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I became aware of Christian Low through her daughter Margaret Grinton's birth record, which showed her parents as John Grinton and Christian Low. Unfortunately, I have been unable to find any direct records for Christian - Birth, Marriage or Death - and nor have I found her in the 1841 Census, suggesting she had died by then. What I do have and what confirms her existence are the birth records of her children.
The first of Christian's children (that I have found) was born in 1792, which makes it likely that Christian was born no later than 1776. I have searched in the period 1756 to 1776 and although there are a few Christian Lows born during that period, none of the records contain any information that leads me to believe that they could be our Christian Low.
KEY EVENTS AND DATES
14th November 1792
Christian's daughter, Helen, was born in Cramond. At this stage I have not obtained the actual record, but the summary indicates her parents were John Grinton and Christian Low.
14th November 1794
Christian's son, David, was born in Cramond. At this stage I do not have have not obtained the actual record, but the summary indicates his parents were John Grinton and Christian Low.
Christian's son, James, was born in Cramond. At this stage I have not obtained the actual record, but the summary indicates his parents were John Grinton and Christian Low.
13th August 1799
Christian's daughter, Margaret Grinton, was born in Upper Cramond. Her parents were recorded as John Grinton and Christian Low. She was baptised on the 27th August 1799 and this was witnessed by David Low and someone else whose name is missing from the record.
View the record.
19th January 1827
Christian's daughter Margaret married Robert Bigley in Cramond. The actual entry was:
Cramond - January 19 1827
This day Rob't Bigley and Marg't Grinton both is this Parish gave in their names
for proclamation in order to marriage & being regularly proclaimed were married.
1841 to 1851
Christian's daughter, Margaret, was recorded in the 1841 Census, so was alive at that point. However, in the 1851 Census her husband, Robert Bigley, is recorded as a "Widower", so Margaret must have died in this period, although I cannot find a record of her death.