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Thomas Weir (1845-1929) and pursued a prosperous career in China
1845 Born at Airdrie
1851 Living at 26 Scotland Street, Govan, Jean Weir (age 39 born Pollernet, Linlithgowshire), White Seam Worker. With her children George Weir (age 17), Len Smith Apprentice, Elizabeth Weir (age 15), James Weir (age 8) and Thomas Weir (age 6). 
1861 Living at 21 Crookston Street, Glasgow Govan, Jean Weir (age 41 born Whitburn, Linlithgowshire) with her three sons, George Weir (age 27 born Blackburn, Linlithgowshire), Engine Smith Fitter; James Weir (age 18 born Airdrie), Engine Smith Fitter Apprentice; and Thomas Weir (age 16 born Airdrie), Engine Smith Fitter Apprentice.