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Elizabeth Wilson Lunn Baptie Mack

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rootgatherer Report 6 Sep 2013 09:34

Oh, Well done Marc. Good to hear a success story.


Marc Report 5 Sep 2013 21:48

Light finally shed!

Elizabeth(Betty) did move away to England/Wales. She did marry, we believe a welshman by the name of Dawkins??? More information still to be found or should I say given!

Unfortunately we have also dicovered Betty has passed away :(

But on the positive side. I have managed to help unravel a missing part of a friends life, find living relatives and she has now made contact with them!!

:-D :-D :-D


rootgatherer Report 16 Aug 2013 21:15

No problem Marc. Just more for you to unravel. At least you know her Mum's second married name now.


Marc Report 16 Aug 2013 21:00

My apology rg I should have been more clear about the document. The document is regarding Elizabeth being at the same address in 1959. After finding out about the divorce it is now unclear who was actually living at the address.
I can only assume for the moment that Elizabeth was still living there possibly with her mother and step father. More research on that is now required.


rootgatherer Report 16 Aug 2013 20:28

Interesting that your friend has a document with Robert and Alice at the same address in 1959. They seem to have divorced in 1953?

Reference Title Date
CS258 Court of Session: Unextracted Processes, 4th arrangement 1935-1994
Country code GB
Repository code 234
Repository National Records of Scotland
Reference CS258/33655
Title Alice D Lunn or Mack v Robert Mack: Divorce
Dates 1953
Access status Open

Location Off site
Description 1875
Level Item


Marc Report 16 Aug 2013 17:16

Well that's the death certificate's ordered! Just need to wait on them arriving now.

I have now also found out that Robert and Alice divorced then Alice remarried Robert Crawford Robertson in 1953 in the district of Haddington, East Lothian.

So a quick search on Scotland's People to see if Elizabeth had married under the name Robertson but no result there either! No death record under Robertson either!

So still nothing on Elizabeth! Which is what I'm really looking for, so if anyone can help shed a bit more light on her it would be very much appreciated! :-D


rootgatherer Report 15 Aug 2013 23:36

No problem Marc - the pleasure is all mine.

Good luck with your search.


Marc Report 15 Aug 2013 23:26

There is always that possibility and that she is still alive! I think maybe a trip to the library and a look at electoral roles might be in order.

Will fill my friend in with an update tomorrow and see what she wants to do next.

Thanks for taking the time to help once again as I'm pretty sure you have helped me before! :-)


rootgatherer Report 15 Aug 2013 23:22

Is it possible that she didn't marry?


Marc Report 15 Aug 2013 23:16

Yes I have and none of them are a possible match due to either the middle name not matching or Elizabeth being the second name and none of them to a man called Mair.


rootgatherer Report 15 Aug 2013 23:09

There are only 16 Mack marriages with Elizabeth (forenames varients) in the whole of Scotland between 1955 and 2000. Have you used a credit to see if (1) any are in the area around East Lothian or (2) to check if any of them married a Mr. Mair ?


Marc Report 15 Aug 2013 23:04

It does! Thanks rg!

Will also give informant that could lead to a few more answers.


rootgatherer Report 15 Aug 2013 23:01

That looks promising then Marc. If that's Elizabeth's mother it will say if she is "married to" or "widow of" Robert. So that will narrow the timescale for his death.


Marc Report 15 Aug 2013 23:00

Yes it is a pity! Will just have to order the certificate!

Marriage record shows his parents as Richard and Christina, ms Hamilton.

I think I may have found his now! Think my eyes need to start working properly!!

Certificates will need to be ordered now and then go from there I think.


rootgatherer Report 15 Aug 2013 22:59


British phone books

Name: Robert Mack
Address: Hazel Bank
Exchange: Grantshouse
Directory Title: Edinburgh / Lothians / South Fife
Publication Year: 1977
Directory County: Midlothian, East Lothian, West Lothian
Page Number: 426


Marc Report 15 Aug 2013 22:53

I have it now thanks. It is the same area they were in before.


rootgatherer Report 15 Aug 2013 22:52

Pity that it is too recent to get online!

Do you know Robert's mother's maiden surname please? It may be possible to narrow the search for his death using that. Or maybe by selecting the same county as that death for the Alice Mack?


rootgatherer Report 15 Aug 2013 22:50

Yes but I am out of credits so I don't know the area.


Marc Report 15 Aug 2013 22:50

Im bemused! I had already searched for her and got no result! Now it is showing!! I must have had something wrong in the previous search!

Thanks rg!


Marc Report 15 Aug 2013 22:47

Is that on Scotlands People??