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Seeking birth, baptism and parents of Thomas Adair
« on: Tuesday 05 June 18 11:37 BST (UK) »
Thomas Adair first appears in the 1891 census as a 17-year-old draper's apprentice, born Birmingham, in the household of Riley Fortune, silk mercer, in Harrogate. I believe that his father was also Thomas Adair, but of him I have found no trace at all.

The 1939 Register gives his DoB as 6 May 1874.

I have failed, so far, to find a birth record in the GRO index or at FreeBMD. Nor can I find him in the 1881, 1901 or 1911 censuses. The latter two are not surprising because he became an East India merchant and travelled regularly to Hong Kong and Japan.

In 1903 he married Sarah Ellen Liddiard in Basford. She and their first two sons were living with her mother in Quorn, Leicestershire in 1911. A third son was born in 1912, all three births registered in Barrow-on-Soar.

Can anyone suggest anywhere else to try?
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AITKENHEAD, Lanarkshire; BINNY, Forfar; BLACK, New Monkland; BRYSON, Cumbernauld; BURGESS, North-East Scotland; CRUICKSHANK, Rothes; DALLAS, Botriphnie; DAVIDSON, Oyne; GUTHRIE, Angus; HOGG, Larbert; LESLIE, Rothes/Mortlach; MENDUM, England; MOLLISON, Lethnot; PATERSON, Larbert; RHIND, Forfar; SANG, Scotland; SCOTT, East Kilbride; STOR(R)I/E/Y, Shotts; THORNTON, Shotts; WADDELL, New Monkland; WILKIE, New Monkland; WILKIE, Tannadice; WYLLIE, Angus; YOUNG, Keith

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Re: Seeking birth, baptism and parents of Thomas Adair
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 05 June 18 11:54 BST (UK) »
First suggestion would be to get his marriage certificate and see if a father is named to see if it opens any doors. 
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Re: Seeking birth, baptism and parents of Thomas Adair
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 05 June 18 12:02 BST (UK) »
The 1939 register would give his exact date of birth to know which quarter to search for a Thomas birth.  Appreciate there are a lot of Thomas names.

Could be the name Adair was written differently.  Could even be A apostrophe something. 
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Re: Seeking birth, baptism and parents of Thomas Adair
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 05 June 18 12:15 BST (UK) »
This birth has me wondering:

HOWSON, THOMAS  ADAIR BOURNE    -  no mmn
 1874  J Quarter in BIRMINGHAM  Volume 06D  Page 109

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Re: Seeking birth, baptism and parents of Thomas Adair
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 05 June 18 12:17 BST (UK) »
The information about his father's name came from the marriage certificate, though I have not seen it myself.
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AITKENHEAD, Lanarkshire; BINNY, Forfar; BLACK, New Monkland; BRYSON, Cumbernauld; BURGESS, North-East Scotland; CRUICKSHANK, Rothes; DALLAS, Botriphnie; DAVIDSON, Oyne; GUTHRIE, Angus; HOGG, Larbert; LESLIE, Rothes/Mortlach; MENDUM, England; MOLLISON, Lethnot; PATERSON, Larbert; RHIND, Forfar; SANG, Scotland; SCOTT, East Kilbride; STOR(R)I/E/Y, Shotts; THORNTON, Shotts; WADDELL, New Monkland; WILKIE, New Monkland; WILKIE, Tannadice; WYLLIE, Angus; YOUNG, Keith

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Re: Seeking birth, baptism and parents of Thomas Adair
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 05 June 18 12:18 BST (UK) »
Could be the name Adair was written differently.  Could even be A apostrophe something.
I tried searching with just Thomas, no surname.
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AITKENHEAD, Lanarkshire; BINNY, Forfar; BLACK, New Monkland; BRYSON, Cumbernauld; BURGESS, North-East Scotland; CRUICKSHANK, Rothes; DALLAS, Botriphnie; DAVIDSON, Oyne; GUTHRIE, Angus; HOGG, Larbert; LESLIE, Rothes/Mortlach; MENDUM, England; MOLLISON, Lethnot; PATERSON, Larbert; RHIND, Forfar; SANG, Scotland; SCOTT, East Kilbride; STOR(R)I/E/Y, Shotts; THORNTON, Shotts; WADDELL, New Monkland; WILKIE, New Monkland; WILKIE, Tannadice; WYLLIE, Angus; YOUNG, Keith

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Re: Seeking birth, baptism and parents of Thomas Adair
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 05 June 18 12:21 BST (UK) »
This birth has me wondering
HOWSON, THOMAS  ADAIR BOURNE    -  no mmn
 1874  J Quarter in BIRMINGHAM  Volume 06D  Page 109
Now that does look interesting, thank you, Maureen. I'll see if my friend on whose behalf I am looking for him wants to invest 6 for a copy.

No matching Thomas Howson in the 1881 census, however.
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AITKENHEAD, Lanarkshire; BINNY, Forfar; BLACK, New Monkland; BRYSON, Cumbernauld; BURGESS, North-East Scotland; CRUICKSHANK, Rothes; DALLAS, Botriphnie; DAVIDSON, Oyne; GUTHRIE, Angus; HOGG, Larbert; LESLIE, Rothes/Mortlach; MENDUM, England; MOLLISON, Lethnot; PATERSON, Larbert; RHIND, Forfar; SANG, Scotland; SCOTT, East Kilbride; STOR(R)I/E/Y, Shotts; THORNTON, Shotts; WADDELL, New Monkland; WILKIE, New Monkland; WILKIE, Tannadice; WYLLIE, Angus; YOUNG, Keith

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Re: Seeking birth, baptism and parents of Thomas Adair
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 05 June 18 12:30 BST (UK) »
Yes good find Maureen.  Bourne and Howson gives a couple more names to investigate. 
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Re: Seeking birth, baptism and parents of Thomas Adair
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 05 June 18 12:36 BST (UK) »
Possibly the Tom A Bourne in 1881, 6 born Birmingham, lodging with a Green family in Knaresborough?

RG11/4324/102/3.
Ayr: Barnes, Wylie
Caithness: MacGregor
Essex: Eldred (Pebmarsh)
Gloucs: Timbrell (Winchcomb)
Hants: Stares (Wickham)
Lincs: Maw, Jackson (Epworth, Belton)
London: Pierce
Suffolk: Markham (Framlingham)
Surrey: Gosling (Richmond)
Wilts: Matthews, Tarrant (Calne, Preshute)
Worcs: Milward (Redditch)
Yorks: Beaumont, Crook, Moore, Styring (Huddersfield); Middleton (Church Fenton); Exley, Gelder (High Hoyland); Barnes, Birchinall (Sheffield); Kenyon, Wood (Cumberworth/Denby Dale)