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William Menzies

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Nicola

Nicola Report 24 Jan 2013 08:00

Im looking for William Menzies. He was born in Scotland on 28.2.1871 to James Menzies and Jane Earsman.
My elderly aunt seems to think there was a family scandal and he went to live abroad, I cant find any trace of him. Please can anyone help

thank you nicky

Gins

Gins Report 24 Jan 2013 08:08

He's on the censuses up to 1901, you need Scotlands People for the 1911 census


1871 Scotland Census
about William Menzies
Name: William Menzies
Age: 1 Mo
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1871
Relationship: Son
Father's Name: James Menzies
Mother's Name: Jane Menzies
Gender: Male
Where born: Garvald, Haddingtonshire
Registration number: 707
Registration district: Garvald
Civil parish: Garvald
County: East Lothian
Address: Mansion House
ED: 3
Household schedule number: 10
Line: 10
Roll: CSSCT1871_172
Household Members: Name Age
James Menzies 28
Jane Menzies 20
Hugh Menzies 1
William Menzies 1 Mo


1881 Scotland Census
about William Menzies
Name: William Menzies
Age: 10
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1871
Relationship: Son
Father's Name: James Menzies
Mother's Name: Jane Menzies
Gender: Male
Where born: Garvald, Haddingtonshire
Registration number: 479/2
Registration district: Falkirk Landward
Civil parish: Falkirk Landward
County: Stirlingshire
Address: Arbuthnot Lodge
Occupation: Scholar
ED: 13
Household schedule number: 280
Line: 20
Roll: cssct1881_135
Household Members: Name Age
James Menzies 38
Jane Menzies 29
Hugh Menzies 11
William Menzies 10
James Menzies 6
Archibald Menzies 4
Jane G Menzies 1


Who did he marry?

Nicola

Nicola Report 24 Jan 2013 08:14

I dont know if he married but my aunt seems to think he liked ladies who were married!!

Gins

Gins Report 24 Jan 2013 08:23

Nicola

Have a look on here for marriage and death


http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk

Gins

Gins Report 24 Jan 2013 08:24

1891 Scotland Census
about William Menzies
Name: William Menzies
Age: 20
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1871
Relationship: Son
Father's Name: James Menzies
Mother's Name: Jane Menzies
Gender: Male
Where born: Garvald, Haddingtonshire -
Registration number: 478
Registration district: Dunipace
Civil parish: Dunipace
County: Stirlingshire
Address: Dunipace Offices
Occupation: House Joiner
ED: 3
Household schedule number: 21
Line: 18
Roll: CSSCT1891_147
Household Members: Name Age
James Menzies 47
Jane Menzies 39
William Menzies 20
James A Menzies 16
Archibald E Menzies 14
Jane G Menzies 11
Susan K Menzies 7
Elizabeth R Menzies 5
Robert A Menzies 2 Mo


Reggie

Reggie Report 24 Jan 2013 09:12

Nicola

You haven't indicated whether the census info Gins took the trouble to find is for the right person...................

Nicola

Nicola Report 24 Jan 2013 10:03


Thank you Gins this is the right family. Hugh is my Gt grandfather. My aunt thinks that because of his philandering William emigrated but doesnt know where.

Maura

Maura Report 24 Jan 2013 11:41

Could this be him

Census Years1901AntrimWoodvale WardUrney Street (part of)Residents of a house
Residents of a house 74.1 in Urney Street (part of) (Woodvale Ward, Antrim)
Show all informationSurname Forename Age Sex Relation to head Religion Birthplace Occupation Literacy Irish Language Marital Status Specified Illnesses
Menzies William 30 Male Head of Family Presbyterian Scotland Bellous Maker Read and write - Married -
Menzies Catherine 36 Female Wife Roman Catholic Belfast - Read - Married -
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Name of deceased Wm Menzies
Last place of residence 53 Urney St
Age 30 Years
Sex
Date of death 4 May 1903
Date of burial 6 May 1903
Cemetery City Cemetery - Public Ground
Grave section and number
Burial Type Earth Burial

Maura

Maura Report 24 Jan 2013 11:47

There a marriage on scotlandspeople for a William Menzies to a Catherine 1898 Stirling

Nicola

Nicola Report 24 Jan 2013 14:05

Thanks Maura, this could be him. The Roman Catholic wife is interesting because Williams brother was a Church of Scotland minister.