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Heather Relf
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Pitkethley family

Post by Heather Relf » Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:23 am

Hi Iam looking for Laurence Pitkethley who married Anna Bowman in 1748 in Forgandenny Scotland. Can anyone help me I have come up with brick walls. I live in New Zealand.

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Re: Pitkethley family

Post by WilmaM » Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:57 am

Hello Heather and Welcome to [talkingscot]

I checked the Old Parish Register index on Scotland's People.
there is this couple marrying in Forgandenny :
PITKEATHLY LAURENCE ANNA KERMACK 11/07/1777 Forgandenny,
they are also indexed under Perth Parish as
PITKETHLY & KERMOCH,
so it will be the banns that are noted being called in both party's local parish. presumably a son?

I tried searching using ' PIT*Y ' in just Forgandenny parish:
births gave this interesting one:
PITKAITHLY LAURENCE father NINIAN PITKAITHLY/ M 23/08/1719
[birth or Christening date]

Marriages:
PITKAITHLY LAURENCE ANNA BOWMAN/ 16/06/1748
and
PITKAITHLY NINIAN HELEN SMITH 10/08/1718
no deaths showed up specifically in Forgandenny Parish.

When searching that far back especially with unusual names you really need to be creative with your search terms.

I hope that helps you along the road.

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Re: Pitkethley family

Post by AndrewP » Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:41 pm

WilmaM wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:57 am
no deaths showed up specifically in Forgandenny Parish.
Forgandenny didn't record any deaths in their OPRs.

All the best,

AndrewP

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Re: Pitkethley family

Post by WilmaM » Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:41 pm

AndrewP wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:41 pm
WilmaM wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:57 am
no deaths showed up specifically in Forgandenny Parish.
Forgandenny didn't record any deaths in their OPRs.

All the best,

AndrewP
Which is why I didn't find any!

However family search has noted that:
Here is a list of the surviving Kirk session records for this parish:
Minutes 1709–1836
Cash Books 1794–1845, 1849–1928
Note: Available at the National Archives of Scotland, Edinburgh, record CH2/161.

The Kirk Session Minutes also contain mortcloth payments that can be used to identify deaths, for example:"10 Oct 1759 By the Cloth on Robert Arnot in Ardargie £1/10", reference CH2/161/3/271
https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Fo ... _Genealogy

So all is not lost.

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Re: Pitkethley family

Post by AndrewP » Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:30 am

WilmaM wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:41 pm
However family search has noted that:
Here is a list of the surviving Kirk session records for this parish:
Minutes 1709–1836
Cash Books 1794–1845, 1849–1928
Note: Available at the National Archives of Scotland, Edinburgh, record CH2/161.

The Kirk Session Minutes also contain mortcloth payments that can be used to identify deaths, for example:"10 Oct 1759 By the Cloth on Robert Arnot in Ardargie £1/10", reference CH2/161/3/271
https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Fo ... _Genealogy

So all is not lost.
One day the Kirk Session records will come online at ScotlandsPeople - it's been one of their longest-made promises.

All the best,

AndrewP

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Re: Pitkethley family

Post by Heather Relf » Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:51 am

Thank you for the help It makes interesting reading, Yes the different ways of spelling the name has offer sent me nuts lol.

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