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by WilmaM
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Statutory Records
Topic: Marriage of foreign national couple in Scotland
Replies: 5
Views: 171

Re: Marriage of foreign national couple in Scotland

There are potentially several reasons why you haven't found the marriage: It never happened It wasn't in the month or year noted, depending on who registered the birth the info could be inaccurate If they had, I'm assuming, an unusual surname it can be missindexed, mispelled or recorded under someth...
by WilmaM
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Looking for John Paterson in Argyll
Replies: 8
Views: 162

Re: Looking for John Paterson in Argyll

Were there no parents' names on his death cert? I'm a bit hazy as to non Scottish records. I only checked the census for Argyll, so number 3 could be else where in Scotland. I doubt though that a lad who was a pupil teacher would end up being a docker. If you go to the Scotlands people web site, you...
by WilmaM
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Looking for John Paterson in Argyll
Replies: 8
Views: 162

Re: Looking for John Paterson in Argyll

First of all: [TS_welcome] Perhaps you could give us a few more details. Who did he marry, and do you have their marriage details? that should give at least his father's name. His death certificate - you say you have that, what other details are on it? Where did you get the information about his bir...
by WilmaM
Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Looking for William Hutchison (abt. 1791)
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Re: Looking for William Hutchison (abt. 1791)

Do his marriage or death records not hold any clues? even his father's name? Looking at the 1841 census Hutchison wasn't very common in Montrose - only 4! I wonder where else you could look? nothing in his army record I assume. It is, as Andrew said, a time period where records are sketchy at best, ...
by WilmaM
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Annie Hodge married to Edmond Overend (Overn or Nerend)
Replies: 3
Views: 128

Re: Annie Hodge married to Edmond Overend (Overn or Nerend)

Wilma there is death in 1950 of a Edmund Chalmers Overend age 80 that may be him.
His Christian name seems to be variable Edmund/ Edmond I didn't search for both initially.

They seemed to have moved about the North side of Glasgow in the census records with a fair few kids.
by WilmaM
Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Annie Hodge married to Edmond Overend (Overn or Nerend)
Replies: 3
Views: 128

Re: Annie Hodge married to Edmond Overend (Overn or Nerend)

I think you will need to give us a bit more information. Perhaps you could tell us where you read or heard about the couple - a family Bible, a child's birth or marriage certificate what area were they in? Scotland or another country what time frame? And what other information you may have. A quick ...
by WilmaM
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Statutory Records
Topic: Advice RE: finding missing birth certificate
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Re: Advice RE: finding missing birth certificate

I'd never have thought that it would be the R that was missing either!

The Strathdees I know have been living in North High Street Portsoy for many years - at least 1920 on the Valuation rolls.
I'll be back up in a just a few weeks - ahh for a blast of Moray air!
by WilmaM
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Statutory Records
Topic: Advice RE: finding missing birth certificate
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Re: Advice RE: finding missing birth certificate

have you looked at this one?

STATHDEE MARY BELLA 1913 Elgin 135/ 237

I popped 'fuzzy matching' on for a female Strathdee born 1912 - 1915 it returned Strathdee, Stathdee & Strathie.

I holiday in Portsoy in a house owned by a Strathdee, and it's commonly 'cried Strathie's hoosie'!
by WilmaM
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Obit Govan 1942
Replies: 3
Views: 127

Re: Obit Govan 1942

It is more likely to have been published in the Govan Press.
Sadly those archives aren't on-line anywhere it seems.

Perhaps the Mitchel Library has them?
by WilmaM
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Married names
Replies: 6
Views: 230

Re: Married names

As far as I am aware in Scotland we never legally lose our birth name. We take our husband's surname for convenience, practicality, solidarity etc but are are still B not M. You will find plenty evidence of this in every cemetery you visit, 'Here lies john X and his wife Jeanie Y' It crops up on old...