I would like/need the help, of new set of professional eyes, because my amateurish sleuthing has come to a full stop. I have been trying to find a birth entry for John Taylor, My maternal Great G/father. (could be under Hoge, Hodge or Cowan), (John TAYLOR died at Moodlu via Caboolture Queensland Austraila.) On his death certificate, died 22 January 1926, parents, John Taylor/ Matilda Elder, Informant was Mary McNeil Taylor, nee, McDonald, his Daughter in Law. His wife, Mary Stewart passed on the 2nd of May 1919 and their son, John jnr, on the 30 Aug.1922. Working back from his death certificate, John was born on or about the 10 September 1842. Scottish census, 1841 census, Matty Hoge lived with John and Rebecca Tailor (Taylor?), 1851 census Martha Cowan, sons John 8 and James Cowan (2 Months) are listed as visitors with John and Rebecca Taylor and family ( All residents residing at that address were born in Ireland, except John Cowan (Ayr) and James Cowan (Dailly) 1861 census, I am unable to find John. 1871 census, Occupation Railway fireman, 1881 census, Occupation Railway Engine driver. Martha Hodge married a James Cowan in 20 October 1850. John married Mary Stewart on the 13th June 1864, he has entered His parents as John Taylor and Martha Hodge, (Martha Cowan Death entry 25 December 1886, ( Parents James Hodge and Rebecca Elder) (I have many mindsets, did Mary (John jnr's wife) confuse two generations Eg. Martha (Matty HOGE 1841 census) HODGE and her mother, Rebecca ELDER as Matty (Matilda), was he born out of wedlock or born in Ireland, not Ayr as recorded in the 1851 census. )?? I tried Scotlandspeople without having any success. any help in this regard would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance, Merv.