Posted By:clare oliphant
Subject:Jessie Mather & Thomas Gillespie Bo’ness to Australia
Post Date:December 15, 2004 at 03:51:00
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Forum:Roxburghshire, Scotland Genealogy Forum
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Janet McDonald Mather ‘Jessie’ was bn 15/2/1878 in Tillicoultry to Alexander Mather and Mary Jack McBeath {Janets Father owned the Stag Inn, Bo’ness}

She Married on 24/6/1903 at 30 Chambers St, Edinburgh -

Thomas Gillespie {Sprit Merchant} bn 1876 to Thomas Gillespie and Margaret Morgan
At the time of their marriage Thomas’ address is given as the Railway Tavern Jedburgh

They had I son that I know of called Thomas

Jessie travelled twice into Ellis Island, New York as follows-

7/9/1909 – to visit friend Mrs B Robertson of California, PA {possibly her sister}
24/8/1913 – To visit Sister Mary Mahon or McMahon at PO box 53?

My grandfather says his Aunt Jessie and her family moved to Australia…and it is thought that some years ago, descendants of Jessie & Thomas travelled to Cumbernauld in Scotland in search of relatives of her brother Robert Mather..

I would love to hear from anyone with information or connections to this family.