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From: "Edward Andrews" <>
Subject: Re: [S-I] Kirkcudbright to Ireland COUPER
Date: Fri, 1 Feb 2008 12:01:41 -0000
Where in Ireland?
Scottish gardeners were highly prized in parts of Ireland like Munster
(where they were responsible for the founding of surprisingly strong
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> Subject: [S-I] Kirkcudbright to Ireland COUPER
> I'm new to the list and would like to ask if anyone can offer an
> explanation historical or otherwise as to why my ancestor James Couper a
> gardener, with wife Janet Todd, would leave Scotland between 1838-49 with
> the first two of their children born in Kirkcudbright and have the
> remainder of their children in Ireland before returning to Scotland again
> by 1861.
> The family did move around a bit in Scotland due possibly to James
> gardening skills.
> I have been unable to establish a birth for his father George Couper
> (ca1775) who married Jean Shankland in 1794 in Trouqueer, Kirkcudbright
> where Jean was born so George possibly was born Ireland. The 1861 census
> states James was born in Troqueer.
> I'm aware the potato famine was 1845 which puzzles me even more.
> My Grandfather believed his family originated form Ireland and possibly Co
> Any suggestions or help appreciated.
> Ruth in Sydney
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