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Illegitimate child of James Grieve

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Illegitimate child of James Grieve

Posted: 25 Aug 2013 6:43AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 25 Aug 2013 6:51AM GMT
Surnames: Grieve, Stewart
According to the birth record of my husband's great grandfather, Alexander Stewart, he was found to be the illegitimate child of Catherine Stewart and "James Grieve, Hired? (or Hand?) at Runningburn in the County of Roxburgh". I know that Alexander was born in 1860 Lauder in Berwickshire. I have found two James Grieves in the 1861 census who I think are most likely to be the father. One lived in Lauder and one lived in Stitchell. Is there any way to figure out which was the father? Has anyone researching this family found stories of an illegitimate child?

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