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nicholson,robson.hawick
« on: Sunday 09 December 07 18:20 GMT (UK) »
I am having trouble finding information on my ggg grandfather and mother, I have my GGrandmothers Jane Balintyne Nicholson, birth on Scotland's people it lists her parents as Robert Nicholson and Janet Nicholson,(ms Robson), married in Wilton,roxburgh,on June 11th 1880, but i cannot find anything out about Janet, can any one help,I must be going wrong somewhere but I dont know where.
any help would be welcome

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Re: nicholson,robson.hawick
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 09 December 07 18:50 GMT (UK) »
Hi neryse,

Do you think this may be your family in 1891?

Address: 14 Maxwell St, Maxwelltown, Kirkcudbrightshire
Robert Nicholson, m, head, 31, wool sorter, Hawick, Roxburghshire
Janet ", f, wife, 32, -, Denholm, Roxburghshire
Janet ", f, dau., 7, scholar, Hawick, Roxburghshire
Helen ", f, dau., 5, scholar, Hawick Roxburghshire
Annie S ", f, dau., 3, -, Hawick, Roxburghshire
Robina ", f, dau., 1, -, Maxwelltown, Kirkcudbrightshire

Going by Annie's name, this could be her mother's birth.

Janet Robson
2nd March 1860 Hawick
Parents: William R and Ann Smith

This may be Robert's birth entry.

Robert Nicholson
27th June 1858 Hawick
Parents: Alexander N and Mary Bunyan

The 1880 marriage certificate would confirm whether this is right. :)

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Re: nicholson,robson.hawick
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 09 December 07 18:55 GMT (UK) »
hi, thanks for your reply, I don't know yet if it is my family but i will try to find out now,
well the parents of Robert are definitely right

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Re: nicholson,robson.hawick
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 09 December 07 20:28 GMT (UK) »
hi hume,

wonderful find, well done pal, certainly is the correct family.


1881 census- 5 union street, hawick

alexander nicholson...head...age 41...wool sorter...born dumfries
mary nicholson...wife...age 44...born edinburgh
mary nicholson...dau...age 24...wool factory worker
robert nicholson...son...age 22...wool sorter
janet nicholson....daughter-in-law...age 22...born denholm
betsey nicholson...granddaughter...age 3...born wilton (dau of janet)

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Re: nicholson,robson.hawick
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 09 December 07 21:12 GMT (UK) »
hi pal,

1871 census- 5 silver street, hawick

alexander...age 31...wool sorter
mary...age 36
mary...age 14...wool tweed mender
robert...age 12

1861 census- 61 high street, hawick

alexander...age 22...wool sorter
mary...age 25
mary...age 4...born 23/10/1856
robert...age 2...born 27/6/1858

alexander and mary bunyan were married 25/7/1856 in hawick.

this looks like your alexander....

1851 census- 6 st micheals street, dumfries

william...head...age 23...blacksmith
elizabeth...sister...age 19...labourer
alexander...brother...age 14...brother
thomas...brother...age 11

1841 census- english street, dumfries

robert...age 35...blacksmith
mary...age 30
robert...age 13
elizabeth...age 12
alexander...age 6
thomas...age 1


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Re: nicholson,robson.hawick
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 09 December 07 21:22 GMT (UK) »
I'm just wondering if the Janet (c. 1884), included in the 1891 census, was a different child to Robert and Janet.

1891 Address: Nellie Villie, Maxwelltown, Kirkcudbrightshire
Mary Nicholson, f, head, 54, -, Edinburgh
Mary ", f, dau., 33, clean darner tweed mill, Hawick, Roxburghshire
Bessie ", f, dau., 12, scholar, Hawick, Roxburghshire
Jane B ", f, dau. [sic], 9, scholar, Hawick, Roxburghshire

1901 Address: 5 Weensland Road, Hawick, Roxburghshire
Mary Nicholson, f, head, 63, -, Edinburgh, Midlothian
Mary ", f, dau., 41, tweed darner, Hawick, Roxburghshire
Bessie ", f, dau., 33, power loom tuner (tweed), Hawick, Roxburghshire
Jane B ", f, granddaughter, 18, hosiery mender, Hawick, Roxburghshire

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Re: nicholson,robson.hawick
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 09 December 07 22:11 GMT (UK) »
hi hume,

puzzling over this...

do we think the betsey in 1881 is bessie in 1891?

also found this

1891 census- london city

alexander...age 53...wool sorter/wool buyer...born dumfries


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Re: nicholson,robson.hawick
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 09 December 07 22:19 GMT (UK) »
hi hume,

am i going mad....!!!!

have mary and alexander split?

1901 census- 15 king street, galashiels

alexander...boarder...age 59...wool sorter...born dumfries

also there is an adam HUME living there, age 49 fae ravelstone


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Re: nicholson,robson.hawick
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 09 December 07 22:23 GMT (UK) »
Bit confused myself, Joe. ???

What could help is Mary's marital status in 1891/1901? It could be that she didn't know where he was, or perhaps more likely, he was just working away from his family?

Would love to say that Adam Hume is one of mine, but unfortunately, I can't. :D

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