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John PATERSON & Elizabeth WATSON - Scotland

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۞ Cherilyn ۞

۞ Cherilyn ۞ Report 22 Feb 2013 11:26

When i search SP for Elizabeth Watson, I get no matches for statutory marriages 1855-1880 and no matches for Catholic marriages 1850-1880. That only leaves parish records 1850-1853.

I don't understand how you got the result above, Potty? or is it becuase i am not registered?

۞ Cherilyn ۞

۞ Cherilyn ۞ Report 22 Feb 2013 11:20

thanks Reggie & Potty

the 1853 marriage seems a bit early to be having a son in the mid-late 1870s but stranger things have happened in the days pre-contraception! ;-) (but 1885-1905 is too late!)

can't see them coming to SA nor any trace of them after that

helping someone with this one so wil ask her if she wants to fork out for the credits, might be worth it!


Potty Report 22 Feb 2013 11:08

Cheryly, you will need to look on scotlandspeople:

it is a pay-to-view site but is very reasonable - £7 for 30 credits. It costs one credit to view search results and 5 to view the images, which are of original documents and you can download them.

Doing a search on there, there are two John Paterson/Elizabeth Watson marriages between 1885 and 1905.


Reggie Report 22 Feb 2013 11:00

This MAY be the couple whose marriage you have found

1861 Scotland Census
Name: John Paterson
Age: 26
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1835
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Elizabeth Paterson
Gender: Male
Where born: Port-glasgow, Renfrewshire
Registration number: 573/1
Registration district: Paisley High Church
Civil parish: Paisley High Church
County: Renfrewshire
Address: 28 Lady Lane
Occupation: Cooper (journeyman)
ED: 22
Household schedule number: 97
Line: 1
Roll: CSSCT1861_80
Household Members:
Name Age
John Paterson 26
Elizabeth Paterson 26 born Duntocher, Dunbartonshire
Allan Paterson 4
Helen Paterson 2
Elizabeth M Paterson 1 Mo


Reggie Report 22 Feb 2013 10:59

The names are quite common.........there could be a later marriage on Scotlands People, after the introduction of Civil Registration (1855)

۞ Cherilyn ۞

۞ Cherilyn ۞ Report 22 Feb 2013 06:54

Looking for any leads/chn/immigration/info on this couple please...possibility he is a mariner (given as father's occupation from Australian marriage cert of a John Alexander PATERSON, aged 28 in 1905, who states these were his parents names - seems a bit early to me but you never know! John Alexander claims he was born in Robe, South Australia but no trace of it with these names.)

groom's name: John Paterson
groom's birth date:
groom's birthplace:
groom's age:
bride's name:Elizabeth Watson
bride's birth date:
bride's birthplace:
bride's age:
marriage date:26 Feb 1853
marriage place: Inverkip,Renfrew,Scotland
groom's father's name:
groom's mother's name:
bride's father's name:
bride's mother's name:
groom's race:
groom's marital status:
groom's previous wife's name:
bride's race:
bride's marital status:
bride's previous husband's name:
indexing project (batch) number:M11567-5
system origin:Scotland-ODM
source film number: 1041276, 1041277

Anything at all much appreciated!