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wallace - ohhh please help!
« on: Wednesday 13 June 07 15:02 BST (UK) »
hi guys,

please please please, could someone shed some light for me!!!
i have a john alistair (dunno how its spelt) kennedy wallace married jeanne cundill rankin 1943 west morland.

i am trying to find the birth of john a k wallace! we know that he was born jan 4th but what year??  ???  we were also told he was an only child!!!

i know that his parents (dont have names) lived at "drovemyre" armadale, west lothian, as this is where the father died in sept 1953, his mother lasted for quite some time after!

please could someone help!
many thanks in advance!!

luc666
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Re: wallace - ohhh please help!
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 13 June 07 18:08 BST (UK) »
Hi Luc

Unless you are fortunate enough that someone recognizes John from their own family tree, it will be hard for people to help out because his birth is likely to be outside the cut off point for on line search for births on Scotlands People (1906).

If you get not response from this post, can I suggest that you take a step back and order his marriage cert. This will include his father's name and John's age. This will help you then look for his birth in Scotland with more precise info. You will have to order details of his birth from the GROS, have a look at this link: www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,193879.0.html

The only death in West Lothian for a male Wallace in 1953 is showing as this one:

1953   WALLACE   ALEXANDER  83   UPHALL   /WEST LOTHIAN   672/00 0179

If you are confident of your dates for John's father's death and also the county as West Lothian, then this could well be his death entry. Original images of certificates are available on the pay to view site of Scotlands People www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk. Charges are v. reasonable (1.20 to search and view BMD images). If you haven't seen any Scottish certs. before, they are very informative and will include this Alexander's wife, including her maiden name, and also his parents' names and who reported the death. It will also show last residence which might tie up with the address you have.

Regards.

Monica
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Re: wallace - ohhh please help!
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 13 June 07 18:15 BST (UK) »
Luc

Just as background, Armadale is a town in the Parish of Bathgate, West Lothian (previously Linlithgowshire).

Monica  :)
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Re: wallace - ohhh please help!
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 14 June 07 22:14 BST (UK) »
Here is a link to a recent planning application (1995) for a house to be built at 120, South Street, Armadale, Drovemyre.

You will see the applicant is Dr. & Mrs. J.A.K Wallace, South Street, Drovemyre, Armadale, West Lothian.

It would seem that the family is still there.

http://planning.westlothian.gov.uk/WAM133/showCaseFile.do;jsessionid=160A044F554AF07FA018E8DF8BA0E9A7?action=show&appType=Planning&appNumber=0409/P/95

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Re: wallace - ohhh please help!
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 14 June 07 22:44 BST (UK) »
I did see that entry Mosstrooper  ;)  Just a thought though. Given it so so recent, I'm concerned about posting on line any info that might relate to 'living' people.

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Monica
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Re: wallace - ohhh please help!
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 14 June 07 23:15 BST (UK) »
Is there anything preventing you from contacting this J.A.K Wallace in Armadale and asking for the information you require?

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Re: wallace - ohhh please help!
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 20 June 07 14:44 BST (UK) »
oh my god you guys!!!!

turn my back for 2 mins and you all uncover so much info!!!!!
thank you to all of you!

i do know monica that this date of death was correct, as the widow wrote it in a letter to her grandaughter! that MUST be the person!!! oh my life!!! i have another step to climb onto now!!!

Moss, that is the house, we did know that it was to be kept in the family, but couldnt find for sure! but now we can see that it has!!! wow!!!

guys...... im blown away!!!!


tankies sooooooo very much!!!
love to all
luc666
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Re: wallace - ohhh please help!
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 11 March 12 17:26 GMT (UK) »
Hi. Happened to google my home address and came across this 5 year old thread. Dr. John Alistair Kennedy Wallace was born Jan 4th 1920 and died July 2003.

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Re: wallace - ohhh please help!
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 11 March 12 18:21 GMT (UK) »
Hi Alex03

Welcome to RootsChat  :)

Hopefully luc666 will get a notification of your post.

What a great photo of him. I have just reduced the size a little bit so it didn't stretch the page.

Monica

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