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Donaldson

Location
Edinburgh
From
Scotland
Hi Folks,
Anyone out there researching the name Donaldson from the Midlothian area.
My gr.gr.grandfather was Alexander Donaldson, gr.gr. grandmother was Sarah Allan, i'm not 100% sure if they were ever married as their daughter, my gr. grandmother was born under the surname of Allan ( Grace ). I do know Sarah went on to marry a William Swan. In the census returns Sarah is always with her parents Andrew & Grace Allan, untill she married William Swan. Can't find any trace of them getting married on Scotlandspeople.
The sticky part is that Grace Allan Donaldson's ( as she was eventually called ) Marriage cert.,on Scotlandspeople states her parents were Alexander and Sarah Donaldson, m.s Allan.
Info i have on Alexander Donaldson is, he was a baker and census returns that i think match are.

1861 Baker 20, living with mother.
1871, 30, Moved to Kelso with mother.
1881, 37, Prisoner, Edinburgh.
1891, 48, Poorhouse Edinburgh.
1901, 59, Living in a mens hostel in West Port, Edinburgh.

Any info on this man would be welcome .

Would be interesting to find out what he was in prison for and,for how long. As between 1871 and. 1891, theres a possibility he could have done 20 years.

Cheers Iain
 
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