Ella Mary Maclennan

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Re: Ella Mary Maclennan

Post by Currie » Wed Jul 13, 2022 3:46 am

Some things to consider.

A British woman who married a German citizen ceased to be British and became a German citizen.

Anti-German feeling among the general British populace during WW1 was intense, much more so than during WW2.

German men of military age were considered to be enemy aliens and were interred for the duration of the war.

For more detail have a read of this. https://womenshistorynetwork.org/a-citi ... blackburn/


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Re: Ella Mary Maclennan

Post by Currie » Wed Jul 13, 2022 4:26 am

The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 06 January, 1911.
BEHRENDS—MACLENNAN.—At the British Consulate, Rotterdam, on the 5th inst., Gerhard Behrends, to Ella, youngest daughter of the late George Maclennan and of Mrs Maclennan, 62 Colinton Road, Edinburgh.



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Re: Ella Mary Maclennan

Post by WilmaM » Wed Jul 13, 2022 11:47 am

Have you seen their Dutch 'census ' record?
https://www.openarch.nl/srt:B4DA5B3F-70 ... E98334B4CE

First is Him as a single man, then him as a married man and her as his wife.
Seems to be [ with the help of a son & google translate]
Surname : first names: gender: ?marital status : DOB birthplace & country : Church : Mothers maiden name : Nationality
then dates and where they were living on these dates.

The married records also has full mother's names
zie vorage inshrijving mean see previous registration, vreemd = foreign
I was hoping naturalized Belgium or Dutch may have come up on it somewhere, but VREEMD is typed through so I wonder if that means they were ?

The handwritten date may be 1934 or 1939 [in which case his date of death? or when they left the Netherlands]

From my little understanding the Netherland census is more a citizen registration record of movements.

He seems to have moved around a bit.
No occupation noted either that I can see.

This will niggle on for a while isk as it's a little bit unusual.

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Re: Ella Mary Maclennan

Post by AndrewP » Wed Jul 13, 2022 8:53 pm

Regarding the address listed above, 62 Colinton Road - that house and its neighbouring petrol station were demolished around 20 years back, and the combined site is now the site of a Tesco Express supermarket and a funeral director's premises. It is about three miles from home for me.

1940s OS map vs recent aerial view
https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/side-by ... =ESRIWorld

Google Streetview of the modern 62 Colinton Road
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@55.92657 ... authuser=0

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