On 6 July

Today we’re at the start of a heat wave in Yorkshire – a very rare event! No idea what the weather was like when various ancestors were born.

6 July 1772
Birth of my gggg aunt Elizabeth Strachan, baptised on 12 July at Irvine, Ayrshire, daughter of Thomas Alexander and Susannah Alexander. Nothing else further found for her, unfortunately, so it’s possible she didn’t survive childhood. She’d have been about 19 when her parents and siblings moved from Ayrshire to Gorbals, Lanarkshire. In the Gorbals OPRs there is a baptism of Janet Barr in 1794 to John Barr and Betty Strachan, and a marriage for an Elizabeth Strachan to a Peter Strachan in Gorbals in 1804, but nothing found for either that positively links them to Thomas and Susannah.

6 July 1791
Birth of my gggg uncle Francis Oxley at Barnsley, Yorkshire, son of William Oxley and Elizabeth. His niece Margaret Oxley married my gg grandfather Joseph Green. Nothing else found for him in the records.

6 July 1798
Baptism of my gggg uncle John Green at Worsbrough, son of Joseph Green and Ann Cox. Unfortunately I’ve not found any reference to him in the records, so he may have died as a child.

6 July 1928
Birth in Toronto, Canada of my cousin Henry (Harry) Strachan, father of Betty who follows this blog. Pastor Harry Strachan sadly died in 2010 aged 81.

6 July 1973
Birth of my nephew Andrew’s wife Karen, in Australia. Happy Birthday Karen!

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One response to “On 6 July

  1. Betty Strachan Aylestock

    My father was a wonderful man. Thank you for remembering him.

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