Re: [scots-origins] requesting information on 1830 Scottish solicitors' train...
That was an interesting reply; inasmuchas I have an ancestor, John Steele, who married Janet Robertson and their marriage along with births are recorded in two different Parishes, with different dates. One in Angus and one in Barony. However, the records in Angus, which are the earlier of the two, are spelled as Still, not Steele. What could be the possible explanation for the two records in different time frames with different spellings? (By time frames I mean a few years at most.)
I must admit that I know very little with regard to the Parishes and what was required in given time frames. However, reading your statement below certainly would make sense. If they moved between Angus and Barony they may have wanted to stay in good standing with those parishes? However, why would the marriage record be different time frames? Would they have had to be married twice?
Rena MCCARTHY <Rena@...> wrote:
ALISTAIR M. CAMERON said:-
Then as now there were many non- pious people who avoided Church. Check
among your friends, ask Hey! where were you baptised??
We are talking about ordinary people, not people on the 'fringe'. It was
well known in those days that if you didn't go to church you didn't get any
handouts when the going got tough. It had to be a 'recognised' church as
well - there are records of full families agreeing to be being appropriately
'baptised' again in order to gain certification. I'd like to know the full
story of this lady who in 1841 had 7 children & was married to a publican on
the Hereford to north Wales drover's trail. Ten years later she was widowed
& had had to find a new place to live with 3 surviving children aged under
11 and no job, unless 'Parish relief' was an occupation title.
1851 census: Tramroadside
Charlotte Thomas /Head / Wid / 47/ Parish Relief
From: "Alistair Cameron"
> Tom McQuarrie wrote:
> > What was going on at the time that is causing so many of us to be piled
> > against the early 1800's brick wall ?marriages, births.
> More a case of what was NOT going on. Like, the recording of deaths,
>1855 year of Civil registration. In those early days it was at the parish
> Scots who were born before 1800 were mostly married, and died, before the
church where the subjects worshipped, that
> Registers were maintained.among your friends, ask Hey! where were you baptised??
> Then as now there were many non- pious people who avoided Church. Check
> ALISTAIR M. CAMERON http://quozl.netrek.org/cameron-research/
> PO Box 215 BUNDANOON NSW 2578 AUSTRALIA
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