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Re: Looking for illegitimate child after reading newspaper article.
« Reply #9 on: Monday 20 September 21 20:38 BST (UK) »
Interestingly, there was a Sheriff Court Paternity Decree at the same address in August 1872!  :o
Must be something in the water at 17 Chronicle Lane, Aberdeen.


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Re: Looking for illegitimate child after reading newspaper article.
« Reply #10 on: Monday 20 September 21 20:49 BST (UK) »
William Sinclair Forrest (or Forrest Sinclair) does, indeed, appear to be the child. There's an RCE attached to the birth dated 1897 naming William Mearns Sinclair has his father.

His mother, Williamina Burnett Ramsay Forrest went on to marry Robert Stewart in 1899 in Aberdeen. I think this is the family in 1901, with William recorded as William Stewart:

1901
248 Holburn Street, Aberdeen

Robert Stewart, 30, mason's labourer, Aberdeen
Williamina Stewart, 32, wife, Aberdeen
William Stewart, 7, son, Aberdeen

Looks like William used William Sinclair Forrest in adulthood - he married Christian Mary Byth in 1918 in St Machar, and died in 1957 in Aberdeen. I haven't checked these two certificates to be sure it's him, but the ages and locations match.

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Re: Looking for illegitimate child after reading newspaper article.
« Reply #11 on: Monday 20 September 21 20:51 BST (UK) »
Update: There's another Sheriff Court Paternity Decree in 1907 which looks interesting. Probably just a very common name, though.

Mother name and residence:
Williamina FORREST, 16 Charles Street, Forfar
Defender name: Alexander BROWN
Child birth: 2 Jan 1907 at 16 Charles Street, Forfar


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Re: Looking for illegitimate child after reading newspaper article.
« Reply #12 on: Monday 20 September 21 20:54 BST (UK) »
Occupation on 1893 birth is "Flaxmill Worker". Whew -- got there in the end. Terrible writing on image.

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Re: Looking for illegitimate child after reading newspaper article.
« Reply #13 on: Monday 20 September 21 20:56 BST (UK) »
Am I allowed to include the snippet of the image which indicates Williamina's profession?
If so, how do I upload the image here?

It's 'flax mill worker' - the RCE identifies her simply as a 'mill worker'.

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Re: Looking for illegitimate child after reading newspaper article.
« Reply #14 on: Monday 20 September 21 21:11 BST (UK) »
I like how the defender (Sinclair) went from being a moulder to "professional dancer".  ;D

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Re: Looking for illegitimate child after reading newspaper article.
« Reply #15 on: Monday 20 September 21 22:23 BST (UK) »
Duplicated info. Missed seeing page 2  ::)

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Re: Looking for illegitimate child after reading newspaper article.
« Reply #16 on: Monday 20 September 21 22:59 BST (UK) »
Great research
The original poster has posted same question on other topic boards .
Maybe not seen the answers

If admin merge the topics I think they should stay on Aberdeen board
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Re: Looking for illegitimate child after reading newspaper article.
« Reply #17 on: Monday 20 September 21 22:59 BST (UK) »
Birth record from Scotland's People -- the handwriting isn't very readable:

William Sinclair Forrest
Illegitimate
June 16th (?) 1893
17 Che???? Lane, Aberdeen (possibly 17 Chronicle Lane)
Mother: Williamina Burnett Ramsay Forrest (first name is poorly written in image)
Profession: Flaxmill Worker

No father's name mentioned.

Wilhelmina Burnett Ramsay Forrest
Birth Date:   14 Dec 1866
Birth Place:   Banchory-Ternan,Kincardine,Scotland
Father:    Robert Burnett Forrest
Mother:    Jane Ross

Catherine Burnett Ramsay Forrest
Birth Date:   05 Jul 1870
Birth Place:   Banchory-Ternan,Kincardine,Scotland
Father:   Robert Burnett Forrest
Mother:   Jane Ross

1871c
William Forrest Age:   4
Estimated Birth Year:   abt 1867
Relationship:   Daughter
Father's Name:   Robert Forrest
Mother's Name:   Jane Forrest
Where born:   Banchory, Kincardineshire
Registration Number:   252
Registration district:   Banchory Ternan
Civil parish:   Banchory Ternan
County:   Kincardineshire
Address:   Doeskole
Robert Forrest 49   Head
Jane Forrest 47   Wife
Robert Forrest 10   Son
Grace Forrest 6   Daughter
Katherine Forrest 11 Mo   Daughter
William Ross71   Father-in-law

1881 Wilhelmina Forrest Age:   14
Relationship:   Sister-in-law
Gender:   Female
Where born:   Banchory Ternan, Kincardine
Registration Number:   168/2
Registration district:   Old Machar
Civil parish:   Old Machar
County:   Aberdeenshire
Address:   5 Minister Lane
Occupation:   Scholar
Edward Tindall 35   Head
Jane Tindall 33   Wife
Edward C Tindall 7   Son
John R Tindall 5   Son
Mary Ann Tindall 4   Daughter
Margt L Tindall 2   Daughter
Elizabeth J Tindall 11 Mo   Daughter

Edit to add this is probably her birth reg on SP

FORREST WILHELMINA BURN
F
1867
252/ 1
Banchory Ternan

His mother, Williamina Burnett Ramsay Forrest went on to marry Robert Stewart in 1899 in Aberdeen. I think this is the family in 1901, with William recorded as William Stewart:

1901
248 Holburn Street, Aberdeen

Robert Stewart, 30, mason's labourer, Aberdeen
Williamina Stewart, 32, wife, Aberdeen
William Stewart, 7, son, Aberdeen


Possible death

STEWART WILHELMINA BURN
age 64
1931
168/1 651
Aberdeen Northern District

Added - a possibility for son Williamís death entry

FORREST WILLIAM SINCLAI
age 63
1957
168/1 664
Aberdeen Northern District