Re: Ann Bain, 1835, Scotland, Nova Scotia
By Alex Dow November 28, 2013 at 08:53:54
You should extract as much information about her in the Archives Canada; and present it here, if there is to be any real chance of identifying her in the Scottish Records.
As she was born before 1855, when Statutory Regisration started in Scotland, we have to rely on the OPRs and the two Censuses for 1841 and 1851 where applicable.
The OPRs are generally for Baptisms, rather than Births per se; and all too frequently do not mention the MOTHER!
There would be little identifying information in the 1841 Census, as it seems highly improbable that she would have an "Occupation" to help in that process.
Whilst she may be old enough to have an Occupation in the 1851 Census, she may have migrated prior to that.
To be a seamstress to the Queen would imply a longer stay in Scotland and the UK generally, leaving less time to have 10 children after migrating to Canada, say roughly 20 years for 10 births - and in those days, additionally here are likely to have been still-births.
However, the Canadian records in detail should be your first port-of-call.
I have tried to access some of the Canadian Censuses - to no avail at present-
Forst time I can remember having problems with that site.