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Alexander Carr
« on: Wednesday 06 May 20 23:06 BST (UK) »
Hi, everyone,

I am currently researching the Carr surname in Fife, however, I have hit a brick wall regarding Alexander Carr's parents. According to Alexander's marriage in 1894 to Catherine McLean, he is living in Links, Buckhaven and is a coal miner. It also states that his father is Alexander Carr, a joiner, who is deceased and his mother is Jane Carr m.s. Milne. I can find no marriage record for Alexander & Jane or death records for them either. Similarly, I cannot find a birth record for Alexander Carr, the son. I have searched census records too and, until 1911, Alexander Carr does not appear and gives his birthplace as Locher, Forfarshire. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Ryan
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Re: Alexander Carr
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 06 May 20 23:25 BST (UK) »
What birthyear is given for him in 1911 and could his birthplace be Lochee rather than Locher
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Re: Alexander Carr
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 06 May 20 23:32 BST (UK) »
Hi Carole,

He gives his age as being 44 in 1911 so that would put his birth year approximately 1866/67.
Sanderson - Carlisle, Port Glasgow
Wilson - Irvine, Port Glasgow
Crawford - Ireland, Port Glasgow
Sewell - Carlisle
McFarland - Fermanagh
Blair - Antrim, Port Glasgow
Freeburn - Antrim, Port Glasgow
McDermott - Ireland, Port Glasgow


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Re: Alexander Carr
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 06 May 20 23:40 BST (UK) »
1871 census for Angus

Jane Milne 35 b Lochee millworker
Alexander 4 b Lochee

ED7 pge 7 line 4
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Re: Alexander Carr
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 06 May 20 23:47 BST (UK) »
Same address in 1881 but with the addition of a brother Charles aged 8.  Charles birth is on SP in Lochee

I suspect he was illegitimate so it may be best to look at the 1871 image to see if Jane was unmarried
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Re: Alexander Carr
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 06 May 20 23:57 BST (UK) »
In 1901 Charles is shown as Charles Dowall Milne aged 29 b Lochee
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Re: Alexander Carr
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 06 May 20 23:59 BST (UK) »
Thank you for these records, Carole. I don't know why I didn't think of checking under Jane's name for Alexander. I wonder why Alexander adopted the surname Carr when he got married?
Sanderson - Carlisle, Port Glasgow
Wilson - Irvine, Port Glasgow
Crawford - Ireland, Port Glasgow
Sewell - Carlisle
McFarland - Fermanagh
Blair - Antrim, Port Glasgow
Freeburn - Antrim, Port Glasgow
McDermott - Ireland, Port Glasgow

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Re: Alexander Carr
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 06 May 20 23:59 BST (UK) »
Did he have a middle name?

1871: 282/5 7/ 7 Lochee Angus
Jane 35
Alexander A 4

1881: 282/5 7/ 21
Jane 45
Alexander 14
Charles 8

1891: 282/5 1/ 53
Jane 54

MILNE Charles 1872 282/5 283 Lochee

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Re: Alexander Carr
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 07 May 20 00:11 BST (UK) »
See reply 5 - Charles is shown as Charles Dowall Milne in 1901
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