Friday, 18 March 2011

Alexander Lamb and Mary Rathie

Alexander Lamb was born on 26 February 1815 in Kelso, Roxburgh, Scotland, the son of John Lamb and Elizabeth Munro.

I know very little about Mary Rathie other than she was born around 1814, probably in Roxburgh county.

The couple married, probably in about 1836 (as their first known child was born in 1837) and probably in Roxburgh county. I haven't been able to find a record of this yet.

They had four children that I know of:

Mary 1837-??
John 1839-1914
Clement 1840-??
Alexander 1842-??

The couple appeared with the first three children on the 1841 census, living in Ladyrig, Roxburgh. By 1851 Alexander was living with all four children at Crookedshaws Farm, Moorbattle, Roxburgh. He is listed as married but Mary isn't with him, and I can't find her anywhere else.

Alexander died on 4 March 1857 of pneumonia. He was buried in Roxburgh Church Yard.

When Mary married in 1859 her parents were named in the marriage certificate - both of them were listed as deceased. I suspect that Mary Rathie had died before 1851 but haven't found a record - burial records for Roxburgh are probably a good place to start, but I'm not sure what records were kept and what has survived.

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