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Alexander Nicolson 1874 born Govan, Glasgow, Scotland

I have information regarding the birth of Alexander Nicolson 1874 and his marriage to my Great Aunt Isabella McCaskill in 1919 in Govan.
Alexander was a Seaman in the Merchant Navy. Isabella and her sister were killed in the Clydebank Blitz on March 13th 1941, it says she was the wife of A.Nicolson. He must have been at sea when this happened I would think. Now, where did Alexander go? When did he die? I can't seem to find anything, tried Scotland's People and Familysearch.org and ancestry.ca. Help? J.D. Harris

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Information re Christina McDonald McDermid of Govan, Glasgow, Scotland 1843-1870

I am looking for Christina McDonald who is my G.G. Grandmother 1843-1870 married to Findlay McDermid in 1861 Govan, Glasgow Scotland. Christina's parents are John McDonald and Anne Grant. I believe John and Anne were married around 1838 in Inverness, Scotland. Christina has a sister Marion McDonald who married Angus McCaskill. BUT..........we have information that Marion's mother was Marion McCaskill (McCaskill's marrying McDonalds and vice versa).

Christina's son John McDonald McDermid was given to his Aunt Marion and Uncle Angus when Christina died, he was 2 years old. He lived his life with this family and married Agnes Jane Lyon and put his name as John McDonald McDermid McCaskill, thus the McCaskill name to our family.

Do Marion McDonald and Christina McDonald have the same mothers, this is a question? We cannot find this family on the census in 1841,51 or 61. Marion appears with Angus in 1871 along with my Great Grandfather age 2, John McDonald McDermid McCaskill.

Along with my cousin in England we have tried to find the answers to these question. We have tried familysearch.org, Ancestry.ca and Scotland's People and come up blank. We can find Christina/Findlay's marriage and the birth of 4 children. John, John My G.Grandfather, Annie and Alexander.

Complicated a bit, but would love to have answers.

Judith McCaskill Harris

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