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Can't find death

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:50 pm
by nelmit
I'm not having any luck finding the death of Christina Adam(s) born around 1820 in Govan.

I have found her on census records up until 1861 where she is with her family at 19 Albert St, Govan. I don't think she was ever married to David or the father of John and James Mc(g)rory

David Balintine 55 born Stirling (although I think he was born at Perth)
Christina Balintine 41
John McRory Balintine 15
James McRory Balintine 9
Christina Balintine 1
Margaret Adams 31
James Adams 4

David's death in 1867 was registered by a neighbour and in the 1st column it says widower of __________________ blank! I think David may have been married before.

Her daughter Christina married for the second time in 1886 and according to that Christina senior was still alive. :?

I have tried all sorts of permutations of names to find Christina's death but no luck.

Hopefully fresh eyes will make it simple.
Regards,
Annette

Re: Can't find death

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:45 pm
by WilmaM
Hmm she does seem to be immortal!

Christina Adam 71 Govan 1889 was a MCRORIE
the 77 year old in the Gorbals in 1899 was GOOLD
The Denniston one was a GIBSON, the Cumbernauld was also a WOOD

The only Christina Ballantyne of the right age died in Crawfordjohn in 1901 and her other name was Aitken.

Have you found the children in any further census records? to see if she's hiding behind another surname?

Re: Can't find death

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:08 pm
by nelmit
Hi Wilma,

I knew fresh eyes would help. :D

As soon as I saw it I knew the Christina McRorie/Adam was right. There is no mention of David Ballantine but I know it is her because her sister registered the death.

She died on Christmas Day :( at Govan Poorhouse so hopefully I can her application.

Many thanks for that.

Kind regards,
Annette

Re: Can't find death

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:44 am
by WilmaM
Oh good, so many possible variations on all her names!

So she had been marrired to the McRory/McGrory/McRorie chap then?

Re: Can't find death

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:09 pm
by nelmit
WilmaM wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:44 am
Oh good, so many possible variations on all her names!

So she had been marrired to the McRory/McGrory/McRorie chap then?
I'm not sure Wilma but I'm not too worried as my interest is the daughter she had with David Ballantine.

Regards,
Annette