Missing marriage or no marriage at all?.....

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DavidWW
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Post by DavidWW » Mon Feb 14, 2005 5:58 pm

maddymoss wrote:Thanks for the marvellous response. I’ve been enlightened and confused. I have the death certificates of brothers Thomas (1869) and James Stanfield (1908). Both DC name their parents as William Stanfield and Agnes Hughes. I knew their mother’s MS was Hughes but it never occurred to me to check for James’ marriage under her name. It’s a wee bit of a dog’s dinner but no doubt I’ll get there in the end.
Thanks,
Jim
Jim

Looks like a case of a badly filled out marriage schedule and/or a bad transcription into the marriage registerv from the schedule. I'd take some persuading that the marriage register entry showing him with the surname HUGHES is not him.

Davie

maddymoss
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Post by maddymoss » Mon Feb 14, 2005 9:31 pm

Hi Annette,
Yes, I'd be interested in Thomas's details.
Thanks,
Jim.

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poorhouse application

Post by nelmit » Tue Feb 15, 2005 9:56 am

maddymoss wrote:Hi Annette,
Yes, I'd be interested in Thomas's details.
Thanks,
Jim.
Hi Jim,

Here is Info from Thomas's application:

Thomas Stanfield - Glasgow Green - Homeless - Applied 17/4/12
Place of birth - Gaddeus ? Square, Airdrie.
Age - 54 Occ. - Mason's labourer
When & where married - 25years, Leith. Disability - Bronchitis

Parents - James Stanfield, a miner, deceased and Belinda Matthews in Canal Street, Saltcoats.

Wife - Margaret McLaren, 50 years, from Edinburgh. Residence unknown.
Daughter of James McLaren deceased, tile cutter and Bridget Gilchrist deceased.

Children - Robert, 22 born in Edinburgh
Thomas , 20 born in Edinburgh, Shoemaker.
Belinda, 18 born in Leith at home with mother.
William, 16 born Leith at home with mother.

He says he left his wife 12 years ago and has been roaming around the country ever since.

Hope this helps in you research.

Annette M

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Post by maddymoss » Tue Feb 15, 2005 11:20 am

Hi Annette,
Very many thanks. I never realised how informative poorhouse records could be. It's ironic that Thomas and his father James ended their days in the same poorhouse. As I've never been able to ascertain exactly where in Ireland James came from it would have been a bonus to have found his record. Poorhouse records certainly open up another avenue for my research.
Thanks,
Jim

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