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Family of John Swanson from Thurso and Aberdeen
« on: Friday 18 September 15 05:59 BST (UK) »
Hi All,
I'm researching the family of John Swanson (b. Aberdeen 1859-d. Thurso 1915). One of his sons, Hugh (1899-1967) immigrated to Australia in the late 1920's, but I've drawn a blank on the fate of his other children who may or may not have remained in Thurso.

I am planning to travel to Thurso in mid October and if anyone has any leads they could share that I could follow up I would be very grateful.

Here is a list of what information I have  and I would also be very interested to hear from anyone who shares links with this family

1859 Birth
Scotland, Births and Baptisms
Name: John Swanson
Birth Date: 15 Oct 1859
Birthplace: SAINT NICHOLAS, ABERDEEN, ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND
Father's Name: John Swanson
Mother's Name: Mary Nevan

1861 Census
10 Gardners Lane, St Nicholas, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
John Swanson    43, Seaman, b Thurso
Mary Swanson    41, Wife of seaman, b Aberdeen
Hugh Swanson    12, Son, Errand Boy, b Thurso
Williamina Swanson    7, daughter, Scholar, b Wick
John Swanson 1, son, b Aberdeen

1885 Marriage
1885. MARRIAGES in the Parish of Thurso in the County of Caithness
No. 3
When Where and How Married:
1888
on the Twelth
day of January
at Thurso

After Banns According
to the Froms of the
Church of Scotland
|
Signatures of Parties - Rank or Profession whether Single or Widowed and Relationship (if any)
(Signed)
John Swanson
Sailor (Merchant Service)
(Bachelor)
|
Age.
27
|
Usual Residence
Shore Street Thurso
|
Name, Surname, and Rank or Profession of Father
John Swanson
Sailor (Merchant Service)
(Deceased)

name, and Maiden Surname of Mother
Mary Swanson
M. S. Niven
———
Signatures of Parties - Rank or Profession whether Single or Widowed and Relationship (if any)
(Signed)
Catherine Davidson
Domestic Servant
(Spinster)
|
Age.
22
|
Usual Residence
Shore Street Thurso
|
Name, Surname, and Rank or Profession of Father
Alexander Davidson
Sailor (Merchant-Service)
(Deceased)

name, and Maiden Surname of Mother
Elizabeth Davidson
M. S.  Coghill
|
If a regular Marriage, Signatures of officiating Minister and Witnesses. If Irregular, Date of Conviction, Decree of Declarator, or Sheriff’s Warrant.
(Signed)
Jos Stewart Miller
Parish Minister

(Signed)
David Begg
     Witness
Jessie Carnaby
     Witness
|
When & Where Registered and Signature of Registrar.
1888
January 14th
At Thurso

Hex Ryrie
Assistant Registrar
J III


1871 Census
11 Chronicle Lane, St Nicholas, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Mary Swanson, Wife, Married, Female, 51 (b. 1820), Seaman's Wife, b. Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Hugh Swanson, Son, Unmarried, Male, 21 (b. 1850), Seaman, b. Wick, Caithness, Scotland
Williamina Swanson, Daughter, Unmarried, Female, 17 (b. 1854), Millworker, b. Wick, Caithness, Scotland
John Swanson, Son, Unmarried, Male, 11 (b. 1860), Scholar, b. Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Isabella Green, Boarder, Unmarried, Female, 20 (b. 1851), Millworker, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Elizabeth Stuart, Boarder, Unmarried, Female, 17 (b. 1854), Millworker, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

1881 Census
Shore Street, Thurso, Caithness, Scotland
John Swanson    63, Head, Sailor, b Thurso
Mary Swanson    60, wife, b Aberdeen
John Swanson, 21, son, Sailor, b Aberdeen

1891 Census
Shore Street, Thurso, Caithness, Scotland
John Swanson    31, Sailor [Tailor], b. Aberdeen
Catherine Swanson    21, wife, b. Thurso.
Edan Swanson    1,  daughter, b. Thurso

1901 Census
At sea on “The Lark”
Harry Dunnett    57, Master, seaman
John Swanson    41, Mate, seaman
James Mckenzie    15, Cook, seaman
Lewes Dennez    65, Watchman, born Gibraltar.

1901 Census
15 Shore Street, Thurso, Caithness, Scotland
Mary Swanson    81, Head
Cathine Swanson    33, Married, Sailor’s Wife
Johan Swanson    11, Daughter, scholar
Alexander Swanson    9
John Swanson    7, Son, scholar
Donald Swanson    5, son
Hugh Swanson    2, Son

1911 Census
38 Shore street, Thurso, Caithness, Scotland
John Swanson 51, Master Mariner, worker, b Aberdeen
Johan Swanson 21, daughter, single, b Thurso
John Swanson, 17, son, single, House painter, b Thurso
Donald Swanson 14, son, single, Plumber (apprentice), b Thurso
Hugh Swanson 11, son, School, b Thurso
Mary Swanson 6, daughter, School, b Thurso

Valuation Rolls Search
1905
Tenant Occupier
WIDOW
SWANSON JOHN
HOUSE SHORE STREET THURSO BURGH EAST
THURSO
CAITHNESS COUNTY
VR94 / 39 / 28

1915 Owner
SWANSON JOHN
HOUSE 38 SHORE STREET THURSO CAITHNESS COUNTY
VR94 / 42 / 163

1915 Owner Tenant Occupier
SWANSON JOHN
HOUSE 38 SHORE STREET THURSO CAITHNESS COUNTY VR94 / 42 / 163

Death Certificate
1915 DEATHS in the Paris of Thurso in the County of Caithness
Name and Surname: John Swanson
Rank or Profession: Seaman (Master)
and whether Single, Married, or Widowed: Widower of Catherine Davidson
When and Where Died: 1915, February Ninth 2h 0m, P.M. 38 Shore Street Thurso
Sex: M
Age: 55 years
Name, Surname, & Rank or Profession of Father: John Swanson, Seaman (Deceased)
Name, and Maiden Surname of Mother: Mary Swanson, formerly Williamson MS Neven (deceased)
Cause of Death: Natural Incompetence
Duration of Disease: 2 Yrs
Cause of Death: Clscites
Duration of Disease: 3mns
As certified by Alex Asher UB CM Edin
Informant: John Swanson, Son, present
Registration: 1915 February 10 AT Thurso
Registrar William McPherson

kindest regards,
Alan Thompson
Perth, Western Australia

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