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red mail Forsyth Family
I am trying to find the names of my 2xGreat Grandfather's siblings. He had an older brother James and two other siblings. My 2xGreat Grandfather was William H Forsyth born 1833 to William Adam Forsyth and Agnes Forsyth nee Buckham. His father was an architect and sculptor and both he and his brother were sculptors. Both moved south. James settling in London and William in Worcester.
red mail Clark family
I am seeking information on Joseph Clark and his son Adam who went to Kelso from Edinburgh about 1811. Joseph was a millwright and Adam was apprenticed locally to Darling and Hume, engineers ( possibly millwrights). The family left Kelso in 1829 and settled in London. Adam became an engineer and is best known for building the bridge over the Danube between Buda and Pesht in Hungary where he is celebrated as a national hero.
red mail Douglass Sibbald Kelso
I have had a slight breakthrough today finding Douglass was in Kelso Union Poorhouse in 1861 census, with a sister. In the 1871 census his sister had been employed as a domestic at the poorhouse. There is no sign of Douglas. I know he arrived in Australia in 1860's-1870 but cannot find how he arrived in Australia. Does anyone have an idea of where to look for him now?
red mail peter logan
I am seeking information on Peter Logan b. 1829 in Midlothian, went to Kelso in 1852 and was prominent in church life ( Kelso North Church ), commercial employment ( Redpath & sons , Jewellers and Hardware) and in public involvement ( Kelso Town Council - 1892 to 1898 ). He died in 1913 and is interred in Kelso Rosebank Cemetary.
red mail James
James Elliot married Christian Patterson, daughter of John and Elisabeth Patterson. Their first three children, James, Margaret and Sidney Smith(dau)were baptised at Kirk Santon IOM beginning 19C. Family tradition (via my grandfather Thomas) is that James came from Kelso, but I have been unable to find a marriage or any other Kelso links. Any help most welcome.
red mail Margaret Bowhill
Reached an obstacle in my family research - this lady is said to be born in Kelso but can't find any documentary trace of her. Anyone else out there looking for or found Bowhills in this area?
red mail Gramsley/Collins
I am looking for information regarding Mary Gramesly and Hugh Collins who married about 1828 and lived in Kelso. They had two chldren, George and Mary. Hugh Collins married Margaret Bell in 1832 after Mary died in childbirth. They had a son John.
red mail Lockie/Inglis
Margaret Lockie was born in Kelso in 1789. She married John Inglis in Melrose in 1808. They moved to Bowden where several children were born before emigrating to Guelph, Canada. Any information about these families would be appreciated.
red mail Mitchell
I am looking for information regarding the Mitchell famiy of Kelso/ Stitchell areas of Scotland. Also looking for Alexander and of Daniel Mithcell who may have lived in the Galashiels area
I'm looking for relatives of, or info on, James Stewart and Agnes Hilson married July 1821 in Kelso. Also, their daughter Ann Stewart.
red mail Meuross, Mewris, Meuress
Robert Meuros was shown as working for Sir James Douglas in 1785-1790. Does anybody have any connection, I am trying to find descendants of this man. Thanks for any help anyone can give.
red mail Mitchell
Looking for information about the family of Ebenezer Mitchell, tailor and Christian Mill who lived in Kelso about 1830/1840
red mail John Clay
John Clay who was a farmer at Kerschester out side Kelso. His son went to Chicago and was a very prosperous cattle dealer-Banker . Any information on the Clays would be of interest Also his sister who was a nurse in the first world war
red mail Clarke
Interested in the descendants or ancestors of John Clarke the miller. They moved to Ormskirk
red mail MURRAY family
I am researching the descendants (or other details) of a George Douglas MURRAY (b. circa 1870; d. 25/08/1945). On 21/11/1895 he married a Minnie Isobel Elizabeth PRICKMAN at Lavender Hill Congregational Church, Wandsworth (London). At one time, he worked in the nitrate trade (mining it?) in IQUIQUI (South America). He had a brother Alec and MAY have had sisters. He is believed to have come from Kelso (or Thurso?) although he may have been born in England. His father (dates unknown) was an Alexander William MURRAY, an accountant. His grandfather (dates unknown) was probably a David MURRAY who is believed to have run away from home to join the Army and went to India where he wrote a book on the Indian Army (details unknown). All details on these persons and eventual ancestors would be welcome.
red mail Nisbet
Information sought on William, a flesher, married to Eleanor Lilly Lindsay Nisbet around 1800.Father of William,Helen and two others.Believed to have died between 1840-1860.
red mail Wilmot, Kyle, Garland in Kelso
Would appreciate any info about my gr gr grparents who lived around Kelso in late 1700's & early 1800's - William Wilmot married Janet Kyle and had a daughter, Elisabeth (b 1812) in Kelso. She married a Henry Garland in the Church of Kelso in January 1828.
red mail Erskine family in Kelso
I'm looking for information on Kate Erskine who married Robert Wightman in the early 1900s. They moved to Edinburgh and had 3 children, twins, David and Ina, and David.
red mail Colville House
Dr. John Henderson Wright, a Surgeon in Kelso in the 1880's and early 1890's lived in Colville House in Kelso with his wife Nellie and children. Seeking information on the history and location of Colville House in Kelso.
red mail family
i am looking for anyone who knew my mother Janice Mitchell. she worked at the Keltek factory around 1978-1980(1). she had 2 friends that she used to go to blackpool with their names were mairi hughes and joyce yeomans both worked at keltek.
Looking to make contact with the family of John Robert Inglis born in Kelso, Roxburghshire, Scotland on 30th July 1895 - to William Inglis later of North Lodge, Beauworth, Alresford, Hampshire, England. John Robert Inglis was enlisted for the Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Forces on the 11th November 1915 - to fight in the First World War. At that time he was 20years and 4 months old living as a farmer in Beadle, Sask, Canada. Just before my Mother passed away, she revealed that he was my Father, and it would be nice to find any living relatives that could perhaps fill in a few blanks for me before I too die.
I am trying to find any information regarding my grandfather, Alexander (Sandy) Cockburn & his family. He was born July 8, 1888 & immigrated to Canada (Manitoba) in 1906. He married Andrina Wood Fleming in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1909 & moved to Daysland, Alberta. He died there Dec. 4, 1956. Any information of this family would be appreciated.
red mail Ballantyne Family
From The Century Cyclopedia of Names 1895 James Ballantyne was born at Kelso in 1772 and died 17th January 1833. A Scotch printer and publisher, the friend and business associate of Sir Walter Scott. He was given the nickname of - Aldiborontephoscophornio by Scott on account of the solemn pomposity of his manner. James Robert Ballantyne was born at Kelso 13th December 1813 and died 16th February 1864. A British Orientalist, he was superintendent of the government Sanskrit College at Benares 1845-61, librarian of the East India Office 1861-64, and author of grammars of Hindustani, Hindi, Mahratta, and Sanskrit, and numerous other works. John Ballantyne was born at Kelso in 1774 and died at Edinburgh 16th June 1821. A Scotch writer andpublisher, brother of James Ballantyne. He was given the nickname of Rigumfunnidos by Scott.

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