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by WilmaM
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Statutory Records
Topic: Ross of Dumfries?
Replies: 3
Views: 63

Re: Ross of Dumfries?

I've had another wee scout about. Currie answers the question of wee Joseph. the SP index for the 1851 has Thomas 34, Janet 33, William 4 and Joseph 2 in Dumfries - so looks as if baby Thomas didn't live long. I can't scare up Thomas in 1841, was he south of the border in 'Englandshire' ? Janet's ma...
by WilmaM
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Statutory Records
Topic: Ross of Dumfries?
Replies: 3
Views: 63

Re: Ross of Dumfries?

I think you may have to give us a bit more of what you do have. Not that we doubt you, just if we know what info you have and where you've looked we can suggest other ways. I did have look at 1841 on freecen but the 2 there are a clogger aged 20 in Annan and a 36 yearold Ag. labourer. at Kirkmahoe. ...
by WilmaM
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Research Sources
Topic: David Gillespie - When Did He Move & What Was His Occupation ?
Replies: 3
Views: 51

Re: David Gillespie - When Did He Move & What Was His Occupation ?

Cowane's hospital may be a clue for you. I think it was the parish relief/poorhouse type of place. I did visit it some years ago before I started family the hunting in earnest. They had all sort of records available. I think though it was shut though for some building reason. Do a Google and maybe t...
by WilmaM
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Research Sources
Topic: David Gillespie - When Did He Move & What Was His Occupation ?
Replies: 3
Views: 51

Re: David Gillespie - When Did He Move & What Was His Occupation ?

That's quite a tight time scale, the valuation rolls on SP only cover one of those years, and he had died by the census in 1861 hadn't he?
by WilmaM
Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Census
Topic: James Gillespie - 344 Holmhead St, Glasgow
Replies: 13
Views: 200

Re: James Gillespie - 344 Holmhead St, Glasgow

Have you tried looking for marriages of his siblings?
post 1855 that will have addresses for the couple, which could give an idea where the family were then.

There seems to be a large family, though as father is in his 70's in 1851 and Mary in her 40's I'd hazard a guess she is a second wife?
by WilmaM
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: searching for Archie McFarlane
Replies: 3
Views: 74

Re: searching for Archie McFarlane

I think you do need to give us a little more information. I have found an 8 year old Archie Macfarlane in Little Dunkeld Perhshire in 1911 . Other names under the same Ref number are: Grace 62 Hugh 65 Kate 20 - is that the family you have? The 1901 Census for Clunie Perth shows: Hugh 54, Grace 51 An...
by WilmaM
Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Census
Topic: James Gillespie - 344 Holmhead St, Glasgow
Replies: 13
Views: 200

Re: James Gillespie - 344 Holmhead St, Glasgow

That's very interesting - I wonder if he was moving between the 2 addresses on census night and got missed from both.

What was his father's occupation on the death record? hopefully a builder and son taken over...
by WilmaM
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Elizabeth Jean Morrison (nee Napier)
Replies: 2
Views: 48

Re: Elizabeth Jean Morrison (nee Napier)

A birth date of 1942 would still make her potentially alive, and therefore out with the cut-off dates for discussion on here. Unless you meant 1842? We are all guilty of getting the century wrong at times. :oops: I'm not seeing any Morrison/Napier deaths , though there is a marriage again well out o...
by WilmaM
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Census
Topic: James Gillespie - 344 Holmhead St, Glasgow
Replies: 13
Views: 200

Re: James Gillespie - 344 Holmhead St, Glasgow

Holmhead street became Cumingham Street at some point. It ran over the railway Iines, just outside Queen street station. Now it would be actually inside the Buchanan Galleries Shopping centre! Have you checked the 1861 census for him? It was done on the 7th of April, so I'd imagine he was still had ...
by WilmaM
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: OPRs and others
Topic: Helen Taylor Elder
Replies: 4
Views: 106

Re: Helen Taylor Elder

I don't think any of the witnesses would have read the parents details, the info you see on a marriage record onSP is written in after the event ( unlike birth and death where the informants signature is in the official book) what the bridal part etc sign is a marriage schedule, that's returned to t...