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Offline tomhawking

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Re: Help with Scottish marriage entry 1887
« Reply #9 on: Monday 09 January 17 21:48 GMT (UK) »
That sounds right - the whole doc is titled south Leith. I'm getting on to the church now about their records. Thanks for everyone's help. I'll update when sorted, in case it's of any help to others.

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Re: Help with Scottish marriage entry 1887
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 10 January 17 15:39 GMT (UK) »
Peter Barr married Binny Pollock 16/6/1847 Edinburgh

Can only find them on 2 census - 1861 when they are with some Pollock's and 1881 just Peter and wife, in both of these census she is shown as Robina and in 1861 he's a Carter, and in 1881 a Labourer.   Both he and Robina are shown to have been born in Paisley, Renfrewshire.

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Re: Help with Scottish marriage entry 1887
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 10 January 17 20:56 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Annette - everyone's so helpful here!

I know this was a thread for handwriting recognition, and as such I may need to delete this post and move it, but does anyone have any opinion on the consistency, or lack thereof, of the records I've found thus far? There's two little Excel extracts below with what I've got, and I don't want to start going back further on the Pollock line before I can pin this down as best I can.

Again, if I should have posted this elsewhere, apologies, but I thought I ought to continue the conversation here.

Edit: OCD on the Excel column widths!

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Re: Help with Scottish marriage entry 1887
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 10 January 17 22:40 GMT (UK) »
Re the two letters before the mother's name, they are MS = Maiden Surname. That's the standard abbreviation used on Scottish certificates at that time.

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Re: Help with Scottish marriage entry 1887
« Reply #13 on: Wednesday 11 January 17 00:50 GMT (UK) »
Peter Barr Iron Moulder died 28/12/1888 at the Poorhouse, Colinton, married to Robina Pollock, informant was son Peter Barr who gave age as 72??   (The census all indicate birth circa 1820).   Father shown as James Barr, Iron Moulder (deceased) but mother not given.

1841 Census at Paisley shows:

James Barr   37      Moulder
Janet Barr    36
Peter Barr    17       Drawboy
Alexander Barr 15
Ann Bar 5
Margt. Barr 7 mos.

Peter Barr was actually born 29/5/1822, bp.16/6/1822 Abbey (Paisley), son of James Barr and Jane Reid.   The couple married 1/12/1819 Paisley.   Jane and Janet can be interchangeable in Scotland but can only find 2 online baptisms to Peter and Jane i.e. Peter 1822 and a Jane b.5/9/1820, bp.16/9/1820.   Can't find baptisms for Alexander, Ann or Margaret..Don't think family were too hot with ages as if age in census is correct James would only have been 14/15 when he married. 

Hope this helps.

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Re: Help with Scottish marriage entry 1887
« Reply #14 on: Wednesday 11 January 17 07:54 GMT (UK) »
Annette - that is absolutely wonderful. Thank you so much to all who commented.

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