Henry Greenlaw Blair said at his marriage in 1895 March 29th that his parent's names were Joseph Blair and Ann Smurthwait and that both were dead and that he was 31 years of age [born 1863 actually].
I managed to find a marriage, in 1841, Auckland, Durham, of a couple with these names and subsequently the Assistant Registrar found the births [to parents with these names] of seven children born between 1845 & 1860 in Newcastle Upon Tyne, Westgate, but these did not include Henry. No record of his birth in Newcastle could be found.
1845 Elizabeth Jane
1849 Mary Ann
1852 John William
[1863 Henry Greenlaw (no record)]
907 Scotswood Road, Elswick, Northumberland
John Blair,Unmarried,29yrs,Male,Born Elswick,Newcastle
Nicholas Blair,Unmarried,21yrs,Male,Born Elswick,Newcastle
Henry Blair,17yrs,Male,Born Elswick,Newcastle
Jane A. Nicholson,Unmarried,23yrs,Female,Born Durham
John Blair & Jane Nicholson married in 1882 September at Cockermouth, Cumbria
Does anyone know how I might positively link Henry to this family?
I know the 1881 Census says he is the brother of two males who have the same names as two of the children of a couple bearing the same names as he claimed were his own parents.
But this family may have taken him in or adopted him.
I'd like to have a birth record.