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Scottish Highlands Research - Brodie 1760-1843

Postby Lynden » Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:04 pm

Hoping someone can help me with Scottish Highlands research.

My ancestor James BRODIE, died 1843, where his age was given as 83, giving a birth date of circa 1760. He married twice, first in 1786 to Margaret MACKENZIE (?1760 – 1820) with whom he had possibly six children : James 1789 - bef 1791, James 1791-1798, Mary 1793-?, (K/C)atherine 1796-bef 1851, George 1798–1874 and James 1801 –1871). He subsequently married Christian (Christina) ROSS (1787-1847) with whom he had three more children (Hugh 1826-1834, Margaret 1828-1879 and Jane 1830-?). Importantly both his marriages and all his children were born in the town of Inverness. I have traced most of James and Margaret / Christian’s children through to almost present day. However I am stuck with taking my research back any further.

James Snr was a driver for a Mr Wilson in Inverness, and on the 1841 census tells us he was NOT born in the county of Invernesshire. He inconsiderately died before the next census took place, which might have given some additional information re birthplace. Can anyone please suggest how I can confirm where James snr came from and who his parent were? Unfortunately there are many candidates in Invernesshire, Nairn and Moray.

Alternative, if anyone is researching the same family please do get in touch.

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Re: Scottish Highlands Research - Brodie 1760-1843

Postby MayHam » Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:25 pm

Was hoping his tombstone would say but it appears it was erected by his son, James Jr. (c1805-1871). ... 853401.jpg

There is one Ancestry subscriber who has done a lot of research on James, Jr. and may be able to help. ... acts?ssrc=

An obituary or family history may be available at the local historical society. The only Mr. Wilson of Inverness of the right age I could find in 1841 was a lawyer James (courtesy of Scotlands People.)
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