Latest additions to the brief profiles for my end of line ancestors:
- William Watson – 4th great grandfather, born about 1792 at Ryle, Northumberland
- Joseph Hutchinson – 5th great grandfather, probably born before 1773, maybe near Felton, Northumberland
- Thomas Brown – 6th great grandfather, probably born before 1747, maybe near Felton, Northumberland
- Margaret Brewhouse – 6th great grandmother, probably born before 1747, maybe near Shilbottle, Northumberland
More details of their marriages and children and any relevant census information can be found on my end of line ancestors page.
On March 31 I posted a short list of holiday research activities that did not include sitting in the archives. Status is now:
- Coldstream tollbooth – Done. I also managed to fit in a trip to the Coldstream museum and found Gas Lane where my Murray ancestors used to live. The site of the gas works now seems to be sheltered housing.
- Coldstream churchyard – Done. I was a bit confused to start with as I arrived at the church in Coldstream to find it had no churchyard. After enquiring in the museum I made a trip out to the neighbouring village of Lennel where I made some interesting Murray finds in the churchyard. Unfortunately a significant part of it has been shut off as unsafe since the land is sliding towards the river.
- Ulgham churchyard – Done. I found some Watsons, but not the ones I was hoping to find.
(This is my catch-up post for Monday 2nd April when I missed my postaday)
These are a few additions to the list of items to follow up on my next trip to the UK:
- Take a look at the Coldstream tollbooth where some of my relatives married to avoid using the established church
- Check Coldstream churchyard for any of my Murray kin
- Take a trip to Ulgham churchyard to see if it helps with the Watson line
I have now added a page about my Watson ancestors under My family. So far I only have two generations living in Ulgham in Northumberland. Margaret Watson born in 1818 is currently my most distant matrilineal ancestor.