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John Moffat[1]

Male 1785 - 1863  (78 years)


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  • Name John Moffat  [2
    Gender Male 
    Alternate Birth about 1779  Johnstone, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    • Shown as “Johnston, Dumfriesshire” on 1861 Census, “Fonston, Dumfriesshire” on 1851 Census - Roger 8 Feb 2008
    Born 14 March 1785  Moffat, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5, 6
    Census 6 June 1841  Darngarroch, Kirkpatrick Durham, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • 1841 Scotland Census
      Darngerrock, Kirkpatrick Durham, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland

      John Moffat 60 M Farmer Born in Scotland
      Ellison Moffat 55 F Born in Scotland
      Daniel Moffat 20 M Born in Scotland
      Elisabeth Moffat 15 F Born in Scotland
      James Moffat 15 M Born in Scotland
      John Moffat 10 M Born in Scotland
      Mary Moffat 10 F Born in Scotland
      Jean Moffat 60 F F S Born in Scotland


      http://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1841Scotland&indiv=try&h=1055624
    Census 30 March 1851  Darngarroch, Kirkpatrick Durham, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • 1851 Scotland Census
      Darngerrock, Kirkpatrick Durham, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland

      John Moffat 72 M Head Farmer Born in Fonston, Dumfries
      William Moffat 32 M Son Born in Sanquhar, Dumfries
      Mary Moffat 24 F Daughter Born in Dunscore, Dumfries
      Janet Moffat 18 F Son's Wife Born in Langhton, Dumfries

      Farmer Of Ae 20 Arab 580 Moor Emp 2 House


      http://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1851Scotland&indiv=try&h=2431804
    Census 7 April 1861  Bennan, Kells, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • 1861 Scotland Census
      Bennan, Kells, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland

      John Moffat 81 M Head Farmer Born in Johnston, Dumfries
      Henrietta Moffat 40 F Wife Born in Urr, Kirkcudbright
      Agness Moffat 15 F Daughter Born in Urr, Kirkcudbright
      Isabella Moffat 8 F Daughter Born in Kells, Kirkcudbright
      Alice Moffat 4 F Daughter Born in Kells, Kirkcudbright
      Mary Moffat 3 F Daughter Born in Kells, Kirkcudbright
      David Moffat 1 M Son Born in Kells, Kirkcudbright
      Jane Moffat 83 F Sister Born in Moffat, Dumfrieshire


      Farmer Of 600 Acres Employing 1 Man And 1 Boy

      http://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1861Scotland&indiv=try&h=1418007
    Died 14 October 1863  Bennan, Kells, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    • Originally entered as “Bennan Kells”. Bennan is a place in Kells Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire - Roger 7 Feb 2008
    Death 15 October 1863  Bennan, Kells, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Alternate Death 18 October 1863  Bennan, Kells, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Originally entered as “Bennan Kells”. Bennan is a place in Kells Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire - Roger 7 Feb 2008
    Things to Check Had some kids when he was older than 70 years. Two marriages. 
    Submitter 53+, 1319 
    Buried after 18 October 1863  Dunscore, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Person ID I214  Clan Moffat Genealogy
    Last Modified 9 February 2008 

    Father Walter Moffat,   b. about 1756, Moffat, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 July 1838, Minsca, Middlebie, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years) 
    Mother Janet Wells,   b. about 1764, Moffat, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F544  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 1 Allison McMichael,   b. 1784, New Cumnock, Ayrshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 January 1850, Darngarroch, Kirkpatrick Durham, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 1806  Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
    +1. Margaret Moffat,   b. 14 October 1808, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 April 1881, Dunscore, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    +2. Janet Moffat,   b. 5 August 1810, Kirkconnel, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 July 1871, Alexandria, Bonhill, Dunbartonshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     3. Jean Moffat,   b. 4 July 1812, Moffat, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 February 1879  (Age 66 years)
     4. Walter Moffat,   b. 2 July 1814, Moffat, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 December 1892, Ipswich, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    +5. Daniel Moffat,   b. 2 July 1816, Dunscore, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1878, Dunscore, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
    +6. William Moffat,   b. 8 October 1817, Dunscore, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 June 1881, Nether Laggan, Dunscore, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
    +7. Elizabeth Moffat,   b. 8 April 1819, Dunscore, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 November 1891, Nithside Cottage, Closeburn, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     8. David Moffat,   b. 8 June 1821, Dunscore, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 November 1851, Ipswich, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
    +9. James Moffat,   b. 20 January 1823, Dunscore, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 June 1895, Ipswich, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    +10. John Moffat,   b. 5 October 1825, Dunscore, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 February 1875, Dunscore, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
     11. Mary Moffat,   b. 14 March 1827, Moffat, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 August 1854, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)
     12. Allison Moffat,   b. 26 March 1828, Moffat, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 February 1829, Dunscore, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     13. Allison Moffat,   b. 19 December 1829, Moffat, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 July 1830, Moffat, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Family ID F545  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 2 Henrietta McVitie or McVitae,   b. about 1821, Urr, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 29 March 1852  [4
    Children 
     1. Isabella Moffat,   b. 1853
     2. Allison McMichael Moffat,   b. 29 October 1856
     3. Mary Moffat,   b. 13 January 1858
     4. David Moffat,   b. 13 August 1859
    Family ID F3124  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 March 1785 - Moffat, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
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  • Histories At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.

  • Notes 
    • Became a farmer. Married a second time and left besides the above one son and three daughters. He is said to have remembered Robert Burns when the poet lived at Ellisland, a farm near Springfield Hill Farm in Dunscore, where the Moffats lived. Accordingto family tradition, our ancestors did not think much of the bard's efforts at farming. (HWM)

      The 1861 Census lists daughter Agness aged 15 (born abt 1846) living here, but doesn’t clearly indicate whose daughter she is - has last name Moffat, so presumably John’s daughter, but also listed as Henrietta’s daughter, but this would mean she was born before marriage to Henrietta - Roger 9 Feb 2008 [2]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1630] .

    2. [S1629] GEDCOM file titled “Moffat family tree.ged”, from Christina Bradnam.

    3. [S2] Hand Written Pedigree Chart, submitted by Kathleen Moffat.

    4. [S50] Clan Moffat Society Lineage Sheet, submitted by Kathleen Moffat.

    5. [S1] Original Moffat GEDCOM File, Robert and Frances Moffitt.

    6. [S1207] GEDCOM file "waite.ged", submitted by Helier Waite.

    7. [S1758] 1841 Census of Scotland.

    8. [S1759] 1851 Census of Scotland.

    9. [S1760] 1861 Census of Scotland.


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