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George Moffat

Male about 1792 - 1844


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  • Name  George Moffat  [1, 2
    Gender  Male 
    Born  about 1792  Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Birth year calculated from age at death on headstone. 1841 Census says "Born in County"
    Census  6 June 1841  Renton Cottage, Coldingham, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Parish of Houndwood Quoad Sacra (formerly Coldingham) Page 5-6
      Renton Cottage
      George Moffat 45 Ag Lab Born in Berwickshire
      Isabel Moffat 45 Born in Berwickshire
      Alexander Moffat 20 Ag Lab Born in Berwickshire
      Margaret Moffat 15 Ag Lab Born in Berwickshire
      Eliza Moffat 15 Ag Lab Born in Berwickshire
      William Moffat 10 Born in Berwickshire
      George Moffat 8 Born in Berwickshire
      Catherine Moffat 5 Born in Berwickshire
    Joan's Notes  abt 1799, of, Blackerstone, Longformacus, Berwickshire, Scotland  [5
    Died  15 January 1844  Harelawside Farm, Coldingham, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried  after 15 January 1844  Preston Kirk, Preston, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
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    Notes 
    • Extensive searches have not revealed who George’s parents were. They were NOTJohn Moffat ID15502 and Jean Bog(ue) ID15503 as had been believed for many years.
      John Moffat and Jean Bog(ue) had a son George ID15501 who was born in 1791, but his death certificate revealed that he died Single in 1856 - 12 years after “my” George died in 1844.

      Following the Scottish Naming Pattern as applied to George Moffat and Isabella Clark’s children suggests that George’s parents were Alexander Moffat and Margaret:

      Alexander - 1st son - father’s father
      Agnes - 1st daughter - mother’s mother - Agnes - correct
      Margaret - 2nd daughter - father’s mother
      Isabella - 3rd daugther - mother - Isabella - correct
      Elisabeth - 4th daughter - mother’s eldest sister - ?
      William - 2nd son - mother’s father - William - correct
      George - 3rd son - father - George - correct
      Catherine - 5th daughter - ?

      So it seems George Moffat and Isabella Clark likely did name their children as per the naming pattern, which points to George’s parents being Alexander and Margaret.

      There is a marriage record for an Alexander Moffat and Margaret Lauder in 1784 in Legerwood, Berwickshire, Scotland which seems like a good fit, but no birth records for any children to this couple can be found.

      Investigations continue...
    Person ID  I32  Roger
    Last Modified  10 June 2009 

    Father  Mister Moffat 
    Mother  Miss [--?--] 
    Family ID  F25  Family Group Sheet

    Family/Spouse  Isabel Clark,   b. before 8 January 1792, Fogo, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 January 1858, Penmanshiel, Cockburnspath, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  30 May 1817  Bunkle & Preston, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Alternate Wedding  1 June 1817  Greenlaw, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 
     1. Alexander Moffat,   b. 18 December 1818, Coppermine, Bunkle & Preston, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 August 1885, Balclutha, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Agnes Moffat,   b. 18 December 1819, Hoardweel, Bunkle & Preston, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 March 1901, Tower Farm, Cockburnspath, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Margaret Moffat,   b. 20 December 1821, Hoardweel, Bunkle & Preston, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes - date unknown
    >4. Isabella Moffat,   b. about 1823, Longformacus, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 1907, Knowes Farm, Whitekirk, Haddingtonshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Elisabeth Moffat,   b. 4 November 1825,   d. Yes - date unknown
    >6. William Moffat,   b. 25 May 1829, Blackerstone, Longformacus, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 September 1895, Balclutha, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location
    >7. George Moffat,   b. before 23 April 1831,   d. 13 November 1913, Renton House, Coldingham, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    >8. Catherine Moffat,   b. 27 January 1834, Drakemire, Bunkle & Preston, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 July 1895, New England, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F16  Family Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - about 1792 - Berwickshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 30 May 1817 - Bunkle & Preston, Berwickshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAlternate Wedding - 1 June 1817 - Greenlaw, Berwickshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 6 June 1841 - Renton Cottage, Coldingham, Berwickshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 January 1844 - Harelawside Farm, Coldingham, Berwickshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - < - after 15 January 1844 - Preston Kirk, Preston, Berwickshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos

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    Hoardweel Farm, Berwickshire, Scotland
    Hoardweel Farm, Berwickshire, Scotland
    The sign at the entrance to Hoardweel Farm on the A6112 road.
    Agnes Moffat (513, 1819) and Margaret Moffat (514, born 1821) were born here to George Moffat (32) and Isabella Clark (33), so it is presumed that George and Isabella and their first son Alexander (born 1818 at Coppermine) lived here during this time. Their 4th child Elisabeth was born at Blakerstone in 1825.
    Roger Moffat and Lisa Christensen visited this farm 22 June 2000.
    Sandy  Bain with the sign to Hoardweel Farm - August 2005
    Sandy Bain with the sign to Hoardweel Farm - August 2005
    View of Hoardweel Farm taken from very near the sign on the road.
    View of Hoardweel Farm taken from very near the sign on the road.
    George Moffat and Isabel Clark presumably lived here from about 1819 to 1825 when two of their children (Agnes, born 1819) and Margaret (born 1821) were born here.
    Hoardweel Farm, Berwickshire, Scotland
    Hoardweel Farm, Berwickshire, Scotland
    Some of the buildings and the farm house of present day Hoardweel Farm. George Moffat presumably worked here in the 1820 - 1825 time period where two of his children Agnes (1819) and Margaret (1821) were born.
    Visited by Roger Moffat and Lisa Christensen 21 June 2000.
    Sign at one entrance to Blakerston Farm.
    Sign at one entrance to Blakerston Farm.
    Blakerston Farm is part of St Bathans Estates - a 6000 acre farm originally owned by the Turnbull Family. Now it is a "game farm" raising about 80,000 pheasants each year for release in Britain and Europe for game hunting.
    William (1825), Elisabeth (1829) and George (1831) Moffat were born here to George Moffat and Isabella Clark, presumably while George and/or Isabella worked on Blakerston Farm.
    Visited by Roger Moffat and Lisa Christensen 21 June 2000.
    Descriptive sign at Abbey St Bathans
    Descriptive sign at Abbey St Bathans
    This sign shows the locations of the Blakerston Farm, the Retreat House, and Abbey St Bathans church. George Moffat and Isabella Clark had 3 children - William, Elisabeth and George, born at Blakerston Farm.
    View of Blakerston Farm on the way to the Game Keeper's Cottage.
    View of Blakerston Farm on the way to the Game Keeper's Cottage.
    Photo taken on the drive in from the road to the farm buildings and game keeper's cottage.
    Visited by Roger Moffat and Lisa Christensen 21 June 2000.
    Blakerston Farm Gamekeeper Cottage
    Blakerston Farm Gamekeeper Cottage
    This cottage on Blakerston Farm is used by the head game keeper. He is the one responsible for raising 100,000 pheasants from 150,000 pheasant eggs each year.
    Visited by Roger Moffat and Lisa Christensen 21 June 2000.
    St Bathans Church.
    St Bathans Church.
    This church on the St Bathans properties may have been the church attended by George Moffat and his family in the 1820s. The house visible in the distance was "the Laird's House".
    Headstone of George Moffat and Isabella Clark
    Headstone of George Moffat and Isabella Clark
    Photo shows Roger Moffat and Jean Fleming with the headstone of George Moffat and Isabella Clark.
    George and Isabella are Roger's great great great grandparents - Jean's great great grandparents.

    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 George Moffat and his wife Isabella (Clark) and their children Alexander, Margaret, Eliza(beth), William, George and Catherine living at Renton Cottage, Coldstream, Berwickshire, Scotland

    Headstones
    Headstone of George Moffat and Isabella Clark
    Headstone of George Moffat and Isabella Clark
    Headstone in Preston Kirk Yard. Visited by Roger and Lisa on 16 August 2005. Inscription says:
    Sacred
    to the Memory
    of
    GEORGE MOFFAT who died at
    Harelawside January 15 1844
    aged 52 years
    and of
    ISABELLA CLARK
    his wife who died January 31 1858
    aged 64 years

    Histories
    Travels of the Moffats - by Peter Moffat
    Travels of the Moffats - by Peter Moffat
    This article written by Peter Moffat describes his travels in the footsteps of his ancestors in Berwickshire as he visited the farms and places where several generations of Moffat and Houliston ancestors lived and worked

  • Sources 
    1. [S61] Hand Drawn Pedigree Chart, hand drawn by Ashley Moffat.

    2. [S70] Old Parish Register from New Register House, Edinburgh, Scotland, indexed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

    3. [S230] Tombstone Transcription, Compiled by David C Cargill.

    4. [S759] British Census of 1841 for Houndwood quoad sacra, Berwickshire, Scotland.

    5. [S15] GEDCOM File “Joan.ged”, from Joan van’t Wout, ID No 3998.

    6. [S154] Vital Record from Old Parish Registers of Scotland, published by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

    7. [S155] Vital Record from Old Parish Registers of Scotland, published by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


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