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Re: Help deciphering surname!
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 08 January 19 22:15 GMT (UK) »
Maisie, have you checked and discounted the birth of a William McGowan in Ayr in 1875?

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Added: These might be details for that birth from Family Search. Born late December and registered early 1875?

William Mcgowan b. 23 Dec 1874
Birthplace AYR,AYR,SCOTLAND
Parents James Mcgowan and Jane Cameron
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Re: Help deciphering surname!
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 08 January 19 22:23 GMT (UK) »
Not the right entry as this James is at home with family in 1881 in Ayr...

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Re: Help deciphering surname!
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 08 January 19 22:37 GMT (UK) »
This looks to be William with Wilson McGill, son of Alexander and Elizabeth, in 1891:

Francis McGinn 32 butcher b. St Quivox, Ayr
Jessie McGinn 25
John McGinn 2 1/2
Elisabeth McGinn 8 months
Wilson McGill 28 butcher lodger b. St Quivox, Ayr
Wm McGivens 16 errand boy, lodger b. St Quivox, Ayr

Address: 69 Mill St, Ayr

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Re: Help deciphering surname!
« Reply #12 on: Wednesday 09 January 19 21:39 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Monica

He seems to disappear after that, might have to check English records or he could have moved abroad  :)
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