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McLeans of Glasgow
« on: Tuesday 04 December 18 15:24 GMT (UK) »
Hi all, I've been trying to research the McLean line of my family unsuccessfully for years, couldn't get past my granddad's death certificate. Very recently had a breakthrough, but hit another dead end. Appealing for help with:

George McLean (born November 1930, married Beryl Taylor of Lincoln, died 1997. Children Marilyn, Beverly, and Kevin McLean)

George McLean (born 1898 approx., married Annie Wood Rice, 1920, Glasgow - divorced 1958 - children George, John, and James McLean, all born around Glasgow. Affiliated with butchery. Died 1971.)

James McLean (born 1861 approx., married Mary Ann Cameron Scott, dressmaker, on 1882, Glasgow. Children including George [above], James Joseph [married Elizabeth McIlhorne, widow, 1920, Glasgow]. Lived at 222 Church Street, Glasgow. Can't make out his parents' names, father looks to Patrick McLean, mother may be Ann-Jane or something similar with a long but indiscernible maiden name)

Realise this is quite a long shot, but I'm getting a bit desperate.

Any help much appreciated!

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Re: McLeans of Glasgow
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 04 December 18 15:50 GMT (UK) »
Hello and welcome to RootsChat.
Are any of the people named alive? RootsChat has a policy of not naming living or recently deceased people.

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Re: McLeans of Glasgow
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 04 December 18 16:50 GMT (UK) »
No, the most recent person on there died over 20 years ago.

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Re: McLeans of Glasgow
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 04 December 18 17:19 GMT (UK) »
Hi and welcome from me as well
Can you post a snippet of the parents names that you are having problems with someone may be able to read it

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Re: McLeans of Glasgow
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 04 December 18 17:32 GMT (UK) »
Here is the section containing the groom and his parents' details.

So far I've made out:
27th March at ___ Chapel, Glasgow
James McLean (21), Hammerman, Bachelor
Signed by someone called Oswald Rothwell/Bothwell
222 Castle Street, Glasgow
What seems to be Patrick McLean, tailor journeyman
Perhaps Ann-Jane McLean? Maiden surname beginning Mc but I can't make the rest out at all.

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Re: McLeans of Glasgow
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 04 December 18 18:31 GMT (UK) »
I think the mothers name is McGam? deceased it is a poor quality you can email Scotlands People for a better resolution and they will email one back to you at no extra cost have you found James in any census as can't see a possible birth in Scotland I am wondering if he was born in Ireland and came over to Scotland at some point

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Re: McLeans of Glasgow
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 04 December 18 18:33 GMT (UK) »
Haven't found any records of him yet, no. With his dad's name being Patrick, and the spelling being the Irish variant, I did wonder if James had come to Glasgow looking for work.
Ahh (deceased) would explain the impossibly long name, thank you!

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Re: McLeans of Glasgow
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 04 December 18 18:44 GMT (UK) »
Haven't found any records of him yet, no. With his dad's name being Patrick, and the spelling being the Irish variant, I did wonder if James had come to Glasgow looking for work.
Ahh (deceased) would explain the impossibly long name, thank you!

I wouldn't set much store by spelling variants. I have McLean ancestry with various spellings in 19th century. The family members who could read and write were consistent with spelling and they wrote McLean. I believe their origin to be Scottish although there's a chance they might have been from Ireland.

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Re: McLeans of Glasgow
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 04 December 18 18:50 GMT (UK) »
Haven't found any records of him yet, no. With his dad's name being Patrick, and the spelling being the Irish variant, I did wonder if James had come to Glasgow looking for work.
Ahh (deceased) would explain the impossibly long name, thank you!

I wouldn't set much store by spelling variants. I have McLean ancestry with various spellings in 19th century. The family members who could read and write were consistent with spelling and they wrote McLean. I believe their origin to be Scottish although there's a chance they might have been from Ireland.

I thought this, but coupled with 'Patrick' and no Scottish records to be found, I am wondering if they're Irish.