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McLarty/McCallum Conundrum
« on: Saturday 01 August 20 12:14 BST (UK) »
Hi,

I am hoping a fresh set of eyes might be able to succeed, where I have failed!

On the 1871 census for Scotland, I have a James McLarty, 43 Tailor at Neilston, Barrhead, with wife Elizabeth, daughter Agnes (age 20) and two sons and at the bottom of the household is Margaret McCallum, Granddaughter aged 0 and shown to be born in Barrhead.

I cannot find this birth on SP, even with a wider search age range, as also a mystery how she is a granddaughter.

The McLarty's had another daughter shown on the 1861 census, Janet born around 1850, who would be the likely mother, however there is no marriage for her to a McCallum, so seems strange even if the child was illegitimate to not be down as Margaret McLarty.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: McLarty/McCallum Conundrum
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 01 August 20 13:30 BST (UK) »
Hi Tom,

There is a Margaret McLarty born 1871 in Barrhead on the scotlandspeople index. Ref 572/2 31. Have you taken a look at this one?

Like you nothing coming up under the surname of McCallum.

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Re: McLarty/McCallum Conundrum
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 01 August 20 14:00 BST (UK) »
seems strange even if the child was illegitimate to not be down as Margaret McLarty.
Not at all. It was quite common for an illegitimate child to be known by its father's surname.

Sometimes you find such a child with different surnames in different censuses.
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Re: McLarty/McCallum Conundrum
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 01 August 20 15:28 BST (UK) »
Daughter Agnes looks to be the likely mother for the birth you found Dorrie www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FQ7V-V2D

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Re: McLarty/McCallum Conundrum
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 01 August 20 15:46 BST (UK) »
Looks like it Monica.

Good find.

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Re: McLarty/McCallum Conundrum
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 01 August 20 17:40 BST (UK) »
Thank you thatís top draw!  :)