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Help with a tricky problem

Postby nuttree » Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:52 am

For well over thirty years I have been searching for the answer to a tricky problem now I wonder if the answer is near.
Catherine Sharp married 12 Oct 1856 in Berwick upon Tweed no father was given
1841 no Catherine Sharp was found but HO107/ 844/ 5 fo52 p 2 has a Catherine LOGAN age 3 living with George and Margaret Sharp and again in 1851 HO107/2421 fo345 p2 age 12 relation servant .
No connection with the Sharp's and the child have been found but this baptism at Holy Trinity appears to be her
6 May 1838 Catherine Dau of James / Jessie LOGAN Greenses, Berwick Husbandsman
and her birth certificate:gives Father James LOGAN a farmer Mother Jess EDMESTON
Note not formerly Edmeston
I have found that Jess or Jessie could be Jane, Janet or Jean in the Borders.
I have found a Jane Edmeston baptised in Berwick upon Tweed in 1813 but she definitely went to Canada with her parents and siblings in 1832 and lived there the rest of her life so its not her Neither is she the Jane Logan who died in Berwick upon Tweed in 1840 she was the wife of John Logan a mariner b about 1809
we noticed a Jane Edmeston living with a daughter b about1810 in Berwick upon Tweed in 1841 HO107/ 844/ 1 fo54 p21 This turned out to be Janet nee Baikie widow of Samuel Barker Edmeston she did not have a daughter Janet so we thought she was red herring but I looked at her husband a  bit more (His history has proved very interesting) Reading his will we find he has left a legacy to a Jean Hathaway for her daughter Jean born about 1813
IS THE CHILD our Jessie? How can I prove it she is the strongest candidate we have so far found and needs to be eliminated or proved. But I can find no other mention of her or her mother
What happened to Jean Hathaway?
Where was little Jean Born? I have looked for Hathaway and Edmeston baptisms  1813+- 5 and failed to find her.
A little more of Catherine after her marriage which may help
Her marriage 12 Oct 1856 Berwick upon Tweed age 22 no father given address Wool Market servant witnesses George and Jane Wilson-these were the Landlord and wife of he Red Lion Hotel. Has she added to her age to avoid the need of consent to marry. She was pregnant at the time. Wool Market so I think it very likely Catherine was an employee there
1871 census she was 34 born Berwick upon Tweed suggesting a birth year of 1837
1881 census she was 44 born Berwick on Tweed again giving a birth year 1837
1891 she was 53 ie born 1838
1901 she was 62 ie born1839
1911 now 74
1931 Qtr 1 aged 92
Can anyone see anything more about her?
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Re: Help with a tricky problem

Postby MayHam » Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:53 am records a "Jane Edmiston" baptised 1814 in Berwick.
I also searched for "Admaston" and a "Jane Adamson," baptised 1816 in Berwick, appeared.
Any ideas who they are?
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Re: Help with a tricky problem

Postby nuttree » Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:08 am

many thanks this looks a very good match
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