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From: Tammy Mitchell <>
Subject: Re: [ABERDEEN] Question for Using the Scotland's People Website
Date: Thu, 09 Jul 2009 22:01:12 -0700
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Thanks Goldie, I should have known better... I was actually just looking
for the advice on how to do a search like that.
Your generosity is shinning through!
You asked, so here goes.
(sorry Aberdeen, this is a Midlothian family)
Benjamen (Benjamin) Mitchell
born at Penicuik in about 1779
Presumed parents were probably his grand parents, but no proof of that,
they were: William Mitchell & Ann Kennedy, here is the marriage listing
1 June 1759 MITCHAL WILLIAM & ANN KENEDY, /FR690 - Penicuik /MIDLOTHIAN
697/ 0030 0121
All (found) children to this couple were:
Bir 1760 Scot Midl Penicu
Bir 1761 Scot Midl Penicu
Bir 1762 Scot Midl Penicu
Bir 1763 Scot Midl Penicu
MITCHEL, Christian (female)
Bir 1765 Scot Midl Penicu
Bir 1771 Scot Midl Penicu
... and then Benjamen in abt 1779.
With his birth making him much younger then his 'siblings' and because
we couldn't find his birth record - it became assumed that he might have
been the oldest daughter's child. Margaret's child.
This is why I thought perhaps I might find a Benjamen born about that
time, but perhaps with a different surname.
goldie and Lido Doratti wrote:
> Hi Tammy.......first off WHERE in Midlothian......and who were the
> parents....mother and father? If born in 1779 there might be a chance he is
> on the 1841 census, but without knowing where to start searching none of us
> could likely help. Give us a few more details and then some of us will
> surely pitch in and help you. Goldie
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Tammy Mitchell" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Thursday, July 09, 2009 10:58 AM
> Subject: [ABERDEEN] Question for Using the Scotland's People Website
>> I want to search for a child born in 1779 in Scotland (midlothian,
>> however I'm on this board and this is where we had that great discussion
>> on how to search scp).
>> I believe he was illegitimate. He is not listed under his mother's
>> surname, as I can't find his birth at all that way. He was raised
>> probably by his grandparents (moms side).
>> His name was Benjamen. I was going to go to scp and just search for all
>> born by that forename during that year, in midlothian. However when I
>> got there, I couldn't because they force you to put in a Surname. But
>> what if the child had been listed under his 'fathers' surname.
>> Is there anyway to just search for a birth in a narrowed down location,
>> going by just the forename?
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