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Joanne

Joanne Report 27 May 2013 15:10

Hi,

I wonder if anyone could help. I am tracing a scottish line and am new to the scottishpeople website. I am looking for George Winton Bell Somerville. I have found both his birth record and marriage record on there, born 1887 in Portobello, marrried 1911 in Musselburgh. On both occasions he is documented as his full name George Winton Bell Somerville. I am trying to find a death record for him, but nothing is coming up under that name or variants. He was definately still living in Scotland. Can anyone help and also if anyone has any hints of tips for searching scottish records, it would be a great help.

Thank you in Advance.

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 27 May 2013 16:50

It should be on Scotland's People. Maybe the informant didn't record his full name

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 27 May 2013 16:59

Do you now if he survived WW1 ?

when is he last known of ?

Joanne

Joanne Report 27 May 2013 17:01

Thanks Shirley,

Thats my thinking too, ill keep looking at varients and search for each of the 4 names and hopefully something will come up. I don't have a year of death, which would be a help.

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 27 May 2013 17:01

Are you sure you have the right marriage ?

this is the death for his name died as a baby

4 1887 SOMERVILLE GEORGE WINTON B M 0 DUDDINGSTON AND PORTOBELLO EDINBURGH CITY/MIDLOTHIAN 684/01 0038

the birth

1887 SOMERVILLE GEORGE WINTON B M DUDDINGSTON AND PORTOBELLO EDINBURGH CITY/MIDLOTHIAN 684/01 0089

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 27 May 2013 17:05

not seeing the marriage you quote

The only 1911 marriage coming up

1911 SOMERVILLE GEORGE- EASTON MARY CANONGATE EDINBURGH CITY/MIDLOTHIAN 685/03 0120

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 27 May 2013 17:14

????
1891 census
Name: George W B Somerville
Age: 9 Mos
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1890
Relationship: Son
Father's Name: William Somerville
Mother's Name: Violet Somerville
Gender: Male
Where born: Kirknewton, Edin
Registration number: 701
Registration District: West Calder
Civil Parish: West Calder
County: Midlothian
Address: Main Str
ED: 3
Household Schedule Number: 122
Line: 12
Roll: CSSCT1891_370
Household Members:
Name Age
William Somerville 26
Violet Somerville 26
George W B Somerville 9 Mos

Source Citation: Parish: West Calder; ED: 3; Page: 30; Line: 12; Roll: CSSCT1891_370.

Joanne

Joanne Report 27 May 2013 17:19

Yes definately have the right marriage in 1911 and the census data you have is correct as Violet and William were is his parents, but I have the wrong birth for George now, I think? He lived into his 90's in the Kelso area.

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 27 May 2013 17:19

1901 census for the same family

1901 Scotland Census about George Sommerville
Name: George Sommerville
Age: 10
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1891
Relationship: Son
Father's Name: William Sommerville
Mother's Name: Violet Sommerville
Gender: Male
Where born: mid l, Kirknewton
Registration number: 685/3
Registration District: Canongate
Civil Parish: Edinburgh Abbey
County: Midlothian
Address: 5 Taylor Place
Occupation: Scholar
ED: 21
Household Schedule Number: 25
Line: 1
Roll: CSSCT1901_378
Household Members:
Name Age
William Sommerville 36
Violet Sommerville 35
George Sommerville 10
Janet Sommerville 8
Luke Sommerville 6
Joseph Sommerville 1
Joseph Bell 24

Source Citation: Parish: Edinburgh Abbey; ED: 21; Page: 5; Line: 1; Roll: CSSCT1901_378.

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 27 May 2013 17:22

The 1887 one died as a baby .

Have you viewed the birth for the c1890 one

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 27 May 2013 17:25

yes the 1887 one died as a baby

not seeing a birth for c 1890 in the full name.

Did he marry Mary Easton?

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 27 May 2013 17:28

??

1979 SOMERVILLE GEORGE M 90 GORDON /BERWICK 791/00 001

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 27 May 2013 17:32

They were living in West Calder in 1891 so this looks likely

birth

1891 SOMERVILLE GEORGE M WEST CALDER /MIDLOTHIAN 701/00 0250


No birth showing for that full name

you can view the birth record for 5 units , I havent anymore I,m afraid

Joanne

Joanne Report 27 May 2013 19:37

Yes he married Mary Easton, they had a son William Easton Somerville

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 27 May 2013 19:49

So he married as George without the other names.

Wonder if the baby that died is the same family .

It will cost 5 units to view the birth record.

Maybe although he wasnt reg with all the names his parents did refer to him as such
.
Only looking at the other birth will tell if it was the same parents

Joanne

Joanne Report 27 May 2013 21:43

Thanks very much for your help Shirley, I will check the 1890 birth and then that will give me a better indication of year of death and will check the baby's death too, to see if there is a link to the same family. I also note the spelling of Somerville for George has 2 m's. This may also be a reason I am struggling to find the death. Ill let you know the outcome when I find out.

Really appreciate your help with my research.