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Alexander McPherson c1834- 1890
« on: Saturday 16 March 19 19:54 GMT (UK) »
Hi

I'm trying to find information on Alexander McPherson, born, Inverness about 1834. He married an Elizabeth Barnes/Barons (1847- 1936), around 1874 (based on 1911 census). I'm assuming both had moved to London prior to this. They spent their married life in Bermondsey. 

Alexander's death was registered in Greenwich in 1890.

I would like to discover who Alexander's parents were and would appreciate any help or information.

Many thanks
 

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Re: Alexander McPherson c1834- 1890
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 16 March 19 20:03 GMT (UK) »
Hi Sara

Welcome to RootsChat  :)

Have you tried looking for their marriage? It will help you at least in confirming his father's name (if he married in England) or give you full details on both his parents' names (if he married post 1855 in Scotland).

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Re: Alexander McPherson c1834- 1890
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 16 March 19 20:15 GMT (UK) »
Hi Monica

I've tried but had no luck so far. :(

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Re: Alexander McPherson c1834- 1890
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 16 March 19 20:15 GMT (UK) »
Have you found them in the censuses?

There is this possible birth of a child for them in Scotland, earlier than you mention:

Alexander Macpherson
Birth Date 11 Jan 1860
Birthplace INVERNESS,INVERNESS,SCOTLAND
Father's Name Alexander Macpherson
Mother's Name Betsy Barron
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XYY4-G8R

Also in Inverness is an Isabella b. 1862 and a James b. 1866 born to these parents.

Struggling to find a possible marriage so far for this couple. The births of Isabella and James above should include the date and place of their parents' marriage on their birth regs.

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Re: Alexander McPherson c1834- 1890
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 16 March 19 20:24 GMT (UK) »
The parents Alexander and Elizabeth/Betsy that I mentioned likely wrong.

This is the 1871 entry for the children mentioned above with their parents:

Alexander Mcpherson 45 farmer
Elisebeth Mcpherson 40
Alexr Mcpherson 11
Bella Mcpherson 8
James Mcpherson 4
Janet Fraser 20

Address: Balnagaick, Inverness

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Re: Alexander McPherson c1834- 1890
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 16 March 19 20:25 GMT (UK) »
What censuses have you found them in apart from 1911? If applicable, which is your direct line from their children?

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Re: Alexander McPherson c1834- 1890
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 16 March 19 20:32 GMT (UK) »
Hi Monica

Thanks so much for the prompt reply and your help so far!

These are the dates I have for the children who were all born in London

John Duncan McPherson
18751915
Ernest Andrew McPherson
18761925
Bessie McPherson
18771956
Charles McPherson
18791953
Isabella McPherson
18851919
Evelyn McPherson
18861925
George McPherson
18891922

Ernest Andrew is my direct ancestor and I have an 1881 census record stating Alexander was a hop porter in Bermondsey. I can't find anything earlier than that for him.

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Re: Alexander McPherson c1834- 1890
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 16 March 19 20:34 GMT (UK) »
Just found the 1881, all the children born in Bermondsey. Just adding here for background:

Alexander Macpherson 46 hop porter b. Inverness-shire
Elizabeth Macpherson 33 b. St Erth, Cornwall
John Macpherson 5
Ernest Macpherson 4
Bessie Macpherson 3
Charles Macpherson 1

Address: 4 Alderminster Rd, Bermondsey

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Re: Alexander McPherson c1834- 1890
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 16 March 19 20:36 GMT (UK) »
Do you know who Elizabeth Barnes/Baron's parents were? You sometimes get clues on grandparents' names if Alexander, with this Scottish roots, may have used Scottish naming pattern - see for example www.halmyre.abel.co.uk/Family/naming.htm

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