HELP: Deciphering 1859 script writing of Scottish marriage certificate

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Is anyone able to help decipher a 1859 marriage certificate, I have just purchased a Scotlands People marriage certificate however I can not understand the script writing and I need help.

I know David Wishart Smith married Euphemia (Lowe) Smith but trying to confirm what their parents names are, where they were located etc

Also, I am unsure on how to share the photo with you over this question - so I guess I will need to email the picture directly....


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in Genealogy Help by Anna Page G2G1 (1.1k points)
edited by Anna Page

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A little difficult without the certificate to look at.
by anonymous G2G6 Pilot (254k points)
selected by Anna Page
Hi @Martin, can you see the image now?   I've uploaded it to his profile so that I could use something to link to
David Smith, Janet Sleeman? George Lowe, but can't get wife's mother although she seems to have an alternative married name of Cairns?
But got it. Euphemia Lowe born 15 August 1838 Haddington father George, mother Marion Cairns. What looks like a first name is deceased for the father.

See FamilySearch.
There is a marriage of a David Smith to a Janet Shadden in Kilmarnock in 1819.

Hi Martin, 

I have managed to find much information on Euphemia's parents "George Lowe" & "Marrion Cairns" which is just wonderful (thank you so much for your help in decoding).

Stuck on the names of David Wishart Smith's parents - You've said it looks like David Smith & Janet Sleeman but could be Janet Shadden as you pointed out.  I have found the marriage certificate on Scotlands People but I am unsure that would prove them to be the parents (plus I am confident I wouldn't be able to read the certificate at all anyway).     I have been searching for information on the 2 for some time now, trying to find birth of children to confirm the link but have been unsuccessful, only been able to find the birth of a daughter, Marion Smith, and a son, Stephen Smith, to David and Janet but no David…...

Its been spoken about through the family that the middle name ‘Wishart’ was actually the mother’s maiden name – but which mother I am unsure and it also could be a fictitious thing passed through the family, however it does seem odd that all of David’s children had the middle name Wishart (as well as his own).

I feel like I am rambling now, but just trying to work out who David Wishart Smith’s parents are & minimise inputting incorrect information into Wikitree.

Would be much simpler had they not had the last name SMITH


 

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From Findmypast 

First name(s) David Wishart

Last name Smith

Marriage year 1859

Marriage date 14 Nov 1859

Marriage place Edinburgh Parish,Edinburgh,Midlothian,Scotland

Spouse's first name(s) Euphemia

Spouse's last name Lowe

Place Edinburgh

County Midlothian

Country Scotland

Record set Scotland Marriages 1561-1910

Category Life Events (BDMs)

Subcategory Parish Marriages

Collections from Scotland, Great Britain

by Marion Poole G2G6 Pilot (588k points)
There are 2 birth records for Midlothian from Findmypast

First name(s) David

Last name Smith

Gender Male

Birth year 1845

Birth place -

Baptism year 1845

Baptism date 09 Nov 1845

Baptism place DALKEITH, MIDLOTHIAN, SCOTLAND

Father's first name(s) George

Father's last name Smith

Mother's first name(s) Marion

Mother's last name Taylor

Place Dalkeith

County Midlothian

Country Scotland

Record set Scotland Births & Baptisms 1564-1950

Category Life Events (BDMs)

Subcategory Parish Baptisms

Collections from Scotland, Great Britain

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David

Last name Smith

Birth year 1845

Birth date 12 Sep 1845

Baptism year 1845

Baptism date 05 Oct 1845

Town Edinburgh

County Midlothian

Father's first name(s) Wm

Mother's first name(s) Jane

Mother's last name Thomson

Entry Wm Smith, Gate Keeper, Sunbury and Jane Thomson his Spouse had a Son born on the Twelfth day of September Eighteen Hundred and forty Five and baptized the 5th Oct 1845 by the Revd Wm Reid Named DAVID

Collection Edinburgh Lothian Road Associate Congregation Baptisms 1827-1855

Country Scotland

Record set Scotland, Edinburgh & Lothian Birth And Baptism Index

Category Life Events (BDMs)

Subcategory Parish Baptisms

Collections from Great Britain, Scotland
Hi Marion,

Thank you for your response and contribution, the David Smith's you have listed here would have only been 14/15 at the time of the marriage to Euphemia Lowe, which rules them out as the certificate states that he was aged 22.

Would have been interesting had the first David you listed be the correct entry as his wife's parents names were George and Marrion as well.

Thank you for taking the time to help.

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