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William Work and family

William Work and family who was born at Diggins in Shapinsay in 1875 who moved to Glasgow to be a policeman .

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Picture added on 10 April 2014 at 23:39
Who were his parents please? Were they Magnus and Elizabeth/Betsy Reid? Thank you
Added by Beverley Nelson on 22 October 2014
Beverley - first time I've seen your query. 1881 census gives the above William Work's age as 3 (born Shapinsay)and his relationship to head of house is grandson. His parents will be 41 year old Magnus (born Shap) and Elizabeth aged 37 (born Eday). Her maiden name is not listed but Reid could have been an Eday name!
Anonymous comment added on 17 February 2017
Thank you Anonymous. I have worked it all out since posting, and found William (unmarried) in 1901 living in Glasgow in the delightfully named Butterbiggins Rd, with his sister Mary and her husband. As yet I have no wife or child for him.
Thank you again
Added by Beverley Nelson on 19 February 2017
William was born in either second half of 1877 or into 1878. His parents were Magnus and Elizabeth Reid. He was my third cousin 3x removed.
Added by Louise on 16 December 2017
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