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The connection with the Border Duns and the HEICS [Honourable East India Company Service] has now been made and as can be seen from below it can lead to a family moving on to a wider stage -
The service records have yet to be consulted but they are in the British India Office Library and Henry's will be in the military records at the PRO [Public Record Office] at Kew
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1780 DUN JAMES JEAN ANDERSON/ FR1035 SELKIRK Marriage
 
1781 DUN JOHN JAMES DUN & JEAN ANDERSON FR751 SELKIRK Births
1785 DUN HENRY JAMES DUN & JEAN ANDERSON FR763 SELKIRK Births
1787 DUN GEORGE JAMES DUN & JEAN ANDERSON FR771 SELKIRK Births
1789 DUN JAMES JAMES DUN & JEAN ANDISON FR778 SELKIRK Births
1791 DUN ADAM JAMES DUN & JEAN ANDISON FR790 SELKIRK Births
1793 DUN ANDREW JAMES DUN & JEAN ANDISON FR798 SELKIRK Births
1795 DUN MARGARET JAMES DUN & JEAN ANDISON FR805 SELKIRK Births
1803 DUN JOHN ANDERSON JAMES DUN & JEAN ANDERSON FR828 SELKIRK Births

 

Ref. British Library India Office L/MIL/9/115/149
George Dun
Born 5 May 1787

I do hereby certify the following is a true and faithful extract from the register of births and baptisms of the parish of Selkirk in Scotland.. That James Dun, Selkirk, and Jean Anderson his spouse had a son born upon the fifth day of may one thousand seven hundred and eighty seven years and was baptised upon the sixth following by the name George. In presence of John Anderson and George Anderson residenter there.
Extracted from the records of the kirk session of Selkirk this 17 January 1806.

I do hereby certify that the following is a true and faithful extract from the register of birth and baptisms of the parish Selkirk that it contains the date of birth and baptisim of my son George Dun who is the bearer of this and nominated a cadet for the madras establishment by Sir Hugh Inglis bart.

Ref. British Library India Office L/MIL/9/110/371
John Dun
Born 20 July 1781

James Dun residenter in the burgh of Selkirk and Jean Anderson his spouse had a child born upon the 20 July 1781 and baptised by the name of John.
Andrew Haddon, flesher in Selkirk and George Anderson, baker, there witness.

He was to become Maj.-Gen. John Dun

Ref. British Library India Office L/MIL/9/121/252
Adam Dun
James Dun, baker in Selkirk, and Jean Anderson his spouse, had a child born upon the 13th April 1791, and baptised, named Adam.

I do hereby certify, that the foregoing extract from the register of baptisims of the parish of Selkirk, in the county of Selkirk, contains the date of birth of my son, Adam Dun who is the bearer of this and nominated a cadet on the Bombay establishment by the Right Honourable Robert Dundas ......
Witness my hand, this 23rd Day of April, in the year of our Lord 1810.
Jas. Dun

Henry DUN was christened 1
23 Jan 1785 in Selkirk. He died 2 14 May 1815 in Lake Champlain, America.
Medical Officers in the British Army 1660-1960.
Henry Dun (Affluent Surgeon) 92 Foot Regiment. 23 May 1804: 8 Garr-Batt. 18 Dec 1806 (Surgeon) 23 Foot Regiment, 11 Jul 1811: Staff, 26 May 1814. USA. 1814-1815, Drowned in Lake Champlain in America, 14 May 1815. Horse Regiments Mate previous to being commissioned. Regiment detachments were provided with surgeons mates. Mates were appointed by warrant; Surgeons were commissioned officers.

All Dun Births & Marriages now available -just e-mail me.
I've now downloaded all the available material from www.Scotlandspeople.gov.uk - that is 3455 births from 1553-1854
and 996 male marriages and 980 female marriages all for Dun.
However that doesn't mean the quest is over as whilst it is possible to build up family groups
i.e you have the parent's marriage and then that can be linked to births with the same parents.
There are a small number of Births where only the father's name is given - but even here it is possible that the mother is recorded on a subsequent birth - though of course this would require additional confirmation.

The connecting information which might be contained in the original marriage entry isn't yet available online - however it does mean that if you are looking for a particular birth or marriage and I don't have it then it probably wasn't recorded - usual caveats here!
Below is a sample of a Marriage and Births entry - All the data is now in Excel.

MARRIAGE
Year Surname Forename Spouse Name/Frame No Sex Parish GROS Data
1699 DUN WILLIAM AGNES BELL/ FR402 M CERES 415/00 0001

 

BIRTH
Year Surname Forename Parent Names/ Frame No Sex Parish GROS Data
1701 DUN JANET WILLIAM DUN & AGNES BELL U CERES 415/00 0002
1703 DUN DAVID WILLIAM DUN & AGNES BELL U CERES 415/00 0002
1704 DUN AGNES WILLIAM DUN & AGNES BELL U CERES 415/00 0002
1707 DUN MARGARET WILLIAM DUN & AGNES BELL U CERES 415/00 0002
1709 DUN THOMAS WILLIAM DUN & AGNES BELL U CERES 415/00 0002
1700 DUN WILLIAM WILLIAM DUN & AGNES BELL FR403 U CERES 415/00 0001

This is an example where all the data comes together as we would wish - all won't be as accommodating.

If you are looking for particular births or marriages just e-mail me and I'll look them up. Eventually it's planned to make up this data into trees in an Excel format so they can be e-mailed or downloaded.

 

You can now search on-line all Scottish Records 1550-1925 all for modest 6 for 30 entries see more at www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk another site worth consulting is www.scottishdocuments.com giving online access to testaments.

 

For those interested in migrants to the United States www.EllisIsland.org can supply much useful information. The samples below give an indication of what you can expect - there is much more available such as views of the original documents and information on the vessels used.

 




Some sites which would be of interest to those researching migrants;
http://www.cyndislist.com/austnz.htm
http://olivetreegenealogy.com/ships/toausp01.shtml
http://ist.uwaterloo.ca/~marj/genealogy/thevoyage.html