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Re: James Brown and two women in Edinburgh - could it get any more difficult?!
« Reply #18 on: Sunday 13 August 17 06:08 BST (UK) »
Going round in circles trying to find something conclusive with all these name...and failing  ::)

I thought this might be a possible entry for Mary Brown/Bennett in 1881 (haven't been able to find her so far with James in 1871):

Andrew Bennett    41 Late 72 Highlanders Pensioner b. Broughton, Edinburgh
Mary Bennett 46 wife b. Broughton, Edinburgh

Address: 42 Home St, Edinburgh

Maybe that possible marriage cert in 1866 could help further.

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This is hopefully the 1866 marriage cert and the address at 49 Lady Lawson Wynd is the same that Monica found in 1861 three posts before for Mary Brown and son James Mennie

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Re: James Brown and two women in Edinburgh - could it get any more difficult?!
« Reply #19 on: Sunday 13 August 17 06:41 BST (UK) »
Re James's army career I have found an enlistment on FindMyPast for James Brown born 1859 St Cuthberts    Edinburgh.   

Attestion was 21 Oct 1890 for 3rd Battalion Arg & Suthd Highrs Regiment .  He  enlisted in Stirling but I mention it because he was living in Airdrie at the time and working as a cork cutter for a Mr Dick in the town.   I attach his signature  - however he is listed as single and he stated that he had already served 12 years in the Regiment :-\

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Re: James Brown and two women in Edinburgh - could it get any more difficult?!
« Reply #20 on: Sunday 13 August 17 08:23 BST (UK) »
Tillimay - On Isabella's death cert does it give her birth date??

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Re: James Brown and two women in Edinburgh - could it get any more difficult?!
« Reply #21 on: Sunday 13 August 17 10:12 BST (UK) »
Good morning Kay!

There's no date of birth on Isabella's death certificate, I think it was before this information was recorded, it seems that only came later on the portrait style certs rather than the landscape ones.

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Re: James Brown and two women in Edinburgh - could it get any more difficult?!
« Reply #22 on: Sunday 13 August 17 10:31 BST (UK) »
Thanks - Does her age tie in with Isabella's age in 1901 ie born 1869?? 

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Re: James Brown and two women in Edinburgh - could it get any more difficult?!
« Reply #23 on: Sunday 13 August 17 10:50 BST (UK) »
Hi

Interesting thread!

Just to throw this into the mix re the possible Sutherland connection. Bella Brown  in 1891 is said  to be married and born 1864 and living in Creich,Sutherland. There is in the 1901 an entry for a Bella Cumming working in Creich as a domestic servant  also born 1864 (she is recorded as  single and born in Creich, adjacent parish to Dornoch) - wonder if they are one  and the same.

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Re: James Brown and two women in Edinburgh - could it get any more difficult?!
« Reply #24 on: Sunday 13 August 17 11:39 BST (UK) »
Mmm!! With William's find I am coming round to Tillimay's thought that "maybe one morning Jeanie woke up and decided to call herself Isabella!" 

Her age ties in with Isabella in 1901 and I think Isabella's age in 1945.  I wonder if Jeanie's family came from Ireland and lived in the Coatbridge area??   Maybe Jeanie's parents were Hugh and Isabella  :-\
 
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Re: James Brown and two women in Edinburgh - could it get any more difficult?!
« Reply #25 on: Sunday 13 August 17 11:58 BST (UK) »
Hi William and thanks!

I hadn't considered Bellas as I've been told she was known as Isabella - is there any sign of James with the Bella you found?  I do know that Elizabeth was very fond of James, suggesting he was in her life and not absent.  It looks like he died after 1915 but before 1937 when m-i-l was born, as she never knew him.

Kay . . . Isabella's death certificate records her age as 76, giving a birth year of 1869.  I did find a birth in Peterhead on 3 Oct 1870 of an Isabella Anderson Cumming (illegitimate), mother Jessie Cumming, but really not sure about this - her death cert records her as Isabella Cumming m.s. Anderson. 

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Re: James Brown and two women in Edinburgh - could it get any more difficult?!
« Reply #26 on: Sunday 13 August 17 12:23 BST (UK) »
Tilliemay, have you found Isabella/Jeannie ( ::)) in 1911? What about daughter Annie in 1911? Elizabeth was by now married wasn't she.

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