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Erskine/Ross ancestry from Glasgow Scotland

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I am trying to find out more information regarding my maternal great grandmother Eliza Ross (??Elizabeth). I know that she was married to Peter Duncanson born 1845 and she was born 1851?? - I believe from what information I can find her mother was also Eliza (Elizabeth) Erskine and was born around 1821 and her father was possibly Daniel Ross born about 1818 - if these are my true great great grandparents I would like to see who their parents were, when they married and other children they had besides Eliza and the sibling of the great great grandparents. There has been some hints that my great great great grandfather (father of Elizabeth born 1821) may have been Barclay Erskine but cannot find anything for sure. I know that the family names seemed to run in family for example my mother was Vera Ross McLuskie and her sister was Beatrice Kerr McLuskie so when my grandmother who was Mary Erskine Duncanson born in June 1886 Camlaghie Glasgow the family names were used as middle name - then the next question would be how to find out where KERR came into family. Also one of my great aunts (sister of grandmother Mary Erskine Duncanson) was Annie Campbell Duncanson - now the Campbell name or clan comes into the picture. Anyone out there have any ideas. Would be much appreciated.

The picture I posted is of my great grandfather PETER DUNCANSON born 1845 and great grandmother ELIZA ROSS (married name Duncanson) born 1851 and their daughter AGNES DUNCANSON born around 1893 and she never married so do not know when she passed away.

Surnames: Campbell Duncanson Erskine Kerr McLuskie Ross
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on 2012-11-04 01:12:53

My Roots - HOLMES, McBAIN, DUNCANSON, McLUSKIE, ERSKINE, KERR, ROSS, TIMLIN and it keeps going on and on.

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by SilverVixen on 2012-11-04 03:59:22

According to the 1881 Scottish census Eliza was born in Glasgow, Lanarkshire in 1851.
Going with this information there is only 1 Eliza Ross in the Scottish 1861 Census living at Green Street, Calton, Lanarkshire
Ross Daniel, head, 43 (1818) a "Hatter (Journeyman)" born Dornoch, Sutherland
Eliza, wife, 40 (1821) born Glasgow
Esabella (sic), daughter, 19 (1842) Glasgow
George, son, 16 (1845) a Cloth Lapper, Glasgow
James, son, 14 (1847) Cloth Lapper Sch, Glasgow
Eliza, daughter, 10 (1851) Scholar, Glasgow
Mary, daughter, 6 (1855) Scholar, Glasgow
Margaret, daughter, 3 (1858) Glasgow
Daniel, son, 1 (1860) Glasgow

by asheppard on 2012-11-04 19:36:13

According to the 1841 Scotland Census (ages were rounded)

Daniel, 26 born Scotland 1816
Mrs Ross, 20 born Lanarkshire 1821
Isabella aged 6 months b Lanarkshire 1840

living at Maitland Street, Milton Lanarkshire
Daniels occupation Hatter

According to the 1851 Scotland Census
Daniel 35, b1816, Rosehire
Elizabeth 31, b1841 Glasgow
Issabella 10, 1841 Glasgow
George 7, 1844 Glasgow
James 5, 1846 Glasgow
Eliza 9 months, 1850 Glasgow

Living at 21 Gibson St Glasgow St.James
Daniel's occupation - Hatter (journeyman)
Elizabeth's Occupation - Hat Trimmer

According to the 1861 Scotland Census
Daniel 40, 1818, Dornoch Sutherland - Hatter Journeyman
Eliza 40, 1821 Glasgow
Esabella 19, 1842 Glasgow
George 16, 1845 Glasgow - Cloth Lapper
James 14, 1847 Glasgow - Cloth Sch Lapper
Eliza 10, 1851 Glasgow
Mary 6, 1855 Glasgow
Margaret 3, 1858 Glasgow
Daniel 1, 1860 Glasgow

living at 116 Green Street Carlton Glasgow

Scotlands People has one marriage for Daniel Ross between 1845-1850 to spouse Eliza The marriage will confirm Eliza/Elizabeth's name and surname and also details of both their fathers. The children's birth records should also be there.

Scotland's People is a pay per view site

by asheppard on 2012-11-04 19:49:42

The marriage certificate for Peter Duncanson & Eliza Ross 1870 will also give you Eliza Ross' fathers details to confirm you are tracking the right family.

A copy of Eliza's birth record would also narrow down her parents, unfortunately there are 38 Eliza Ross' born 1849-1852 on Scotlands People site. If you can confirm her fathers name from her marriage certificate it should be easier to find.

by highland1dreamer on 2012-11-04 20:35:31

Ok thank you for all your info - I now know that my great grandmother Eliza Ros born 1851 married Peter Duncanson born 1845 on December 31, 1869. It shows on my grandmother Mary Erskine Duncanson's actual birth certificate which I have. I would like to also mention that I know Daniel Ross born 1818 married Elizabeth (Eliza) Erskine born 1821 in 1849 now it is trying to find out who their parents were.

Thanks to both of you for your assistance.

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