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David SWAN b. 1813 Dunfermline

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Hello crankypants,


No doubt about David's birth/baptism:

10/12/1813 SWAN DAVID JAMES SWAN/MARGARET STEWART FR2858 M DUNFERMLINE /FIFE 424/00 0090 0319

David is said to have died 1 Dec 1888

1888 SWAN DAVID M 75 KELVIN GLASGOW CITY/LANARK 644/09 1173

He is last seen with spouse in 1851:

1851 Scotland Census
Parish Number: 644/1
Civil parish: Glasgow St James
County: Lanarkshire
Address: 19 Gr Hamilton St
Occupation: Scholar
ED: 10
Page: 14 (click to see others on page)
Household schedule number: 46
Line: 3
Roll: CSSCT1851_162
SWAN David head 1813 age 38 Commercial Traviller Provice Dunfermline, Fifeshire
SWAN Lillias wife 1809 age 42 Kinross, Kinropshire
SWAN Margaret daur 1834 age 17 Dressmaker Danfermlin, Fifeshire
SWAN James son 1836 age 15 Apprentice Carpenter Danfermlin, Fifeshire
SWAN Lillias daug 1837 age 14 Aripmaker Danfermlin, Fifeshire
SWAN Jane daur 1841 age 10 Scholar Danfernlin, Fifeshire
SWAN David son 1843 age 8 Scholar Danfermlin, Fifeshire

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EDIT: We have Lilias as head in 1861, 1871, 1881 and 1891. She dies in 1901:

1901 SWAN LILIAS REEKIE F 81 ST ROLLOX GLASGOW CITY/LANARK 644/06 0097

Please see if you can find David in 1861, 1871 & 1881. Thanks.

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Dave
 
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Hello crankypants,

I have no information that David left Fife for those 30 odd years.

In looking for the death of his father James I found this death that fits for age at death and name but nothing else:

James SWAN death 1863 Cupar, Fife, Scotland born 1782 +/- 1 year

1863 SWAN JAMES M 81 CUPAR /FIFE 420/00 0046

Flour miller married to Elizabeth EDMANSTON - Informant son James.

1863 April Twenty Second 10h 30m am South Tece Cupar EDIT: It is South Toll

M 81 years

To confirm I have the details correct a copy of part of the death certificate.

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Hi Dave

1861 U.K Census
Name: David Swan
Age: 48
Estimated birth year: abt 1813
Relation: Lodger
Gender: Male
Where born: Scotland
Civil parish: Otterburn
County/Island: Northumberland
Country: England
Registration district: Bellingham
Sub-registration district: Bellingham
Address: Otterburn Percy Arms, Green Chesters, Otterburn
John Snaith 47
Isabella Snaith 19
Mary A Snaith 17
Andrew Snaith 16
Elizabeth Snaith 14
Elizabeth Robinson 42
Elizabeth Brydon 18
Edward C Robertson 30
Henry M Carr 25
David Swan 48 Lodger Married Scotland Commercial Traveller
Thomas A Healy 54
Thomas A Healy 24
Emma Healy 65
John Lomax 37
Maria L Lomax 41
William F Lomax 8
Ida Linley 27
Ida Apperley 67
Axley Linley 9
Cecil Linley 6
Montague Linley 3

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Hello crankypants,

:D I said I had no information he left Fife. :D

Now I have proof he did. :2fun: Thank you.

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Hi Dave

1861 Scotland Census
Name: James Swan
Age: 79
Estimated birth year: abt 1782
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Elizabeth Swan
Gender: Male
Where born: St Andrews, Fifeshire
Registration Number: 420
Registration district: Cupar
Civil parish: Cupar
County: Fife
Address: South Toll
Occupation: Miller
ED: 8
Household schedule number: 77
Line: 3
Roll: CSSCT1861_54
James Swan 79
Elizabeth Swan wife 74 Scoonie, Fifeshire
Jessie Swan grandaughter 10 Cupar, Fifeshire

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Hello crankypants,

I'm searching for David in England in 1881. This is not the right one in Cumberland:

Birth Year <1812>
Birthplace Scotland
Age 69
Occupation Picture Dealer (In Works Of Art)
Marital Status M <Married>
Head of Household David SWAN
Relation Head

But this is the right one with the wrong name:

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Age Birthplace Occupation Disability
Josh. PRICE Head M Male 39 Birm, Warwick, England Shopkeeper
Sarah PRICE Wife M Female 44 Sheffield
David SWAINE Visitor U Male 67 Fife, Scotland Traveller (Coml)
Mary PACEY Serv Female 47 Boston, Lincoln, England Domestic Serv
Jas. GARDNER Lodger M Male 38 Gatehouse On Fleet Clerk

Source Information:
Dwelling 259 Petre Street
Census Place Brightside Bierlow, York, England
Public Records Office Reference RG11
Piece / Folio 4661 / 61
Page Number 47

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Hello crankypants,

Thank you very much. No need to chase that James SWAN any further. It confirms I don't have the right death for James and probably not the right one for William either. Cupar is as far NE of Markinch, the family origin, as Dunerfmline is to the SW. No reason for any of my SWANs to be in Cupar. So, two deaths I still need to find.

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Hello crankypants,

Another sibling Andrew b. 11 Jul 1786 Milton of Balgonie parish of Markinch, Fife

Piece: SCT1841/447 Place: Markinch -Fife Enumeration District: 12
Civil Parish: Markinch Ecclesiastical Parish, Village or Island: Milton
Folio: 0 Page: 16
Address: Milton of Balgonie
Surname First name(s) *** Age Occupation Where Born Remarks
SWAN Andrew M 50 Ag. Labourer Fife
SWAN Lochie F 55 Fife
I've not found the marriage yet or any children or their deaths.

Please see if you can find them in 1851. Thanks.

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Hi Dave

1851 Scotland Census
Name: Andrew Swan
Age: 61
Estimated birth year: abt 1790
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name: Lochie Swan
Gender: Male
Where born: Markinch, Fife
Parish Number: 447
Civil parish: Markinch
Town: Milton of Balgonie
County: Fife
Address: Milton Of Balgonie
Occupation: Land Labourer Ap
ED: 11
Page: 18 (click to see others on page)
Household schedule number: 73
Line: 2
Roll: CSSCT1851_92
Andrew Swan 61
Lochie Swan 75 Herkcaldy, Fife

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Hello crankypants,

Thank you very much. He stayed in his home village. :)

No luck I take it with David in 1871?

I'm having no luck finding deaths for two Margaret SWANs or for James or William. I hope we have some luck with Andrew then. Please see if Andrew is still alive in 1861. Thanks. At least I'm getting credits at the right time of the year. :D

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Hello crankypants,

Perhaps we are in luck.

A death in Markinch in 1857 for an Andrew SWAN born 1786 +/- 1 :D

All I need now is to spend 6 credits and find the death certificate has no other info.

Looks as though Lochie dies in 1864 in same parish.

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Hello crankypants,

Thanks. Looks like Lochie died in 1864 in same parish.

The other sibling Henry died in 1843 so no more look ups for him.

A sibling of David & William:

Jean Brotherstone SWAN b. 1808 Dunfermline, Fife

I have no marriage and no death yet and so far not found in 1841.

I'll keep looking for her death.

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Hi Dave

Just testing you.:D:D

Name: Locky Swan
Age: 83
Estimated birth year: abt 1778
Relationship: Head
Gender: Female
Where born: Abbotshall, Fife
Registration Number: 447
Registration district: Markinch
Civil parish: Markinch
County: Fife
Address: Street Milton Balgavie
Occupation: Annuitant
ED: 11
Household schedule number: 76
Line: 24
Roll: CSSCT1861_59
Household Members: Name Age
Locky Swan 83

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Hello crankypants,

Thanks. Well, the death certificate has Lochie. ;)

I'm having no luck with Jean. I still wonder if her middle name is an error or corruption of her mother's maiden name - various spellings including GROWNDSTON and GROUNDIESTON(E).

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Hi Dave

How come I couldn't find him last week.:D:D

1871 U.K Census
Name: David Swan
Age: 54
Estimated birth year: abt 1817
Relation: Boarder
Gender: Male
Where born: Fifesherd, Scotland
Civil parish: Birmingham
Ecclesiastical parish: St Matthias
Town: Birmingham
County/Island: Warwickshire
Country: England
Registration district: Birmingham
Sub-registration district: St George
Address: Barr Street, West, Birmingham
Elizabeth Cooper 41
Walter Cooper 18
Charles Cooper 14
Harriet Cooper 12
Edward Cooper 9
David Swan 54 Comm. Agent

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Hello crankypants,

I'm in contact again with a researcher of the SWAN / KELTIE /ANDERSON / SANDS / ... families and I hope to get a copy of the death certificate of James SWAN. I think his son William was the informant.

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Dave
 
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