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From: Frances Caple <>
Subject: Re: [SCT-ISLEOFMULL] Result....Re: Mull Genealogy
Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2010 18:06:26 +0000 (GMT)
regarding no date of the marriage, on the 1855 birth certificate I have it only gives year and place for marriage, no month or day of the month, so I think your and my ancestors probably were married formally but no records were kept,
I know what you mean about going back and now there is so much more on the internet sometimes something new comes along, I can't find my ggrandmother who married my Mull ggrandfather, I know she is in Scotland on the 1851, 61 and 71 census but the only other relative name I have is her father so my hope was to find them living together on one of the census records but no can,
best thoughts Frances
Hello Frances, I traced this family in 2005 purchasing all birth death and census records and every now and again I pick it up hoping to make more progress but I have almost given up.
I tend to think they weren't formally married as there was no date and I cant find an OPR.
There was apparently another child born to the mother, if the statement on John's birth certificate was correct, but that would have been between 1841 and 1855 and as I have traced them all, and the female child also did not survive, it will be like looking for a needle in a haystack now.
I did find a living cousin as a result of all my information and enquiries, but they no longer live in Mull even though our ancestors and a family pet are all buried at Pennygown. I have had some marvellous anecdotal information about them however about how they poached salmon and had an agreed warning call when the salmon in the bucket outside each of the recipient door would be covered with mackerel. I should be satisfied, but every now and again I get a calling.