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by JohnI
Thu Oct 06, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Numbering in High Street Linlithgow?
Replies: 15
Views: 698

Re: Numbering in High Street Linlithgow?

Hello andersonic, This may be of interest to you. I have a sheet from the 1871 census for the High Street, Linlithgow. There are 5 families listed: Number 247 High Street there is Thomas Dixon - Shoemaker, his wife Elizabeth and 6 children. Mount Pleasant (No number given) there is Robert Braes - Ca...
by JohnI
Thu Apr 24, 2014 1:51 pm
Forum: Seafaring
Topic: Ship Rabine in 1892
Replies: 6
Views: 1370

Re: Ship Rabine in 1892

Hello wehenley,

The Glasgow Herald dated 25 July 1892 (page 10)reported:

July 24 - Arrived at The Tail of The Bank
Rabine (brig) 258, Johansen, from Quebec for Bowling - timber.

The Tail of The Bank is on the River Clyde at Greenock, I am not sure where Bowling is.

johni
by JohnI
Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:04 pm
Forum: Statutory Records
Topic: Divorce
Replies: 6
Views: 299

Re: Divorce

Hello Kathy,

I don't know when the records were first amended, but I have a marriage record from 1913 in Glasgow which was later given a RCE stamp for a divorce that took place in 1919.

John
by JohnI
Tue Jun 11, 2013 3:31 pm
Forum: Census
Topic: Thomas CHALMERS + Margaret BARRIE '61/'51 census? ....
Replies: 19
Views: 8060

Re: Thomas CHALMERS + Margaret BARRIE '61/'51 census? ....

Hello estriplin, This post is generally about the descendants of Thomas Chalmers (born 1815 in New Monkland, Lanarkshire) and Margaret Russell Barrie (born 1822 in Slamannan, Stirlingshire). Thomas' parents were Thomas Chalmers and Margaret Hutton (born in 1786 in Dunipace, Stirlingshire. I have no ...
by JohnI
Mon Dec 05, 2011 5:32 pm
Forum: Research Sources
Topic: British Library newspapers
Replies: 26
Views: 1530

Re: British Library newspapers

Sorry again,

I omitted the first half of the report:

White—June 13. at the residence of her son-in-law, the Rev. C. F. Patten, The Bolotwa, Cape of Good Hope,
In her 79th year, Amelia, the beloved wife of J. G. White Esq., Liverpool and Birkenhead.

johni
by JohnI
Mon Dec 05, 2011 5:02 pm
Forum: Research Sources
Topic: British Library newspapers
Replies: 26
Views: 1530

Re: British Library newspapers

Sorry steiner, I don't actually have a subscription to the site. I used the advanced search facility.

Set the publication title and the dates that you are interested in and then search for "amelia"

johni
by JohnI
Mon Dec 05, 2011 3:44 pm
Forum: Research Sources
Topic: British Library newspapers
Replies: 26
Views: 1530

Re: British Library newspapers

Hello steiner,

There is not much in the notice.

In her 79th year, Amelia, the beloved wife of J. G. White Esq., Liverpool and Birkenhead.

johni
by JohnI
Sun Jul 11, 2010 6:15 pm
Forum: Seafaring
Topic: Charles Hamilton - Master Mariner 1928
Replies: 15
Views: 999

Re: Charles Hamilton - Master Mariner 1928

Hello Daryl,

There is a mention of the Yewglen in the Times dated 9 July 1931

YEWGLEN:- Yarmouth, Norfolk. July 8 - Steamer Yewglen of Glasgow, bound Blyth, in ballast, while leaving harbour this afternoon struck and damaged South Pier.

John
by JohnI
Sat Apr 17, 2010 3:30 pm
Forum: Working Life
Topic: What is a Potato Lorryman
Replies: 5
Views: 1972

Re: What is a Potato Lorryman

Thanks for that everyone,

It looks like a Lorryman was a sort of Carter, perhaps with a certain type of wagon. I expect my great grandfather's experience with plough horses came in useful for his new occupation.

john
by JohnI
Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:36 pm
Forum: Working Life
Topic: What is a Potato Lorryman
Replies: 5
Views: 1972

What is a Potato Lorryman

When my grandmother and her two sisters were married in the very early 1900’s, they gave their father’s occupation as a Potato Lorryman. Was this simply someone who drove a vehicle loaded with potatoes? Surely there was more to it than that. Did they even have lorries, as we know them, in those days...