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Offline Linda Australia

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Wilson family Dundee (spouse Jane Simon)
« on: Saturday 16 April 05 02:59 BST (UK) »
Hi all

Yes, I know, searching for Wilson is akin to searching for Smith, or looking for a needle in a haystack. What a shame I have both names linked to mine!

OK, I can trace my great great grandmother; and I did find my gr gr gr granfather John (yes, alright, John is also a very common name, but it does go nicely with WILSON) aged 41 in the 1871 census in Forteviot where he was listed as a labourer/grocer (hmmmm). 8 years later he died of cancer of the rectum, (sounds nasty).

In the census it said that he was born in Dundee (circa 1830); His death certificate shows his dad as James Wilson and his mum as Jane Simon. Ok, so there is no record of them getting married, and there is no record of a John Wilson being born to those parents.

My only hope is that someone else out there is searching for the same little branch.

Thanks
Linda - OZ


Offline bigwood

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Re: Wilson family Dundee (spouse Jane Simon)
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 16 April 05 10:38 BST (UK) »
Hi Linda,

I haven't started researching my Wilsons yet - only go back to 1889 in Australia.
Did your Wilsons go to Australia?

meg  :)


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Offline Linda Australia

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Re: Wilson family Dundee (spouse Jane Simon)
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 16 April 05 23:56 BST (UK) »

Hi Meg

We as in my mum, dad and the 5 children came out as 10 quid migrants in 1960; not sure where other members of the family scattered in the 1800's, I find surprises wherever I go.  Watch out though, genealogy is addictive!  good luck!

Linda

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Re: Wilson family Dundee (spouse Jane Simon)
« Reply #3 on: Monday 06 June 05 17:56 BST (UK) »
Searching for James Wilson, born Nov. 5, 1845 to John Wilson and Ann Wemyss Wilson?.  He was born in Newcastle, Scotland.  His last residence before immigrating to New Hampshire was South Shield, England.  Any help here would be greatly appreciated as I have run up against a brick wall with this one.

Thanks.
Wilson (South Shields), Thompson, McCormick/McCormack.


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Re: Wilson family Dundee (spouse Jane Simon)
« Reply #4 on: Monday 06 June 05 18:09 BST (UK) »
Searching for James Wilson, born Nov. 5, 1845 to John Wilson and Ann Wemyss Wilson?.  He was born in Newcastle, Scotland.  His last residence before immigrating to New Hampshire was South Shield, England.  Any help here would be greatly appreciated as I have run up against a brick wall with this one.

Thanks.

is this not him

WILSON, James   Christening
   Gender:   Male
   Christening Date:   14 Mar 1846   Recorded in:   Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, England
         Collection:   All Saints
   Father:   John WILSON
   Mother:   Ann

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Re: Wilson family Dundee (spouse Jane Simon)
« Reply #5 on: Monday 06 June 05 18:26 BST (UK) »
I can't say for sure if it is him or not.  The information I have for his birthdate is from his death record from 1923.  I am not sure how to verify this.  Any suggestions?

Thanks.
Wilson (South Shields), Thompson, McCormick/McCormack.

Offline elsie ellen

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Re: Wilson family Dundee (spouse Jane Simon)
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 23 August 06 07:57 BST (UK) »
Meg...where in Australia did your Wilson family settle?

Cheers

Elsie