Janet Tait, born ca 1816 in Traquair, died in 1885 in Edinburgh

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She is the daugher of Robert Tait and Agnes Scott and was born in Traquair around 1816. The first mention of her is in the 1841 census where it says she is from Stobo, but other censuses and other data point to Traquair.

I am looking for a parish record of her birth or baptism. Has anyone come across her?
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This is the closest record I can find:

Name: Janet Tait
Gender: Female
Birth Date: 23 Aug 1815
Baptism Date: 4 Jan 1816
Baptism Place: , Saint Boswells, Roxburgh, Scotland
Father: Robert Tait
Mother: Catherine Scott
FHL Film Number: 1067951
Reference ID: 2:18DVB1B

Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013

I wonder if Catherine's middle name is Agnes. Saint Boswells, Roxburgh, Scotland is 90 minutes away from Edinburgh.
Hi Doug, thanks for the reply.

This Janet was born around the right time and has the right father's name and the right mother's surname but the Janet Tait I'm looking for has a mother named Agnes and was born in Traquair, Peeblesshire. There is an outside chance she was born in Stobo, Peeblesshire but I don't think so. Saint Boswells is 20 miles away from Traquair and 30 from Stobo

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Hi Richard:

Have you searched on www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk  ? I have found it quite helpful in the past.



by Ann Carmel G2G6 Mach 2 (29.5k points)
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OPR Banns and Marriages/ Scotlands People.

Robert Tait married Agnes Scott may 20 1815, Traquair,Peebles.
by Wayne Morgan G2G6 Pilot (858k points)

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