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Re: Williamson
« Reply #27 on: Monday 22 April 13 02:04 BST (UK) »
My grandmother was Ethel Walker, nee Williamson, adopted by the Clarke family in London sometime between 1881-1891. She was born to an unwed mother, Marion Williamson, a "gentlewoman" who, i think, was sister to William Hope Williamson.
Marion was born  11 Nov 1860 to Robert Williamson/Mary Hope in Peebleshire. On the 1881 census she was a school teacher.
Ethel was born in Notting Hill, London 15 Dec 1881.
The death of Marion was 15 March 1885 of a brain tumor at 70 Wimpole St., London, the death witnessed and registered by W.H. Williamson of Beauthorne, Peebles.

Are you part of this family?
I would like to hear from you as I need to make sure that the connection I have between Ethel and Marion is correct.

Heather Harper (Canada)

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Re: Williamson
« Reply #28 on: Tuesday 19 November 13 03:14 GMT (UK) »


If anyone's still around I have a question.


I'm 56 years old . I have developed an interest in my biological background.
My father ( 78 and still living)  was adopted by a stepfather( Nelson ) well before I was born.
My biological Grandfather(Arkley) is completely unknown to me.
Williamson is my biological GrandMother's maiden name.

I also once or twice  visited my "Auntie Jessie" Williamson in Vancouver BC.

I've always been told..

1). I'm a quarter Scot.
2) I'm related to Bonnie Prince Charlie. (who isn't?)
3) My maternal ancestors hailed from the Northern islands, the Shetlands and Orkneys
4) The Irish are on average , a  lessor lot
5) Thrifty is Smart and Common sense
 I believe I'm related to the MacKays (Gunns)? on my Grandmother's side.
 My father is of no help  for info various reasons.

Is a DNA test in order? If so, just what kind?

There are sorts of options.. 37 makers, 67, 111..etc.
I would appreciate any constructive information and advice.

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Re: Williamson
« Reply #29 on: Tuesday 19 November 13 23:04 GMT (UK) »
Hi Philipson,
Welcome to Rootschat,

I've no great knowledge or understanding of DNA tests (which one is the best etc??) and therefore can't offer much advice on that subject other than suggest you pose your question on the Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing board on the Forum. You may get a better response there. What I will say is that if you are trying to prove a link with Scots ancestry you might be better researching your family tree. I don't know that a lot of Scots have given their DNA for these companies to put on their databases :-\
Rootschat is a fabulous website with really helpful and friendly enthusiasts who just love researching and pointing other wouldbe researchers in the right direction. I would advise you start with what you know and work backwards researching down each line of your family. You appear to know your biological grandparents names on your father's side. Do you know for instance where they married /or where they lived (you could find them on Census returns)?
The same applies to the maternal side of your family.
You can always post a query on the relevant county boards to help find more info. And you may find people who are researching the same families.

Just a wee question - Did your grandfather Arkley come from Vancouver?
A quick search on www.familysearch.org found this - https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JD8N-W52 - I don't know if this is your family or not but I thought it looked interesting. Incidentally I think the bride's place of birth might be Burra which is one of the Shetland Islands.
I hope this is yours and sets you off on your voyage down through the years.
Good luck with your search whether you choose to research or go down the DNA route,
Looby :)

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Re: Williamson
« Reply #30 on: Wednesday 20 November 13 03:45 GMT (UK) »
Oh my goodness!  Thank you! Apparently that was too easy.

Yes sir. The link you gave MUST be my biological Grandfather based on all I already know.

Stanley.
And  I could have had a different name but for circumstances.



Thank you so much Sir Loobylooayr.

Seems now I need to invest in an ancestry site to continue my Quest.


Small world huh? :-)

Thanks again from a very grateful  fellow Scotsman, currently
 living in Arizona USA of all places!

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Re: Williamson
« Reply #31 on: Wednesday 20 November 13 04:35 GMT (UK) »
I mean.. Looby

  8)

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Re: Williamson
« Reply #32 on: Wednesday 20 November 13 07:04 GMT (UK) »
"but in fact it seems he was from Aberdeenshire.

Still, no harm done, as my Googling the name Peter Williamson did turn up lots of links to Shetlanders, apart from the psychopath!"


They only have had cycle-paths in Aberdeenshire in the last 10 years. ::) ::) ::) ;D

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Re: Williamson
« Reply #33 on: Wednesday 20 November 13 08:51 GMT (UK) »
Quote from Philipson
Thank you so much Sir Loobylooayr.

Seems now I need to invest in an ancestry site to continue my Quest.


Ehmm....It's Lady Loobylooayr....if you don't mind  ;D ;D ;D ;D

I also found this marriage -
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDZY-LVL
and this death
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLTG-9BB
and wondered if this could be the aunt and her husband of whom you spoke of.
If you're planning on researching further in Scotland I would recommend www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk   - this is the official website which hold all births, deaths,marriages and Census records for Scotland. It is a pay as you go website where you can buy credits to use online. 7 buys 30 credits (I've no clue what that will be in dollars) and 6 credits will allow you to view and print the original entries. Of course, you have to be wary or you can spend your money very quickly looking at wrong entries. Familysearch is also a good free site but it does have lots of gaps (not many Scottish records after 1880's).
Good luck with tracing your roots,
From a wee Scottish lassie in Ayrshire,
Looby :)

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Re: Williamson
« Reply #34 on: Wednesday 20 November 13 11:16 GMT (UK) »
Hi All  :)

Philipson, there are a number of trees on the Arkley family that you could access via the mundia.com site (free to register and use for now) - see www.mundia.com/ca/Person/14511412/394366458

No idea how this connects  :P www.ebay.com/itm/1965-Robert-Armad-Harriet-Alice-Harvey-Press-Photo-/111019938364 but thought you might want to see it, if you hadn't come across it before.

Also, a further snippet here www.library.ubc.ca/archives/hdcites/hdcites7.html for Stanley (under THE TITLE AND DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF LAWS (honoris causa) CONFERRED AT CONGREGATION, MAY 28, 1976. STANLEY TREMAINE ARKLEY).

Monica
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Re: Williamson
« Reply #35 on: Thursday 21 November 13 03:56 GMT (UK) »
" Ehmm....It's Lady Loobylooayr....if you don't mind  ;D ;D ;D ;D"

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A pox upon me madame.  :-)
I beg forgiveness.