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Watt/Retson
« on: Tuesday 22 August 17 15:44 BST (UK) »
I am looking for information on three children they are as follows:-

1, James Retson or Watt born 5 July 1892 at 82 Alexander Parade, Glasgow
2. William Retson or Watt born 10 June 1899 at 82 Alexander Parade, Glasgow
3. Elizabeth Retson or Watt born 13 August 1894 again at 82 Alexander Parade, Glasgow

Their mother was Jane Hamiliton Retson who died on the 6 September 1906 at 82 Alexander Parade, Glasgow. 
Any help would be very helpful

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Re: Watt/Retson
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 22 August 17 15:58 BST (UK) »
Hi would this be the family on the 1901 census address 82,Alexandra Parade Glasgow
William Watt age 43 born Kirriemuir auctioneer Pooka
Jane Watt age 32 born Catrine Ayrshire
James Watt age 8 born Glasgow
Elizabeth Watt age 6 born Glasgow, William Watt age 1 born Glasgow

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Re: Watt/Retson
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 22 August 17 16:09 BST (UK) »
Have you tried looking for this family on the 1911 census on Scotlands People ?

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Re: Watt/Retson
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 22 August 17 18:08 BST (UK) »
Hello rosie 17

Thank you for your reply, yes this is the correct family.  I should have mentioned that these children were all born illegitimate and on their birth certificates they all have the surname of Retson or Ritson.
I have found Elizabeth and William living with their Aunt and Uncle (William and Elizabeth) on a farm in Dalton, Annan, Dumfriesshire.  Elizabeth is 16 years old and working on the farm as some sort of maid and William is 11 years of age and still at school but unable to find James.  This is all the information that I have
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Re: Watt/Retson
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 23 August 17 08:49 BST (UK) »
Scotlandspeople has the following deaths -
James Retson , age 72 , 1964 , Irongray Kirkcudbright.
Elizabeth Retson , age 77 , 1970 , Annan Dumfries.
William Retson , age 71 , 1970 , Glasgow Lanark.



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Re: Watt/Retson
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 23 August 17 09:03 BST (UK) »
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That death for Elizabeth Retson has the other surname as Beattie. There is a 1921 marriage for an Elizabeth Beattie / James Retson Dumfries , Dumfries.



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Re: Watt/Retson
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 23 August 17 09:06 BST (UK) »
Ev I think that death for Elizabeth Retson could be a Elizabeth Beattie (maiden name )
Elizabeth Beattie married a James Retson 1921 Dumfries

Burial record for Elizabeth Retson of 30,Dunedin Road Eastriggs 8th Jan 1970

Probate record for James Retson 30, Dunedin Road died 1964

Not having much luck finding them

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« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 23 August 17 09:07 BST (UK) »
Sorry Ev had started posting  ;D

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Re: Watt/Retson
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 23 August 17 09:27 BST (UK) »
There is a probate record for a William Ritson or Retson of 2,Morningside Creca Annan died 1 May 1965 mentions a Jack Hamilton Ritson and a Lillian Elizabeth McColm  this William's birth is out by few years but maybe worth checking
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