John Moffat

John Moffat

Male 1870 - 1942  (71 years)  Submit Photo / DocumentSubmit Photo / Document


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  • Gender Male 
    Born 15 May 1870  Coldingham, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Census 3 April 1881  Renton Barns Farm Cottage, Coldingham, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    • 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  Renton House, Coldingham, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • 1891 British Census:
      Civil Parish of Coldingham, Quoad Sacra Parish of Houndwood, School Board District of Coldingham
      Dwelling: Renton Mansion House
      Name Relation to Head Marr Age Occupation Employed Birthplace
      John MOFFAT Servant Unm 21 Footman X Berwick Coldingham

      Dwelling: Renton Mansion House Gardener Cottage
      Census Place: Coldingham, Berwick, Scotland
      George MOFFAT Head Marr 32 Coachman Domestic Servant X Berwick Coldingham
      Marjory MOFFAT Wife Marr 34 Berwick, Hutton
      Janet MOFFAT Dau 4 Berwick, Coldingham
      Isabella MOFFAT Dau 2 Berwick, Coldingham
    Died 19 April 1942  [5
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    Person ID I533  Roger
    Last Modified 11 July 2009 

    Father George Moffat,   b. before 23 April 1831,   d. 13 November 1913, Renton House, Coldingham, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 82 years) 
    Mother 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) 
    Family ID F59  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 May 1870 - Coldingham, Berwickshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 5 April 1891 - Renton House, Coldingham, Berwickshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    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".

    Documents
    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.
    1891 Census for Coldingham, Berwickshire, Scotland
    1891 Census for Coldingham
    Shows George Moffat, his wife Marjory Wilson and 2 children Janet and Isabella living in the Gardener's Cottage at Renton Mansion House. George's brother John is listed as a Footman living in Renton Mansion House.

  • Sources 
    1. [S327] Vital Record from Statutory Registers of Scotland, Published by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
    2. [S250] Index and transcription to 1881 British Census, published by the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
    3. [S464] eMail message titled “Re: Moffat”, from Olive Hooton.
    4. [S347] British Census of 1891 for Renton House Mansion, Coldingham, Berwickshire, Scotland.
    5. [S573] Descendant Chart, hand drawn by Jean Fleming.


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