|(b. .... - d. not before 26 Jul 1865)|
|Bethia Miller||-- -- -- -- -- -- (m. 11 Dec 1831, Barony, Lanark)|
|(b. 1835, Barony, Lanark - d. 13 Feb 1882, Valparaiso)||¦|
|¦||(b. .... - d. not before 28 Sep 1864)|
|Helen Teer||-- -- -- -- -- -- (m. 26 Sep 1864, Anderston, Glasgow)|
|¦||(b. probably Ireland - d. not before 28 Sep 1864)|
|George William Teer||-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- (m. ....)|
|(b. 1836/39, probably Ireland - d. 1 Jun 1881, Valparaiso)||¦|
|(b. probably Ireland - d. before 28 Sep 1864)|
Bethia and George William were married on 26 September 1864, at 25 Sandyford Place, Glasgow, “After Banns According to the Forms of the Established Church”. The marriage was registered on 28 September 1864.
Marriage of Bethia and George William
Source: Statutory Register of Marriages, District of Anderston, Burgh of Glasgow. http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/. (85KB jpg image)
Bethia, then living at 35 Cranston Street, Glasgow, was 24 years old, which would mean she was born in 1839 or 1840. According to the Old Parish Record (OPR) Index Births & Christenings (1553-1854), however, Bethia was born a few years earlier, in 1835, in the parish of Barony, County of Lanark. Information submitted to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gives 1837 as her year of birth, and gives variations in her name - Margaret Berther and Bether, as well as Bethia. The Register of Marriages, above, and the OPR, agree that she was the daughter of James Miller and Helen Miller, maiden name Robertson. Note also:
(a) In the Register of Marriages, above, Bethia's signature is entered as a cross ("X"). Her mother, Helen, however, ten months later, in the registration of the birth of Helen Anna Georgina, does provide a signature, in noticably unsteady hand;
(b) OPR Index Births & Christenings (1553-1854) indicates that Bethia was the second child of James and Helen Miller; and
(c) The Register of Marriages, above, gives the profession of James Miller as "Engine Fitter Foreman". In December 1831, he had been a cotton spinner in Anderston - see below.
George William, then living at 46 Lancefield Street, Glasgow, was 25 years old, which would mean he was born in 1838 or 1839. Again, information submitted to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gives different birth years, 1836 or 1837, and gives his place of birth as Ireland or Scotland. George William does not appear in the OPR Index Births & Christenings (1553-1854), which suggests he was born in Ireland. The Register of Marriages, above, and Helen's entry in the Register of Births, give as his profession, "Seaman (Merchant Service)". The Register of Marriages records his parents as Jane Teer, maiden name Annesley, and Edward Teer, Spirit Merchant, deceased.
George William Teer was a Freemason. See:
(a) certificate dated 1862; and
(b) certificate dated 1864.
(The pages (a) and (b) use the following fonts: Arial, Times New Roman, Kunstler Script, Castellar and Old English Text MT.)
According to OPR Index Marriages (1553-1854): Helen Robertson and James Miller were married in the Parish of Barony, County of Lanark, on 11 December 1831, Helen lived in Glasgow and James was a cotton spinner in Anderston. See extract from the Old Parochial Register, below.
Marriage of Helen Robertson and James Miller
Source: Old Parochial Register of Proclamations of Banns and Marriages, Parish of Barony, County of Lanark, December 1831. http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/. (51KB jpg image)
Jane Annesley and Edward Teer:
(a) may or may not figure in The Annesley Papers (D/1503, D/1854, MIC/538, T/3774, etc.), Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, http://www.proni.gov.uk/records/private/annesley.htm. "The papers of the Annesley family of Castlewellan, Co. Down, Viscounts Glerawly and Earls Annesley comprise c.165 volumes and c.1,275 documents, divided between and among 2 major deposits of original documents (D/1503 and D/1854) and a series of photocopies and microfilm copies, and covering the period 1560-1565 and c.1620-1916."
(b) do not figure in Annesley Family Genealogy, http://webpages.charter.net/bansley/ANS1.htm, (2002).
If you have comments, corrections or any information you would like to share about Helen, Bethia Miller, George William Teer, Helen Robertson, James Miller, Jane Annesley or Edward Teer, please e-mail.
Page created 13 July 2000. Last revised and updated 2 March 2003.