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Family Mystery pt.2

Following on from my previous post (Family Mystery) on this subject I realise that I hadn't updated the blog to show where I'd got to.  More details on my family history is on the web at Some judicious asking around by my cousin on some of the genealogy forums he frequents got some interesting ideas.  On checking the marriage and death certificates of James Kemp & Ann Dewar's children it became clear that there were a lot of inconsistencies in the details of their mother's details and of her parents. In particular Duncan Kemp's death certificate is interesting because he died in 1891, just after the census (an interesting story which I will write up separately). His mother was listed not as Ann Dewar, but as Isabella MacDonald. At first we thought this might just be a coincidence and there…
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Family Mystery

A cousin sent me an entry from the 1911 census for my great, great grandfather who lived in Old Kilpatrick in Scotland (which is where I grew up). James and his wife Ann Kemp are recorded as living at number 90 (Lusset Cottage) in Old Kilpatrick (the street isn't explicitly named, I guess that is on the page with the first house on it). This sparked an intriguing mystery, as there is a death certificate for Ann Kemp (nee Dewar) in 1890. Her husband James died in 1911 (for which I also have a certificate). His address on the death certificate is different to the census one (Smith's Land, Old Kilpatrick - but the person reporting it is listed as a neighbour and lives in 2 Neil (or Hill) Street Kilbowie), It is hard to be sure as the 1911…
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