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From: "Linda Towne" <>
Subject: Re: [SCT-ISLEOFMULL] McInnes Muddle
Date: Wed, 14 May 2008 16:17:50 -0400
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A couple of thoughts on searching for her birth and/or other records...I've
found illegitimate children recorded under their mother's maiden name, their
biological father's surname and on occasion, under the surname of the
mother's subsequent husband.
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From: "Joy & John" <>
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Sent: Wednesday, May 14, 2008 6:49 AM
Subject: [SCT-ISLEOFMULL] McInnes Muddle

> Hi Ida,
> The birthdate for Christina 22 Oct 1836 is from the Mull site and it says
> it is from the OPR.
> She is listed as 9 years old with the family in the 1841 Census which
> would give a birth year of 1832/33.
> On her mother's death certificate dated 1877 she is listed as 34 years old
> which would also give a birth year of 1833.
> She married Robert Hart in Australia in May 1850 so she had emigrated
> before that date. She could not write and made her mark instead of
> signing her marriage certificate.
> I cannot check the 1851 Census because all census papers were destroyed in
> Australia and were not kept - much to the great disappointment of all the
> Aussie Genies! We are hoping this practice is going to change in the
> future.
> I think it is becoming more and more obvious that she was born before her
> parents were married. Maybe Dougald is not even her biological father.
> Maybe the birth was not recorded because she was illegitimate.
> I have considered that she may have come out to Australia at a different
> time to the rest of the family. I have checked the shipping records but
> have not been able to find a Christina McInnes close to the correct age
> coming here - even trying all different spellings of the name!
> She is definitely part of my family that is listed on the Immigration List
> even though she is not on it.
> I have obituaries from other family members and she is listed in them as a
> sister and also on her mother's death cert.
> This Christina is certainly elusive!
> Thank you for all your help so far Ida.
> I really appreciate it.
> Kind regards,
> Joy
> Australia
> Hi Joy and June
> Thank you for this.
> As Christina is not amongst the family you listed perhaps the 2nd couple
> of Dugald McInnes and Mary McDonald should be explored.
> I'm not sure which certificate June has but # 1Dugald McInnes married
> Mary McDonald Mar 24 1835 Iona M115382, 0033
> #2
> Dugald McInnes married Mary McDonald Feb 24 1836 Iona 7426815, 21
> When June and I were exploring some of her family she noted her ancestor
> signed with an x and the other was able to sign his name.
> This might be a way of checking your family as well.
> The birthdate you have for Christina Oct 22 1836 is this from a
> registration, a death record or a headstone?
> Have you checked the 1851 census region for the McInnes family does it
> have the year of emigration listed as well?
> Your Robert Hart did you find him in the 1851 census with Christina was
> the years of emigration listed there as well ? If not you may have to
> check all the census until you find one that recorded the year of
> emigration.
> Might be that Christina and her parents came over either earlier or
> later than the family you listed below.
> Ida
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