On 5 May

A quiet day: only one event, and it raises the issue of not enough evidence to know for sure whether someone’s your ancestor or not.

5 May 1723
Baptism of John Alexander at Auchinleck, Ayrshire, who might be my ggggg grandfather. His father was James Alexander and his mother was not named at his baptism. My gggg grandmother Susannah Alexander was baptised in Auchinleck and her father was John Alexander, and of the other John Alexanders in the records, the one from 1723 is by far the best fit. Sometimes that’s as far as you can get as there just isn’t enough evidence to be sure.

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