Author Topic: May Cairns. 1927. Greenock to Canada  (Read 958 times)

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Re: May Cairns. 1927. Greenock to Canada
« Reply #27 on: Thursday 26 July 18 11:25 BST (UK) »
Sandra,

Only 1 birth showing with a 'May' in all Scotland 1899 - 1901 nowhere near Greenock

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Re: May Cairns. 1927. Greenock to Canada
« Reply #28 on: Thursday 26 July 18 11:29 BST (UK) »
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May Cairns.  Born 1900.   Greenock, Scotland.

Nothing on SP to support that

SP has an 1898 birth in Dennistoun but nothing else for a May Cairns

Perhaps this Dennistoun one could be the key  ???

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Re: May Cairns. 1927. Greenock to Canada
« Reply #29 on: Thursday 26 July 18 13:06 BST (UK) »
Alexander and May moved to England (Birkenhead) where they both died.   Mays' birth said to be 17th March 1899.

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Re: May Cairns. 1927. Greenock to Canada
« Reply #30 on: Thursday 26 July 18 14:36 BST (UK) »
I apologise in the delay getting back to answer you all.   Well all I know Alexander and May married 19th August 1921.  They had their first 3 children.  Around 1927 moved to Birkenhead, Cheshire.  Alexander worked in Camel Lairds ship yards.  My mum was born 1936, then another two girls were born 1938 and 1940.  Alexander died in 1944.  May died my Grandmother died in 1951 Birkenhead, Cheshire.  The elder siblings never spoke about the family from Scotland except that is where the family had lived.  Alexander was born in Port Glasgow 1896.  I have a copy of his birth details.  I have no details of Mays birth so she could of been born anyway.  According to UK 1939 electoral records of Birkenhead  May was born 17.03.1899.  I have a death record for her which does not really give me any more details.  A friend of mine saw that a May Cairns had emigrated to Canada in 1927 details are on Ancestry.  I have been unable to break my grandmothers wall down.  I have also had a DNA test hoping to find some answers as yet no luck.  I have put many messages on sites hoping a family  member might be able to link May to their tree.   Many Thanks to you all for your help.
Cairns, McLaughlan, McDonald, Haggerty, Hynes,
McNeilly, Ferguson, Stewart.      Port Glasgow, Greenock, Ireland.

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Re: May Cairns. 1927. Greenock to Canada
« Reply #31 on: Thursday 26 July 18 16:06 BST (UK) »
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Around 1927 moved to Birkenhead, Cheshire

So there is absolutely nothing to support any theory that May went to Canada in 1927?   

It would have been helpful if you had included that you already knew her full birth date from the 1939 register as your opening post says she was born in 1900 in Greenock.  You now say you don't really know where she was born. 

As a result -  a great deal of time and effort has been wasted looking for a birth in Greenock

You already knew she had moved to Birkenhead and died there why was that not included in any of your posts?   
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Re: May Cairns. 1927. Greenock to Canada
« Reply #32 on: Thursday 26 July 18 16:37 BST (UK) »
My mum was led to believe her mum was born in 1900 Greenock, also May's wedding certificate stated she was 21 in 1921. Living in Greenock.  It was between the years 1927 and 1935 I thought May had travelled to Canada. If the lady May Cairns had been my May Cairns.  There is a record on Ancestry which is too large to up load as attachment. 
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McNeilly, Ferguson, Stewart.      Port Glasgow, Greenock, Ireland.

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Re: May Cairns. 1927. Greenock to Canada
« Reply #33 on: Thursday 26 July 18 18:04 BST (UK) »
.  There is a record on Ancestry which is too large to up load as attachment.

Have posted details of the record for the May Cairns 1927
Going to Canada...which I don't think it is your May like the others not seeing a birth record ...

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Re: May Cairns. 1927. Greenock to Canada
« Reply #34 on: Thursday 26 July 18 18:08 BST (UK) »
Marriage certificate 19 August 1921 - shows May Cairns - spinster - 8 Chalmers Street Greenock - parents John Cairns - labour (deceased) and mother Margaret Cairns - maiden surname Symes.

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May's mothers maiden name looks like Hynes to me, not Symes at all.

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Re: May Cairns. 1927. Greenock to Canada
« Reply #35 on: Thursday 26 July 18 18:17 BST (UK) »
Thank you Rosie all that was stated on Ancestry record was May Cairns born about 1900 in Scotland.   Thank you Annette I also think May Cairns mum's surname was Hynes. 
Cairns, McLaughlan, McDonald, Haggerty, Hynes,
McNeilly, Ferguson, Stewart.      Port Glasgow, Greenock, Ireland.