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McClennan's of Whitehaven

Postby Mariner Aus » Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:08 pm

Good morning,

I'm doing some research on my mother's side of the tree and trying to discover my Scottish roots on the McClennan side.

My 3xgreat grandmother Margaret McClennan was born approx 1825 to Whitehaven daughter of William McClennan (Cooper) and Catherine Burns.
Margaret married John Crawford on the 4th Jan 1843 to Whitehaven in the St Gregorys catholic chapel
Margaret died 23rd Feb 1873 to Whitehaven.

Is it possible to trace the line back through William McClennan and see the family's place of origin?

Thank you for your time

Kind regards

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Re: McClennan's of Whitehaven

Postby junkers » Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:20 pm

On the information supplied Scotland's People (for Scottish ancestors) will not be able to help you as Whitehaven is in England, near to Scotland. It is possible to trace back, but it will take you a little time. Have you looked on the (English) censuses in 1851/1861 and 1871? (try ancestry) to see where the family came from.
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Re: McClennan's of Whitehaven

Postby ianbee » Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:13 pm

Looking at the 1871 census, St Bees, we see John and Margaret Crawford (on this one it says both born Ireland)
Living with them is Catherine Burns, Wife's Mother, Widow, 85, born Ireland.
Some mistranscriptions on ancestry!

On the face of it, it appears that Catherine had remarried to a Mr Burns, rather than Burns being her maiden name. From the GRO indexes there is a possibility in Sep 1846, Whitehaven, but I haven't been able to confirm it so far.
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Re: McClennan's of Whitehaven

Postby ianbee » Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:51 pm

Or was the Burns name in 1871 some kind of mistake?
As there is a William McGlennon, with wife Catherine, in St Bees. He may have died in 1868, she in 1872 (haven't found her under that name in 1871)

1841 possible in St Bees (piece 178 book 6 folio 21 page 37)
William Glennan 45 Labourer
Catharine Glennan 45
Margaret Glennan 20
Catharine Glennan 15

All born Ireland
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Re: McClennan's of Whitehaven

Postby ianbee » Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:34 pm

If you want to pursue the McGlennons
He is a labourer in 1851, daughter Catherine with them (age 22 here)

1861, St Bees (piece 3946 folio 66 page 26)
Not sure of the exact spelling of the surname (transcribed Wightman on ancestry!)
William is 68, Cooper Journeyman
Catherine is 71
Both born Ireland, it might say Down (that's what it has been transcribed as, certainly starts with a D)
They have a 12 year old grandson James Mullan? with them (James Mullen, registered March qtr 1849, Whitehaven, mmn McGlennen)
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Re: McClennan's of Whitehaven

Postby Mariner Aus » Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:51 am

Hi everyone

Thank you for your hard work and sorry for not replying, I've been away at sea!

I will look through the records tonight downunder. Thanks again

Best regards

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