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Re: Help with an elusive marriage, please.
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 15 October 11 23:27 BST (UK) »
Sorry gnu you are right, I'd actually gone to talk to my wife about it and had a horrid realisation, I was working on McManus all afternoon, but it is McWilliams in this case. Sorry to be rubbish.

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Re: Help with an elusive marriage, please.
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 15 October 11 23:32 BST (UK) »
There is a Helen Butters dying in Durham South East RD Mar q 1950, aged 75. This would fit with her birthdate.

Are you're sure that this Helen was Helen Dalziel/alts?


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Re: Help with an elusive marriage, please.
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 15 October 11 23:35 BST (UK) »
There is a marriage in Kelton. KKD in 1893

Helen Dalziel and John McWilliam


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I'll have a look at the full details and report back  :)
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« Reply #12 on: Saturday 15 October 11 23:38 BST (UK) »
Kelton (Castle Douglas). Globe Hotel, Castle Douglas. 23 June 1893

John McWilliam, Hotel Boots, 28 and Helen Dalziel, Hotel Waitress, 22 (I assume she was being economical with the truth!)

Her parents as listed above.


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(My ancestors had an hotel in Castle Douglas in the first half of the 19th century - I don't think it ws the Globe though  ;D )
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Re: Help with an elusive marriage, please.
« Reply #13 on: Saturday 15 October 11 23:40 BST (UK) »
In 1901 William Butters is married to Rosanna and living in Cummertrees.  I wonder if Rosanna was nee Shannon

All children and Rosanna b Cummertrees

William Butters 26 b Dalbeattie
Rosanna   37
William John  4
Susan Shannon  3
Robert Shannon 1
Andrew Wilson Butters     Infant
Andrew Wilson Butters 22 brother b Dalbeattie
Cummertrees ED 5 Page  3 Line 8

If they say they had been married for 6yrs on the 1911 - cross referencing on the free index shows a son James born 1903

 
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« Reply #14 on: Saturday 15 October 11 23:44 BST (UK) »
Have you got Helen or  John McWilliam on the 1901, Carole?
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Re: Help with an elusive marriage, please.
« Reply #15 on: Saturday 15 October 11 23:47 BST (UK) »

Death in Kelton in 1932 for a John McWilliam, aged 68

Looks a possible.


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Re: Help with an elusive marriage, please.
« Reply #16 on: Saturday 15 October 11 23:51 BST (UK) »
1901 census - There is a John McWilliam boarder aged 37 b Kelton but he is a granite quarryman.  I don't have access to the image so don't know what his marital status was

There is another aged 36 also in lodgings.  Born Wigtown but living in Kirkmabreck Kirkcudbrightshire - general labourer

There is no entry for a John McWilliam with a wife Helen or similar

I'll check for Helen
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Re: Help with an elusive marriage, please.
« Reply #17 on: Saturday 15 October 11 23:53 BST (UK) »
 ;D Tis why we ask all the questions before we start digging to deep  !
If you blaming it on the wine, hope it was a nice one  ;D

The  marriage year indication on 1911 is nicely arrange to be just prior to the birth of daughter Elizabeth.

And I wonder if this is Helen & John  in 1901:

14 Ct Jackson St, Hulme, Manchester, Lancashire
RG13 / Piece: 3708 / Folio: 100; /Page: 5
Head: John Jas.  McWILLIAM 32, Dock labourer, b Scotland
Wife: Helen McWILLIAM 30, b Scotland
Son: Robert McWILLIAM 6. b Scotland

It looks like mcWILLIAM to me - ie, no S on the end

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