Birth record of Margaret Clark

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gbr37114
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Birth record of Margaret Clark

Post by gbr37114 » Thu Nov 19, 2015 1:05 am

Hello all

I am looking for the birth record/certificate of Margaret Clark. She was suppose to have been born on 15 August 1887 in Lanark, Lanarkshire.
Her parents were Samuel Clark and Alison Johnston.
I have found the family in the 1891 Scottish census as:
Samuel Clark, age 28 (born Ireland) an Iron Plainer
Alison Clark, age 24 (born Whitburn, Lanarkshire)
Margaret Clark, age 4 (born Coatbridge, Lanarkshire)
Jeanie Clark, age 2 (born Coatbridge, Lanarkshire)
Alison Clark, age 1 month (born Coatbridge, Lanarkshire)
The family emigrated to Australia on 4 January 1892 from Liverpool

Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you.

Gail

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Re: Birth record of Margaret Clark

Post by momat » Thu Nov 19, 2015 2:55 am

Hi Gail,

Scotland's People have a Margaret Clark born 1887 in Coatbridge .
Don't have enough credits to see the certificate. but this may be your girl.
Maureen

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Re: Birth record of Margaret Clark

Post by AndrewP » Thu Nov 19, 2015 3:55 am

Hi Gail,

The Clark family group that you have shown in the 1891 census are not the Clarks according to their birth certificates (and parents' marriage certificate):
  • Margaret Clark Whisker (18 August 1887)
  • Jane Clark Whisker 1889
  • Allison Clark Whisker 1891
They are the children of Samuel Clark Whisker (Iron Turner, or Iron Planer) and Alison Whisker (ms Johnston), whose marriage (bride's first name spelling = ALLISON) can be found on ScotlandsPeople.

Work that out.

All the best,

AndrewP

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Re: Birth record of Margaret Clark

Post by gbr37114 » Thu Nov 19, 2015 8:35 am

Hello Andrew P

Thank you so much for your help. I think you've cracked it. I now have the marriage and Samuel's mothers maiden surname is Clark. I also now have the birth record. I had been looking for 'Clark' as the surname for Samuel and family and I can't believe it's actually Whisker.

I really appreciate your help so much.

Cheers

Gail

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Re: Birth record of Margaret Clark

Post by gbr37114 » Thu Nov 19, 2015 10:15 pm

Dear Maureen

Thank you also for having a look for me. We have now established that Samuel's surname is Whisker and his middle name is Clark.

Appreciate your looking for me.

Gail

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