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Hi to everyone out here! I have just joined this site in hopes of finding more about my great great grandparents and more about where they came from which will, I hope turn into a trip back to Scotland to see for myself where they came from.
I am at a roadblock once my research got back to Scotland, as records are more difficult for me to find there. If anyone out here can help I would be much appreciative!

James Kennedy and Margaret Martin Walker Kennedy married in Old Monkland Parrish in 1851/52? James was a puddler at Calderbank Works. I believe they left Scotland in 1868 on the Arcadia bound for the US.
I have different census info for Margaret's birth but family record shows 1831-11-22 and James was born in Ireland and I don't know when he went to Scotland.
Happy to be here and hope to find some clues :)

-heather
 
Hello and welcome to FHUK


Please have a look around the forums and then post your queries in the most appropriate ones and someone will try to answer them.

Good luck with your research.

Regards,

Dave
 
Hi Heather, & welcome

Scotlandspeople web site, is where you need to search, but you'll need to purchase credits.

I have 3 credits, and the basic information is that, James Kennedy married Margaret Walker, 19 May 1850 @ OLD MONKLAND OR COATBRIDGE, Lanark.

1 credit for basic info, plus 5 credits to view the original.

The search was between 1850 & 1854.

I have insufficient credits to view the original marraige, or original census returns.

According to the transcribed 1851 & 1861 Scotland census, Margaret Kennedy(nee.Walker) was born c1831, Old Monkland. James Kennedy was born c1826/1827 Ireland.

Children. from the 1861 Scottish census.

James. c1851. Old Monkland.
Jane. c1852. Old Monkland.
Margaret. c1854. Old Monkland.
Mary. c1857. Old Monkland.
Agnes. c1860. Motherwell.



Steve.:)
 
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Thank you p.risboy for the information, I was able to go to the website and find those documents. Any suggestion though on a document that I may find listing Margaret Kennedy's parents? This is where I am really stuck. I do not have much hope on the James Kennedy side as finding a James Kennedy with just a birth date is pretty impossible I am going to guess.

DaveHam9 and leefer thank you for the welcome!

-Heather
 
Thank you p.risboy for the information, I was able to go to the website and find those documents. Any suggestion though on a document that I may find listing Margaret Kennedy's parents? This is where I am really stuck. I do not have much hope on the James Kennedy side as finding a James Kennedy with just a birth date is pretty impossible I am going to guess.

DaveHam9 and leefer thank you for the welcome!

-Heather

Go back to Scotlandspeople, and do a search for Margaret Walker c1831, Old Monkland.
IF you are lucky, she may be the only baptism to be found.:)

I used my last single credit, and found this transcription.........

25/10/1829. WALKER, MARGARET YEATS. JOHN WALKER/CHRISTIAN MATHESON FR413 (FR413) F OLD MONKLAND OR COATBRIDGE /LANARK.

You'll need to look at the original for yourself, and see what else can be gleaned from it. Age is 2 years out(which isn't a worry), but the only one I could find from 1829 to 1833 in Old Monkland.

Steve.:)
 
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