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Registration Number: 644/10
Registration district: Hutchesontown
Civil parish: Glasgow Govan
County: Lanarkshire
Address: 269 Upper Crown Street
ROBERTSON Archibald head 1836 25 Drapers Clerk Millport, Buteshire
ROBERTSON Mary wife 1835 26 Glasgow, Lanarkshire (alt name) [MALCOLM]
MALCOLM Paterfield Father-in-Law 1793 68 Carpet Weaver Paisley, Renfrewshire
MALCOLM Margaret Sister-in-Law 1832 29 Glasgow, Lanarkshire
MALCOLM James Brother-in-Law 1841 20 Gilder Glasgow, Lanarkshire
FLEMING Robert Visitor 1858 3 Hamilton, Lanarkshire
I now have a copy of the death certificate for Porterfield and although it incorrectly lists his father as Archibald (actually his eldest brother's name) and does not list his mother's name there is enough for me to be reasonably sure I have the right one.

The informant was his son James b. 4 Jul 1840 Gorbals so I'd like a look up for James in 1871 please assuming he died in 1877 and not between 4 Feb 1869 and 1871 census.

Death 1877 James MALCOLM Calton (Glasgow), Lanark, Scotland Age 38


Area right, Dave but occupation different. Still possible

MALCOLM, James Head Married M 33 1838 Plane Maker Glasgow, Lanarkshire N/A
MALCOLM, Marion Wife Married F 31 1840 Glasgow, Lanarkshire N/A
MALCOLM, Marion Daughter F 4 1867 Edinb, Midlothian N/A
MALCOLM, James Son M 3 1868 Edinb, Midlothian N/A
MALCOLM, John Son M 1 1870 Glasgow, Lanarkshire N/A
Piece: 644
Folio: 28
Page: 16
Registration District: Bridgeton
Civil Parish: Calton
Municipal Borough:
Address: 12, Sister Street, Calton
County: Lanarkshire
Hello Barbara,

Thanks. A very different occupation.

I'd better check how many were born Glasgow 1840 +/- say 3 years. Not too many to worry us.


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Hello Barbara,

If that is the right death for James I wonder if Marion has remarried or is shown as a widow in 1881. I can't see a marriage 1877-1881.


She is not obviously showing, Dave. There are another 4 possible deaths for a James Malcolm before 71, are you sure the 77 one is yours? the one I found doesn't seem right and there are no other possibles that I am happy with even tho there are quite a few James Malcolms,they are mostly born elsewhere.
Hello Barbara.

Thanks for looking.

No, I'm not 100% sure. Yes, I'm finding just as many James & Roberts in NZ as well. :biggrin:

Age at death and location did seem to make it likely. Age in census is 2 years out. When I said not too many others born around 1840 I was looking in FS not SP.


With siblings Margaret and Robert Porterfield in NZ we had better consider what James did after 4 Feb 1869.

I know sister Mary married and died in Hillhead, Lanark in 1915 so all 4 didn't end up in NZ.

The James Porterfield who ended up in NZ is a different James.
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1877 death ruled out for James the gilder in 1861 census.

Married to Marion Muir
Parents John MALCOLM & Margaret MILLER
Informant brother George

This death in Lanark so should be in census.

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