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Wherefore art thou Tirzah in 1901? .....

Post by joette » Wed May 17, 2006 3:45 pm

Found an unusually named Grandaughter for my GGGGreat-Grandmother.
Tirzah Walker Brown born Lanark Jan.1870
James Brown-Father & Mary Walker Mother.
She marries Thomas Adam Hamilton in Lanark 1892 & she dies in Dunfermline in 1955 aged 83-Tirzah on the Death Certificate signed by her son James Brown Hamilton.
Thought with such an unusual first name she would be easy to spot on the Census but no luck with her at all.Found Tina & Theresa but they are not her & tried her under Brown in case she was using her maiden name but no joy.I
I've used Wildcards & soundex & any combination I could think off.Anybody any clues?
If anybody has any connection to this unusually named ancestor I would love to share my knowledge of this part of my family.
Researching:SCOTT,Taylor,Young,VEITCH LINLEY,MIDLOTHIAN
WADDELL,ROSS,TORRANCE,GOVAN/DALMUIR/Clackmanannshire
CARR/LEITCH-Scotland,Ireland(County Donegal)
LINLEY/VEITCH-SASK.Canada
ALSO BROWN,MCKIMMIE,MCDOWALL,FRASER.
Greer/Grier,Jenkins/Jankins

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Post by LesleyB » Wed May 17, 2006 3:51 pm

Hi Joette
I've come across a Tirzah before - Tirzah Ravilious, wife of Eric. She was a wood engraver & artist.
http://www.ericravilious.co.uk/

I believe the name usually denotes a third daughter or child but not always!

Best wishes
Lesley

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Post by joette » Wed May 17, 2006 5:30 pm

Yes she was the third daughter.I knew it was a biblical city but hadn't realised the signifigance of three.
Some lovely paintings in the collection & I suppose my Tirzah was a bit of an artist too as she was a handloom weaver.
Researching:SCOTT,Taylor,Young,VEITCH LINLEY,MIDLOTHIAN
WADDELL,ROSS,TORRANCE,GOVAN/DALMUIR/Clackmanannshire
CARR/LEITCH-Scotland,Ireland(County Donegal)
LINLEY/VEITCH-SASK.Canada
ALSO BROWN,MCKIMMIE,MCDOWALL,FRASER.
Greer/Grier,Jenkins/Jankins

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Post by pinkshoes » Wed May 17, 2006 5:44 pm

Hi Joette

Try Firzah Hamilton age 29 in Dunfermline (if you haven't already). Fingers crossed :lol:

Best wishes
Pinkshoes

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Post by Andy » Thu May 18, 2006 7:42 am

1881 census

Dwelling: 12 Union Street
Census Place: Stonehouse, Lanark, Scotland
Source: FHL Film 0203705 GRO Ref Volume 656 EnumDist 3 Page 4
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
James BROWN M 45 M Muirkirk, Ayr, Scotland
Rel: Head
Occ: Coal Miner
Mary BROWN M 40 F Stonehouse, Lanark, Scotland
Rel: Wife
James BROWN U 20 M Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland
Rel: Son
Occ: Coal Miner
Mary Jack BROWN U 17 F Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland
Rel: Daur
Occ: Domestic Servant
John BROWN U 15 M Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland
Rel: Son
Occ: Tailor
Maggie BROWN 13 F Stonehouse, Lanark, Scotland
Rel: Daur
Occ: Domestic Servant
Tirzah BROWN 9 F Stonehouse, Lanark, Scotland
Rel: Daur
Occ: Scholar
Agnes BROWN 7 F Stonehouse, Lanark, Scotland
Rel: Daur
Occ: Scholar
Christina Mc Coll BROWN 5 F Stonehouse, Lanark, Scotland
Rel: Daur
David BROWN 3 M Stonehouse, Lanark, Scotland
Rel: Son

William Walker BROWN 10 m M Stonehouse, Lanark, Scotland
Rel: Son
David BROWN U 32 M Muirkirk, Ayr, Scotland
Rel: Brother
Occ: Coal Miner

There may have been another Tirzah before this one. Seems this one was born 5 MAY 1871 (so after 1871 census) Stonehouse, Lanark, Scotland 15 months after the one you listed. If you can't find her in the 1871 census I suspect the first one died as a baby and the second was a BUMP in the TUM by the 1871 census.

TIRZAH WALKER BROWN
Female

Event(s):
Birth:
05 MAY 1871 Stonehouse, Lanark, Scotland
Christening:
Death:
Burial:

Parents:
Father: JAMES BROWN Family
Mother: MARY WALKER

So Firzah Hamilton age 29 is looking VERY good.
Searching for Keogh, Kelly, Fitzgerald, Riddell, Stewart, Wilson, McQuilkin, Lynch, Boyle, Cairney, Ross, King, McIlravey, McCurdy, Drennan and Woods (to name but a few).

Also looking for any information on Rathlin Island, County Antrim, Ireland.

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Post by joette » Thu May 18, 2006 12:34 pm

Thanks for that Pink Shoes & Andy.
Never thought of looking under Firzah although it looks like a misindexing as it clearly is Tirzah on the entry.
I had seen both entries on the IGI but just thought they had waited a few months to have her Christened.The first Tirzah only lived for an hour & died of "debility" which I am presuming was prematurity.How sad.
You don't expect to come across too many Tirzah Walker Brown's but I suppose they wanted to replace what they had lost.
The Brother on the 1881 Census with them ended up so I am led to believe from Ancestry as a missionary somewhere in Africa.They seem to have been quite a religious lot so not too surprised.
Researching:SCOTT,Taylor,Young,VEITCH LINLEY,MIDLOTHIAN
WADDELL,ROSS,TORRANCE,GOVAN/DALMUIR/Clackmanannshire
CARR/LEITCH-Scotland,Ireland(County Donegal)
LINLEY/VEITCH-SASK.Canada
ALSO BROWN,MCKIMMIE,MCDOWALL,FRASER.
Greer/Grier,Jenkins/Jankins

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Re: Wherefore art thou Tirzah in 1901? .....

Post by JEH » Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:38 pm

My great grandmother was Tirzah Brown Hamilton who died in 1955.
Her son James Brown Hamilton was my grandfather who died in 1973 and the family along with my mother are buried in Dunfermline Cemetery .

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Re: Wherefore art thou Tirzah in 1901? .....

Post by SarahND » Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:41 am

Hello JEH and a warm [TS_welcome]

Joette used to be on the forum all the time, but I see it has been 4 years since her last post :( If she doesn't come back with a response to your post, I will try to reach her. Fingers crossed!

Best wishes,
Sarah

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