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Lanarkshire / Re: Hartwood Asylum
« on: Tuesday 20 February 18 10:33 GMT (UK)  »
Hi
The records for Heartwood Hospital/Asylum were available through the North Lanarkshire Council archive located in Motherwell Heritage Center a few years ago, I would think they still have them. Might be worth contacting them to see if they can help you.
Hope this helps.

Laura  :)

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Fife / Re: Catherine Thomson c1837
« on: Saturday 21 October 17 11:09 BST (UK)  »
I think it is Fountainbleue. If you Google Fountainbleue, Forfar you should get some more info.
Isobel

Thanks Isobel, that looks right as google says there was a Plash mill at Fountainbleue and in 1851 David gives his occupation as Plash Miller so it ties in nicely

Possible death for Barbara Thomson 1888 in Dunfermline - age 64 but note her age does seem to vary in censuses.

This may be her in the 1881 census

Barbara Thomson 53 Factory worker U b Cupar
Jeanie Thomson 25 Factory worker U Niece b Cupar

Address Hospital Hill, Dunfermline.

William



Thanks William that was spot on. I bought the cert and it is the correct one - parents listed as John Thomson and Christina Walker both deceased.

It would be good to find them in 1841 to see the family unit and see whether John Thomson is alive because a rough year of birth would be useful in tracking his family down.

There is a death in Cupar on the 18.12.1850 of a John Thomson (Labourer) aged 63 from Athsma
and there is a birth in Ferry port on Craig in 1887 Parents William Thomson and Margaret Simson which looks promising as John and Christian marriage in 1812 has two entries, one in Kemback and one in Ferry port on Craig.

If the above death is correct they must be somewhere in 1841. Off to keep looking  :)

thanks again
Laura


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Fife / Re: Catherine Thomson c1837
« on: Saturday 21 October 17 09:43 BST (UK)  »
I have managed to trace the David Thomson seen on the 1851 census with Christian, Barbara and Catherine. He died in the parish of Mains, Forfar in 1856 aged 26years. His parents are given as John Thomson (deceased) and Christina Thomson maiden name Walker. The informant was Mary Gechie (Inmate) I can't make out the place of death though - attached at the bottom for a more expert eye ;)
Still can't trace Barbara or Margaret but will keep on looking.
Would also like to find out about Catherines father John Thomson too so loads more to look for I think I could be chasing this lot for a while

thanks again
Laura

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Fife / Re: Catherine Thomson c1837
« on: Friday 20 October 17 23:20 BST (UK)  »
I'm struggling to find deaths for either Margaret or Barbara.
I have found Barbara, with nieces Jane and Isabella on the 1871 census at  St Leonards Street, Dunfermline but no sign of Margaret and this is the last I can find of Barbara too. To make it worse I cant find births for them either !
Such a frustrating family  ???
Guess I' just have to keep looking. Thanks for your help
Laura

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Fife / Re: Catherine Thomson c1837
« on: Tuesday 17 October 17 15:03 BST (UK)  »
Wonder what address is given for Catherine on her marriage cert? There is a Christian Thomson of the correct age (but showing as born Lemback) living in Woodmill Road (one transcription has it as Windmill) with daughters Barbara and Margaret and grandchildren Jane and Isabella.

William

Hi

I cant properly make out the address Catherine gave on her marriage cert I does say something mill. I have attached it below and hopefully someone else will have a better idea.

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There is this birth in Ceres

Christian Walker
16 Nov 1790
Parents Thomas Walker and Catherine Hutton

There is a death in 1867 of a Christian Thomson mmn Hutton in Dunfermline.

William
What about this death that Millmoor found?

I bought this death cert and it say she was married to John Thomson, I think his occupation is ploughman but I'm not 100% sure. Parents - Thomas Walker and Catherine Walker maiden name Hutton. The death occured at St Leonards Place, Dunfermline as was registered by Margaret Thomson (Daughter).
This would tie in with the Margaret on the census entry I think
Wonder what address is given for Catherine on her marriage cert? There is a Christian Thomson of the correct age (but showing as born Lemback) living in Woodmill Road (one transcription has it as Windmill) with daughters Barbara and Margaret and grandchildren Jane and Isabella.

William


Thanks for all your help I really appreciate it
Laura

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Fife / Re: Catherine Thomson c1837
« on: Monday 16 October 17 01:10 BST (UK)  »
I found the census and downloaded it from SP
It has Barbara as daughter, David as Son and Catherine as Daughter. So I think there is a good chance of this being the correct family.
Off to look for a death for this Christian born c1791 and see if that yields anything

Thanks for all your help
Laura

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Fife / Re: Catherine Thomson c1837
« on: Sunday 15 October 17 21:54 BST (UK)  »
Hi

I dug out the copy I had of the Allister / Thomson marriage cert was really faint so I have downloaded a fresh copy from SP and when I enhanced it on the computer there is something after John Thomsons name and it could well be (dec) deceased. I will try to attach it for you to see.
She gives her age as 24 and in the box for profession/relationship it simply say Spinster. Georges entry say Labourer and Bachelor.

I wonder if the names of George Allister and Catherine Thomsons children might help to narrow it down ?
They are :
Christina c1861, William c1863, John Thomson c1863, George c1864, Catherine c1867, Alexander Thomson c1868, Helen c1870, Charles c 1872, Christina Walker c1874 and Matthew Kinnaird c1876.

Is it possible that the 1851 entry is them and Catherine aged 16 is Christians daughter?  I cant seen to find the entry on SP but I will keep looking


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Fife / Re: Catherine Thomson c1837
« on: Sunday 15 October 17 17:32 BST (UK)  »
No there is no mention of them being deceased on the marriage certificate and are both deceased on her death certificate as expected.
 I had followed a family I thought had been her parents and siblings up until the 1881 census but then the death certificate for that Catherine Thomson which revealed the names Mitchell, Kerr and Grant instead of the expected Walker.
All subsequent census entries give Catherine Allister (Thomson) place of birth as Fife.
I wonder if she just didn't think to list her parents as deceased on her marriage certificate? Must have another look at it and see who the witnesses are, can't remember off the top of my head.
Thanks again
Laura

Had a look and the witnesses are William Allister and Charles something -. Could be Walker? Will try to post a snippet of it later for you to look at once I get to a PC.

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Fife / Re: Catherine Thomson c1837
« on: Sunday 15 October 17 05:48 BST (UK)  »
HI
I thought I had tracked them down to High Street, Scoonie, Fife in 1841.
John Thomson 1816, Catherine Thomson 1816, Catherine Thomson 1836, John Thomson 1838 and Peter Thomson 1839. This is the family I followed until the death cert in 1885 that gave me the names Mitchell, Kerr and maiden name Grant as Catherine Seniors previous names instead of WALKER as I had expected. I cant seem to find another family that fits - so I'm a little confused as where to go next.

I had tried Walker incase she was illegitimate but came up with nothing  ???
I must have missed something somewhere, just cant see it

Thanks again
Laura

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