Author Topic: James Weatherston(e)  (Read 8134 times)

Offline dewdrop29

  • RootsChat Extra
  • **
  • Posts: 8
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
James Weatherston(e)
« on: Sunday 05 October 08 20:58 BST (UK) »
I am trying to track down my gg grandfather who was born in 1858 Wishuther, Scotland.  I got this info from when he joined the police force in Preston, Lancashire in 1882 aged 24.  His previous  job was a mason.

I would appreciate lookups in the Scottish Census Records of 1861, 1871 and possibly 1881.  Do not know at this stage how he ended up in Preston in 1882.

Any information would be greatfully received  :)

Thank you in advance

dewdrop29

Online Gadget

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 53,322
    • View Profile
Re: James Weatherston(e)
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 05 October 08 21:20 BST (UK) »
Hi dewdrop

Welcome to Rootschat  :)


The nearest that I can find  on the IGI (extracted records) is the birth of a James Weatherston in Westruther, Berwickshire:

28 July 1864 Parents - John Weatherston and Christina Fairbairn


Not sure if this is him but he might have exaggerated his age to join the police force  :-\

I'll have a further search but so far nothing else in the births.

Have you got a marriage for him that might give his father's name?


Gadget
Census &  BMD information Crown Copyright www.nationalarchives.gov.uk and GROS - www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk

***Restorers - Please do not use my restores without my permission. Thanks***

Online Gadget

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 53,322
    • View Profile
Re: James Weatherston(e)
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 05 October 08 21:27 BST (UK) »
nothing so far that totally fits your descriptions on the 1861-1881 censuses  :-\

Do you have a marriage for him?


Gadget

Added - i see he is married to an Elizabeth on the 1891 with eldest son, John, aged 7.
Census &  BMD information Crown Copyright www.nationalarchives.gov.uk and GROS - www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk

***Restorers - Please do not use my restores without my permission. Thanks***


Offline sancti

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 8,252
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: James Weatherston(e)
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 05 October 08 21:29 BST (UK) »
2 births on SP

1856 WEATHERSTON JAMES at KELSO ROXBURGH

1859 WEATHERSTON JAMES at COLDSTREAM BERWICK

Online Gadget

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 53,322
    • View Profile
Re: James Weatherston(e)
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 05 October 08 21:31 BST (UK) »
Marriage -  Preston, March q, 1883, vol 8e page 711

James Weatherston and Elizabeth Ralph on the same page

a marriage certificate is your best bet to give his father's name.

Gadget
Census &  BMD information Crown Copyright www.nationalarchives.gov.uk and GROS - www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk

***Restorers - Please do not use my restores without my permission. Thanks***

Online Gadget

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 53,322
    • View Profile
Re: James Weatherston(e)
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 05 October 08 21:38 BST (UK) »
The 1901 census has him as aged 48 - thus born circa 1853

RG13/ 3947 F 32 p 12



Gadget

added- on this one he is a boarder, married but stated as b. Preston . It could be that the person he was lodging with just wrote down Preston without checking.
Census &  BMD information Crown Copyright www.nationalarchives.gov.uk and GROS - www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk

***Restorers - Please do not use my restores without my permission. Thanks***

Offline hume

  • RootsChat Aristocrat
  • ******
  • Posts: 2,276
    • View Profile
Re: James Weatherston(e)
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 05 October 08 21:44 BST (UK) »
Found this in 1881. I know he joined the Preston police in 1882, but could have transferred? :-\

Address: 49 Kirkgate, South Leith
Jane Charles, f, head, 60, lodging house keeper, b. Inverness
...
James Weatherston, m, boarder, 20, police constable, b. Coldstream

Will keep searching.

hume24

PS. And if he's the 1859 Coldstream birth sancti mentions, father was called John. It would match with first son John.

Online Gadget

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 53,322
    • View Profile
Re: James Weatherston(e)
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 05 October 08 21:47 BST (UK) »
Still think the marriage cert is the only sure way,  hume. He seems to have various ages and birth places  :-\


Gadget
Census &  BMD information Crown Copyright www.nationalarchives.gov.uk and GROS - www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk

***Restorers - Please do not use my restores without my permission. Thanks***

Offline hume

  • RootsChat Aristocrat
  • ******
  • Posts: 2,276
    • View Profile
Re: James Weatherston(e)
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 05 October 08 21:57 BST (UK) »
Definitely the best idea. I've found about three possibles, none that stand out except the 1881 I found. ;D

hume24