Hi Kingsley, I have been following up info for a friend of the family. There may be no connection, but there are some similarities. This is the information I have: RICHARD DONALDSON, born1816, married MARY DALGLEISH, born abt 1817 Richard and Mary's children were: John Ramage (born mid 1840's) Isabbela (born 1867 approx) Richard (born 1850 approx) In 1852 they left GOREBRIDGE for Australia. Gorebridge is within 20 - 30 miles of Edinburgh and is in MidLothian. This family settled in Wedderburn, Victoria.
I have searched the birth indexes for Mary Dalgliesh and couldn't find one that would definetly tie in with the above Mary, but I believe she is one of the following. I have attached these Mary's because they may or may not be of interest to you: Name, Christening/birth,Place, Father, Mother DALGLIESH Mary, 3/10/1813,Langholm, John Dalgliesh, Margaret Wilson. DALGLIESH Mary,22/12/1816,Langholm, Adam Dalgliesh, Dalzell ??. DALGLIESH Mary, 31/7/1814, Langholm, Michael Dalgliesh,Margaret Jardine. DALGLIESH Mary, 30/7/1815, Collessie, James Dalgliesh. DALGLIESH Mary, 25/4/1813, Leith South, David Dalgliesh, Elisabeth Gordon. DALGLIESH Mary, 4/5/1820, Hobkirk, John Dalgliesh. DALGLIESH Mary, 22/3/1820, Roberton, James Dalgliesh, Jane Johnstone.
I had more luck with Richard Donaldson: Christening - 6 Oct 1816, at Temple, parents were John Donaldson and Mary Ramage. Marriage for Richard and Mary was 24 June 1842 at Temple.(Temple is possibly less than 5 miles from Gorebridge). John Donaldson and Mary Ramage married on 25/11/1811 at Edinburgh.
I have some 1841 census information for Dalgleish, Donaldson and Ramage for the Temple area:
1841 Census for Temple: Donaldson: House No. 16 Stobbs Mills John Head Age 48 Gunpowder Maker Mary Wife 56 Mary Daug 20 Elizabeth Daug 15 Janet Daug 11
Dalgliesh: House No. 3 Gorebridge John - Head - Age 25- Joiner & Spirit Dealer Jane Wife 25 Adam Brother 20 Joiner Adam Son 4 Jane Daug 6m
Dalgliesh: Gladhouse Mill Stables James Head Age 20 Man Servant
Dalgliesh: Rosebery Mains Stables George Head Age 15 Man Servant
Ramage: House No. 1 Moorfoot (Wilson) Margaret Servant Age 20 Servant.
Ramage: House No. 2 Braidwood Alexander Head Age 25 Agricultural Labourer Mary Wife 25 George Son 5 William Son 3 Mary Daug 1
Ramage: House No. 7 Temple Richard Head Age 65 Agricultural Labourer
Ramage: House No. 25 Gorebridge Gibson) Richard Apprentice Age 17 Apprentice Baker
If you think there may be a connection, please let me know. I don't have much info and would love more on the Dalgleish side. thanks Jen email: email@example.com