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Henry Purvis Moffat

Male 1806 - 1878  (72 years)


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  • Name Henry Purvis Moffat  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Born 1806  Edinburgh, Edinburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Submitter 165 
    Died 1878  [1
    Buried 1878  Durham, Durham Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I6541  Clan Moffat Genealogy
    Last Modified 6 February 2006 

    Father Charles Moffat,   b. about 1760,   d. 18 May 1828  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Mother Jane Bowhill,   b. about 1768,   d. 15 May 1841, Edinburgh, Edinburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Family ID F47344  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Margaret Young,   b. about 1811, Edinburgh, Edinburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. February 1886, County Dublin, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Banns Placed 18 April 1830  Westruther, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Married 25 April 1830  Westruther, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • They lived for a while in the Stockbridge District of Edinburgh. In the 1841 Census they were living at 24 and 26 Brunswick St. in Edinburgh. Henry was 35, a dairyman and “not born in this district”. Margaret was 30 and also “ not born in this district” , so chances are that they moved to Edinburgh after their marriage , and that Henry found work as a stock feeder/ dairyman. From the work of Sandra McGinn we know that Henry was listed as Cowfeeder No. 2A. [2]
    Children 
    +1. Charles Moffat,   b. 1831, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1909  (Age 78 years)
     2. Thomas Moffat,   b. 26 June 1833
     3. Janet Nisbet Moffat,   b. 1834,   d. Yes - date unknown
     4. John Young Moffat,   b. 1838,   d. 28 March 1866, Islington, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)
    +5. George Moffat,   b. 22 June 1840, Edinburgh, Edinburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 November 1885, Marshall, Harrison Co., Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     6. Robert Young Moffat,   b. 1843
     7. Henry Young Moffat,   b. 1844,   d. 1915  (Age 71 years)
     8. Jean Ann “Jeannie” Moffat,   b. 1854,   d. Yes - date unknown
    Family ID F4113  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Histories
    Henry Purvis Moffat and Margaret Young
    Henry Purvis Moffat and Margaret Young
    Article about Henry Purvis Moffat and Margaret Young written by Marion Doidge.

  • Notes 
    • Henry Purvis Moffat passed away by "falling down" from heart failure while happily puttering around in his son Charles' barn. He emmigrated to Durham without his wife and the family story is that they were separated for an unknown reason. [Source 471]

      Marion Doidge reports that it’s unlikely that Henry Purves Moffat was a son of Charles Moffat and Jane Bowhill [Source 932] [3, 4]

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

    2. [S934] Document titled “Henry Purvis Moffat and Margaret Young”, written by Marion Doidge.

    3. [S932] Document titled “Moffat Family”, written by Marion Doidge.

    4. [S471] titled henry purvis moffat, Margaret Young line correction, eMail Message from Sandra Moffat McGinn.


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