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JimJeffrey

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Posted - 17 May 2017 :  18:33:32  Show Profile  Visit JimJeffrey's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I'm fairly certain that my Jeffrey ancestry goes through an "Andrew Jeffrey," and his wife, Katherine Steele. According to "Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910," they were married in Fogo, Berwick, Scotland on 20 Jun 1760. In addition, there is a tomb stone in the Chirnside Parish Churchyard, that reads, "Ceatherine Steel spouse to Andreu Jafery 19.3.1776 40 yrs. Andrew Jeffery smith and feuer in Chirnside 12.2.1810 76 yrs. son Peter Jeffrey 1811 49 yrs." I'm reasonably certain that this is the same Andrew and Katherine.
However, other than the mention of their son, Peter, on the tomb stone, there is no mention in all the OPRs of any children born to them, including William Jeffrey, who is my direct ancestor. There is evidence that they were well connected to the Reformed Presbyterian Church In Scotland (also called Cameronians), probably in Chirnside, which would explain this.
Are there any suggestions on how to find out information about the children of Andrew Jeffrey and Katherine Steele, outside of the OPRs? Andrew was said to be the first Presbytery elder appointed in the Chirnside Reformed Church in the 1780s, along with their first minister, Rev. John Reid.

Jim Jeffrey

terianne

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Posted - 19 May 2017 :  10:58:45  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jim

the Cameronians are non-conformists, so most records will not appear on the OPR - you need to look at the church records - most of the borders records are supposed to by held at the heritage hub in Hawick, if not check with the National Archive of Scotland in Edinburgh

Anne Turnbull
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