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Scotts Family, Fauldhouse, West Lothian, Scotland

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KateScottThomas

KateScottThomas Report 6 Dec 2012 00:55

Hello everyone,

Im on the last line of grandparent enquiry now, but am struggling a great deal. (as usual). Ok so here we go.......

My grandfather was George Muir Scott, known as Jock. He was born around 1929, some where around fauldhouse, west lothian. He died in Fauldhouse in august 1999. I know this to be a fact. He never married my nan but she took his name. Her name was Pauline Grantham. She already had three girls with her previous husband, Donald Hortop. George and Pauline had my mother.

Now im not sure if Muir was his middle name or part of his surname. It is believed that Muir was his mother's maiden name, but i do not know if this is fact or family rumour I also believe her first name was Norah. My mother didnt remember her name as she was only known to her grandchildren as Granny. I have no clue as to his father. But i do know he had several siblings. Mostly brothers and at least one sister. I know one of his brothers had three girls. two with one woman, they lived and are living in fauldhouse. And the other with someone else. I know this third girl now lives in america but am not sure if she grew up there or not. I believe one of my grandad's brothers to be called John. It might also be their father's name but im only guessing with that.

I have spent the last week searching through this site to find anything on my scottish family, but have had no luck. Could anyone please help me at all?

Thanks so much everyone.

All the best,

Katy x

brummiejan

brummiejan Report 6 Dec 2012 01:06

Katy, are you aware of the Scotland's People site? This is a pay-per-view site where you can search for Scottish BMD's.
Jan

KateScottThomas

KateScottThomas Report 6 Dec 2012 01:15

No i wasnt, thank you, i'll take a look at that. Thank you

rootgatherer

rootgatherer Report 6 Dec 2012 15:50

????

Name: Nora Muir
Age: 7
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1894
Relationship: Daur (Daughter)
Father's Name: Andrew Muir
Mother's Name: Margaret Muir
Gender: Female
Where born: f'house, Linlithgowshire
Registration number: 673/2
Registration district: Fauldhouse
Civil parish: Whitburn
County: West Lothian
Address: Greenburn Burnfoot Cott
Occupation: Scholar
ED: 3
Household schedule number: 51
Line: 6
Roll: CSSCT1901_359
Household Members:
Name Age
Andrew Muir 44 Coal Miner, b. Cape of Good Hope
Margaret Muir 47
Andrew Muir 19
Thomas Muir 13
Maggie Muir 10
Nora Muir 7
William Muir 3


Apart from Andrew, the others were born in Fauldhouse

George's death certificate will give his parents names including his mother's maiden surname if the informant knew the details.

KateScottThomas

KateScottThomas Report 6 Dec 2012 16:06

A scottish cousin i never knew about messaged me on finding out im creating a family tree. He has told me that those are my great grandparents names. Although he said he was sure if John had a middle name or not. Thank you for this info, i will see if my cousin knows or has heard of any of these people.

Thank you again.

All the best

Katy x

rootgatherer

rootgatherer Report 6 Dec 2012 16:21

1891

Name: Andrew Muir
Age: 33
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1858
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Margaret Muir
Gender: Male
Where born: Colony, Cape
Registration number: 673/2
Registration district: Fauldhouse
Civil parish: Whitburn
County: West Lothian
Address: Sheephousehill
Occupation: Coal Miner
ED: 5
Household schedule number: 25
Line: 12
Roll: CSSCT1891_328
Household Members:
Name Age
Andrew Muir 33
Margaret Muir 32
Andrew Muir 9
Janet Muir 8
Eliza Muir 6
Thomas Muir 3
Margaret Muir 8 Mo


1881

Name: Andrew Muir
Age: 23
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1858
Relationship: Son
Father's Name: Andrew Muir
Mother's Name: Eliza Muir
Gender: Male
Where born: Hope, Cape of Good
Registration number: 673/2
Registration district: Fauldhouse
Civil parish: Whitburn
County: West Lothian
Address: Main St
Occupation: Coal Miner
ED: 3
Household schedule number: 30
Line: 21
Roll: cssct1881_274
Household Members:
Name Age
Andrew Muir 61, Joiner & Pensioner, b. Ayrshire, Ocheltree
Eliza Muir 44 b. Ireland
Andrew Muir 23
George Muir 15 b. England
Henry Muir 13 b. England
Alex Muir 10 b. Whitburn, West Lothian
David Muir 6 b. Fauldhouse, Linlithgowshire

Alex. or David's birth certificate will give the date and place of the parents' marriage.

1871

Name: Andrew Muir
Age: 14
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1857
Relationship: Son
Father's Name: Andrew Muir
Mother's Name: Eliza Muir
Gender: Male
Where born: Hope, Cape of Good
Registration number: 673
Registration district: Whitburn
Civil parish: Whitburn
County: West Lothian
Address: Clough Road
Occupation: Worker In Iron Worker
ED: 4
Household schedule number: 59
Line: 7
Roll: CSSCT1871_153
Household Members:
Name Age
Andrew Muir 48
Eliza Muir 33
Hannora Muir 16 b. Ireland
Andrew Muir 14
John Thomas Muir 13 b. England
James William Muir 10 b. England
Eliza Ann Muir 9 b. Ireland
George Muir 5
Henry Muir 4
Alexander Muir 12days

Dougieb1

Dougieb1 Report 6 Dec 2012 20:26

George Muir Scott was born in Fauldhouse,West Lothian in 1929.
You would have to apply to Edinburgh to get a Birth Certificate for George.
A John Scott married a Norah Muir in Fauldhouse in 1926.
I will send on a copy of their marriage certificate directly to you.

Regards,

Dougie

Reggie

Reggie Report 6 Dec 2012 21:40

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