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Emma Report 26 May 2010 17:20


Marriage of James Letson - Margaret Borthwick

5 November 1886
24 Forsyth Street, Greenock
After banns according to the forms of the Church of Scotland.
James Letson - Sugarhouse Labourer (Bachelor)
23/25 Years Old
14 Mill Street, Greenock
Father - William Letson - Labouerer
Mother - Jane Letson m/s Devlin
Margaret Borthwick (Spinster)
21 Years Old
103 Drumbstar? Road, Greenock
Father - George Borthwick - Railway Blacksman?
Mother - Mary Borthwick m/s Campbell
Witnesses - George Fairgrieves & Mary Borthwick



Emma Report 26 May 2010 17:42


There is no births for a John Tassie in Scotland in 1795 but between the years 1785 -1905 there is ...

John Tassie
19 June 1788
Father - John Tassie
Mother - Margaret Sharp

John Tassie
13 January 1791
Father - Robert Tassie
Mother - Agnes Gault

John Tassie
Father - William Tassie
Mother - Janet Smith

John Tassie
Father - James Tassie
Mother - Margaret Slater
Cathcart – Lanark

John Tassie
Father - John Tassie
Mother - Maren Greenshields
Douglas - Lanark

John Tassie
Father - Robert Tassie
Mother - Elizabeth Cochran
Abbey - Renfrew

John Tassie
Father - Alexander Tassie
Mother - Ann Lang
Eastwood - Lanark

You may be able to fit it in with children's names? or even grandchildrens names - they usually use the same names over and over.

I've also had a look for a marriage for a John Tassie between 1810 - 1833 .. there is 2 that comes up ..

John Tassie
Jean Wallace
30 May 1812

John Tassie
Magdalen Owen
30 July 1814

If you find out any more information i'll give it a shot but unfortunately because you don't have much to go on the info i've given you is pretty much all I can just now.

Have you got his death? His wife's name may be on that?

I had a check for deaths for both of the woman ..

Magdalen - there is no deaths in Scotland for a Magdalen Tassie between 1814 and 1833 or a Magdalen Owen.

There is a death for a Janet Tassie but it says she is 73 years old - which doesnt quite add up with him .

Hope this helps - if even just slightly.



James Report 26 May 2010 17:51

Hi Emma,
Hoping you can find the birth records of Rosemary Keen born Glasgow between 1945-1950 to James Keen & Mary Lynch. Also for a possible death of their daughter Catherine b.11 May 1948. I believe she may have died in infancy.

Thanks in advance, Jim


Emma Report 26 May 2010 18:52


The birth of Rosemary Keen is too recent to be seen online as they need to be over 100 years old but there is a death ..

Catherine Josephine Keen
20 May 1948
2h 15m PM
133 Salomacle? Road, Glasgow
9 days
Father - James Flynn Keen - Bus Conductor
Mother - Mary Ellen Keen previously Elliot m/s Lynch
Cause of Death - Gastroenteritis
Registered by James Keen - Father



Shaun Report 26 May 2010 19:10

hi emma am new to this so was wondering if you had the time could you search for a person for me please. if you got the time please let me know and i will forward the details on to you .
many thanks shaun


Frank Report 26 May 2010 20:23

Hi Emma,
Thanks for the offer. I have a James MacQuhae born about 1812 in Scotland,possibly in Kirkcudbrightshire. His father may have been a Robert MacQuhae,but that is all I know. Is that enough information to look up?Thanks Wendy


Elaine Report 26 May 2010 20:43

Hi Emma

thanks for your kind offer
is it possible for you to look up the deaths for
john keane and bridget joyce they married in glasgow in 1907
john was born in ireland in 1884 bridget 1886 not sure where she was born.
they had a daughter born in bridge of weir renfrewshire 1909
most appreciated


Emma Report 26 May 2010 20:59


Yes I have time to help.

Give me as much information as you can as this will make things easier to find.




Emma Report 26 May 2010 21:12


I've had a look for a birth but all I can find is 2 MacQuhae's born between 1800 - 1820 in the whole of Scotland.

Ann MacQuhae
10 May 1807
Father - James MacQuhae
Mother - Ann Fisher

Janet MacQuhae
23 July 1809
Father - James MacQuhae
Mother - Ann Fisher

I changed the surname to McQuhae to see if it had maybe been mis-spelled ..

James McQuhae
17 November 1802
Father - James McQuhae
Mother - No Mother Named

James McQuhae
19 April 1807
Father - James McQuhae
Mother - Agnes McGuie

Jean McQuhae
23 September 1820
Father - George Steadman McQuhae
Mother - Elisabeth Raphel

John McQuhae
29 August 1816
Father - John McQuhae
Mother - Nicholas McCubbin

Margaret McQuhae
22 September 1811
Father - James McQuhae
Mother - Isabella Hutton

William McQuhae
12 August 1809
Father - James McQuhae
Mother - Isabella Hutton

William McQuhae
4 May 1819
Father - Robert McQuhae
Mother - Agnes Blair

Sorry it's not much help but it may give you a small lead from something?



Emma Report 26 May 2010 21:19


There is a death for a John Keane in Greenock in 1972 aged 82 - but because the death is too recent it would need to be looked up at Register House in Edinburgh.

I can't seem to find a death for a Bridget - but once you see John's death you'll be able to see if she died before or after him..



Chris in Sussex

Chris in Sussex Report 26 May 2010 21:21


Thank you so much for all the info for John Tassie.

Knowing so little about this man the info gives me something to explore :-)

Thank you again


Elaine Report 26 May 2010 21:29

Hi Emma

thank you so much for your time,if i go to Edinburgh i will look it up.
It is possible they went to Ireland

A Lancashire

A Lancashire Report 26 May 2010 22:07

Thanks Emma
Those Twinames were spot on, you are a star !!!


James Report 26 May 2010 22:15

Thanks for your help. Recently made contact with James Keen nieces and they had no knowledge of Catherine. Your info explains why



Emma Report 26 May 2010 23:13


Birth ..

James William Wolfe
4 April 1872
6h 15m AM
1 Bowanshall Place, Leith
Father - Charles Wolfe - Engine fumer? (journeyman)
Mother - Mary Manshall
Registered by Charles Wolfe - Father & Mary Manshall - Mother

I've tried to look for a marriage now that I have her maiden name but nothing comes up.



Linda Report 27 May 2010 00:01

Emma, you're a star! Many thanks, I'll be able to order copies of these certificates now....Linda


AmazingGrace08 Report 27 May 2010 06:30

Hi Emma,

Wondering if you would please have any time to assist me.

I have been trying (unsuccessfully) to locate the death of a Thomas Smith Marshall, who was born 9 January 1883 in Montrose, Angus to William Marshall and Helen Hutcheon.

I have traced him on both the 1891 and 1901 census returns where he was residing with his parents at 5 Commerce Street, Montrose and employed as a Blacksmiths Apprentice.

He seems to have dissappeared after that and I've not been able to trace him since!

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Kind regards



Maurice Report 27 May 2010 07:32

Hi Emma,

If i may take up your kind offer is it possible you may be able to find two births for me.

James Munro abt 1853
Helen Munro abt 1855 (various spellings of christian name)
Their parents were Robert Munro and Bathia Murray
they were married on the 26 may 1853 in Old Machar Aberdeen,
a witness was William Munro.

Two of their children were born in Aberdeen Isabella 1856 and Robert 1858 which i have certificates for.

If you do find the births could i pm you my email please for the certs.
Any help would be greatly appreciated ,thank you.

Regards and best wishes.


Heather Report 27 May 2010 07:45

Hi Emma,
Thank you for the offer. I'm not familiar with Scotlands People but you will know if this is a wild goose chase or not. I have a Robert Ingram in Co Antrim Ireland B-circa 1816. Any records that may have told me more have been destroyed but I thought he just may have been born in Scotland, perhaps Ayrshire. Following the scottish naming pattern his father would have been John.
Thanks for hearing this out...Heather


Emma Report 27 May 2010 08:49


I've had a look for a death off a Thomas Marshall but because the name is so popular there are lots of them - none around the same sort of area you said he was born tho - I've also had a quick check on ancestry and nobody on there seems to have him either.

Sorry I couldn't be much help