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Death search needed please
« on: Thursday 09 October 08 17:06 BST (UK) »
Hello all,

Would anyone be able to look up a death in Falkirk for me?

I am looking, and have been for ages for the death of James Colvin, Merchant in Calcutta born c.1778. Haddingtonshire. I have him living in Falkirk in 1818 when his daughter Mary/Maria Colvin married a Thomas Gibb but after that I lose all trace.

I have been stuck on James for AGES so any help would be greatly appreciated


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Re: Death search needed please
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 09 October 08 17:31 BST (UK) »
Hi Nessie,

Welcome to RC.

The problem you might have is if he died before 1855.  In that case you will have to rely on any MI's that are available.

Having said that, there is one death on SP which might be relevant.  You can view a copy of it online at SP ( http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/ )
You'll need to register and minimum purchase is 30 credits (6GBP).  It'll cost you 5 credits (1 GBP) to ..

1863   COLVIN   JAMES   81   ST GEORGE   EDINBURGH CITY/MIDLOTHIAN   GROS   685/01 0962

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FORREST (Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Stirlingshire and Dunbartonshire)
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BORTHWICK, FORTUNE, BARKER, SIVES (Lothians)
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Re: Death search needed please
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 09 October 08 17:53 BST (UK) »
Thanks Daval,


Looks like you may have found him!!

Problem is I live in Spain & have already spent a fortune on Scotlands people.  Hubby recently bought me ancestry subscription & has banned me from spending anymore money on (dead people!)  He doesn't understand!  If nobody can help I will just have to sit on it until November when I can put some more money into the British account  :-[


Emma in Spain, so close yet so far........
Williamson, Martin, Wynne, Miller, McLellan, Parker, Colvin, Gibb.

All living in & around Edinburgh as some point!


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« Reply #3 on: Thursday 09 October 08 18:30 BST (UK) »
Register with www.ancestralscotland.com
You'll get a message with a voucher code which will give you 10 free credits for SP, not much but enough for you to get this death record.

Let me know how you get on.

Dave
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FORREST (Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Stirlingshire and Dunbartonshire)
ROONEY (Co Down, Co Antrim) 
BORTHWICK, FORTUNE, BARKER, SIVES (Lothians)
ANDERSON (Moray, Caithness)

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« Reply #4 on: Thursday 09 October 08 19:40 BST (UK) »
Grrrrrrr  >:( signed on and tried for the

1863   COLVIN   JAMES   81   ST GEORGE   EDINBURGH CITY/MIDLOTHIAN   GROS   685/01 0962

But it doesn't look like him as the above died a Pauper and most Merchants in Calcutta were wealthy Nabobs!

Sure I saw a death in Falkirk but can't find it again!!!

Thanks for trying


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Williamson, Martin, Wynne, Miller, McLellan, Parker, Colvin, Gibb.

All living in & around Edinburgh as some point!

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« Reply #5 on: Thursday 09 October 08 19:50 BST (UK) »
Perhaps it wasn't a death record as such, but a MI in Falkirk?
Maybe a new post asking for Stirlingshire MI lookup will get you something?

I've sent a message to a friend who has some MI's for Stirlingshire.  Maybe she can help.

Dave
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ROONEY (Co Down, Co Antrim) 
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ANDERSON (Moray, Caithness)

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« Reply #6 on: Thursday 09 October 08 19:54 BST (UK) »
Hi Nessie

How sure are you on his date of birth?

I notice on the 1851 that Maria was 53 - b.c. 1798. Which would mean that he was 20 when she was born according to your dates - not rare but maybe he was born earlier.

I've checked the wills on SP but nothing there and if he was a merchant, one would have expected something.

Have you checked for Maria's death. This would give her mother (and James's wife)'s name which might help.

No sign of James on the 1851.

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« Reply #7 on: Thursday 09 October 08 19:59 BST (UK) »
Hi Gadget

I have been searching - unsuccessfully for the death of James Colvin known to be alive & well in Falkirk in 1818 date of birth c.1778 (age pure guess) Merchant in Calcutta.

All I know is that he was the father of Mary Colvin born Calcutta c.1798.
Mary Colvin married Thomas Gibb in Falkirk in 1818.

I know all about Mary Colvin from 1818 but would appreciate some help finding her fathers or her mothers details.

I believe Mary died between 1861 - 1871 as that is when she dissapears off the census but I don't know where? last known adress 3 Meadows, Newington, Edinburgh 1862 death cert of Hubby.. If I could even find her death then I could order the cert which should have more info. I have her husbands death info 1862.

This one is keeping me awake at nights!!

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All living in & around Edinburgh as some point!

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« Reply #8 on: Thursday 09 October 08 20:19 BST (UK) »
Hi Nessie

I hope you don't mind a few questions  :)

How did you find that he was a merchant in Calcutta b. Haddingtonshire (East Lothian).

Do you have any proof that he came back to Scotland?

What did it say in Mary/Maria's marriage entry?

What were Mary/Maria's and Thomas's  children in birth order?


I'll see what I can find.


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