Re: Grahams in Edinburgh, Scotland
Thank you for your prompt reply.
I don't honestly know where Janet actually came from.My great-grandfather Andrew BROWN (according to his 1882 marriage cert & 1901 census - GRO/www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk web site)was born c1853 in Edinburgh, parents James BROWN and Janet GRAHAM.
As well, according to the GRO site, there were only 2 BROWN/GRAHAM marriages, but names/dates are not compatible.
1) 1857 James BROWN married Mary GRAHAM Dumfermline (GRO # 424/01 0075)
2) 1859John Adam BROWN married Mary Ann GRAHAM Blythswood(GRO # 644/06 0337)
It surprised me to find only two, as BROWN and GRAHAM are certainly not in the least rare names in Scotland !
So, unless I can actually go to the GRO again (was there in 2001 - hopefully again in 2005) the chances of finding my James BROWN & Janet GRAHAM will have to wait, although I will check again when I next access www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk.Haven't a clue as to which parish to look in either.Will see if I can find a birth for my Andrew in 1853 +/- for a clue.
We do believe both James and Janet were born pre-1833, but truly are just guessing on that.
I've quite a bit of other data on Andrew BROWN and know his first wife was either a Margaret MCDONALD or an Isabel/Isobel MCDONALD.They are in the 1881 census at 266 Castle St. Glasgow.Believe I found her to be Margaret, but my uncle (82 yr old in Glasgow, who caught the genie bug from me) says Isabel/Isobel.Uncle went to the Mitchell Library for his info.
Don't know ifthis helps you at all ... hope it does someone!Btw .. the McDonald lady is not my great-gran.Margaret/Isabel died not long after the census and he then married Martha Jamieson CLARK (born Shetland) in 1882, who was living with her parents at 266 Castle St. in 1881, as well.
This is my Mum's maternal line.Oddly, some of Mum's paternal lot were living just up the street and around the corner (closer to the Cathedral/Infimery) and my Dad's (a Canadian) paternal grandparents were at 193 Castle St, all in 1881.I do often wonder if some/all were on at least a nodding acquaintance, whilst going in and out of the shops or church?
Toni ... Ontario Canada.