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1851/61/71/81 census listings

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1851/61/71/81 census listings

Posted: 20 Sep 1999 6:00AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 25 Feb 2002 7:02PM GMT
Surnames: NICOL, KIRK, RINTOUL, BROWN
I hope someone can help me. I just returned from a great trip to Scotland, and Kinross in particular. While checking the headstones in the churchyards, I found stones in two different churchyards for Alexander NICOL. In the parish church for Fossoway, in a neat town called Crook of Devon, he erected a stone in memeory of his parents William Nicol and Elizabeth BROWN. Alexander and his wife Anne CURROR are also listed. This Alexander is given a death date of Aug 14 1889, at an age of 85, making him born in 1804. This date makes him most likely the Alexander NICOL born Feb 25 1803 in Fossoway, Scotland. Being born and being buried in Fossoway makes it likely he lived there all his life. Now my problem is this. While in the Orwell churchyard in Milnathort, Scotland, which is 15-20 miles away from Crook of Devon, I guess, I found a stone erected by John NICOL and Margaret WALDIE. JOhn erected the stone in memory of his parents, Alexander NICOL and Janet KIRK. Alexander is given a death date of Dec 9 1865, at age of 69 years, making him born in 1796 or so. Janet is given death date of Jan 5 1869, at age 69, making her born in 1800 or so. While the Alexander NICOL born 1804 or so is in the 1851 census with mother Elizabeth, he is listed as born in 1806, which is within the usual variance of ages. His father is not listed, as he had died in 1848. However, there is no listing in the Kinross-shire for the Alexander NICOL born 1796. Although Alexander (1796) and Janet had all their children born in Orwell parish, Kinross, I am wondering if both of them were born elsewhere. I did find a Janet KIRK born 1799 In Alloa, Clackmannan, Scotland, so that might be a clue. Can SKS with acess to any of the 1851-1881 census check Kinross, Clackmannan, or Perth records for these two people? Thanks is advance for any help
KEN in VA
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
UN52A9 20 Sep 1999 12:00PM GMT 
John CHALMERS 3 Oct 1999 12:00PM GMT 
UN52A9 2 Mar 2000 12:00PM GMT 
John Gibson Chalmers 3 Mar 2000 12:00PM GMT 
UN52A9 4 Mar 2000 12:00PM GMT 
UN52A9 4 Mar 2000 12:00PM GMT 
CynthiaRintou... 11 Aug 2012 2:08PM GMT 
krothinva 27 Aug 2012 1:19AM GMT 
CynthiaRintou... 27 Aug 2012 8:14PM GMT 
woodgenes 23 May 2013 7:07AM GMT 
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