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Janet Alexander Whyman 1920

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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 10 Nov 2012 09:40

Hi Trena,

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


Trena Report 11 Nov 2012 08:24

Cheers Anne.


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.



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???


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 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 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.