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james smith ayrshire/portsmouth

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georgettetaylor

georgettetaylor Report 4 Apr 2013 19:11

looking to locate James Smith ( Jim)
James would be approx in his late 70s early 80s now
from Ayrshire Scotland moved to Portsmouth poss in the 60s
father James smith ... mother Mary Moreland Steele married June 1924, Troon
younger brother of Robert burns smith born 1929/ 1930
sisters Agnes , Jeanette, and Esther
lived at Collenan holdings the loans, Troon, Ayrshire ...
(poss under dundonald parish)
any help would be very appreciated, this is all the info i have on him,

ValT

ValT Report 6 Apr 2013 10:44

Hi

do you know if Jim married?

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 6 Apr 2013 17:26

If you think Jim settled in the Portsmouth area, you could try writing to the local daily newspaper, The News.
They have a free Where Are They Now ? column and when space permits they will include a brief request for information about people known to have lived in the area.
You can contact them online.

Gwyn

georgettetaylor

georgettetaylor Report 8 Apr 2013 21:28

Hi, thank you both for your replys, I'm unsure if Jim married, my aunt who is very keen to find him said he had a partner called Margaret
My grandad was Robert burns smith, I'm unsure if he also had the burns surname, as I couldnt find a match for either in area for birth search on scotlands people, unless born in diff area,

I will do that tommorrow Gwyn, thank you

Sorry for late reply, x

Kelly

Kelly Report 21 Apr 2013 21:58

Hi there,

Just joined the site this evening and saw your post. I worked with a James Smith (Jim), years ago. Just a quick question was he a dry stone waller do you know because the guy I knew was very distinctive, he never lost his scottish accent.

It may be him.

Thanks

georgettetaylor

georgettetaylor Report 22 Apr 2013 12:57

hi kelly
its a long shot but would be fantastic if turned out it was him
i really dont know his occupation or anything about him at all, was the jim you know originally from ayrshire.. do you know anything about his past that may link him to me? where abouts in ayrshire, family ect,
would he now be in his late 70s 80s?
thanks for your reply
xx

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+++DetEcTive+++ Report 23 Apr 2013 12:36

Georgette - just in case Kelly is waiting for GR to send her an email regarding any replies to her post, try sending her a PM by clicking on her name.

Being a brand new member, she may not realise that the post on thread notification system doesn't work. ;-)

georgettetaylor

georgettetaylor Report 23 Apr 2013 12:52

hi, yes i thought that too as i only came across the comment from kelly myself as i was just about to delete the post
so ive emailed her too,
thanks xx

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+++DetEcTive+++ Report 23 Apr 2013 12:57

If you meant the thread - please don't delete it.

Even if your search is unsuccessful at the moment, someone who does know Jim Smith might spot it in years to come. As long as you keep GR informed of your current email address, people can contact you via the messaging system even if you no longer subscribe.

georgettetaylor

georgettetaylor Report 23 Apr 2013 13:00

thanks for the advice
i never thought of it that way, just thought should delete as genes must have loads of old posts clogging up
:-)
ill keep it on, xx

georgettetaylor

georgettetaylor Report 25 Apr 2013 16:22

nudge x

georgettetaylor

georgettetaylor Report 15 May 2013 11:23

nudge :) x

georgettetaylor

georgettetaylor Report 20 May 2013 10:09

nudge, in hope kelly comes back on the board :) xxx

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+++DetEcTive+++ Report 20 May 2013 10:28

Has she opened the message you sent? If she hasn't read it, there should be an envelope against it in your 'sent' box.

Perhaps she is on a long holiday! :-)

georgettetaylor

georgettetaylor Report 20 May 2013 10:40

ive been checking and yes opened last week, xx

georgettetaylor

georgettetaylor Report 20 May 2013 10:42

i also posted on fb genes, think couple weeks ago incase she is a member and came across post, but no replys yet, will just keep nudging every so often in hope she sees the post again xx