Seeking descendants of Meg Coutts who lived in Frederick Street Aberdeen in 1920.

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in Genealogy Help by anonymous G2G Rookie (250 points)
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There are many named Margaret Coutts who lived in Aberdeen, Scotland. Can you share her birth year and marriage year? Would you have her husband's full name?


Alfred Coutts

Scotland, Births and Baptisms

Name Alfred Coutts
Gender Male
Wife Maggie Johansen Navin Coutts
Son Alfred Coutts

Other information in the record of Alfred Coutts

from Scotland, Births and Baptisms

Name Alfred Coutts
Gender Male
Birth Date 06 Aug 1891
Birthplace Partick, Lanark, Scotland
Father's Name Alfred Coutts
Mother's Name Maggie Johansen Navin Coutts


"Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950," database, FamilySearch( : accessed 26 September 2015), Alfred Coutts in entry for Alfred Coutts, 06 Aug 1891; citing Partick, Lanark, Scotland, reference 366; FHL microfilm 255,146.

All I have is a letter dated 20 July 1920 written by Meg to the Australian Military in London asking for the whereabouts of my grandfather stating he was the father of her 14 month old daughter. He had returned to Australia in June 1919. Aberdeen city authorities are unable to identify the child's birth.

I see it likely that they met when my grandfather was medically repatriated from France (twice) to southern England.

Thankyou for your interest.

2 Answers

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I did find a picture of Jim Coutts and Meg.But no info given.Only that picture

was donated by Moontails,This Moontails could be a Family Tree owner.

Jim Coutts could be short for James.The Coutts spelling is not unusual.

How do you have Meg info in 1920.To really help you ,i need both of

them,all the places and dates. Meg could be nickname for Maggie and

by Wayne Morgan G2G6 Pilot (915k points)
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Hi Peter

If your grandfather served in the Australian Armed Forces it is possible to get his complete service record. There might be a note of any paternity claim lodged.

The Australian records are brilliant and they have all been digitised.

Go to and then do a name search. It will throw up a number of James Coutts who served in World War 2.

Good luck with your search George
by George Brander G2G6 (6.2k points)
George, Thankyou. The letter I refer to was in his records held by National Archives with a 13/9/20 reply that they were "unable to take any action in the matter" suggesting she "place the case in the hands of a solicitor".  Unless a descendant sees and identifies this story I think I'm at the end of the road. None of my family ever mentioned this relationship so perhaps the young bugger never owned up!

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