Farmers and Craftspeople:

Jenny Blain.
Copyright © J. Blain 2005-10
Newer findings: My father's family:

Blain, Philip, Renton, and Bell lines

Knaggs, Mushet and Gorrie lines
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Leith and Edinburgh: Possible connections of James Philp

There is quite a lot that I've found out about the James Philp born in 1779, son of tailor John Philp, and his ancestry. Extant Edinburgh records include Burgess and Apprenticeship notifications, and while these are (unsurprisingly) incomplete they do add considerably to the clues found. At the time I wrote this section I had been unable to demonstrate whether the James of 1779 was 'my' James, and so separated out the section as a speculative part of the story, interesting in itself regardless of whose ancestors these people were. We now know that James Philp born 1779 became a master cutler and surgical instrument maker. He moved to London, married there, and had one daughter, Mary Ann. He is not, therefore, part of my ancestry.

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