. But life and genealogy search goes on.

I discovered who my gggg-grandmother Christian (née Dudgeon) Robertson was a couple of years back. I learned that this ancestor had married my gggg-grandfather John Robertson on 26 June 1778 at Butterdean Mains in the Parish of Oldhamstocks in the County of Haddington, (now East Lothian) in Scotland.

I discovered that she had had six sons, at least, and that I am descended from her second son ggg-grandfather Thomas Robertson, see Part 580r. And I have all the pertinent Old Parochial Records (OPR) on file.

I have spent the last number of years searching and searching for any iota of information of her birth. I have looked into OPRs of neighboring counties in all directions from Oldhamstocks as far west as Glasgow and as far south as the English borders.

And Christian was not an uncommon name. But I have never been completely satisfied with any of the documented information that I found. There wasn’t that definite “Aha!” moment… “This is my gggg-grandmother Christian!”

The closest document, an OPR entry that I had discovered, referenced a “D B N Christian” and was dated 22 May 1774. The following is the image as downloaded from ScotlandsPeople.gov.uk.


And my transcription –

1774

22 May

Eodem Die

Thomas Dudgeon & Janet
Hope in Hume Miln had a
D. B. N. Christian Wit
Wm Dugeon & Jas Coldeleig?

And here is where I have had an issue with this Registration entry. For some time I have thought that the “D. B. N Christian Wit…” actually stood for “Daughter Born Named Christian Witness”. If this was a Birth Registration it would have meant that gggg-grandmother Christian would have married gggg-grandfather John Robertson on 26 June 1778 when she was just four years old. I then discovered this information on Genuki

Old Parochial Registers

The third main source of records in the General Register Office are those of the Church of Scotland prior to 1855. These consist of baptisms, marriages and burials recorded in Church of Scotland parishes all over Scotland. Unfortunately not every birth, marriage or death was recorded in these records. Often for example baptisms had to be paid for which meant that many children were not baptised. Other reasons can include the minister or clerk forgetting to record an event; registers being incomplete or damaged for periods; families falling out with the ministers; or people being members of other religious denominations (e.g. Roman Catholics, Free Church, Episcopalians etc.)

To trace an individual in the OPRs, it helps to have some idea of where that person lived. Census returns can be very useful in identifying birthplaces of those alive after 1841. In the past, it was almost impossible to locate a baptism or marriage without a very good idea of where it occurred. This was because all possible parish records had to be checked which could be a long and laborious process. Now, fortunately, baptisms and marriages in the OPRs can be searched using a computerised index, either on a county basis or searching over the whole country. The index gives the reference number for the relevant microfilm roll together with the frame number (page), allowing you to go straight to the record you are interested in.

The information contained in the OPRs can vary immensely. For the birth of a child you will usually be given the names of both parents (including maiden name of mother) and often an address and names of witnesses (often relatives). A marriage will sometimes name relatives of the couple. Burial registers usually provide the least information, if they exist at all for the period you need.

The abbreviation must have meant “Daughter Baptized Named Christian…” All-things-being-equal gggg-grandmother Christian (née Dudgeon) Robertson may have been baptized at an elder age.

The next compelling reason for a logical acceptance of this Registration is the naming pattern in use. GGGG-Grandparents John and Christian (née Dudgeon) Robertson’s first two sons were named John and Thomas. In this case the possibilities are ggg-granduncle John, the first son, could have been named after his father’s father, ggggg-grandfather John Robertson, and ggg-grandfather Thomas, the second son, could have been named for his mother’s father, ggggg-grandfather Thomas Dudgeon.

The following is an extract from Family Search Wiki on Given Names.


Definitely something to think about. And take a gander at the Baptism Registration... GGGGG-Grandparents Thomas and Janet (née Hope) Dudgeon.

The above inserted image is of Hume Castle from ElectricScotland.com

Stay tuned for the addition of the information I have discovered.

Enjoy,

Jim
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My Tangent – Hurrah For Google – My Google Accounts Just Got Hacked – Google Was On Their Toes.

12 October 2011

Warning, Will Robinson. Warning…

Well happy and good day. I really like Google! Sometime between about midnight and 1:00 am this morning it appears that my Google accounts were hacked. Approximately 200 bogus gmails were sent out under my name about some spurious business opportunity… (Thanks Dave.)

Please do not open any gmail or email from me offering some business opportunity. I DO NOT have any business opportunity or overwhelming success scheme to offer anyone. Please trash the spam email immediately.

As most of you know I always use “From JKLS:” as a part of the subject in any email or gmail that I send out. If the email or gmail does not have “From JKLS:” in the subject line please ignore and just delete the send.

Please be forewarned… and hell I only offer quilts and genealogy, and maybe some sarcasm. Where in the world, or in this Internet and Flea Market, would I get the wherewithal to offer a fortunate business opportunity and scheme. Certainly t’ain’t my style.

Google shut down all my accounts immediately. They came to my instantaneous protection. Thank you Google.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 583r – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Possible Locations – GGG-Grandparents Thomas and Agnes (née Miller) Robertson – Barony, Scotland

10 October 2011

Good Day,

In the search for my ancestry and genealogy I attempt to pinpoint, as close to possible, key locations where my ancestors may have lived… for all, or at least for some part of their lives. And this is the case and effort this morning regarding ggg-grandfather Thomas Robertson.

All-things-being-equal, I know that ggg-grandfather Thomas was born and baptized in 1780 in Oldhamstocks, in Haddingtonshire, now East Lothian, Scotland. (See Part 580r.) At some point he traveled the 90 or so miles, 144 kilometers to Glasgow.

In August of 1804, in Glasgow, he married ggg-grandmother Agnes Miller. (See Part 581r.) And it was ggg-grandmother Agnes who was from Glasgow. This is according to their Marriage Registration, where it states “Agnes Miller, Residenter there.”

Well I just remembered, based on the documentation and information that I have gathered at this point in time, ggg-grandfather Thomas’ youngest brother, ggg-granduncle Robert Robertson was born 7 September 1792 in Glasgow. The brother who I have on record, ggg-granduncle William Robertson was the last to be born in Oldhamstocks 5 August 1786. This of course, translates logically, that the Robertson family, my gggg-grandparents John and Christian (née Dudgeon) traveled from Oldhamstocks to Glasgow, with their five sons sometime between 1786 and 1792. GGG-Grandfather Thomas would have been somewhere between 6 and 12 years old.

Exactly how the Robertsons traveled from Oldhamstocks to Glasgow is beyond me… but accordingly in 1840, 50 years later

“The dominant mode of transport was foot or horse and cart along makeshift roads, or by canal or riverway in wooden barges and ships. The railway system was still in its infancy – there was no rail link between Edinburgh and Glasgow until 1842.” (A History of the Scottish People, W.W Knox, Chapter 10.)

Some road-trip, gggg-grandparents John and Christian and five young sons, (that I have accounted for), between the possible ages 12 years and newborn? (Can you imagine the “Are we there yets?” and how could parents have survived with no SUV with individualized video babysitter/distractors?)

So now I’ve got Oldhamstocks to Glasgow; ggg-grandfather Thomas’ birthplace and the city in where he got married. According to the 1841 Scotland Census, (see Part 582r), in Barony, in the County of Lanark ggg-grandparents Thomas and Agness are living at Drygate Toll. Today, according to what I have read, Barony does not longer exist; it was absorbed by Glasgow. (City planning, of course…)

The above inserted Google map shows the aerial overview of Drygate in Glasgow; the approximate location is at the A marker on the inserted map. The B marker is at East Campbell Street where the Reverend William Watson may have married ggg-grandparents Thomas and Agnes (née Miller) Robertson in 1804. The C marker is at The Barony Hall which today may be, from what I have read, the last and major indication of the name of the Parish of Barony. The walking distance from A; Drygate Toll area to C; East Campbell Street is approximately 10 minutes.

And here is another discerning fact. Check out the name of the street just south of the A marker – Drygate. It is Duke Street. According to my discovery and documented records ggg-grandfather Thomas lived on Duke Street when he passed away on 27 March 1861.

Definitely thanks to Stephen, in Scotland for our discussions and correspondence. Also thank you Steve, in Wales for sending me the references to the Grenada Government Gazette.

Stay-tuned for more.

And I keep searching… and searching.

Enjoy,

Jim

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Part 582r – Smith Robertson Genealogy – 1841 Census – GGG-Grandparents Thomas and Agness (née Miller) Robertson – Barony, Scotland

09 October 2011

Good Day,

And from the Florida depths and dreary day of a maybe so, maybe not tropical cyclone, we’re experiencing a depression down from somewhere in the hinterlands of the Canadian North. This means winter is coming. The Old Farmer’s Almanac is predicting that the chilly weather will begin on October and that winter temperatures will be below normal in the south. Full moon is slated for this Tuesday and Wednesday, 11th and 12th.

In my genealogy search and research I was able to obtain the 1841 Scotland Census pages showing the enumeration of ggg-grandparents Thomas and Agness (née Miller) Robertson.

I discovered the information first on Ancestry.co.uk, followed through to a search on Findmypast.co.uk, and then obtained the image via ScotlandsPeople.gov.uk.


My transcription –

Parish of Barony

5 & 6

1. Place – Here insert Name of Village, Street, Square, Close, Court, &e. – do (Drygate Toll);
Houses – Inhabited – 1

2. NAME and SURNAME, SEX and AGE, of each Person who abode in each House on the Night of 6th June. – NAME and SURNAME – Thomas Roberton; Agness Robertson; AGE – Male – 60; Female – 60

3. OCCUPATION – Of what Profession, Trade, Employment, or whether of Independent Means. – Cotton H L W

4. WHERE BORN – If Born in Scotland, state whether in County or otherwise. – No; Y
Whether Foreigner, or whether Born in England or Ireland. –

Note that the respective Ages of 60 of both ggg-grandfather Thomas and ggg-grandmother Agness are dependent upon a range. Instructions for completing the 1841 Scotland Census, specific to Age, was that “For persons of 15 years age and upwards…” the Age is entered as a number which is a multiple of 5. In other words, for the Age range of 60 to 65 the number “60” was to be entered. This means that my ggg-grandparents Thomas and Agness may have actually been 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, or 65. (See Part 580r regarding ggg-grandfather Thomas’ birth and baptism dates.)

An explanation of ggg-grandfather Thomas' occupation - Cotton H L W: Cotton Hand Loom Weaver.

The search continues…

Enjoy,

Jim
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My Tangent – 1841 Census Search – GGG-Grandparents Thomas and Agnes Robertson in Barony, Scotland – And I Had To Get This Off My Chest!

08 October 2011

Good Day,

In my search and research of my ancestry and genealogy I always attempt to gather as much as I can get and find out about each individual. I am not in a numbers’ game in order to fill the slots in my genealogy database. No one yet has told or taught me that there is some prize for the most number of genealogy data records.

I try to understand what made me who I am today; what piece of each ancestor is a key to the wherefores and whys of my talents and idiosyncrasies. A Genealogy Hunt is an example of my means of one way that I attempt to recreate my ancestors’ lives through my journaling and writing. Thank you Debra, and Mr. Patterson at Stanstead College.

Following from their 1804 Marriage in Glasgow, I believe I have discovered my maternal ggg-grandparents Thomas and Agnes (née Miller) Robertson’s place in the 1841 Scotland Census.

The 1841 Scotland Census was taken on the night of 6 June 1841. Based on my calculations ggg-grandfather Thomas, who was born 29 June 1780, should have been 60 years, 11 months, and 7 days old on the night of the Census.

Entering into a Census search, on Ancestry.co.uk, the exact name “Thomas Robertson”, the exact birth year “1780”, and the keyword “Scotland” and restricting the Ancestry search engine to a Collection Priority – “UK and Irish”, I get only three returns. The returned records are two of the 1861 Scotland Census and one for the US Federal Mortality Schedules Index. All three are incorrect.

I then edit my search parameters and uncheck the “Birth – Exact Only” box. 945 possible records are now a result of my search. That’s more like it… but that is still 945 records to peruse. It takes about 10 seconds to review each record without actually opening the record. That is, I can pull up a small window, thanks to Ancestry, on each record which will give me the indexed data as entered by Ancestry.com from the actual Census. Based on the speed of my own PC system it then takes an additional 10 seconds to open a good and viewable image of the actual Census page.

20 seconds does not appear to be much time, but when there are 945 Census records for a Thomas Robertson born about 1780 in Scotland, I calculate that it will take approximately 5 hours and 15 minutes to review each record. But of course, that is, if ggg-grandfather Thomas’ entry is the 945th one.

Okay I want to narrow my search field to the category of the 1841 Scotland Census. The review time is now down to about 9 minutes. The first 12 records are a no-go. On the 13th I notice that the Birthplace is Scotland without a mention of a County or Shire. When I move my cursor and click on the link to “View Record”, I am informed that there are two Household Members: “Thomas Robertson, Age 60” and “Agness Robertson, Age 60”.

The Civil Parish provided is “Barony”; the County – “Lanarkshire”; and the Address – “Drygate Lole”. But here is the problem there is no current relationship between Ancestry.uk.co and the General Register Office in Scotland. Hence there is no image, provided by Ancestry of the actual 1841 Census page.

I then go to Findmypast.co.uk and do a search for ggg-grandfather Thomas Robertson. I locate similar information and once again there is no image. There is a notation that “The original census images are available to view on the ScotslandPeople website.” Oh, and by the way the address presented by Findmypast is “Drygate Toll, Barony”.

Next on to ScotlandsPeople.gov.uk. I have annual subscriptions to Ancestry and Findmypast, but ScotslandPeople requires purchases of a set number of one-year-limited credits to view each Index and each Image. My preference would be to subscribe with an annual membership.

To look up an Index entry and an image on ScotlandsPeople does cost a minimum of approximately $2.25USD; £1.40GBP; €1.6EUR. This does mean that one is limited to the type of search one can do, especially if one does not have all the search details and criteria beforehand. Financially, it also does limit an overall surname search, especially if one’s surnames are Robertson or Smith, and one’s pockets are not that deep.

On a quick calculation, and if I did not have some of the search elements available, and not including my membership dues at both Ancestry and Findmypast, ScotlandsPeople has 36 Thomas Robertsons listed in Barony, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland on the 1841 Scotland Census. To review all would cost approximately $81.00USD; £50.40GBP; or €57.60EUR… Can anyone tell me the equivalent electronic phrase for “Highway Robbery”? “Internet Mugging”?

There is an alternate method of searching the 1841 Scotland Census for Barony. The Family History Library in Salt Lake City does have 204 microfilm reels referencing the Scotland Censuses. Seven would be specific to my search of the page which specifically contains the enumeration of ggg-grandfather Thomas Robertson. Based on the costs for deliveries to my local Family History Center, at $5.50 for a 90-days borrowing period, my outlay would be $38.50USD.

This is obviously about half of the cost for a single name search of ggg-grandfather Thomas in Barony as levied by ScotlandsPeople.gov.uk, exclusive of my pro-rated costs for Ancestry.co.uk and Findmypast.co.uk. And further at least I would have a term of 90-days to do a Robertson search specific to other and possible members and siblings of my ggg-grandfather Thomas Robertson.

I am aghast… but I am obsessed.

And just a quick note. Check out the extensions of Ancestry, Findmypast, and ScotlandsPeople. Which one has a blatant "gov.uk", albeit governmental entity or agency, extension?

My next Post will be the 1841 Scotland Census information regarding ggg-grandfather Thomas Robertson.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 581r – Smith Robertson Genealogy – 1804 Marriage – GGG-Grandparents Thomas Robertson and Agnes Miller – Glasgow, Scotland

07 October 2011

Good-day,

In my search and research I am currently following the life and genealogy of my maternal ggg-grandfather Thomas Robertson. In my previous post, Part 580r I discovered and learned of his 29 June 1780 birth and subsequent baptism at Oldhamstocks in Haddingtonshire.

It is now 1804 and he has now traveled west approximately 90 miles, 144 kilometers to Glasgow, or thereabouts. (See the blue line in the above cut-away map from Scotland.) It is 17 August 1804 and ggg-grandfather Thomas has married ggg-grandmother Agnes (née Miller). Also I have learned that his occupation is that of a Weaver. (From the details I am discovering about my ancestry don’t be too surprised if a loom appears in my house one day.)

I received a copy of the 1804 Marriage Registration extracted from an Old Parochial Register from the General Register Office in Edinburgh, Scotland. Here is the image.


My transcription –
369.

Glasgow 29th July 1804.

Robertson

Thomas Robertson, Weaver in Glasw & Agnes Miller,
Residenter there. Married 17th August by Mr William
Watson, Burgher Seceder Minister in Glasgow

But the question is where in Glasgow were ggg-grandparent Thomas and Agnes (née Miller) Robertson actually married? Was it in a Church? Was it at their home?

An interesting fact is that the gentleman who married ggg-grandparents Thomas and Agnes was one Mr. William Watson, a Burgher Seceder Minister, in Glasgow. My first thought is that if I can find Reverend Watson's congregation and "home church" I may just have an iota of a chance of determining a possible and most-likely location of the actual ceremony.

Stephen and I have been searching and researching documentation and publications specific to Mr. William Watson, a Burgher Seceder Minister. Stay-tuned... Who knows what we will turn up.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 580r – Smith Robertson Genealogy – 1780 Birth and Baptism – GGG-Grandfather Thomas Robertson – Oldhamstocks, Scotland

06 October 2011

Good-day,

Well, it has been somewhat a trying week and a bit taxing working with Taylor. The controlled and harnessed walks are progressing and getting a bit longer. She can’t as yet stand on four legs on her own. The water therapy works wonders in loosening her muscles. Having to teach a dog to walk and dog-paddle once again is a new experience for us…but she is most definitely progressing day by day. It is amazing what an FCE, Fibrocartilaginous Embolism can cause.

Last night I began a search of my ggg-grandfather Thomas Robertson for information and data regarding his life and genealogy.

I do know that ggg-grandfather Thomas was born 29 June 1780 in the Parish of Oldhamstocks (aka Aldhamstocks), County of East Lothian (known until 1921 as Haddingtonshire) in Scotland. According to the Parochial Register Registration he was christened in the Parish Church of Oldhamstocks 6 July 1780.

Thank you Bob for the picture of the Oldhamstocks Parish Church.


Here is the image of ggg-grandfather Thomas’ birth and baptism Registration as provided by the General Register Office in Edinburgh.


My transcription of the entry –

155

June 23d, 1780

July 6th

Thomas Lawful Son to
Jo: Robertson & Christian Dudgeon
was born the 29th of June last.
and was baptized this date before
these witne∫ses John Dudgeon
and James Dudgeon.

Included in the Registration are gggg-grandparents John and Christian (née Dudgeon) Robertson. I am not sure at this juncture how the relationship exists between the two witnesses, John Dudgeon and James Dudgeon, but there is an great element of certainty that they are related to gggg-grandmother Christian (née Dudgeon) Robertson.

And as always, stay-tuned. Much, much more to come.

Enjoy,

Jim
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My Tangent – A Lost Dog – Ancestor List In My Genealogy Search

03 October 2011

Good Day,

And yes I lost one dog this morning. Three accounted for, all asleep on their beds; Taylor, Tinker, and Bella. Where the hell was Radar? Not in the kitchen. Not in the living room. Not at the dining room window transfixed at the early morning strollers.

Nowhere to be seen on the patio checking out the Grays. I called... I whistled. Then finally I caught a glimpse of a moving mountain of blankets and covers on the bed. Out pops the hazel eyes and ratty snout, a stump of a tail wagging. Just looking at me, inquisitively demanding, "Why the hell are you disturbing my comfy nap?" Oh, well The Pack is complete.

I'm at sort of a quandary about where and what I should do next. Of course I'm not at a loss of what I need to do in my search for the origins and genealogy of my ggg-grandfather James Smith...but I feel that I am at a juncture of dis-organization.

I look at my piles of papers on my desk and I see the tremendous number of downloads and files in my storage and in the many folders just screaming out to me to do something. “Get the damn papers and files organized!” “Where is your To-Do List?” “Start something…” “Do something, anything!!!”

Okay, here’s who I need to find, in my search and research of my genealogy. Just a few of the ancestors in my genealogy.

  • GGG-Grandfather James Smith – last known location – Grenada

  • GGG-Grandmother Mary Ann (née Doret) Smith – last known location – Grenada

  • GGG-Grandfather William Thomas – Possible last known location – Grenada

  • GGG-Grandmother Maria Matilda (née Rush) Thomas – Possible last known location – Grenada

  • GGGG-Grandfather Henry Rush – Possible last known location – Unknown

  • GGGG-Grandmother Grace (née ?) Rush – Possible last known location – Unknown

  • GG-Grandfather John Merrifield – Possible last known location – Middlesex, England

  • GG-Grandmother Esther (née Bailey) Merrifield – Possible last known location – London, England

  • GGG-Grandfather William Merrifield – Possible last known location – Gloucestershire, England

  • GGG-Grandmother Susanna (née ?) Merrifield – Possible last known location – Gloucestershire, England

  • GGG-Grandfather George Bailey – Possible last known location – England

  • GGG-Grandfather William Goodey – Possible last known location – Essex, England

  • GGG-Grandmother Keziah (née Warner) Goodey – Possible last known location – Essex, England

  • GGGG-Grandfather James Warner – Possible last known location – Essex, England

  • GGGG-Grandfather Joseph Goodey – Possible last known location – Essex, England

  • GGGG-Grandmother Sarah (née Pudney) Goodey – Possible last known location – Essex, England

  • GGGGG-Grandfather John Pudney – Possible last known location – Essex, England

  • GGGGG-Grandmother Mary (née ?) Pudney – Possible last known location – Essex, England

  • GGG-Grandfather Thomas Megwire – Possible last known location – Lancashire, England

  • GGGG-Grandmother Christian (née Dudgeon) Robertson – Possible last known location – Lanark, Scotland

  • GGGGG-Grandfather John Robertson – Possible last known location – Haddington, Scotland

  • GGGGG-Grandmother Ann (née Lyle) Robertson – Possible last known location – Haddington, Scotland

  • GG-Grandfather George Goodey – Possible last known location – Sweden

  • GG-Grandfather Benjamin Victor Abraham – Possible last known location – Demerara, British Guiana

  • GG-Grandmother Emily (née Boyle) Abraham – Possible last known location – Demerara, British Guiana

  • GGG-Grandfather Victor Abraham – Possible last known location – Middlesex, England

  • GGG-Grandmother Rebecca (née Levy) Abraham – Possible last known location – Middlesex, England

  • GGGG-Grandfather Michael Levy – Possible last known location – England

If anyone has any information, please contact me.

This is just the start of my Smith and Robertson Family Line searches. And this list is to continue. Stay tuned.

Enjoy,

Jim
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