Posted By:Donna Lewis
Subject:Re: Lamont, Moscrip, Chambers
Post Date:May 10, 2000 at 22:47:55
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Forum:Delaware County, NY Genealogy Forum
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Hello from West Virginia!

Wiliam Moscrip came to U.S. age unknown place of arrival unknown 25 July 1793, according to naturalization papers filed in Delaware County, NY 29 Feb 1816. He married Elizabeth Unknown (lots of unknowns here, you notice) and had at least the following children:

Nancy or Agnes b. 1802 or 1805
William b. abt. 1814
Robert b. abt. 1815
George abt. 1820
Aaron b. abt 1821

Possibly also an Andrew and at least one more daughter.

William apparently dies somewhere between the 1820 and 1830 census, as Elizabeth is head of the household in 1830.

This family, as far as I have determined, did not move to Canada. The senior William's naturalization indicates he came from Roxburgh, Scotland. There is also a Robert Moscrip living in Delaware about the same time who might have been either his father or his brother.

The family was quite involved in the anti-rent wars, and persons named Robert, William, Andrew, and Robert Jr. were indicted for murder in connection with that uprising.

William's wife, Elizabeth, is reported as being born in Connecticut. Migration through Putnam County is therefore logical. Can you tell me if there are any Moscrips in Putnam prior to the arrival of your family? And do you know where in Scotland they were from?

The Lamont families in Delaware and surrounding counties all appear to be related, and I think it highly likely the same could be said of Moscrip/Moscrip/Moscript families in eastern NY.