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Beattie of Kilbarchan
« on: Sunday 19 March 17 14:43 GMT (UK) »
My GGGrandfather William Beattie was born in Kilbarchan (Linwood) in 1854. Father , Joseph ; Mother, Faithy (Faithful). I have just discovered that he had a twin brother James who has never been mentioned in the family. As William had another brother born in 1860 called James Wallace Beattie I am assuming that the first James died. I can however find no trace of a death during those 6 years. Any suggestions welcome.

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Re: Beattie of Kilbarchan
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 19 March 17 15:17 GMT (UK) »
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I have just discovered that he had a twin brother James who has never been mentioned in the family.

Where/how did you discover it?
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Re: Beattie of Kilbarchan
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 19 March 17 15:44 GMT (UK) »
Appeared on Family Search Baptisms which showed  dates of birth as identical.

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Re: Beattie of Kilbarchan
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 19 March 17 23:05 GMT (UK) »
SP has an 1860 death in Kilbarchan for a James Beatey - have you already discounted it?

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Re: Beattie of Kilbarchan
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 19 March 17 23:13 GMT (UK) »
I don't know what I was doing wrong but this one has not come up in my searches. I suspect it's the one but as brother James was born in June 1860 the death and birth are very close. Thanks for your help.

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Re: Beattie of Kilbarchan
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 19 March 17 23:21 GMT (UK) »
I selected "wild card search" and just searched on James Beat* as nothing was coming up on Beattie or Beatie
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Re: Beattie of Kilbarchan
« Reply #6 on: Monday 20 March 17 19:17 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for comments. Successfully found death of James (whose twin brother was my great grandfather ) who died at the age of 5. He died of water on the brain (hydrocephalus). The strange thing about this is that I have twin grandsons who were born with hydrocephalus which was treated. We celebrated their eighteenth birthday last week. One of them is James. :)

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Re: Beattie of Kilbarchan
« Reply #7 on: Monday 20 March 17 22:28 GMT (UK) »
Talk about coincidences - that is really spooky but how awful that he died so young of something that is treatable today.
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