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Stirlingshire / Re: Stumped over two dates
« on: Tuesday 19 October 21 12:33 BST (UK)  »
Hi Neale.
I'm amazed. You are a gold mine of information. I have enjoyed adding it all to my family tree files.

I found a copy of part of Alexander's enlistment papers where he seems to have lied about his age just so he could enlist.



Stirlingshire / Re: Stumped over two dates
« on: Monday 18 October 21 21:40 BST (UK)  »
Hi Neale. Thank you for that extra info on Alexander.
The name 'Reid' was a bit of a surprise as it is not a name that appears anywhere in the Stevenson tree.
I notice also that his place of death differs from his home.
I will have to get an Australian map up on the screen.
Story in the Stevenson family is that he was hit by a car while crossing the road.

Once again, thank you.


Stirlingshire / Re: Stumped over two dates
« on: Monday 18 October 21 21:30 BST (UK)  »
Thanks again Annette for your extra info.
Confirming his place of birth as 'Cauldhame' guarantees that he is the right person.
While it's nice to have a town or village named as the birthplace, or even a hospital, it is really nice to have the parents place of residence at the time of the childs birth. Having that information allows a family's movement to be traced.
Thanks again.


Stirlingshire / Re: Stumped over two dates
« on: Saturday 16 October 21 17:02 BST (UK)  »
The were a big family

Stirlingshire / Re: Stumped over two dates
« on: Saturday 16 October 21 16:26 BST (UK)  »
Thank you Annette.
I've updated my files.
Sorry to ask but did the document say where he was born.


Stirlingshire / Re: Stumped over two dates
« on: Friday 15 October 21 21:23 BST (UK)  »
Thanks again for your help Neale especially the info on the ship etc.
The family on the 1911 census are very elusive but I see that the Records Office in Edinburgh are now allowing a limited number of seats to be used. I will contact them and see if I can get myself booked in.


Stirlingshire / Re: Stumped over two dates
« on: Wednesday 13 October 21 00:20 BST (UK)  »
Thank you folks.
Neale.. That certainly looks like the correct William and correcting the date to 1903 would make his dob make sense.
I gathered my info on James Stevenson on a trip to the records office in Edinburgh.
The infi on William came from contacts in Australia and included this photo of a medical document signed by William himself.

Stirlingshire / Stumped over two dates
« on: Tuesday 12 October 21 22:17 BST (UK)  »
Robert Stevenson, Born 1866 in Bannockburn Married Margaret Findlay Born 1870 in Cumbernauld.
Date of marriage was 30 June 1893.
They had a large family and I am stuck with the birth dates of two of their sons.
James Findlay Stevenson born on 6th Sept 1904 and died some 15 months later on 18 Nov 1905.
But I also have his brother, William Stevenson Born on 29 Oct 1904 and who died in Australia on 29 July 1987.
The two dates of birth can't be right and yet Scotland's People index show that they are correct.
Would anyone care to help me in figuring out what's wrong.


Stirlingshire / Re: Stevensons form Cowie and St Ninians
« on: Thursday 15 October 20 19:58 BST (UK)  »
It would help if I knew how Jane fitted into the family ?
was Jane your direct relative ?
SP Index has a Jane Stevenson marrying an Andrew Hyslop in 1996. ?

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