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James BUCHANAN

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Marriages Dec Qtr 1854 W. Derby 8b 712
BUCHANAN James & WILLIAMS Sarah Jane

25 Dec 1854 James Buchanan, 24 Bachelor Labourer, father: John, a Spirit Dealer & 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

Assisted 'David McIver' 22 Feb 1856 Sydney and/or Newcastle Reels 2138, 2473
BUCHANAN James 25 Coachman & General Servant Gallawater [?] Midlothian John & Elizth. living at Gallawater CofS Both None Good None £1 A I Act
BUCHANAN Sarah J 25 General Servant Clifton Somerset John & Sarah Williams living at Clifton CE Both

Lots of missing bits there. Birth for James - Not found on SP.

1851 and 1861 census for John (Spirit Dealer) & Elizabeth Buchanan living in Midlothian.

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No marriage found in Midlothian for a John Buchanan to an Elizabeth.

Gallawater [?] Midlothian
 
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I had a quick look at our efforts in 2012 and we covered it quite well without success, doesn't look as though much has changed :rolleyes:

Gallawater/Galashiels and their variants are not easy to pin down either..

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Yes, around again to 'B' in my tree.

That place is not in Midlothian but much further south it seems.

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I have no reason to suspect the details in the shipping record so John a spirit dealer and Elizabeth should be in 1851 census somewhere but I've had no luck on previous visits to library.

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Rechecked the image, he gives his native place as Gallawater, Midlothian and his parents living at Gallawater.

Maybe there was a Gallawater in Midlotian?

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Braw, braw lads on Yarrow-braes, They rove amang the blooming heather ... o' Galla Water ...

That's all I keep getting.

Don't know Geoff.

Better check what parts of Midlothian are missing in 1851. None listed.
 
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25 Dec 1854 James Buchanan, 24 Bachelor Labourer, father: John, a Spirit Dealer & 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

I can't find a John Buchanan in 1841 in Midlothian who is a spirit dealer or similar old enough to be the father of James born abt 1830.
 

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