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Scotland / Death Lookup Help - John Watson C1803
« on: Wednesday 05 February 14 21:08 GMT (UK)  »
Searching for John Watson's Death Certificate. He appears to still be alive in 1870 as his wife Janet Cairns Death Cert registered in Newington, Midlothian for that year states Married To.

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Lanarkshire / Alexander Hastings Infant Death, Memorial Inscription Query ?
« on: Tuesday 10 September 13 21:06 BST (UK)  »
I can't seem to find  records for infant Alexander's birth and death ?

I have however found records for Thomas Baillie Hastings who passed away at only one month old in 1889.

Have his younger siblings perhaps got the name wrong on the Memorial for their older sibling and Alexander should instead read Thomas Baillie ?

PS. Alexander Snr's first wife was Marion Baillie.

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Scotland Resources / Link: Billiongraves Website; Memorial Inscription Photos
« on: Saturday 07 September 13 23:40 BST (UK)  »
Excellent coverage of Bathgate Cemetery


Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Where Born William Hamilton Gallowayshire ??
« on: Saturday 06 August 11 19:02 BST (UK)  »
Where Born William Hamilton Gallowayshire ??

Is anyone visiting the Mitchell Library in the near future and able to do a look up for me ?

Iíve just found the 1889 Death Certificate for my ancestor Agnes Hamilton Nee. Muir C1816 who died in the City Poorhouse, Glasgow (District of Saint Rollox ). Her parents were James Muir & Janet Smellie/ Smelie. She is listed as a widow of William Hamilton also my ancestor.

Her husband was William Hamilton C1814 and I havenít managed to find his Death Certificate yet. I have him listed with Agnes and children on the 1861 Census in Govan, Glasgow.

I have now found William Hamilton's Death Certificate of 1869 in Port Glasgow, Renfrew. However it is a bit of a dead end as it doesn't provide his parents names and this column is blank.

Agnes & William M1837 had Seven children by 1855, 5 Boys & Two Girls, one deceased. I have only discovered Five of the childrens names so far.

James C1839 My ancestor
Janet  C1845
Walter C1850
Agnes  C1854
William B1855 Eastwood, Renfrewshire

I am therefore hoping that the Mitchell Library record can provide me with some additional information.



US Lookup Requests / Janet Skirving D1893 Brooklyn, New York
« on: Thursday 31 March 11 19:56 BST (UK)  »
I have never attempted to obtain a USA certificate before.

I am looking for a copy of Janet's death certificate† d. 6 Jan 1893, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA, bur. 9 Jan 1893, Green Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn.



Armed Forces / Look Up for Chelsea Pensioner, Thomas Hill, Royal Artillery
« on: Monday 04 October 10 01:10 BST (UK)  »
Thomas Hill C1836, Born in Midlothian ( possibly Edinburgh ?), promoted to Sergeant in Royal Artillery.

Is there Miltary Records available for my ancestor ?

Served in Army from at least 1861
Married in Stoke Damerel, England in 1861
In Castle Dover, Kent, England in 1871
Chelsea Pensioner, Edinburgh, Scotland in 1881

Wife's name is Teresa Maria De Palma, also known as Teresa Mary Palmer/ Mary Sarah Palmer & Sarah Palmer

Ireland / Thomas McLean C1803 Ireland moved to Scotland
« on: Saturday 07 August 10 20:38 BST (UK)  »
Thomas McLean C1803, Ireland married in Edinburgh in 1826 & Died 1848 .

I'm stuck as Thomas's Marriage & Death Certificates & the 1841 Census don't give any indication of who his parents were or which county of Ireland he was born in. ???

The only other thing I can think of is if there was possibly a gravestone for him. ;)

Any information, suggestions greatfully received.

Record Of Sailing ?


Lanarkshire / Look Up Please for Alexander Watson
« on: Wednesday 14 July 10 19:53 BST (UK)  »
I have found him in the 1881 Census:-
Age 20, Farm Servant, Quothquan Village, Libberton, Lanark, States he was born in Libberton.

Any more information on him would be gratefully received reagrding Census data etc.

Caution: He is not to be confused with another Alexander Watson also born in Libberton and middle name Tod.

Thanks in advance

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