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PORTER & LAIRD

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James PORTER & Ann LAIRD
m. 9 Aug 1833 Perth, Perth, Scotland
Batch M119488

1841 Porter family not yet found ?

NRS5316/4_4786/Scotia_9 Jul 1849/
Assisted 'Scotia' 1849 Sydney and/or Newcastle Reels 2135, 2460
PORTER James 36 and family
PORTER Ann 36
James 15
Alexander 11
Mary 7
Robert 4
William inft
 

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I can only find one 1841 Census entry for James Porter born c1813. He has two sons James aged 6 and Alexander aged 2. They are living at Clay Potts, Perth. The only fly in the ointment is that his wife, also born c1813 is down as Eliza and not Ann.

I can find the baptisms of James and Alexander, both with parents James and Ann. No sign of either boy with parents James and Eliza.

Without seeing an image of the original entry, to see if a mistake has been made at all, I cannot say for certain that this is your family.
 

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James Porter born Perth 4 February 1813, baptised 21 February 1813 parents James Proter and Isabell Lyell

Ann Ferguson Laird born Perth 13 March 1813, baptised 21 March 1813 parents James Laird and Marian Morris
 

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Thanks emeltee.

Ages for James and Alexander in 1841 fit with ages on shipping record.

Qld. Death 30 Mar 1859/C0474 Porter James James - * age 46

Ann remarried. All the records have her name as Ann.

Qld. Death 21 Sep 1900/C01193 Bland Ann - James Laird - Isabella Lyal
 
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Census from SP.
PORTER JAMES 1841 M 25 387/ 2/ 35 PERTH PERTH

PORTER ELIZABETH 1841 F 25 387/ 2/ 35 PERTH PERTH

PORTER JAMES 1841 M 6 387/ 2/ 35 PERTH PERTH

PORTER ALEXANDER 1841 M 2 387/ 2/ 35 PERTH PERTH
 
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James Porter b. Perth 4 Feb 1813, baptised 21 Feb 1813 - James Porter and Marian Morris

Arrived 9 Jul 1849 - Reel 2460
PORTER James 36 Labourer Perth James & Mary Perth Presbytn. Both None Good None
Ann 36 House Servant Perth James & Isabella Laird both dead Presbytn. Both None Good None

I can't find a death or burial from 1849 to 1899 for James and Mary or from 1813 to 1849 for James and Isabella.

No James Porter found in Perthshire in 1851. Only 2x Mary Porter but both too young.

Only 1x Mary Porter found in 1841 but too young. No Marian or Marion Porter in 1841.

Only 2x James Porter in 1841 but both too young.
 
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Possible death/burial for Isabella

Isabella Laird wife of James buried Greyfriars Cemetery, Perth 5 November 1848 aged 77 (yob 1771)
Cause of Death Dropsy. Notes: Large Plain Coffin 3s 6d
 

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