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Old 07-04-12, 18:00
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Hi Merry and Kiterunner,

Still following up Forbes-Leslie. According to Aberdeen University Roll of former graduates it seems that his father was Alexander Ross Paterson who graduated from Aberdeen University with first class honours in Medecine in 1861. He was in turn the son of Alexander Paterson born in Glenmuich in 1835.

There is an entry recording that William Paterson graduated in 1891, and then proceeded in 1892 to change his name to William Paterson Forbes-Leslie and then in 1894 to further change his name to William Forbes-Leslie

Paterson, William, M.B., CM. 1891.
S. of Alexander Ross P. [M.D., CM. 1861, r^.v.] ; h. Banchory-
Ternan, 5th Aug. 1865.
In 1892 changed his name to William Paterson Forbes-Leslie, and
in 1894 further changed it to William Forbes-Leslie.


I don't know what his motivations for these name changes were. I think his mother was Grace Anna Leslie and his mother's mother was a Forbes. Any suggestions?

Kiterunner you mention that he is recorded as being in South Africa in 1900. Where can I find that record?

Re the Blessed Adelaide I found a newspaper reference to her being arrested and imprisoned in Paris in the Spring of 1906. But I've carelessly mislaid it. Any suggestions as to where I might find it again.

Charles

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Old 07-04-12, 18:29
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Kiterunner you mention that he is recorded as being in South Africa in 1900. Where can I find that record?
Sorry, I can't exactly remember how I found the right record for him but it must be on this database:
http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1686

I'm away for Easter at the moment so not sure if I will be able to find the right record till I get home.
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I don't know what his motivations for these name changes were. I think his mother was Grace Anna Leslie and his mother's mother was a Forbes. Any suggestions?
I have several people on my tree who changed their name at this period and every one of them seems to have done it mainly for the snob value of having a more fanciful name, usually with at least one hyphen in it! I can't think why he would bother dropping the Paterson though - un less he fell out with his father. You could perhaps look to see if his father left a will and if his father's death coincided with any of the name changes.

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Re the Blessed Adelaide I found a newspaper reference to her being arrested and imprisoned in Paris in the Spring of 1906. But I've carelessly mislaid it. Any suggestions as to where I might find it again.
I'm stuck with any ideas, sorry. Do you think you found the ref from googling or from a website? If the former, I can only suggest trying agan!!
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Old 08-04-12, 09:11
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Thanks for this reference. Yes I've found him in the list and receiving a medal for 1901 and 1902.

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Old 08-04-12, 14:18
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I found a family tree for William Forbes Leslie showing descent from George Leslie of Drumbarrow Ist Laird Aikenway on:

scotsgenealogy.com/webcams/minibios/l/George_Le

It doesn't record, however, WFL's marriage to Adelaide Manders or the birth of Louis Forbes_Leslie 1904. However since it asserts (wrongly) that WFL died in Ashford in 1925 it may not be completely accurate.

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