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King Street, Castle Douglas
« on: Sunday 29 June 08 17:06 BST (UK) »
Hi everyone,

My great grand father was born in King Street on 14th march 1869. His name was David Williamson.

I have a copy of his birth certificate which was obtained by someone in the family in 1924.

His mother Isabella Williamson was working as a housekeeper and hers is the only name on the certificate but I have read(somewhere) that copies only have the mothers name on them.

 I am not sure if Isabella was married or not,so I have not been able to get any definite leads on her. If she was unmarried then there is an Isabella living in St michaels street Dumfries in 1851 age 16 whose father was called David who could be her

Any help would be appreciated

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Re: King Street, Castle Douglas
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 29 June 08 17:16 BST (UK) »
Hi  :)

Here's an interesting entry on the 1871 census:



King Street, Castle Douglas, Kelton
869 ED 2 Household No. 87

John Williamson, 16, skinner, b. Kelton
Isabella Williamson, sister, 25, Housekeeper, b. New Abbey, KKD
Thomas, nephew, 10, b. Kelton
David, nephew, 2, b. Kelton


Kelton was the parish in which Castle Douglas was.

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Re: King Street, Castle Douglas
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 29 June 08 17:23 BST (UK) »
Isabella Williamson died 12 Feb 1892, Back King Street, Castle Douglas, aged  47. She was a charwoman and single. her son David, living at  Myrtle Villas, Margate,  was the informant.Her parents were not shown.

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Re: King Street, Castle Douglas
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 29 June 08 17:27 BST (UK) »
The only birth/bpt showing for Isabella that I can see at the moment is:

18 March 1847, Tongland to Dugald S Williamson and Julia Curwen Stanley

Not sure about this  :-\ I'll check the earlier censuses and brother John.


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Added - not Isabella - see below
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Re: King Street, Castle Douglas
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 29 June 08 17:33 BST (UK) »
This looks like the family in 1861

King Street, Castle Douglas
869 ED 1 Household No. 26

John Williamson, 34, Horse Breaker, b. Tynron
Margaret, 36, b. New Abbey
Isabella, 17, b. New Abbey
John, 7, b. Castle Douglas
Thomas Easton, Grandson, 1, b. Castle Douglas
James Cornelia, 26,servant, b. Buittle

I'm thinking that Thomas Easton is probably the Thomas Williamson in the 1871.


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Re: King Street, Castle Douglas
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 29 June 08 17:46 BST (UK) »
In 1851

but no Isabella:

38 Glasgow Street, Troqueer
882 ED 24 page 41

In the home of Sarah Tait:
John Williamson, lodger,  24, horse trainer, b. Tynron
Margaret, lodger, 27,  horse trainer's wife, b. New Abbey


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Re: King Street, Castle Douglas
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 29 June 08 17:54 BST (UK) »
1851

an outside possibility for Isabella:

Carse, Kirkcudbright
871 ED 4a Page 5


Thomas Phillips, 33, farmer of 325 acres employing 5 labourers, b. Kirkcudbright
Agnes, sister, 29, farmer's sister, b. Kirkcudbright
Isabella Williamson, visitor,10,  scholar, b. Kirkcudbright

and 3 farm servants.


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Re: King Street, Castle Douglas
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 29 June 08 18:18 BST (UK) »
Hi,
thank you very much, it is very interesting and not what I was expecting!!!!

What was David doing in Margate I wonder? This is not what I have been told by my mother who believed her grandfather left Scotland and arrived in the Midlands to build a bridge!!

This info will keep me busy for a while.

much appreciated

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Re: King Street, Castle Douglas
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 29 June 08 18:21 BST (UK) »
Have you found him on the 1891 census - it might throw some light on his travels  :)

if you'd like Isabella's death cert, send me a PM  :)



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