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Adam Aitchison plus daughter's birth?

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Fetlar13 Report 18 Apr 2013 13:26

Looks like I've fallen into the trap of assuming that Adam was younger than he was, he may well have been married twice maybe the Agnes (29) in the 1841 census was his first wife??? Then he's remarried to Jane Burgess.

Learning, learning all the time!

Thanks again



Potty Report 18 Apr 2013 13:37

Just realised that I had posted the comment about Adam being a widower to the wrong post; it is on Adam and Jane's marriage that he is shown as a widower, not his son's!


Andrew Report 18 Apr 2013 13:37


Surname First name(s) District Vol Page

Marriages Jun 1840 (>99%)

>>>>>AITCHISON ADAM Liverpool 20 318
CORLESS Joseph Liverpool 20 318
>>>>>EDGAR Agnes Liverpool 20 318
JONES Thomas Liverpool 20 318
TALBOT Thomas Liverpool 20 318
TAYLOR Mary Liverpool 20 318
WILDING Margaret Liverpool 20 318



Andrew Report 18 Apr 2013 13:38

Lancs BMD

EDGAR Agnes AITCHESON Adam Liverpool, Register Office or Registrar Attended Liverpool REG_LP/7/101



Potty Report 18 Apr 2013 13:43

Janet's birth?

Births Dec 1842 (>99%)
Aitchison Jannet West Derby 20 850


Fetlar13 Report 18 Apr 2013 13:45

Looks like I've fallen into the assuming trap, as regards to Janet's mother.

Learning, learning all the time!

Thanks again



Fetlar13 Report 18 Apr 2013 16:20

Have now found record of Agnes Aitchison's (nee Edgar) death Q1 1944, son Joseph also born Q1 1844 (died Q3 1844). I think my best guess is that Agnes died either in childbirth or shortly after?

I don't suppose that some kind soul could tell me where Agnes Edgar was born?

I have found a record of a baptism is May 1811 of a Agnes Edgar in Dumfriesshire (place of Adam's birth) although the fact that they married in Liverpool in 1840, sort of muddies the water here?

Fingers crossed :-D


Potty Report 19 Apr 2013 11:08

The nearest birth I can find for Agnes is (on familysearch):

Agness Edgar
Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950

birth: 27 Dec 1812
christening: 27 Dec 1812 , LOCHMABEN, DUMFRIES, SCOTLAND
residence: 1812 Lochmaben, Dumfries, Scotland
parents:John Edgar, Agness Loggie

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Potty Report 19 Apr 2013 11:15

The 1841 just gives Scotland as POB.

Adam and Agnes's marriage cert will give you her father's name which would help to confirm any baptism.

I wouldn't let the Liverpool marriage worry you too much, there was a lot of trade (by sea) between South West Scotland and Liverpool at that time and Adam's occupation (Shipsmith) would account for the move there.


Fetlar13 Report 19 Apr 2013 11:33


Thanks, it all looks the right area and dates. However I've been sent another message which shows the Agnes Edgar I'm related to was from Ireland. It looks like Adam, as you say has moved down to Liverpool, because of the shipping, met Agnes, who along with thousands of others had moved to Liverpool from Ireland. The Ireland connection also fits in with other themes in that branch on my family, all Orange Lodge members.

Thanks for all your help