Asistance with Scottish relatives to John McLaughlan

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Relates to "Assistance with McLaughlan-54 family in Scotland". First, I thank the person who pointed out ommittances on my part. So I'll add as much I have. Please note that I've made McLaughlan-54 profile public, so feel free to have a peek. John was born in Glasgow, Scotland, 25 Jan 1894. He died on 15 Nov 1969 in Vereeniging, South Africa. He married Johanna Maria Coetzer (an Afrikaner -a Boervrou- as Afrikaner women would have been referred to in to days) and at his death left her a widow. As to his arrival in South Africa, all we know is he arrived at Natal, with his mother, 2 brothers (Pat and Tom) and possibly a stepfather when he was a young boy. My grandmother (his) wife barred him from speaking about his youth and family. Till today it is a taboo subject. My thoughts are, to hide the embarrasment of having married a Brit. Marriage date I have none. Of Tom we know nothing. According to my Dad, Pat hosted a radio programme for students at Stellenbosch University, and had a son, Fred who managed a Williams Hunt car dealership in South Africa. There is a Joseph Bernes mentioned as a stepbrother?
WikiTree profile: John McLaughlan
in Genealogy Help by Quintin McLaughlan G2G Crew (680 points)
edited by Darlene Athey-Hill

5 Answers

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Did John McLaughlin have a middle initial or middle name.??,there are several

listed,John and McLaughlin are common names in Scotland.Do you know his

mother and father name??
by Wayne Morgan G2G6 Pilot (917k points)
+1 vote
What year did John McLaughlin his mother and two brothers arrive in Africa,

What was his mothers name.I figured a way too find the right one.Between 1901 1nd

1911 only two remain in Glasgow.

Do you have Scotlands People?
by Wayne Morgan G2G6 Pilot (917k points)
+1 vote
Hello Quintin,
With regard to Scottish relatives of John Mclaughlin, the site that holds BMD records for Scotland is  Scotlandspeople is free to join and search, but to view and download certificates you have to pay, it works out at ¬£1.20 (UK) per digital copy. It is the official Registrar General Web Site for Scotland. You should be able to download a digital copy of John's birth certificate from there and be able to trace the rest of his family as well.
Also you can use is free to join and search & view results, but they don't always support the links with documented evidence.
There are also other resources that are listed in the Scottish Clans project & U.K. project here on WikiTree that will help with other useful resources for research.
All the best
P.S. Due to your privacy level setting no-one can see your family tree from your profile page and as such you'll find that will hinder others who may try to help you.
by Billy Wallace G2G6 Pilot (212k points)
+2 votes
There is a Patrick McLaughlan who married in Natal S.A in 1922 at the age of 22. His wife was Ada Lawrence.
by Nola Moses G2G6 Mach 1 (11.9k points)
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Quintin:      We have found some assistance with your John McLaughlan and

who his mother was.Who she married,and other relatives in South Africa.She is

related too Coetsee and De Bruyn.Hope she can find some answeres for you.



Regards Wayne
by Wayne Morgan G2G6 Pilot (917k points)

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