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Help with John William Johnstone-Gordon


New Zealand

I have the marraige certificate (New Zealand) for John William Johnstone-Gordon, he was born in 1875 in Pert, Scotland. The marraige cert states that his parents are:-
John William Johnstone-Gordon, Occupation Gentleman
Mary Jane Johnstone-Gordon nee Gordon

I have still been unable to find any details online about this family when they lived in Scotland, can anyone help??
Hi Smee,

Whether this is anything.


Civil parish Melrose
RD Melrose
County Roxburghshire

On Bowden Moor, Near The Lase Of The Eildon Hills, And About Half A Mile Distance From Town Of Melrose

Roxburgh Berwick and Selkirk District Lunatic Asylum

Mary Gordon or Johnstone
Age 29
Born Selkirk
Occupation joiners wife
Hi Julie

Thanks, i will go hunting again, apparently Perth is a big place.........so no wonder i have having problems.

Hi Smee
I have used Scotlands people website, and failed miserably with John William.
It will not allow me to put in double barrelled surname !
Mary Jane Gordon, there are 14 between 1875 -1880. Have you any ideas where she came from? Then I could eliminate a few of them.
It doesn't help when all the children in the country are all on the Internet slowing it down to the point of stopping . Arrgh !
Thanks everyone

Will look at the websites, i have only got the information given on the marriage sheet, i don't even know if my John William was the eldest child as i don't know when his parents married, and what huge families they had in those days, i do have a feeling that he was the first son due to him sharing his fathers name.

Thanks again