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Marraige of George Watt and Jane Weir

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Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 13 Oct 2012 14:23

Oooooo think this maybe George with his parents.

1841 Scotland Census
about George Watt
Name: George Watt
Age: 23
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1818
Gender: Male
Where born: Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Civil parish: Aboyne and Glentannar
County: Aberdeenshire
Address: Rosebera
Occupation: Carrier
Parish Number: 170
Household Members: Name Age
Alexander Watt 65 1776 Aberdeenshire Occupation Carrier
Jane Watt 65 1776 Aberdeenshire
Jane Watt 28 1813 Aberdeenshire
George Watt 1818 Aberdeenshire


Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 13 Oct 2012 14:26

name: Alexander Watt
gender: Male
baptism/christening date: 08 Sep 1776 ******************
baptism/christening place: CHAPEL OF GARIOCH,ABERDEEN,SCOTLAND
birth date: 06 Sep 1776 **************************
father's name: George Watt
mother's name: Margaret Watt
indexing project (batch) number: C11179-2
system origin: Scotland-ODM
source film number: 993175

Potty

Potty Report 13 Oct 2012 14:27

Sandra, scotlandspeople does have baptisms and marriages before 1855 - they are in the Old Parish Records.

As they both came from Aberdeenshire, I would think that they would have married there before moving to Stornaway but they may not have had a conventional marriage. Read the info on scotlandspeople about irregular marriages.

I agree, Mel, about naming patterns - if the baptism I posted is correct, I would have expected to have a James and an Elizabeth amongst the children.

George appears on the 1881 census but not on the 1891, so that cuts down the searching period for his death. In 1891 Jane is living with daughter Mary Ann in Cornton Vale, Perthshire.

Sandra

Sandra Report 13 Oct 2012 14:40

Thank you Mel and Potty, I will get some more credits on Scotlands people and search a bitmore. This is my husbands side of the family who all seemed to have lived around Gairloch Rossshire. Thankyou again my head goes around in circles trying to go back on dates. I appreciate all your help. Sandra

Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 13 Oct 2012 14:42

Potty did you see the George and Jane on the census with a son James Horn Watt 1849??

1851 Scotland Census
about James Horn Watt
Name: James Horn Watt
Age: 2
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1849
Relationship: Son
Father's Name: George Watt
Mother's Name: Jane Watt
Gender: Male
Where born: Huntly, Aberdeen
Parish Number: 202
Civil parish: Huntly
Town: Huntly
County: Aberdeenshire
Address: Castle Street
ED: 3
Page: 11 (click to see others on page)
Household schedule number: 39
Line: 12
Roll: CSSCT1851_46
Household Members: Name Age
George Watt 33
Jane Watt 35
Alexander Watt 3
James Horn Watt 2 ***********************
George Watt 1 Mo


Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 13 Oct 2012 14:46

1851 Scotland Census
about George Watt
Name: George Watt
Age: 32
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1819
Relationship: Son
Father's Name: Alex Watt
Mother's Name: Jane Watt
Gender: Male
Where born: Aboyne, Aberdeenshire
Parish Number: 170
Civil parish: Aboyne
County: Aberdeenshire
Address: West Roseburn
Occupation: Carrier
ED: 1
Page: 6 (click to see others on page)
Household schedule number: 17
Line: 8
Roll: CSSCT1851_42
Household Members: Name Age
Alex Watt 75
Jane Watt 74
George Watt 32 ************
Jane Farquhar 18 **************

These two persons ages match the census

I am wondering if there are two George and Jane's now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I shall have to go and look and see if anyone else has a Geroge on their trees on Ancestry.

Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 13 Oct 2012 14:50

Jane Farquharson
Birth abt 1777 in Aboyne, Aberdeenshire
Death Bef 1863 (does that mean before 1863?)****

Down as mother of George Watt on someones tree.

GlitterBaby

GlitterBaby Report 13 Oct 2012 14:52

Also bear in mind that in Scotland Jane might be Janet or Jean etc

Sandra

Sandra Report 13 Oct 2012 14:56

Thanks again. Sandra

Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 13 Oct 2012 15:04

room's name: Alexander Watt
bride's name: Jane Farquharson
marriage date: 1803
marriage place: Aboyne,Aberdeen,Scotland
indexing project (batch) number: M11170-4
system origin: Scotland-ODM
source film number: 991253

Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 13 Oct 2012 15:08

Now I am not too sure!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

spouse: Jane Horn

groom's name: George Watt
bride's name: Jane Horn ************************
marriage date: 04 Oct 1845
marriage place: Huntly,Aberdeen,Scotland
indexing project (batch) number: M11202-4
system origin: Scotland-ODM
source film number: 993190

So the pair with the son James Horn Watt shoud be this couple.

How did you get to Jane Weir?? or have we two couples here?

Potty

Potty Report 13 Oct 2012 15:11

Which child's birth cert do you have?

Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 13 Oct 2012 15:21

Gosh I am in a muddle Potty................................

I think I may have gone off in the wrong direction??

1851 Scotland Census
about Jane Farquhar
Name: Jane Farquhar
Age: 18
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1833
Relationship: Grandaughter (Granddaughter)
Gender: Female
Where born: Aboyne, Aberdeenshire
Parish Number: 170
Civil parish: Aboyne
County: Aberdeenshire
Address: West Roseburn
ED: 1
Page: 6 (click to see others on page)
Household schedule number: 17
Line: 9
Roll: CSSCT1851_42
Household Members: Name Age
Alex Watt 75
Jane Watt 74
George Watt 32
Jane Farquhar 18 GRANDAUGHTER TO ALEX*********



Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 13 Oct 2012 15:29

We have visitors so have to go now.

Potty

Potty Report 13 Oct 2012 15:44

There are other baptisms on familysearch for children of James Weir and Elizabeth Stuart. This 1841 census ties in with them (Jean = Jane):

1841 Scotland Census
about James Werr
Name: James Werr
Age: 45
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1796
Gender: Male
Where born: Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Civil parish: Auchterless
County: Aberdeenshire
Address: Midtown
Occupation: Farmer
Parish Number: 173
Household Members: Name Age
James Werr 45
Elisabeth Werr 35
Jean Werr 11
James Werr 9
Mary Werr 6
Alexander Werr 5
Isabela Werr 2
George Smith 20
Joseph Mon 15
James Laas 13
Elisabeth Fyfe 20
Christian Clark 10


Jean/Jane not with them in 1851:

1851 Scotland Census
about Isabella Weir
Name: Isabella Weir
Age: 11
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1840
Relationship: Daughter
Father's Name: James Weir
Mother's Name: Elspet Weir
Gender: Female
Where born: Auchterless, Aberdeenshire
Parish Number: 173
Civil parish: Auchterless
County: Aberdeenshire
Address: Midtown Pitglassie
Occupation: Scholar
ED: 2
Page: 9 (click to see others on page)
Household schedule number: 34
Line: 16
Roll: CSSCT1851_42
Household Members: Name Age
James Weir 50
Elspet Weir 36
Mary Weir 15
Alexander Weir 13
Isabella Weir 11
Elsie Weir 6
Ann Weir 4
George Smith 30
Charles Dempster 19
Susan Taylor 25
James Burnet 15
Peter Forsyth 30

I wonder if James has married again? Elspet could be Elizabeth but the age is 9 years out.

Malcolm

Malcolm Report 13 Oct 2012 15:48

SP does go back to 1530 for births. I took a look for a marriage on the year you suggested and all Scotland but there are none in the SP index. Tried separately for both her and him but no joy. Also spread out the dates by two years each way. Nix.

I've known SP to return a blank on an online search then find it on a visit to Register house so obviously the database is different.

I'll be up there in a months time so if this is a family matter Inbox me and i'll see if I can help. :-)

Sandra

Sandra Report 13 Oct 2012 15:50

My husband had a researcher in Scotland a few years ago to trace back his family tree. She went back as far as George watt and Jane Weir. These are his great grandparents My Husbands Grandparents were Alexander Mackenzie and Isabella Watt Mackenzie. My husbands mother was Millicent Watt Mackenzie. Who was born in Gairloch. He wanted me to try and trace further back but it does get very muddling. Thanks for all of you help, Sandra.

Potty

Potty Report 13 Oct 2012 16:18

Just wondering if these two tie in somewhere:

name: George Watt
gender: Male
baptism/christening date:
baptism/christening place:
birth date: 04 Feb 1851
birthplace: NEW DEER,ABERDEEN,SCOTLAND
death date:
name note:
race:
father's name: George Watt
father's birthplace:
father's age:
mother's name: Jean Weir
mother's birthplace:
mother's age:
indexing project (batch) number: C11225-5
system origin: Scotland-ODM
source film number: 0993347, 0102518
reference number:
Collection: "
Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950," George Watt, 1851

George Watson,? Jane Weir

name: John Watson
gender: Male
baptism/christening date: 28 Aug 1853
baptism/christening place: OLD MELDRUM,ABERDEEN,SCOTLAND
birth date: 27 Jul 1853
father's name: George Watson
mother's name: Jane Weir
indexing project (batch) number: C11229-5

Sandra

Sandra Report 13 Oct 2012 17:05

I will go through all of the suggestions and see if I can sort it out, thankyou for all your time and effort. Sandra.

Potty

Potty Report 14 Oct 2012 10:51

Sandra

familysearch has more baptisms, including one for Elizabeth in 1858 in Loth, Sutherland (same POB in 1871 census) and William in 1855 also in Loth (POB 1871 ??, Sutherland).

Jane is living in Inverness in 1901 and there is a death in Inverness for a Jane Watt with another surname of Weir on scotlandspeople between 1901 and 1911. If this is your Jane, it should give her parents' names (if known by the informant).