Posted By:Maree Moore
Subject:Robert Burns, Jedburgh,Roxburgh, William Telfer/Telford, Jedburgh, Roxburgh
Post Date:February 23, 2011 at 15:46:21
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Forum:Roxburghshire, Scotland Genealogy Forum
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Seeking information on the following mentioned families of Roxburghshire, Scotland.

William TELFORD/TELFER, Sheep Farmer, born circa 1787 of Jedburgh,was the son of John Telford and Joan BYERS.
William married Jean LAIDLAW.
Two known children,1) Francis Telford born circa 1808 emigrated to Adelaide, South Australia with his sister Joan and her husband.
2)Joanna/Johanna/Joan Telford born 9th May, 1812, Jedburgh.
(Name varies on various certificates).
Joan (Joanna) married Robert BURNS, Ploughman, born 1816 at Ludhope House, Jedburgh, Roxburgh. Married on 23rd November, 1836 at Swinnie, Jedburgh.(Minister was Rev. John Purves).
Robert BURNS was the son of Joseph BURNS, farmer and Agnes PATON (who were married on 2nd March, 1817, Shire of Jedburgh.
Joseph BURNS was the son of Joseph BURNS and Helen HORTON.

Robert Burns & his wife Joan/Johanna, sailed on the 'Platina' on 25th Sept.1838 to Australia, accompanied by Francis Telford. They settled at 'Chain of Ponds', Adelaide Hills, South Australia.

Any information about these families of Roxburgh, would be greatly appreciated.