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West Lothian (Linlithgowshire) / Re: Marion Scott Nisbet
« on: Tuesday 09 February 21 15:36 GMT (UK)  »
I have found a 1901 census entry which I think could be James.

He is a boarder, Coal Miner, Living in Dunlop Street, Cambuslang with a family whose head is also a coal miner name Hyslop.

He is James Nisbet age 17 born 1884 single, in Lanarkshire.  Perhaps all he can remember is living in Hamilton with his grandmother, aunt and uncle, since he was only two when his mother left.

I have looked at all the James Nisbets in the census and he looks the likeliest.  I am not surprised he is working down the pits as all his forebears and later kin were coal miners.

Now I need to look for a marriage or migration or death for him.


West Lothian (Linlithgowshire) / Re: Marion Scott Nisbet
« on: Friday 29 January 21 11:25 GMT (UK)  »
Young James's birth was registered in Edinburgh 23rd June 1884.

He was registered as James McCallum Nisbet

The age for Martha does look wrong.  At that time she would have been about five.

West Lothian (Linlithgowshire) / Re: Marion Scott Nisbet
« on: Thursday 28 January 21 19:56 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Monica
You are a star!
Where is this tree?  Is it on a site I can access?  They had an earlier child in 1884 before Marion went to USA called James.  He was with his grandmother in 1891 but I have been unable to find him since.

West Lothian (Linlithgowshire) / Re: Marion Scott Nisbet
« on: Thursday 28 January 21 14:24 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Monica
I am sorry to report that the Jeanie Lauder McCallum had been married before this marriage and her maiden name different.  However I am so grateful for all your efforts to locate this family.  William married in 1923 and reported his mother was deceased but when he registered his fathers death in 1949 he did not declare so!  Martha's death will have to wait!
I tried to find evidence of the family returning from USA, or whether Marion returned with them or did she abandon them in USA. 

West Lothian (Linlithgowshire) / Re: Marion Scott Nisbet
« on: Thursday 28 January 21 00:25 GMT (UK)  »
Wow Monica
I knew of William's death but not of Martha's or Jane's Marriage.
The middle name is the maiden surname of Marion's mother.  I have not been able to find Jane on the 1901 census only Martha and William were with their father on Shetland but it looks like Martha remained there when James and his parents returned to West Lothian before the 1911 census.
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West Lothian (Linlithgowshire) / Marion Scott Nisbet
« on: Wednesday 27 January 21 15:27 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Folks
I would like to connect with any members of the 1st family of the above who was my gt aunt.  She was born in 1866 in Whitburn but by 1884 she lived in West Calder where she gave birth to a child.  The child's father James McCallum left for the USA before he was born.  When he was two she left him with her mother and also went to USA.  In 1888 she married the boy's father in Boston.  The following year she had a daughter Jane in St.  Louis, Missouri.  Two years later another daughter Martha  and in 1893 a son William Nisbet in Illinois.  After that there is a blank until she was back in UK giving birth to James Jackson born December 1897.  They moved to London where she had a further son Archibald in 1901.  By 1907 they were living in Gourock and an illegitimate daughter was born.  The child was not her partner's (I say partner as I haven't found any evidence of whether she divorced or when she returned).  James McCallum, Martha & William had returned to Scotland by 1901 when they were living with James's parents on Shetland.  Marion died in 1939 in Shotts and James in 1949 in Addiewell.  I would love to know more of her 1st family.  If anyone can fill in the blanks I would be very grateful.

Cheshire / Re: Catherine Hopley
« on: Wednesday 16 December 20 19:38 GMT (UK)  »
Richard Wilson was the son of Richard Wilson therefore Junior would be correct and his marriage to Catherine in January 1711/12 is correct.  The twins were their first children as said in the entry and they went on to  have more ending in the baptism of the 2nd Hannah in 1727.  I have tried to find a baptism for Catherine in the area to no avail. Also I have searched for a subsequent marriage or death for her after Hannah's birth in 1727.
Thank you everyone for trying to help as that's what Rootschat is all about.

Cheshire / Re: Catherine Hopley
« on: Sunday 13 December 20 21:30 GMT (UK)  »
I am afraid the child Catherine Hopley died and was buried 25th March 1694.
So I'll have to rethink this one. 
Thank you for trying

Cheshire / Re: Catherine Hopley
« on: Sunday 13 December 20 20:15 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you for the information. I suppose because she was born in Middlesex doesn't mean she stayed there for long.
I have searched the surrounding area for her and the entry in the marriages for Nantwich definitely says Hopley although I could have been persuaded it might have been Hobley (accents do vary things a bit).
Thank you very much for taking the time to look for me.

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