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Re: Thomas Chalmers & Margaret Smith
« Reply #9 on: Monday 10 October 16 21:33 BST (UK) »
One more to follow up on.

I think Janet/Jessie married a James Taylor. These are some of their children's birth details from FS www.rootschat.com/links/01ina/

From 1871:

James Taylor 39 spirit dealer b. West Calder, edinr
Jessie Taylor 41 b. West Calder, edinr
Margaret Taylor 14
Helen Taylor 12
Jessie Taylor 10
...and four staff

Address: Main St, West Calder

Maybe they didn't formalise their union by marriage until later? https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XTTR-TMT

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Re: Thomas Chalmers & Margaret Smith
« Reply #10 on: Monday 10 October 16 21:56 BST (UK) »
Thank you Monical,
I shall certainly look into them all. You mentioned " Maybe they didn't formalise their union by marriage until later" is this something quite common, as I think I may have something similar with another line, the Campbell & Wright proclamations, but no actual marriage.

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Re: Thomas Chalmers & Margaret Smith
« Reply #11 on: Monday 10 October 16 22:19 BST (UK) »
Can happen that people co-habited as man and wife and then had a civil marriage later. Always hard to guess at the reasons. Sometimes this happened because one of them wasn't free to marry yet as first spouse may still have been living for example.

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Re: Thomas Chalmers & Margaret Smith
« Reply #12 on: Monday 10 October 16 22:24 BST (UK) »
It's the Register of Corrected Entries, and it means that there was some sort of investigation after the event into the cause of death. If you can post that part of the page we could maybe decipher it for you.
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AITKENHEAD, Lanarkshire; BINNY, Forfar; BLACK, New Monkland; BRYSON, Cumbernauld; BURGESS, North-East Scotland; CRUICKSHANK, Rothes; DALLAS, Botriphnie; DAVIDSON, Oyne; GUTHRIE, Angus; HOGG, Larbert; LESLIE, Rothes/Mortlach; MENDUM, England; MOLLISON, Lethnot; PATERSON, Larbert; RHIND, Forfar; SANG, Scotland; SCOTT, East Kilbride; STOR(R)I/E/Y, Shotts; THORNTON, Shotts; WADDELL, New Monkland; WILKIE, New Monkland; WILKIE, Tannadice; WYLLIE, Angus; YOUNG, Keith

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Re: Thomas Chalmers & Margaret Smith
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday 11 October 16 20:35 BST (UK) »
Thank you Forfarian


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Re: Thomas Chalmers & Margaret Smith
« Reply #14 on: Tuesday 11 October 16 20:36 BST (UK) »
This is the original entry


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Re: Thomas Chalmers & Margaret Smith
« Reply #15 on: Tuesday 11 October 16 22:44 BST (UK) »
The original seems to read 'Ovarian disease, syncope' and the RCE says 'Syncope ..... disease of the heart' but I am not sure what the ..... is.

There's nothing specific to say that Dr Littlejohn knew what was wrong with her before she died, but it's not unlikely that he did, if he was her regular doctor.

According to my ordinary dictionary, syncope is 'a fainting fit from sudden anaemia of the brain'. I believe that it is associated with irregularity of the rhythm of the heart, which would fit with the reference to 'disease of the heart' in the RCE.
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AITKENHEAD, Lanarkshire; BINNY, Forfar; BLACK, New Monkland; BRYSON, Cumbernauld; BURGESS, North-East Scotland; CRUICKSHANK, Rothes; DALLAS, Botriphnie; DAVIDSON, Oyne; GUTHRIE, Angus; HOGG, Larbert; LESLIE, Rothes/Mortlach; MENDUM, England; MOLLISON, Lethnot; PATERSON, Larbert; RHIND, Forfar; SANG, Scotland; SCOTT, East Kilbride; STOR(R)I/E/Y, Shotts; THORNTON, Shotts; WADDELL, New Monkland; WILKIE, New Monkland; WILKIE, Tannadice; WYLLIE, Angus; YOUNG, Keith

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Re: Thomas Chalmers & Margaret Smith
« Reply #16 on: Wednesday 12 October 16 20:25 BST (UK) »
Thank you again Forfarian, very much appreciated

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Re: Thomas Chalmers & Margaret Smith
« Reply #17 on: Wednesday 26 October 16 19:17 BST (UK) »
Monical,

I followed up on all your suggestions, and you were spot on, thank you.
Margaret had been married twice.

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