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by Currie
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FMP free access
Replies: 2
Views: 63

Re: FMP free access

Thanks Annette,

Now I can clean up a few loose ends. That’s if I can remember what they are.

All the best,
Alan
by Currie
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Bishopton convent
Replies: 1
Views: 62

Re: Bishopton convent

Hello Richard, and Welcome to TalkingScot. This NRS page contains information about Scottish adoptions. The link there to the Adoption page has information about reunions. https://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/research/guides/adoption-records Sometimes sites like Genes Reunited can be useful. https://www.ge...
by Currie
Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Troublesome Priest Transferred.
Replies: 14
Views: 481

Re: A Troublesome Priest Transferred.

Hello S, M & A. The final part just covers the deliberations of the Greenock Parochial Board. Finally, there appears to be no other course left this board, but to admit the claim of the children to support. The decision in the Court of Session, already referred to, appears to set the question at res...
by Currie
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Troublesome Priest Transferred.
Replies: 14
Views: 481

Re: A Troublesome Priest Transferred.

Hello Meg and Sarah, The story continues, and it appears that Father Scanlan is even more of a Cad and Bounder than he first appeared to be. The next letter makes it evident that the whole affair has exploded, for he has beat a hasty retreat to Dundee, whence he writes :— "Dundee, 5th May 1845. " De...
by Currie
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Troublesome Priest Transferred.
Replies: 14
Views: 481

Re: A Troublesome Priest Transferred.

Hello Meg and Annette, I’m glad you’re enjoying it. Next are the first of the letters written to the young woman by the reverend gentleman. (Post Mark, July 4, 1843.) " Monday Evening." Dearest Ane, "I now proceed to redeem my promise of writing to you. Mr. Scanlan is in Glasgow, and will be there u...
by Currie
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Troublesome Priest Transferred.
Replies: 14
Views: 481

Re: A Troublesome Priest Transferred.

This is the first part of the Glasgow Mail report previously referred to. It's taken from the pages of The Morning Post, (London), Saturday, January 03, 1852. LEARNED LETTERS OF ORTHODOX DIVINES. AN AMUSING CORRESPONDENCE. (From the Glasgow Mail.) The Parochial Board of Greenock met on Tuesday eveni...
by Currie
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Institutions
Topic: Glasgow City Poorhouse: Dr John Jones
Replies: 25
Views: 2516

Re: Glasgow City Poorhouse: Dr John Jones

Hello WeeLee and welcome to TalkingScot. I’ll take a chance on this because of the bridge connection. 1905/06 Glasgow directory: Main, James A. (of A. & J. Main & Co., Ltd.), 3 Marchmont ter., Kelvinside. https://archive.org/details/postofficeannual190506gla/page/502 There’s more about the company h...
by Currie
Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seeking help with a Surname Change
Replies: 6
Views: 309

Re: Seeking help with a Surname Change

Hello Len, Was he the Basket Maker? If so he was still using his Duffy name up to when he left Scotland. As you say it may have been news of anti Irish feeling in America that prompted him to use another surname. If he left Ireland at a very young age he probably did not have an accent and could eas...
by Currie
Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Troublesome Priest Transferred.
Replies: 14
Views: 481

A Troublesome Priest Transferred.

From the John o' Groat Journal, etc (Wick), Friday, January 23, 1852. GREENOCK PAROCHIAL BOARD.—A BIT OF SCANDAL.—At a meeting of the Parochial Board of Greenock, held on Tuesday last, the exposure of a Roman Catholic clergyman, while located in the West of Scotland, was brought out in the report of...
by Currie
Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Togneri Family
Replies: 3
Views: 327

Re: Togneri Family

There are also many Togneri references in the Stirling Observer available here. https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co. ... 2bobserver

Alan