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Robert Lindsay Davidson - Perth
« on: Monday 07 September 09 23:54 BST (UK) »
Grandaughter researching Grandfather/Grandmother and any family connections approx. 1850 onwards
Any information gratefully received
Many thanks
Fortune

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Re: Robert Lindsay Davidson - Perth
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 08 September 09 00:00 BST (UK) »
Hi

You have not given sufficient information

We need all names - you haven't given any details of his wife's name
Birthyears
Birthplaces - whereabouts in Perth?
Childrens names/ birthyears/birthplaces

What information do you already have so we don't waste time duplicating it
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Re: Robert Lindsay Davidson - Perth
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 08 September 09 00:26 BST (UK) »
My Grandfather Robert Lindsay Davidson, lived latterly (at least) in Glover Street Perth, He was a joiner and cabinet maker, he married twice.His first wife was Margaret Robertson (my Grandmother) who died, they had two children William (my father) and Catherine whowas unmarried.
I cannot give his date of birth or where he was born, but it would have been in and around Perth.. His mother`s name was Susan Lindsay Davidson, other names connected to the family somewhere are Dickson - Hay - Robertson - Burns.
Many thanks for your interest
Fortune

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Re: Robert Lindsay Davidson - Perth
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 08 September 09 00:36 BST (UK) »
Have you checked for entries on the IGI which is free to search at www.familysearch.org

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they had two children William (my father) and Catherine whowas unmarried.

What year was your father born?

Have you checked ScotlandsPeople website for the marriage of Robert and Margaret as it would give his age and his parents names
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Re: Robert Lindsay Davidson - Perth
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 08 September 09 04:32 BST (UK) »
Hi Fortune - welcome to RootsChat. Hope you enjoy your stay there. :)

Your grandfather died March 28th 1954 at Pinel Lodge, Murthly, although he usually stayed at 23 Glover Street. He was 82 and his parents were William Davidson, railway inspector (deceased) and Susan Davidson, m.s. [maiden surname] Lindsay (also deceased). Only one wife listed - a Margaret Laing? - was she his second wife?

I believe this is his birth as extracted from the IGI, which Carole kindly gave the link to.

Robert Lindsay Davidson, born May 2nd 1871 in Perth - his parents are listed as William Davidson and Susan Lindsay. Another search shows he had a brother James (born 1872 in Perth) and a sister Jane (born 1874 in Perth). Their parents married July 1st 1870 in Arbroath, Angus.

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Re: Robert Lindsay Davidson - Perth
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 08 September 09 04:42 BST (UK) »
This looks like Robert with his parents on the 1881 census:

Address: 57 Glover Street, Perth, Perthshire
William Davidson, head, mar., 41, railway inspector, b. Newhills, Aberdeenshire
Susan Davidson, wife, mar., 31, -, b. Portleithen, Kincardineshire
Robert L. Davidson, son, unm., 9, scholar, b. Perth
James O. Davidson, son, unm., 8, scholar, b. Perth
William Davidson, son, unm., 4, -, b. Perth
John A. Davidson, son, unm., 2, -, b. Perth
George O. Davidson, son, unm., 4 months, -, b. Perth

A good link to read if you are new to Scottish research is: http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,24468.0.html. Also you can register at http://www.ancestralscotland.com/signup/register/ to claim your 10 free credits for ScotlandsPeople. Always handy. :)

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Re: Robert Lindsay Davidson - Perth
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 08 September 09 10:13 BST (UK) »
Just looked at all the lovely infprmation Hume and Carole have provided so quickly - now gives me something to work on.
Obviously the Lindays are my next port of call. together with my grandmother who I think was Margaret Robertson,she died, I believe at the age of 32 when my father william and his sister Catherine were 4 and 2 years of age respectively.Margaret Laing was his second wife, as you suggested, but no blood link to me.
Thank you both so very much for your help
Fortune

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Re: Robert Lindsay Davidson - Perth
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 08 September 09 19:29 BST (UK) »
Hi Fortune,

I have managed to find Robert and Margaret Davidson on the 1901 census, along with their son William - your father?

Address: 353 High Street, Perth, Perthshire
Robert L. Davidson, head, mar., 29, house joiner, b. Perth
Margaret Davidson, wife, mar., 27, -, b. Auchterarder, Perthshire
William Davidson, son, unm., 1, -, b. Perth

Margaret died October 4th 1904 at the same address. She was the daughter of Charles Robertson, woollen warehouseman and Catherine Burns (who was deceased by that date).

This is her birth from the IGI:

Margaret Robertson, b. June 23rd 1872 Auchterarder - parents Charles Robertson and Catherine Burns. They married May 19th 1857 in Perth.

Quick summary to keep things right:

William Davidson, b. c. 1840 in Newhills and Susan Lindsay, b. c. 1850 in Portleithen
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Robert Lindsay Davidson, b. 1871 in Perth and Margaret Robertson, b. 1872 in Auchterarder
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William Davidson, b. c. 1900 Perth

hume :)