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by Currie
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Another New Member with Aberdeenshire interests.....
Replies: 16
Views: 1174

Re: Another New Member with Aberdeenshire interests.....

Hello Lee, Unless a family member turns up you may have to dig through ScotlandsPeople records to get very far with this. It’s likely the name could be spelt either Louis or Lewis. I couldn’t find anything in the newspapers I could be reasonably certain about except for this article from the Aberdee...
by Currie
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let’s Go Shopping!
Replies: 3
Views: 44

Let’s Go Shopping!

Let’s Go Shopping! This week begins a short series of posts about shopping, or at least, where there has been shopping done. I expect that there will be fewer horrors in this than in the previous graveyard series. We’ll start with an article from the Dundee Courier, Thursday, December 24, 1896. I fo...
by Currie
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scottish Graveyard Scandals
Replies: 19
Views: 241

Re: Scottish Graveyard Scandals

That's a great story Wilma.

I tried to find something in print about it but no luck I'm sorry to say.

All the best,
Alan
by Currie
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: England
Topic: KIRKHAM FAMILY/WRIGHT FAMILY INFO NEEDED
Replies: 2
Views: 58

Re: KIRKHAM FAMILY/WRIGHT FAMILY INFO NEEDED

Hello barnsleymeth2000, According to the Bakewell genuki page. https://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/DBY/Bakewell#Cemeteries “The local Urban District Council holds all burials records, but these may be viewed by appointment only. They will NOT do e-mail lookups for you.” I don’t know how old that info ...
by Currie
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scottish Graveyard Scandals
Replies: 19
Views: 241

Re: Scottish Graveyard Scandals

Hello Sarah, There’s no additional information about the pair of skeletons. There was a great deal of speculation at the time about who would end up with the eventual skeleton of a large whale which was towed into Dundee. I think I’ll make this my very last post about graveyard scandals. It’s just a...
by Currie
Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scottish Graveyard Scandals
Replies: 19
Views: 241

Re: Scottish Graveyard Scandals

Fascinating stuff Andrew, The fellow with the teeth looks like he was going to say something. I hope it wasn’t “I’m not dead yet, I’m getting better”. And the one with the pipe across him looks more like a 19th Century workplace accident. Here’s a few more Leith multiple skeleton finds. Caledonian M...
by Currie
Fri Sep 11, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Name Change
Replies: 10
Views: 161

Re: Name Change

In the Glasgow Herald, December 31, 1855, there’s a report of the death of a William Candow or Kennedy, a pauper, aged 73 years, in the parish of Glenisla. See half way down second column this page. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=U1FEAAAAIBAJ&sjid=2bEMAAAAIBAJ&pg=4434%2C6202571 In 1841 he is ...
by Currie
Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scottish Graveyard Scandals
Replies: 19
Views: 241

Re: Scottish Graveyard Scandals

Not much happening here. Maybe some of these stories are a bit too unpleasant, even for genealogists. I was about to add a story about a Dundee scandal in 1898, when I found it had already been summarised by me on TS five years ago. So, I’ll just re-post the summary here but will add some of the Let...
by Currie
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scottish Graveyard Scandals
Replies: 19
Views: 241

Scottish Graveyard Scandals

Scottish Graveyard Scandals. This week starts a series of Scottish graveyard scandals. Just about every town and city in Scotland seems to have had one. Many were simply just a case of overcrowding, both in a vertical and horizontal sense, but sometimes it went to extremes. Some stories will be a bi...
by Currie
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Breach of the Registration Act.
Replies: 30
Views: 374

Re: Breach of the Registration Act.

Thanks Anne, I found a couple more of these stories lying about, which I’ll post as well. I think we’ve seen some cases like the first one on the forum, where the informant gave the wrong generation as the parent. Perhaps they were a bit hard of hearing. The second case is rather unusual and would b...