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by Rockford
Sat Nov 14, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Alexander Forrester Farquharson birth
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Re: Alexander Forrester Farquharson birth

Hello Susan, Alexander's sister Mary was my 3 x great grandmother and I haven't been able to find a birth entry for either of them, or their siblings. As Sarah says, there may be a gap in the records. One of the interesting things I did find was an obituary for their mother, Isabella Cairns, in the ...
by Rockford
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Christmas Crime in Edinburgh.
Replies: 4
Views: 168

Re: Christmas Crime in Edinburgh.

Hello Alan,

I've had a couple of dodgy sultana cakes in Edinburgh with the consistency of a house brick, fair play to Mr Robertson for being able to break one, accidentally or otherwise.. :D

I also wonder what the definition of 'driving furiously' was?!

Best wishes

Brian
by Rockford
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Statutory Records
Topic: Thomas Stark, born c1835 - can't find a birth record
Replies: 10
Views: 2662

Re: Thomas Stark, born c1835 - can't find a birth record

Hi Karen Good to hear from you, I changed email addresses a while ago. I have been dipping in and out of family history but happy to reconnect and share any information that I might have that would be useful to you. The paternity action that I mentioned in my last post here was interesting and I've ...
by Rockford
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Statutory Records
Topic: Marriage of foreign national couple in Scotland
Replies: 13
Views: 885

Re: Marriage of foreign national couple in Scotland

It's brilliant when this happens - a bit of lateral thinking and another mystery solved! =D>

Best wishes

Brian
by Rockford
Tue May 24, 2016 7:33 pm
Forum: Statutory Records
Topic: Thomas Stark, born c1835 - can't find a birth record
Replies: 10
Views: 2662

Re: Thomas Stark, born c1835 - can't find a birth record

Hi, I know that this is an old thread, but I am quite excited! I have just found an index entry for a Sheriff Court Paternity Case at Edinburgh Sheriff Court in 1835 lodged by Margaret Aitken, Servant to James McLean (Innkeeper) at Nine Mile Burn against Thomas Stark, Farm Servant of Brunstane. I ha...
by Rockford
Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Free credits on Scotlandspeople
Replies: 12
Views: 1035

Re: Free credits on Scotlandspeople

Smashing! I've just got back into doing some research, so have been burning credits like nobody's business!

Thanks

Brian
by Rockford
Wed Aug 05, 2015 10:44 pm
Forum: Working Life
Topic: Occupation S.C.F
Replies: 8
Views: 2520

Re: Occupation S.C.F

Hi, I just came across this tonight - haven't been on the site for a while. Looking at the 1841 Gorbals Census on Ancestry, there are loads of people with just 'Cotton Factory' given as their occupation and others as e.g Winder Cotton Factory", "Card Sharper Cotton Factory" and so on. These haven't ...
by Rockford
Mon Dec 15, 2014 1:21 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Bellaghy / Co. Londonderry
Replies: 18
Views: 3781

Re: Bellaghy / Co. Londonderry

Hi Burnside, Thank for for the extra info - it's another place to look :) I managed to stop by Bellaghy in May this year for a pitstop on our way to spend a couple of days in Tyrone and Donegal. We managed to find the location of the house of my Burnside relations, as a result of knocking on a few d...
by Rockford
Mon Aug 18, 2014 1:19 pm
Forum: Armed Forces
Topic: Medals
Replies: 4
Views: 884

Re: Medals

She was informed that as his widow had not requested them at the time of his death, that they had been destroyed. Hi, This is curious. The MOD Medals Office states: " World War 1 medals - After World War 1, all campaign medals were automatically issued to the medal earner or, if deceased, to the ne...
by Rockford
Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Edinburgh
Replies: 5
Views: 249

Re: Edinburgh

Hi Laura

My apologies - I misread your post and thought you were just looking for where in Midlothian Abbeyhill was.

Glad AndrewP was paying more attention. That'll teach me not to reply to posts while concentrating on my lunch :)

Best wishes

Brian