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James McLaughlin
« on: Saturday 23 September 17 14:40 BST (UK) »
Hi
James McLaughlin was born 1895 in Greenock, Renfrewshire.  He served as gunner with RFA in WW1 and returned to Greenock where in later years I am led to believe he was a member of parliament.  The only other fact known is he married a Mabel? Can someone please help with information. 

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Re: James McLaughlin
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 23 September 17 22:59 BST (UK) »
Have you looked for his marriage and death on Scotlands People?  Index is free to search

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Re: James McLaughlin
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 23 September 17 23:27 BST (UK) »
Did James have children as the mother's name & m/s will be on their births?

When you say "The only other fact known is he married a Mabel?" can you give us any info. as to this being fact please?

The reason I ask is I don't see a marriage for both those names in the time frame I would expect i.e do you know how late in life they married?

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Re: James McLaughlin
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 24 September 17 01:25 BST (UK) »
You say you are led to believe he was an MP.  Where did that info come from?

What is your connection to this person?
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Re: James McLaughlin
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 24 September 17 16:44 BST (UK) »
Hi Carole
Yes, I have looked for a marriage etc but could not find anything.  The information is from his daughter Patricia McLaughlin who sadly passed away in 2009.  I am helping Pat's daughter to search the family's history.  I appreciate that oral family history is not the best source but at this moment in time that is all I have to go on. 

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Re: James McLaughlin
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 24 September 17 16:52 BST (UK) »
Do you know Patricia's approx year and place of birth.

I looked for info yesterday and  found a marriage to a Mabel in 1935 in ?Barnet but none in Scotland. It seemed a bit late but still possible.  Nothing on the MP front.


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Re: James McLaughlin
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 24 September 17 16:58 BST (UK) »
Just checked my notes. Here it is, if it's of use:

James McLaughlin and Mabel L Cole
Barnet
Q1 1935 3A 909
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Re: James McLaughlin
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 24 September 17 16:59 BST (UK) »
Hi there  :)

It might be best if Pat's daughter started by ordering her mother's birth cert.

Did Pat die in Aberdeen? There is death with the year you mentioned:

Patricia McKenzie McLaughlan, aged 87. Death in Aberdeen, 2009.

It is the only one I can see with a surname close to McLaughlin (using wild cards). There is a corresponding birth for her in Aberdeen which makes me think it is not the same Patricia if the family you are looking at was based around Greenock  :-\

I can't see a marriage that would fit in Scotland. Maybe England? A few show there.

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Re: James McLaughlin
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 24 September 17 17:08 BST (UK) »
As you have James "born 1895 in Greenock, Renfrewshire" & returning there it is possible to check the FREE Index using +/- 2 yrs for a death in that area & if not then expand to surrounding areas?

I don't envy that task with all the variants for that surname  ;D

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South Uist, Inverness-shire, Scotland:- Bowie, Campbell, Cumming, Currie, MacDonald, MacInnes, MacIntyre, MacKinnon, Steele, Walker

Ireland:- Cullen, Flannigan (Derry), Donahoe/Donaghue (variants) (Cork), McCrate (Tipperary), Mellon, Tol(l)and (Donegal & Tyrone)

Newcastle-on-Tyne/Durham (Northumberland):- Harrison, Jude, Kemp, Lunn, Mellon, Robson, Stirling

Kettering, Northampton:- MacKinnon

Canada:- Callaghan, MacKinnon, MacPhee

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