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Board Name: Scotland Genealogy
Fiona Williams Durham, England, UK Jan 24, 2001

Hi - I'm looking for distant relatives:

On 4th December 1835 Thomas Mowat, a farmer in Bilbster married Catherine Thomson. On May 20th 1837 they had a baby boy James.

On 9th December 1864, James Mowat (aged 26), a fishcurer married Catherine Lyall a domestic worker (aged 19) in Papiegoe.

Catherine's parents were David Lyall (farmer) and Margaret Sutherland. They were married in Watten on 18th March 1841.

James Mowat and Catherine Lyall had six children. Three sons were drowned at sea (one called Thomas born 1870), one son James (born 1870) was a merchant seaman, Margaret was born 1868 and Catherine was born April 1872.

James Mowat and Catherine Lyall owned fishing boats at Keiss. They lost all the boats in a storm and paid an insurance to the bereaved families, so his daughters (Margaret and Catherine) had to go to Edinburgh for work.

My great grandmother Catherine Mowatt (1872 - 1949) married William Jackson from Lesmahagow and they lived at 7 St Mary's Street in East Wemyss, Fife.

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