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47 Hospital Street, Glasgow 1918
« on: Wednesday 10 October 18 14:29 BST (UK) »
Today I received a copy of my Grand-Fathers Birth Certificate - We didn't know anything about his family as he was adopted.

Today I discovered his birth mother was called Sophia Robertson and he was born 4th September 1918 at 47 Hospital Street in Glasgow.

He was illegitimate which is why Im assuming put up for adoption.

The birth certificate says his birth mother was a housekeeper and what looks to be written as (formally dyers finisher ? - the writing isn't very clear)

I dont know where she was born and I cant find anything out about Hospital Street in the Gorbals area of the town in 1918.

I can remember he was adopted into the Black family from Bargeddie but apart from that, thats all I know .....

Any information would be appreciated

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Re: 47 Hospital Street, Glasgow 1918
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 10 October 18 16:44 BST (UK) »
An earlier Rootschat thread here:

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=375001.18

Have you used Scotlands People?:

https://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk

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Re: 47 Hospital Street, Glasgow 1918
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 10 October 18 20:00 BST (UK) »
Have you checked to see if there was a paternity Sheriff Court case regarding your grandfather this will give you the name of his reputed father and where his parents were living at the time 

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Re: 47 Hospital Street, Glasgow 1918
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 10 October 18 22:19 BST (UK) »
Have you checked to see if there was a paternity Sheriff Court case regarding your grandfather this will give you the name of his reputed father and where his parents were living at the time

That didn't occur to me.... How would I do that ?

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Re: 47 Hospital Street, Glasgow 1918
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 10 October 18 22:24 BST (UK) »
Does your g/father have a middle name which may be a clue to his father's name or possibly named after his own g/father?

I can only see one family in Gorbals 1911 with a Sophia Robertson, wrong age although possibly related?

Names in household;

Sophia 64
Agnes 32
William 30

There are others in the Lanark area who could fit such as;

Govan 1911

Sophia 52
Donald 49
David 17
Sophia 14
Flora 11

!901 Gorbals

Sophia 53
Peter 52
Agnes 22
William 20

It may be worth checking out family names from the index which match with RD Name & matching reference no. by leaving forename blank after you find a Sophia to see if any family names match your g/father as a possible connection?

Checking the names in other families may hold a clue?

Annie


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

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Re: 47 Hospital Street, Glasgow 1918
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 10 October 18 22:27 BST (UK) »
Have you checked to see if there was a paternity Sheriff Court case regarding your grandfather this will give you the name of his reputed father and where his parents were living at the time

That didn't occur to me.... How would I do that ?

You could try here although I haven't looked at all areas covered to date?

https://www.scottishindexes.com/coveragecourt.aspx

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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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Re: 47 Hospital Street, Glasgow 1918
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 10 October 18 22:32 BST (UK) »
Have you checked to see if there was a paternity Sheriff Court case regarding your grandfather this will give you the name of his reputed father and where his parents were living at the time

That didn't occur to me.... How would I do that ?
These are held at the National Records of Scotland you can search their indexes although as he was born 1918 not sure if any privacy issues but you could email and ask

I checked Scottish indexes unfortunately Lanark only go up to 1917