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Thread: Caithness Monumental Inscriptions pre 1855

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    Default Mcleod

    Are there any doulls 1930 - 1980

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    Hi, looking for MI for Donald Banks died roughly 1840-1843 Donald married Helen Swanson 11 Apr 1795 either burried in May or Canisbay.

    Children
    Francis Banks 1801
    Magnuis Banks 1804
    Margaret Banks 1798
    William Banks 1796

    I think there were other children but without getting the right Birth date for Donald Banks & Helen I can't go any further back or confirm what I have so far.

    Can anyone help?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MACLEOD View Post
    Are there any doulls 1930 - 1980
    Deaths that late are not likely to be in the MIs. But if you tell me an area, I'll look anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dizzyb View Post
    Hi, looking for MI for Donald Banks died roughly 1840-1843 Donald married Helen Swanson 11 Apr 1795 either burried in May or Canisbay.

    Children
    Francis Banks 1801
    Magnuis Banks 1804
    Margaret Banks 1798
    William Banks 1796

    I think there were other children but without getting the right Birth date for Donald Banks & Helen I can't go any further back or confirm what I have so far.

    Can anyone help?
    Donald Banks, West Mey died 14.11.1839 aged 75. wife Ellen Swanson died 12.12.1854 aged 90.

    The stone up but one is Francis Banks farmer, Gills died 30.1.1873 aged 71. wife Ann Manson died 8.5.1894 aged 92 and sons Donald died 16.12.1841 aged 10, and Donald died 9.11.1922 aged 77, and daughter Mary died 7.10.1904 aged 75.

    Could be your Francis and family.

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    Yes the stone for Francis & Anne are direct decendants. Thanks for info on Donald Banks, gives me something more to look into.

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    Hi, I am looking for Sutherland Buchanan or Douglas around 1830ish ....which no doubt there are hundreds...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lanskee17 View Post
    Hi, I am looking for Sutherland Buchanan or Douglas around 1830ish ....which no doubt there are hundreds...
    To do Sutherland, I'd really need an area and a bit more information.....hundreds maybe a slight exaggeration, but lots and lots.

    In Wick Old Cemetery, there's a Robert Buchanan, coal Merchant, Wick died 15/4/1837 aged 57. Stone erected by son John

    And in the next grave there's Hugh Mackay died 1/21878 aged 54, mother Harriet Buchanan, died 24/9/1865 aged 48 and his daughters Johanna died 29/3/1867 aged 16 and Jessie died 1871 aged 17.

    In Thurso, St Peter's there is a William Buchanan, died 4/9/1865 and wife Ann Smith died 21/4/1894

    There are more Douglases than Buchanans, so will give Cemeteries/dates, and if you have more info on areas, I'll do specific.

    There are a couple of Douglases in Mid Clyth but late 1800s early 1900's death dates. And a couple in Trostan, Westfield....only one with 1830ish date (1835) is Marshall Douglas (female). Long inscription with no other Douglases, so will only type it all if you need it.The other one is 1865

    Three stones in Halkirk.........a Donald Douglas died 1851, and two female douglases died late 1800s early 1900s.

    In Dunnet, there is an Elizabeth Douglas died 1851, married to a Swanson and a couple in Bower outside your dates.

    For the information of all those, those asking for lookups...and not meaning to be nasty, but there are four MI books and around 36 burial grounds. If you have a date, then you must have a name or initial and/or a likely area.

    There is an index at http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mwi/caithnes.txt which would narrow a search of the MIs down further than just Caithness and a surname......particularly in the case of a very common surname.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oddquine View Post
    To do Sutherland, I'd really need an area and a bit more information.....hundreds maybe a slight exaggeration, but lots and lots.

    In Wick Old Cemetery, there's a Robert Buchanan, coal Merchant, Wick died 15/4/1837 aged 57. Stone erected by son John

    And in the next grave there's Hugh Mackay died 1/21878 aged 54, mother Harriet Buchanan, died 24/9/1865 aged 48 and his daughters Johanna died 29/3/1867 aged 16 and Jessie died 1871 aged 17.

    In Thurso, St Peter's there is a William Buchanan, died 4/9/1865 and wife Ann Smith died 21/4/1894

    There are more Douglases than Buchanans, so will give Cemeteries/dates, and if you have more info on areas, I'll do specific.

    There are a couple of Douglases in Mid Clyth but late 1800s early 1900's death dates. And a couple in Trostan, Westfield....only one with 1830ish date (1835) is Marshall Douglas (female). Long inscription with no other Douglases, so will only type it all if you need it.The other one is 1865

    Three stones in Halkirk.........a Donald Douglas died 1851, and two female douglases died late 1800s early 1900s.

    In Dunnet, there is an Elizabeth Douglas died 1851, married to a Swanson and a couple in Bower outside your dates.

    For the information of all those, those asking for lookups...and not meaning to be nasty, but there are four MI books and around 36 burial grounds. If you have a date, then you must have a name or initial and/or a likely area.

    There is an index at http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mwi/caithnes.txt which would narrow a search of the MIs down further than just Caithness and a surname......particularly in the case of a very common surname.
    Thanks ever so much for your valuable time. I will do more research and hopefully come up with more info. You are helping so many people with your good work. Great effort and for your willingness to share.
    Lanskee

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    Hi, I am trying to find information out on the following individuals believed to be in the wick, latheron areas.

    James Laing b.abt 1793 and wife Sidney Sinclair b. abt 1795.

    Children:

    Eliza Laing B. July 20, 1820
    Bell Laing B. April 18, 1822
    David Laing B. April 12, 1824 Married Janet Budge (Believe is in Latheron cemetery with daughter Davidina).
    James Laing B. February 28, 1828 Married Isabella Harper b. October 12, 1827 d. October 29, 1886 believed to be in Wick New Cemetery Section 1 Lair 232
    Catherine Laing b. July 02, 1830 married William Stewart
    Alexander Laing b. June 01, 1833 married Christina McPherson ?
    John Laing b. June 29, 1835
    Robertina McAlister Laing b. March 27, 1837 married Alexander Shearer

    Any other Laing family buried with these individuals would be appreciated.

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    Hi, I have Sidney Sinclair in my family, father Alexander Sinclair born 1768 mother Elizabeth Sutherland born 1769, according to my records Sidney married James Laing on 31st Dec 1818 in Latheron I only have the first child Elizabeth. If you go on Rootsweb world connect (sorry don't know how to post it so you can click on it) you may find the Laings on there, I have found so much on it, it is very helpful.

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    Thanks for replying. Most of the information is what I have found so far in my years of research. If you are a decendant of this family, could you provide me your line in an email? I have another person who has some good information as well and we might be able to make some good connections. jplaing@aol.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by jplaing View Post
    Hi, I am trying to find information out on the following individuals believed to be in the wick, latheron areas.

    James Laing b.abt 1793 and wife Sidney Sinclair b. abt 1795.

    Children:

    Eliza Laing B. July 20, 1820
    Bell Laing B. April 18, 1822
    David Laing B. April 12, 1824 Married Janet Budge (Believe is in Latheron cemetery with daughter Davidina).
    James Laing B. February 28, 1828 Married Isabella Harper b. October 12, 1827 d. October 29, 1886 believed to be in Wick New Cemetery Section 1 Lair 232
    Catherine Laing b. July 02, 1830 married William Stewart
    Alexander Laing b. June 01, 1833 married Christina McPherson ?
    John Laing b. June 29, 1835
    Robertina McAlister Laing b. March 27, 1837 married Alexander Shearer

    Any other Laing family buried with these individuals would be appreciated.
    Got
    William Stewart, fisherman, d.26.4.1895 aged 90 , wife Catherine Laing d. 19.10 1901 aged 71 son Peter d 11.7.1869 aged 3. in Thrumster.

    Sorry.....that's all I can find in any book........not that many Laings in the MIs. The MIs don't include Wick New Cemetery at all, btw.

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    Hello,

    I am looking for William Bain (1785- ) and Margaret Bruce (1782- ), from Wick,Caithness. Their children were;

    - John Bain (1813 – 1887)
    - David Bain (1814 – )
    - Catherine Bain (1816 – )
    - Margaret Bain (1819 – )
    - Janet Bain (1822 – )

    I have the parents of William being;

    - John Bain (1751 - )
    - Elizabeth McBeath (1759 – 1854)

    And I have the parents of Margaret as;

    - David Bruce
    - Katherine Bruce
    Last edited by cathy.wilson35; 25-Feb-10 at 14:10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cathy.wilson35 View Post
    Hello,

    I am looking for William Bain (1785- ) and Margaret Bruce (1782- ), from Wick,Caithness. Their children were;

    - John Bain (1813 1887)
    - David Bain (1814 )
    - Catherine Bain (1816 )
    - Margaret Bain (1819 )
    - Janet Bain (1822 )

    I have the parents of William being;

    - John Bain (1751 - )
    - Elizabeth McBeath (1759 1854)

    And I have the parents of Margaret as;

    - David Bruce
    - Katherine Bruce
    Looked in all books for William Bain and Margaret Bruce and John Bain and Elizabeth McBeath...nothing, sorry.

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    Thank you for trying

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    Hi Davie

    Do you have a burial location for Henry Osbourne and wife Christina? He was the keeper of the Wick Gaol.

    Also do you have any Robertsons on the burials?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjaneo85 View Post
    Hi Davie

    Do you have a burial location for Henry Osbourne and wife Christina? He was the keeper of the Wick Gaol.

    Also do you have any Robertsons on the burials?
    Three Osborne gravestones in Wick Old (Parish Church) Graveyard. As far as I can see the only ones in the MIs.

    Two flat stones with just Henry Osborne on them (possibly grave markers) and next door to them

    Erected Henry Osborne imo eldest son Thomas 30.3.1836 aged 8 and Henry b 30.9.1837 d 19.3.1868

    and also flat stone

    Janet Doull 3.7.1778, 82, husband late Mr Osborne merchant Domenica, erected niece Margaret Doull, London (cousin Ben Doull 1851)

    More Robertsons over four books than I am prepared to sit and copy out without a bit more information as to places and/or names/dates. Sorry.

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    Thanks for the info re Osbournes. Have since found out our Robertson was not actually born in Caithness as was written down, he only lived there for a bit before he emmigrated to NZ

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    Hi, do you have an inscription for a Donald Bain, Possibly Wick Died Before late December 1854, the father of Margaret Bain I don't have an exact birth for Margaret other than she is said to be 30 on the 1861 census for FreeCEN, she may have been born about 1824 as was her husband, going by the baby naming rule their first Daughter was Isabella so Donalds Wife may have been Isabella. Margaret was said to be born Wick when Married.Many thanks, keep up the good work, Flora

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    Quote Originally Posted by flora View Post
    Hi, do you have an inscription for a Donald Bain, Possibly Wick Died Before late December 1854, the father of Margaret Bain I don't have an exact birth for Margaret other than she is said to be 30 on the 1861 census for FreeCEN, she may have been born about 1824 as was her husband, going by the baby naming rule their first Daughter was Isabella so Donalds Wife may have been Isabella. Margaret was said to be born Wick when Married.Many thanks, keep up the good work, Flora
    Plenty Donald Bains in Wick Old, but mostly just names without dates.....and where there is information, there are no Isabellas. Out of interest, if you think they used Scottish naming patterns, was Margaret Bain's second son Donald?

    Don't suppose you know Donald's occupation, do you? Some stones give that. Dates, where there are any, vary from 1782 to 1859 and later. Got a Donald Bain, mason who died in 1852.....but that is the sum of the info given.

    There are Bains in just about every cemetery in Caithness...but too many to check into without a bit more information..and definitely too many to copy out on spec.

    Had a quick look on 1841 Freecen for Caithness parishes to see if I could get any pointers as to other names to look for, and there is only one Margaret Bain of about the right age in the uploaded lists with a father called Donald, but her mother was Catherine, and that Donald died in 1856. There are, however a couple of servants of 20+ who are not at home so no idea of father's name.

    Sorry I can't be of more help......but happy to look again if you can give more definite info to make it less of a slog.

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