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Adam Brown - Shotts - early 20th C
« on: Thursday 03 September 09 17:53 BST (UK) »
I'm searching on behalf of an acquaintance..

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His name was Adam Brown and he was from Shotts in Lanarkshire. Not sure of his birth date but he definitely died before 1954 as that was when my grandparents met. He was married to Margaret and had 9 children, the youngest of whom was my grandpa, Thomas, born in 1926. We *think* he was a miner but are wondering if there are any records to show if he was also an athlete
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the reason for the search? the original athlete on the Irn Bru label (pre 1922) was one Adam Brown of Shotts, and this lady is trying to find out if her Adam is THAT Adam

thanks in advance

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Re: Adam Brown - Shotts - early 20th C
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 03 September 09 18:29 BST (UK) »
Why not get in touch with Barrs and see if they can help.

http://www.agbarr.co.uk/agbarr/newsite/ces_general.nsf/wpg/history!OpenDocument

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Re: Adam Brown - Shotts - early 20th C
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 03 September 09 18:47 BST (UK) »
Thanks, the lady in question is going to do that as well,  we're trying to approach this from both sides, as she doesn't know much about her great grandpa so if we can fill that out it makes corroboration easier..

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Re: Adam Brown - Shotts - early 20th C
« Reply #3 on: Friday 04 September 09 09:07 BST (UK) »
This is the closest marriage to Shotts that I can see on SP. It should give his occupation if it's the right one.

1907 BROWN ADAM and SIMPSON MARGARET WATSON LANARK /LANARK

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Re: Adam Brown - Shotts - early 20th C
« Reply #4 on: Friday 04 September 09 09:18 BST (UK) »
This is the closest marriage to Shotts that I can see on SP. It should give his occupation if it's the right one.

1907 BROWN ADAM and SIMPSON MARGARET WATSON LANARK /LANARK

Yup, I pulled that one this morning, it shows Adam as a Coal Miner, which fits with the facts I've been given, though I'm trying to find some more information to back it up..and link him to the lady's family

So, IF this is the Adam in question, how do we tell if he is also the athlete, as this would have been a hobby... local papers maybe?

C
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Re: Adam Brown - Shotts - early 20th C
« Reply #5 on: Friday 04 September 09 09:26 BST (UK) »
The Barrs site has him as a Highland Games champion so you could try here

http://www.shga.co.uk/aboutus.php

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Re: Adam Brown - Shotts - early 20th C
« Reply #6 on: Friday 04 September 09 09:27 BST (UK) »
Do you have Thomas' birth certificate to confirm parents?

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Re: Adam Brown - Shotts - early 20th C
« Reply #7 on: Friday 04 September 09 09:35 BST (UK) »
Re : Thomas' BC.

Nope, I was struggling on SP last night with that one, I've asked the lady in question about her Grandma (Thomas' wife) so I can go down the marriage route as well to corroborate, but haven't had a response yet)

Re: Highland Games,

interesting link, I'll see what I can get...thank you :)
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Re: Adam Brown - Shotts - early 20th C
« Reply #8 on: Friday 04 September 09 09:37 BST (UK) »
The Barrs site has him as a Highland Games champion so you could try here

http://www.shga.co.uk/aboutus.php

As a body, they were not founded until 1947, Will have to check if they keep any sort of pre war records at all... still...tis worth a punt :)
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