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William GRANT

DaveHall

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Can someone please check the 1871 census for William GRANT
Could you please list all info found regarding him because on 3 other documents he states his birth place in different localities, poor relief=Belfast, 1861 census=Dublin and 1881 census=Strathspey, Moray.
He also states his age at various ages as well, so it is getting rather frustrating. His age could be anywhere between, 54 - 61

He should have his wife, Jane GRANT (born Cromdale Moray) and possiibly his son Francis GRANT Born Cromdale, aged approx 15yrs.

He has always listed labourer for his occupation, and in 1861 he was in Grantown, Moray. He was in Dundee 1872 - 1878 so he may be found there for the 1871 census.

All William GRANT's having this criteria would be appreciated.

Thanking you in advance
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Hi Dave

1871 Scotland census
Registration district: St Nicholas
Civil parish: Aberdeen St Nicholas
County: Aberdeenshire
Address: 7 Bruce's Court

GRANT Jane wife 1823 age 38 Bottler Cromarty, Rossshire
GRANT Francis son 1857 age 14 Lab Owring Works Grandron Crom??, Massshire

EDIT** Two possibilities for William GRANT
(Dundee – Angus)
GRANT William Prisoner 1816 age 55 Mason Dundee, Forfar S
(Kinloss – Moray)
GRANT William Servant 1813 age 58 Farm Serv Knockando, Morayshire



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Hi Cranky,

Could you double check this info because I am not sure that these are the right people.
Jane Grant was born in Cromarty, but she should be 52 approx.
They might not even be in Dundee in 1871.

Can you check other areas to see if there is a complete family ie
William GRANT (possibly 55)
Jane GRANT (should be 52) born Cromarty
Francis GRANT (should be 14) born Cromdale

I cant believe all the conflicting data that this particular ancestor has supplied which has made this extremely frustrating :mad:

Thanks Dave
 

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Hi Dave

Sorry no William, Jane, Francis GRANT together.

I searched with their christian names only incase GRANT spelt wrong, still nothing.

Searching all Francis GRANT'S between 1855-1859
Rothes - Moray
GRANT Francis 1857 Servant Rothes, Morayshire
Gartly - Aberdeenshire
GRANT Francis 1857 Visitor Gartly, Aberdeensh
Elgin - Moray
GRANT Francis 1858 Inmate Rothes, Elginshire
Elgin - Moray
GRANT Francis 1859 Lodger Aberlour, Banff

So the closest match is the one with mother Jane. Frustrating hey!!

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Hi Cranky,

Yes, very frustrating. That elusive proof of link.
Your post originally stated,

1871 Scotland census
Registration district: St Nicholas
Civil parish: Aberdeen St Nicholas
County: Aberdeenshire
Address: 7 Bruce's Court

GRANT Jane wife 1823 age 38 Bottler Cromarty, Rossshire
GRANT Francis son 1857 age 14 Lab Owring Works Grandron Crom??, Massshire

Can you please recheck this and the spelling of Massshire? never heard of this place.

Thanks
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Hi Dave

Rechecked and spelling is as per transcription. Scotland census don't have images to confirm. Looks like the transcriber wasn't sure of the spelling so image must of been poor.

Grandron Crom??, Massshire

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Thanks Cranky,

I believe that this means to read,
Grantown, Cromdale, Morayshire.

And THAT would make sense.

Now to try and decide which is the correct William GRANT. Did you find that crystal ball???????

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