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What happened to Thomas HUTCHISON?
« on: Friday 18 November 16 06:41 GMT (UK) »
Hi people

I'm stumped trying to find the death of Thomas HUTCHISON, shoemaker and widower, last seen living aged 59 with his 16 year old son Archibald HUTCHISON at 5 Bell St Calton in Glasgow in the 1881 Census.  I can't find him at all in the 1891 Census, so presume he died between these dates.

However, I can't see anything that looks like a likely death. He came from Antrim, but I can't see a death in that county which would suggest that he went home.

Any help greatly appreciated!
NEAL, TAYLOR, WRIGHT, BIDWELL, PRICE, YEARDLEY, RODGERS, HANDLEY, ELLIS, LOWE, HOUGH, ANNABLE, DAWSON, SANDERSON, PARKIN

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Re: What happened to Thomas HUTCHISON?
« Reply #1 on: Friday 18 November 16 13:18 GMT (UK) »
Is this son Archibald in 1891:

Archibald Hutchison 25 hammerman
Jessie Hutchison 24
Thomas Hutchison 11 Months

Address: 37 Wesleyan St, Glasgow/Camlachie

If so, have you viewed Archibald's marriage cert to see what it says regarding his father?

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Re: What happened to Thomas HUTCHISON?
« Reply #2 on: Friday 18 November 16 13:22 GMT (UK) »
Have you viewed/discounted the three deaths showing for a Thomas as below:

1882 - Aged 59 in Hutchesontown
1890 - Aged 59 in Kelvin
1890 - Aged 71 in Gorbals

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Re: What happened to Thomas HUTCHISON?
« Reply #3 on: Friday 18 November 16 20:58 GMT (UK) »
Hi Monica

Thanks for the responses. I haven't looked at Archibald's marriage (it is likely to be him, as he was an apprentice smithy earlier) as I suspect it would just say that his father is deceased, which is pretty much something I'm certain of now.

I guess I could take a punt and purchase a few certificates from Scotspeople and see if any are him.

Before doing so, it would be really helpful if someone could point me to a map showing the registration districts in Glasgow around 1891.  I've had a bit of a look online but can't see anything that fits the bill.  That might help me determine the most likely of the deaths above.  (He was previously living in Calton district).
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Re: What happened to Thomas HUTCHISON?
« Reply #4 on: Friday 18 November 16 21:16 GMT (UK) »
I have this map of Glasgow RDs saved from the Douglas Brown site which I believe is not available anymore:

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Re: What happened to Thomas HUTCHISON?
« Reply #5 on: Friday 18 November 16 21:20 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Monica.  That's exactly what I needed!

I'll try either the Gorbals or Hutchesontown deaths and see if I get lucky!

EDIT: Actually, a closer look at the age given for the 1871 and 1881 censi suggest it can't be Kelvin. 
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Re: What happened to Thomas HUTCHISON?
« Reply #6 on: Friday 18 November 16 21:34 GMT (UK) »
Unfortunately, neither the Gorbals nor Hutchesontown deaths proved to be him.  (Unless he decided to remarry, and at an advanced age decide to throw in shoemaking and become a baker!)
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Re: What happened to Thomas HUTCHISON?
« Reply #7 on: Friday 18 November 16 21:48 GMT (UK) »
It may help if you viewed the marriage of his son as it will reduce the period to search for his death

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Re: What happened to Thomas HUTCHISON?
« Reply #8 on: Friday 18 November 16 22:24 GMT (UK) »
Found Archibald's marriage (out of town, at his wife's home town of Lochee).  Unfortunately it doesn't indicate whether Thomas is dead or alive (his mother Sarah is not listed as deceased, although she died 18 years before).  It's interesting that Archibald calls himself a Shoemaker (his father's trade) rather than a hammerman (more respectable?) and that Jessie must have been well pregnant at the time of marriage.
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