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Birth 1862 THOM JOHN M 685/4 213 St Giles
Birth 1862 THOM JOHN M 685/3 565 Canongate

The John I'm tracing in 1871 and 1881 is the son of James Thom and Margaret Paterson however James died in 1863 and Margaret in 1866.

I have a John Thom in 1871 and 1881 but I don't know if I have the same one in both census or if he is the one I want.

Registration No: 685/4
Registration District: St Giles
Civil Parish: Edinburgh Buccleuch
Town: Edinburgh
County: Midlothian
Roll: CSSCT1871_164 Page 11
ED: 50 Schedule: 51
Address: 24 West Crosscauseway
Christian Miller Head 51 Edinburgh
Cecilia Miller Dau 11 Edinburgh
John Thom Nephew 9 Edinburgh

Registration No: 685/4
Registration District: St Giles
Civil Parish: Edinburgh St George
County: Midlothian
Roll: CSSCT1881_290 Page 1
ED: Schedule: 5
Address: 22 West Crosscauseway
Elizabeth Millar Head Widow 61 Charwoman Edinburgh
Catherine Millar Dau U 23 Laundress Edinburgh
John Thom Nephew U 18 Stationer's Porter Edinburgh
John ThomAge 9Estimated Birth Year 1862Relationship SonMother's Name Margaret ThomGender MaleWhere born Maybole, AyrshireRegistration Number 605Registration district MayboleCivil parish MayboleTown MayboleCounty AyrshireAddress Back VennalOccupation ScholarED 2Household schedule number 39Line 20Roll CSSCT1871_113 Household membersName Age Margaret Thom 40John Thom 9Charles Thom 6Margaret Mc Quehrn 8month
Thanks Keith.

The one I'm after was born Edinburgh.

NSW Marriage 122/1891 THORN [?] JOHN - MERCER SARAH K - SYDNEY

1891 MARRIAGES Solemnized in the District of -
No. 4 20th January 1891 Mariners' Church George Street Sydney
John Thom - Bachelor - Edinburgh Scotland - Gas Gauge Keeper - 28 - Sydney - James Thom & Margaret Paterson - Mason
Sarah Kate Mercer - Spinster - Sheffield Yorkshire England - - - 23 - Sydney - James Balantyne Mercer & Rachel Fearnley Willoughby - Caretaker
Married at the Mariners' Church George Street Sydney According to the Rites & Ceremonies of the Church of England
Parties signed: John Thom, Sarah Kate Mercer
Witnesses signed: William Adams, Lucy Harriet Mercer
By me Chas. H. Gibson M.A. Officiating Minister
This maybe him in 1881...
John ThomAge 18Estimated Birth Year abt 1863Relationship ServantGender MaleWhere born Maybole, AyrshireRegistration Number 576/1Registration district Old ArdrossanCivil parish Old ArdrossanCounty AyrshireAddress YonderhouseOccupation Farm ServantED 7Household schedule number 13Line 18Roll cssct1881_178Household Members (Name)AgeRelationship
Margret Borland77Head
Martha Borland51Daughter
Maggie Borland46Daughter
Agness Russell14Servant
John Lymburn24Servant
John Thom18Servant
Thanks Keith.

Ayrshire ruled out.

SP only shows one John Thom in 1871 in Midlothian. Ditto in 1881.


Death 1863
age 1
685 / 4 / 691
The one in the census was born in Edinburgh
John ThomGender MaleBirth Date 12 Jun 1862Birth Place Edinburgh Parish,Edinburgh,Midlothian,ScotlandFather James ThomMother Margaret Paterson
Thanks Keith.

Yes, with the death of one it looks as though I have the right one in 1871 and 1881 although I have not proved the 'nephew' bit yet.

Marriage 1862 THOM JAMES - PATERSON MARGARET 692/2 3 Leith South * 31 Dec 1861
I can't find a birth abt 1841 for Margaret Paterson with mmn Miller/Millar.
Christian Miller was the widow of William Miller. They married 16 July 1841 in St Cuthbert's, Edinburgh. They had several children including Cecilia born 1860 (as per 1871 Census) and Catherine Miller born 1858 (as per 1881 Census). Christian's maiden name was Thom so I'm guessing a sister to John's father James. Haven't found the proof yet though.