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red mail Davidson/ Nisbet
Thomas Davidson married Mary Nisbet in South Leith or Edinburgh around 1766.they had a family of 8 children all born in South Leith between 1768 to 1779. would there be anybody researching this family or could tell me when Thomas and Mary were born and names of parents please. Thank you.
red mail nicholson and reid
Alexander Nicholson married Mary Reid in South Leith c1820. Mary was a daughter of David Reid and Gray Davidson. alexander was a grocer and had a brother named Daniel who immigrated to Australia. anyone researching this family.
red mail Further to my last post
I've done a bit of sleuthing since my last post on the Linklaters and have now found proof that John Linklater was the brother of my great-grandfather James Linklater. In 1863 he went to Scotland to oversee the launching of the SS Wanganui & to bring it back to NZ. While he was away news was received in NZ that he had passed his captaincy examination - in the index of the Lloyd's of London 'Captains Registers' is listed one John Linklater b.1827 Leith, became a captain at Leith in 1863. Next one to track down is his other brother Magnus Linklater who was also listed in the index as being born in Leith 1836 & became a captain at Shields in 1865. Just which 'Shields' it is referring to is a mystery in itself! I believe that Magnus could very well be the Captain Linklater who was the master of 'The Ocean Mail' ship that was lost in the China Seas in 1864, the newspaper account said Captain Linklater was the last to leave the ship so he must have survived the sinking and later went on to pass his examination in 1865. Anyone with any information on a Captain Linklater who was on China clippers around that time please get in touch.
red mail Linklaters in South Leith
In 1826 Magnus Linklater married May McKay in North Leith, Edinburgh, May was the daughter of John McKay, Town Officer. Their first five children were baptised in North Leith & the last two in South Leith were they were all living in the 1841 census. Their youngest, James born 1842 was my great-grandfather, sometime between 1851 & 1871 he migrated to New Zealand where he married Mary Elizabeth Williscroft. I have found information on most of his siblings over the years but two of them had always eluded me until now, they are: John bn 1827 & still at home in 1841, and Magnus bn 1837 & still at home in both 1841 & 1851. I have found no deaths for either of them and no further mention in any of the UK census or Scotland records. Recently I've found information on a John & a Magnus who were seamen and captains of various ships. Magnus it seems might have been a sea captain on China Clippers and married Marion someone & settled in China, they may have had at least two daughters named Marion & Florrie. John might have also come to NZ and been a sea captain on various ships that plied their trade around the coasts of NZ, they earliest I've found him in NZ is 1861 on the 'Tyne'. In 1863 he went to Dundee to oversee the building and fitting out of the SS Wanganui and brought it back to NZ where it traded between Wellington & Wanganui. In Nov 1875 he was appointed to the command of the Brig "Britain's Pride" which traded between Wellington & Hobart Town in Australia. In Jun 1876 the ship left Hobart Town for Wellington and was never seen again, they believe it foundered in a storm and went down with the loss of all lives. John left a widow in Wellington and there is a headstone for him in the Wanganui Old Cemetery 'June 1876 Captain John Linklater 49 Brig Britain's Pride'. That's about as much as I know of John & Magnus so would love to hear from anyone who knows anything about either of them. Or indeed any of the Linklater family from South Leith and before that possibly Orkney. Magnus (their father) we think was born in Lady, Sanday about 1799, not to be confused with another Magnus born same time same place who married Elizabeth Muir and migrated to Canada. Cheers.....dawn, nz
red mail Kemp
William Kemp of Leith married Margaret Johnson(no dates)Had 4 known children,David b11/3/1811_George b6/3/1813-12/7/1853_Dr Margaret d15/11/1814_John b21/6/1818.George lived at 12 Burns St South Leith Edinburgh.Any info on these people would be greatfull. As Willam is my 4x greatgrandfather.
red mail family history
looking for information on the Giblin family who lived at 2 waters close south leith also st andrews street between 1877 til about 1893
red mail Adams. South Leith Midlothian
I am searching for any info on JOSEPH ADAMS,who married MARGARET WELSH 1874 in LEITH and stayed to raise his family,(my ancesters) His parents were WILLIAM ADAMS & ALICE CLARK, born in IRELAND c1830,s.
red mail Dallas
does any one have any information on Martha Dallas who lived in St.Andrews street Leith in early 1900s
red mail McLaren/Henderson
I am enqiring about Frederick McLaren and Helen Henderson, who were mwrried on July 2nd,1824 in South Leith. We think they emmigrated to Canada in 1827. Any information would be most helpful. Thanks
red mail JACK
Henry JACK, son of George JACK and Mary SMITH. He was born in Leith in 1864. Between 1866 and 1869 the family moved to Dublin city. George JACK was the son of Henry JACK (born 1798, Burntisland, Fife son of Robert JACK) and Elizabeth CHRISTIE (born1798, illegimate daugher of Elizabeth GLASS). George was born 1833 in Burntisland, Fife.


 
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