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Jessie Beaton and Solomon McColl

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Daniel Report 20 May 2017 13:32

Hello everyone!

I am looking for any descendants of Solomon McColl and Jessie Beaton. Solomon was born in 1885 in Lamlash, Buteshire to John McColl and Catherine Campbell McColl. Jessie was born in 1896 in Vatisker, Isle of Lewis to Norman Beaton and Ann Macrae Beaton. Solomon and Jessie were married on February 20, 1920 in Glasgow. Solomon is believed to have died in 1962 and Jessie in 1968.

On her mother's death certificate in 1932, it lists Jessie's residence as 10 Baker Street, Shawlands, Glasgow.

Does anyone have any info? All help greatly appreciated.


Pam Report 20 May 2017 15:38

The best website to help is which is pay to view not subscription.

Free search shows deaths
Solomon McColl aged 77 died 1962 Springburn
Solomon McColl aged 82 died 1963 Springburn
Solomon McColl aged 78 died 1977 Motherwell & Wishaw


JoonieCloonie Report 20 May 2017 22:26

There is virtually no chance of anyone related seeing your message, unfortunately - unless someone does an internet search for the names in future and finds this thread. In case that happens, be sure to keep an up to date email address in your account here (or use a permanent online address like Gmail). That way, if someone tries to contact you via this site, you will get an email notification. You will be able to reply to private messages even if you are not a paid member.

You won't get notification of any replies in the thread (like mine and Pam's) unless you click Watch This at the top of the thread. To be sure you see replies, though, come back to the site and click My Threads over on the left to find this one.

You do have a tree here - I see Solomon when I search trees - so that is good. You are the only one though. Periodically search trees for your various names to see whether anyone has added any of them, and send messages if you find matches.

As Pam says, scotlandspeople is your best resource.

Are you descended from Solomon and Jessie?


JoonieCloonie Report 20 May 2017 22:27

related thread on find ancestors, posting to avoid duplication


Daniel Report 21 May 2017 00:09

I am not descended from Jessie- she was my great-grandmother's younger sister.

I'll just keep an eye out and keep searching. Hopefully I'll get something someday :)

Thanks for your replies!


Laraine Report 4 Aug 2019 22:54

Hi Daniel, I have only recently joined Genes Reunited and my maiden name was Beaton. My father was James Crayton Beaton and he was from Stirling. I was wondering out of curiosity could there be a link. I hope to hear back from you.


Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 5 Aug 2019 07:49


It’s unlikely that Daniel will pick up your response.he may not still be a member too
He only posted 4 times

You could try and make contact by clicking on his name and sending a message

If his email address is still the same he will receive and can then reply


ArgyllGran Report 5 Aug 2019 10:56

Laraine -

Your father was born in 1923. This is his parents' marriage:

488/1 65
St Ninians

If you register with ScotlandsPeople, and buy credits (minimum 30 for £7.50), you can see the image of the original document (6 credits to view and/or print).
That will tell you James's parents' names, and you can then trace the family back to see if there's any Lewis connection.

However - Beaton is a very common name, so the likelihood of any link is probably remote.