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Offline rkrtx63

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Mary Burt
« on: Monday 14 August 17 00:38 BST (UK) »
Hello All,

So I'm my 4G Grandmother is Mary Burt was married to George Love. I'm hoping to find her parents, and the parents of George Love too.

Here is what I Know....

Mary Bird married George Love in Airth, Stirlingshire in 25 May 1803

Born to Mart Burt and George Love....

Son David born in Dunfermline, Fife in 18 Nov 1803
Dau. Mary born in Stirling, Stirlingshire in 10 May 1807
Son Francis born in Old Monkland, Lanarkshire in 12 Jul 1813
Son George born in Dundonald, Ayrshire in 29 Dec 1816.....not sure about this one, think he passed young, or possibly wrong family.
Son George born in New Kilpatrick, Dunbartonshire in 21 May 1820
Son Robert born in New Kilpatrick, Dunbartonshire in 12 Jul 1824

The census records are slim for Mary and George. I find no mention of George at all and think he died before 1841. There are several church records for a George Love passing before 1841 but details are slim. George worked as a Coal Miner as were all the sons. The daughter Mary married Archibald McDonald who was also a Coal Miner.

One possible census entry for Mary Burt shows her living in Glasgow's Towns Hospital aged 55. Some of the children were living in the Glasgow area by the mid 1830's so its possible the mother went also.

I did find her death record. She died in the Govan poorhouse in Lanarkshire in 15 Feb 1861. It lists her as the widow of George Love, Coal Miner, and her parents as Andrew Burt, Coal Miner (deceased) and Mary Burt M.S. Campbell (deceased). it lists her age as 80 so she was born around 1781.  I have also checked with the Mitchell Library and was informed that records for the Govan Poorhouse prior to 1876 have not survived. I found no records on SP for a Mary born to an Andrew Burt so her parents names may not be correct. I posted if the Fife forum because I believe a lot of the Burt family came from or close by.

Anyone researching this line?



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