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Margaret was born in Murkle, on the other side of the village of Dunnet from Canisbay, and baptized at the parish church at Olrig. Margaret may have been in Canisbay as a farm servant when she met James since her parents and siblings are only known to have been in Olrig. James died before the 1841 census was enumerated. Margaret is very likely enumerated with her son Thomas at his croft in Gills, Caithness.

children of Margaret Coghill and James Dunnet:

i. Thomas b. 28 November 1787
ii. Christian b. 6 February 1790
iii. Isabel b. 8 August 1792
iv. Francis b. 23 April 1795
v. Agnes b. 20 October 1797
vi. James b. 3 September 1800
vii. Thomas b. 2 December 1804
viii. William b. 2 December 1804

vital records sources: Margaret's birth and baptism dates and residence are in the Olrig church register. Her marriage is in the Canisbay church register.


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