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    Burma adivse required - update from 2013 post here

    I have looked at the Dollar Gibb's before. They were a family of drapers and milners and theres is a James, but he joined the family business and is not my James Thanks though
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    Burma adivse required - update from 2013 post here

    Rupert - The William in Dollar is not my William - I have researched this family previously and there is a James, but not mine. However the Margaret IS mine . Her death was registered by James and a copy of his signature (which I have from another document- his will) is on the record. Well...
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    Burma adivse required - update from 2013 post here

    I have Jane's death cert - Jane had not been married before and did not re marry (in fact never divorced James). She died on 19th September 1940 at 4 High Street, Berkhamsted aged 85, described as "widow of James Gibb". Death was registered by her daughter Isabel, who was still Isabel Barr (...
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    Burma adivse required - update from 2013 post here

    I will look into that this weekend thanks
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    Burma adivse required - update from 2013 post here

    This is a fascinating line of enquiry. I will defiantly look into this as my James certainly has a Linlithgow Bridge connection
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    Burma adivse required - update from 2013 post here

    Brilliant, that is a new source to me as well Rupert Thanks Andy
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    Burma adivse required - update from 2013 post here

    No unfortunately not - all I know is the wedding record says his father was William
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    Burma adivse required - update from 2013 post here

    Thanks for your help here. My Grandad's middle name is something that has fascinated me too. I believe from previous research it is a German Jewish name but there is no known connection to anyone with that name. It all really is all a puzzle but hopefully I will get to the bottom of it. I...
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    Burma adivse required - update from 2013 post here

    My Great Grandfather - James Gibb married Jane Waddell in Rangoon on 11th October 1880. He had 4 daughters with Jane some of whom were also born in Burma. After their fourth daughter was born James and Jane separated. After this James then had a relationship with Jane Carter Younger and they...
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    WC Athol Stanhope Forbes b1912 d 1981

    I haven't been on here for ages and so glad to see someone else found this thread about Atholl I am currently spending time trying to trace more of my Great Grandads details (Atholl grandad) but really struggling to find out much. I know he died in Burma (where my Grandad was born) but can't...
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    WC Athol Stanhope Forbes b1912 d 1981

    This has been a great advert for this site. Thanks everyone Andy
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    WC Athol Stanhope Forbes b1912 d 1981

    Kirsteen, Great to hear from you. My great grandfather, James Gibb, was the father of Isabella Gibb (who became Isabella Barr) who was Athol and Angus's mother from William Dick Forbes. I am extensively researching Angus, Athol and Andrew( her son to AG Barr) and have been in contact with...
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    WC Athol Stanhope Forbes b1912 d 1981

    This is brilliant. I have some of this but not all.
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    WC Athol Stanhope Forbes b1912 d 1981

    Just been advised from GRO that there is no record of Athol's birth ANYWHERE in London between 1911 and 1913 even although RAF records and online articles etc about Athol state he was born in London on 4th April 1912. Anyone got any suggestions as to what I do next. I have his wedding records...
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    WC Athol Stanhope Forbes b1912 d 1981

    Dave, Thanks for that. The family "rumour" is that Athol Stanhope Forbes parents (Isobel Gibb/Barr and Mr Forbes) were never married, which will be confirmed when I get his birth certificate... the fact you cant find details suggests this may be true. Ernestine M Y L Carter appears to have...
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    WC Athol Stanhope Forbes b1912 d 1981

    It is believed Athol was the son of a relative of mine, one Isobel Gibb (who became Isobel Barr then Isobel Forbes). I am currently waiting for Athol's birth certificate coming to me to confirm this. While there is much information online about Athol's RAF career (particularly as one of "The...
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    UK to Burma - late 1800's early 1900's

    Geoff, The 1901 census is my family. Margaret was born in Rangoon ( I have a copy of her birth record from 12th June 1884 which is from the India birth and baptism records), however Rangoon at that time was listed as "Rangoon, Bengal, India". If you look at the 1891 census you will see the...
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    UK to Burma - late 1800's early 1900's

    Thanks Geoff, it really is a bit of a nightmare and I am really hoping i get to the bottom of it as it has been a stumbling block to my family research as i cant really go up the Gibb line until i establish who James Gibb was, and then find his father/mother etc. Anyway hopefully I will get to...
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    UK to Burma - late 1800's early 1900's

    Thanks for this: In all the records I have for James snr ( death, newspaper articles, marraige to Jane Waddell certificate) only the marrage record to Jane referes to a middle name of Hardy. His dob on that was noted as 1848 with his fathers name noted as William (no mothers name was entered)...
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    UK to Burma - late 1800's early 1900's

    The Edinburgh gazette article was how I first found out that James senior had the two families...and which came as quite a shock to me. There are further entries in the publication on Feb 10 1914, March 20 1914, August 24 1915 and Nov 27 1915 all relating to the same case, which eventually got...
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