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BJD
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Would some kind person help please before I go completely mad?

On Friday I received the marriage certificate  for ISAAC RICHARDS and ELIZA SCOTT.

THe information on the certificate conflicts with waht I have. On the certificate ELIZA'S father is WILLIAM SCOTT and I have been believing that her father was DAVID SCOTT. This is because of information I was given when I first started family research about 15 years ago. I now think WILLIAM  could have been born September  Quarter 1857.

Could some kind person help me sort this by checking it out for me please. What I thought I could do is do my research and see what I can find out and then compare withat someone else has to check I am on the right road. I dont know if I wast to cry or scream at the moment. 15 yrs of wondering why I couldnt fi d David only as bei g born in Scotland and being married twice. When I first started someone from another site helped me lots but put me on wrong track. I think that maybe generations have got mixed up some how. Eliza is my Gt  Gt grandmother.

Thank you in advance for any help I can get

Barb

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Marriage, click image,

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Bert

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Below is the marraige of Eliza's witnesses, probably her sister Caroline, so there dosen't appear a mistake has been made recording the father.

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Bert

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Caroline Scott, Born 1838, Liverpool, mmn, Quirk

Parents marriage, St Nicholas. 1833

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Bert

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Once again, age doesn't tally with future census'

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Bert

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The Scott family at Peach St, 1851, mentioned on both marriage certificates,

 

 

NameAgeCaroline Scott37 Widow, Elizabeth Scott4Angelia Scott24James Scott10
 

Bert

MaryA
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Timeline

Marriage William Scott and Caroline Quirk 1833

Caroline b 1838 m 1856 as a minor (right)

Eliza b 1847 m 1870 full age (right)

1841 Census Maymans Buildings

William Scott 25 Sailmaker, Caroline 23/

Jas Quirk 56 Labourer born Ireland, Jno 18 Labourer,

Richard Kay 25 Carter, Amilia 20, James 15 months.

Everybody except James Quirk are born Liverpool, don’t know where child Caroline was, seems to be missed off the census, but as they are living in the same dwelling as Quirks I would believe them to be the right couple.

Makes William born approx. 1816 or a little earlier since the 1841 ages rounded down to nearest 5, however with Caroline being specifically 23 makes me think 1816 would be accurate.

MaryA

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bertieone

Barbara,

I thought this name rung a bell and I have just checked a post you made on the old forum concerning David Scott, 2018.

It may help if you go back to base camp and tell us the journey that leads you to Eliza Scott, regardless of who her father may be.

Bert

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Is this the one you mean Bert? just to make it easy for Barbara to find

https://www.lswlfhs.org.uk/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=15985

MaryA

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bertieone

Yes, that's it.

Bert

BJD

Hello All, Thank you all for the help with my problem. I am sorry that I have not thanked you before now but I have not been well enough.

The problem was with me. Fool that I am and when I was begining with my research I was much to keen and took things at face value. I had help on another site in the very beginning that turned out to be wrong. I am now on the right track and will be checking everything in future.

Once again for your help.    Barb

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Good luck and I hope you are well enough to take your research forward.

MaryA

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