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Lauracollins

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Looking for Birth Father - James Carson, b.1942 in Belfast
« on: July 27, 2018, 12:58:54 PM »
Trying to help a friend trace their biological father, James Carson, born in Belfast 25 Nov 1942.
He is known to have connections & lived in Belfast, Glasgow, & England.
I was born on 26th January 1963 in Glasgow and was put up for adoption. [/font]
My birth mother was Janet McKay, whom he later married in March 1965, at Henry Drummond Church, Glasgow.[/size] [/size]
At the time of their marriage James lived at 107 Caldarvan Street, Glasgow & was working as a Housepainter.  [/font]Janet lived at 20 Derwent Street, Glasgow & was working as a clerkess.
The witnesses on the marriage cert were John Brown of 42 Kenbaan Street, Belfast and Ann Russell, of 11 Regent Moray Street, Glasgow. [/font]
They moved to Ireland and during their marriage lived in Belfast, in Langley Street and also Soudan Street, that was where they lived when they divorced.[/size]  [/size]Janet remarried, but Iím unsure what happened to James afterwards.[/size]
James parents were James Carson (1912-?) & Dorcas Scott (birth/death unknown).[/size]  [/size]James & Dorcas married on 7 June 1941, in Belfast.[/size]
Both the Carson & Scott families have strong ties to Belfast.[/font]
On the Carson side of the family, my father, James, had at least 8 aunts & uncles: Samuel (?-?); Elizabeth (1909-?); Mary (1910-1987); Jane (1914-1948); Maud (1915-1992); William (1916-1917); & Emily Haden Carson (1920-1949).[/size]
I have no further info on Samuel or Elizabeth Carson, but do have some details for their siblings.  [/font]
From what I know, none of the other siblings married, other than Mary - I believe she married someone called James Winters.  [/font]They had a daughter, Elizabeth Ann Winters born in Oct 1945 but died in Nov 1946 at 147 Soudan Street, Belfast.  Mary died May 1987 at 252f Kings Road, Belfast.
At the time of Maudís death in Sept 1992 she was living at 93A Malford Drive, Tullycarnet, Belfast.[/font]
The Carson family lived at various addresses in Belfast, e.g: 60 Vernon St; 60 Malcolm Lane; 10 Arran St; 10 Hornridge St; 6 Carrington St; 48 Blythe St; 49 Rathmore St; 5 Brasse St; 68 Glentoran St; 65 Lecale St; & 89 Frenchpark Street.[/size]
There is a 2nd cousin of my father, John Denis Carson (1939-1995) - known as Denis Ė who was involved with an Irish showband called The Gaylords.[/font] [/font][/size]
John Denis Carson was the son of John Alexander Carson (1915-1992) & Jean Farr Stevens (1917-?).  [/font][/color]This branch of the family lived at: 192 Snugville Street, Belfast; 50 Glenard Parade, Belfast; 30 Melrose Avenue, Belfast etc.
Dorcas Scott was the daughter of John Scott (1887-1962) & Agnes Peel (1889-1960).[/size] [/size]
She had at least 3 siblings: Robert (1913-1987); John (1914-1991); & Margaret (1917-1995).[/font]
Her brother Robert married Annie Gardner (1916-1998) in June 1936 at the Elim Tabernacle, Melbourne Street, Belfast.[/size]  [/size]He died at 38 Seafield Fold, Holywood, Belfast.[/size]
John Scott married Neva Gladys Bennett (1920-2008) in June 1942, Hammersmith, London.[/size]  [/size]John died May 1991, Putney, London.[/size]
Neva died in London, on the 8th March 2008.  [/font]Between 2002-2006 she lived at 215, Hayward Gardens, London, SW15 3BU.
I believe John & Neva may have had 3 children although I have been unable to verify more details. [/font]
Margaret Scott married Francis Albert Tedford (1914-2006) in Jan 1936 at Mountpottinger Methodist Church, Belfast.[/size]  [/size]They had 2 daughters who died in infancy Jean (1936-1937) & Margaret (1948-1948).[/size]  [/size]Margaret died Jan 1995 at 3d Cappagh Gardens, Belfast.[/size]
Some addresses the Scott family lived at in Belfast were: 7 Emerald Street; 15 Henryville Street; 60 Roslyn Street; 21 Canton Street; 13 Glentoran Street; 24 Shamrock Street; 22 Merok Crescent; 31 Bryansford Street.[/size]
I understand James may have remarried and have a family who may not know about me, but it would mean a lot to me to find out if my father is still alive and would appreciate any help to find him.[/size] [/size]

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Re: Looking for Birth Father - James Carson, b.1942 in Belfast
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2018, 03:08:23 PM »
I'll rewrite that, because you've got a lot of good information there, but because of the clunky way that the formatting works on this site, its almost impossible to decipher and comprehend.

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Trying to help a friend trace their biological father, James Carson, born in Belfast 25 Nov 1942.

He is known to have connections & lived in Belfast, Glasgow, & England.

I was born on 26th January 1963 in Glasgow and was put up for adoption.

My birth mother was Janet McKay, whom he later married in March 1965, at Henry Drummond Church, Glasgow.

At the time of their marriage James lived at 107 Caldarvan Street, Glasgow & was working as a Housepainter.

Janet lived at 20 Derwent Street, Glasgow & was working as a clerkess.

The witnesses on the marriage cert were John Brown of 42 Kenbaan Street, Belfast and,...

Ann Russell, of 11 Regent Moray Street, Glasgow.

They moved to Ireland and during their marriage lived in Belfast, in Langley Street and also Soudan Street, that was where they lived when they divorced.

Janet remarried, but Iím unsure what happened to James afterwards.

James parents were James Carson (1912-?) & Dorcas Scott (birth/death unknown).

James & Dorcas married on 7 June 1941, in Belfast.

Both the Carson & Scott families have strong ties to Belfast.

On the Carson side of the family, my father, James, had at least 8 aunts & uncles:

Samuel (?-?)

Elizabeth (1909-?)

Mary (1910-1987)

Jane (1914-1948)

Maud (1915-1992)

William (1916-1917)

& Emily Haden Carson (1920-1949).

I have no further info on Samuel or Elizabeth Carson, but do have some details for their siblings.

From what I know, none of the other siblings married, other than Mary.

I believe she married someone called James Winters.

They had a daughter, Elizabeth Ann Winters born in Oct 1945 but died in Nov 1946 at,...

147 Soudan Street, Belfast.

Mary died May 1987 at 252f Kings Road, Belfast.

At the time of Maudís death in Sept 1992 she was living at 93A Malford Drive, Tullycarnet, Belfast.

The Carson family lived at various addresses in Belfast, e.g:

60 Vernon St

60 Malcolm Lane

10 Arran St

10 Hornridge St

6 Carrington St

48 Blythe St

49 Rathmore St

5 Brasse St

68 Glentoran St

65 Lecale St

89 Frenchpark Street.

There is a 2nd cousin of my father, John Denis Carson (1939-1995) - known as Denis Ė who was involved with an Irish showband called The Gaylords.

John Denis Carson was the son of John Alexander Carson (1915-1992) & Jean Farr Stevens (1917-?).

This branch of the family lived at:

192 Snugville Street, Belfast

50 Glenard Parade, Belfast

30 Melrose Avenue, Belfast etc.

Dorcas Scott was the daughter of John Scott (1887-1962) & Agnes Peel (1889-1960).

She had at least 3 siblings:

Robert (1913-1987)

John (1914-1991)

Margaret (1917-1995).

Her brother Robert married Annie Gardner (1916-1998) in June 1936 at the Elim Tabernacle, Melbourne Street, Belfast.

He died at 38 Seafield Fold, Holywood, Belfast.

John Scott married Neva Gladys Bennett (1920-2008) in June 1942, Hammersmith, London.

John died May 1991, Putney, London.

Neva died in London, on the 8th March 2008.

Between 2002-2006 she lived at 215, Hayward Gardens, London, SW15 3BU.

I believe John & Neva may have had 3 children although I have been unable to verify more details.

Margaret Scott married Francis Albert Tedford (1914-2006) in Jan 1936 at Mountpottinger Methodist Church, Belfast.

They had 2 daughters who died in infancy ... Jean (1936-1937) & Margaret (1948-1948).

Margaret died Jan 1995 at 3d Cappagh Gardens, Belfast.

Some addresses the Scott family lived at in Belfast were:

7 Emerald Street

15 Henryville Street

60 Roslyn Street

21 Canton Street

13 Glentoran Street

24 Shamrock Street

22 Merok Crescent

31 Bryansford Street.

I understand James may have remarried and have a family who may not know about me, but it would mean a lot to me to find out if my father is still alive and would appreciate any help to find him.

jillyfred

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Re: Looking for Birth Father - James Carson, b.1942 in Belfast
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2018, 05:00:24 AM »

That was very kind of you JJ.
Great improvement.

jilly

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Re: Looking for Birth Father - James Carson, b.1942 in Belfast
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2018, 07:51:07 AM »
Thanks for editing it!
It originally looked like this but when I posted it everything changed & I couldn't figure out how to change it back & gave up!
Much appreciated

James James

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Re: Looking for Birth Father - James Carson, b.1942 in Belfast
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2018, 02:06:34 PM »
No problem,... the way to edit it is to click on the modify button after posting,... but there is only about 10 minutes in which to do that,... it's easier to write the message in a word processor program, and then copy and paste it from there.

Did you know that the showband member was also an army officer. ?  I've got a bit of information about that if you want it.

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Re: Looking for Birth Father - James Carson, b.1942 in Belfast
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2018, 02:14:48 PM »
Hi James

That makes sense I will remember that for future posts!!
I didn't know about the army connection that would be great if you could send me the information - really appreciate it, thanks!

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Re: Looking for Birth Father - James Carson, b.1942 in Belfast
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2018, 06:46:30 AM »
I'll send you that information via  forum private message.

Lauracollins

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Re: Looking for Birth Father - James Carson, b.1942 in Belfast
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2018, 07:33:46 PM »
Thanks for that - will keep an eye out for your message

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Re: Looking for Birth Father - James Carson, b.1942 in Belfast
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2018, 10:53:51 AM »
Hi, I am David Scott. My Grandfather was Robert Scott and my Grandmother was Annie Gardner. I happened across your post while researching my family history for citizenship applications. I wish I had found your post earlier as it would have saved me a lot of work  ::) . It's good to hear from very distant relatives.

Best regards, Dave

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Re: Looking for Birth Father - James Carson, b.1942 in Belfast
« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2018, 06:13:52 PM »
Hi Dave,
Thanks so much for contacting me!

I did this post for a friend who would be your cousin! Very exciting to find another relative for her, she will be very excited!
I'm on holiday at the moment but will be home soon - I will let her know you got in touch.
I'm glad the info here was helpful for you.
Will be in touch

Laura