George Moffat

George Moffat

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  • Gender Male 
    Born before 23 April 1831 
    Baptism 23 April 1831  Blackerstone, Longformacus, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Census 6 June 1841  Renton Cottage, Coldingham, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Parish of Houndwood Quoad Sacra (formerly Coldingham) Page 5-6
      Renton Cottage
      George Moffat 45 Ag Lab Born in Berwickshire
      Isabel Moffat 45 Born in Berwickshire
      Alexander Moffat 20 Ag Lab Born in Berwickshire
      Margaret Moffat 15 Ag Lab Born in Berwickshire
      Eliza Moffat 15 Ag Lab Born in Berwickshire
      William Moffat 10 Born in Berwickshire
      George Moffat 8 Born in Berwickshire
      Catherine Moffat 5 Born in Berwickshire
    Census 30 March 1851  Greenwood, Coldingham, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Book 4 Page 10. Coldingham, Berwickshire, Scotland

      Greenwood
      Isabella Moffat (Clark) Head Widow 58 Retired Berwick, Fogo
      Alexr. Moffat Son Unmarried 31 Railway Labourer Berwick, Bunkle
      Wm Moffat Son Unmarried 21 Farm Servant Berwick, Longformacus
      George Moffat Son Unmarried 19 Farm Labourer Berwick, Longformacus
      Catherine Moffat Daughter Unmarried 17 House Servant Berwick, Bunkle
    Census 3 April 1881  Renton Barns Farm Cottage, Coldingham, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    • 1881 British Census:
      Dwelling: Renton Barns Farm Cottage
      Census Place: Coldingham, Berwick, Scotland
      Source: FHL Film 0224030 GRO Ref Volume 732-2 EnumDist 1 Page 18
      Marr Age Sex Birthplace
      George MOFFAT M 48 M Longformacus, Berwick, Scotland Rel: Head Occ: Farm Steward
      Isabella MOFFAT M 43 F Coldingham, Berwick, Scotland Rel: Wife
      Elizabeth MOFFAT U 20 F Coldingham, Berwick, Scotland Rel: Daur Occ: Ag Lab
      Isabella MOFFAT U 18 F Coldingham, Berwick, Scotland Rel: Daur Occ: Ag Lab
      Agnes MOFFAT 13 F Coldingham, Berwick, Scotland Rel: Daur Occ: Scholar
      John MOFFAT 10 M Coldingham, Berwick, Scotland
    Census 5 April 1891  Lemington, Coldingham, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Parish of Coldingham, Hillend + Lenington
      1 Lenington
      George Moffat Head Mar 58 Farm Steward Berwick, Longformacus
      Isabella Moffat Wife Mar 53 Berwick, Coldingham
      Elizabeth Moffat Daur Unm 30 Farm Servant Berwick, Coldingham
      Anges Moffat Daur Unm 23 Farm Servant Berwick, Coldingham
    Died 13 November 1913  Renton House, Coldingham, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Buried after 13 November 1913  Coldingham Churchyard, Coldingham, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Headstones Submit Headstone Photo Submit Headstone Photo 
    Notes 
    • OPR Longfomacus

      Was Witness at wedding of brother William Moffat and Ellen Houliston [8, 9]
    Person ID I516  Roger
    Last Modified 21 August 2015 

    Father George Moffat,   b. about 1792, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 January 1844, Harelawside Farm, Coldingham, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years) 
    Mother Isabel Clark,   b. before 8 January 1792, Fogo, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 January 1858, Penmanshiel, Cockburnspath, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 66 years) 
    Family ID F16  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Isabella Paterson,   b. about 1841,   d. 5 January 1901, Renton House, Coldingham, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Married 1 January 1858  Edinburgh Parish, Edinburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Children 
    +1. George Moffat,   b. 6 November 1858, Oldhamstocks, Haddingtonshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 April 1924, Hardies Mill Place, Gordon, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     2. Elizabeth Moffat,   b. 24 May 1860, Coldingham, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 December 1930, Harelawside Farm, Coldingham, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    +3. Isabella Moffat,   b. 1 November 1862, Coldingham, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 March 1935  (Age 72 years)
    +4. Jane Paterson Moffat,   b. 26 February 1865, Coldingham, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1943, Morebattle, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     5. Alexander Moffat,   b. 4 February 1867, Coldingham, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. about 1870, Coldingham, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
    +6. Agnes Moffat,   b. 30 January 1868, Coldingham, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1942, East Reston Mill Cottage, Eyemouth, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     7. John Moffat,   b. 15 May 1870, Coldingham, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 April 1942  (Age 71 years)
    Family ID F59  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 23 April 1831 - Blackerstone, Longformacus, Berwickshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 6 June 1841 - Renton Cottage, Coldingham, Berwickshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 30 March 1851 - Greenwood, Coldingham, Berwickshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 5 April 1891 - Lemington, Coldingham, Berwickshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 November 1913 - Renton House, Coldingham, Berwickshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - after 13 November 1913 - Coldingham Churchyard, Coldingham, Berwickshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Sign at one entrance to Blakerston Farm.
    Sign at one entrance to Blakerston Farm.
    Blakerston Farm is part of St Bathans Estates - a 6000 acre farm originally owned by the Turnbull Family. Now it is a "game farm" raising about 80,000 pheasants each year for release in Britain and Europe for game hunting.
    William (1825), Elisabeth (1829) and George (1831) Moffat were born here to George Moffat and Isabella Clark, presumably while George and/or Isabella worked on Blakerston Farm.
    Visited by Roger Moffat and Lisa Christensen 21 June 2000.
    Descriptive sign at Abbey St Bathans
    Descriptive sign at Abbey St Bathans
    This sign shows the locations of the Blakerston Farm, the Retreat House, and Abbey St Bathans church. George Moffat and Isabella Clark had 3 children - William, Elisabeth and George, born at Blakerston Farm.
    View of Blakerston Farm on the way to the Game Keeper's Cottage.
    View of Blakerston Farm on the way to the Game Keeper's Cottage.
    Photo taken on the drive in from the road to the farm buildings and game keeper's cottage.
    Visited by Roger Moffat and Lisa Christensen 21 June 2000.
    Blakerston Farm Gamekeeper Cottage
    Blakerston Farm Gamekeeper Cottage
    This cottage on Blakerston Farm is used by the head game keeper. He is the one responsible for raising 100,000 pheasants from 150,000 pheasant eggs each year.
    Visited by Roger Moffat and Lisa Christensen 21 June 2000.
    St Bathans Church.
    St Bathans Church.
    This church on the St Bathans properties may have been the church attended by George Moffat and his family in the 1820s. The house visible in the distance was "the Laird's House".
    George Moffat and Isabella Paterson Family
    George Moffat and Isabella Paterson Family
    Scanned from picture by Ewan Caldwell
    Left to Right:
    Isabella Moffat, Agness Moffat, George Moffat, Jane Moffat,
    Elizabeth Moffat, Isabella (Patterson) Moffat, John Moffat, George Moffat.

    Back of photo indicates it was taken in Dunse, Scotland by "D Davidson, Castle Street, Dunse The Dunse photographic Studio", and handwritten on back says "Moffat Family Scotland".

    At first it was believed that this was Robert Moffat and Abigail Stoddart and family from New Zealand in Scotland for a visit. But this seems unlikely given what a trip from New Zealand to Scotland and return would have entailed in the 1890s and Dad's belief that the family were never very well off, so couldn't have afforded such a journey, and information from Dad and Uncle Bob both that World War 1 was the first time Grandad had been out of New Zealand.

    It seems much more likely that it is Robert Moffat's cousin George Moffat and his family in Scotland.
    George Moffat and Isabella Paterson Family in Scotland - back of photo.
    George Moffat and Isabella Paterson Family in Scotland - back of photo.
    Scanned from photo by Ewan Caldwell
    This is the back of the photo - shows name and address of photo studio in Dunse, Scotland, and handwritten note "Moffat Family Scotland".
    George Moffat and Isabella Patterson
    George Moffat and Isabella Patterson
    Image provided by Jean Fleming, descendant of George and Isabella Moffat
    George Moffat and Isabella Patterson
    George Moffat and Isabella Patterson
    Image provided by Jean Fleming, a descendant of George and Isabella Moffat

    Documents
    1841 Census for Parish of Houndwood Quoad Sacra (formerly known as Coldingham), Berwickshire, Scotland
    1841 Census for Parish of Houndwood Quoad Sacra (formerly known as Coldingham), Berwickshire, Scotland
    Shows George Moffat and his wife Isabella (Clark) and their children Alexander, Margaret, Eliza(beth), William, George and Catherine living at Renton Cottage, Coldstream, Berwickshire, Scotland
    1851 British Census for Coldingham, Berwickshire, Scotland
    1851 British Census for Coldingham, Berwickshire, Scotland
    Transcript shows Isabel Moffat (nee Clark), with 4 of her children, Alexander, William, George and Catherine. Copy provided by Olive Hooton.
    1891 Census for Coldingham, Berwickshire, Scotland
    1891 Census for Coldingham, Berwickshire, Scotland
    Shows George Moffat, his wife Isabella (Paterson) and daughters Elizabeth and Agnes living at 1 Lenington.

    Headstones
    Headstone in Coldingham Church Yard, Berwickshire, Scotland
    Headstone in Coldingham Church Yard, Berwickshire, Scotland
    Shows George Moffat and Isabella Patterson, two of their children and the wife of George (Junior)

    IN LOVING MEMORY
    OF
    ISABELLA PATTERSON
    WIFE OF GEORGE MOFFAT
    WHO DIED 5 JAN 1901 AGED 60 YEARS
    ALSO ALEXANDER THEIR SON
    WHO DIED IN INFANCY
    ALSO AT RENTON HOUSE THE ABOVE
    GEORGE MOFFAT
    WHO DIED 13 NOV 1913 AGED 82 YEARS
    ALSO GEORGE MOFFAT SON WHO DIED
    AT H__DIES MILLS PLACE GORDON
    25 APRIL 1924 AGED 66 YEARS
    ALSO MARGORIE WILSON WIFE OF THE
    ABOVE GEORGE MOFFAT
    WHO DIED AT THE HOUSE OF HER SON IN
    LAW AT HOUNDSLOW
    20 MARCH 1949 AGED 92 YEARS

    Histories
    Travels of the Moffats - by Peter Moffat
    Travels of the Moffats - by Peter Moffat
    This article written by Peter Moffat describes his travels in the footsteps of his ancestors in Berwickshire as he visited the farms and places where several generations of Moffat and Houliston ancestors lived and worked

  • Sources 
    1. [S76] Old Parish Register from New Register House, Edinburgh, Scotland, indexed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
    2. [S759] British Census of 1841 for Houndwood quoad sacra, Berwickshire, Scotland.
    3. [S466] eMail message titled “1851 Census”, from Olive Hooton.
    4. [S250] Index and transcription to 1881 British Census, published by the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
    5. [S464] eMail message titled “Re: Moffat”, from Olive Hooton.
    6. [S787] British Census of 1891 for Coldingham, Berwickshire, Scotland.
    7. [S320] Tombstone Photograph, picture taken by Olive Hooten.
    8. [S14] Old Parish Register from New Register House, Edinburgh, Scotland, indexed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
    9. [S209] Copy of entry in Marriage Register for Cockburnspath, Berwickshire, Scotland, entered by John McGregor - Registrar.
    10. [S138] Vital Record from Statutory Registers of Scotland, published by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


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