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Offline looby_lou83

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Davidson
« on: Monday 07 January 19 14:56 GMT (UK) »
Hi

Iím looking for information on William Davidson born abt 1860 in Edinburgh.  He died on 17/11/1923 in Burton on Trent. He was in the leather trade and had (as far as Iím aware) 3 factories in Leicester and 1 in Burton.  He had a daughter with a lady called Rose Bull, the daughter was Lily Rollett and she was born in around 1896.  William and Rose were not married to our knowledge. 

Any information anyone can give me would be very much appreciated. Thanks.

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Re: Davidson
« Reply #1 on: Monday 07 January 19 15:05 GMT (UK) »
This looks like the family in 1911
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X75Z-7N4

Samuel Haywood 68   Hinckley, Leicestershire
Mary Stirk   Dtr 38   Bishop Stortford, Hertfordshire
Rose Rollett Dtr   35   Bishop Stortford, Hertfordshire
Florence Stirk   Granddaughter   11   Leicester, Leicestershire
Rose Stirk   Granddaughter   born   Leicester, Leicestershire
Lily Rollett   Granddaughter   Female   15   Leicester, Leicestershire
William Davidson   Visitor   Male   50   Bolton, Leicestershire
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Re: Davidson
« Reply #2 on: Monday 07 January 19 15:15 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for the quick reply.  I have seen this earlier today and itís definately the right family although his birthplace is wrong.  I canít seem to find anything else about him.

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Re: Davidson
« Reply #3 on: Monday 07 January 19 15:18 GMT (UK) »
There is a William Davidson who fits the description of the 1911 entry in 1881 lodging in Burnley, Lancashire

William Davidson - married -Lodger - Leather Currier - born Bolton, Lancashire
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Re: Davidson
« Reply #4 on: Monday 07 January 19 15:23 GMT (UK) »
Aidan Ignatius Rollett married Rose Bull, Jun qtr 1898 Leicester.

He was born in Leicestershire in 1868 and died there in 1951.
Ayr: Barnes, Wylie
Caithness: MacGregor
Essex: Eldred (Pebmarsh)
Gloucs: Timbrell (Winchcomb)
Hants: Stares (Wickham)
Lincs: Maw, Jackson (Epworth, Belton)
London: Pierce
Suffolk: Markham (Framlingham)
Surrey: Gosling (Richmond)
Wilts: Matthews, Tarrant (Calne, Preshute)
Worcs: Milward (Redditch)
Yorks: Beaumont, Crook, Moore, Styring (Huddersfield); Middleton (Church Fenton); Exley, Gelder (High Hoyland); Barnes, Birchinall (Sheffield); Kenyon, Wood (Cumberworth/Denby Dale)

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Re: Davidson
« Reply #5 on: Monday 07 January 19 15:35 GMT (UK) »
This is possibly Lily's birth registration
BULL, LILY  ALBERTA     (No mothers maiden surname given on index)
1896  June Quarter in LEICESTER  Volume 07A  Page 243
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Re: Davidson
« Reply #6 on: Monday 07 January 19 15:36 GMT (UK) »
Did Lily marry (1917 Leicester) as Lily A Rollett to John Barry?  If so her birthdate was 5 March 1896.

Cross-posted with Rosie - looks like a match  :)
Ayr: Barnes, Wylie
Caithness: MacGregor
Essex: Eldred (Pebmarsh)
Gloucs: Timbrell (Winchcomb)
Hants: Stares (Wickham)
Lincs: Maw, Jackson (Epworth, Belton)
London: Pierce
Suffolk: Markham (Framlingham)
Surrey: Gosling (Richmond)
Wilts: Matthews, Tarrant (Calne, Preshute)
Worcs: Milward (Redditch)
Yorks: Beaumont, Crook, Moore, Styring (Huddersfield); Middleton (Church Fenton); Exley, Gelder (High Hoyland); Barnes, Birchinall (Sheffield); Kenyon, Wood (Cumberworth/Denby Dale)

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Re: Davidson
« Reply #7 on: Monday 07 January 19 16:25 GMT (UK) »
Why do you think he was born in Edinburgh?

Scotlandspeople have William's born in 1858 or 1862 in Edinburgh City, just for info.

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Re: Davidson
« Reply #8 on: Monday 07 January 19 16:44 GMT (UK) »
There is this family in 1861 2823/123/36

John Davidson   45 yrs Post Master, Post Office b Scotland
Margaret Davidson wife 27 yrs b Bolton
William Davidson 5 months b Bolton

1871 3936/67/25

With several children

I wonder if that is the Scottish connection?
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