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From: "linda.hkelly" <>
Subject: [ABERDEEN] help please
Date: Fri, 2 May 2003 15:54:45 +0100
My grandfather James Urquhart was born in St Fergus July 1889 listed on his
birth cert. as illegitimate mother Jane Urquhart. Having found the entry for
his birth on scotgro web site I found there had been amendment made to it.
Thanks to Margaret I now have the details of the amendment:
This says that as a result of an action brought by Jane Mess Urquhart,
Domestic Servant,Happyhillock,Rathen,against John Ferguson,Farm
Aberdeen,the Sheriff Court decided that Jane Urquhart and John Ferguson were
the child's parents. 19 August 1895.
Puzzled and intrigued I am. Can you help
Bearing in mind James was born in July 1889 and the court date is 1895. Can
anyone please tell me how these issues were heard and proved, at what cost,
and if John Ferguson would have been made to pay some kind of financial
support to Jane to support James. Also any reasons why it took from James
birth in 1889 to 1895 for it to be settled.
Would Jane also have been entitled to poor relief if she was not able to
work and if so where would I find records of this.
Look forward to hearing from you