Author Topic: Jessie McLauchlan born 1870? Grantown  (Read 1378 times)

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Re: Jessie McLauchlan born 1870? Grantown
« Reply #18 on: Monday 14 November 16 19:52 GMT (UK) »
Not sure this John, the slater, is right as Jessie's 1898 marriage record states her father as deceased, and the same John is shown on the 1901 census, a slater born in 1842 in Banffshire.

Ages vary in records (except for birth certs!) so good to look a couple of years either side.

Can't easily see anything for Jessie around the 1870/80s so far. Jessie is a common variant of Janet and interchangeable (see www.whatsinaname.net/female-names/Jessie.html) so always worth double checking entries on either name.

There is a John McLachlan, slater born in Kirkmichael, Banff around 1842. He shows in census for 1871 as a boarder in Cromdale and Advie, Moray and 1881 he is in Forfar with a 2 year old Johan Meldrum aged 2 showing as his daughter. Good to check originals always...

It may be that Jessie's parents were not married and names became confused over the years?

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Zeglicki/Zeglicka
Sudacki/Sudacka
McGruer
Farquhar

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Re: Jessie McLauchlan born 1870? Grantown
« Reply #19 on: Monday 14 November 16 21:36 GMT (UK) »
Not sure this John, the slater, is right as Jessie's 1898 marriage record states her father as deceased, and the same John is shown on the 1901 census, a slater born in 1842 in Banffshire.
It wouldn't be the first time I've seen someone described as deceased on the marriage certificate of an illegitimate child, when the person concerned was still alive and kicking.

Sometimes the person who brought the child up might tell the child that the missing parent is dead, or maybe the child just decided to lie to save awkward questions.
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