Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Napier witnesses: John Smith

John Smith was a 75-year old witness from Balallan, who gave evidence to the Napier Commission at Keose on 12 June 1883. We find him on the 1861 census in the parish of Lochs, born at Eskin [Eishken, the Park district] in 1807. He is married to Flora, and has 6 children, John (28), Anne (21), Roderick (24), Marrion (22), Kenneth (12) and Malcolm (6). The 1851 census shows the couple again at Balallan, also with David and Murdo amongst their offspring. I have been unable to locate this John Smith in later censuses.

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