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Looking for info on Thomas Gillis of Galashiels,Scotland

Query by Wyndhvn

Thomas W. Gillis born 1876 to Thomas W Gillis Of Peebles,Scotland and Margaret Stewart. Came to Canada age 9 . In 1896 joined Scottish army , Fought Boer War , 6 medals. 1902 joined NWMP in Regina ,Listed an Uncle John Gillis, and in 1906 joined US army in San Fransisco for the Spanish American war in Cuba. Married in Lyons New York Meara Beatrice Katterman. Moved back to Canada.Have all sort of printed info ,but cannot fine a trace of him in Scotland.Looking for help

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on 2015-03-08 12:27:25

Wyndhvn , from Ontario,Canada, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Nov -0001. is researching the following names: SMITH.

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by wizard28 on 2015-03-08 21:30:18

have you tried this site, its fee paying


by Wyndhvn on 2015-03-09 14:06:18

I have tried many site in Scotland .No luck
Thank you .

by asheppard on 2015-03-09 18:41:52

Have you checked this one n Scotlsnds People site

Thomas W Gillis born 1875 & 1877

I searched by name and above date range with no county entered

I can't look up the details but it might be worth a look.

by Wyndhvn on 2015-03-09 22:09:26

Yes check all. Have many Gillis's ,but none seem to fit. Thanks

by asheppard on 2015-03-10 19:58:44

It could have been mistranscribed, there are a lot of those.Have you tried Gillies

Do you have the marriage information for Thomas W Gillis & Margaret Stewart??

by Wyndhvn on 2015-03-10 21:59:07

Marriage license said He was the son of Thomas W.GIllis Sr of Peebles Scotland and Margaret Stewart

by Wyndhvn on 2015-03-11 09:55:06

Hi. I did fine a Margaret Stewart born 1850 in Peebles to William Stewart and Mary Mackay and Margaret Stewart born Galashiels 1848 to Alexander Stewart and Elizabeth Stirling. I don't know if either one married his father. Coincidence or what that they were born where his Dad and he were born.

by asheppard on 2015-03-11 18:01:06

Have you found marriage for Thomas parents??

There one is listed for a Thomas Gillis to Stewart 1876 that might be worth checking.

Margaret could be listed as something else or mistranscribed altogether. Thomas could be one of several children.

I know it's a stab in the dark but sometimes they pay off. I've found a few on Scotlands People where they were married under their family name rather than their given name. ie Margret Ann married as Annie, Helen as Ellen, Margret as Peggy so there are a few options for Margaret to be registered as.

Have you found Thomas W jnr in any of the Scotland Census before he went to Canada and do you have any with his parents in Canada.

by Wyndhvn on 2015-03-11 21:09:38

Have found no Marriage for his parents. AS my Grandfather was born 1871-1876 according to all info I have the marriage would likely be before or around that date. As I said he said he had an Uncle John . I even checked out the possibility of his name being William Thomas ,but all records show Thomas W.for him and his father.I would send you the copies of what I have ,but don't know how to through family tree circle. There is about 10 different pages .I really do appreciate your emails .Is there any way to exchange email addresses.

by Wyndhvn on 2015-03-14 10:21:41

I have his Boer War enlistment and discharge papers and they do not give me any more info than I already have.All other papers I have give his father as Thomas.Hope to look in The Gorrie area to see if we can find any info.

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