So I have at long last established the birth of my wifes Great Grandfather (Alexander Campbell Harries). (see: Finding records of professional athlete and trainer who married 1911 at Cardiff, Wales?).
The 1921 Census information is now available on FindMyPast and I was able to locate the families document. On that document it states that Alexander was born in Irvine, Ayr in about 1874.
I did find the 1875 birth - all fits with the certificates I have and clarifies that there was a 10 year difference with his marriage. I digress ...
He decided to use Campbell as a middle name. Does it has a connection with Ayr?
In the comments it asks:
What is his mother's maiden name? If it was Campbell and she came from Ayr then I would say that id did but otherwise I think you may be clutching at straws with this question as it stands
It is not clear on the "entry" for Alexander Harris birth. The column says:
Name, Surname & Rank or Profession of Father
Name, Maiden Surname of Mother
Date and Place of Marriage
It does not look like Campbell.
It should be noted that in the majority of certificates he is Alexander Harris or Alex Harris.
Something has been staring me in the face and I do not think it is a coincidence. I welcome your thoughts. On the Birth Register:
See? The Surname of the Registrant is Campbell!