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BUCHANAN family

DaveHam9

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Arrived 22 Feb 1856
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James 25 Coachman & General Servant - Gallawater, Midlothian John & Elizth. living at Gallawater CE

Looking for James and parents in 1841 and 1851, thanks.

I've looked in FreeCEN and found nothing that seems to fit. No John with an Elizabeth in Midlothian in 1851.

When James married his father's occupation was 'spirit ... ? '

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Is it Midlothian?

"Stow, a village of SE Edinburghshire, and a parish partly also of Selkirkshire. On all sides sheltered by hills, the village lies, 580 feet above sea-level, near the left bank of Gala Water, ... , across the stream, this being 6 ¾ miles NNW of Galashiels and 26 ¾ (by road 24) SSE of Edinburgh. ... so that, while itself lying in two counties, it is in contact with three others - Haddington, Roxburgh and Peebles shires."
 

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Piece: SCT1851/692 Place: South Leith -Midlothian Enumeration District: 39
Civil Parish: South Leith Ecclesiastical Parish, Village or Island: South Leith
Folio: 750 Page: 3 Schedule: 8
Address: 1 Links Place
Surname First name(s) Rel Status *** Age Occupation Where Born Remarks
SMITH Robert Graham Head W M 72 Wine Merchant Dumfries-shire - Halfmorton
PATTERSON Marion Servnt U F 47 House Servant Midlothian - Edinburgh
MORRISON Margt Servnt U F 32 House Servant Berwickshire - Gordon
BUCHANAN John Visitr M M 46 Wine Merchant Lanarkshire - Glasgow
 

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Wife is not Elizabeth.

Piece: SCT1851/692 Place: South Leith -Midlothian Enumeration District: 43
Civil Parish: South Leith Ecclesiastical Parish, Village or Island: South Leith
Folio: 750 Page: 12 Schedule: 44
Address: 1 Salamander St
Surname First name(s) Rel Status *** Age Occupation Where Born Remarks
BUCHANAN John Head M M 44 Spirit Merchant Perth - Port Of Monteith
BUCHANAN Mary Wife M F 27 Stirlingshire - Christon
BUCHANAN Agnes Dau U F 19 Shopkeeper Dunbartonshire - Balloch
WEDDELL Jane Sislaw U F 21 Stirlingshire - -
BUCHANAN Mary Dau - F 7 Scholar Midlothian - South Leith
BUCHANAN Walter Son - M 2 Midlothian - South Leith
MACHAR Jane Servnt U F 36 House Servant Midlothian - South Leith
 

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Thanks Emeltee.

Don't know if that is the family or not - no son James aged abt 10.

Marriages Dec Qtr 1854
Buchanan James W Derby 8b 712
Williams Sarah Jane W Derby 8b 712

25 Dec 1854 James Buchanan, 24 Bachelor Labourer, father: John, a Spirit ...? & Sarah Jane Williams, 23 Spinster, father: John, a Sawyer, Toxteth Park, St John the Baptist, by Banns - Witnesses: Robert ? (his x mark) and Elisabeth Taylor


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John Buchanan Male 40 1801 - Transcription
Elisebath Buchanan Female 35 1806 - Transcription
William Buchanan Male 12 1829 - Transcription
Jas Buchanan Male 10 1831 - Transcription
John Buchanan Male 4 1837

These are the only ones I can find with right wife and son right age. Father is a Hand loom Weaver and they are in Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire. But then spirit dealer and coachman are not similar either. Gala Water is my area so will take a look at the archives for them. Could be John was a servant travelling with a family if James ended up in Somerset? they could have come from anywhere?

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Thanks Barbara.

James - West Derby, Lancashire then Australia and then possibly NZ.

I hope there is some way of checking that 'Spirit ...' bit. I don't have a copy or an image of the marriage, just the transcription I posted. Not on the Lancs OPC site.

Parents John & Elizth. living at Gallawater as of 1856. 1851 ? 1861 ?

1854 ' Spirit ...' 1851 ? 1861 ?

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