Parentage of Helen Young.

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As already stated later censuses record Helen's place of birth as Uphall Parish, Livingston and her age from various sources would make her born circa 1799/1804. and according to her later death certificate Helen was the daughter of James Young, a gardener, and Agnes Black. No record of the birth of a Helen Young to James Young and Agnes Black around these dates has been found which may be because no record was kept or any record has been lost. However it might just be that the parents names on her death certificate are in fact incorrect.

There is a record of the christening on 17 Nov 1799 of a Helen Young daughter of James Young and Christian Ewing, recorded in the OPR of Uphall. This would fit with "our" Helen however I guess that Helen Young is not an uncommon name so….??

No record has been found of a marriage between a James Young and a Christian Ewing, nor the births\baptisms of any other children to them.