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Civil Parish: Dunfermline
County: Fife
Address: 22 Martyns Place
David Stewart Head 59 Slater Dunfermline
Euphemia dau 26 Hosekeeper Dunfermline
Mary dau 24 Factory worker Dunfermline
Kate dau 22 Factory worker Dunfermline

Name: David Scotland
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1891
Gender: Male
Age: 38
Birthplace: Fife
Registration District: Dunfermline
County: Fife

Marriage 1891 Dunfermline, Fife

I'd like a look up please for Mary and David in 1891. Don't know if the marriage was before or after the census. May not even be the right marriage.

The tree won't load yet again but it seems to indicate the marriage was before the 1891 census and that Mary was working in a Damask factory.
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1891 =RG12-
Address E.Netherton St ,Dunfermline(taken from fmp)

DAVID SCOTLAND =w= son in law =1853==power loom weaver===

William Buchanan===h ====1823==linen weaver==b Fife
Mary Buchanan--w---------1824
Mary Buchanan===d=======
William Scotlans===gs=====1884
Mary Scotland=====gd===1886
David Scotlans===gs======1889
John Scotland======gs======1891

Death 1933 SCOTLAND Mary (STEWART) Dunfermline, Fife Age 76

I don't know if the tree is reliable or if this is Mary in 1891 or if she died before 1891 unmarried.

Name: Mary Stewart
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1891
Gender: Female
Age: 36
Birthplace: Fife
Registration District: Dunfermline
County: Fife
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Thanks dave.

I won't get that marriage just yet.

Just checked the births and only one Mary born Dunfermline 1855-1861 so that's a good sign.

Oh, and one Mary STUART 1855.

I'm not feeling well so having a very early night.
there is this record which if correct means some illegit children, or the marriage was before 1891

1901 Scotland Census

Name: David Scotland

Age: 47
Estimated birth year: abt 1854
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Mary Scotland
Where born: Dunfermline, fifeshire
Registration Number: 424

Registration district: Dunfermline
Civil Parish: Dunfermline
Town: Dunfermline
County: Fife

Address: 43 1/2 Golfdrum St

Occupation: Power Loom Tenter

ED: 23
Household schedule number: 261
Roll: CSSCT1901_135

David Scotland 47
Mary Scotland 45
William Scotland 17
Mary Scotland 15
David Scotland 12
John Scotland 10
James Scotland 3
Barbara Stewart 42
I can't see a baptism for James around 1898 on FS and SP after 1855 does not let you enter parents names.
Hi Dave

If this the same James, it confirms his DOB....

Utah, Naturalization and Citizenship Records, 1858-1959 about James Scotland
James Scotland
Age: 23
Birth Date: 3 Jun 1897
Birth Place: Dunfermline, Scotland
Residence : Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Event Date: 3 Nov 1920
County: Salt Lake

It is on the image also..

Thanks Geoff.

I have another appointment today so I'll be back in about 3 hours.

This looks like his arrival...

New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
James Scotland
Arrival Date: 12 Oct 1920
Birth Date: abt 1898
Birth Location: Scotland
Birth Location Other: dumfernline
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Ethnicity/ Nationality: Scottish (Scotish)
Port of Departure: Southampton, England
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: New York
[Image has his mother, Mrs Scotland as nearest relative, at Golfdrum St., same address as 1901]

It looks as though David may have been a widower when he married Mary Stewart... there are a couple of trees, one has this for 31 Dec 1880, spouse Jane Buchanan..

David was a power loom tenter living at James Place, Dunfermline, and Jane was a Damask Factory worker living at Netherton Street, Dunfermline, where they were married by Dunfermline Free Abbey Church Minister. Witnesses were John Buchanan and Janet Scotland. This marriage record confirms all parents. End Quote

This puts him with a Jane in 1881, can't see a mar. record :rolleyes:

RD: Dunfermline
Civil Parish: Dunfermline
Town: Dunfermline
County: Fife
Address: 36½ Grieve St
ED: 14; Page: 44; Line: 20; Roll: cssct1881_117

David Scotland 27 [b. Dunfermline. Power Loom Tenter]
Jane Scotland 25 [do]

This is the full 1891 census that Rose found in post #2...

RD: Dunfermline
Civil Parish: Dunfermline
Town: Dunfermline
County: Fife
Address: 12 Netherton St
ED: 11; Page: 25; Line: 24; Roll: CSSCT1891_128

William Buchanan 68
Mary Buchanan 67
Mary Buchanan 28
David Scotland 38 [b. Dunfermline. Sower Loom- Tenter]
William Scotland 7
Mary Scotland 5
David Scotland 2
John Scotland 3 Mo

If John was only 3 months old, I wonder if Jane died of a childbirth complication :rolleyes: :(

Thanks Geoff.

I'm still not 100% sure it's my Mary. I currently have credits but this is a bit off my main line so not sure I'll get a copy of the death certificate.