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CURRAN, Michael
(About 1810-Before 1858)
ROUKE, Margaret
(About 1810-Before 1858)
ADAMS, Thomas (DNA Linked)
(About 1795-0002/1878)
McMILLAN, Sarah (DNA Linked)
(About 1810-)
ADAMS, Rebecca (DNA Linked)
(About 1839-0008/1913)


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1. TULLOCH, Sibella


  • Born: 1 February 1865, Crichton, Midlothian, Scotland
  • Marriage (1): TULLOCH, Sibella on 1 June 1888 in Claremont Park, Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland 1
  • Died: 14 January 1929 at 2 pm, Victoria Docks, Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland 2 3

   Cause of his death was 'apparently heart disease and bronchitis'.3

   Another name for James was CAIRNS, James.3 4 5

  General Notes:

In 1871 the census for Liberton Midlothian recorded James Curran living with his family at Old Dalkeith Road Little France. James had been born in Crichton Edinburghshire and was recorded as 6 years of age. He was a scholar.

The 1881 census recorded James Cairns living in his parents' home at Cairnie Hinds House, Inveresk. He was recorded as an agricultural labourer aged 16 and his birth place was recorded as Crichton near Edinburgh.

James Cairns was a witness at the marriage of his brother Thomas on December 1884 at Newbattle.

The 1901 census for South Leith, Midlothian, recorded James and Sibella Cairns, and their five children between 2 and 11 years of age, living at 6 Halmyre Street. James, aged 36 years, had been born in Pathhead, Midlothian, and was a dock porter.

James Cairns died in 1929 at the Victoria Docks, Leith. His usual residence was recorded in his death certificate as 35 Lorne Street, Leith. His recorded age at death was 63 years. He was recorded as a 'company porter married to Sibella Tulloch'. Both of his parents were deceased. 2 3 5 6

  Medical Notes:

James was seen after death by Douglas Kerr MD.

James Cairns, son of the deceased man, of 9 Burlington Street, Leith, gave notice of his father's death before the registrar, Wm. D. Alexander, at Leith on 15 January 1929.

The result of the usual investigation by the Procurator Fiscal's office into a sudden death can be found in the Register of Corrected Entries.


James married Sibella TULLOCH, daughter of Thomas TULLOCH and Sibella TOWRIE, on 1 June 1888 in Claremont Park, Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland.1 (Sibella TULLOCH was born on 1 January 1863 in Sanday, Orkney, Scotland 4 6 and died after 14 January 1929 3.)

  Marriage Notes:

The marriage was performed after banns according to the forms of the United Presbyterian Church. J. S. Mill was the minister. The witnesses were George Young and Annie Gillespie.

James Cairns was an unmarried man of 23 years of age. He worked as a machineman and resided at 4 Hamilton Crescent, Leith.

Sibella Tulloch was 25 years old and single. She was a dressmaker. her address was noted as Pirrie Street, Leith. Her father was deceased.

The marriage was registered on 5 June 1888 at Leith, Gilbert Archer being the signing registrar. 4


1 GRO Scotland, Marriages Leith South no 132 692/2 1888.

2 GRO Scotland, Newbattle 695 no 1 1885.

3 GRO Scotland, Deaths Leith North 685/10 no 15 1929.

4 GRO Scotland, Marriages Leith South 692/2 no 132 1888.

5 Find My Past, 1901 Census Piece: 692 Folio: 11 Page: 22 Registration District: South Leith.


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