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Subject: Re: [JAMESON] Robert Jameson 1932 - 1908 .His son, Reyburn,was my father's father
Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2012 12:56:21 -0000
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I agree with Anne's analysis.
The 1863 book by Captain Robert Jameson provides quite few clues.
At the time of writing he must have been quite senior to have such a knowledge of the Regiment. References in the book have him receiving medals during the Crimean War in 1855, as Anne points out. Also, he was promoted from Sergeant to Quarter Master in 1849. So he couldn't have been born in 1840!
Alas, I can find no references to Capt Robert Jameson in 1861 or subsequent UK Census records, so he may have retired
But I have found the registered birth of Robert Jameson in Salford, Manchester in Jan-Mar 1840. If anyone wants to purchase a copy of the registration the reference is 1840 Salford Vol 20, Page 803. That would give his Father and should provide unambiguous proof of the connection
In the meantime, I think it is s good working hypothesis that Robert Jameson who settled in Sth Africa was the son of Captain Robert Jameson of Kilmarnock.
Can we find the Father's birth? There were only two Robert Jamesons born in Ayrshire 1790-1826 - in 1794 and 1797. Neither in Kilmarnock, unfortunately, though one was in Beith, not far from Kilmarnock.
Hope this helps.
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