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Burma adivse required - update from 2013 post here


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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 had a son, James Rosenfeld Gibb born in Burma on 27th September 1901 - this is my grandfather, my fathers father. At some point the three of them returned to Scotland but later James Snr returned to Burma, and died there in Rangoon on 8th June 1912.
We never knew that James Snr had been married to Jane Waddell and had four daughters until I started researching my family tree years ago, and discovered a number of statements in the Edinburgh Gazette and the London Gazette (which I can provide anyone with a copy of ) dated after his death, where people he owed money to named all the family (including my very young grandfather) as they were looking to recover some debts due from my late great grandfather. We had always assumed he was married to Jane Carter Younger but he had not!

The point of my thread is that I can not find any confirmed details of the family line prior to James snr. We do not know how we can find if James Snrs grave still exists in Burma, and can not find any records of his movements back and forward from the UK and Burma. Could anyone point me in the right direction here as this story has begun to obsessionally interest me!

Any help or advice would be greatly received.

Best wishes

Andy Gibb

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