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West Lothian (Linlithgowshire) / Re: Stanners
« on: Monday 14 September 20 19:29 BST (UK)  »
The David Thomson Sinclair I am interested in died on April 11th 1955 in Little Cairnie. His mother is listed as Nellie Sinclair (Stanners). I know it is the correct person as my Dad signed the certificate. It's one of the many questions that can be unearthed when researching family history!

West Lothian (Linlithgowshire) / Re: Stanners
« on: Thursday 10 September 20 19:44 BST (UK)  »
David Thomson was born on July 17th 1907 ands died April 11th 1955. He was one of six children.

West Lothian (Linlithgowshire) / Stanners
« on: Wednesday 09 September 20 16:51 BST (UK)  »
My paternal great grandmother was Helen Fraser b1886 in Edinburgh. She was illegitimate with only her mother, Janet Fraser, listed on the birth certificate. Her mother married in 1886 (Hugh Mackintosh) and she (Helen) is identified as Helen Fraser Mackintosh on the 1901 census, Helen F.S Mackintosh in 1902 when she marries Daniel Sinclair and Helen Fraser on her death certificate in 1956. Sounds all very straightforward.
However, on her son's death certificate she is identified as Nellie Sinclair (maiden name Stanners). I found a Helen F Stanners (b1886 Midlothian) on the 1891 census for Bridgeness, Carriden. She is listed as the adopted daughter of James and Betsy Stanners.
So, my question is (and I may be completely wrong) could Helen's biological father be a Stanners? If not then why would she be adopted in 1891 and then be living with her mother in 1901? Any advice would be welcome.

Inverness / Re: Two birth/baptism registrations 3 years apart
« on: Tuesday 08 September 20 11:05 BST (UK)  »
Thank you both for your assistance - very interesting and helpful. I'll have a another look at the information I have based on your comments.

Inverness / Two birth/baptism registrations 3 years apart
« on: Monday 07 September 20 19:58 BST (UK)  »
I have come across two birth/baptism registrations for possibly the same person. Why would that happen? One was in 1838 and the other 1841 both in Croy and naming the same parents. I have checked for a death in between but found none. There was also another child born in 1836.

West Lothian (Linlithgowshire) / Re: Missing death certificate
« on: Wednesday 02 September 20 21:39 BST (UK)  »
Found it! Took another look at different spellings of Thomson and widened the window around his birthdate. Onto the next challenge.

West Lothian (Linlithgowshire) / Missing death certificate(Completed).
« on: Wednesday 02 September 20 19:41 BST (UK)  »
Struggling to locate a death certificate and I'm looking for suggestions on where else to look.

David Thomson b1821 Kennoway
He appears in the 1861 census living at Pettycur Road, Kinghorn with wife (Elizabeth McArthur) and 3 sons and 3 daughters.
In 1869 there is a birth certificate for Andrew Thomson/McArthur. Mother is listed as Elizabeth Thomson, widow of David Thomson. Son is illegitimate.
In 1870, Elizabeth marries Peter McEwen and they both appear on the 1871 census as well as two children born in 1863 and 1865, both with last name Thomson.
I'm thinking that David died between 1861 and 1866 but I can't find a record.

Any help would be appreciated.

Family History Beginners Board / Re: Missing birth certificates
« on: Tuesday 18 August 20 20:40 BST (UK)  »
Thanks. I tracked down the others it was just strange that I couldn't find a record for the two girls. The other query I had was why Jessie/Janet wasn't on the 1841 census but was on the 1851. I'm still learning so still lots of questions I'm afraid!

Family History Beginners Board / Missing birth certificates
« on: Tuesday 18 August 20 19:51 BST (UK)  »
What would be the reason for not being able to locate birth certificates for two members of a family? From the 1851 census I know that there are 9 children born from 1828 to 1850. All are listed as being born in Kettle, Fife. There is a birth certificate for Thomas (b1828) but nothing for Jessie (b1830) or Helen (b1832), however all the children after that are recorded. I've located Jessie's death certificate and it records her parents as listed in the census. Any advice would be appreciated.

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