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misspandalebear Posted 5th Jul 2012, 09:28pm
  Hi Wee Jean,

I have not long started researching my family history and think you might be able to help me, or perhaps disprove my hunch, either way would be helpful.
I had found a family on the 1901 census whilst looking for my great grandfather Anthony Phillips. The only confirmed information I have is his name on my grandmothers birth certificate where he is registered to be living in Glasgow, Rose Street, South. (Nov. 1910)
After hunting high and low, the only feasible Anthony Phillips is the Anthony De Phillips in the 1901 Census.... I am sure by the other names in the household that this would be your relative.
(Francesga, Francis, Christopher, Anthony, Michael and Michael Angela are all listed)

My Anthony is listed as father on my grandmothers birth certificate as a fish curer.
His daughter named Barbara Phillips and her mother, Barbara Thom (wife of William Rosenthall)

I would be very greatful if you were able to either confirm or disprove this as I am unable to pursue this line any further at the moment.
But perhaps, also, I may be another distant relative of yourself... which would be a very lucky find indeed.

Thank you for your time
Amanda smile.gif
Yogihughes Posted 4th Mar 2011, 10:51am
  My wife is nee Ferla and doing the family tree I've found out that the Ferlas are/were involved with the Bonicis, the Torricellis and the Sassarinis. When Virginia went to America in 1914 she left a brother Frank at 329 Cumberland St.
South Portland Posted 1st Feb 2011, 06:22pm
  I'm a McKnight, and I had family members in many of the streets mentioned in this thread. Do you have more information on your McKnights?
WeeJean Posted 6th Aug 2010, 09:02pm
  Hi everyone who has answered my post.
Just thought you may be interested in what's been found.
It has taken a while but another Jean who is a very good friend and is a relation has been doing a lot of research to try to find out if / where my grandparents had a shop in Glasgow.
Well I feel like putting the flags out to say thank you to 'Jean' because after many months researching records etc she has finally found that my grandparents did indeed have an ice-cream/confectioners shop which was at 215 South Wellington Street.(This was about 1895/1896) There was the front shop where they sold the ice-cream etc and it seems they may have lived in the room at the back of the shop. My grandfather went round the streets selling the ice-cream.
What we cant find is a photograph so if anyone out there has an old photograph of that address we would be ever so grateful.
Thanking all who have contributed to my original post.
Wee Jean

klingon Posted 22nd Oct 2009, 12:46pm
QUOTE (charles kelly @ 9th Oct 2009, 09:00pm) *
my grandfather came from italy but i think he was born on the boat coming here he was a riviter in yarrows ,i also worked with nicky demarco on his icecream vans in grand father name was cascarina

Nicky DiMarco used to have a Garage just along from the cafe in Partick and did a lot of body repair work for all the hirecar places at the airport,this would be in 1974-I seem to remember everyone in the garage drinking Lemsips instead of tea-healthy lot!
charles kelly Posted 9th Oct 2009, 07:01pm
  my grandfather came from italy but i think he was born on the boat coming here he was a riviter in yarrows ,i also worked with nicky demarco on his icecream vans in grand father name was cascarina
WeeJean Posted 23rd May 2009, 03:29pm
  Thanks Angel
I'll check that out with my cousin who is also helping me trying to solve this mystery.
I'll post any outcome of the search.
Thanks again, it could be just one such wee remark that could open Pandora's box
Wee Jean smile.gif
angel Posted 23rd May 2009, 12:43am
  Sorry Jean I made a mistake, that one was called the criterion,
Demarcos I believe was further along the dumbarton Rd, but still
Partick. Maybe Merkland St. ohmy.gif
angel Posted 23rd May 2009, 12:38am
QUOTE (WeeJean @ 27th May 2007, 03:51pm) *
I forgot to say I was told that another family (Demarcos) used to visit my grandparents and my uncles in Glasgow. They would bring pasta etc as gifts to the family It seems this family (Demarcos) had a big car and they were well dressed- white spats etc. but I have no idea if they came from Glasgow or south of the border, or if they had known my Gparents before they came here.
Wee Jean

Hi Jean I just thought I,d throw this in........ there was for years and years a Demarco
ice-cream shop just past the F n Fs Ballroom in Partick . smile.gif
WeeJean Posted 22nd May 2009, 08:54pm
  Hi Its me again
Just to say still havent found that shop. But a cousin recently told her son that she remembered standing in the doorway of the shop and that she had helped out in the shop too, but that's all she could remember. Sadly she has just died recently.
So it seems there definatlely was a shop but it also seems I'm not meant to find it.
Earlier on I mentioned the family had changed the name to 'De Phillips' from recent research it seems they may have just used the name Phillips without the De in front of it. Dont know if this would make any difference to finding any information.
But thanks for all the information everyone had given.
Wee Jean
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