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STEWART/MCPHEE Scotland
« on: Sunday 21 April 19 18:50 BST (UK) »
Hi, I'm trying to trace my grandmother's family but I have very few details. Isabella Stewart (c.1917-?) married John Mcphee (born 1902 in Portnockie - died 1964 Aberdeen) in 1942 in Catrine but no other info available. Both were Travellers and John's family are well documented for several generations. John's parents were Isaac & Rebecca (Newlands) and were originally from Wick.  But Isabella is a mystery. We have no idea of even her parents names. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: STEWART/MCPHEE Scotland
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 21 April 19 22:35 BST (UK) »
Welcome to Rootschat

You need to buy some credits and download a copy of the 1942 marriage cert to establish who her parents were.  Scottish marriage certs show both parents names and mothers maiden name

www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk

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John Mcphee (born 1902 in Portnockie - died 1964 Aberdeen)

SP shows no death in Aberdeen in 1964. 
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Re: STEWART/MCPHEE Scotland
« Reply #2 on: Monday 22 April 19 19:23 BST (UK) »
Thank you for your suggestion Carole. I have followed it and got a bit further! Isabellas' parents were listed as William Stewart (deceased by 1942) and Mary Cameron but I've had no luck so far in finding any other trace of them. I have also solved the mystery of why SP has no record of John's death in 1964 as he actually died in Edinburgh.

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Re: STEWART/MCPHEE Scotland
« Reply #3 on: Monday 22 April 19 20:10 BST (UK) »
Any idea where (or even when) Isabella died?

Was she 15 years younger than her husband?

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Re: STEWART/MCPHEE Scotland
« Reply #4 on: Monday 22 April 19 20:31 BST (UK) »
There is this death, with no Mother's maiden name recorded.

Isabella McPhee age 70 in 1987 in Inverurie

However, she also appears to be recorded as Moren and Whyte, but not Stewart.

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Re: STEWART/MCPHEE Scotland
« Reply #5 on: Monday 22 April 19 21:13 BST (UK) »
Thanks for that, I know Whyte is another name that crops up in our family tree, along with Newlands but that's normally on the McPhee side.

I think it's more difficult as I have so little information. In common with many other Traveller families my Dad was forcibly removed from his parents and put in an orphanage, so we have no one to ask.

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Re: STEWART/MCPHEE Scotland
« Reply #6 on: Monday 22 April 19 21:30 BST (UK) »
1939 register for more information?

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Re: STEWART/MCPHEE Scotland
« Reply #7 on: Monday 22 April 19 21:52 BST (UK) »
For details of Scottish 1939 register - see here

https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=793650.0
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Re: STEWART/MCPHEE Scotland
« Reply #8 on: Monday 22 April 19 21:59 BST (UK) »
There is a William Stuart/Mary Cameron marriage on SP in 1900 in Greenock and several Isabella Stuart births 1916-1917
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