David Buchanan and Janet Denniston

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Heidihei
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David Buchanan and Janet Denniston

Post by Heidihei » Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:35 am

They married 26 Jan 1806 at Campsie. That is all I found on Janet. No parents , birth or death date. I have found 8 children. First born 1806 (no name), Jean 1812, John Denniston 1812, William 1819, David 1821 (assume he did not live long), Ellinder 1822, David 1826 and my 3 times g grand mother ( Married to Andrew Menzies, have had a old post on him).
I found David Buchanan's death on SP, 5 Jun 1866, Coxithill, Burgh, Stirling. He was 90 years old, and a widower. His parents was Alex Buchanan and Janet Brown. I think the word under his name is acriculturde. I spent some time on SP looking for more info. Would love to know more about theire parents and siblings.
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Re: David Buchanan and Janet Denniston

Post by AndrewP » Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:16 am

Hi Heidihei,

Can you scan (or photograph) that part of the certificate and upload it here. At a best guess, that will be something like agricultural lab [labourer].

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Re: David Buchanan and Janet Denniston

Post by Heidihei » Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:28 am

how do I make file smaller ?

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Re: David Buchanan and Janet Denniston

Post by AndrewP » Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:42 am

In a picture editing program, either crop it to reduce the area of it, or go to "Save as" and see if that offers you an option to compress the file.

If you are unsure, feel free to send it as it is to talkings@talkingscot.com and I can do the needful and upload it here.

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Re: David Buchanan and Janet Denniston

Post by Heidihei » Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:03 am

Thanks Andrew
E-mail was easier
Thank you Heidi

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Re: David Buchanan and Janet Denniston

Post by WilmaM » Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:49 am

There's a death of a Janet Buchanan/DENNISTOUN at Cadder in 1856 aged 71, looking at that should give her parents' names.
That would tie in with the 1851 census I found on freecen:
Piece: SCT1851/626 Place: Cadder -Lanarkshire Enumeration District: 6
Civil Parish: Cadder Ecclesiastical Parish, Village or Island: -
Folio: 626 Page: 1 Schedule: 3
Address: East Muchcroft, Chryston

Surname First name(s) Rel Status Sex Age Occupation Where Born Remarks
BUCHANAN David Head M M 60 Farm 160 Acres (3 Men,3 Women) Stirlingshire - Campsie
BUCHANAN Janet Wife M F 59 Stirlingshire - Campsie
BUCHANAN William Son U M 30 Farmers Son Stirlingshire - Campsie
GRAY William Grnson - M 7 Scholar Stirlingshire - Campsie
GRAY Margaret Dau W F 35 Stirlingshire - Campsie
GRAY James Grnson - M 5 Scholar Stirlingshire - Denny
LEGGET James Servnt U M 32 Farm Servant Lanarkshire - Kilbride
MARTIN Alexr Servnt U M 24 Farm Servant Lanarkshire - Old Monkland
PARLAN James Servnt U M 16 Farm Servant Lanarkshire - Cadder
MCLAY Mary Servnt U F 28 Farm Servant Argyllshire - Islay
BROWN Christina Servnt U F 30 Farm Servant Argyllshire - Islay
REID Mary Servnt U F 25 Farm Servant Lanarkshire - Old Monkland


You didn't mention your Grandmother's name in the original post? so Margaret in the census above is yet another child.

SP show the family still in Cadder in 1861 [it's not on freecen yet] David and a William at least
BUCHANAN DAVID 1861 M 81 626/2 1/ 3 Cadder (Eastern District) Lanark

They were there in 1841 too:
Piece: SCT1841/626 Place: Cadder -Lanarkshire Enumeration District: 1
Civil Parish: Cadder Ecclesiastical Parish, Village or Island: Chryston
Folio: 4 Page: 21
Address: East Muckcroft

Surname First name(s) Sex Age Occupation Where Born Remarks
BUCHANAN David M 55 Farmer Outside Census County (1841)
BUCHANAN Janet F 55 Lanarkshire
BUCHANAN Willm M 15 Outside Census County (1841)
BUCHANAN Elinor F 15 Outside Census County (1841)
BUCHANAN Mary F 10 Lanarkshire
MCLEOD John M 20 Agricultural Labourer Outside Census County (1841)
GRAHAM Willm M 15 Agricultural Labourer Unknown
DAVIES Mary F 15 Female Servant Unknown
CAMERON Janet F 15 Female Servant Unknown
ages were rounded down in 1841 census.

What makes you think the 1866 death is your David? was it a son or daughter who signed it? the ages just seem a bit too far out, and there's no son called Alexander.

East Muckcroft farm is still there and still seems to be a farm - though the dwelling house looks new.
look at it here:
https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=1 ... yers=5&b=3
slide the blue button to see modern map.

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Re: David Buchanan and Janet Denniston

Post by AndrewP » Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:22 pm

Extract from death certificate provided by Heidihei
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Re: David Buchanan and Janet Denniston

Post by AndrewP » Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:27 pm

My thoughts are that the first box info is:
  • David Buchanan
    Agriculture
    Widower of
    Janet Denniston
Additional information added in the margin...
  • Agricultural
    Farmer
    in first column
    (signed by the examiner)

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Re: David Buchanan and Janet Denniston

Post by WilmaM » Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:12 pm

Oh what swirly writing!
I agree with Andrew that the Agricul... has been changed to Farmer by the examiner in the margin.

certainly looks like your David, his wife's name and that of his son are right - though is that really 90 for his age?

Coxet/Coxit Hill was a farm, now under a block of flats on Macdonald drive! It was still a farm into the 1950's

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Re: David Buchanan and Janet Denniston

Post by AndrewP » Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:02 pm

Bottom-left corner of this map.

https://maps.nls.uk/view/75676194

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