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    My name is Linda. I started my family search about 4 years ago. A newbie compared to many people.
    My parents reside in Australia.
    On my Dads side Jennings ,Steer from what Iíve found so far-Cornwall
    On my mums side Valentine,Foreman,Webster,Donaldson,inksater,Robin son,Beaton,Watson-Dundee,Orkney
    I know a lot of names. Itís like putting a big jigsaw puzzle together.
    I have many questions and love to find out about their lives -not just all names and dates.
    At the moment the puzzle piece Iím working on is
    Beaton.
    Francis Beaton abt1843
    Isabella WATSON abt 1841
    son-Alex Watson Beaton abt 1865
    David Beaton 1874
    Francis Beaton 1876
    Ritchie 1880
    Jessie Doig Beaton 1880 ( My great grandmother) married to George Edgar Robinson 1913
    Trying to find an other siblings and spouses
    Hope to get help,with my puzzle.

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    Welcome to the British-Gebealogy forums Linda
    Just to give those wanting to help some background on the Beaton family this is the1881 Scotand census. I only have access to the transcriptions, not the original image so can't check the birthplace of Alexander Watson Beaton as being France.
    1881
    Frank Beaton Head38 Mason born Dundee, Forfarshire (Angus), Scotland
    Isabella Beaton Wife 38 Montrose, Forfarshire (Angus), Scotland
    Alex Watson Beaton Son Unmarried 16 Toundry Yard France
    David Beaton Son 6 Dundee, Forfarshire (Angus),
    Frank Beaton Son 3 Glasgow, Lanarkshire
    Ritchie Beaton Son 1 Dundee, Forfarshire (Angus)

    There is a large gap between the birth of Alex Watson Beaton 16 and David 6. Is this a second marriage for Frank (Francis I wonder.
    Do you use ScotlandsPeople - a pay per view site . Scottish Statutory records are usually very informative.

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    Ok, I had 6 credits floating about so took a look at Francis and Isabella's marriage certificate. He is age 21 and a bachelor, she a spinster age 28. (so she told porkies on the census)
    The marriage is 5 Nov 1873 at 49 Castle St Dundee, so the birth of Alexander Watson Beaton was well before this. I wonder if he is Isabella's illegitimate son and has taken Francis' surname?
    Frank's father is Donald Beaton, yarn bleacher and his mother Eliza Beaton nee Thompson. Isabella's father is Alexander Watson, Mill ?? and mother Isabella Watson nee Sharp.
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    Another census wuth the birthplace of Alexander as France.
    1891
    Lilybank Road Dundee
    Frank Beaton Head 40 Mason Forfarshire (Angus),
    Isabella Beaton Wife 48-Forfarshire (Angus),
    Alexander Watson Son Unmarried 25 Ship Rivetter, France (using the Watson surname)
    Frank Beaton Son Unmarried 15 Shipyard Labourer, Lanarkshire
    Ritchie Beaton Son Unmarried 12 Scholar Forfarshire (Angus)
    Jessie Doig Beaton Daughter 5 Forfarshire (Angus)

    Looking at the marriage cert Francis born 1852, if the age of 21 is correct, so he is giving the wrong age in 1881 and Isabella is giving nearer to her correct age on the censuses.

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    Thank you so much for the information.
    The date of birth of Alex Watson Beaton confused me. That would be a good explanation. I cannot find his death.
    The 1891 C has Isabella as 48 and Frank as 40-so a more accurate Census
    Thank you for finding Franks parents for me. Iím on real limited funds and the kindness of others is greatly appreciated.
    In the 1891 C there is no David. Could he have been married by then! or dead!
    I found a Frank Beaton marrying a Margaret Stewart in 1905. Dieing in 1945,Dundee !!!!!
    Ritchie born in 1880 and dieing in 1935.
    Not sure if there are more children

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    This looks like Frank in 1861
    Nursery Lane, Brechin Forfarshire

    Eliza Beaton Head Widow 31 Bleachfield Worker Dundee, Forfarshire (Angus),
    Janet Beaton Daughter-10 Flax Mill Worker Monifieth, Forfarshire (Angus),
    Francis Beaton Son-8 Scholar Dundee, Forfarshire (Angus),
    Helen Beaton Daughter-6 Scholar Panbride, Forfarshire (Angus),
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    1851
    Barnhill Links, Monifieth
    Donald Beaton Head Married 28 Bleacher WeatherRoss & Cromarty,
    Elizabeth Beaton Wife Married 21 Wife Of Bleacher Dundee, Forfarshire (Angus),
    Jessie Beaton Daughter age 0 1851-Monifieth, Forfarshire (Angus),

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    This is the marriage of Donald and Eliza without paying for credits. of course it doesn't give parents' names but as it is a Church register it is not known what information would be on the original anyway. It is only the Statutory registers from 1855 on that give standard information


    BEATON
    DONALD
    ELIZA THOMSON/
    09/06/1850
    310/
    60 315
    Monifieth

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    1901
    Watson Street Dundee
    Frank Beaton Head 49 Mason Dundee, Forfarshire (Angus)
    Isabella Beaton Wife Married 59 Montrose, Forfarshire (Angus)
    Richard Beaton Son Single 21 Seaman Dundee, Forfarshire (Angus)
    Jessie Beaton Daughter Single 14 Jute Factory Works Dundee, Forfarshire (Angus)

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    Thank you so much. I have much more information now to help in my search.
    I have Jessie Beaton marrying George Edgar Robinson in 1913
    Children
    Isabella Beaton 1913(my grandmother) married Walter Valentine in 1934. They migrated to Australia in 1951
    George Edgar 1917. Died in Kirkcaldy in 1943
    Frances Beaton 1918-1919
    Jessie Beaton 1918-1961
    Alexander Watson 1920-
    Stewart Beaton-1927
    I always thought that my grandmother had more siblings

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