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Looking for living relatives of James Watt Reid

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Sally Report 26 Aug 2013 15:39

Thank you very much. Will look to get the certificate and see what I find!


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 26 Aug 2013 12:07

To prove (or disprove) the 2 marriages, you need to purchase the certificates. The Ivy Bowes one that Reggie found is probably the better first option as you presumably already knew the name of your grandmother.
Witnesses could be siblings, and he ought to have named his father.

Marriages Sep 1912 (>99%)

Bowes Ivy Reid Fylde 8e 1612
REID James W Bowes Fylde 8e 1612


Sally Report 26 Aug 2013 11:02

Sorry, I meant Grandpa was 20 years older. He was born on 27th June 1878, 60 Nickleby Street, Toxteth and Grandma was born on 26th January 1898. I have both their birth certificates.


Sally Report 26 Aug 2013 09:38

I can't thank you all enough for the above. How on earth do you all manage to unearth so much?! I feel extremely inadequate. So, do you think Reggie that my Grandfather was married twice?? First time to Ivy Bowes? Wow, I so didn't know that. I've always wanted to find more out about my Reid family history and some names I already have on my family tree but would love to find living relatives as apparently Grandpa never talked about his family and it was only Uncle Jack's family that I know anything about. Yes, John was known as Jack. And thank you Tenerife sun for joining Annie Frances to Poppy. I hadn't made that connection! Yes, her nickname was Poppy and she married Kimberley White. I didn't know his full, real name. I was hoping to find Barrie. Dad remembers going to his wedding in early 1950's but nothing else!

Grandpa (James Watt Reid) was 22 years older than my Grandma so there is certainly a possibility that he could have been married before. How can I prove this??

Tenerife Sun

Tenerife Sun Report 26 Aug 2013 00:27

This I am sure is John Reid (Jack) although it does say born in Scotland. Brother James W is living with them and the wife Marion should read Miriam the marriage was in Birkenhead in 1897 and she was Miriam Jones.

Marriages Sep 1897 (>99%)
Jones Miriam Birkenhead 8a 864
Reid John Birkenhead 8a 864

In the 1911 one of their daughters was Annie Frances and she married Arthur J K White in 1927 Birkenhead and it was her that Had the son Barrie White.

Births Mar 1930 (>99%)
White Barrie J Reid Birkenhead 8a 843

I think maybe Poppy was a nickname.
I'm going to bed now and will wait for the poster to come back


Reggie Report 25 Aug 2013 23:40

I'm not convinced about the Bell marriage............why would Margaret marry without using her second forename?

Births Dec 1879 (>99%)
Reid Margaret Jane W. Derby 8b 605


Reggie Report 25 Aug 2013 23:37

Could well be....................unless James was very late in marrying for the first time

No doubt Sally will enlighten us.


Reggie Report 25 Aug 2013 23:33

Probably this couple

Marriages Jun 1871 (>99%)
Cowx William Liverpool 8b 294 Scan available - click to view
Hughes Rebecca Liverpool 8b 294 Scan available - click to view
Johns Ellen Liverpool 8b 294 Scan available - click to view
REID James Liverpool 8b 294

Lancs BMD confirms who married whom............

REID James HUGHES Rebecca Liverpool, St. Peter Liverpool 2122LP/58/192

Tenerife Sun

Tenerife Sun Report 25 Aug 2013 23:30

That's interesting Reggie the probate is for James Watt Reid. I wonder if both marriages are his

Tenerife Sun

Tenerife Sun Report 25 Aug 2013 23:26

There is this baptism for a John Reid with the same names as parents on the 1881 but the birth is out by several years! Also the birth that goes with the baptism.

Name: John Noble Reid
Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1877
Registration District: West Derby
Inferred County: Lancashire
Volume: 8b
Page: 494

Name: John Noble Reid
Birth Date: 28 Dec 1876
Baptism Date: 8 Apr 1877
Parish: Liverpool, St Peter
Father's Name: James Reid
Mother's Name: Rebecca Reid
Reference Number: 283 PET/2/75


Reggie Report 25 Aug 2013 23:25


Marriages Sep 1912 (>99%)

Bowes Ivy Reid Fylde 8e 1612
REID James W Bowes Fylde 8e 1612

We need some feedback...........with dates.


Reggie Report 25 Aug 2013 23:17

The marriage of the one whose probate is posted above

Marriages Sep 1922 (>99%)

REID James W Wilkie Holborn 1b 1411
Wilkie Louisa R Reid Holborn 1b 1411

Tenerife Sun

Tenerife Sun Report 25 Aug 2013 23:17

Isabella marriage

Name: Isabella Reid
Gender: Female
Birth Date: abt 1874
Age: 22
Father's Name: James Reid
Spouse's Name: Thomas Henry Parker
Spouse's Age: 25
Spouse's Father's Name: William Charles Parker
Marriage Date: 18 Nov 1896
Marriage Place: Blackpool, Lancashire, England

Tenerife Sun

Tenerife Sun Report 25 Aug 2013 23:15

I guess this is them in 1881 James (the father) was a milk dealer born Scotland 1845

Name: James W. Reid
Age: 2
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1879
Relationship to Head: Son
Father: James Reid
Mother: Rebecca Reid
Gender: Male
Where born: L'pool, Lancashire, England
Civil Parish: West Derby
County/Island: Lancashire
Country: England
Street Address: 14 Bourne St

Employment status:

View Image
Registration District: West Derby
Sub-registration District: West Derby (Municipal)
ED, institution, or vessel: 9
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 3700
Folio: 76
Page Number: 36
Household Members:
Name Age
James Reid 36
Rebecca Reid 32
John Reid 9
Isabella Reid 6
James W. Reid 2
Margaret J. Reid 1


Reggie Report 25 Aug 2013 23:05

1911 census

Person: BELL, Margaret Address: 104 Albert Road Blackpool

BELL, William Husband Married M 42 1869 Laidies Tailor Sale Manchester Lancs VIEW
BELL, Margaret Wife Married14 years F 31 1880 Joineyman Liverpool Lanc VIEW
BELL, Florence Ethel Daughter Single F 11 1900 School Blackpool Lanc VIEW
BELL, Phyllis Daughter Single F 1 (15 MONTHS) 1910 Southport Lanc


Reggie Report 25 Aug 2013 23:04

1901 census

Person: BELL, Margaret Address: 102, Peter Street, Blackpool

BELL, William Head Married M 30 1871 Tailor
Manchester, Lancashire VIEW
BELL, Margaret Wife Married F 21 1880
Liverpool, Lancashire VIEW
BELL, Florence Ethel Daughter Single F 1 1900
Blackpool, Lancashire


Reggie Report 25 Aug 2013 23:03

Is this relevant?

Lancashire Marriage indexes for the years: 1897
BELL William REID Margaret Old Fylde Register Office or Registrar Attended Blackpool


Reggie Report 25 Aug 2013 23:01

Look for info..............

...........then you'll have some dates to add to the list of names

..........and you'll be able to look for children of the marriages.....................etc

Tenerife Sun

Tenerife Sun Report 25 Aug 2013 22:55

Probate for James Watt Reid (Is this the right person)

James Watt Reid of 69 Harrowdene Road Wembly Middlesex died 15/12/1952 at Wembly Hospital. Probate London 6th March to Louisa Rebecca Reid widow. Effects £4047' 9s 3d

His birth

Births Sep 1878 (>99%)
Reid James Watt W. Derby 8b 227


Sally Report 25 Aug 2013 21:22

No, I understand that but covering all my options and, yes, trying via trees and searches as well. Thank you.