In 1886 my great grandfather Michael Alfred King married Margaret Edgar in Bessbrook,Ireland (now Northern Ireland). During the past months several pieces have been received that now throws some more light on the Edgar family. On the wedding certificate she said her father was Hamilton Edgar and the folk who witnessed the marriage were Minnie Edgar and James Edgar.

Who were they and what was their relationship to Margaret?  James is still a mystery  but some light has been shone on Minnie.

Minnie Edgar – Born: circa 1873. Location (not yet confirmed but likely to be Ireland) Died: 1947 in Canada

Married Alexander Campbell Donaldson on 31/12/1894 and resided in Hilltown,Dundee.

Emigrated to Canada in 1916

Children – Robina (Ruby) , Georgina, Sarah (Cissie), Alexander ( Alec, Sandy, Echie), David, Hanna Mary, Nellie

Hamilton Edgar is proving to be difficult to pin down but now this info has arrived.

Born: circa 1840. Died 1899 in Dundee.

Married twice ( although a possible 3rd wife could be lurking about) Ann Jane Geddes  (mother to Margaret and Minnie)

Joan Donaldson (nee Campbell) on 20/07/1895 in Dundee.

His parents were Hugh Edgar and Margaret (nee Craig)

 

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