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Janet Alexander Whyman 1920

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Anne Report 16 Mar 2013 14:46

Thank you Trena and Rootgatherer for your help, it's much appreciated. It's really interesting to find out that William and Janet did not get divorced until 1981 - we found a marriage record for William and Agnes in 1945. My mother in law - who is Janet and William's daughter will be very interested to hear of this :-D Pity we are still struggling to find out what happened to Janet. We have just discovered that Janet's brother Charles Haldane Whyman died only last year in Cornwall.

Thanks again for your help and hopefully the divorce papers will help.



rootgatherer Report 16 Mar 2013 11:50

I hope they prove helpful. It would be great if you can let us know how you get on.

If you are going to Edinburgh to look at the divorce records, you will need to order them in advance as they are stored offsite. You can order copies by post and they will give you an estimate of the cost by email.

Hope this helps.


Anne Report 16 Mar 2013 09:36


Thank you so much for this information. We still haven't managed to trace Janet Alexander Whyman, but I will definitely get the divorce records now. Thank you for this.


rootgatherer Report 5 Mar 2013 22:18

Do you have her divorce records? They may have an address on them?

Reference Title Date
CS258 Court of Session: Unextracted Processes, 4th arrangement 1935-1994
CS258/1981 Unextracted Processes, 4th arrangement - 1981 1981

Country code GB
Repository code 234
Repository National Records of Scotland
Reference CS258/1981/12947
Title William Quinn v Janet Alexander Whyman or Quinn: Divorce
Dates 1981 <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Access status Open

Location Off site

Level Item

Not sure how William could have re-married in 1945???


Trena Report 5 Mar 2013 20:02


Did you ever find your correct family member? Was there a REIDFORD connection? So far, research has shown all Scottish & English REIDFORDs are related.



Trena Report 11 Nov 2012 08:24

Cheers Anne.


Anne Report 10 Nov 2012 09:40

Hi Trena,

Thank you for this, but unfortunately it's not the lady we are looking for.


Trena Report 9 Nov 2012 06:16

James REIDFORD & Jane Alexander QUINN are in my family tree. James is a 1C to my mother (ms REIDFORD). I know Jane died in Lochgelly Fife in 1988, but not entirely certain about James. I think he has as well. Family relocated to NRY when coal industry went into decline in Fife.

I'm in touch with their 4 children, who are my 2C, plus grandchildren. Several grandchildren are on my Face Book friends' list.

Jane was born in 1921 & ms was QUINN. Her father was Hugh QUINN & Margaret ALEXANDER.. I dpn't have a birth place for Jane, but she & James REIDFORD married in 1947 at Somerville Church, Posilpark Glasgow. First child born Springburn Glasgow, next 2 in Kirkcaldy Fife, 4th at Lochore Fife.

Hope to hear back from you & how you relate to Jane's & James' children.



Anne Report 17 Feb 2012 23:55

I have looked at our records again and there is a birth for a Janet Alexander Quinn born 1921 in Glasgow who married a James Reidford in 1947 - it's not the Janet we're looking for as she was born in Edinburgh.


Anne Report 17 Feb 2012 23:28


Thank you for your help. Yes, we will definitely progress that - I did see a record of that death while I was searching, but felt that because her maiden name wasn't mentioned that it couldn'd have been the lady we are looking for. I'm no expert though!

Thank you Shirley, we really would like to know one way or another :-)

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 17 Feb 2012 23:17

I would get the marriage cert to see if its her.

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 17 Feb 2012 23:16

depends whether the informant knew her maiden name was Wyman. That Janet was 67 when she died so born c1921 which ties with a c1920 birth depending when her birthday was in the year .

I really think that's her

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 17 Feb 2012 23:13

:-D :-D :-D


Anne Report 17 Feb 2012 23:13

Hi Shirley,

Would it be usual for her first married name to be recorded as "other name" on her death certificate when she died as her maiden surname was Whyman?

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 17 Feb 2012 23:10

I only had a few credits to view the transcripts BUT for those years you have to order the certs anyway


Anne Report 17 Feb 2012 23:09

Hi Reggie,

We have managed to find the record of William Quinn's marriage to Agnes Marshall in 1945, 5 years after William married Janet Alexander Whyman. Yes, we have searched the records in both surnames. It's a real mystery!

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 17 Feb 2012 23:07

her death

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 17 Feb 2012 23:04

As she was divorced she may well have moved out of the area to Glasgow

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 17 Feb 2012 23:02

this looks a good possibility



Anne Report 17 Feb 2012 23:02

Apologies Shirley, I meant Michael Redmond.