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James Grainger b. 15 Jun 1847 Falkirk, Stirling
William Grainger & Margaret McGregor
Batch: C119707

Piece: SCT1851/479 Place: Falkirk -Stirlingshire Enumeration District: 1
Civil Parish: Falkirk Town Ecclesiastical Parish, Village or Island: Falkirk
Folio: 0 Page: 50 Schedule: 221
Address: Bainsford
Surname First name(s) Rel Status *** Age Occupation Where Born Remarks
GRAINGER William Head Mar M 26 Grate Metal Fitter Stirlingshire - Bainsford
GRAINGER Margaret Wife Mar F 23 West Lothian - Winchburgh
GRAINGER John Son - M 3 Stirlingshire - Grahamston
GRAINGER Margaret Dau - F 1 Stirlingshire - Bainsford

Probably the right family in 1851. Is that brother John or an error for James?

Civil Parish: Alloa
County: Clackmannanshire
Address: 11 High St
GRANGER James Head 24 Grace Mounter Barnsford Stirlingshire [Bainsford]
GRANGER Margaret Wife 22 Tomburn Fifeshire [Torryburn]
GRANGER Cecelia dau 2 Alloa Clackmshire

Looking for James and his parents in 1861.


Looking for James and his parents in 1861.

This looks the closest, Dave. Margaret Sr. PoB?

Registration district: Falkirk Burgh
Civil Parish: Falkirk Burgh
County: Stirlingshire
Address: 32
Occupation: Blacksmith
ED: 11; Page: 15; Line: 1; Roll: CSSCT1861_64

William Grainger 36 [Blacksmith]
Margaret Grainger 31
James Grainger 13 [Blacksmith
William Grainger 9
Alexander Grainger 4
Thomas Grainger 3
Margaret Grainger 11
Helen Grainger 7
Jane Marshall 1 Mo [b. Larbert]
[Family all b. Falkirk.]

Thanks Geoff.

Baptism has Falkirk, if that is James in 1851 then Grahamston and in 1861 it is Bainsford then back to Falkirk.

Registration Number: 479/1
Registration District: Falkirk Burgh
Civil Parish: Falkirk Burgh
County: Stirlingshire
ED: 10
Household schedule number: 58
Address: Inglis Land
GRAINGER James Head 34 Blacksmith Falkirk, Stirlingshire
GRAINGER Margaret Wife 32 Alloa, Clackmanan [Torryburn]
GRAINGER Margaret dau 10 Alloa, Clackmanan
GRAINGER William son 8 Alloa, Clackmanan
GRAINGER Millie dau 2 Alloa, Clackmanan
GRAINGER Mearn dau 1 month Falkirk, Stirlingshire

FALKIRK, a parish, market town, and parliamentary borough in the county Stirling, Scotland, 10 miles S.E. of Stirling. It is a station on the Edinburgh and Glasgow railway. ... and it contains the villages of Camelon, Lawerston, Bainsford, Barleyside, Bonnybridge, and Glen.

Falkirk Grahamston railway station is one of two railway stations serving the town of Falkirk.

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Margaret Mcgregor
Gender Female
Christening Date 20 Apr 1827
Birth Date 14 Apr 1827
Father's Name Charles Mcgregor
Mother's Name Margaret Jamison

First daughter - mother's mother = Margaret

KIRKLISTON, (or K'liston), a parish partly in county Edinburgh and partly in county Linlithgow, Scotland, 9 miles W. of Edinburgh. It is intersected by the Falkirk and Edinburgh turnpike road, and by the Edinburgh and Glasgow railway, which latter has a station at Winchburgh, and a viaduct of thirty arches across the river Almond, in this parish. ...
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I can't find a James Granger/Grainger in 1851 who would fit born 1847 Bainsford/Falkirk.

I can't find a birth/baptism on SP for a John that would fit so that's probably James in 1851.
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Torryburn not Alloa.

Margaret Watson KELTIE b. 20 Jul 1849
Christening Date: 12 Aug 1849 Torryburn, Fife
Batch: C114587

Death after 1901 so I'll search SP for it.

Death 1917 GRANGER Margaret (KELTY) Falkirk, Stirling Age 68

No middle name. Watson is her grandmother's name.
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I can't find a birth/baptism on SP for a John that would fit so that's probably James in 1851.

I think on balance that is an error in 1851, James' sibling Margaret b. c1850 more or less tends towards that family in 1851/61. Though still tantalising..

Looks to be an error.

I'll try to find a death for James now.

Death 1922 GRAINGER James Falkirk, Stirling Age 73

Margaret's mother.

Death 1902 KELTIE Cecilia (MASTERTON) Falkirk, Stirling Age 83

1901 census has age as 86.

Cecil MASTERTON b. 23 Aug 1815 c. 27 Aug 1815 Torryburn, Fife
Batch: C114585