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Tiny Report 19 Jul 2013 13:08

looking for a william wood jamieson born about 1930 think in scotland , can find marrige in 1066 but nowt else ,any help welcome thanks Tiny


MarieCeleste Report 19 Jul 2013 13:19

Hello Tiny, could you just check that marriage date?

Have you looked on Scotland's People


Potty Report 19 Jul 2013 13:20

Did he marry in Scotland? Not find a marriage in, I assume, 1966 in England or Wales.


ArgyllGran Report 19 Jul 2013 13:50

Hi, Tiny -
I'm not clear whether you're looking for his birth or his marriage.

On ScotlandsPeople:
There were no William Wood Jamiesons born in Scotland 1920-40, nor any William W Jamiesons.
There were 250 William Jamiesons born 1920-40.

Impossible to narrow it down without a bit more specific information.

Do you mean that the marriage you found in, presumably, 1966, is the correct one? If so, can you give us more info about it, please?


Reggie Report 19 Jul 2013 13:53

Buy the marriage for facts about him.....and his father, at least


Potty Report 19 Jul 2013 13:55

I wonder if the marriage was 1996?

England & Wales, Marriage Index, 1916-2005
Name:William W Jamieson
Spouse Surname: Tyrrell Diane
Date of Registration:Jul 1996
Registration District: Brackley
Inferred County:Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire
Volume Number:666
Page Number:26
Register Number:R1


Tiny Report 19 Jul 2013 18:47

thanks everyone but we don`t no much about him , he`s my husbands father ,he died went hubby was 4yrs old and to be honest we are doing a lot of guess work here , we think his name was william wood jamieson and died about the age of 42? that would be 1971 ? we think he married in 1966 in birkenhead, we told he came from scotland , but all here say up to now . no rellies to ask .thanks everyone again


Potty Report 19 Jul 2013 19:42

Was he married to your husband's mother? Is he named on your husband's birth cert? When and where did he die. Would a 1971 death tie up with him dying when your husband was 4?

Sorry to ask so many questions but if we are going to be able to help we need to know as much as possible.


Tiny Report 19 Jul 2013 20:00

yes .. i think i`ve just found him .. think my husband has been told afew porkys about his dad ... he was told he was early 40`s when he died but i`ve just found a death birkenhead 1971 for william wood jamieson born 1914 which wud make him 57 .. hubby he doesnt talk to his mum .. his mother has 6 kids two older ones had there names changed as babies to jamieson .. think his mothers maiden name is dawson .. thanks potty


ArgyllGran Report 19 Jul 2013 21:18

There were no William Wood Jamiesons, and no William W Jamiesons born anywhere in Scotland 1912 - 1916. (Per ScotlandsPeople)

There were 88 William Jamiesons, but I can't see the mothers' names without viewing the images, which costs credits.

Do you know his mother's first name? There are two Jamieson/Dawson marriages in Scotland between 1910 and 1920 (if that's the right time-frame?).


Reggie Report 19 Jul 2013 22:11

You refer to a marriage in 1066............presumably you mean some other year.

Where did the marriage take place?

Does you husband have his own birth cert?

If not................he must get it.......

Where and when was your husband born?

Was he registered as Jamieson?


Reggie Report 19 Jul 2013 22:13

Not one male Jamieson/Dawson birth on freebmd


Reggie Report 19 Jul 2013 22:16

Name: JAMIESON, William Wood
Registration district: Birkenhead
County: Cheshire
Year of registration: 1971
Quarter of registration: Oct-Nov-Dec
Date of Birth:4 May 1914
Volume no: 10A
Page no: 183


alviegal Report 19 Jul 2013 22:28

The marriage was in 1968 Birkenhead. Have pm'd it to Tiny.


Reggie Report 19 Jul 2013 22:47

Good find, alviegal..................

And there are five births dated 1969, of which at least 4 must be re-registered

In fact, one of them was previously registered in 1965 and 1966 under both surnames

There is also a Jamieson/Dawson birth in Birkenhead in 1975, which raises yet another question

If you think the death in 1971 is the right man....get the cert. It should say where he was born


Tiny Report 19 Jul 2013 22:50

thanks everyone .. yes reggie thats him .. he was born in durham hartlepool registered i think by a thomas w jamieson ... married in 1968 in birkenhead to margaret dawson ,,, hubby has always been led to believe that he was only 42 when he died , but this now proves it to be wrong .. but he`s not surprised .. bit shocked to read it .. now lets just see if the wood bit of the name is right as he`s been told it comes from williams mothers maiden name .. thanks everyone your all stars :-D


Potty Report 20 Jul 2013 11:15

Tiny, have you got the 1968 marriage cert and the Hartlepool birth cert, both of which would give his father's name? The Index ref for his birth would have his MMN. I can't find


Reggie Report 20 Jul 2013 11:35

How do you know the name of the person who registered the birth without knowing when the birth was registered?


Reggie Report 20 Jul 2013 11:46

Of the births registered or re-registered in 1969

One was originally reg'd in 1964...... in 1962 in 1967

All as Dawson

One appears to have been registered just once


Reggie Report 20 Jul 2013 11:46

Of the births registered or re-registered in 1969

One was originally reg'd in 1964...... in 1962 in 1967

All under Dawson

One appears to have been registered just once