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Midlothian / Re: Catherine Phin/Goldie, 1852, Burial
« on: Sunday 23 June 24 22:32 BST (UK)  »
It looks like you're right. J Gray is referenced another time as well

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Midlothian / Re: Catherine Phin/Goldie, 1852, Burial
« on: Sunday 23 June 24 17:51 BST (UK)  »
Yes you're right Forfarian it is Catherine Phin or Murray, that was another silly mistake from me. Her daughter Helen married a Goldie and they are my 4th great-grandparents.

It sounds like I'll need to have a trip to Edinburgh soon for a wonder about the cemeteries. I've checked find a grave and there isn't anything there.

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Midlothian / Catherine Phin/Goldie, 1852, Burial
« on: Saturday 22 June 24 23:25 BST (UK)  »
Hi there,

My 5th great-grandmother died in Edinburgh in 1852 and on her death record, it says she has a headstone. However, I can't work out where this would be.

Any help would be appreciated

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Dunbartonshire / Re: MacDonald's of Twechar/Kirkintilloch
« on: Thursday 13 June 24 16:49 BST (UK)  »
I have traced the ancestry of Daniel McDonald Senior.

He was born illegitimate to Mary McDonald who was the widow of James O'Hara. His biological father I later found was John Richard Roger. Mary had three children with him in 1889, 1893 and 1898 but never married him. She then married Thomas Lochhead in 1899 and had two more children.

Also, Fofarian, were you assuming there was meant to be any logic behind the name change? If there's one thing I've learned from my grandpa's family is there is no rhyme or reason to anything

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Dunbartonshire / Re: MacDonald's of Twechar/Kirkintilloch
« on: Thursday 13 June 24 12:29 BST (UK)  »
Yes, that was my mistake. Sometimes I just type without thinking what I've written, too many Daniel McDonald's.

Daniel Martin McDonald Sr (1893-1948)
Daniel Martin McDonald Jr (1913-1967)

Daniel Sr was the county councillor

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Midlothian / Re: Edinburgh Poor Law
« on: Thursday 13 June 24 08:31 BST (UK)  »
Mary Goldie was born in 1862 and had her kids from 1884 to 1896. She lived at 8 Queens Place from about 1884 to 1893

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Dunbartonshire / Re: MacDonald's of Twechar/Kirkintilloch
« on: Thursday 13 June 24 08:29 BST (UK)  »
Daniel Martin McDonald (1893-1967) was their oldest son.

The county councillor died in 1948 in Townhead, they missed out his middle name on his death certificate which I have a copy of 644 / 6 / 421. He was also made the Justice of Peace a couple months before he died

The generation before him is confusing which I have made topics about before, but he was the first to move to Twechar. He was in Kilbarchan in 1901 called Daniel Lochhead, then moved to Cambuslang and went back to Daniel McDonald in 1911 then moved to Kirkintilloch/Twechar around 1919.

The family surname alternates between Mc and Mac. The original surname was McDonald but that obviously sounds way too Catholic, so we had to protestantise the name to MacDonald

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Dunbartonshire / MacDonald's of Twechar/Kirkintilloch
« on: Thursday 13 June 24 01:18 BST (UK)  »
Hi there,

I'm wondering if anyone can help me find information or pictures of my family in Twechar.

My 2nd great-grandfather was Daniel Martin McDonald. He was a County Councillor representing the Labour Party from 1927 to his death in 1948. MacDonald Crescent in Twechar was named after him and that is where most of the family lived. His wife was Catherine Butterworth and they had 13 children together, with 3 of them dying in infancy.

I had emailed Dunbartonshire Archives to see if they could provide any pictures or information but they didn't have anything they could definitively say was him.

The MacDonald family was always close but my grandfather joined the LDS Church in 1977 and pushed his beliefs onto his relatives, which was not well received, causing our family to separate from the rest.

Any help would be appreciated

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Midlothian / Edinburgh Poor Law
« on: Thursday 13 June 24 01:07 BST (UK)  »
Hi there,

Does anyone know if Edinburgh still has a collection of poor law records?

I have been using the Glasgow records at the Mitchell Library which have been very useful and I have some relatives in Edinburgh that likely would have an application somewhere.

My 3rd great-grandmother, Mary Goldie, had 7 illegitimate children while living at 8 Queens Place, Greenside. I believe the father of the first few children may be a man called James Kelly who was Mary Goldie's nephew. I'm looking for any record that may suggest who any of the children's fathers may be.

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