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Seeking info on William Robertson, husband's great uncle
« on: Thursday 05 May 11 11:31 BST (UK) »
Good morning all,

I am researching my husband's family tree and am looking for any information about his "Uncle Willie" who left the North East of Scotland (Banffshire) and joined the police force in Hawick.  My husband can't remember too much about him, being a small boy when he last saw him, but thinks he had a son called Hedley.  I am looking for a marriage/death record if possible.  William's mother was Jane Robertson, later marrying William Stevenson in Banffshire.

Thanks for reading.
Mary
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Re: Seeking info on William Robertson, husband's great uncle
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 05 May 11 15:54 BST (UK) »
Hi Mary

There is a possible birth entry for Hedley in Roxburghshire in 1916. It is outside of the period where you can view the entry on line on www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk unfortunately so would have to be ordered. The birth cert would include full names of parents, including mother's maiden name and addtionally, date and place of parents' marriage to let you research further.

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Re: Seeking info on William Robertson, husband's great uncle
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 05 May 11 23:41 BST (UK) »
Thank you for your quick response - I will have a look and order the cert. 

Your help is much appreciated!

Mary  :-*
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Re: Seeking info on William Robertson, husband's great uncle
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 07 February 12 22:37 GMT (UK) »
Mary,

You have no idea how excited I am to read your post.  :o  The Jane Robertson you speak of is my Gt Grandmother and I was looking into the branch of the family you have posted about. I have requested James Hedleys birth cert this evening as well...Sorry, I'm rambling, very excited as Jane is a particularly "interesting" individual and I have uncovered a lot about her but this has fuelled my desire to know more. Your William is the half brother of my Grandfather James Robertson (1886-1951) as Jane had three children by different fathers before she married William Stevenson. I'm trying to work out where your husband fits in. Is he a Stevenson by any chance?

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Gordon
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Re: Seeking info on William Robertson, husband's great uncle
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 07 February 12 22:56 GMT (UK) »
Hello Gordon,
Jane was my husband's granny, a very much loved individual.  He is also William Stevenson (obviously named after his grandad), and Granny lived with the family until her death, so Willie had a lot to do with her.

I will attach (if I can!) a photo of Jane, and also of her husband William.

Any info you can give me would be gratefully received.  I find this genealogy fascinating, and very time-consuming!

With kind regards,
Mary

ps - need to find the pic of Jane, but will post as soon as I find it. 
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Re: Seeking info on William Robertson, husband's great uncle
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 07 February 12 23:30 GMT (UK) »
Hello Mary, Great to hear from you.
I have put together quite a lot about Jane. She is the one person in the centre of my family tree who I find the most interesting and if I could turn back time, she would be the one person I would love to sit and ask questions of. The more I find out about her, the more I need to know. She had an eventful life to say the least and it has taken me years to put what I know together. I've also had some professional help to cross ckeck things out and so interesting and difficult was she to trace that she is now a case study for a senior lecturer in genealogy in Salt Lake City!
Sorry, she has caused me so many sleepless nights, just to see that she is known to someone else has made my year already!
I am guessing that your husband is the son of either Anne Milne or John Stevenson. I visited the farm that William Stevenson and Jane lived in a few years ago in Aberchirder and also by accident passed the home where she died in 1950. (The Rose Innes Hospital).

I would be really excited to see a photo of them both as I have virtually no photos of anyone.

I'd be happy to share what I have with you on Jane and the Robertson side of the tree (even though she was born a Norrie, changed her name to Robertson then had three illegitimate children by three different fathers (one of whom I believe (although not yet confirmed) was a William Robertson, father to the William you originally posted about!)

I've got more but it's late and work beckons in the morning.

Kind regards

Gordon
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Re: Seeking info on William Robertson, husband's great uncle
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 07 February 12 23:41 GMT (UK) »
Hi Gordon,

I will Pm some info - a bit personal for a public forum!

Mary
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Re: Seeking info on William Robertson, husband's great uncle
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 13 September 12 22:49 BST (UK) »
Hi all,

My name is John Stevenson, after my great grandfather John Stevenson of headrooms farm, ord, banff. He is a son of William and Jane Stevenson whom i believe were married in 1899. Jane's former surname was Robertson. I have here the birth certificate of John Stevenson who was born at Headrooms on 2/3/1902.

I dont know much of my family other than this so any info would be greatly appreciated :)

John

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Re: Seeking info on William Robertson, husband's great uncle
« Reply #8 on: Friday 14 September 12 12:02 BST (UK) »
Hello John

I am sending you a PM with more details.

Mary
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