View Full Version : ELIZABETH ROBERTSON...NEE GLENN B/10 DEC.1814
15-03-2008, 12:05 PM
|help|I am stuck for Death information on Elizabeth Robertson -(nee Glen.- daughter of Thomas Glen and Elizabeth Burton) Married to Edward Robertson on 6th Nov.1845 South Leith.
I don't seem to be able to find it anywhere, so maybe someone has, or can find, the information that they can pass onto me.
17-03-2008, 6:49 PM
The IGI shows only two children for Edward Robertson and Elizabeth Glen:
Elizabeth 1848 South Leith
Margaret 1853 Leith (LDS member submitted entry)
Do you have any trace of the family in Scotland after 1853? I can't see them in the 1861 census.
Perhaps Elizabeth died 1853 after birthing Margaret and before statutory registration started in Scotland.
21-03-2008, 12:05 PM
Thank You Mary. Found the family... also Edward's death and the death of Elizabeth Glen as well .
SO...Edward B/1821... BIRTH is proving to be a problem, No one can find him, on OPR, IGI, Scotlandspeople etc.
Also it was pointed out to me..For records prior to 1855 one did not have to register a Birth ! Makes it a bit of a ???
I do not know who his parents are.... His Death Cert is so unclear. The Mother is Margaret More, but the Father ??? Looks a bit like Ken or somehing similar and of three letters. Starting with either a K or R...
It was suggested that maybe he could be Episcopalian, and POSSIBLY could be found the records in the University of Aberdeen Archives. OR..the Leith Episcopal records which are at the National Archives of Scotland in Edinburgh. Edward's birth may be there. I wonder if anyone visits either, could do a look up to see if he is there ? Do you think that it is worth a try???
21-03-2008, 5:17 PM
I'm so glad you found death registrations, that's a leap forward!
Yes it is a pity that Scotland was 20 years behind England in starting statutory registration of births, marriages and deaths.
However, the upside is the amount of information you get from the post-1855 Scottish registers!!
Is there a reason to suppose Edward Robertson was baptised Episcopalian rather than R.C. or C.of S.? If not, it's more likely the family were C. of S. but (for whatever reason) he wasn't christened / he was christened and the record is missing, like a sizeable minority before 1855. Note also that at least one of them was C.of S. when they married in 1845.
13-04-2008, 2:48 PM
I now have a Proclamation of Marriage for Edward 1821 to Elizabeth Glen.
He a Bottlemaker, residing @ no.2. Salamander St Leith. Parish of Sth Leith at the Parish Church of Sth Leith. Nov 6. 1845, but it does not give a hint of his father... Dead Stop again !|banghead|
I did find a Margaret Moore birth record on LDS..as 12 Sept 1801, daughter of Robert Moore/Janet Borland...I wonder if she could be the COLOR="red"]Margaret More (without the "o")[/COLOR][/COLOR]
Oh dear.. How do you people survive all this researching ?|oopsredfa It leaves me quite bewildered !
No doubt about it, you are a lot of angels.|nopity|
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