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    Default Looking for Clynes

    I am new to this site and I spent some time reading a lot of the posts. I was interested in one in 2008 from a Robyn of Australia looking for Clynes in Wick I noticed in her tree that her grandfather was my uncle who live in Ashburton just South of Christchurch before coming back to Ch-Ch to be near his family. I wonder did she have any luck back in Wick in her hunt?. I am also curious to hear more about Cornelius Class as that was also my father's name
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    Could you give a bit more info ,i found 2 Cornelius Class in Latheron Caithness.

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    My G G Grandmother was Janet Sutherland who was married to Cornelius Class on 2nd June 1815 in Latheron. The person who researched this has put in their comments that Cornelius is believed to have died prior to 1841 as he does not appear in the census In 1841 His widow Janet lived in Lybster and also in the 1861 census. In my short amount of research I found mention of a Cornelius Class being lost at sea near Whaligoe in 1847 I wonder if it is a different one?

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    There have been a number of earlier posts which mention the Class family. According to Donald Young's "Book of Lybster", the original Cornelius Class came to Lybster from Holland in the first decade of the 19th C, to participate in the herring fishing. The book also has a photo of his great grandson, also Cornelius Class.
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    Have a lot of stuff on the name Clyne,but, they are all from Bower. A lot went to Australia and now there are lots of them there. Happy to share the information

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    Thanks Domino I will get back to you if I want to find someone. When I was in the Wick Heritage Centre Some one told me that there were Farming Clynes and Fisherfolk Clynes I wonder if that is the case.
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    Robert
    That is probably correct. know that the Bower Clynes werre mostly into farming. I would suppose that those in Latheron were into fishing and probably crofting

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    Great to see some more researchers for the Clynes. Mine are the Latheron/Wick Clynes but have started a Clyne one name study which includes Bower and Thurso Clynes. Some did come to Australia so if anyone needs info on the Australian Clynes happy to look up for them. cheers Lynn
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    Hi Robert C

    Are you Bob in Chch whom I have previously contacted in relation to our cousinship via SINCLAIR? i.e. Sutherland Gow CLASS married Margaret SINCLAIR the daughter of George SINCLAIR & Francisina SINCLAIR?

    Peter D in shaky chch

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    Hi Robert, My mother Lily went to Wick around 1977 and met Mina Clyne there. She was a cousin of Alexander Clyne (your grandfather). Maybe details on her death certificate will lead you to more Clyne relatives? Daphne.van your cousin from ChCh

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    Hi Daphne
    As I said to Peter D I am finding this research so interesting. I was first attracted to it by a post from Robyn of Australia writing about Her Grandfather. Who is our Uncle Ike.
    Robert C

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    Hi Peter D
    Yes I am the same one who spoke to you a few years back. I have started researching a lot along my wife's line and have found the whole thing very fascinating. Will keep in touch.
    Robert C

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    Hi, My name is Robyn Clyne, Sorry, I havent been on this for about 8 yrs. if not more. Yes, I did have luck on my visit to Wick back in 2008 I think. Cornelius Class is related. He was born 27 Nov. 1906 and to my knowledge he passed away in Jan. 1997 in Christchurch, He was a son of my great grand father. I rarely get on this as you see. Will give my email if thats allowed. its robynspad@gmail.com Regards, Robyn

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    Hi. Wow,, I havent been on this for about 9 yrs if not more. Yes, My visit to Wick was worth it . Cornelius Class is related, he is a son of my great grand father Alexander. Cornelius was born 27 Nov. 1906 and passed away in Christchurch 27 Jan 1997 to my knowledge. As I dont get on here anymore, my email is robynspad@gmail.com Regards Robyn. sorry about the 9 yr. delay.

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