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SuzanneW

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Looking for a Scottish link!!

Looking for my Grandads parents (dont have contact with my fathers side of family, so unable to get any info!!! ):'( :'(

My Grandad - Douglas Lister Robertson born in Pollockshields, Glasgow around 1910 - 1919

I think he had a sister (but not sure):confused:

He later married a Doris Maude Bell in 1937 (Oct-Dec qtr) in Kensington (ohhh , how posh!!!), sadly my nan died in 1959 in Willesden, London before I was born (so again this makes things harder)

They had two son's - Brian Lister born - 10/7/1939 and John Charles born - 08/5/1942 (my dad).

I am an only child, my birth parents are divorced, and my mum passed away 8 years ago, so my almanac has disappeared (so inconsiderate - only joking):'(

So any help, would be so gratefully received, apparently there are family rumours that we are related to Lord Joseph Lister - but where, when or how I haven't managed to work that one out yet?

Thank you to anyone who is brave enough. I know it is all vague - i am sorry

:D :D :2fun: :2fun: :biggrin: :biggrin:
 

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Hi all

Sorry been busy!!!!!

I have my grandad (douglas lister's) marriage cert to doris maude - it shows his father as

John Churchsman Robertson

and

Doris Maude's father as

Charles Trojan Bell (as per my other thread)

As for the Quaker question - not that I know of????????????
 

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Whether this is your John Churchsman Robertson, but there is one on the New York passenger list.

John Churchman Robertson
Married
Arrival date 29 Apr 1906
Age 37yrs 9mths
Port of departure Liverpool
Ethnicity/Race Scottish
Ship name Cedric
Port of arrival New York

Cant make out his occupation
 

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On the England and Wales marriage index there are 2 marriages for a John Churchman Robertson.

Year 1892
District York
The brides listed are:-

Mary Ann Brown
Helen Binnie Nimmo

Year 1905
District Hartlepool
Brides listed are:-

Bessie Beck
Edith Alice Sarginson
 

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Hi Julie

Not sure if this would be him? don't recall anything about anyone from that side going to New York - that's not to say they didn't - of course!!!

(may well have done? maybe that is why I am so drawn to N.Y.???? who knows)

His occupation on marriage cert is as a

Manufacturer - don't know if that ties up with passenger list info?

Thanks for all the help you are giving me, really do appreciate it.

Managed to find quite a bit on the other side today for the Bells /Wallace gang, so it really is the Robertson side that is causing the problem :'( but then that figures!!:eek: they always have been.
 

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had a quick look and Mary Brown and Edith Alice Sarginson are not listed on N.Y immigration list for that date.

But, both Helen Binnie Nimmo and Bessie Beck are?????

How confusing:confused:
 

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Theres also a Charles Binnie Peters Robertson

Arrival date 19 Dec 1926
age 23/born abt 1903
Port of departure Glasgow
Ship name Caledonia


He is also on the US naturalization records
 

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Hi Julie

Wow,wow,wow:D :D :D

Thank you millions, cant believe you have managed to pin this down and now I know where the 'Lister' name comes from (Brill!!!)

Thank you again so much.:biggrin:
 

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