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red mail William Stewart of Brandsmill, Dunbar
Anyone have info on William Stewart born 1856 in Dunbar who married Margaret McDonald from Isle of Skye. Margarets two sisters also left Skye to live in Dunbar and may have had a shop there.Mathieson, Wann and Tears are also connected to this family.
red mail Purvis
My great grandmother Isabella Purvis was born in 1848 in Dunbar and she went to South Africa with her mother as a child and was married there to my great grandfather Jeremiah Quane. I believe her mother married someone by the name of Kettles out there. I would like to know more about the Purvis family.
red mail Robert Bell
Robert Bell born1786 or1787 in East Lothian Dunbar qualified as a teacher left East Lothian to found a school at Greenloaning Dunblane in 1810
red mail Brown/Thompson (Thomson) Family
My Grandmother, Mae Thompson Brown left Scotland in 1928 and came to Western Canada. Unfortunately, she passed away in 1962 and all contact with her family was lost. I know that she was born in Paisley, Glagow in 1907. However, her family may have re-located to the Dunbar area sometime in the 1940's. I have several pictures of the family taken in the 1940's and I know family members died in the late 40's near or in Dunbar. I do know that her father was George Brown. He was a Soldier during the Boer War. There were 5 children; David, George, James, Jean, and Thomas. Unfortunately, no one re-calls my Great Grandmother's name, except her maiden name was Thompson. George Brown and his wife died 3 weeks apart around 1947 - 1950 and their daughter Jean died 3 week after them. Any help with information is greatly appreciated. Am interested in finding out if there are any war monuments in or around Dunbar area.
red mail Torrie, Torry
Looking for any information on Robert Torry who married Isabella Frisken in Coldinham. Robert was born in Dunbar c1812, his father is also Robert. I would be very grateful if anyone has any more information regarding this line.
red mail Williamson in Dunbar
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
red mail Empire cinema Dunbar
Looking for information on Jean Scott who owned the Empire cinema in the high street
red mail Margaret Tear - Richard Robinson
Looking for information of family of Margaret Tear,who was my late husband's grandmother -Margaret married Richard Robinson in Dunbar 1880,had son Joseph Clifford Robinson born 1884 in Glencorse Midlothian,Edinburgh, my husband Richard Robinson was born 1923 in Wallsend Australia. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Richard Robinson and Margaret Tear were both born in Ireland - I would like help to find out where and obtain their birth certificates if possible. Richard served at Glencorse Barracks - Edinburgh - Scotland and later at Chelsea Army Hospital until he retired. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
red mail James Hamilton born Dunbar 1831
I am researching my Hamilton family tree in New Zealand. James's father was Alexander who was married to Mary Kirkwood. James married a Marion Turnbull Whitelaw (born 1834)from East Linton, in Ballarat, Australia in 1857. They emigrated to NZ after their son Alexander was born, Alexander being my Grandfather. I can find no reference as to what ship & port they may have left from in Scotland.
red mail Brunton or Smith Families
My mother Jessie Brunton Snee was born in Dunbar (1932). Her mother was Jessie Brunton Smith (1908) and her grandparents were Jessie Brunton (born in Dunbar) and Thomas Smith (blacksmith born in Tranent). I have traced quite a bit of the history of the family, but would love to hear from any relatives who could give me more up to date information. I never knew my great grandparents, and sadly my gran, Jessie Brunton Smith died aged 70 and my mother Jessie Brunton Snee died aged 34yrs. Jessie Brunton Snee has one living daughter, Maureen age 63yrs and I am sure there are cousins still around - any help would be greatly appreciated.
William Stewart
Anyone able to give me any information on William Stewart - a Forester - who lived at Brandsmill in the 1950's His wife was Margaret McLeod and she was born in the Isle of Skye - Wann,Mathieson,Tears and McDonalds are connected to this family. Two of Margaret McLeods sister's also settled in Dunbar and may have had a shop there.
red mail James Inglis born Dunbar pre 1800
I am lokking for the birth / christening /parents of James Inglis who according to the 1851 census for Gravesend in Kent was born in Dunbar Scotland in the 1780s. If anyone knows how a Scotish fisherman ended up in Kent I would love to hear from you.
red mail Malcolm
Looking for any Info on Malcolm Family from Dunbar,Alexander Malcolm had grocery shop.1903 married Mildred Martha Penikett sister of Evelyn Pordage, wife of Ernest. Alexander & Mildred had 3 children Heulwen (Polly aka Sunshine), Ian & Ronald. Polly married Noel Smith had a daughter Aileen and lived in the Bearsden area of Glasgow. Aileen married Tommy Watson 1965
red mail Kellie of Dunbar
Looking for William Kellie, burgess of Dunbar, ca, 1600, son of Cuthbert Kellie and? Who was his wife and who his mother? has anyone researched this family? Rob
red mail Westbarns Brewery
My great grandfather Alexander Lindsay was a brewer at Westbarns Brewery in Dunbar in the mid 1800s and later was a master brewer in Berwick on Tweed. If anyone has any information on this brewery or can tell me where there might be historical records I would be interested to hear from you.
red mail Bells of Dunbar
Looking for any details on the Bells of Dunbar (and surrounding area) James Bell (born 1769, died 26/1/1820 in Thorntonlock (lived in Innerwick) married Elizabeth Hogg (born 1773, died 8/11/1843 in Liverpool). They had 3 sons (George born 29/1/1804 in Dunbar, Henry born 28/10/1798 in Dunbar, Thomas born 5/3/1797) and 2 daughters (Elizabeth born 17/5/1801 and Janet born 21/5/1805) - all the children except for Elizabeth (who married Alexander Doughty of Dunbar) moved to Argentina in the 1830s
red mail Williams Family
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
red mail Old marriages
anyone with information on my family: Alison Miller M John Phillips on 24.11.1800 in Dunbar and Beatrix Cowe M Thomas Craig on 13.9.1791 in Dunbar.
red mail Mrs J White
Relative of Jessie Macdonald NewZealand, my mothers sister looking for information on Marie Teasdale married Archibald Amos Jenson
red mail Robertson, Bone,Williamson.
I would like to hear from anyone connected to George Robertson and his wife Agnes(Bone)and also to Agnes's parents Peter and Jane(Williamson)Bone.
red mail Kerridge Family in Dunbar
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!
red mail Nelson,Hamilton
Looking for these family connections.Grandfather William Nelson,and grandmother, Isabelle Hamilton were born in that area.
red mail Lumsden & Lawrie families
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.
red mail Stewart - Tear, 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.
red mail Rev David Darling
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?
red mail searching for
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.
stewarts and tears - dunbar
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.
red mail Whitson
Looking for the family of Rachel Whitson who married Alexander Smith at The Manse, Dunbar in 1921. Any information welcomed.
red mail Richard Whitson 1862
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
red mail Thompson/Thomson/Shaw
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.
red mail Dunbar
Looking for evidence of Henry Dryden born here c.1809. Father Robert Dryden a flax-dresser. Any information about siblings/ mother/father welcome.
red mail Dunbar
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.
red mail Hedderwick Estate
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.
red mail LOOKING FOR DUNBAR FAMILY, 1600-1750
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.
red mail Langley Dougal Cross
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.
My 2 ancestors there are Robert WHITSON 1805 Haddington,Scotland-1883 Auckland m 1829 Dunbar to Elizabeth FENDER 1807 Haddington?-1884 Auckland
red mail COMB Surname
Looking for COMBE COMB Family who were fishermen in Dunbar & North Berwick 1600's 1900's
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.
red mail Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland
Looking for a marriage for George Yorston and Elena Smith about 1780-1790 in Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland had a son William Yorston
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?

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