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by Moray_Lass
Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Decyphering a death reg
Replies: 14
Views: 118

Re: Decyphering a death reg

Going back the the G* idea I just ran a quick search on Family Search; Jane Ross born 1805-1815, Father * Ross, Mother Jane * and came up with Jane Ross 13 Nov 1815 Alves Moray - F James Ross, M Jane Gill Janet Ross 28 July 1814 Duthil Invernessshire F Colin Ross M Jane Grant Jannet Ross 2 Jan 1809 ...
by Moray_Lass
Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Decyphering a death reg
Replies: 14
Views: 118

Re: Decyphering a death reg

Could you give us some more details - I'm trying to look for births with a mother's surname starting G and father Smith, but I'm having to guess at Jane's age and that she was born in Fife. Even the Father's full name and the mother's first - if you can read them - would help.
by Moray_Lass
Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Decyphering a death reg
Replies: 14
Views: 118

Re: Decyphering a death reg

If you are right in your reading - could it be Greer? You don't give a date or location but spelling was fluid early on and that could sound like Gyer in some places. Just guessing.
by Moray_Lass
Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help proving or disproving hypothesis regarding Archibald Erskine, 7th Earl of Kellie
Replies: 23
Views: 276

Re: Help proving or disproving hypothesis regarding Archibald Erskine, 7th Earl of Kellie

Good catch Alan :-) On the ship side - would Lloyds have any records we can access if his ships were insured with them? Thoughts on the Robertson/Robson - could it come from a transcript somewhere of Robertson to Rob ert son, that just carried on as Robson? Would still be interesting when he acquire...
by Moray_Lass
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help proving or disproving hypothesis regarding Archibald Erskine, 7th Earl of Kellie
Replies: 23
Views: 276

Re: Help proving or disproving hypothesis regarding Archibald Erskine, 7th Earl of Kellie

Question is who is this Sir John Sinclair? If AER was a 'godson' to both Archibald and Sir John they could have gifted him money and/or land when he turned 21 or something. Finding proof could be harder - maybe in the Erskine or Sinclair family papers? Identifying Sir John and his will might shine a...
by Moray_Lass
Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help proving or disproving hypothesis regarding Archibald Erskine, 7th Earl of Kellie
Replies: 23
Views: 276

Re: Help proving or disproving hypothesis regarding Archibald Erskine, 7th Earl of Kellie

:-) Well that settles the Ownership of the ships - I was just wondering if it was owned by the Erskine Estate I've tried running Archibald (Erskine) Robson and Robertson through National Libraries of Scotland and the Valuations on SP - nothing, was hoping for some mention of the Dreel/Drill property...
by Moray_Lass
Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help proving or disproving hypothesis regarding Archibald Erskine, 7th Earl of Kellie
Replies: 23
Views: 276

Re: Help proving or disproving hypothesis regarding Archibald Erskine, 7th Earl of Kellie

More questions than answers: In the OPR does it mentiuon the witnesses? Could 7th Earl be AER's Godfather? They named the baby after their boss to keep in his good graces and asked him to be witness/godfather? Allot of the time the child has the same first name as the witnesses. Who inherited the Ke...
by Moray_Lass
Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Census
Topic: More lost ains
Replies: 8
Views: 904

Re: More lost ains

Thanks Sarah for checking - obviously another deadend for me. :roll: Robert Loban's father was a shipwright so the best I'm expecting is a wright or a labourer. Still have the possibility of the 1841 census of a Robert Lobin, wife and 2 sons in a workhouse(?) and disappear. ](*,)
by Moray_Lass
Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Census
Topic: More lost ains
Replies: 8
Views: 904

Re: More lost ains

Since we are bouncing threads for the Anniversary I was wondering if anyone can turn up any new leads on these two characters :-) Jane Loban and Robert Loban. Robert (if I can ever trace him) would be the only surviving son of Isabella Laing and Robert Loban - the other son died at 6 months. I've be...
by Moray_Lass
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marriage Dates Discrepancies
Replies: 17
Views: 278

Re: Marriage Dates Discrepancies

There is also the fact that dates weren't as important to people back then as they are now-a-days, so I wouldn't stress too much about it. Curious but not a show-stopper. My Granda put down the wrong date when he signed up for the merchant navy in WWII - month and year were correct. He claimed he wa...