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Offline Lindyloowho

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Birth in Gourock, 1915
« on: Thursday 13 January 22 14:31 GMT (UK) »
Iím looking for a birth that took place 28 January 1915, in Gourock, Renfrewshire, according to the 1921 census.

The manís name was Edward Clowes Nicholson, son of Edward Nicholson and Harriet Clowes. This couple lived all their lives, and married, in Sunderland, Co. Durham, and Iíve never been able to find a birth for Edward C. there.

Now this different birth place makes me wonder if he was adopted?  I know itís a bit of a long shot, but any thoughts, suggestions?

Thanks, Linda

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Re: Birth in Gourock, 1915
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 13 January 22 14:49 GMT (UK) »
The birth is listed on Scotlands People -- you would need to register and purchase some units. It will only cost 6 units to view his birth certificate.

Unfortunately it's not a subscription site so anyone looking at the birth for you would have to purchase units.
As this was during the war, it maybe that the mother was away from her normal home, staying with relatives - but the address of birth will be shown.

It is shown in Gourock, Renfrewshire.

https://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk
Places of interest;
Lancashire, West Yorkshire, Southern Ireland, Scotland.

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Re: Birth in Gourock, 1915
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 13 January 22 14:49 GMT (UK) »
SP Index -

NICHOLSON EDWARD CLOWES 1915 - 567/2 40 Gourock

Annie
South Uist, Inverness-shire, Scotland:- Bowie, Campbell, Cumming, Currie

Ireland:- Cullen, Flannigan (Derry), Donahoe/Donaghue (variants) (Cork), McCrate (Tipperary), Mellon, Tol(l)and (Donegal & Tyrone)

Newcastle-on-Tyne/Durham (Northumberland):- Harrison, Jude, Kemp, Lunn, Mellon, Robson, Stirling

Kettering, Northampton:- MacKinnon

Canada:- Callaghan, Cumming, MacPhee

"OLD GENEALOGISTS NEVER DIE - THEY JUST LOSE THEIR CENSUS"

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Re: Birth in Gourock, 1915
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 13 January 22 15:09 GMT (UK) »
Possibly coincidence but maybe worth checking out. On the SP Valuation Rolls for 1915 there is an Edward S Nicholson in Royal Street, Gourock (Parish of Inverkip).

In 1911 Census on SP an Edward 'Nicolson' aged 27 in Gourock.
Donegal - McIlwee, Sharkey, Brockens, Carr, McMenamin
Cavan/Leitrim - McGovern, McGourty, Murphy
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Dublin - Hill, Nugent
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Campbeltown - McMaster
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Re: Birth in Gourock, 1915
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 13 January 22 15:46 GMT (UK) »
Good finds Duncan!
Places of interest;
Lancashire, West Yorkshire, Southern Ireland, Scotland.

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Re: Birth in Gourock, 1915
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 13 January 22 21:27 GMT (UK) »
Thank you everyone.  I will get some SP credits.
Will I be able to see the Valuation Rolls using them, as well?
Iím not too familiar with Scottish records.

Linda

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Re: Birth in Gourock, 1915
« Reply #6 on: Friday 14 January 22 00:19 GMT (UK) »
I will get some SP credits.
Will I be able to see the Valuation Rolls using them, as well?

Hi Linda,

You can use your credits to view any downloadable info. be it BMDs, Census', VRs etc.

Each will show you the cost prior to viewing.

Annie
South Uist, Inverness-shire, Scotland:- Bowie, Campbell, Cumming, Currie

Ireland:- Cullen, Flannigan (Derry), Donahoe/Donaghue (variants) (Cork), McCrate (Tipperary), Mellon, Tol(l)and (Donegal & Tyrone)

Newcastle-on-Tyne/Durham (Northumberland):- Harrison, Jude, Kemp, Lunn, Mellon, Robson, Stirling

Kettering, Northampton:- MacKinnon

Canada:- Callaghan, Cumming, MacPhee

"OLD GENEALOGISTS NEVER DIE - THEY JUST LOSE THEIR CENSUS"

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Re: Birth in Gourock, 1915
« Reply #7 on: Friday 14 January 22 03:18 GMT (UK) »
I have bought some credits and the birth is my man!  I never would have thought to look in Scotland, other than the 1921 census showing thatís where he was born!
Edward Shaul is in the 1911 census as a lodger in Gourock, marine engineer, government worker, torpedo factory. So obviously there for work. He and Harriet marry on Christmas Day 1911, in Sunderland. She is from there so it makes sense. Son Edward is born in Gourock in 1915. Iím pretty sure Edward S. is also the one shown in the Valuation Roll.
By 1921 they are back in Sunderland living with Edwards father (my great grandfather). Sadly Edward is now out of work.
So many thanks to all who helped, and the moral of the story is when searching donít forget to ďbroaden your horizonsĒ!