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Offline stephen mcdowall

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« on: Tuesday 06 February 18 22:10 GMT (UK) »
my great great grandfather Donald McDowall married mary reilly in anderston Glasgow in 1894 his father was James McDowall and his mother was Isabella McDonald. I believe the McDowall's originally came from Wigtownshire can anyone help
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stephen McDowall

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Re: donald mcdowall
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 06 February 18 22:16 GMT (UK) »
Hi

You haven't given any details of when he was born.  Have you looked for him on the 1901 census to establish his birthyear and birthplace?

Have you checked Scotlands People for a marriage for his parents?

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Re: donald mcdowall
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 06 February 18 22:18 GMT (UK) »
sorry i will check  :) thanks caroleW

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Re: donald mcdowall
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 06 February 18 22:20 GMT (UK) »
There is this 1901 entry but Donald was born Glasgow as were his wife and children

Donald McDowall  28 flour miller
Mary  26
James      6
Donald  5
John  3
Glasgow Anderston ED 29 Page 20 Line 17
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Re: donald mcdowall
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 06 February 18 22:23 GMT (UK) »
The free index on Scotlands People has a match for his parents marriage in 1871 in Lanarkshire - Anderston
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Re: donald mcdowall
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 06 February 18 22:28 GMT (UK) »
Don't know where Wigtownshire has come from - here's the 1881 entry - 62 Commerce St Glasgow

James McDowall    41 b Ireland - storeman
Isabella McDowall    34 b Stornoway, Invernesshire
Donald  7 b Glasgow
James Derby    45 lodger b Ireland
Mary Derby    49 lodger b Glasgow
Parish Glasgow Govan ED 4 Page 15 Line 2 
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Re: donald mcdowall
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 06 February 18 22:40 GMT (UK) »
Bit of guesswork here as there are several Isabella McDonald's b Inverness around the same birthyear

You will need to download a copy of the 1871 marriage cert to get her parents names - but if her father was Donald occ ships carpenter and if her mother was "Jess" then there is an 1851 entry for Renfrewshire showing her father was born Inverness and her mother Egypt
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