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1807 Berwickshire Militia -HMS Britannia

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Sylann

Sylann Report 3 Feb 2023 12:43

I have a 4 gr grandad ?who served in the Berwickshire militia he married in 1807 Haddington on his marriage certificate it say so, In 1810 he had a son whilst they were "fighting " in Suffolk On his birth certificate it says His father was in the Berwickshire Militia service number SB 728 rank Landsman unit HMS Britannia

Can anyone help me to find anything more about him I've been on it for years and every so often I get a bit of info like this but it doesn't take me any where cause I don't know the next step

I'm trying ti=o find out where he was born his parents ? in the 1841 census he was in linlithgow west lothian aged 55 stating he was born in Scotland but not in county
His name John McAlpine married to Margaret Donaldson

It would be great if some one can help

Thank you Sylvia

greyghost

greyghost Report 3 Feb 2023 13:13

FMP shows I've looked for these records before.

the 1841 census you refer to -

1841 England, Wales & Scotland Census
High Street, Linlithgow, Linlithgowshire (West Lothian), Scotland

First name(s) Last name Sex Age Birth year Birth place
John McAlpin Male 55 1786 Scotland
Margaret McAlpin Female 55 1786 Scotland
Stewart McAlpin Male 15 1826 Linlithgowshire (West Lothian), Scotland
Archibald McLean Male 20 1821 Linlithgowshire (West Lothian), Scotland
Archibald Crooks Male 20 1821 Linlithgowshire (West Lothian), Scotland

greyghost

greyghost Report 3 Feb 2023 13:38

The marriage - name spelt McAlpin again

MCCALPIN
JOHN
MARGARET DONALDSON/FR2158 (FR2158)
18/09/1807
709
60 / 405
HADDINGTON

ArgyllGran

ArgyllGran Report 3 Feb 2023 13:38

Previous thread in 2017:

https://www.genesreunited.co.uk/boards/board/ancestors/thread/1368789


ErikaH

ErikaH Report 3 Feb 2023 13:38

Title of 2021 thread is 1851 census McAlpine

Can’t post link as I’m on iPad

Sylann

Sylann Report 3 Feb 2023 13:45

Your possibly right as I said I've been on this for year
This last bit of info I only got last week , I thought their would be some one who really knows about the military , with access into military sites
I don't keep old enquiries

greyghost

greyghost Report 3 Feb 2023 13:46

some of the children to the couple -

MCALPIN
JOHN
JOHN MCALPIN/MARGARET DONALDSON FR3872 (FR3872)
M
23/02/1823
668
120 / 23
LINLITHGOW
VIEW (6 CREDITS)
ORDER CERTIFICATE


MCALPIN
MARGARET
JOHN MCALPIN/MARGARET DONALDSON FR1777 (FR1777)
F
22/03/1818
668
40 / 716
LINLITHGOW
VIEW (6 CREDITS)
ORDER CERTIFICATE


MCALPIN
STEWART COWIE
JOHN MCALPIN/MARGARET DONALDSON FR3879 (FR3879)
F
26/06/1825
668
120 / 36
LINLITHGOW
VIEW (6 CREDITS)
ORDER CERTIFICATE

Have you found any others - the names might give a clue to John and Margaret's parents if they "followed" the Scottish naming pattern

ArgyllGran

ArgyllGran Report 3 Feb 2023 13:50

On SP, there is no baptism of any John McAlpine (or alternative spelling) anywhere in East Lothian, 1760-1790

ArgyllGran

ArgyllGran Report 3 Feb 2023 13:52

Link to a Rootschat thread about this man:

https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=504458.0

ArgyllGran

ArgyllGran Report 3 Feb 2023 13:57

Another GR thread in 2015:


https://www.genesreunited.co.za/boards/board/military_chat/thread/1355590

greyghost

greyghost Report 3 Feb 2023 13:59

https://www.genesreunited.co.uk/boards/board/military_chat/thread/1355590 where link given to -http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=504458.0

https://www.genesreunited.co.uk/boards/board/ancestors/thread/1273000 - names of some other children on this thread

Various other threads about members of the family.

It might be a good idea to keep hold of your old enquiries and at least give their reference details when you post to save people looking up the same information over and over again. Members look for background when helping to answer queries

ErikaH

ErikaH Report 3 Feb 2023 14:59

ALL of your old threads can be found by looking under ‘My threads’

YOU may not keep your old records, but GR do.........and asking over and over for the same info is not good.

ALSO…….Try googling. ‘Berwickshire Militia’

Neither John nor Margaret was born in West Lothian, if 1841 is accurate

ErikaH

ErikaH Report 3 Feb 2023 16:47

I took note of the actual spelling of the man's name on the marriage record on SP................


...........................AND........................................

MCCALPIN
JOHN
ALEXANDER MCCALPIN/RACHAL MASSON FR995 (FR995)
M
23/07/1787
559
30 / 59
ABBEY (Renfrewshire)

NOT saying it's definitely the right man, of course!!!

and...........you could have found this yourself, Sylann ;-) ;-) ;-)

Sylann

Sylann Report 8 Feb 2023 14:17

This marriage are you saying it was in Renfrewshire or is that a birth ?
I don't think they are mine

The spelling is different each time I find anything and as the Scottish name their children I'd expect a boy to be Alexander and a Girl Rachel But they don't appear

A friend that I've been doing the McAlpine side is going to Suffolk Library as that is where she got the Birth for George 1810 and the Militia details

as when George was born John was serving there

Thank you for your help again

I'm no good at linking things together sorry

ArgyllGran

ArgyllGran Report 8 Feb 2023 14:25

The Renfrewshire record is a baptism.
Burt it's only a suggestion.

All we know is that John was born in Scotland, but not in West Lothian.
Such old parish records haven't all survived.