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Lanarkshire / Re: Looking for ancestors of McAulays from Calton Glasgow area
« on: Tuesday 15 September 20 21:50 BST (UK)  »
I need to check out the other reference to Thomas that you posted. What kind of record was that - a census, but before he was married??? That could very well likely be him, given his occupation.

Since I know the names of Thomas' parents, how would you suggest I get family information from NI? My only hope is to find someone on here who is somehow related to me/to them, and has a decent paper trail from their own family records. It's so frustrating that many of our folk were in Northern Ireland and I don't know if they started in Scotland, migrated to NI, and stayed. Were native Northern Irish. Or, were Scots who went to NI, then came back home.

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Lanarkshire / Re: Looking for ancestors of McAulays from Calton Glasgow area
« on: Tuesday 15 September 20 21:46 BST (UK)  »
Hiya! Thanx for replying! I do have the death cert for Thomas, but not for Margaret. In fact, when I tried to find the next census for her (it would have been after Thomas died) I'm not sure it is even her. There is one where she is a lodger. I am guessing that she would have gone to live with one of the children, no? So I need her death record for sure. No hits on Scotland's people.

The census list you came up with is my family. That is the one I have.

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Lanarkshire / Looking for ancestors of McAulays from Calton Glasgow area
« on: Tuesday 15 September 20 20:30 BST (UK)  »
Hello - I am looking for anyone who is tied to a Thomas & Margaret McAulay (nee Brown) of Glasgow - Calton or Lanark. I would love to be able to learn more specific information on either of them prior to their coming to Scotland (it seems that both came from Northern Ireland, but I have no record to prove this - only the fact that they indicate their place of birth as Ireland on the 1861 census). I know of a different Thomas & Margaret in the area, but their children are different. My Thomas & Margaret's children are as follows: Elizabeth, Rebecca, William, & Margaret. Of these, I can only confirm the birth date of Elizabeth McAulay, who later married Joseph Murphy (b. 1837, probably in Armagh; d. 1905 in Dennistoun). As of the 1861 census, they are living in Glasgow, Calton.

I have also located a record for the Christening of a Margaret McAulay on April 6, 1855 at the Great Hamilton Street Reformed Church, to parents Thomas and Margaret McAulay, but I'm not sure this is the correct Margaret, as her age is off by 6 years from the census, and, it is in a Protestant church, when previous marriages were in the Catholic church. Any help would be appreciated!

 

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Lanarkshire / Re: Murphy family - Lanarkshire area - c.1870
« on: Thursday 27 August 20 22:26 BST (UK)  »
That's absolutely correct about the names. But the one I was referring to, that named his child for an Uncle, that child was born long after the Uncle had died. Plus, that line is pure Scot. But the original Bloch was German (who married a Scot). As I said, I have real questions as to his ethnicity given that he was married in a church that was neither of their faiths (assuming he was either Catholic or Jewish). We know how people changed names and hid faith so as to fit in. Sadly, there is just nothing to go on other than a possibility for the names and places I mentioned. Bummer.

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Lanarkshire / Re: Murphy family - Lanarkshire area - c.1870
« on: Thursday 27 August 20 21:45 BST (UK)  »
Well, I would just like to say thank you again. Even without being able to progress further, you have been an incredible help. I'm going to start working on Joseph's brother James, now. He is the tougher of the two.

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Lanarkshire / Re: Murphy family - Lanarkshire area - c.1870
« on: Thursday 27 August 20 21:33 BST (UK)  »
FINALLY found it. Unbelievable.

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Lanarkshire / Re: Murphy family - Lanarkshire area - c.1870
« on: Thursday 27 August 20 21:27 BST (UK)  »
Hiya! It was/is supposed to be with an "e" and not an "a". What date are you showing for her? Re: the brother in law query, Catherine's brother, Joseph (who married Ellen), had a son in which they named for Catherine's father, Theodore Bloch. I just found that crazy unusual. He wasn't even around, as they emigrated in 1880!

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Lanarkshire / Re: Murphy family - Lanarkshire area - c.1870
« on: Thursday 27 August 20 18:11 BST (UK)  »
Forfarian, I located Joseph's father (also Joseph) in Dennistoun. Thta is the correct bloke.

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Lanarkshire / Re: Murphy family - Lanarkshire area - c.1870
« on: Thursday 27 August 20 17:50 BST (UK)  »
Forfarian, how unusual would it have been for a woman to name her child after her HUSBAND'S brother-in-law - a man whom she likely never had met (and that person and family had already emigrated from Scotland before they even married)? Moreover, wouldn't it have been unusual that the children was given the FULL name - both fore and surname and part of his name? I was blown away by that!

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