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Re: Canadian Livingstones

Postby Canadian Livingstone » Fri Nov 28, 2014 2:48 am

Hi John,
Forbes obviously became a popular name amongst these Aberdeen family of Livingstons because of Mrs John Livingston (Isabella Forbes). It began when John Livingston and Isabella Forbes named their eldest son born in 1818 Charles Forbes Livingston and their youngest son Forbes Livingston b. abt. 1837.

I discovered yesterday there was will of Isabella Forbes. I am hoping there is one for her husband John Livingston who apparently died sometime after the 1841 census but before the 1851 Census. I have not seen Isabella's complete will but it was probated two years after her death in Aberdeen in 1856 and it looks like she left everything to her eldest Charles Forbes Livingston. A will for her husband John Livingston would be useful in detemining the date or at least the year it which he passed away. There are so many FOrbes Livingstons in Aberdeen in the 1800's connected to this family it hard to keep track of them. Charlotte also had a brother named Forbes. Forbes Livingston born in 1837 son of John Livingston and Isabella Forbes also had a son named Forbes I think who was a witness to his death in 1892 if I recall correctly. And of course Charlotte Livingston's son born in 1918 who came with her to Canada was named Douglas Forbes Livingston (Douglas Forbes Allen). What do you think John? This has be Charlotte's Livingston's Kin, this john Livingston and Isabel Forbes family group don't you think? You may have noticed in one of my earlier postings that I was able to find John Livingston and Isabel Forbes marriage record from 1816 in Old Marchar Parish in Aberdeen a few years before their eldest son Charles Forbes Livingstone was born but unfortunately if gave no information as to who John's parents were. As mentioned I suspect that the PEter Livingston that like JOhn and isbella Livington lived in the early 1800's in Inverurie, Aberdeen and by the early 1840's ended up in the CIty of Aberdeen are brothers and I know from peters death record who his parents were and that PEter and his parents were not from Aberdeenshire but originated in Strathmiglo, Fifeshire. Cant of course prove a definite family connection between Peter and JOhn Livingston with birth records for John because we dont have them. Anyways whatever I found regarding John Livingston and his family is in all these postings. FOr now I would be happy if this John Livngston and Isabell Forbes family group in Aberdeen proves to be Charlotte's family. I am pretty much convinced that it is.



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Donald
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Re: Canadian Livingstones

Postby Canadian Livingstone » Sat Nov 29, 2014 9:02 pm

Hi John,

It is interesting that there are several records for the Forbes Livingston born abt. 1837 or 1838 in Inverurie living in Aberdeen dated 1866, 1867,1870 and 1872 indicating he travelled to New South Wales,Australia but apparently returning home to Aberdeen. In the 1891 Census Forbes Livingston born in Inverurie is back with the family in St. Nicholas parish, Aberdeen. He then died in 1892 and in the 1901 Census you see his wife May Livingstone (May Fides) living with her four daughters and recorded as "living on her own mean". This Forbes Livingston was the youngest son of John Livingston and Isabella Forbes of Aberdeen. He would have been the Uncle of Charlotte Livingston's father William Livingston born abt. 1855.

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Donald
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Re: Canadian Livingstones

Postby Druske » Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:00 pm

Hi Donald; I apologize to no end for my lack of response to your many posts to my query. I found them just recently, and as of last night (March 12, 2020) now have access to this forum again. And I'm so thankful for this!
So...WOW! I am astounded at how much information you have found on our limb of the Livingstone clan. I cannot thank you enough. Once I digest this information, I'd love to reconnect with you to help me fine tune my information. Would this be ok? I am so excited to immerse myself in this again; I've been lost trying to find information that you've been providing.
Please accept my sincerest thanks for everything you've done for me!
With huge respect,
Robin :)
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