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Isobel Dallas Harper, b. abt 1867 in Wick
« on: Thursday 27 January 11 17:04 GMT (UK) »
I am looking for information on Isobel Dallas Harper (more about her name below) who was born abt 1867 in Wick, Caithness.

Isabella was married to my grand uncle, Richard Ross Pollitt, and she is listed with him and their very young son, Robert Ross Pollitt, in the 1901 Scotland Census.  They were living in Bonhill, Dunbartonshire.  It's in this census that her birth place is given as Wick.

On her son's birth certificate she is listed as Isabella Dallas Pollitt, maiden name Harper.  It's also stated that she married her husband on June 4, 1900 in Dublin.

I cannot find anything further.  I cannot find any reference to her birth in Caithness nor can I confirm the marriage information (I'm assuming the Dublin mentioned is Dublin, Ireland - is there a Dublin in Scotland?).

Since Isobel was 34 in 1901, I'm wondering if there was a previous marriage and that Harper was her previous married name.  Is that likely?

Any and all help greatly appreciated!

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Re: Isobel Dallas Harper, b. abt 1867 in Wick
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 27 January 11 17:46 GMT (UK) »
The 1871 has an Isabella Dallas b Wick but her birthyear is 1859

There is no 1900 marriage on SP so they clearly did marry in Ireland
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Re: Isobel Dallas Harper, b. abt 1867 in Wick
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 27 January 11 18:21 GMT (UK) »
There is a marriage showing in the 2nd Qrt of 1900 in Dublin North on for an Isabella Dallas Harper, Ref: Vol. 2 Pg. 433. There is also an entry for a Richard R Pollitt showing on the same page (same refs.) http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=home

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Re: Isobel Dallas Harper, b. abt 1867 in Wick
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 27 January 11 18:45 GMT (UK) »
Many thanks for the quick response!

Using the same web site, I found a Dallas Harper (male) born in Wick and thought he might be Isobel's brother.  So far, however, this has not led anywhere.


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Re: Isobel Dallas Harper, b. abt 1867 in Wick
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 27 January 11 19:04 GMT (UK) »
Not sure about that one  :-\ That entry shows parents as William Harper and Maggie Janet Dallas. IGI shows a potential marriage for this couple (showing as William Harper and Maggie Dallas in Edinburgh on 5 Nov 1875. The only way to double check would be to look at the birth entry to confirm marriage date for parents.

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Re: Isobel Dallas Harper, b. abt 1867 in Wick
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 27 January 11 19:33 GMT (UK) »
Could her 1901 birthyear be wrong - you may need to look at the original image

1881 census for Wick - all b Wick except Maggie

William Harper 32 shoemaker employing 4 men
Maggie I D   30 b Edinburgh
Isabella S D 4
Charlotte S   3
William  1
Maggie Mowat 17
Wick ED 2 Page  27 Line 4;
 
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Re: Isobel Dallas Harper, b. abt 1867 in Wick
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 27 January 11 19:45 GMT (UK) »
Hi

There is a death registration for Isobel Dallas Pollitt, other name Harper, aged 75,   in 1952, Pollock, Glasgow on Scotlands People  www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk

The full cert can be viewed and downloaded from that site for 6 credits. This will give information on her parents and husband, etc.


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Re: Isobel Dallas Harper, b. abt 1867 in Wick
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 27 January 11 20:02 GMT (UK) »
Yes, I think you've solved this problem, and it was MY problem.  I went back and looked at the original (or close to original) 1901 Census data.  Isobel was 24, not 34, in 1901.  I had used 34 to calculate an approximate birth date and of course I was off by 10 years.  :-[

Getting her death date is an added bonus.  Thank you!

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Re: Isobel Dallas Harper, b. abt 1867 in Wick
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 27 January 11 20:59 GMT (UK) »
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and it was MY problem

Not really - I checked the 1901 census transcription and she is shown as 34 - birthyear 1867

 
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