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ninatoo
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Another generation back!

Post by ninatoo » Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:17 am

Hi all,

I've told people around me and they don't understand the excitement of being able to go back another generation, so I'm writing it here. It might be small fry for some of you but I've just discovered the name of my 6th great grandfather was Peter Paterson, father of Agnes who was born around 1750 \:D/ .

I found this through a smart match on Ancestry.com, but there was no source for the name, so I had another look at the official records. I had Agnes marrying John McCouat in New Kilpatrick Dunbarton but there was another entry for Renfrewshire for Agnes Paterson and John McQuat and on that record the record keeper named Agnes' father and his occupation (farmer). Now if I can only find out who Peter Paterson's wife is. Other researchers have her as Helen Rowand but I can't find how they reached that conclusion!

Anyway, it was exciting and just goes to show how important it is to take another look at the records once in a while. :mrgreen:
Researching: Easton ( Renfrewshire, Dunbarton and Glasgow), Corr (Londonderry and Glasgow), Carson (Co. Down, Irvine, Ayrshire and Glasgow), Logan (Londonderry and Glasgow)

SarahND
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Re: Another generation back!

Post by SarahND » Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:10 am

Congratulations!! What a good feeling :) It has been a long time since I have made any progress on my brick walls in Scotland, but you have inspired me to take another look!

WilmaM
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Re: Another generation back!

Post by WilmaM » Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:04 pm

=D> well done.

We share your excitement, any 1700 date is a rarity on my tree.

carolineasb
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Re: Another generation back!

Post by carolineasb » Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:41 pm

Well done!

I agree once you get back to the early 1700s it is an achievement! I've never understood how many people have trees way back to the 1200s and even before with relative ease!

Heather
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Re: Another generation back!

Post by Heather » Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:49 am

:D :D :D :D
Fulton, Murdoch, McLean, Graham, McMath, Agnew, Lynch, Lidster, Gordon, Tosh, Harvie

Anne H
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Re: Another generation back!

Post by Anne H » Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:40 pm

Well done! =D> =D>

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