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    It's a mistake but I'm assuming it's meant to be...

    It's a mistake but I'm assuming it's meant to be Rutty or it's too much of a coincidence. That probably is the marriage - their first son Samuel was born the next year.
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    Thanks, Pam. I don't have the certificates as...

    Thanks, Pam. I don't have the certificates as they are quite distant relatives. And I'm yet to explore the earlier censuses. From her marriage record, her father was Patrick.
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    I don't have the certificates as they are quite...

    I don't have the certificates as they are quite distant relatives. I was just fascinated with the complexity of working out who was who.

    I could understand an informant getting it wrong once, but...
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    Yes - that's her. It's a Catholic baptism so the...

    Yes - that's her. It's a Catholic baptism so the names are Latinised.
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    I don't have the certificates as they are quite...

    I don't have the certificates as they are quite distant relatives. I was just fascinated with the complexity of working out who was who.

    I could understand an informant getting it wrong once, but...
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    Thanks everyone for your replies. Food for...

    Thanks everyone for your replies. Food for thought. I'll answer some individually. Cheers, Mike
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    Why register birth with wrong maiden name?

    A puzzler. I was unpicking a complicated family - a man with two marriages and at least nine children - when I found three of the children to his first marriage were registered with mother's maiden...
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    Sorry for the delay responding - work getting in...

    Sorry for the delay responding - work getting in the way.

    Thanks, everyone, for your replies. That does look to be it - this is column 5 and there is some amendment to Peterhead with a notation: ...
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    Deciphering margin entry

    I am unable to decipher a margin entry for a Scottish marriage in 1897. It was an irregular marriage - by declaration, witnessed by two family members, but had a warrant. Link to entry:
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    Snap! :)
  11. I found it - just through the GRO. I've sent for...

    I found it - just through the GRO. I've sent for the certificate, though their option boxes don't quite fit the index. Many thanks again, Mike
  12. Thanks, Megan and Pamela. Jessie S Morrison turns...

    Thanks, Megan and Pamela. Jessie S Morrison turns up in the 1911 Scotland census as a granddaughter, and later as Jessie S Fenton, informant for her aunt's death. I am trying to work out whether her...
  13. Jack Fenton Jessie Morrison, married in Iran

    Jack and Jessie married about 1931-35 in Iran, which is recorded in British nationals married overseas 1818-2005. Does anyone have access to this record? Kind regards, Mike
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    Thanks very much to you both. I doubt I'd ever...

    Thanks very much to you both. I doubt I'd ever have found it without your help.

    I'm beginning to question my sanity - one of my searches had to bring that up but I'm confident it didn't. Or am I...
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    Where has this whole family gone?

    I am researching the Brindle/McNamara family. Marriage:

    Name: Robert Henry Brindle
    Gender: Male
    Marriage Date: 24 Sep 1887
    Marriage Place: Saint Nicholas, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland,...
  16. Sorry for the delay replying - been away last...

    Sorry for the delay replying - been away last week.

    Thanks to both of you - I'd not thought of Stevedore and Longshoreman. I'll check out the Port of Tyne website too.

    Regards, Mike
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    Marvellous - you're a star!

    Marvellous - you're a star!
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    Thanks again for taking the time to look. I've...

    Thanks again for taking the time to look.

    I've just written to Scotlands People to ask if they know what it means.
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    Thanks, Lesley. Maurice is not a family name and...

    Thanks, Lesley. Maurice is not a family name and he did not use Morice/Maurice in two later records. He moves to Canada in 1853 then disappears from records.
  20. Abbrevs. in an obituary notice Newcastle U/T

    My great grandfather 1866 died in 1904 in Newcastle Upon Tyne. His obituary refers to "members of TWAss, STa and LUn". Anyone know what these stand for? He was a waterman for much of his life but an...
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    Hi, Lesley. Many apologies for not replying...

    Hi, Lesley.

    Many apologies for not replying sooner - I've only just seen the email notification that you wrote to me. There are two other Munros in the entry, but they look very distinct from the...
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    My first thought was bombardier RN, which didn't...

    My first thought was bombardier RN, which didn't make sense. But RA does. A very good possibility. He appears to have been very good at reinventing himself so it is not beyond him! I wonder what his...
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    Born 1867. The marriage is 1890. His occupation...

    Born 1867. The marriage is 1890. His occupation is only on one England census as a coal miner in 1901. Emigrated to US in 1905 - where he was blacksmith (x2). It is very likely he was using an...
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    Deciphering handwriting - help please

    I'm not sure where to post this, so here goes. I'm struggling to decipher handwriting on a marriage certificate for the huisband's occupation. I'd really appreciate any help you can offer. The link...
  25. A Dictionary of Scottish Emigrants to Canada

    Does anyone have a copy of Whyte Donald, A dictionary of scottish emigrants to canada before confederation Vol 3 and could do a look-up for me?

    With thanks in advance, Mike
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