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Ancestors postings

Posted: 1008048896000
Classification: Query
Dear All:

Please start a separate sub-thread under this
thread ( just do a reply) for each Clan ancestor.

The thread on this board (and the mailing list) is intended for
comments, hints on how to locate, and discussions
on those distant ancestors ( sometimes brick walls) that are
very hard to locate. Anyone with knowledge of the
Clan Ancestors or searching for ancestors and especially
the Clan Genealogist are especially encouraged to post
their finding on the Clan ancestors.

Please do not use this board for merely looking for
recent descendants. That function is better in the
Surname message boards and mailing lists.

Use the standard procedure in the subject header of
inserting your family ancestor information in the following format
NAME > location > dates

Best Wishes and Happy Hunting to All

John A Hansen
Board Admin

Re: Ancestors postings

Posted: 1010326996000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1010327288000
re: Roll Call and help with Shetland Laurences

Laurence Laurenson, Shetlands b.1780
m. 19/04/1803
Elizabeth Malcolmson, Shetlands, b.1780
George Laurence, Shetlands, b.1810 d.22/08/1883
m. 15/05/1836
Mary Burgess, Shetlands, b.22/06/1816 d.15/07/1865
(George also remarried in 1866 to Ann Davidson b.1832)

son of George and Mary

Thomas Laurence, Shetlands, b. 31/12/1837 d. 21/05/1880 in New Zealand
m. 08/03/1861
Janet Wooler Henry, Shetlands, b.1842 d.1871

(Thomas remarried in 1874, Mary Gifford MacBeath b.1835 d.1918)

children of Thomas and Janet:

George Laurence b.22/06/1861
Laurence Henry Laurence b.21/10/1862
John Robertson Laurenceb.25/02/1864
Thomas Samual Laurenceb.18/07/1865
Mary Burgess Henry Laurence b.3/03/1867
Joseph Wooler Henry Laurence b.22/08/1868 d.25/10/1868
Robert Burgess Laurence b.16/01/1870 (my great grandfather died on a minesweeper during WW1)
James Burgess Laurence b.28/02/1871 d.6/06/1871

Robert Burgess Laurence b.1870 Shetlands
m. Salem Church in Hull, East Yorkshire, England
Amelia Brinkmann

Mary Ann Laurence (Smith?), Hull, b.19/04/1903

Mary Ann Laurence
Gordon Holdsworth b1901/02 d. 1973/04

Son: Gordon Trevor Holdsworth b.29/03/1932 d.08/12/1994
Judith Ann Cudbertson

Son: John Laurence Holdsworth (me) b.19/04/1968

We don't know why but my great grandfather started calling himself Charles Smith, or Charles Laurence-Smith. His brothers and sisters from the Shetlands all seemed to have emigrated to America or Austrailia.
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