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John Moffat

Male 1786 - 1862  (76 years)


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  • Name John Moffat  [1
    Gender Male 
    Born 1786  Moffat, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Census 6 June 1841  Corses, Kirkmichael, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • 1841 Census for Kirkmichael, Dumfriesshire, Scotland
      Name of Village, Street, Square, Close, Court, &ce: Corses

      John Moffat 55 Shoe M Yes (Born in County)
      Margaret Moffat 45 Farm Work Yes
      Amelia Moffat 15 Farm Work Yes
      Elizabeth Moffat 13 Farm Work Yes
      Janet Moffat 11 Yes
      Mary Moffat 8 Yes
      John Moffat 4 Yes
    Submitter 305 
    Died 4 October 1862  [1
    Person ID I22449  Clan Moffat Genealogy
    Last Modified 20 November 2008 

    Father Thomas Moffat,   b. about 1760, Moffat, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. about 1824, Moffat, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Irving,   b. about 1764, Moffat, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F7966  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Margaret Craig,   b. 1796, Kirkmichael, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 December 1879, Corses, Kirkmichael, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Children 
     1. John Moffat,   b. before 6 June 1818, Corses, Kirkmichael, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. before 28 November 1836  (Age < 18 years)
     2. Amelia Moffat,   b. about 1826, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Elizabeth Moffat,   b. about 1828, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. Agnes Moffat,   b. 1829, Kirkmichael, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 October 1896  (Age 67 years)
     5. Janet Moffat,   b. before 15 May 1829, Corses, Kirkmichael, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Mary Moffat,   b. about 1833, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. John Moffat,   b. 28 November 1836
    Family ID F7967  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1786 - Moffat, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    1841 Census for Kirkmichael, Dumfriesshire, Scotland
    1841 Census for Kirkmichael, Dumfriesshire, Scotland
    Census shows John Moffat living at "Corses" - presumably a farm - with his wife Margaret (Craig), and children Amelia, Elizabeth, Janet, Mary and John.

  • Notes 
    • There are no marrage records extant in the old parochial registers of Kirkmichael for John and Margaret Craig. We thought it possible that Agnes might have originally been christened Amelia, but an Amelia Moffat, married to John Burgess, recorded a child in Corses in 1845, and continued to record children until the birth of a daughter, Amelia Jane Burgess in Dryfesdale in 1862. The following entry was also noted in the old parochial register of Kirkmichael. March 18 1815 Baptised lawful daughter of John Moffat and Agnes Beck in Townhead. Two other children were recorded to this couple in Moffat, John Moffat's place of birth. Nov 18 1810 John Moffat shoemaker in Moffat and Agnes Beck had a son baptd called Edward. James Moffat baptised 17 April, 1814. We think that this was probably a first wife of "our" John Moffat. There was no trace found of the marriage of Agnes Beck and John Moffat in the old parochial registers of Moffat 1805 - 1810 - but these records are very patchy- there are no death records in the old parochial registers of Kirkmichael, so we cannot confirm the death of Agnes Beck. John Moffat and Margaret Craig in the 1841 Census of Kirkmichael Address: Corses John Moffat, aged 55, shoemaker, born in county of Dumfries Margt " " 45, farm work, " " " " " Amelia " " 15, " " " " " Janet " " 11, " " " " " *Mary " " 8, " " " " " John " " 4, " " " " "
      *No trace could be found of her birth in the old parochial registers of Kirkmichael. Family in 1851 census of Kirkmichael. Address: Corses John Moffat,Head of house, aged 65, shoemaker, born Moffat Margaret " his wife, aged 54 " Kirkmichael Mary " his daughter, unmarried, aged 19, agricultural labourer, born Kirkmichael *Margaret Wilson, his grand daughter, aged 7, scholar, born Kirkmichael *No trace could be found of her birth in the old parochial register of Kirkmichael. Family in 1861 Census of Kirkmichael Address: Corses John Moffat, head of house, aged 75, shoemaker, born Dumfries-shire, Moffat Margaret " his wife, aged 64, born Dumfries-shire, Kirkmichael Margaret Wilson, his granddaughter, married, aged 17, born Dumfries-shire Kirkmichael Family in 1871 census of Kirkmichael Address: Courses Margaret Moffat, head of house, widow, aged 75, shoemaker's widow, born Kirkmichael *William Bell, her grandson, aged 13, scholar, born Kirkmichael *William Moffat born 30th July, 1857 at Corses; the illegitimate son of Peter Bell, farm servant and Mary Moffat.
      Death of John Moffat On 4th Oct 1862, at Corses, John Moffat, shoemaker died aged 78; married to Margaret Craig, and the son Thomas Moffat, shoemaker and Elizabeth Moffat, madien surname Irving, both deceased. Informant: *John McCubbin, stepson, Beats.
      *In the 1861 Census of Kirkmichael, James McCubbin, aged 44, born Drumfries, was living with his wife and children at Bents. No trace could be found of his birth in the old parochial register of Dumfries 1816-1818.
      Search for the birth of John Moffat No trace could be found of his birth, or of any brothers and sisters in the old parochial registers of Moffat 1780-1798. The registers of Moffat are blank October 1776 to January 1779, and defective 1783 to 1791. This last is probably because a tax of 3 pence per entry was imposed by the government from 1783 to 1794, which discouraged many parents who might otherwise have used the registers. [1]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] Original Moffat GEDCOM File, Robert and Frances Moffitt.

    2. [S1879] 1841 Census of Scotland.


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