I originally created this blog to document my work on the family history of my grandmother, Maggie Goodfellow Story, later known as Madge Rogers. She was from Bewcastle. After it became evident that other family historians were attracted to the site, I invited them to share their memories and family histories from Bewcastle and the surrounding parishes. And so, it is evolving into a useful research tool for genealogists. Please note, if you want to read my original work, you will need to scroll down to the beginning of the blog and continue reading up.

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Rosemary Dale




Thursday, 29 October 2009

The Haughans of Bewcastle

I believe I am distantly descended from the Haughans of Bewcastle and wonder if anyone more closely connected to the family can shed any light on the family group.

My mother was a Simpson who was distantly related to one James McKay Jnr who was a quarry owner in the Dalston area of Cumberland. James McKay Jnr was born in Bromfield, Nr Wigton on 9th April 1837.

His father was James McKay Snr who was born in Ireland some time around 1800.

James McKay Snr married a Sarah Haughan on 10 November 1827 in Bromfield, Cumberland . Although they married in Bromfield Sarah came from Bewcastle. She was christened on 23 July 1800 at the Scotch Church , Bewcastle and her parents were William and Margaret Haughan.

I wonder if anyone may know more about William and Margaret Haughan and the extended Haughan family. I guess William Haughan may have been born some time around 1775 to 1780 given he married in 1800.

I noticed some interesting material on the Haughans of Bewcastle on this site and would be most grateful to receive any relevant information on srcs@iinet.net.au

Many thanks in anticipation.

2 comments:

Rosemary said...

I am wondering if the William and Margaret Haughan mentioned here could be the same as Sue mentioned in the first Haughan piece. William's birth date matches. I suppose it would be his first wife, Margaret Wilson (according to Sue). Perhaps Sarah was one of William's 18 children. It is tantalizing to think she may be in the photo of the family.

Rosemary said...

On rereading Sue's post, the photo of the family shows William, the son of the William born in 1770.