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by rossm
Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Census
Topic: 1911 - Windows
Replies: 6
Views: 419

Re: 1911 - Windows

Hi Trish,

This was a question first asked in the 1861 census, and reflected concerns about housing conditions:

https://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/research/ ... 861-census

Ross
by rossm
Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: OPRs and others
Topic: Help with some handwriting
Replies: 3
Views: 584

Re: Help with some handwriting

Excellent Arthur, absolutely spot on. It's funny how as soon as someone else points it out, it becomes 'immediately' obvious :D The 'weaver trade' bit also makes sense with the very few details I have about Robert Low. He is registered as a 'Manufacturer' when he marries Janet Jack in Edinburgh in J...
by rossm
Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: OPRs and others
Topic: Help with some handwriting
Replies: 3
Views: 584

Help with some handwriting

Hello, Came across this one this morning whilst re-checking through some of my records. This is from the OPR for Scoonie Parish, which records the marriage of my ancestors Robert Low and Janet Jack in Edinburgh in 1790, and the receipt of their dues in their home parish. What I'd never noticed befor...
by rossm
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Statutory Records
Topic: Register of Corrected Entries
Replies: 9
Views: 544

Re: Register of Corrected Entries

Thanks both for the replies. In this case it looks like both deaths have been registered by the families in question (the informant is brother-in-law on both records), and both have been registered the day after the accident, so I wouldn't imagine the Procurator Fiscal would have had time to report ...
by rossm
Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Statutory Records
Topic: Register of Corrected Entries
Replies: 9
Views: 544

Register of Corrected Entries

Hello All, I've recently come across an anomaly in a Death Register entry from 1857, relating to a couple of deaths in a mining accident. The entries for both the deceased parties are clearly marked underneath as "Result of Precognition by Procurator Fiscal". I'd normally expect this to have a cross...
by rossm
Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Kennels, St Martins, Perthshire
Replies: 3
Views: 267

Re: The Kennels, St Martins, Perthshire

Hi, These would have been the Kennels associated with St Martins Abbey. Despite the name, this isn't actually an Abbey, but actually a rather grand mansion and former country estate just outside Balbeggie, complete with its own Deer Park, Pheasantry, etc. Everything the sporting Country Gentleman wo...
by rossm
Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Scottish History and Geography
Topic: Understanding Scottish Geography
Replies: 4
Views: 323

Re: Understanding Scottish Geography

Hi, Just to add to the list of suggestions given so far: www.scotlandsplaces.gov.uk This site explains a lot of the terms, including all the alternative historic names for Counties, Parishes etc., and has a handy search function to find placenames. I tend to use it in conjunction with the NLS site t...
by rossm
Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: OPRs and others
Topic: OPR explanation
Replies: 4
Views: 534

Re: OPR explanation

thomsos wrote:
Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:48 am
They all paid £2.00 which seemed a lot for then.
Bear in mind that even in the late 18th century a lot of these accounts are still quoted in Scots Pounds rather than Pounds Sterling (even though it technically ceased to be a currency in 1707). 1 Scots pound is only 1s 8d.

Ross
by rossm
Thu Oct 06, 2016 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Numbering in High Street Linlithgow?
Replies: 15
Views: 628

Re: Numbering in High Street Linlithgow?

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 - Carter, his wife an...
by rossm
Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: SP Questions and Answers
Topic: Scotlands People
Replies: 42
Views: 2836

Re: Scotlands People

Also noticing quite a few ages at death listed as 131 Yeah, seems to be some sort of default for records with no age listed - I found a few 131s in the marriage indexes too. I'm going to take back my earlier enthusiasm. I've been re-running saved searches which I know should return results and its ...