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Posted: 24 Oct 2007 4:58PM GMT
Classification: Query
I am interested in MARGARET HALDANE b abt 1800 father ADAM a shoemaker in Prestonpans.
She married George OXLEY in Prestonpans in 1831 and they moved to Sunderland.
She died in 1868


Posted: 8 Nov 2010 12:07PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Haldane/Haldon/Hadden/Harding
Just seen your message. I think the Margaret you refer to was Margaret Haldane born c1811. She was the Sister of my Gt.Gt.Grandfather James Haldane born c1818 in Prestonpans, Haddington, Scotland. He moved down to Ford, South Hylton, Sunderland and was a "Potter". Margaret Oxley nee Haldane moved to Gateshead, where she died in 1868. Their parents were Adam Haldane and Margaret Muir and Adam's parents were Adam Haldane and Elizabeth Lowden. All in Haddington, East Lothian. Hope this helps a little and that we have a connection - I have a lot of other info on the family.
Regards Jeanne


Posted: 11 Jan 2011 3:54AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Haldane, Rutherford
Was Mary HALDANE c: 12 JUL 1820 in Galashiels parish part of this Haldane part of this family? I believe she married James Rutherford (b. abt 1821)Marriage Date: 12 Sep 1851
and had 5 children: James Birth Date: 31 May 1844, William Birth Date: 01 Jun 1847, Margaret Birth Date: 17 Jun 1852, Adam Birth Date: 06 Jan 1853 & Thomas Birth Date: 17 Jun 1852...


Posted: 11 Jan 2011 10:42AM GMT
Classification: Query
The Haldanes in my Tree all seem to originate in the Lothian area of Scotland. Adam Haldane born 1775 in Longniddry, East Lothian and married in Canongate, Edinburgh to a Margaret Muir. There are several Adams but they all seem to be in this area. The more I look at the Haldanes the more I believe that they are all related at some time in the past - it is finding this connection that makes it interesting. Adam and Margaret had several children - Adam their one son went to live in Burntisland, Fife and another son(My Gt.Gt.Grandfather James went to live in South Hylton, Sunderland where he worked as a Potter. Quite a few of the Haldanes went to live in Canada where one branch of the family set up a Shoe shop called "J. Haldane" in Montreal I think! . Hope this helps you and I am sure there is a connection somewhere along the way it is just finding it! Looked on "Ancestry" and your Mary definitely married James Rutherford - hope this helps.

Kind Regards Jeanne


Posted: 11 Jan 2011 4:05PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Jeanne,

Most haldane's go back to the Haldane of Gleneagles in Perthshire but the problem is to confirm a connection.

My folks seems to come from that area of Blackford & Muthill which is right next to the estate at Gleneagles.

If you google Haldane of Gleneagles I think you can still find a document which gives some info and suggest that some of the family were ministers and eventually lived in the Lothians and that may be your connection.

My lot seem to be more the farming connection (estate workers who may have taken the masters name).

I have looked in my ancestry and can't find the connection you suggest between Mary Haldane & James Rutherford.

Best of luck with your ongoing research.


Posted: 12 Jan 2011 3:23AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you for your reply. My Gt.Gt. Grandfather was James Rutherford and his father, also James was married to "Mary". I have been trying to figure out her last name and have recently stumbled upon the Haldane info which seems to fit with the dates I know to be true. My Gt.Gt. went to Canada in the 1870's, they were in Quebec for a while and then moved to Ontario. I believe James and Mary stayed in Scotland.


Posted: 15 Jan 2011 6:23PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Haldane Knox Notman Pringle
Hi Jeanne,
We would appear to be distantly linked through Haldane-Knox marriages. Janet Knox (daughter of my GG-GPs Robert Knox & Isabella Notman) married Michael Haldane of the Parish of Prestonpans on 14 Nov 1834 (OPR Marriages 689/00 0180 0030 Inveresk & Musselburgh) -- also on 16 Nov 1834 OPR Marriages 718/00 0090 0080 Prestonpans (in which he's eronneously identified as ADAM Haldane). Michael was a son of Adam Haldane & Margaret Muir. On her death record (Statutory Deaths 706/00 0004) in 1895 as reported by her son Robert Haldane, Janet is shown this time as the widow of ROBERT Haldane. With all these mixups in names, it's no wonder descendants have a hard time tracking down their ancestors!

There is another Haldane-Knox link that may or may not be attached to my GG-GF Robert Knox (shown variously as living in Falside, Fa'side and St. Clements Wells)....and I'm wondering if you, by any chance, would be able to clarify it:

Prior to his marriage in 1809 to Isabella Notman, Robert Knox had an illegitimate daughter with a woman by the name of Jean Pringle. According to OPR Births 722/0050 0298 Tranent, Mary was born on 9 June 1806 and baptized on 3 July 1808. Robert was shown as living in Falside at the time. I have no other conclusive information about subsequent events in Mary Knox's life, although there are possibilities.....

I have found a record of marriage (OPR Marriages 722/00 0080 0363 Tranent) between GEORGE HALDANE, Labourer in Seton Mill, and Mary Knox, daughter of the "deceased George Knox in West Falside". These two were proclaimed 21 & 28th Sept and married 10 Oct 1828 in Tranent parish. We have no record of a George Knox in our family around this time, so I'm wondering if -- once again -- the registrar got things muddled up?

This couple had 3 documented children -- Janet b. Prestonpans 09/03/1834 (although mother shown as Marion); John b. Prestonpans 18/09/1836; and Alexander b. Prestonpans 14/04/1839. Mary would appear to have died, because in 1851 census, George (still in Seton Mill) is shown with children Janet age 14 & Alexander age 12, but Christian Haldane age 47, and two younger children -- Ann age 6 and Christian age 4.

I would be very interested to know if you have anything on George Haldane and Mary Knox in your "Haldane collection". I don't have access to the Memorial inscriptions for East Lothian, so haven't been able to see if they shed any light on this particular connection.

Look forward to hearing from you!
Jenny in Canada


Posted: 22 Feb 2011 12:17AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Haldane Fraser
Hi all - I am also interested in finding some more information out about the Haldane family. I think my connection is through my great great grandmother who was Margaret Haldane. I know she came from a well to do family and I think her brother may have been Richard Haldane...but I am waiting for a copy of my family tree to show up from my parents to confirm this. I am just starting to research my family history so I am not sure what the best places to look are. I know Margaret was schooled in a private school and she eventually drowned. She had 11 or 12 kids one of which was my Great Grandfather Kenneth Fraser. Her husband was a civil engineer.


Posted: 28 Feb 2011 10:44AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 28 Feb 2011 9:35PM GMT
My ancestor 5 times gr gr was George Haldane of Seton Mill
Married to Mary Knox in 1828 at Prestonpans
His son was Alexander Halden (spelling mistake in register)
who married Margaret Swanston at Duns in 1862
My Tree leads me back to Adam Haldane at Canongate 1797 where he married Margaret Muir


Posted: 1 Mar 2011 10:50AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Jeanne
I have Adam Haldane married to Margaret Muir as my 6x great Grandfather,according to my research he was born around 1770
I have found a record of their marriage in "The Parish of Holyroodhouse or Canongate marriage register" go to this
website then click other formats, go to page 390
No mention of his father , but Margarets info there
I dont know if his Father was an Adam married to Elizabeth
Hope this helps
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