It's been some years since I tried to find out more about my Isabella Donaldson of Colvend who moved to Liverpool (as a Baird), Cumbria (as a Banks) and died in Manchester. I gave up ! but I now have a lead.
Isabella was the wife of John Baird according to the census in 1851 and living in Liverpool but I couldn't find the marriage certifcate. It says they are both born in Colvend in Scotland. I can't find the births.
I now find an Isabella Wilson married a John Baird in 1848 in Liverpool. Is it her ? I am waiting for the certificate to see. The timing is right as I have a death for John Baird's first wife just before this. It could fit because it seems Isabella Donaldson may have been married before so I was looking at the wrong name to match on the marriage register.
Can it be that she had first married William Wilson in 1839 in Carlisle and thus was called Wilson when she later married Baird? It seems possible and I have order this certicate too so I can test my theory.
If anyone has information on the Bairds or the Donaldsons of Colvend please get in touch as I hope to find some connection somewhere !!
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