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29-Feb-04, 11:28
Trying to find information on this couple, I know they married on 05 MAR 1830 Bower, and had at least 4 children Williamina Swanson b. 23 OCT 1831 Bower Margaret around 1835 Bower, Elizabeth b 03 FEB 1836 and John around 1841, i cannot find them in the 1841 census and know that George was a Mason according to two of his childrens Marriage certificates.
Thank you

15-Jul-06, 02:58
I am also researching Swansons in Thurso/Bower/knockdee area.My great grandfather William Swanson DOB 01/05/1859 Thurso.I do not know his parents. He moved to Dundee and later emigrated to USA.He was a postmaster in Lochee.Married Margaret Stewart Richardson. Had sons John and Lawrence and daughters Margaret and Mary.

15-Jul-06, 11:11
This looks like your family.

Piece: SCT1841/37 Place: Halkirk-Caithness Enumeration District: 9
Civil Parish: Halkirk Ecclesiastical Parish, Village or Island: -
Folio: 0 Page: 3
Address: Spittal


Surname First name(s) Sex Age Occupation Where Born Remarks
SWANSON George M 30 Stone Quarrier Caithness
SWANSON Isabella F 25 Caithness
SWANSON Williamina F 9 Caithness
SWANSON Margaret F 7 Caithness
SWANSON Eliza F 5 Caithness
SWANSON John M 3 Caithness

You probably already have this - I notcied your post was ages ago.

15-Jul-06, 11:37
To Swansonlass.
William Swanson born 01 May 1859 Bower, Caithness, Scotland.
Taken from microfiche for Caithness.
His Parents:
married 4 Feb 1842 Bower.

This is the family in 1851 in Bower.
Piece: SCT1851/34 Place: Bower-Caithness Enumeration District: 2b
Civil Parish: Bower Ecclesiastical Parish, Village or Island: 0
Folio: 0 Page: 4 Schedule: 7
Address: Stemster
Surname First name(s) Rel Status Sex Age Occupation Where Born Remarks
SWANSON William Head M M 45 Miller Caithness - Bower
SWANSON Margaret Wife M F 35 - Caithness - Bower
SWANSON Margaret Dau - F 7 Scholar Caithness - Bower
SWANSON Donald Son - M 5 Scholar Caithness - Bower
SWANSON Elizabeth Dau - F 3 - Caithness - Bower

They also had George b 28 Nov 1862, Cathrine b 18 Mar 1851, John b 26 Nov 1853. and of course your William 1859.
Hope this helps -
www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk is the official site for Scottish data.

27-Jul-06, 04:10
Thank you for the info.I am now searching for parents for William swanson husband of Margaret Baikie.I have info that his father was Donald Swanson and his Mother was Eliza Manson but I have no dates for them.