RCE John Strathie

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thomsos
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RCE John Strathie

Post by thomsos » Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:11 pm

Hi all,
I'm trying to find out about a John Strathie who was named as the father of Eliz. Clark b1873, Polmont, she was the illegitimate child of Margaret Clark.
All I have on the RCE is his name, John Strathie a ploughman from Overtown in the parish of Polmont, but can't seem to find him anywhere.
Any help would be appreciated
Thank you
Sandra
Researching- Clark from Polmont, Wason from Dailly, Anderson & Williamson from Bridgeton, also Thomson, Sharp, Bryce, Gillen & Fairley

WilmaM
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Re: RCE John Strathie

Post by WilmaM » Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:55 pm

There aren't too many of that name about.
1891 census does have a John Strathie in Grangemouth aged 39 which would make him about 20 when she was born.
No sign of him in 1871 , just an 11 year old at Muiravonside .
I wonder if his name was misscribed or that's him and his age is missindexed?

Funnily my husband mentioned recently that he was at school with a girl called Strathie, in the Falkirk Braes area.

thomsos
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Re: RCE John Strathie

Post by thomsos » Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:07 am

Thats what I found, not many Strathie's especially Johns.
Margaret was a Domestic servant, she already had a illegitimate son John b1870, then Elizabeth b1873, could it be she worked for John Srathie?
Researching- Clark from Polmont, Wason from Dailly, Anderson & Williamson from Bridgeton, also Thomson, Sharp, Bryce, Gillen & Fairley

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Re: RCE John Strathie

Post by nelmit » Sat Aug 26, 2017 1:32 pm

There is a marriage in December 1874 at Polmont between a John Strathie and Jane Sharp that might be worth a look for his address and occupation.

I think this is Jane with family in 1881 at Bathgate but unfortunately John isn't with them.

Jane Strathie 28 born Polmont
Mary Strathie 6
John Strathie 3
Janet Strathie 2
Jane Strathie 4 M


Regards,
Annette
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thomsos
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Re: RCE John Strathie

Post by thomsos » Sat Aug 26, 2017 1:46 pm

Thank you,
I did see that, but I think I've come to the conclusion, that I probably wouldn't really know if I had the correct one anyway.
Researching- Clark from Polmont, Wason from Dailly, Anderson & Williamson from Bridgeton, also Thomson, Sharp, Bryce, Gillen & Fairley

WilmaM
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Re: RCE John Strathie

Post by WilmaM » Sat Aug 26, 2017 1:59 pm

If his address in 1874 was Overtown Polmont, it would be pretty conclusive, added to the fact his age and parents' names would be there.

I did finally track down Overtown/Overton, his address on the RCE :
http://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=16 ... rs=168&b=1

move the blue circle to see a modern image - they are building lots of new houses over the top of it!

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Re: RCE John Strathie

Post by thomsos » Sat Aug 26, 2017 4:57 pm

Had a look at the MC1874 between John Strathie and Jane Sharp, John was a railway guardsman, but the ironic thing is his father was John Strathie and was a Farm ????, Ploughman in brackets.
I'm not very good at deciphering certificates
ScotlandsPeople_M1874_487_00_0014Z.jpg
MC1874
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Researching- Clark from Polmont, Wason from Dailly, Anderson & Williamson from Bridgeton, also Thomson, Sharp, Bryce, Gillen & Fairley

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Re: RCE John Strathie

Post by AndrewP » Sat Aug 26, 2017 5:37 pm

John Strathie's father was described as a Farm Servant (Ploughman). The address that young John gave, Joppa, Duddingstone, is nowadays within the Edinburgh city boundary, to the east side of Portobello, but there is nothing to indicate that is (or is not) his parents' home address.

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Re: RCE John Strathie

Post by WilmaM » Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:10 pm

Curiously, neither of the couple's addresses given are in the Polmont parish, admittedly Linlithgow is just a hop away.
Though rereading, nelmits edited post, the bride was born there.

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Re: RCE John Strathie

Post by thomsos » Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:19 pm

It certainly looks from the 1871 cen. that John Strathie snr is in Linlithgow, address West Pardovan.
His wife Janet was born West Kirk, Edinburghshire!
Researching- Clark from Polmont, Wason from Dailly, Anderson & Williamson from Bridgeton, also Thomson, Sharp, Bryce, Gillen & Fairley

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