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by Currie
Mon May 25, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Precognition
Replies: 7
Views: 124

Re: Precognition

There’s a bit more detail in the Aberdeen Journal, Tuesday, May 11, 1920. LOCH LOMOND BOATING ACCIDENT. The body of James M’Ghie (41), colliery cashier, Cherryhill View, Larkhall, victim of the Ardlui, Loch Lomond, drowning fatality, was recovered by a trawling party on Sunday night. Deceased, along...
by Currie
Sun May 24, 2020 2:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Precognition
Replies: 7
Views: 124

Re: Precognition

Hello Lizzie, The accident may have been reported in the newspapers in the days after the event. Google has the Glasgow Herald online for that year. Unfortunately the copy is unreadable in many places and I couldn’t spot anything obvious. You could give it a try. https://news.google.com/newspapers?n...
by Currie
Mon May 18, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Holidaying.
Replies: 0
Views: 61

Holidaying.

From the Evening Telegraph, Dundee, Friday, August 6, 1886 HOLIDAYING. “Tie up the knocker; say I'm off for my holidays.” What the week’s day of rest is to the week, the year’s holidays are, or ought to be, to the year. There is a break in the stress of action, in the monotony of toil, and the time ...
by Currie
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: In Memory of Johnny
Replies: 1
Views: 69

In Memory of Johnny

In Memory of Johnny Farg. This was intended to be a short post about how I had found a story about a lithograph of Johnny Farg, native of Markinch, but could find nothing else about him. It would be unusual, in the 1840s, for someone to get a lithograph made of them unless they had a degree of fame....
by Currie
Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: The Americas
Topic: Lesley [Mairi] McLaren (1934 - 1957+) in Canada
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Re: Lesley [Mairi] McLaren (1934 - 1957+) in Canada

Chinese newspaper entries from September, 1936, to at least July, 1937, show J. H. McLaren as Master of the S.S. Shasi.
https://wikiswire.com/wiki/Shasi_II

No help otherwise.

Alan
by Currie
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A futile search?
Replies: 3
Views: 118

Re: A futile search?

Hello Bill, You can access a variety of newspaper archives and much more via the National Library of Australia and the State Library of NSW, but you need a readers card. They would normally be obtained online here. NLA - http://eds.b.ebscohost.com/eds/search/basic?vid=0&sid=5eb5490d-0f19-4f61-af55-3...
by Currie
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: John Reynolds Perkins 2.1.1919 - 3.6.2010
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Re: John Reynolds Perkins 2.1.1919 - 3.6.2010

Hello Ian, You probably have this all sorted out by now. If this is your Jock he appears to have had a good singing voice, maybe semi professional, and was in that part of NSW as early as 1951. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/result?q=%22jock+perkins%22&l-decade=195 This appears to be their arriv...
by Currie
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Village Life in Scotland Fifty Years Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 119

Village Life in Scotland Fifty Years Ago

From the Southern Reporter, Selkirk Thursday, Sept. 5, 1895. VILLAGE LIFE IN SCOTLAND FIFTY YEARS AGO. The following, by “A. B.,” appeared in a recent issue of the Otago Witness:— From the little, auld-fashioned village of Darnick, situated exactly one mile from the cross of Melrose and about the sa...
by Currie
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: The Americas
Topic: William Ewen MacLennan (1903-1930+) in Montreal or Quebec, Canada.
Replies: 14
Views: 176

Re: William Ewen MacLennan (1903-1930+) in Montreal or Quebec, Canada.

Hello Chip,

ScotlandsPeople has birth records for females with first name Roderica, Rodericka, Roderickina, and a couple of Rodericks, including this one

MCLENNAN
RODERICK
F
1911
111/1 53
Harris North

All the best,
Alan
by Currie
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Regarding Sir John Sinclair, 1st Baronet
Replies: 6
Views: 129

Re: Regarding Sir John Sinclair, 1st Baronet

Maybe there’s something here? Sir Charles Erskine, of Cambo, replaced the 7th Earl. “Financial and legal papers relating to the Fife estates of Cambo, parish of Kingsbarns, 1663-1853, and Kellie, parish of Carnbee, 1734-1836” http://catalogue.nrscotland.gov.uk/nrasregister/details.aspx?reference=NRA...