John Moffat

John Moffat

Male 1825 - 1875  (50 years)  Submit Photo / DocumentSubmit Photo / Document


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  • Gender Male 
    Born 5 June 1825  Duns, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Census 6 June 1841  Renton Barns, Coldingham, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Parish of Houndwood Quoad Sacra (formerly Coldingham) Page 7-8
      Renton Barns
      George Moffat 40 Ag Lab Born in Berwickshire
      Margaret Moffat 40 Born in Berwickshire
      John Moffat 15 Born in Berwickshire
      Isabella Moffat 13 Born in Berwickshire
      Jane Moffat 11 Born in Berwickshire
      Margaret Moffat 9 Born in Berwickshire
      Barbara Moffat 6 Born in Berwickshire
      Mary Moffat 2 Born in Berwickshire
      Adam Moffat 5 months Born in Berwickshire
    Died 27 October 1875  [3
    Buried after 27 October 1875  Swinton Churchyard, Swinton, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
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    Person ID I11786  Roger
    Last Modified 27 February 2007 

    Father Ancestors AncestorsGeorge Moffat,   b. 1802,   d. 8 May 1867, Mount Pleasant, Edrom, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Margaret Patterson or Paterson,   b. 1800,   d. 11 September 1851  (Age 51 years) 
    Family ID F8713  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Ancestors AncestorsJane Hogg,   b. 8 June 1823, Chirnside, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 January 1905, Greenlaw, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 25 November 1849  Coldingham, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
       1. Male George Moffat,   b. 15 December 1851, Edrom, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes - date unknown
       2. Female Elisabeth Moffat,   b. 14 August 1854,   d. Yes - date unknown
       3. Male Alexander Moffat,   b. 10 November 1856, Coldingham, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes - date unknown
       4. Male James Moffat,   b. about 1862, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes - date unknown
       5. Male Adam Moffat,   b. about 1865, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes - date unknown
    Last Modified 27 February 2007 
    Family ID F8714  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
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  • Photos
    Sign at entrance to Swinton Church
    Sign at entrance to Swinton Church
    This is the sign at the entrance to Swinton Church, Swinton, Berwickshire, Scotland.

    Viewed and photographed by Roger Moffat 21 June 2000.
    Stone tablet inside the Swinton Church
    Stone tablet inside the Swinton Church
    A stone inside the church notes the age of the church, and the date of a rebuilding:

    “Make no delay to turn to the lord - Anno 1593”.

    Viewed and photographed by Roger Moffat 21 June 2000.
    Sign on the wall of the Swinton Church
    Sign on the wall of the Swinton Church
    A sign inside the church lists the “fewars” of the church - a “feuar” is one who holds a feu..

    “A free and gratuitous right to lands made to one for service to be performed by him; a tenure where the vassal, in place of military services, makes a return in grain or in money”.

    Viewed and photographed by Roger Moffat 21 June 2000.
    Swinton church yard and Swinton Church
    Swinton church yard and Swinton Church
    A view across the front of the church yard from the Moffat headstone to the Swinton Church.

    Viewed and photographed by Roger Moffat 21 June 2000.
    Window in Swinton Church, Swinton, Berwickshire, Scotland
    Window in Swinton Church, Swinton, Berwickshire, Scotland
    A view of the window of the Swinton Church taken from inside the church.

    Viewed and photographed by Roger Moffat 21 June 2000.

    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 family of George Moffat and his wife Margaret (Patterson), and their children John, Isabella, Jane, Margaret, Barbara, Mary and Adam living at Renton Barns, Coldingham, Berwickshire, Scotland

    Headstones
    Headstone of George Moffat and Margaret Patterson and Family
    Headstone of George Moffat and Margaret Patterson and Family
    Headstone in the church yard of the Swinton Church, Swinton, Berwickshire, Scotland.

    Viewed and photographed on 21 June 2000 by Roger Moffat.

    Inscription says:
    Erected
    by George Moffat Tenant
    in Mount Pleasant
    In Memory of his wife
    Margret Patterson who died
    the 11th Sep. 1854 aged 51 years
    And the above George Moffat
    who died the 8th May 1867
    aged 65 years
    Also of his Son John Moffat
    who died the 27th October 1875
    aged 50 years
    Also Jane Hogg wife of the above
    John Moffat who died at
    Greenlaw 29th January 1905
    aged 81 years.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1704] Old Parish Birth Register - Search Results from Scotland's People.
    2. [S758] British Census of 1841 for Houndwood quoad sacra, Berwickshire, Scotland.
    3. [S145] Tombstone Photograph, picture taken by Roger Moffat.
    4. [S457] Vital Record from Old Parish Registers of Scotland, published by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


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