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Orphanage/Boarding School puzzle
« on: Wednesday 06 March 19 01:00 GMT (UK) »
Have been meaning to try and work out this puzzle for quite some time and hope someone can help..My mother and her three sisters were placed in an orphanage/boarding school for some reason and I have no idea where or why....so the story is...Heather Agnes McKay 1908-1979, Jean Stewart McKay 1912-1988, Isabella McKay 1913-1938, Annie McKay (my mother) 1915-2002.  Parents Alexander McKay 1876 born Doune Kilmadock died 01 April France and Flanders. Charlotte Hall Born Alva Clackmannanshire 1888 Died 1948 London (she had married again in 1915 in Windsor U.K. I have no idea why my Grandmother never took the children with her ?? my mother could recall them being sent to Windsor as they reached the age of 15 my mother being the last she remembered a train journey from Scotland to Windsor and being sick on the train.  The only other info I have is the name "Craigie" or similar.  I have checked out all orphanages in Scotland etc with no results...can anyone help, this has been a puzzle for quite a number of years and now of course with all of them having died I have no idea..maybe someone could put me on another track..TIA.
Hall (Dunblane) Robertson (Clackmannanshire) Sneddon (Clackmannan) Cramb (Perthshire) Marshall (Clackmmannan) Michie (Clackmannan) Stewart (Perthshire) Ferguson (Perthshire) McKay (Perthshire) McLaren (Perthshire) Moir (Perthshire)
West Yorkshire - Allott, Riley, Charlesworth, Barker, Harper, Rubery, Darlison, Vaughan.

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Re: Orphanage/Boarding School puzzle
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 06 March 19 01:33 GMT (UK) »
You haven’t said where the children were born or what year Alexander was killed.  Isabella b 1913 and a re-marriage in England 1915 gives a tight timescale

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FreeBmd has no marriage in 1915 - 1918 for a Charlotte McKay anywhere in England

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Re: Orphanage/Boarding School puzzle
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 06 March 19 01:38 GMT (UK) »
Alexander was killed 01.04.1915 according to military records.  So Annie was an infant or not yet born.
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: Orphanage/Boarding School puzzle
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 06 March 19 01:39 GMT (UK) »
Just edited above - no marriage 1915-1918
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Re: Orphanage/Boarding School puzzle
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 06 March 19 01:42 GMT (UK) »
Charlotte McKay married William F Russell, Jun qtr 1924 Windsor?
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: Orphanage/Boarding School puzzle
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 06 March 19 01:44 GMT (UK) »
Charlotte Hall and Alexander McKay married 1910 - Heather Agnes shown as b 1908

SP shows she was Heather Agnes Hall b Dunblane & Lecropt

Jean Stewart McKay b 1913 same RD
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Re: Orphanage/Boarding School puzzle
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 06 March 19 01:50 GMT (UK) »
Charlotte McKay married William F Russell, Jun qtr 1924 Windsor?

This seems to be the right couple - in Sussex Gardens, Paddington just before WW2, Jean with them.

Charlotte born 14.11.93 but may have “adjusted” as William was b 1895.
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: Orphanage/Boarding School puzzle
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 06 March 19 01:51 GMT (UK) »
Jean b 19.12.1913
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: Orphanage/Boarding School puzzle
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 06 March 19 01:56 GMT (UK) »
Death reg for Charlotte March qtr 1948 shows her as 54 (1894)
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