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Offline KevB

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Re: Jane Utterson lookup please
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 18 February 09 11:23 GMT (UK) »
Hi,
It's been a while but I finally have more info from a BC.
Jane Utterson (Kerse) was a Cook Domestic in Berwick-upon-Tweed in 1916. She is listed as the mother of my wife's Gran, Phillipa Russel Docherty Utterson (b. 31 Aug 1916).
The birth place is listed as "42 West End, Tweedmouth, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland). There is no father listed on the BC.

So, with that new info, can anyone find Jane Utterson (Kerse), when she was born, who she married to become Utterson, etc...

Thanks in advance
Kevin

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Re: Jane Utterson lookup please
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 18 February 09 12:04 GMT (UK) »
Does the birth cert show her as "nee Kerse" or "formerly Kerse"
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Re: Jane Utterson lookup please
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday 18 February 09 12:14 GMT (UK) »
Formerly Kerse

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Re: Jane Utterson lookup please
« Reply #12 on: Saturday 21 February 09 15:17 GMT (UK) »
Kevin,

There is a marriage of Adam Utterson and Jane Kerse, at The Manor, Kelso, 26 April 1907.
Adam is aged 21, Journeyman Shoemaker, of 29 Sheddon Park Road, Kelso. Son of James Utterson, Farm Servant, and Mary Utterson, maiden name White.
Jane is aged 20, Domestic Servant, of Hollybrace Cottage, Birgham, Parish of Eccles. Daughter of James Kerse, Fisherman, and Agnes Kerse, maiden name Waugh.

In 1901 census, Adam is 15, apprentice Bootmaker, born Chirnside Berwickshire, living at the Manse, Ladykirk, Berwickshire. Boarding with 73 year old retired Forester Alexander Robertson.

Adam Utterson, b. Chirnside Berwickshire, residence Cockburnspath, Berwickshire, L.Corporal, 8th Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment) died of wounds,  8 Feb 1915. CWGC website has him buried in Bois Grenier Cemetery. Son of James and Mary Utterson of Grantshouse Berwickshire. Husband of Jeanie Kerse, now Mrs Phillips, of Booralaming, Dowerin, Western Australia.

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Northumberland - Smith, Willis,
Durham - Rogerson, Child
Cumberland - Irving, Hill
Yorkshire - Layfield,
Ireland - Collins

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Re: Jane Utterson lookup please
« Reply #13 on: Saturday 21 February 09 16:40 GMT (UK) »
There's also a marriage of Martin Richard Phillips and Jane Utterson, Edinburgh, 19 Jan 1918.
Martin is bachelor, aged 36, Private in 11th Division Australian Army, of Dowasin Western Australia, stationed in Portland Weymouth. Son of John Henry Phillips, Farmer, deceased, and Mary Jane Phillips, maiden name Anderson.
Jane is widow, aged 31, of 38 Drummond St., Edinburgh. Daughter of James Kerse, fisherman, deceased, and Agnes Kerse, maiden name Waugh.

Alan.
Northumberland - Smith, Willis,
Durham - Rogerson, Child
Cumberland - Irving, Hill
Yorkshire - Layfield,
Ireland - Collins

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Re: Jane Utterson lookup please
« Reply #14 on: Monday 23 February 09 10:38 GMT (UK) »
Thanks very much for this info...

Is there any more info about Jane Kerse, perhaps details of her birth date and place?

I am reasonably sure that this Jane Kerse is the G-Gran we've been looking for... the details match what I already know.

I'd also be interested in finding out more info about when Martin and Jane Phillips immigrated to Australia, more to confirm other info I already have than anything else.

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Re: Jane Utterson lookup please
« Reply #15 on: Monday 23 February 09 12:33 GMT (UK) »
Alan, those were great finds on the likely marriages for Jane  :)

Kevin, with the info from the marriage certs that Alan has provided, this might be Jane at home with parents in earlier censuses:

1891:

James Kerse 30, fisherman, b. Coldstream, Berwickshire
Agnes Kerse 25, b. England
Elizabeth Kerse 7, b. England
Jane Kerse 4, b. England
John Kerse 2, b. Coldstream

Address: 18 Duns Road East, Coldstream

Not sure where Jane may be for the 1901 census (could be working outside the home?) but this looks to be the same family in 1901:

James Kerse 40, Fisherman (domestic), b. Coldstream
Agnes Kerse 55 (age mistranscribed?), b. England
Elizabeth Kerse 17, b. England
John Kerse 12, b. Coldstream
Mary Kerse 10, b. Coldstream
Andrew Kerse 7, b. Coldstream
Janet Kerse 4, b. Eccles
Charlotte A Kerse 2, b. Eccles
Ellen Kerse 10 months, b. Eccles

Address: Main Street, Eccles

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Re: Jane Utterson lookup please
« Reply #16 on: Monday 23 February 09 12:37 GMT (UK) »
With the English birth place showing in 1891 for Jane, this is a possibility for her birth on Freebmd:

Births 4th Qrt 1886 - Jane Kerse in Berwick Vol. 10b Pg.414

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Re: Jane Utterson lookup please
« Reply #17 on: Monday 23 February 09 13:02 GMT (UK) »
Just pulling this out from an earlier post;

"Jane is aged 20, Domestic Servant, of Hollybrace Cottage, Birgham, Parish of Eccles. Daughter of James Kerse, Fisherman, and Agnes Kerse, maiden name Waugh"

I wonder if the housename given is a variation of the current name, there is a cottage now called HollyBraes, a listed building with an intersting history and noted on a listed building report as follows

Virtually abutting the eaves and set well in from the outer edges, the front upper windows help indicate the age of this former farmhouse. According to the present occupant, a floorboard found inside is dated 'July 22nd 1805'. Despite additions at rear, the house remains fundamentally intact - the simplicity of the main elevation and the retention of timber sash and case glazing being particularly notable. Marked as 'Long Birgham' on the 1858 Ordnance Survey map and described as "...a commodious farmhouse 2 stories high and in good condition" in the accompanying Name Book. Binnie notes that between 1906 and 1965, Hollybrae housed a mission station of St Mary and All Souls Episcopal Church, Coldstream - part of the 1st floor being used for services. The steading to the NW, originally associated with the house, is now in separate ownership and is not included in this listing


It's just a bit of trivia really and doesn't help prove anything, note though that the main route from Coldstream to Kelso passes through Birgham and terminates at Kelso on Sheddon Park Road.  Coldstream, Birgham and Kelso all sit on the river Tweed.
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