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Messages - Gillian Mauchan

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South Africa / Re: Agnes Paterson -- is she mine ?
« on: Wednesday 01 February 23 11:49 GMT (UK)  »
There is a profile for the Agnes Paterson married to James Hastie on FS https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/GNDD-5ZQ

He died in 1913 his estate file is attached

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South Africa / Re: Death Look Up
« on: Wednesday 01 February 23 11:42 GMT (UK)  »
And here is Evelyn's estate file https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS42-S49P-C?i=2746&cat=2272079 it's not indexed but is online. You can page through the file

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South Africa / Re: Death Look Up
« on: Wednesday 01 February 23 11:35 GMT (UK)  »
He has an estate in 1969 - this wont be on-line but you can use the information below to order a copy for a small fee either from the Natal archive or alternatively request eggsa.org to copy the file for you

DEPOT     NAB                                                                   
SOURCE    MSCE                                                                 
TYPE      LEER                                                                 
SYSTEM    01                                                                   
REFERENCE 858/1969                                                             
PART      1                                                                     
DESCRIPTION          DICKSON, GEORGE HENRY. BORN IN BIGGAR, SCOTLAND. PRSP DICKSON,       
           EVELYN ALICE. (BORN HEMPHILL). NO TRACE. DECEASED ESTATE.           
STARTING  19690000                                                             
ENDING    19690000

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South Africa / Re: Walter Smith Durban
« on: Sunday 22 January 23 11:00 GMT (UK)  »
There is a civil death Notice for him in 1957 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:6ZSG-WZHC - he may not have left an estate. He was married at the time of his death.

And her civil death notice in the cape https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:DDWP-8CW2

Neither appear to have left an estate.

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South Africa / Re: Johannesburg death certificates
« on: Thursday 29 December 22 11:35 GMT (UK)  »
The latest probate records on-line for Transvaal are up to 1974 - you could apply to the Masters Office for a copy but you would need the estate file number. A normal Death certificate would not list the parents, an estate file may list the parents, however if they predeceased him it may not as the person filling the form in may simply state they are deceased.
If you know his Identity Number you could apply for a Vault copy of his birth record - that would list his parents. The best way to get a vault copy is to apply through a document retrieval company as they appear to have better luck at getting them.
If you know his birth date and where he was born, and what church he belonged to you may be able to find a baptism on-line.

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South Africa / Re: Zacks/Sacks - Cape Town
« on: Sunday 06 November 22 21:53 GMT (UK)  »
If you look at the Estate File link I sent you - the second page is the Civil death notice from his Identity Book it contains his ID Number. Your best bet in obtaining a copy of his Unabridged or Vault Copy Birth record is to apply through the embassy in London or to hire a researcher in South africa to go to Home Affairs to obtain a copy of his birth record.  You can apply to Home Affairs directly but most researchers find that this takes too long (years) http://www.dha.gov.za/. Given your guys was born in 1905 you could hire a researcher to go to the Cape Archives to look at the actual archived register  - and to order you a photograph of the register page
Some companies that offer a service for obtaining documents from Home Affairs ( i have not used them but others have had success with them)
http://docs4expats.com/
http://unabridgedbirthcertificates.co.za/

Some researchers in Cape Town

Anne Clarkson - I'll message you email address and Heather MacAlister ancestors.co.za

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South Africa / Re: Walker surname in South Africa
« on: Thursday 27 October 22 07:16 BST (UK)  »
It would help if you could tell us what you know about them - eg where and when they were born - where did they marry - parents?

were they immigrants to SA or born there?

Also be aware that you cannot ask about people who may be still alive

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Midlothian / Re: Patrick Balfour
« on: Sunday 23 October 22 11:47 BST (UK)  »
Yes I did purchase the original hence how I knew it was her.

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Midlothian / Re: Patrick Balfour
« on: Sunday 23 October 22 03:40 BST (UK)  »
Hi the result of the paternity claim was he had to pay for the child - her erstwhile husband is recorded as well - Edinburgh Sheriff Court Register of Decrees SC39_008_040_1121 Balfour or McKenney v McGlinchy.

She is residing with Joseph McLachlan in 1871 - on Ancestry the census record is incorrectly indexed as Joseph and Emma Mclachlan age 17 - but  looking at the image it is Joseph and Rosina (age 27 not 17) at Leith Wynd in Edinburgh

They marry on 6 Oct 1873 - they are resident in Edinburgh in 1881 with their daughters Jane and Margaret (though Margaret is registered as Elizabeth on her birth) and Rosina's daughter Ann Balfour

In 1891 the family has moved to Greenock and is found on the census under McDonald, Jane marries in 1897  under the surname McLachlan. Her father dies in 1900 under the name Mcdonald (registered by Jane's husband) and her mother dies in 1913 under the name McDonald. Perhaps the name change has something to do with the fact that Rosina was still legally married at the time of her marriage to Joseph

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