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QUIGLY, Patrick (DNA Linked)
GEORGE, Margaret (DNA Linked)
RAIT, James
(About 1835-1909)
(About 1835-1898)
QUIGLEY, Samuel (DNA Link)
RAIT, Agnes


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1. MACKAY, James

TWEEDLEY, Rebecca 1 2

  • Born: 10 January 1895 at 9.30 pm, 22 Duke Street, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland 2 3
  • Marriage (1): MACKAY, James on 13 September 1916 in Young Men's Institute, Motherwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland 1
  • Died: 1 December 1950 at 2.00 am, Royal Infirmary, Glasgow, Scotland 4 5

   Cause of her death was carcinoma of head of pancreas with secondaries of approximately 5 months' duration.

   Another name for Rebecca was MACKAY, Rebecca.

  General Notes:

Rebecca was most likely named after her maternal great grandmother Rebecca Reid married to Samuel George. She was the second daughter of that name born to Samuel and Agnes Tweedley.

Rebecca Tweedley was 6 years old in her 1901 census record. She was a scholar, living with her parents and family at 40 Duke Street Hamilton, Lanarkshire, the town where she was born.

The 1911 census for Motherwell recorded Rebecca Tweedley, aged 16 years and born in Hamilton, living with her family at 97b Airbles Road.

In September 1916 Rebecca was a domestic servant in Motherwell.

Rebecca died in the Royal Infirmary Glasgow in 1950. Her usual residence was noted in her death certificate as 54 Catherine Street Motherwell. She was aged 55 years. Both of her parents were deceased by then. 2 5 6 7

  Medical Notes:

Additional causes noted were terminal endocarditis with cerebral embolus of 7 days' duration, and ulcerative colitis over 20 years.

John P. Masterton MB ChB certified the causes of death.

The widower, James MacKay, who was present where the death occurred, notified the registrar at Glasgow, W. Scott, on 1 December 1950.

  Noted events in her life were:

Arrival, 5 August 1947, New York City, New York, USA. 8 Rebecca was recorded as 52 years of age.

Rebecca married James MACKAY, son of James MACKAY and Elizabeth WHYTE, on 13 September 1916 in Young Men's Institute, Motherwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland.1 (James MACKAY was born 30 November 1888 at 11.50 pm in Alpin Street, Dalbeattie, Kircudbrightshire, Scotland 1 9 and died after 1 December 1950.)

  Marriage Notes:

The marriage was conducted according to the forms of the established Church of Scotland. The solemnising minister was D. McDonald B.D., Minister of South Dalziel. The witnesses were Charles Stewart and Jeannie Scott.

The bride, Rebecca, was aged 21 years and worked as a"Domestic Servant (Cook)". She was marrying for the first time. Her usual residence at the time was 10 Thistle Street, Motherwell.

The groom, James, was an unmarried man of 27 years. He worked as a grocery manager and was a Private in the 3rd Battalion of the HLI, stationed at Malleny Camp, Currie.

Both bride and groom and witnesses signed the register.

The marriage was registered at Motherwell on 16 September 1916. 1


1 GRO Scotland, Dalziel Lanarkshire Marriages 1916.

2 GRO Scotland, Hamilton Lanarkshire Births 1895.

3 GRO Scotland, Hamilton Lanarkshire Births1892.

4 GRO Scotland, Death Certificate RDS 647 No 700 Hamilton 1893.

5 GRO Scotland, Death Certificate RDS 644/6 No 1146 Townhead Glasgow 1950.

6 1901 UK Census, Hamilton vol 647 40 Duke St.

7 1911 UK Census, Dalziel Lanarkshire En D 18 page 2.

8, New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957.

9 GRO Scotland, Dalbeattie Kircudbrightshire Births 1888.

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