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John Rae

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Jill Report 18 Nov 2012 11:10

A John Rae born in Scotland c1884 emigrated to USA in 1908- 1909 can anyone give me any info please. Jill


Potty Report 18 Nov 2012 11:14

Do you know any more about him? His parent's names? Was he married when he emigrated? His occupation? There are over 30 John Raes with a YOB 1883-1885 on the 1901 Scottish census.


MarieCeleste Report 18 Nov 2012 11:38

There are also a few John Rae's of that age emigrating to USA around that time.

You really must tell us what else you know so we can trace the right person. At the very least which part of Scotland he was from.


mgnv Report 18 Nov 2012 19:28

In US 1920, there's only 1 John Rae of the approx right age (32) with pob=Scotland.
He immig 1910, wife Sadie a year later and son John (a=7) a year after that - this timeline doesn't make sense to me.

Magnify 4 clicks, then save image:


jax Report 18 Nov 2012 19:43


You have at least two other posts about this...could you please stick to the one


Please reply on the threads rather than private messages as after a month I have no idea what I have replied to


MarieCeleste Report 24 Nov 2012 14:38

From new thread:

I know I have put this request in before buy I now have some more info on him.
He lived at 14 cooper Street lieth Midlothian with his father john and mother Mary He was born 1888c and in 1911 he wasn't at that address I think he went to sea or emigrated not sure Canada or USA


MarieCeleste Report 24 Nov 2012 14:40

Posted by K on the other thread:

First name(s): John
Last name: RAE
Calculated year of birth: 1886
Parish of birth: N Leith
Town of birth: Leith
County of birth: Midlothian
Age at attestation: 18 years 10 months
Attestation date: 31 August 1904
Attestation corps: 3RD ROYAL SCOTS
Attestation soldier number: 9972
Discharge rank:
Discharge corps: Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment) - 1st Foot
Discharge soldier number:
The National Archives reference: WO96 / 8 / 139

Home address listed as 14 Cooper St Leith


MarieCeleste Report 24 Nov 2012 14:44

1901 for reference:

RAE, John Head Married M 36 1865 Seaman Mercht S? Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
RAE, Mary Wife Married F 38 1863 Strichan, Aberdeenshire
RAE, John Son Single M 14 1887 Scholar St Cuthberts, Edinburghshire

Piece: 692 Folio: 9 Page: 7
Registration District: North Leith
Civil Parish: Leith

Address: 14, Couper Street, Leith County: Midlothian


MarieCeleste Report 24 Nov 2012 14:52

On the attestation papers that Kay posted it looks like John snr was his stepfather.

John jnr was a foreman for a Mr Pearson at Leith Docks when he attested.

The records state that he joined the Royal Navy on 7 March 1906.