For the life of me I don't know what I'm doing wrong. One last attempt at posting a link
Aha!! Thank you Andrew. All my searches using variations of what I thought I could see yielded no result. Not having the deceased's father's christian name was an additional handicap as well.AndrewP wrote: ↑Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:28 amHi Bill,
The image is there by your latest link.
I would say her maiden surname is given as "Gye". All of this registrar's words end with a last letter with a long tail, so I don't think there is an "r" on the end.
However, you need to use some latitude regarding the spelling when searching further, starting with (but not limited to) "Guy" if nothing shows up under "Gye".
All the best,
Thank you for your input "Moray Lass" I have her death registration that gives her age at 63 when she died in 1873. But I have come to think this age (as given by her son, the informant) may not be correct. This would have her born circa 1810. "MatiasFortuno" who had a few excess credits kindly purchased a 1871 census result for Jane. It was the correct people and that shows her age as 72 years. So she is Jane Ross who must have married a fellow named Menzies then married a shoemaker James Ross (details as per her son's death reg.) She was born in Dalkeith circa 1800. I have her and her 2nd husband's marriage to James (it mentions he is a shoemaker) in 1828 ---- oddly despite the previous marriage she is "Jane Ross". There is a marriage between a John Menzies and Jean Ross 9th November 1821 in Dalkeith, Edinburghshire (is this the same Dalkeith?)Moray_Lass wrote: ↑Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:48 pmGoing back the the G* idea I just ran a quick search on Family Search; Jane Ross born 1805-1815, Father * Ross, Mother Jane * and came up with
13 Nov 1815 Alves Moray - F James Ross, M Jane Gill
28 July 1814 Duthil Invernessshire F Colin Ross M Jane Grant
2 Jan 1809 Keith Banffshire F James Ross M Jannet Gordon
15 Oct 1806 Cromdale Invernesshire F William Ross M Jean Gordon
27 Feb 1815 Auchterarder Perthishire F Robert Ross M Janet Gibson
That might not be a complete list and more might turn up on SP but nowhere near the 'Gye' name. Where did she marry and does it say where she came from? (In this Parish or somewhere else?)
Hello Annette,nelmit wrote: ↑Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:59 pmI managed to get the image too but not anywhere with the surname.
Searching everywhere for anything like it comes up with nothing.
According to census records Jane/Jean Ross was born at Dalkeith, Midlothian around 1809 but a submitter at Ancestry has her born around 1801 and married before to John Menzies. Daughter, according to them, Jean is his daughter born at Dalkeith.
James Smith 43
Jean Smith 42 born, Dalkeith, Midlothian
Jean Smith 27 born Dalkeith, Midlothian
Willm Smith 22 born Dalkeith, Midlothian
Mary Smith 15 born, Longforgan, Perth
Alexr Smith 12
Ann Smith 10
Willm Melvil 2
On the 1871 census her age is given as 72.
Still doesn't help though even if it is right.