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Help with finding a family line, records don't match or missing people
« on: Tuesday 06 March 18 13:36 GMT (UK) »
Hello, I brought my 2nd great grandfathers 2nd marriage record this morning. I struggled to read his new wife's parents names, but with some help on here, believe it right.

Once I put into Ancest, it brought a marriage up for her parents right away, which said Orkney Islands, I thought great as the 1901 census I have of her married to my 2nd great greandfather is has her birth as Orkney Island.
So the marriage for her parents brought up this
John Smith
Spouse:    Herriot Thomson
Marriage:    29 Mar 1855 - Walls and Flotta,Orkney,Scotland

I then found a census record for them for 1871 just 4/5 years of the approx birth I have for my granfather's wife according to their marriage record. (She was also married before and widower the same as my grandfather)

But the 1871 census, said this -
Hurliness , Walls and Flotta , Orkney
John Smith    45 fisherman
Harriet Smith    48 wife
Alexina Smith    12
Christina Smith    4
 
It has him as a fisherman but on the marriage record of her it says her mother and father both deceased and that her father is a shoe maker.
She is not on this census.

Any suggestions, I also can't find her death her husband my great grandfather died 1938 He was David brand born 1858 and a police constable.

Thanks. I',m including a few snippets. 

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Re: Help with finding a family line, records don't match or missing people
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 06 March 18 14:00 GMT (UK) »
See what you mean  :-\

There is an Alice Smith, 26 and an Upholsterer's Seamstress. Born Longhope Orkney. She shows at 9 McAlpine St, Anderston Glasgow.

Given she showed as a widow when she married David Brand, have you tried looking for a possible first marriage for her?

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Re: Help with finding a family line, records don't match or missing people
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 06 March 18 14:05 GMT (UK) »
Is this Alice's first marriage (you don't give a date for the one you have posted
From Scotlands people
SMITH ALICE
REID FRANCIS
1896
644/2 160
Camlachie

It is normally best if you try tracking Alice back on census until you find her with her parents  ;)
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Re: Help with finding a family line, records don't match or missing people
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 06 March 18 16:29 GMT (UK) »
Well done great thank you. I just brought the record. It must be her as has her father as a shoemaker again! So know idea where her father is yet. This is by far the worst to date record I have brought, I can make about 5% out  :o ;D

Any help please?

Thank, I have enclosed small clipping. I have had to do it in two parts as was too big each time to upload.

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Re: Help with finding a family line, records don't match or missing people
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 06 March 18 16:33 GMT (UK) »
and second part

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Re: Help with finding a family line, records don't match or missing people
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 06 March 18 16:35 GMT (UK) »
It says that her father is a Shoemaker (deceased)  ;)
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Re: Help with finding a family line, records don't match or missing people
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 06 March 18 16:38 GMT (UK) »
10th July
29 East John Street, Glasgow

Francis Reid -Spirit Salesman -bachelor -age 32 -
29 East John Street, Glasgow

Patrick Reid labourer deceased and Catherine M(aiden) S(urname) Hard  :-\
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Re: Help with finding a family line, records don't match or missing people
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 06 March 18 16:55 GMT (UK) »
Got her 1st husbands death, still not sure on his mothers maiden name, looks like Peid lol ?

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Re: Help with finding a family line, records don't match or missing people
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 06 March 18 17:05 GMT (UK) »
1881 13 Piccadilly Street, Glasgow

Patrick Reid   44
Catherine Reid   44
Francis Reid   18
Ann Jane Reid   16
Catherine Reid   14
John Reid   12
Margaret Reid   9
all born Ireland
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