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by Spacot
Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Parents of Charles Broadfoot
Replies: 3
Views: 509

Re: Parents of Charles Broadfoot

Hi, I know this reply is a bit out of date but you might still be struggling. I know the National Archives of Scotland in Edinburgh have all the parish records for Scotland. They do have the Whithorn ones I have used them, I live in the Isle of Whithorn and am doing local history research on the are...
by Spacot
Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Scottish History and Geography
Topic: Alvie parish in Badenoch
Replies: 8
Views: 1720

Re: Alvie parish in Badenoch

Hi Donna, I have been looking at your problem, So far I have found John Cameron = Margaret McBain/Bean living Dunachton estate Alvie, children:- William born 26 Apr 1792, Ann 17 Nov 1799 Elspeth 27 Jan 1802. Donald Robertson = Margaret McBain/Bean living Claunch [part of Dunachton estate] Children:-...
by Spacot
Mon Jan 26, 2015 12:36 pm
Forum: Scottish History and Geography
Topic: Alvie parish in Badenoch
Replies: 8
Views: 1720

Re: Alvie parish in Badenoch

Hi Lyn. I have done some research into your problem and I am afraid I am not much help. Their were no Mary Anne/Maryann/Marion Grants baptised in the whole of Invernessshire in the time period you gave. Unfortunately not all babies were baptised at that time. The government brought in a tax on reges...
by Spacot
Sun Mar 31, 2013 12:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ross & McLauchlan place in Dumfries?
Replies: 5
Views: 954

Re: Ross & McLauchlan place in Dumfries?

Have you tried the Old Parish records on Scotlands people for the baptism of any of the people whose names you have. A baptism record could give the farm of the parents, I had a quick look and found David, James, John, Margaret, and Agnes born to James McLaughlan and Mary McKnight 1825-31 in Irongra...
by Spacot
Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:33 pm
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: require info on alias
Replies: 10
Views: 558

Re: require info on alias

Hi Anniemas, I have replied to this question via curious fox, I think, or I am having a bad case of Daja vu, was it you or someone else, if it was you fine if not, let me know I found a lot of info on this person
by Spacot
Sat Aug 25, 2012 3:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gobbledygook
Replies: 19
Views: 411

Re: Gobbledygook

Hi
I also have had trouble with an old will, I found our regional library [the main one for the region] had an history dept and a lady there translated it for me, try your library for help
by Spacot
Sun Jul 08, 2012 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just a couple of questions
Replies: 7
Views: 625

Re: Just a couple of questions

Just a possible solution to Q2, while doing my research I also have come across the phenonemom of the surname/gow cross, The solution I found was that the persons father was a smith, as in blacksmith, gow is the scots nickname for a smith so the father would have been known by both surnames in my ca...
by Spacot
Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:01 pm
Forum: Scottish History and Geography
Topic: Alvie parish in Badenoch
Replies: 8
Views: 1720

Alvie parish in Badenoch

For the last 10 years I have been researching the parish of Alvie in the 18th century, I now have as complete a database of birth, marriage etc as is possible from the limited information available, would be hapy to answer any questions posted.
by Spacot
Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:41 pm
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Gaelic nicknames
Replies: 5
Views: 488

Re: Gaelic nicknames

Thanks Annette, that looks quite promising, it could be used for people who are clumsy, break things etc or people who are quick to anger and fight a lot, very helpful yhank you Lynn
by Spacot
Sat Feb 25, 2012 1:09 pm
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Gaelic nicknames
Replies: 5
Views: 488

Re: Gaelic nicknames

Thanks for the idea Alan, initially I thought it a non starter as I have a lot of different families with the same nickname, but then I thought perhaps they were people who had featured in the 1715 rebellion, I will look into this angle, thanks again Lyn