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Scotland records look up please

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Vivien Report 6 Jun 2014 14:27

I'm trying to find records of Margaret Foyer Reid Stewart b 1906. She married Patrick William Baker Walker 22 July 1938 in Edinburgh. Her husband dies in Dundee in 1948. I know they travelled to Bombay in 1941 as Patrick was a merchant. Margaret has also travelled to Iran in 1937 occupation nurse and travels back occupation governess in 1938. Any other info would be great. I can find no death record. I dont know if she had children?

Thanks in anticipation
Viv :-S


ArgyllGran Report 6 Jun 2014 15:42

I take it you already have her birth and marriage records, and her husband's death cert, and don't need us to find and post those here?

This looks like her death:


If you buy the death cert, you can see who the informant was - maybe a child, if she had any.
Can't view the image online for such a recent death.

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 6 Jun 2014 15:43

Sorry but Scottish records cost for look ups . they are on Scotlands People website which isnt a subs site but you have to purchase units to find any ref from which after c1911 you have to buy the certs through them costing about £10


ArgyllGran Report 6 Jun 2014 15:49

You say they travelled to Bombay in 1941.

They also returned in 1941:

UK, Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960 about Margaret f R Walker
Name: Margaret f R Walker
Birth Date: abt 1906
Age: 35
Port of Departure: Bombay, India
Arrival Date: 17 Nov 1941
Port of Arrival: Glasgow, Scotland
Ports of Voyage: Bombay
Ship Name: Durban Castle
Search Ship Database: View the 'Durban Castle' in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Shipping line: Union-Castle Mail Steamship Company Ltd
Official Number: 166617

She was travelling with Patrick W B Walker.
Proposed UK address: 21 North Gyle Terrace, Edinburgh.
Country of last permanent residence: Kuwait.

No children listed, but if they had any, I expect they would have been left at home with relatives during that trip.


ArgyllGran Report 6 Jun 2014 15:55


UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960 about P W B Walker
Name: P W B Walker
Gender: Male
Age: 32
Birth Date: abt 1887
Departure Date: 20 Mar 1919
Port of Departure: Leith, Scotland
Destination Port: Busra
Ship Name: Frankenfels
Search Ship Database: Search the 'Frankenfels' in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Shipping line: India Office

He's an accountant, and had been interned in Turkey for four years.
Country of intended future permanent residence: Mesopotamia.


ArgyllGran Report 6 Jun 2014 15:58

If they had children born in Scotland, it's not possible to search on ScotlandsPeople for them, or at least only by father's surname, as the search facility doesn't allow search by mother's maiden name - at least not for such recent births.

Far too many Walkers born 1938-48 in Scotland to be able to narrow it down, even if you knew which town they were born in. (31 in Lochee, Dundee alone - ie - where Patrick died, but don't know if that's where they lived, or for how long)

Her death cert will be the best possible source of (some of) that information about children, also home address.
Or Patrick's - I assume this is his??:


If you buy credits on SP, you can view the image of his death cert online, and print a copy if you wish.


Vivien Report 7 Jun 2014 08:17

thanks for the help, its much appreciated. I dont have any info on where Margaret was born, I presume Scotland? On Patrick's death certificate the informant is Samuel Stewart brother in law. Her marriage certificate states her father was a mining contractor?


ArgyllGran Report 7 Jun 2014 10:05

Margaret's birth:


If you buy credits on SP, you can view the image online at SP, and print a copy if you wish.

It will tell you her parents' names, mother's maiden name, father's occupation, and when and where they married.


Vivien Report 7 Jun 2014 11:20

thanks for the birth info.. will have to buy some credits for SP in order to find out more

Much appreciated

Viv :-D