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Lanarkshire / cause of death
« on: Saturday 25 September 21 17:12 BST (UK)  »
Hi there, can anyone work out what this cause of death is please?

Thanks in advance

Perthshire / McCombie/McOmbie/ etc
« on: Wednesday 04 August 21 13:39 BST (UK)  »
Hi, I am trying to trace the birth of Andrew McCombie around 1826-1830. I understand it was in Dundee though could have been Perth.
I know he married Jane Ramsay on 8th June 1855 in Tealing, Angus.
I am told he is the son of John McOmie and Janet (Jess) Scobie; they may have married in Forgandenny in 1818.

I have searched Scotland's People but can't find anything due to the name variants which is now McCombie.

On Ancestry I have found Andrew McCommie's married to Jane but again, no trace of his birth.

Any ideas anyone?

Perthshire / James Christie and Ann Rough
« on: Sunday 14 June 20 13:50 BST (UK)  »
Hi, I have traced these, my 4 x Gt Grandparents and just want to be sure of the correct date of birth for James as there seem to be a number of them in Perth at this time.

James was a Junior Gun Smith when he married Ann 27 June 1812, and was a Gun Maker when his child James was born 20 April 1813. When his son Richard was born 1819 he was an Auctioneer.

So was James, the father born 29 Nov 1763 or another date? And was HIS father James Christie who married Isobel Reoch on 7 Nov 1759? Would he most likely have been a Gun Maker too?

Any pointers gratefully accepted  ;D

Westmeath / Children of John Loran and Mary Murray
« on: Sunday 07 June 20 18:20 BST (UK)  »
Looking at these records and wonder if this could be a typo ie where it shows the father of Patrick Loran as Thomas Loran when the birth cert shows it was John Loran?

Westmeath / Childen of Peter Allen and Ann Cowen
« on: Tuesday 26 May 20 19:11 BST (UK)  »
I need to look for the 21 children of my 3xGt Grandparents - PETER ALLEN and ANN (nee COWEN) of which my Gt Grandmother was the eldest - Mary Ann Loran nee Allen b. 06.10.1872.
All from Mullingar.
What is the easiest way to find them? Are the only Irish census online for 1901 and 1911??

I know the parents, Peter and Ann married 21.08.1871 in Mullingar but don't have their births or deaths either! Where to start?!

Any advice gratefully received.

Westmeath / Mary Anne Loran nee Allen
« on: Tuesday 26 May 20 15:28 BST (UK)  »
Please can you help me find my Gt Grandmother's correct DOB and her mother's maiden name. I know she was born in Mullingar to Peter Allen and Anne C, we THINK in 1872 and can find a birth record showing her mother as Anne COWEN.
However, on her death cert 27.12.1958 in Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, her mother's name shows as CONWAY. Could that just be an error when it should have been COWEN?
However we can find no Anne Conway as mother to Mary Ann Loran, married to Peter Allen.
Any ideas?
My Mum is pretty sure the death cert is wrong as it states Mary's DOB as 6th Oct 1872 though it was thought to be 8th October which could easily happen.
I really hope you help solve this mystery!

Family History Beginners Board / Which Clan/Tartan should apply?
« on: Sunday 24 February 19 12:49 GMT (UK)  »
My Grandfather, John Brown b.15.12.1898 in Airdrie, d. 07.04.1985 Coatbridge) always said his Clan's tartan was Lamont.

From what I can find out the Brown Clan helped the Lamont Clan when their Seat, Toward Castle, was beseiged by the Campbells in 1646.

In that kind of circumstance, would one clan give up his own tartan for that of another eg if the Lamonts were seen as more superior as a Clan than the Browns? Or is there another reason which might explain it?

Any knowledge gratefully received!

Family History Beginners Board / Was a Partner called a Friend?
« on: Friday 17 August 18 17:56 BST (UK)  »
Hi, I have a female relative who was never married but had several children with someone. On her death certificate the Informer (ie her partner) calls himself a 'friend'.
This was 1949 and seems rather cold.
Unless of course that was what an unmarried partner would call themselves in those days.
Does anyone know?
Many thanks

Perthshire / James Christie bap.09.08.1820 & Jane Sherwood
« on: Monday 30 October 17 09:55 GMT (UK)  »
My ancestors, James Christie bap. 09.08.1820 Perth and Jane Sherwood (unable as yet to find her birth though gather its 1815-16). they married 15.10.1841, St Paulís Church, East Parish, Perth 
I believe Jane died 09.10.1859 though I can't trace this source.
However I have found a second marriage for James to Helen Rae 24.01.1853 to Helen Rae, daug of David Rae (Tailor in London).  So this was 6 years before his first wife Jane died (assuming that date of death is correct).
What might the circumstances have been for him to remarry? Would any divorce have been recorded?
Many thanks for any help or suggestions.

For info: James died 06.12.1862, Murray Royal Hospital, Perth  age 42, Grocer, Wife shown as Helen Rae. Cause shown as paralysis for 4/5 years. What would that illness be called now as I understand this hospital was an asylum?

Jane Sherwood: Can't find her death or her birth (though have her sister Margaret bap. 10.08.1806 and brother George b.1825)

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