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Trying to find my father

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Liza Report 5 Aug 2013 19:03

My mum Eileen O'Rourke were married but they only info I have is this. His name is Stephen Robert Boyd and was from the Glasgow/Renfrewshire area. I also think his mums name was Christine or Christina. Any help would be great. Thanks


KempinaPartyhat Report 5 Aug 2013 19:36

Have you tried online telephone directory


Liza Report 5 Aug 2013 21:21

Hi yes I have tried 192 thanks. The problem is that anyone that would be able to give me anymore info than I have are sadly no longer with us. I'm at a loss as to where to go next. Thanks again.


patchem Report 9 Aug 2013 18:24

Have you got the marriage certificate for further background information?

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 9 Aug 2013 19:06

We're they married to each other?

I read your enquiry as saying she was married but had you by Stephen Boyd??


patchem Report 9 Aug 2013 19:30

Was Eileen born in 1956?

Has she and any siblings all died?

I read the 'were married' as meaning the two of them (Eileen and Stephen), but you are probably correct on re-reading the opening post.


Dougieb1 Report 9 Aug 2013 22:55

There is a Stephen Robert Boyd born in the Paisley/Renfrew Area in 1950.
An option may be to order the birth certificate from Edinburgh.
As the birth is less than 100 years you cannot access the information on line
This will give you the name of his parents & exactly where he was born.
It will also give you his parents date of marriage.
This would give you somewhere to start.
I do not see any record of a marriage or a death for this man in the Scottish records
The other option is to get a copy of the Marriage certificate.




Reggie Report 9 Aug 2013 23:17


Please clarify................

Was your mother married to Boyd?


patchem Report 10 Aug 2013 07:40

I think Liza is Liza Boyd, 1976 - so married?

Liza's birth certificate and parents' marriage certificate should give more information.


rootgatherer Report 10 Aug 2013 10:25

If you don't already have them, then the divorce papers may give you more information to work from.

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Reference Title Date
CS258 Court of Session: Unextracted Processes, 4th arrangement 1935-1994
CS258/1980 Unextracted Processes, 4th arrangement - 1980 1980
Country code GB
Repository code 234
Repository National Records of Scotland
Reference CS258/1980/3402
Title Eileen O'Rourke or Boyd v Stephen Boyd: Divorce
Dates 1980
Access status Open

Location Off site

Level Item

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 10 Aug 2013 11:33

Ah I was going around in circles trying to find births didn't realize it was Scotland too

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 10 Aug 2013 11:38

not seeing a marriage for them on Scotlands People

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 10 Aug 2013 11:41

He could have remarried in 1999 will PM the ref


Liza Report 10 Aug 2013 15:46

I am Liza Boyd born 1976. My parent were Eileen O'Rourke who married Stephen Boyd in 1976 in Glasgow. I have no one whom I can ask for information on his as my mum passed away. Just trying to find my father or if he had any family. Thanks for your kindness. Regards Liza

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 10 Aug 2013 16:34

Do you have their marriage cert. it will give his age etc which may help.

I can't see a marriage on Scotlands People


Liza Report 10 Aug 2013 16:55

I'm afraid not, I'm literally starting from scratch I only have my full bith cert which says they married on 6/3/1976 in Glasgow.

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 10 Aug 2013 17:10

The search on Scotlands People is very picky . I picked this up by just putting in marriages ,surname Boyd lady's name Eileen 1976 and selecting Glasgow City


will cost you one unit to find this info then you can order the marriage cert through them cost £10

It will give you lots of info about parents etc

Would recommend you get the cert


Liza Report 10 Aug 2013 17:35

Fantastic I will do that. Thanks :-)