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Re: Where to look for a marriage in Washington DC?
« Reply #18 on: Friday 04 August 17 03:22 BST (UK) »
I think this is Barbara's marriage to Mr. Jones:  https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV8H-XGWQ  There are a few passenger lists for her going back and forth to England as Whitehead.  This passenger list has Barbara & Sidney Jones on the same page (although Barbara is far below, the line Sidney is on is referenced) and Barbara has the right birth date - https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-95ZB-9826?i=29&cc=1923888  This passenger list from 1936 also has them together and living in New York - https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-G5FH-SJ8N?i=14&cc=1923888  This looks like them in the 1940 census - https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K3BL-6B4

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Re: Where to look for a marriage in Washington DC?
« Reply #19 on: Friday 04 August 17 09:07 BST (UK) »
Allan is the son of Wilfred Stanley Henderson born abt 1869, Dulwich, Publisher
His mother and wife of Wilfred is Mary Emslie Henderson born abt 1871, Scotland
Daughter of above parents  is Phyllis Stanley born abt 1897, Dulwich
Son of above is Allen (sic) born Dulwich, 1 but more like 2.

Thank you, Barryd, it's very kind of you to look them up for me. I have reams of information about this family including details of Allan's parents, grandparents, siblings and cousin and their marriages and all their descendants, including all relevant census - I have been working on it for years with Allan's niece. In fact the only major piece of information we did not have when I started this thread was when and where Allan and Barbara were married, and we now have that, plus information about Barbara's antecedents. I really do appreciate you taking the time to look for them on my behalf, but please don't put yourself to the trouble of duplicating work already done.

Typically, of course, every answered question produces at least one new one; in this case, why did the family think Barbara's surname was Robertson?
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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: Where to look for a marriage in Washington DC?
« Reply #20 on: Friday 04 August 17 09:45 BST (UK) »
Thank you again, shellyesq, for all the information about Barbara.
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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: Where to look for a marriage in Washington DC?
« Reply #21 on: Saturday 23 September 17 04:37 BST (UK) »
Hi!  I joined this chat-thing because I happened to be googling in hopes of somehow finding Allan's middle name... and found your posts!  Are you a relative?  I was a friend of both Allan & Louisa [yes, nee Whitehead], in fact, I actually saved one of Allan's business cards from the 1960's from the trailer park [we were the family which rented the Victorian while they lived in the cottage & became "relatives" ourselves...] and I have Louisa's mother's picture, which I could attach if you are interested...  Best!

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Re: Where to look for a marriage in Washington DC?
« Reply #22 on: Saturday 23 September 17 04:55 BST (UK) »
Hi Molly, welcome to RootsChat.

Yes, Allan was my 4th cousin, and I have been working on that branch of the family intermittently for some time. I am in touch with his niece. She shared with me the results of her research, and I have been able to add quite a few bits here and there.

We would be interested in any information about Allan and his wife. You've already added a snippet by telling us that she used the name Louisa rather than Barbara, thank you.

Once you have posted two more messages on this forum I will be able to contact you off-forum and arrange to exchange more detailed notes.
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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: Where to look for a marriage in Washington DC?
« Reply #23 on: Saturday 23 September 17 05:03 BST (UK) »
How exciting!  Yes, for the last many decades, she went by Louisa, though in her younger years she was called Babs and she worked with the Red Cross during the war. 

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Re: Where to look for a marriage in Washington DC?
« Reply #24 on: Saturday 23 September 17 05:07 BST (UK) »
If you don't have it, Louisa's mother's name was Barbara Louise Jacques Whitehead - Louise with an E, while the younger was Louisa with an A.

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Re: Where to look for a marriage in Washington DC?
« Reply #25 on: Saturday 23 September 17 09:06 BST (UK) »
Thanks you! I did know that Babs/Louisa' mother's name was Barbara Jacques, but not that she also had the middle name.
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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: Where to look for a marriage in Washington DC?
« Reply #26 on: Saturday 23 September 17 09:10 BST (UK) »
BTW I did mean to add that yes, Allan's middle name was Winfred with an 'n' in the middle, not Wilfred. His father was also Winfred, but I don't know where the name came from. His parents were James Henderson and Lavinia Syme, and his grandparents were George Henderson and Margaret Masson, Andrew Syme and Margaret Sturrock. There is no immediately obvious candidate in the 1861 census.
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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