Saturday, 4 July 2015

52 Ancestors - week 27 - Independent

The American declaration of Independence took place on the 4th of July in 1776.  

As I have no direct ancestors that I know of in America I've decided to write about an ancestor who was born in that year.

According to the 1841 census my 4th great grandmother, Agnes CUNNINGHAM, was born in 1776 at Largo, Fife, Scotland.   I don't know who her parents were.

She married Andrew MASON on the 15th of May 1795 at Kemback, Fife.
Andrew and Agnes MASON had 14 children born at Largo, Fife over the next 23 years, including 3 sets of twins.

  1. John Berwick - 4 Feb 1798
  2. Andrew - 16 April 1800
  3. Euphemia - 9 July 1802
  4. David - 27 June 1804
  5. Jean - 29 Oct 1806
  6. Thomas - 31 July 1808
  7. Grizal (Grace) - 27 July 1810
  8. Andrew - 30 June 1812
  9. Peter Webster - 17 Sept 1814 d 1 March 1892 Bendigo, Vic. (my ggg grandfather)
  10. Robert - 17 Sept 1814
  11. Archibald Goodsir - 8 July 1816
  12. Janet Goodsir - 8 July 1816
  13. Anstruther - 30 Dec 1818
  14. James Durham - 30 Dec 1818
Agnes (CUNNINGHAM) MASON died at Largo on the 11th of June 1854 aged 78 which I think is an amazing acheivement for that time, after so many children and three lots of twins to boot! 
Her husband Andrew had predeceased her by thirteen years.

52 Ancestors Challenge 
  by Amy Johnson Crow at 
"No Story Too Small"











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