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Ernest Becker and Kate Aitchison - 1886 (decipher)COMPLETE THANKS
« on: Tuesday 16 December 08 20:14 GMT (UK) »
Can anyone please help deciphering the marriage certificate of Peter Becker and Kate Aitchison in 1886?

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Re: Ernest Becker and Kate Aitchison - 1886 (decipher)
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 16 December 08 20:19 GMT (UK) »
For what it's worth, this is what I think that it says:

Stuart. ;)
Roxburgh/Rock/O'Rouk - Edinburgh/Glasgow/Australia
Slora/Slorach - Edinburgh/Aberdeen/Moray
Roberts/Robert - Edinburgh/Torphichen
Cochrane - Edinburgh
Johnston - Shetland/Australia
Davison - Sunderland
Curtis - Sunderland/Norfolk
Shirran - Aberdeenshire/Edinburgh
Rettie - Aberdeenshire
Leng - Sunderland
Lay - Sunderland
Rogers/Rodgers - Sunderland

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Re: Ernest Becker and Kate Aitchison - 1886 (decipher)
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 16 December 08 21:57 GMT (UK) »
Hi Stuart

There is a birth entry which looks likely for Kate on IGI:

Catherine Aitchison b 30 MAR 1867 in Edinburgh Parish, Edinburgh. Parents showing as THOMAS SALMOND AITCHISON and JEMIMA BROWN

Nothing jumping out as yet for Ernest (not a particularly Scottish name!).

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Re: Ernest Becker and Kate Aitchison - 1886 (decipher)
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 16 December 08 22:09 GMT (UK) »
There is a death showing in Edinburgh in 1873 for a Jemima Brown Aitchison which would fit with the Kate's mother showing as deceased at the time of the 1886 marriage.

This is the closest I can see in the 1881 census with a possible second marriage for father Thomas - everyone showing as born in Edinburgh unless shown:

Thomas S Aitchison    50, Surgeon Dentist
Anna Aitchison 28, wife, b. England
James Aitchison 26, son, dentist
Thomas S Aitchison 22, son, Ranoforte (pianoforte?) Tuner
Jemima B Aitchison 20, daughter
David W Aitchison 16, son, dentist
Catherine Aitchison 14, daughter
Emily L Aitchison 10, daughter
Mary Davie 17, servant b. Linlithgow

Address: 61 Queen Street, Edinburgh

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Re: Ernest Becker and Kate Aitchison - 1886 (decipher)
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 16 December 08 22:14 GMT (UK) »
Just noticed that Kate's father Thomas also down as deceased in 1886. He looks to have died not long after the 1881 census. This looks to be his entry on the Wills & Testaments section on SP:

Thomas Salmond Aitchison, 19/09/1881, 61 Queen Street, Edinburgh, d. 05/05/1881 at Edinburgh, intestate - Edinburgh Sheriff Court Inventories, Ref SC70/1/209

Monica

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Re: Ernest Becker and Kate Aitchison - 1886 (decipher)
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 16 December 08 22:20 GMT (UK) »
 ::) Might be a bit harder to determine parents for Ernest, he shows as born in Germany on the 1891 census, everyone else shows as born in Edinburgh:

Ernest P Becker 31, Hairdresser's Assistant, b. Germany Prussia
Catherine Becker 24
Emilie F Becker 5
Ernest T Becker 4
Katheline C Becker 1

Address:  5 Mackenzie Pl, Edinburgh

I would say Ernest's age on his marriage entry looks like 24 rather than 19. Still slightly out going by the age above.

Monica
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Re: Ernest Becker and Kate Aitchison - 1886 (decipher)
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 16 December 08 23:10 GMT (UK) »
Monica,

Thanks again.  You are a star :D

I did find the German connection - apparently quite hard to follow up. A bit more slowly that perhaps I should; it's not as if there are no famous Germans called Becker!!!

Thanks for the information on the Aitchisons - I did think 'Jemima' looked a good bet.

Stuart
Roxburgh/Rock/O'Rouk - Edinburgh/Glasgow/Australia
Slora/Slorach - Edinburgh/Aberdeen/Moray
Roberts/Robert - Edinburgh/Torphichen
Cochrane - Edinburgh
Johnston - Shetland/Australia
Davison - Sunderland
Curtis - Sunderland/Norfolk
Shirran - Aberdeenshire/Edinburgh
Rettie - Aberdeenshire
Leng - Sunderland
Lay - Sunderland
Rogers/Rodgers - Sunderland

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Re: Ernest Becker and Kate Aitchison - 1886 (decipher)
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 16 December 08 23:11 GMT (UK) »
Monica,

Thanks again.  You are a star :D

I did find the German connection - apparently quite hard to follow up. A bit more slowly that perhaps I should; it's not as if there are no famous Germans called Becker!!!

Thanks for the information on the Aitchisons - I did think 'Jemima' looked a good bet.

Stuart

Mod - Can you delete this post please? It's a duplicate.
Roxburgh/Rock/O'Rouk - Edinburgh/Glasgow/Australia
Slora/Slorach - Edinburgh/Aberdeen/Moray
Roberts/Robert - Edinburgh/Torphichen
Cochrane - Edinburgh
Johnston - Shetland/Australia
Davison - Sunderland
Curtis - Sunderland/Norfolk
Shirran - Aberdeenshire/Edinburgh
Rettie - Aberdeenshire
Leng - Sunderland
Lay - Sunderland
Rogers/Rodgers - Sunderland

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Re: Ernest Becker and Kate Aitchison - 1886 (decipher)
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 17 December 08 09:45 GMT (UK) »
Hi Stuart

You might be lucky on IGI and find details on Ernest's family there. There are IGI entries for Germany (just scroll down on the countries list). I couldn't easily see an entry for Ernest, but you may be able to find other siblings which might give you clues as to where in Germany Ernest was from. First thing though you need to establish the name for Ernest's mother. Try contacting SP on www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/content/contactus/form.aspx?issue=24 and ask for help with Ernest's parents' details.

The 1901 census has a number of Beckers from Germany, maybe other siblings also came to Scotland (?).

Monica  :)

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