Good evening Richard
Thanks for your latest mail re d.o.b. of William.
I am still trying to find a record of birth and death of (Annie) Jane Sharpe, daughter of Robert Sharpe.
I have been looking into my notes on William Jardine 1777-1841 and Jean Laurie 1781-1836. A couple of years ago I had made a note about their family but unfortunately I can’t remember where I got the idea from. Anyway I’ll throw it at you – I thought possibly Jean Laurie had a brother John Laurie 1780 and a sister Helen Laurie 1782. Also I thought that their parents might have been James Laurie and Helen Kirkpatrick - our William’s (1806)’s sister was named Jane Kirkpatrick Jardine.
Below is an extract from a booklet entitled “Dalgarnock Kirkyard Memorial Inscriptions” :
“In memory of PETER JARDINE, son of WILLIAM JARDINE, Gate, who died June 7th 1823 aged 14 years.
Also JEAN LAWRIE spouse to the above WIILLIAM JARDINE who died 28th October 1836 aged 54 years.
Also the above WILLIAM JARDINE who died at Gate, Closeburn 28th January 1841 aged 63 years.
Also of MARGARET STEWART, wife of THOMAS JARDINE, who died at Rosebank on 28th April 1848 aged 49 years. (Error – she was 29 when she died)
Also of the above THOMAS JARDINE, son of the above WILLIAM JARDINE, who died at Thornhill on 1st August 1964 aged 52 years.”
Peter was a brother of our William (1806) who died as a child.
It appears that William and Jean Jardine’s family lived at ‘Gate’ (in Closeburn) You may know more about this than I do – I think ‘Gate’ might have been the name of a street – I think I found it on an old ?1841? Census for Closeburn - with several familiar sounding surnames if I remember rightly. I’ll look into that.
NB There are different ways of spelling Laurie/Lawrie etc.
Did you have a relative by the name of ‘Moffat’.? I found one in the same booklet James Moffat – died at Rosebank Closeburn on 13 12 1821 aged 33.
Can you tell me what Bart means ?
Have a good day, Carole.
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