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Thoughts on solving this mystery ?

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GlasgowLass

GlasgowLass Report 23 Jan 2013 16:55

Barry,
You got there before me
I had to go out fo a while and as soon as left the PC. it occurred to me that both boys were probably born to the same mother!

Margaret

Margaret Report 23 Jan 2013 16:31

Thank you everyone. You have been absolute gems. I appreciate all your efforts.

Barry

Barry Report 23 Jan 2013 16:30

According to the 1851 census attached to William Elliott / Margaret Dalgliesh tree on Ancestry John Calvert and William Blaylock are both sons of Catherine Elliott
Catherine married a Joseph Blaylock - no date given
Curiously . on the 1841 census there is a N K Calvert aged 3 months but it can't be John because its a girl
(N K ? not known/not yet named ?)
There are other daughters to William and Margaret
Anna b 1802
Martha b 1804
Jean b1813

Margaret

Margaret Report 23 Jan 2013 15:55

Brilliant Chris Ho - many many thanks.

Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 23 Jan 2013 15:41

(other Death)
Registration Number Last Name Given Name(s) Father's Given Name(s) Mother's Given Name(s)

41317/1974 BLAYLOCK MARGARET JOSEPHINE MARY DANIEL MEIKLE CATHERINE

Chris :)

GlasgowLass

GlasgowLass Report 23 Jan 2013 15:39

Margaret,
Follow the father from the Edinburgh census . He was born in Dumfriesshire.
This is him as a child at the home of his grandparents.
There is another grandson in the house called John Calvert.

This suggests 2 Elliott daughters somewhere
One became a Blaylock the other Calvert
1851 Scotland Census about John Calvert
Name: John Calvert
Age: 10
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1841
Relationship: Grandson
Mother's Name: Catherine Elliott
Gender: Male
Where born: Canonbie, Dumfriesshire
Parish Number: 814
Civil parish: Canonbie
County: Dumfriesshire
Address: Thorniewhats
ED: 6
Page: 11 (click to see others on page)
Household schedule number: 42
Line: 16
Roll: CSSCT1851_205
Household Members:
Name Age
William Elliott 73
Margaret Elliott 70
Jane Elliott 35
Catherine Elliott 33
John Calvert 10 Grandson
William Blaylock 6 grandson
Margaret Elliott 2 grand daughter
Jonathon Stell 1 grandson
Thomas Mccorquodale 1 visitor

Gins

Gins Report 23 Jan 2013 15:37

Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922
about Margaret J M Mitchell
Name: Margaret J M Mitchell
Birth Date: 1896
Father's Name: Daniel M Mitchell
Mother's Name: Catherine W
Birth Place: New South Wales
Registration Year: 1896
Registration Place: St Peters, New South Wales
Registration number: 34734

Margaret

Margaret Report 23 Jan 2013 15:36

Thank you for that death link. I had tried that but only put in date from 1958 till - and left that blank. It came up with nothing !! I obviously havn't got the knack !! Thank you also for the marriage details. I am going to ring my cousin - the other John Calvert Blaylock - and tell him now.

I am still amazed to find someone else with that combination of name but it has proved fascinating. Thank you all.

Margaret

Margaret Report 23 Jan 2013 15:31

Thank you so much. Isn't it coincidental - Margaret is a name which runs through our family as well... I wonder if she was a Calvert before marriage. If so, she had the same name as my Aunt !!! I am grateful to you all.

Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 23 Jan 2013 15:30

http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/Index/IndexingOrder.cgi/search?event=births

(above link, has below Death)

Registration Number Last Name Given Name(s) Father's Given Name(s) Mother's Given Name(s) District Purchase Certificate
21446/1960 BLAYLOCK JOHN CALVERT 6O YEARS

Chris :)

(also)

20476/1931 BLAYLOCK JOHN M JOHN C MARGARET J M

21397/1929 BLAYLOCK MARGARET C JOHN C MARGARET M J


Marriage
15498/1927 BLAYLOCK JOHN MITCHELL MARGARET J M SYDNEY

alviegal

alviegal Report 23 Jan 2013 15:28


Australian Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980 about John Calvert Blaylock
Name: John Calvert Blaylock
Gender: Male
Electoral Year: 1958
State: New South Wales
District: Calare
Subdistrict: Orange

He is a piano maker living with Margaret Josephine Mary Blaylock.

Margaret

Margaret Report 23 Jan 2013 15:24

Gosh, I wonder if this is indeed the same fellow. I see the place of birth is Edinburgh - well it could be a slim connection as Blaylock is a name popular in Cumberland & Northumberland and Calvert is Yorkshire Dales and Northumberland. How interesting, thank you.

alviegal

alviegal Report 23 Jan 2013 15:20

Perhaps he's this one. He's a piano player from Edinburgh, he's a tourist to Canada and is destined to New York.


Canada, Ocean Arrivals (Form 30A), 1919-1924 about John Calvert Blaylock
Name: John Calvert Blaylock
Gender: Male
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1894
Birth Place: Edinburgh, Scotland
Age: 29
Date of Arrival: 21 Apr 1923
Port of Arrival: Vancouver, British Columbia
Port of Departure: Sydney, Australia
Ship Name: Makura


Another manifest has him as an Organ Builder, his friend in Sydney was J McDonald of 62 Margaret St, Petersham.



1901 Scotland Census about John Blaylock
Name: John Blaylock
Age: 7
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1894
Relationship: Son
Father's Name: William Blaylock
Mother's Name: Margaret Blaylock
Gender: Male
Where born: Edinburgh, Edinburghshire
Registration number: 685/5
Registration district: Newington
Civil parish: Edinburgh Robertson Memorial
County: Midlothian
Address: 3 Grange Loan
Occupation: Scholar
ED: 94
Household schedule number: 70
Line: 7
Roll: CSSCT1901_389
Household Members:
Name Age
William Blaylock 56
Margaret Blaylock 53
Robert Blaylock 25
Jessie Blaylock 21
Fanny Blaylock 19
Mary Blaylock 16
Catherine Blaylock 11
John Blaylock 7

Andrew

Andrew Report 23 Jan 2013 15:15

This as well

Canada, Ocean Arrivals (Form 30A), 1919-1924
about John Calvert Blaylock
Name: John Calvert Blaylock
Gender: Male
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1894
Birth Place: Edinburgh, Scotland
Age: 29
Date of Arrival: 21 Apr 1923
Port of Arrival: Vancouver, British Columbia
Port of Departure: Sydney, Australia
Ship Name: Makura



Andy

Margaret

Margaret Report 23 Jan 2013 15:08

During the past few days, bored and snow-bound, I started googling anything I could think of including my own name !! Sad really ! Anyway I googled my cousins name which is a unusual combination - John Calvert Blaylock expecting to get no results. Lo and behold there was a person of the same name on the electoral rolls for Australia from 1930 up until 1958. As Calvert is a family surname I was, and am still, curious about whether he is/was connected in any way. In 1930 he appears under South Sydney district of New South Wales but by 1943 he is in the Calare district where he remained until 1958. I tried to find him as an immigrant in 1930-ish but nothing and also looked for a death 1958 onwards - could find nothing. Has anyone got any brilliant ideas as to how I can find anything out as I am consumed with curiosity. Obviously this is not vital but I would love to find an answer. Thanks for reading. Any ideas welcome.