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The James ( b1846) who was living at 33 Arthur Street in 1901 appears to be a younger brother of Malcolm Dickson, father of Roberta. James was living with Malcolm and family in 1871.
Isobel

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There was a James Dickson, Widower, age 55 living with some children at 33 Arthur Street in 1901. Think he was possibly the son of a Thomas and Helen Dickson. Not sure if he fits in somewhere as a relative.
Isobel

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Possible the brother went to Canada as a Barnardos child.
Isobel

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Midlothian / Re: James Harkiss
« on: Yesterday at 09:32 »
I noticed that an 18 year old James Harkiss also died in 1884 in Dalkeith. As he matched the age of a possible son of James Harkiss and Elizabeth Middleton I have checked his death certificate for you. He is indeed their son and his address is Tabernacle Close, which matches the address for the James Harkiss who was the informant on James snr’s death certificate. His father James ( a Tailor) was the informant. He died on 1st Sept 1884, was single, and his trade was Iron Moulder.
Not sure why James should have lied about his parents on his marriage certificate, but I think he is almost certainly the son of James Harkiss and Jane Muir ( born in 1843 in Dalkeith). I suspect Jane was the daughter of George Muir and Marion Horsburgh who married in Dalkeith in 1794.
Isobel

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Midlothian / Re: James Harkiss
« on: Tuesday 18 September 18 22:49 BST (UK)  »
Possible death for James Harkiss Snr  in Dalkeith in 1884 age 80. Might be worth checking to see who the informant was and to find out what the name of his wife was.
Isobel

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Midlothian / Re: James Harkiss
« on: Tuesday 18 September 18 21:59 BST (UK)  »
It seems a big coincidence that James Herkus, son of James Herkus and Jane Muir was a Tailor in 1861, the same occupation as the James who married Elizabeth Middleton in 1864. He is also the correct age and was born in Dalkeith.
Some other questions - what became of James, son of James and Jane (Muir) if it wasn’t him who married Elizabeth Middleton? Why is their no obvious death of Jane Harkiss  ( or variants) nee Muir?
Isobel

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Midlothian / Re: James Harkiss
« on: Tuesday 18 September 18 20:35 BST (UK)  »
The wife of James Herkus appears to be Jean Muir ( checking the births of the children recorded in the 1851 census against Familysearch).
Isobel

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Midlothian / Re: James Harkiss
« on: Tuesday 18 September 18 20:28 BST (UK)  »
Same family seem to appear as Herkus in 1851 living in Duddingston. Father James is a Roof & Drain Tilemaker Journeyman.i note that Findmypast has the 1861 family noted above listed as Harkies (Harkins is from Ancestry).
Isobel

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Midlothian / Re: James Harkiss
« on: Tuesday 18 September 18 20:11 BST (UK)  »
I think they are down as Harkins in 1861. Living at Bennets Close, Dalkeith. Father Jas is age 59, a Labourer born Dalkeith. Mother Jane is age 62 born Dalkeith and son Jas is age 17, a Tailor, born Dalkeith.
Isobel

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