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Probably no way to resolve this:

Piece: SCT1851/685 Folio: 697 Page: 11 Schedule: 41
Place: St Cuthbert's -Midlothian Enumeration District: 1
Civil Parish: St Cuthberts Ecclesiastical Parish, Village or Island: -
Address: Gorgie Farm
Surname First name(s) Rel Status *** Age Occupation Where Born Remarks
CAIRNS Thomas Head M M 39 Farm Labourer Peebles-shire - Newlands
CAIRNS Janet Wife M F 42 Stirlingshire - Logie
CAIRNS Mary Dau - F 12 Scholar Perth - -
CAIRNS Margaret Dau - F 10 Scholar Stirlingshire - St Ninians
CAIRNS David Son - M 8 Scholar Stirlingshire - St Ninians
CAIRNS John Son - M 6 Scholar Stirlingshire - St Ninians
CAIRNS Catherine Dau - F 3 Midlothian - St Cuthberts
CAIRNS William Son - M 1 Midlothian - St Cuthberts

Thomas 40 Farm Labourer - Noblehouse Co Peebles - David & Margaret mother living at Noblehouse - CofS - Read & write - No relations in colony - Condition good - no complaints
Janet 38 Dom Servt. - Bridge of Allan Stirlingshire - John & Mary Draper both dead - CofS - Read & write
Mary 15 Dom Servt. - Hill of Rip Stirlingshire - Thomas & Janet on board
Margaret 14 Dom Servt. - St Ninnian parish Stirlingshire - ditto
David 12 Stirling same county - ditto
John 9 St Cuthberts parish Edinbro - ditto
Catherine 3 St Cuthberts parish Edinbro - ditto

I can find no birth/baptism for John in SP.


Hi Dave,

I suspect we may have a distant connection in our research. I am investigating the Cairns family that hailed from Logie parish (1790-1853) but appear to have lived in neighbouring parishes including Alva and St Ninians.

I am interested in finding out more about distant relations. I can share information from the Cairns immigration to Victoria, Australia

Hello Cam,

welcome to FHUK

The family mentioned in the shipping record ended up in Queensland. I have no branch of that family (yet) in Victoria in my tree.