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Offline Hibee

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Born in Leith, Died in Malta
« on: Saturday 05 September 09 19:38 BST (UK) »
Isabella Bird Adams was born in Leith, Midlothian, in 1879.  In the 1901 Census, she is a dressmaker, living at home in Wilkie Place (next to Leith Fort).

In 1903 she marries Gunner John Donaldson of the RGA, in Valletta, Malta.  The military marriage certificate shows her as Spinster, Rank Nil.  She dies, following the birth of a son, a year later.

What I don't know, is whether she met her future husband in Leith, and went out to Malta to marry him, or whether they met in Malta.

Should it be possible to trace her voyage out there, via passenger lists? 

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Midlothian: Adam(s), Meikle/Muckle
Leith: Bridges
Edinburgh: Brown
Prestonpans: Bird, Inglis
Fife: Wemyss
Orkney: Brock
Ireland: Sweeney

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Re: Born in Leith, Died in Malta
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 05 September 09 23:05 BST (UK) »
sadly usually no, as trips in Europe were not logged unless it was via a ship from or going to somewhere like the USA etc

maybe have a look here for information

http://website.lineone.net/~stephaniebidmead/

http://malta-family-history.blogspot.com/

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Re: Born in Leith, Died in Malta
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 06 September 09 09:25 BST (UK) »
Thanks, that's useful to know.

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Midlothian: Adam(s), Meikle/Muckle
Leith: Bridges
Edinburgh: Brown
Prestonpans: Bird, Inglis
Fife: Wemyss
Orkney: Brock
Ireland: Sweeney

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Re: Born in Leith, Died in Malta
« Reply #3 on: Monday 31 January 22 14:43 GMT (UK) »
Hi Hibee

A leither here who has some information about John Donaldson and Isabella Bird Adams. John would be my great granddad, interestingly though…. Isabella would not be my great granny of course. But Margaret Bird Adams of Wilkie Place, Leith…. is!! ?! Confusing I know.

Bee Leith