Who were the parents of Scott-42220 My great grandfather George Thomson Scott?

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My grandmother Thelma Souter Scott was born in London and her parents were listed as George Thomson Scott and Mary Helen Rankin. She said her grandfather was Alexander William Scott known as Willie, born in Lossiemouth Morayshire Scotland. Relatives in the UK have disputed this saying Georges father was in fact George Thompson Scott. Can anyone in the Scotland clan clear this up for me please. I dont know how a fisherman in Scotland went to London as a carpenter either.
WikiTree profile: George Scott
in Genealogy Help by Graeme Ford G2G Crew (600 points)
Your George Scott and Mary Helen were married in Scotland in 1905.  Don't know if the "modern" certificates give names of parents, but if you have credits on SP, you could take a look.

Per Scotland's People --

Surname: RANKIN; Forename: MARY HELEN; Spouse Surname: SCOTT; Spouse Forename: GEORGE THOMSON; Year: 1905; Ref: 135/ 74; RD Name: Elgin
Likewise, George Thompson Scott's birth registration in Morayshire is likely to have his parents listed, but you need credits to actually see the image --

Surname: SCOTT; Forename: GEORGE THOMSON; Gender: M; Year: 1880; Ref: 130/ 156; RD Name: Drainie
Thank you so much Melanie that is great news. Kind regards Graeme.
Sorry I couldn't provide more info, but I used up my last credits a while ago and haven't refunded more.  (I have family I want certificates for (for whom I want certificates), that sit "on hold" for now.)

Good luck with your hunting!  :)
That's absolutely fine its another step along the way. Thanks again. Graeme.

Here's another thing to check out -- an Alexander Scott married a Jane Sutter in 1854.  If these are George Thompson's parents, he is likely one of their later children seeing he was born 26 years after the marriage.  You'd also need to see the record to determine if the last name for Jane is Sutter, or Souter.  (It could be the correct person, even if spelt Sutter, because to some ears they would sound the same.)  Jane and Jean (and Jeannie, Jenet, Janet, Jeanette, etc) are (all) interchangeable.

An argument for George's parents being Alexander and Jane Souter/Sutter is - I can find no marriage of a George Thompson Scott to anyone Souter/Sutter.  Just this Alexander to Jane. 

Another argument for Alexander and Jane is that your George named his daughter Souter.


Surname: SCOTT; Forename: ALEXANDER; Spouse Name: JANE SUTTER/; Date: 17/06/1854; Parish Number: 135/; Ref: 90 349; Parish: Elgin

Here's some extra information for George (military service) --

Name: George Thomson Scott

Gender: Male

Birth Date: 25 Oct 1880

Birth Place: Parish of Drainie, Lossiemouth, Morayshire

First Service Date: 24 Sep 1895

First Ship Served On: Caledonia

Last Service Date: 17 Nov 1895

Last Ship Served On: Caledonia

Service Number: 185770


Royal Navy Registers of Seamen's Services. ADM 188, 362 and 363. The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey, England; Class: ADM 188; Piece: 313

His death, which was registered at New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand, is noted in the newspaper : Stratford Evening Post, Volume LV, Issue 74, 25 May 1925, Page 4



He was buried in Te Henui

Name: Goerge T Scott

Death Age: 45

Birth Date: abt 1880

Death Date: 23 May 1925

Death Place: New Plymouth

Burial Place: New Plymouth, Taranaki

Cemetery : Te Henui

Source Citation

New Zealand Society of Genealogists Incorporated; Auckland, New Zealand; New Zealand Cemetery Records

Thank you so much. Lots to digest here. Its Great. Graeme.

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