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Norman Adkins/Duff/Mitchell ????

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Norma

Norma Report 17 Aug 2013 19:48

Hi, I hope someone can help.

I'm looking for relatives of Norman DUFF who also may be know as Norman ADKINS DUFF or Norman MITCHELL.

He was born on 11/01/1920 at a Hospice at 219 The High Street EDINBURGH.

His mother was called Bessie Simkins or Duff. She lived at Roxburgh Place Edinburgh.

If anyone can help with any information at all regarding Norman or his family it would be much appreciated.

Many thanks.

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 17 Aug 2013 20:14

Afraid info on Scottish ancestry is on Scotlands people which is pay to view site.

Have you bought his birth cert

rootgatherer

rootgatherer Report 17 Aug 2013 21:43

Bit of a long shot. But if his mother is listed on the birth registration as Simkins or Duff then perhaps she was a married woman with Duff as her maiden surname. Try looking on Scotlandspeople for a marriage.

1901

Name: Bessie Duff
Age: 22
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1879
Relationship: Daur (Daughter)
Mother's Name: Jane Duff
Gender: Female
Where born: Edinburgh, Midlothian
Registration number: 685/1
Registration District: St George
Civil Parish: Edinburgh St Bernard
County: Midlothian
Address: 8 Dean Street
Occupation: Stationer's Assistant
ED: 53
Household Schedule Number: 28
Line: 16
Roll: CSSCT1901_365
Household Members:
Name Age
Jane Duff 52
Maggie Duff 28
Bessie Duff 22
Andrew Duff 18
John Duff 15

rootgatherer

rootgatherer Report 17 Aug 2013 21:50

Ignore the above census - her maiden name was Simkins. She was married to William Duff. You can order copies of the divorce papers from the National Archives of Scotland.

Reference Title Date
CS253 Court of Session: Unextracted processes, 3rd arrangement, Outer House, A office 1913-1934
Country code GB
Repository code 234
Repository National Records of Scotland
Reference CS253/1989
Title William P. Duff v Bessie Simpkins or Duff & another: Divorce
Dates 1921
Access status Open

Location Off site
Description Year of Calling 1920: Reference No. of Transmission: Office 130
A (Cairns)
Retained See 1928 Transmission
Level Item


Reference Title Date
CS253 Court of Session: Unextracted processes, 3rd arrangement, Outer House, A office 1913-1934
Country code GB
Repository code 234
Repository National Records of Scotland
Reference CS253/2756
Title William P. Duff v Bessie Simpkins or Duff & another: Divorce
Dates 1923
Access status Open

Location Off site
Description Year of Calling 1920: Reference No. of Transmission: Office 64
A (Cairns)
Retained See E 1925/39
Level Item


Reference Title Date
CS257 Court of Session: Unextracted processes, 3rd arrangement, Outer House, E office 1913-1934
Country code GB
Repository code 234
Repository National Records of Scotland
Reference CS257/1696
Title William P. Duff v Bessie Simpkins or Duff & another: Divorce
Dates 1925
Access status Open

Location Off site
Description Year of calling 1920: Reference No. of Transmission 39: Office E (Drysdale)
Level Item


Looks like William divorced her as the child was probably not fathered by him.

rootgatherer

rootgatherer Report 17 Aug 2013 21:55

William's Military records are on Ancestry. His NOK was given as his father Robert Duff but this has been crossed out and replaced with wife, Mrs. B. Duff, 5 Roxburgh Place, Edinburgh.

Name: William Duff
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1895
Age at enlistment: 17
Birth Parish: St Giles
Birth County: Edinburgh
Document Year: 1912
Regimental Number: 1329
Regiment Name: 5th Royal Scots
Number of images: 13

rootgatherer

rootgatherer Report 17 Aug 2013 22:01

Bessie's marriage to William


1915 DUFF WILLIAM SIMPKINS BESSIE ST ANDREW (EDINBURGH) EDINBURGH CITY/MIDLOTHIAN 685/02 0035

rootgatherer

rootgatherer Report 17 Aug 2013 22:03

1901

Name: Bessie Simpkins
Age: 6
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1895
Relationship: Daur (Daughter)
Father's Name: William Simpkins
Mother's Name: Marjory Simpkins
Gender: Female
Where born: Edinburgh, Midlothian
Registration number: 685/2
Registration District: St Andrew
Civil Parish: Edinburgh St James
County: Midlothian
Address: 3 East Register Street
Occupation: Scholar
ED: 41
Household Schedule Number: 56
Line: 22
Roll: CSSCT1901_373
Household Members:
Name Age
William Simpkins 42
Marjory Simpkins 30
George Simpkins 14
Charles Simpkins 8
Bessie Simpkins 6
Thomas Simpkins 4 Mo
Jessie Gordon 24

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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 17 Aug 2013 22:05

There's a Norman Mitchell with that date of birth who died in 1995 in England.

Rose

rootgatherer

rootgatherer Report 17 Aug 2013 22:14

That's probably him Rose as no obvious death coming up on SP.

Norma

Norma Report 17 Aug 2013 22:15

Thanks so much for all your help rootgatherer.
It ties in with the small amount of info we have. We are trying to find out if Bessie had any more children, we have looked on the scottish site but again, can't find any info.

rootgatherer

rootgatherer Report 17 Aug 2013 22:35

Have you bought her death certificate to see who the informant was?

1981 SIMPKINS BESSIE ROBERTSO Not Permissible MITCHELL DUFF F 86 NEWINGTON EDINBURGH CITY/LOTHIAN REGION 746/00 0721 No Image


She re-married in 1924 but as that was the Mitchell marriage presumably you would know if Norman had siblings / half siblings from that marriage.

The divorce papers will give details of any children that she had with William Duff.



EDIT

Using the advanced search options on Scotlandspeople, it looks like a possible birth for a daughter in Leith in 1928.

rootgatherer

rootgatherer Report 17 Aug 2013 22:47

Rather a shame. Looks like the daughter married a Mr. Douglas and she died in 2012. If you order her death certificate, you will get the address of the informant who may be a child of hers i.e. a Grandchild of Norman's mother.


Norma

Norma Report 17 Aug 2013 23:01

Many, thanks again for all your help, we will do as you suggest and order the death certificates you have been a huge help.

rootgatherer

rootgatherer Report 17 Aug 2013 23:14

No problem Norma. Hope you are successful finding a living relative.

Will send more info. by Personal Message. Look in your inbox please.