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Birth - William Robertson
« on: Tuesday 31 March 20 19:46 BST (UK) »
I am searching for a birth of a William Robertson. I had put this request upon the Angus part of the site but now appears as though I had made an error and he was probably born in Glasgow, 1865.

The initial thread can be found at; https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=827922.msg6920350#msg6920350

After turning to FamilySearch it appeared that it was the incorrect William I was looking at, and in fact, the William I was searching for had died in Ontario on 21st October 1911, aged 46; https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6FY-ZF8

Records show that he was single but had a brother, Daniel Robertson, living at 211 Globe Street, Dundee.

I am searching for registration of birth for William as well as any other information that can be supplied (i.e. 1871, 1881, and 1881 census, although the latter he is likely to be in Sheffield).

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Re: Birth - William Robertson
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 31 March 20 19:48 BST (UK) »
What record shows the information about his brother Daniel?
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Re: Birth - William Robertson
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 31 March 20 19:58 BST (UK) »
What record shows the information about his brother Daniel?

The death record on the FamilySearch link

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Re: Birth - William Robertson
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 31 March 20 20:35 BST (UK) »
The 1911 death states that his brother is called David Robertson of 211 Glebe St, Dundee
Possibly 2/11 Glebe Street

Valuation Roll of 1905 shows a David Robertson at  3 up 11 Glebe Street, Dundee.

This man is found on 1901 census at this address.
He was a shipwright,  born in Glasgow circa 1867

May be worth checking to see if this is the correct man.


EDIT:
Based on the names of his children, David may well be the son of Alexander Robertson and Mary Low. He was born in Glasgow Feb 1867
The same couple did have a child named William who was born in Glasgow in Feb 1866

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Re: Birth - William Robertson
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 31 March 20 20:52 BST (UK) »
Paul, can I ask a question? Why Glasgow? The few personal details that there seems to be in records  for William Robertson include that he was a Dundee boy I thought?

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Re: Birth - William Robertson
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 31 March 20 21:48 BST (UK) »
Okay, see where you are with this now...could well be the right William  ::) Also, note the reference to Haileyburg for William's usual residence when he died in 1911.

As Anne has mentioned, looks like parents were Alexander Robertson and Mary Low. Only 3 sons showing for them:

Alexander b. 1864 www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FQRC-S4C
William b. 1865 www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FQR8-42X
David b. 1867 www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F79D-LM6

All births in Glasgow. I think Alexander Snr was deceased by 1871. Likely census for family:

Mary Robertson 31 b Kincardineshire, Fourdon
Alexander Robertson 7 b. Glasgow
William Robertson 5 b. Glasgow
David Robertson 4 b. Glasgow

Address: Inverury St, Fourdoun Kincardineshire

1881 and the family living in Dundee:

Mary Robertson 41 laundress b Kincardineshire, Fourdon
Alex Robertson 17 App Engine Fitter b. Glasgow
William Robertson 15 Labourer Shipyard b. Glasgow
David Robertson 10 b. Glasgow

So we have the reference to Dundee there  :)

Mother Mary Low Robertson died 21 Feb 1911 in Dundee, just some months before son William. Son Alexander Robertson, marine engineer residing at 78 Watson Street was executor. There are two documents for Mary on Scotlands People, one of them marked up as her will. Her will was dated 1905 so wonder if it made reference to son Willilam as he did not die till October 1911.

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Re: Birth - William Robertson
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 31 March 20 21:59 BST (UK) »
Possible census entry for brother David in 1901:

David Robertson 34 shipwright b. Glasgow
Williamina Robertson 31 b. Aberdeen
Williamina Robertson 9 b. Dundee
Mary Robertson 3 b. Dundee
Alexander Robertson 1 b. Dundee

Address: 11 Glebe St, Dundee

Mother Mary Robertson, 61,  is living at 156 Ferry Rd, Dundee with two lodgers.

William remains a problem for these later censuses!

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Re: Birth - William Robertson
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 31 March 20 22:14 BST (UK) »
Hard to know without more info  :-\  I will included as it could fit. From 1901:

William Robertson, 35, born Glasgow. Occupation showing as joiner (William's 1911 DC gave his occupation as that of carpenter, so could fit). Can tell from my transcript if he shows as single.

This William was a patient at the Glasgow District Lunatic Asylum at Lenzie (Dunbartonshire). This hospital was also known as Woodilee Hospital. See https://archiveshub.jisc.ac.uk/search/archives/848cbb3e-2014-354f-ac26-dce2b66a4cdd

At this stage though, who knows?

Monica
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Re: Birth - William Robertson
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 31 March 20 22:30 BST (UK) »
Paul, can I ask a question? Why Glasgow? The few personal details that there seems to be in records  for William Robertson include that he was a Dundee boy I thought?

Monica

On that record of death, it states that his age was 46, and place of birth was Glasgow, Scotland.Sorry, but I can't seem to upload attachments
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