Searching for Sources: Parents of John Cunningham

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Hello all,

John Cunningham was born on October 10, 1785 in Hill of Fearn, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland. His parents listed were William Cunningham and Jonat Munro.

I've attempted to use Scotlandspeople to at the very least find a marriage record for either of them (birth records could stray into the Jacobite period, therefore I am not terribly hopeful in that department) but I've come up with nothing. Is anyone else capable of making progress with this? I could, of course, create profiles for them based on their mention in the record for their son, but I'd rather do so with some more concrete evidence like a marriage record.

Is anyone else able to try and find the record in question?
WikiTree profile: John Cunningham
in Genealogy Help by Amelia Utting G2G6 Pilot (187k points)

2 Answers

+1 vote

Looked in FMP and Ancestry but didn’t find anything other than John’s birth/baptism 

Name: John Cunningham
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 18 Oct 1785
Baptism Date: 20 Oct 1785
Baptism Place: Fearn,Ross and Cromarty,Scotland
Father: William Cunningham
Mother: Jonat Munro
FHL Film Number: 990581

Source Information

Ancestry.com. Scotland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.

by Marion Poole G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
+2 votes
Funnily, a Janet Cunningham married a John Munro on 12 December 1784 at Dornoch, which is only about 25 kilometers away across the Firth of Dornoch. Assuming John born 1785 was definitely a Cunningham, perhaps this is the right marriage record but the surnames were switched? Or maybe it was just indexed wrong by ScotlandsPeople. Or maybe there really is a fabulous coincidence of names, dates, and places.
by Barry Smith G2G6 Pilot (217k points)
This is really intriguing! I wonder if they're from the same family. In any case, though it would certainly explain the missing marriage, my John's father was William.

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