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Angus (Forfarshire) / Re: Jean Anderson
« on: Yesterday at 21:54 »
Do you know what became of them afterwards? Did they stay in Scotland? Have you found them in any census?

If they died in Scotland after 1855 their death certificates should tell you the names of their parents. See

He was working as a blacksmith and living with wife Elizabeth Findlater and children and I have found the marriage and births in Scotland's People. The marriage certificate does not record any names other then those of the couple.
. No. This is not a marriage certificate. Alexander Davidson and Elizabeth Findlater were married in 1838. Marriage certificates did not exist until the start of statutory civil registration in 1855. This record is the church record of proclamation of banns, and it is very unusual for a proclamation of banns to say anything about the couple's parents.

Plausible birth Isobel Nicol 1780 in Pitsligo which is the best geographical match
Please don't go there! Isobel/Isabel/Isabella Nic(h)ol(l) is a common name. Just because there is only one likely-looking candidate does not mean that it's the right one. There are large numbers of people whose baptism records have simply not survived. This is especially true of Aberdeenshire, where many people were adherents of the Episcopal Church rather than of the Church of Scotland.

Further searches for "issue" can wait until I go over to Edinburgh again - the Scot in me hates wasting credits!  That said, the recent image posted here only mentions TWO children!
That's a relief, then :)

Hmmm. One child in 1911, one in 1915 - I would be looking for one in about 1913 as well ....

The words 'haystack' and 'needle' spring to mind, not in that order. There are 232 births of Smiths in Dundee from 1912 to 1914.

There could also be a child in 1916/1917/1918.

There's a death of a Jane Ann McIntosh Smith, mother's maiden surname Mill, in 1994 in Perth, aged 83.

Jane Ann McIntosh Mill was born in Dundee in 1911, birth registered in both St Clement and St Peter.

I think I'd check her out too, if I were you.

One Name Studies: H to M / Re: Montgomerie / Montgomery
« on: Yesterday at 11:38 »
Margaret Agnes (Madge) Montgomerie, daughter of Robert M, farmer, and Mary Nicholson, was born on 8 March 1861 at Garion Haugh, Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire. On 26 November 1888 she married John McConnell, chemist, assayer and mining engineer, in the Bath Hotel, Glasgow. John died on 22 October 1906 in Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire. Madge was his executrix. After that she seems to have disappeared.

I have failed to find them in the 1891 or 1901 census, or Madge in 1911. I am not aware of any children, but in absence of any census sightings or Madge's death, I could easily have missed them.

Has anyone come across Madge after 1906?

Stirlingshire / Re: St. Ninians Birth Records
« on: Thursday 16 November 17 17:44 GMT (UK)  »
That's fine, gets that one out of the way.

If he was 24 in 1879, he was born in 1853 or 1854, which tallies with the 1861 and 1871 censuses, more or less. His age at death is more likely to be wrong than his age in census/marriage certificate.

Stirlingshire / Re: St. Ninians Birth Records
« on: Thursday 16 November 17 09:10 GMT (UK)  »
Here is all the info I have regarding this family which I am fairly certain is true:
Helen Davie married Peter Edmond on May 18, 1841 in Fintry.  They had 8 children:
Thomas - 1845
James - 1846
Agnes - 1847
Ellen - 1849
Elizabeth - 1851
Jane - 1855
William - 1856
Peter - 1858
There son Peter is my great great grandfather.
I hate to rain on the party, but are you 100% sure that your great-grandfather Peter was the son of Peter Edmond and Helen Davie, rather than the son of Peter Edmond and Helen MacFarlane? Does your ggf's marriage or death certificate state his mother's maiden name? how old was he when he married, and how old was he when he died?

I ask because there is no index listing in the IGI of a son Peter to Peter Edmond and Helen Davie, but there is a son Peter to Peter Edmond and Helen MacFarlane, born in Balfron on 11 May 1857. Also, apart from this listing in Balfron in 1857, the SP births index lists no other Peter (or Patrick) Edmonds from 1855 until 1869.

In Scotland, the names Peter and Patrick are used interchangeable, as are the names Janet and Jessie.

Peter Edmond and Helen Macfarlane were married in Balfron in 1845 and had
Helen Finlayson, 1846
Patrick, 1849
Daniel, 1851
Isabella, 1853
James Taylor, 1855
Peter, 1857
Janet, 1858

In 1851 they were in Dunmore Street, Balfron
Peter, 53, joiner
Helen, 32
Helen, 4
Peter, 2
Daniel, 3 months

In 1861 they were in Bonhill
Peter, 60
Helen, 41
Helen, 14
Patrick, 12
Daniel, 10
Isabella, 8
James t, 6
Janet, 3

In 1871, still in Bonhill
Peter, 70
Helen, 57
Helen F, 23
Patrick, 21
Daniel, 19
Isabella H, 18
James F, 15
Jessie, 12

In 1881, still in Bonhill
Hellan Edmonds, 62
Patrick Edmonds, 32
Daniel Edmonds, 30
Jessie Edmonds, 22

1891, in Bonhill
Helen Edmond, 73

Peter Edmond and Helen Davie's son Peter was aged 7 in the 1861 census and 16 in 1871. This means that he must have been born between 1853 and 1854, not in 1858. At that age, 4 or 5 years is quite a large difference.

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