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Dingwall
« on: Friday 22 August 14 16:03 BST (UK) »
My grandmother, Marguerite Macdonald WESTON was born at 3 Albert Place, Dingwall in 1916 as far as I know she had no connection with the town (or even Scotland).  Her parents were not married.  Her mother's name was May KEYWORTH and her father gave his name as Ernest/Stanley WESTON (which was an alias).

Can anyone check the census or electoral and tell me who's living at this address around this time? 

Marguerite's father was an actor/singer - I'm wondering why May & Ernest were living there at this time? 
Wright (West Ham, Stratford, St Lukes, Cripplegate,
Widenstrom (Chicago and Minnesota)
Swain (Cripplegate, St Lukes)
Wolfe (St Giles in the Fields)
Willis (Gt. Leighs, Margaretting, Gt. Waltham, Ilford, Brentford)
Bryant (Bristol, Glos)
Searle
Keyworth (Yorkshire)

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Re: Dingwall
« Reply #1 on: Friday 22 August 14 22:13 BST (UK) »
1911 is the last available online census.  There were no electoral registers for 1916/17 due to WW1

http://www.census-archives.com/record-collections/electoral-register-records.html

 
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Re: Dingwall
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 23 August 14 07:09 BST (UK) »
A quick look suggests that the Albert Place you refer to is actually in the small village of Maryburgh which is about one mile outside Dingwall.  You say that as far as you know  your grandmother had no connection with Scotland. Do you not think that her second forename just perhaps could indicate otherwise?

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Re: Dingwall
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 23 August 14 19:20 BST (UK) »
Thank you CaroleW and IMBER. 

I agree its strange that my grandmother has 'Macdonald' as her middle name.  She may have a connection but as yet I can't find one, hence my need to find out why she was in Dingwall.  Her father is a mystery as he used several names throughout his life but I think he came from Kent.  Her mother I think came from Lincolnshire.  Her father performed at Aberdeen's Hippodrome in 1910 and 1918 and at various places in northern England.  I don't know how to find out more - I've tried various theatre websites.  Any ideas much appreciated though.
Wright (West Ham, Stratford, St Lukes, Cripplegate,
Widenstrom (Chicago and Minnesota)
Swain (Cripplegate, St Lukes)
Wolfe (St Giles in the Fields)
Willis (Gt. Leighs, Margaretting, Gt. Waltham, Ilford, Brentford)
Bryant (Bristol, Glos)
Searle
Keyworth (Yorkshire)

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Re: Dingwall
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 23 August 14 19:46 BST (UK) »
The 1915 Valuation Rolls show 1-4 Albert Place are owned by Mrs J Mackenzie, Lybster Public School & Revd Colin S Mackenzie. The tenant of no.3 is John Rhind, Cabinetmaker.

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Re: Dingwall
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 23 August 14 19:52 BST (UK) »
Thank you Weeaza - that's great although those names don't mean anything to me so I guess its back to the drawing board. 
Wright (West Ham, Stratford, St Lukes, Cripplegate,
Widenstrom (Chicago and Minnesota)
Swain (Cripplegate, St Lukes)
Wolfe (St Giles in the Fields)
Willis (Gt. Leighs, Margaretting, Gt. Waltham, Ilford, Brentford)
Bryant (Bristol, Glos)
Searle
Keyworth (Yorkshire)