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Stephen Simpson

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Posted - 07 March 2013 :  07:28:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We are Aussie Simpsons who have traced our roots back to Thomas Simson and Christian Mitchelhill who married in Oxnam Parish Aug 10 1805. Their son Robert (my GGGrandfather)was born May 20 1819 and emigrated to Australia in 1851.
We are interested in finding Thomas and Christian's burial site as well as any other Simson / Mitchelhill information as we are visiting Scotland in May/June this year!
Cheers
Stephen and Jeanette
Aussie Simpsons

terianne

United Kingdom
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Posted - 08 March 2013 :  00:40:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Did a bit of digging

Christian surname was Mitchell no record of Mitchelhill

found the fllowing:

Christian Simpson - Nee Mitchell, Died 18 April 1863 age 78 at 87 Castlegate, Jedburgh
Parents Thomas Mitchell and Agnes Douglas
Husband Thomas Simpson - Ag Lab Died pre 1861 Jedburgh

Death registered by Son George Simpson lived at Langlee Cottage Jedburgh


Census 1841 Thomas Simpson and Christian lived a Dolphington, Oxnam with Son Erskine
Census 1851 Thomas Simson and Christian (born Morebattle) lived a Glenburn Lodge, Glenburn Hall Est, Jedburgh - Erskine’s family lived at Oxnam Nook
Census 1861 Christy Simpson lived 87 Castlegate, Jedburgh

Potential burial sites could be Jedburgh, Oxnam or Howden

Hope this helps


Anne Turnbull
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Stephen Simpson

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Posted - 08 March 2013 :  02:35:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That is wonderful information, thank you Anne!
We appreciate very much the names and particularly places you have found that are valuable to our family history research. We found the Mitchellhill name on an extract from an Oxnam OPR for Thomas and Christian's marriage, but have found not further reference to it. We paid an Aussie researcher to gather the information on the son Robert at our end and the OPR was in amongst the papers.
We've also had a response from Borders FHS directly so are now on the right path.
Any further information would be gladly recieved.
Sincere thanks
Stephen and Jeanette
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terianne

United Kingdom
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Posted - 08 March 2013 :  22:26:59  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
did a bit more digging

the spelling of Christian's Surname varies from record to record Originally Mitchelhill then to mainly Mitchell

abit the like the 'p' in Simpson sometimes gets dropped

found the following on the IGI/LDS website (a Free Site): re Christian and her Siblings:

Christian Mitchelhill
Christening Date: 21 Sep 1783
Christening Place: , MOREBATTLE, ROXBURGH, SCOTLAND

Henry Mitchelhill
Christening Date: 14 May 1786
Christening Place: , HOWNAM, ROXBURGH, SCOTLAND

Agnes Mitchelhill
Christening Date: 07 Jan 1781
Christening Place: , MOREBATTLE, ROXBURGH, SCOTLAND

James Mitchilhill
Christening Date: 21 Sep 1783
Christening Place: , MOREBATTLE, ROXBURGH, SCOTLAND


AND

Thomas & Christian children:

Thomas Simpson
Christening Date: 09 Sep 1810
Christening Place: GATESHAW ASSOCIATE SESSION, MOREBATTLE, ROXBURGH, SCOTLAND
Birth Date 13 Aug 1810
Birthplace: , Oxnam, Roxburgh, Scotland

James Simson
Christening Place: , OXNAM, ROXBURGH, SCOTLAND
Birth Date: 29 Oct 1827
Birthplace: , Oxnam, Roxburgh, Scotland

Erskine Simson
Christening Place: , OXNAM, ROXBURGH, SCOTLAND
Birth Date: 05 Nov 1822
Birthplace: , Oxnam, Roxburgh, Scotland

Robert Simson
Christening Place: , OXNAM, ROXBURGH, SCOTLAND
Birth Date: 20 May 1819
Birthplace: , Oxnam, Roxburgh, Scotland

Helen Simson
Christening Place: , OXNAM, ROXBURGH, SCOTLAND
Birth Date: 22 Nov 1817
Birthplace: , Oxnam, Roxburgh, Scotland

Agness Simson
Christening Place: , OXNAM, ROXBURGH, SCOTLAND
Birth Date: 13 Feb 1806
Birthplace: , Oxnam, Roxburgh, Scotland

William Simson
Christening Place: , OXNAM, ROXBURGH, SCOTLAND
Birth Date: 05 May 1808
Birthplace: , Oxnam, Roxburgh, Scotland

Mary Simson
Christening Place: , OXNAM, ROXBURGH, SCOTLAND
Birth Date: 13 Jun 1812
Birthplace: , Oxnam, Roxburgh, Scotland

George Simson
Christening Place: , OXNAM, ROXBURGH, SCOTLAND
Birth Date: 16 Nov 1814
Birthplace: , Oxnam, Roxburgh, Scotland


Also if you want to search more of the 1841, 1851 & 1861 Census in our region there is a free site www.maxwellancestry.com

Hope this helps


Anne Turnbull
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Stephen Simpson

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Posted - 09 March 2013 :  10:05:33  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Anne Turnbull,
you are a legend. Thanks for the information, it adds to some we already have and helps to verify missing records. You obviously have good sources and are familiar with family history research.
Sincere and kind regards

Edited by - Stephen Simpson on 11 March 2013 07:23:50
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