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death at sea?
« on: Wednesday 14 December 11 13:35 GMT (UK) »
I was just wondering if anyone knew what would happen if someone had perhaps died at sea. where would their death be registered? i'm having trouble locating the death record of my 2x great grandfather William Robertson Cowan, a ship carpenter/shipwright, born in 1872 normally resident in Greenock with wife Jane Paton Rodger. last child was born in 1911 so i know he was alive upto that point but he is not on 1911 census with his wife but it says she is married not widowed... any help would be greatly appreciated

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Re: death at sea?
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 14 December 11 13:42 GMT (UK) »
Hi Janice,have you checked the William Cowan death,registered Greenock 1917.
SCOTLAND: Wardlaw Steen/Stein Tweedie McBride McEwan Pate/Peat Brown Somerville Bishop Farier/Ferrier Wood  Torrance Gibb Ross Dunlop Downs Richardson Ramsey Story Snaddon/Sneddon Auld Allan McLean McInnes Mason Law Lawson Kerr Cockburn Christie Ballingall Wardrope Weir Wallace Scott.
IRELAND: Welsh Clifford Lee Allingham Keane Dale Robinson Greer McVey Bingham Skelton Carson Broomfield Clark McEwan/McKeown McCreary McLaughlan.
YORKSHIRE: Cudworth Smith Cope Coulton Hainsworth

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Re: death at sea?
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 14 December 11 13:44 GMT (UK) »
I was at scotlandspeople hub yesterday but i couldnt find his death in greenock port glasgow or gourock, i searched from 1910 to 1950 and none matched his details
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Re: death at sea?
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 14 December 11 14:32 GMT (UK) »
hi janice
you say the youngest child was born 1911 do you have a copy of their or any other childs
marriage cert, if they named William as their father on that it may have deceased under his name
which would at least give you a time frame to work from
Elaine
Given,McCorkindale,Kennaway.Wylie,Cameron,Mooney,McCloskey,Black,
McCafferty,Gillespie,Jamieson,Keith,Adam,Quigley,Ainslie,
McHugh,Malone,Fisher,Burns,Gallacher,Nelson,Dunleavy,Brannan,
Docherty,McCluskey,Fitzpatrick,Barclay,Steele,King,Allison

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Re: death at sea?
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 14 December 11 14:36 GMT (UK) »
thank you elaine! I just checked my great grannys marriage in 1934 and it doesnt say anything so he must still have been alive at that time, i also checked his wifes death cert and she was listed as his widow in 1952!
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Re: death at sea?
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 14 December 11 14:39 GMT (UK) »
Doing a general search on SP
there is a death in Lanark 1942
William Cowan
other name Robertson.
Given,McCorkindale,Kennaway.Wylie,Cameron,Mooney,McCloskey,Black,
McCafferty,Gillespie,Jamieson,Keith,Adam,Quigley,Ainslie,
McHugh,Malone,Fisher,Burns,Gallacher,Nelson,Dunleavy,Brannan,
Docherty,McCluskey,Fitzpatrick,Barclay,Steele,King,Allison