Helen Campbells Parents Caputh Scotland

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I realize because this name and the location are common and also because myself and others have tried to discover this the answer may be a mystery forever.

Helen Campbell born 1783 Caputh buried 1846 HAWKHILL DUNDEE

Married to John Brodie (1783/1848) 11 July 1814 at DOWALLY PERTH SCOTLAND

Is it possible to sort out who her parents were? She is my 3rd great-grandmother.
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Scotlands People, OPR Births and baptisms.

Helen Campbell May 18 1783,may be birth or baptism. Dull ,Perth.

Caputh 6 miles East Dull,in 1783,boundary could be slightly different

Now if her birth is about 1783,then there are several more.Do you show

an exact birth are baptism date.This is only one in 1783.
answered by Wayne Morgan G2G6 Pilot (802k points)
The information came from a marriage certificate, purchased by a 4th cousin, whose family like my great-grandparents came from Forfar she use to visit family in the area every alternate year from Canada where she was living. Also she employed a genealogist to do research between visits. Annie Jones was pretty thorough with what she did, possibly because she followed the Mormon faith and was also an accountant, unfortunately she died unexpectedly without solving the puzzle of this brick wall.

My grandmother said the family belonged to the ald kirk and I imagine that they moved around within the area doing seasonal or casual work whenever it was available. It appears to me the family weren't to bothered with church as most of the births didn't show up till a relevant census showed an extra person. However if Helen was a first child/grandchild it might have been different.

Thank you Heather Douglas.

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