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Help with John William Johnstone-Gordon

Smee

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Hi

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??
 

juliejtp

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Hi Smee,

Whether this is anything.

1881

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
Patient
Age 29
Born Selkirk
Occupation joiners wife
 

Smee

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Hi Julie

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

Claire
 

nainmaddie

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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 !
Nainmaddie
 

Smee

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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

Claire
 
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