The cropped image below comes from the Death Certificate (dated 28 Aug 1884 at 127 Watt St, Glasgow Kinning Park) of my 4th great grandmother Mary Campbell who married Robert Clacher. The remainder of the certificate gives her name as Mary Clacher (Widow of Robert Clacher Plasterer (Journeyman)) and says her daughter E[lizabeth] Lamont was present at her death.
Her father is named as Archibald Campbell, Goods Carrier, (deceased) and her mother as Agnes Campbell but what I cannot work out is the order of Agnes' previous names.
Does it say:
formerly Rankine, M.S. Kennedy, (deceased)
or something else?
I'm not sure whether Mary's named mother is:
- Agnes Rankine married Kennedy then married Campbell; or
- Agnes Kennedy married Rankine then married Campbell
Curiously, I think Archibald Campbell was married twice and that Mary may have been the daughter of his second wife Elizabeth Munn because there is a baptism that would support that. If I can learn more here about the former names of the named mother Agnes Campbell then I will be better able to assess the evidence for that.
Here is some more text from the record below this one that seems to suggest that the letters before Kennedy above is MS. All three records on the page seem to have MS before the Maiden Name of the named mother.