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neilson & canning families

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John (jackie)

John (jackie) Report 26 Mar 2013 23:05

I hit a brick wall about 2 years ago and gave up my searches .now thinking of trying again but will need a bit of help. looking for any info on neilson and canning families greenock, port glasgow ,paisley .any replies may just get me started again .
jack neilson


GlitterBaby Report 26 Mar 2013 23:09

Dates ?

BUT you need Scotlandspeople which is not a subscription site and you need to buy credits


Reggie Report 26 Mar 2013 23:13

How much research did you do?

Enough to know first names and birth years?


GlitterBaby Report 26 Mar 2013 23:15

Poster has a lot of Neilson names born Greenock but they are all born after 1911


Reggie Report 26 Mar 2013 23:16

115 people named Neilson in Paisley in 1901

26 in Greenock

40 Cannings in Greenock

36 in Paisley

7 Cannings in Port Glasgow

15 Neilsons


Cynthia Report 27 Mar 2013 14:21

Hello John and welcome to the Community boards.

It may be worthwhile for you to click on Search (above) and then on Search All Trees. If you add the names and places you are researching, you will be able to see if anyone on this site has them in their tree.

If you find any connections, you have the option of contacting the tree owners.

Good luck. Cx

John (jackie)

John (jackie) Report 27 Mar 2013 23:40

thanks for all the help and info
I have got back to Thomas Neilson born 1806 but where
married to Christina Mc Millan and had two sons Duncan
& Robert both born Paisley (1841 census) I have not realy started on the Canning side yet


Reggie Report 28 Mar 2013 08:53

If you want help, please say what you are actually looking for...........

If, as your post suggests, you have access to censuses, it's unlikely that we can do anything you can't.

Civil BMD info can be found ONLY on SP.....which requires the purchase of credits

You may find baptisms on......


Reggie Report 28 Mar 2013 08:58

For info ONLY

1841 census

Person: NEILSON, Thomas Address: Barclay Street, Paisley

NEILSON, Thomas M 35 1806 Weaver Scotland
NEILSON F 35 1806 Scotland
NEILSON, Duncan M 10 1831 Renfrewshire
NEILSON, Robert M 5 1836 Renfrewshire
ANDERSON, John M 70 1771 Weaver Renfrewshire
ANDERSON F 55 1786 Renfrewshire