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Inverness / Re: Census 1901 Isle of Skye - Matheson
« on: Friday 09 September 11 21:55 BST (UK)  »
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Inverness / Re: Census 1901 Isle of Skye - Matheson
« on: Friday 09 September 11 02:44 BST (UK)  »
Hi Pam

So nice to hear from you!  Kenneth & Euphemia are my ex-husband Ken's Great grandparents.  As you could see from the census post, Kenneth and Euphemia had many children.  Donald McLeod was Ken's father, and James Ewan his twin brother.  Both brothers emigrated to Canada, James came to Canada to work for the Toronto Dominion Bank, but contracted TB and died about 1947.  James worked for a shipping company based out of Montreal.  The brothers also had a sister Euphemia who lived just outside Glasgow.  She visited us in Canada.

There are a lot of Mathesons in the Toronto area and I would be happy to send you a pdf print out of the family tree from Kenneth & Euphemia down.

Ken and I would be the same generation as your parents, I think.  So you would be third cousin to my children.

Roxburghshire / Re: 1901 Census - Shiel family, Hawick
« on: Thursday 02 April 09 00:19 BST (UK)  »
Thanks very much for the photo.  What a lot of info is on that headstone.  I have an Isabella Shiel who died in 1888, but with a different husband.  I couldn't read the date on the stone.

It's given me another lead to follow, and I thank you very much for that.

Roxburghshire / Re: 1901 Census - Shiel family, Hawick
« on: Tuesday 24 March 09 00:57 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you very much for sending the photo.  I don't have anyone that I know of from Hassendean.  But it's quite possible that they may be first or second cousins.  It's a link to another Shiel family for sure.

Thanks again

Angus (Forfarshire) / Re: Matthews of Dundee 1871 Census help please.
« on: Saturday 09 September 06 23:54 BST (UK)  »
Thank you Monica.  I'm sure this is the family.  I have no clues in any of the later family to hint that Cock is her maiden name, but everything else matches. The spelling of Paterson and the first son being named Robert is a good indication too.

This is great too as I now have more of the siblings and know that the father died before 1861.  So much information out there!

ElizabethI, the Matthew family I found that looked like a real possibility on the 1851 Census, the 018 ad 019 must have been consecutive pages, and the one I looked was in the middle of page 018, so I didn't bother to view the next page.

Thanks again for both your help.


Angus (Forfarshire) / Re: Matthews of Dundee 1871 Census help please.
« on: Saturday 09 September 06 17:47 BST (UK)  »
Thanks so much for all this information.  This morning I have been searching for the older James and margaret in the 1851 Census.  I thought I was on to something.  In the search for James age 18-41, there was: age 36, Dundee 181/00 040/00 019
and for Margaret age 17 - 35 there was: age 22, Dundee 181/00 040/00 018. 

I thought by the numbers that they might be one after the other on the census page, but this was not so.

What actually do these numbers tell?

Now I realize that they were most likely not in Dundee at all.

Thanks for your help.


Angus (Forfarshire) / Re: Matthews of Dundee 1871 Census help please.
« on: Saturday 09 September 06 16:20 BST (UK)  »
Thank you all for your help, and sorry that I was so scattered when I wrote the post.

Hereís what I know:

GG Grandparents:

James Matthew & Margaret McDonald Paterson

Their sons:

James Paterson Matthew (my G Grandfather)

Robert Matthew

Marriage Cert of James Paterson Matthew & Margaret Rollo Grubb

Marriage Certificate, Edinburgh & Glasgow Records Office
6 December, 1872 at 49 Castle Street, Dundee
James Matthew, Power Loom Tender, Bachelor age 22, 19 Dudhope Crescent, Dundee
Margaret Grubb, Spinster age 21, Power Loom Weaver, Spinster, Name of Grubb given to the bride by the partner who adopted her.
James Matthew, Millwright Ironworker
Margaret McDonald Matthew, MS Paterson
David Ross, Private Soldier
Ann Rollo, housekeeper

Death Certificate
St. Andrew, Dundee
May 10, 1877
Margaret Matthew, Widow of James Matthew, General Labourer
8 Lumdsy (sp)  Lane
Informant: Robert Matthew, 96 Dudhope Street.

From  the two certificates I found the son Robert, the birth years of the son (1850) & wife (1851),  address at time of marriage and address of mother and son at the motherís death.

Iíve really spent lots of money on Scotlandís People, but James Matthew is such a common name.

I hope this is a bit clearer now.


Angus (Forfarshire) / Re: Matthews of Dundee 1871 Census help please.
« on: Thursday 07 September 06 03:17 BST (UK)  »
A correction to the post above.  I'm pretty sure that the address 49 Castle Street is the church's address.

Angus (Forfarshire) / Matthews of Dundee 1871 Census help please.
« on: Thursday 07 September 06 03:06 BST (UK)  »
I'm looking for my GG grandfather James Matthew and my GG grandmother Margaret McDonald Paterson.  I don't know where either were born or their birth dates.  I know of two children James Paterson (my G grandfather) and Robert (from mother's death cert. in 1877, )

James Paterson Matthew's marriage cert in 1872 gives the address 49 Castle Street.

I have searched Scotland's People and found only one likely one.  Living at 20 Castle Street are James and Margaret aged 57 and 59, his occupation looks like Insurance ..... but on the son's marriage cert. the father is a millwright ironworker.  The census lists the children: Margaret, 22, James 27, Robert 25, Patrick, 25 and Elizabeth 23.

Problems:  James (son) is 22 in 1872 on his marriage cert. and 27 on 1871 Census.
James (father) occupation is different.

Is there some way someone could check the census to see if there is a Matthew family living at 17 or 79  Dudhope which is the address given on the marriage certificate in 1872.

Thanks so much.

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