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Helen GAFF, Stirling, Scotland

Helen GAFF, Stirling, Scotland

Dave Stretton (View posts)
Posted: 24 Apr 2005 8:27AM GMT
Classification: Query
I am trying to trackdown the marriage details of Helen GAFF & James LA(I)NG married in about 1846, Stirling, Scotland. I am trying to connect this James LAING or LANG with others inmy tree so the details of his parents would be welcomed.

Dave
davewstretton@tisclai.co.uk

Name: James LANG
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Birth: 1826 Lanark
Occupation: Carter
Spouse: Helen GAFF
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Birth: 1827 Polmont, Stirlingshire
Christen: 4 11 1827 Polmont, Stiriling
Death: 1 1 1910 Old Pentland, Lasswade, Midlothian.1
Religion: Church of Scotland.
Occupation: Shopkeeper
Father: William GAFF (1788-)
Mother: Janet STEWART
Other Spouses: Francis Walker BALLANTYNE

Children:
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1 F: Janet LANG
Birth: 1846 Airdrie, Lanark
Christen: 18 10 1846 Free High Church, Airdrie, Lanark.
Death: 19 1 1856 Polmont, Stirling.
Burial: Polmont Churchyard.
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2 F: Ann LANG
Birth: 1850 New Monkland, Lanark.
Christen: 20 9 1850 New Monkland, Lanark.
Death: 28 1 1855 Redding, Polmont, Stirling.
Burial: Polmont Churchyard.
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3 F: Agnes LANG
Birth: 20 6 1855 Redding, Polmont, Stirling.2
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4 M: James LANG
Birth: 19 4 1858 Redding, Polmont, Stirling.
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5 F: Mary LANG
Birth: 21 3 1861 Redding, Polmont, Stirling.
Death: 10 4 1935 3 Approach Row, East Wemyss, Fife.
Spouse: Issac PRENTICE
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6 M: William Gaff LANG
Birth: 2 6 1864 Reddingmuirhead, Polmont, Stirling.
Occupation: General Labourer


Notes for Helen GAFF
1881 Census: 10 Dee Street, West Calder, Edinburgh, Helen BALLINGTYNE M 53 F Polmont, Stirling, Scotland Rel: Wife
1891 Census: West Calder, Edinburgh, Helen BALLANTYNE, Wife, age 63. PoB Polmont.
1901 Census recs.
Dwelling: 28 Clyde St., West Calder, Midlothian.
Helen BALLANTYNE, wid., age 73, PoB Polmont.
William LANG, age 34, occ. shaleminer, PoB Polmont.
Children's birth and marriage certs. recd. the date of marr. of Helen GAFF and James LANG is given as [June] 1845 and the place as Redding, Polmont. However, there is no marr. in the OPRs for them in any Parish in Scotland. The variation of LAING was checked and also Soundex was used. It may be that a Free Church Minister married them and that the marriage was not then entered in the Polmont Parish Register. This seems feasible as their first child has been baptised in the Free High Church, Aridrie. On Agnes LANG's birth certificate of 1855, it is noted that she is the sixth child of Helen GAFF. However only two children's baptisms were found in the OPRs.



Notes for Janet (Child 1)
1856 death cert. recs.
Janet LANG, single.
d.1856, Jan 19th, no place of death recd., age 9.
f.James LANG, carter.
m.Helen LANG, nee GAFF.
cod.water in the head, about 5 weeks.
cert. by James EAPIE, surgeon who saw decd. 18th Jan.
PoBurial Churchyard of Polmont, as cert. William GILLIES, undertaker.
sign.James LANG, father.




Notes for Ann (Child 2)
1855 death cert recs.
Ann LANG, single.
d.1855, Jan 28th, Redding, Polmont, STI, age 4 years & 5 months
b.New Monkland, LKS, lived in Redding for 2 years.
f.James LANG, carter.
m.Helen LANG, nee GAFF.
cod.scarlet fever, 1 month, as cert. by William SHAW MD who saw decd 27th Jan 1855.
PoBurial. Churchyard of Polmont, as cert. William GILLIES, undertaker.
sign.James LANG, father.


Notes for Mary (Child 5)
1861 birt cert. recs.
Mary LANG,
b.1861, Mar 21st, Redding, Polmont, STI.
f.James LANG, waggon driver.
m.Helen LANG, nee GAFF.
marr.June 1845, Polmont.
sign.James LANG, father.
1935 death cert. recs.
Mary PRENTICE, marr. Isaac PRENTICE, widr.
d.1935, Apr 10th, 3 Approach Row, East Wemyss, FIF.
f.James LANG, wagon driver, decd.
m.Helen LANG, nee GAFF, decd.
cod.diabetes mellitus, chronic bronchitis, cardiac failure.
sign.Issac PRENTICE, widr.


Notes for William Gaff (Child 6)
1881 Census: 10 Dee Street, West Calder, Edinburgh, William LANG 16 M Polmont, Stirling, Scotland Rel: Stepson Occ: Gen Lab
1891 Census: West Calder, Edinburgh, William LANG, boarder, U, age 24. Occ. Shale miner. PoB Polmont.
1901 Census: 28 Clyde St., West Calder, MLN, William LANG, age 34, occ. shaleminer, PoB Polmont.



Sources
1. Death cert., No.1, Helen BALLANTYNE, wid., 1st James LANG, labourer, & 2nd Francis BALLANTYNE, labourer.
d.1910, Jan 1st, Old Pentland, Lasswade, MLN, age 82.
f. ---------- GAFF, joiner, decd.
m. --------- GAFF, nee ---------, decd.
cod.old age & debility.
sign.James LANG, son.
reg.1910, Jan 3rd, Lasswade, MLN.

2. Birth cert., No.75, LANG, Agnes.
b.1855, Jun 20th, Redding, Polmont, STI.
f.James LANG, colliery lab., age 29, PoB Lanark.
marr.1845 Redding.
sibls.1 girl liv., 1 boy & 3 girls decd.
m.Helen LANG, nee GAFF, her 6th child, age 28, PoB Redding.
sign.James LANG, father.
reg.1855 Jul 9th, Polmont, STI

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Last Modified: 4 1 2005
Created: 24 4 2005

Re: Helen GAFF, Stirling, Scotland

Posted: 5 Sep 2008 8:16AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Gaff/Lang
Hi,don't know if you are still out there reading this board but I'll give it a try.

This looks like the marriage you were looking for,

JAMES LANG = HELEN GASS(f mistranscribed),May 1845, New Monkland, Lanark.Extracted entry on IGI.
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