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Our Crane family followed the traditional Scottish naming patterns for generations. 4 generations of William’s but in the father was Robert Crane, b 1827, living in old Monkland Scotland but b in Ireland. Marriage #one was to Janet Barrowman in Scot. 1847. Robert remarried after janet’s death in 1872 in Paisley, Anne Keenan.
Two records show different parents names for Robert.
In his m2 record to Anne Keenan,
Robert’ parents listed in 1872 as Robert Crane m to Alice Campbell
In Robert’s death record in 1885 Cambuslang, Scot.
parents listed as Samuel Crane & Anne McClelland
Brick wall! Can’t find either set . Suggestions?
Amie Bowser Tennant says
Hmm…Karen, this is certainly a problem! My suggestion would be first to remember that a death record was made at the time of death of the person. Who filled that death certificate out? Did they really know the parents of Robert? Maybe they did, maybe they didn’t. However, with the marriage record, Robert himself was the likely informant. So typically, we would assume he knew who his parents were. Have you found Robert’s first marriage record? Perhaps that would also have parents names listed. Also, have you found a baptismal or christening record for him?