| 1901 Census:
|Stenson||Hessie||Step Daur||21||(1879/80)||Ireland||Pickle Worker|
|Stenson||Emily||Step Daur||15||(1885/6)||Ireland||Rope Worker|
|Coleman||William John||Son||4||(1896/7)||Govan, Scotland|
"Note that ... the spelling of Stevenson has become "Stenson" (the Irish accent ?).R. then discovered, through his death certificate, another child, Warren Coleman, born and died in 1902
Practically all the adults in the street are Irish and the men seem to work in the ship-yards. "
1902 Warren Coleman, Age 0, Born Govan, Scotland, Informant: Warren Coleman, FatherThe next breakthrough came courtesy of Annette (SP), who supplied the following details from Emily Stevenson's wedding certificate:
"Robert Ferrie (Range Builder) aged 27 married Emily Stevenson (French Polisher) aged 23 at The Parish Church in Govan on 17th July, 1911. The usual address is shown (for both parties) as 39 Logie Street, Govan. Robert's parents are shown as John Ferrie (Iron Driller) and Margaret Ferrie MS Morrison. Emily's parents are John Stevenson (Well sinker - deceased) and Hessie Coleman previously Stevenson MS Baxter [..] The witnesses were John Wallace and Theresa Ferrie."
"Hessie Coleman's death certificate in 1932 (District of Plantation, Glasgow) states that she was 71 years old and that her parents were Joseph Stevenson - occupation Tailor (deceased) and Hessie Stevenson (MS Baxter) deceased. [...]
Perhaps Hessie Coleman wasn't married before she married Warren ? At the time of the births of her later children, she may well have 'borrowed' her mother's maiden name. This would fit in with a perfectly understandable desire for 'respectability', especially in those days."
WILLIAM JOHN COLEMAN
28 July 1897, 30 Great Eastern Road, Glasgow
Son of Warren Coleman, Engineer's Machine Worker and
Hessie Coleman, previously Stevenson MS Baxter.
Married 1886 May 18, Belfast.
Informant: Warren Coleman, Father. "
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.. but don't hold your breath, while waiting !
Irish Records are very difficult to find !