> Jim asked:
> >>>Perhaps Hester just does not know who the parents were of her
Well, I still don't know who his parents were, but I've found a bit
more data. I managed to find him, wife & kids on the 1861 census at
Scotland's People. He gives his age as 40 (b. ~1821) and his parish
of birth as St. Fergus, Banffshire. Unfortunately, the OPR for St.
Fergus shows no birth/baptism record for anyone of that name btw
Indeed, I've come across several census entries for various
ancestors showing their parish of birth (dif. from current
residence), then had no luck finding a birth record in the relevant
I'm beginning to feel that my ancestors were nomads (never seemed to
stay in one place for more than one generation) and heathens (not
bothering to baptize their kids).