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Re: William McElwee b. 1837 Glasgow immigrated to Aus in 1857
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 17 February 18 19:52 GMT (UK) »
Given we saw MCKELVIE as a spelling variation (phonetically it works!) for Janet's 1832 birth or christening entry above, wondering whether this could be Joseph's death or burial entry in the OPRs:

Joseph MCKELVIE, aged 41
15/12/1837
Ref 644/1680 116
Glasgow

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Re: William McElwee b. 1837 Glasgow immigrated to Aus in 1857
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 17 February 18 20:20 GMT (UK) »
Found them now for 1841. No sign of Joseph, adding to a possible early death for him around the time William was born from what we had above/

Family I think indexed as MCILNEHEE  ::)

Jennet McIlnehee 38 Sp Dealr (spirit dealer) b. Scotland (ie not Lanarkshire).
James McIlnehee 15
Margaret McIlnehee 13
Jennet McIlnehee 8
Marry McIlnehee 6
William McIlnehee 4

Address: No 7 Muirhead St, Gorbals

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Re: William McElwee b. 1837 Glasgow immigrated to Aus in 1857
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 17 February 18 20:31 GMT (UK) »
Post 1855 and the start of official registration of BMDs, entries easier to find...

There is a death in 1883 in the Camlachie area of Glasgow for a 71 year old Janet. The following surnames are also indexed for this entry: LORIMER, DUNN AND MCELWEE.

Scottish death certs normally include the names of a deceased person's parents, letting you work back to the next generation (if known to the informant reporting the death).

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Re: William McElwee b. 1837 Glasgow immigrated to Aus in 1857
« Reply #12 on: Monday 19 February 18 11:28 GMT (UK) »
Thank you so much for all you help Monica! Itís been just amazing. No wonder I was going around in circles, that spelling just gets more and more unusual.
I canít thank you enough!

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Re: William McElwee b. 1837 Glasgow immigrated to Aus in 1857
« Reply #13 on: Friday 28 December 18 03:57 GMT (UK) »
And to think I had missed (nearly) all monicaís Fascinating updates ... opens so many branches!!   Thank you so much for something to farnarkle with over the Xmas new year break.   

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Re: William McElwee b. 1837 Glasgow immigrated to Aus in 1857
« Reply #14 on: Friday 28 December 18 06:59 GMT (UK) »
Hi Margaret,

So happy you found the updates as your message reminded me of the new information which I'm looking forward to revisiting. 
William is my Fourth Great Grandfather - It goes, William, James (Jim), James William, Isabel, Betty, Annette, Me.
I also just received a package of photos and information from my grandmother (Betty Burke, nee: McElwee). It includes a copy of a newspaper article with a picture of William Joseph in it and a long letter written by George Johnston.  Would you like me to email it to you? If so, could you please let me know your email address? I'd love to compare notes!

Cheers, Sophie 

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Re: William McElwee b. 1837 Glasgow immigrated to Aus in 1857
« Reply #15 on: Friday 28 December 18 10:49 GMT (UK) »
Sophie !

Such a speedy response ... most wonderful.  I had your line as far as Betty.  Iím William, William, George, Reginald, Valerie.  Am currently on hols in tasmania so my family tree investigations have peaked.  I walked past the McElweeís at Carr villa a couple of days ago ... they didnít mind I was only passing through.  I would love to see all you have and esp Georgeís letter ... I remember meeting him when v young (with my grandfather Reg McElwee) and he was so very old.   Once iím Home I can share all I have McElwee wise but in the meantime my email is  marg-r@hotmail.com

Margaret