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SHEARER sisters


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Mary SHEARER married James MALCOLM 8 Apr 1815 Largs, Ayr

Margaret SHEARER married John MALCOLM 29 May 1819 Largs, Ayr

John and James are brothers and I've been trying to prove Margaret and Mary were sisters.

Margaret died before 1841 and this is a possible birth/baptism:

name: Margeart Shearer
gender: Female
baptism/christening date: 14 Jan 1787
baptism/christening place: , LARGS, AYR, SCOTLAND
birth date: 02 Jan 1787
death date:
name note:
father's name: William Shearer
father's birthplace:
father's age:
mother's name: Margeart Wark
mother's birthplace:
mother's age:
indexing project (batch) number: C11602-2
system origin: Scotland-VR
source film number: 1041392
reference number: 2:16G0KZS

Mary died in 1863 aged 69 and I now have a copy of her death certificate. Parents are listed as William SHEARER (...? builder) and Margaret SPEIRS.

So it seems we have 2x William in Largs. One marriage found so far:

groom's name: William Shearer
groom's birth date:
groom's birthplace:
groom's age:
bride's name: Margaret Wark
bride's birth date:
bride's birthplace:
bride's age:
marriage date: 02 Nov 1776
marriage place: Largs,Ayr,Scotland
groom's father's name:
groom's mother's name:
bride's father's name:
bride's mother's name:
groom's race:
groom's marital status:
groom's previous wife's name:
bride's race:
bride's marital status:
bride's previous husband's name:
indexing project (batch) number: M11602-2
system origin: Scotland-ODM
source film number: 1041392, 0102846
reference number:

Searching Scotland 1 Jan 1770 - 31 Dec 1799 for a marriage between:

William/Wm SHEARER/SHEARAR and SPEIRS/SPEARS = zero hits


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