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Working backwards from death at age 45:

Death 10 Mar 1878/B12089 Hamilton Hugh - John Hamilton - Susan Wilson

Assisted to NSW
HAMILTON Hugh 22 'Vocalist' 1857 Sydney and/or Newcastle Reel 2138, [4/4794]; Reel 2476, [4/4972]
Date of Departure 7 May 1857 Date of arrival 28 Aug 1857
Hugh 23 Carpenter Dolmarrington [Dalmellington] Ayrshire William ? & Susannah living in Ayrshire CS Read & write None Good None

Piece: SCT1851/609 Place: Ayr -Ayrshire Enumeration District: 2
Civil Parish: Ochiltree Ecclesiastical Parish, Village or Island: Ochiltree
Folio: 0 Page: 11 Schedule: 37
Address: Auchlin
Surname First name(s) Rel Status *** Age Occupation Where Born Remaks
SLOAN Martha Head W F 26 Frmr 360ac Arable Empl. 6 Labs Ayrshire - Dreghorn And 340ac hill pasture
SLOAN William Son - M 2 Ayrshire - Ochiltree
HAMILTON Janet Visitr U F 23 Farmer's Daughter Ayrshire - Dreghorn
RITCHIE Mary Servnt U F 24 House Servant Ayrshire - Dailly
PEARSON Sarah Servnt U F 22 Dairy Maid Ayrshire - Muirkirk
Page: 12
CORRANCE Eliza Servnt U F 16 Nursery Maid Ayrshire - Irvine
CORRANCE Alexander Servnt M M 26 Foreman Ayrshire - Dreghorn
BURNIE Alexander Servnt U M 24 Farm Labourer Wigtownshire - Kirkinner
STEELE Matthew Servnt U M 20 Farm Labourer Ayrshire - Cumnock
HAMILTON Hugh Servnt U M 17 Farm Labourer Ayrshire - Dalmellington
BROWN Thomas Servnt U M 15 Farm Labourer Ayrshire - Cumnock

Parish Number: 586
Civil parish: Dalmellington
County: Ayrshire
Address: Wallace Str
Barney Hamilton 55
Janet Hamilton 60
Adam Hamilton 20
Hugh Millanck 8 Ayrshire


How to make sense of this. :rolleyes:

Death reg has father as John Hamilton but it seems is should be John Milhinch/Millhinch.

Death reg has mother as Susan Wilson so that should be her maiden name.

It would then seem that there should be a marriage before 1832 for a William Hamilton to a Susan Wilson.

And there should be a marriage for John Milhinch/Millhinch to Susan.

Why would Hugh change to using Hamilton between 1841 and 1851? The death of a parent?
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