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Phillis May Jeffrey

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Shaun

Shaun Report 25 Mar 2013 18:38

mgnv, What can i say thank you very much for all the info.

I am very grateful to you and everybody else who have been kind enough to reply with information

Many Many Thanks

mgnv

mgnv Report 24 Mar 2013 02:38

https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1®ion=UNITED_KINGDOM_IRELAND

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XYY7-W43
Name: Robert Jeffrey
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 03 Oct 1859
Birthplace: LAUDER,BERWICK,SCOTLAND
Father's Name: James Jeffrey
Mother's Name: Barbara Mercer
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C11748-1
System Origin: Scotland-ODM
GS Film number: 6035516

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XYY7-QFN
Donald Macleod Jeffrey
birth: 16 Feb 1858 LAUDER,BERWICK,SCOTLAND

Robert Jeffrey
birth: 03 Oct 1859 LAUDER,BERWICK,SCOTLAND

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XYPX-WXR
Agnes Mercer Jeffrey
birth: 26 Jan 1862 LAUDER,BERWICK,SCOTLAND

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XYY7-7LS
James Jeffrey
birth: 12 Nov 1863 LAUDER,BERWICK,SCOTLAND

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XYYY-KMQ
Middleton Jeffrey
birth: 26 Dec 1865 YESTER,EAST LOTHIAN,SCOTLAND

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FQ85-WXJ
Mary Mercer Jeffery
birth: 03 Oct 1869 FALA AND SOUTRA,MIDLOTHIAN,SCOTLAND

mgnv

mgnv Report 24 Mar 2013 02:30

1861 Scotland Census Transcription
Street:HIGH STREET
County:Berwickshire
Parish:LAUDER
City:
Town:
Ecclesiastical District:
Parliamentary Borough:
Enumeration District:6
Registration District:LAUDER (BURGH)
Country:SCOTLAND

JAMES JEFFREY 1829 32 Nenthorn, Berwickshire HEAD M Blacksmith
BARBARA JEFFREY 1833 28 Kelso, Roxburghshire WIFE M Blacksmiths Wife
DONALD MACLEOD JEFFREY 1858 3 Lauder, Berwickshire SON
ROBERT JEFFREY 1860 1 Lauder, Berwickshire SON

As you can see, this enumeration is from Lauder in Berwickshire.
Berwickshire has been part of Scotland since 1020. It was named after its original county town, Berwick-upon-Tweed, which has been part of England since 1482 (although it changed hands more than a dozen times between these 2 dates). Lauder is in the NE part of the county, abt midway between Edinburgh and Berwick by the inland route.

Kucinta

Kucinta Report 23 Mar 2013 00:34

I didn't have enough credits to check the full record for Leslie's birth, but the basic ref seems to tie in with what you know/surmised.

I had already looked for Leslie's death under McKnight but drawn a blank.

Shaun

Shaun Report 21 Mar 2013 20:06

Kucinta thanks agin for this I was told he was born in 1920 and it was possible that his birth place was Edinburgh, so that ties in.

He 's reported to have died in 1948 by drowning in England,

I wonder if he took the name McKnight when his mother married?

Kucinta

Kucinta Report 21 Mar 2013 18:45

I think you already know this , but there is definitely a birth for Leslie in Edinburgh.

1920 JEFFREY LESLIE M GEORGE SQUARE EDINBURGH CITY/MIDLOTHIAN 685/05 1218

The only death I can find for a Leslie Jeffrey born 1920 is in 1985 in Nottingham.

The only death of a Leslie Jeffrey in Scotland from 1940-2011 was in 2004, and that ties in with a Leslie Jeffrey born in Lanarkshire in 1919.

Shaun

Shaun Report 21 Mar 2013 18:42

Thank you Kucinta

That's Them I am very grateful for your help.

Kucinta

Kucinta Report 21 Mar 2013 18:36

Deaths of Harriet and her husband?

Name: Herriot McKnight
Birth Date: 28 Dec 1896
Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1979
Age at Death: 82
Registration district: Northumberland North First
Inferred County: Northumberland
Volume: 1
Page: 2405

Name: Samuel H McKnight
Birth Date: abt 1900
Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1957
Age at Death: 57
Registration district: Northumberland North First
Inferred County: Northumberland
Volume: 1b
Page: 301

Shaun

Shaun Report 21 Mar 2013 17:51

Wow Thank you very much Wisechild and rootgatherer,

Wonderful infomation from you both. Is there anything on Leslie Jeffrey illegitimate son of Harriet (daughter) other than a birth in 1920 edinburgh as I would like to confirm his death possible 1948 in England,
He was supposed to have committed suicide but i cannot find any death cert at all.

Thank you once again to both of you

rootgatherer

rootgatherer Report 21 Mar 2013 16:44

Births Mar 1908 Jeffrey Phillis May Berwick 10b 548


wisechild

wisechild Report 21 Mar 2013 16:04

Hi Shaun.
Robert snr was s/o James Jeffrey & Barbara. he´s on the 1861 Scotland census because Berwick on Tweed was in Scotland at that time.
In 1901 the family is in Leith with 2 other daughters Jane b 1887 & Ellen b 1890.
My guess is that Phyllis May is the illegitimate daughter of one of those two.

Shaun

Shaun Report 21 Mar 2013 15:11

Hi Reggie thanks for that, Although Harriet and possibly Leslie were born in Edinburgh Scotland I think that they remained in England for the rest of their days Phillis was born in England according to the census

I will check out the site you suggest though for Scottish Connections, Thank you

Reggie

Reggie Report 21 Mar 2013 14:28

Scottish info can be found on Scotlands people site ONLY........and it is not a subscription site. You will need to purchase credits

Shaun

Shaun Report 21 Mar 2013 14:22

Hi there I'm new to research and looking for some help please. I am looking for as much infomation as possible on these 3 family members,

Phillis May Jeffrey aged 3 listed in 1911 census as granddaughter of Robert Jeffrey, Berwick upon tweed.?

Harriet Jeffrey daughter of Robert Jeffrey and Harriett Jeffrey age 14 born 1897 Portobello Edinburgh. possible hariot harriot later on, She later married samuel hodgson mcknight.



Leslie jeffrey born circa 1920 possibly edinburgh? Son of Harriett Jeffrey above (daughter of Robert Jeffrey). possible death cert 1948

Many Thanks for any help I receive, I am extremely grateful