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14-11-2007, 2:45 AM
I have been trying for years to find information about John Wilson Lang whomwas born in Edinburgh c 1836 . On his death certificate John Lang was his father but mother was "unknown". Any ideas how I can find his mother . John w. Lang immigrated in 1862 and so far I haven't found him on a census.
I have been trying for years to find information about John Wilson Lang whomwas born in Edinburgh c 1836 . On his death certificate John Lang was his father but mother was "unknown". Any ideas how I can find his mother . John w. Lang immigrated in 1862 and so far I haven't found him on a census.Kevynne, have you ruled out the following entry in the 1841 census:
Reference: Parish: Edinburgh St Cuthberts; ED: 11; Year: 1841
Address: No. 18 Mid Arthur Pl, Edinburgh St. Cuthberts, Midlothian
-- John Laing 45 Bookbinder I born Midlothian Scotland
-- Euphemia Laing 40 born Scotland
-- Euphemia Laing 13 born Midlothian Scotland
-- John Laing 6 born Midlothian Scotland
-- William Laing 1 born Midlothian Scotland
Different spelling for Lang but that shouldn't deter you from considering this family.
I think the following must be the same Laing parents in 1851 although I'm not sure why the ages from 1841 don't match -- unless one or other set has been wrongly transcribed.
Reference: Parish: Duddingston; ED: 2; Line: 13; Year: 1851
Address: Roseville, Midlothian
-- John Laing Head 69 Retired Factor born Mortlach Banffshire
-- Mary Laing Wife 65 born Mortlach Banffshire
-- James Laing Son 40 Accountant born Edinburgh Midlothian
-- Euphemia Laing Daughter-in-law 32 born Edinburgh Midlothian
-- Margaret Brash Servant 30 House Servant born Abercorn Linlithgowshire
-- Mary Dempster Servant 21 House Servant born Dalmeny Linlithgowshire
And still on the same street as in 1841, the sons:
Reference: Parish: Edinburgh St Cuthberts; ED: 8; Line: 14; Year: 1851
Address: 5/1 Middle Arthur Pl
-- Andrew Porteous Head 37 House Carpenter born Edinr
-- Jemima Porteous Wife 26 born Edinr
-- Jemenmina Porteous Daughter 6 born Edinr
-- Marion Porteous Daughter 5 Day Scholar born St Cuthberts Edinr
-- Isabella Porteous Daughter 4 born Edinr
-- Mary Jenkinson H;d 23 Milliner born Edinburgh St Cuthberts
-- Wm Jenkinson Son 21 Printer Pressman born Edinr
-- Jean Jenkinson Daughter 18 Daughter Milliner born Edinr
-- Alice Jenkinson Daughter 16 Milliner born Edinr
-- Margaret Jenkinson Daughter 9 Day Scholar born Edinr
-- John Laing Brother-in-law 15 Plumbers App born Edinr
-- William Laing Brother-in-law 11 Day Scholar born Edinr
I don't know what "H'd" stands for re Mary Jenkinson's relationship to the head of the household. There appears to be something screwy about the stated relationships of all the Jenkinsons to Andrew Porteous.
Anyway, hope this helps in some way.
Ah, looking further -- at the 1861 and 1871 censuses -- I don't think this is your man: Living at 18 Mid Arthur Pl is John Bruce Laing with wife Sophia Jeffrey. [References: Parish: Edinburgh St Cuthberts; ED: 59; Line: 8; Year: 1861 and Parish: Edinburgh St Cuthberts; ED: 49; Line: 19; Year: 1871]
Have you seen this?
Reference: Parish: Edinburgh St Bernard; ED: 15; Year: 1841
Address: 12 Hermitage Place, Midlothian
-- John Lain [possibly a mistranscription of Laing/Lang] 45 Butter born England
-- Helen Lain 35 born England
-- Grace Lain 10 born Midlothian Scotland
-- John Lain 6 born Midlothian Scotland
-- Helen Lain 3 born Midlothian Scotland
-- Alexander Lain 10 mo
-- William Lain 10 mo born Midlothian Scotland
23-07-2009, 2:40 AM
I have some information on this family, if you are still interested. Let me know if you need it.
23-09-2009, 7:40 AM
Thank you. I am very interested to know what information you have about this family.
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