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by david macdiarmid
Thu Aug 25, 2011 12:45 am
Forum: Seafaring
Topic: Clutching at Straws
Replies: 2
Views: 413

Clutching at Straws

I am aware that this will probably my least successful posting :( so here goes.As the heading suggests,i am clutching at straws here,due to the very limited knowledge i have on this person.George Burgess appears to have been my Sister's Father.Born i would say in the 1920's,in Leith North,Edinburgh,...
by david macdiarmid
Mon Jul 04, 2011 11:31 pm
Forum: Books based on Scottish Genealogy
Topic: The Christian Watt Papers
Replies: 37
Views: 7763

Re: The Christian Watt Papers

Hi Guy's,I have enjoyed the input from everybody on this topic :D To think that we have had questions and answers from three Continents,it makes the Planet seem quite small.I'm really glad that Wilma's Son is encouraged or indeed taught to speak Scots =D> This is not a conversation we should be havi...
by david macdiarmid
Sat Jun 25, 2011 1:09 am
Forum: Books based on Scottish Genealogy
Topic: The Christian Watt Papers
Replies: 37
Views: 7763

Re: The Christian Watt Papers

:D Hi Ladies,i really appreciate all your input into this,because i think we are all learning something,i know i am.Firstly i will translate the text for Sheila,i will give her 9/10 as she was just about spot on =D>As they turned,she looked up into his face with sweet eyes and said: "Allan,I am than...
by david macdiarmid
Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:27 pm
Forum: Books based on Scottish Genealogy
Topic: The Christian Watt Papers
Replies: 37
Views: 7763

Re: The Christian Watt Papers

[book] Hi Sheila the expression "Broad Scots" could be the same as "Braid Scots".Both things mean the same,and roughly speaking is a term used,to describe the Scottish language.For example i speak english and Scots but the Scots i speak is nowhere near the language that would have been spoken in Sco...
by david macdiarmid
Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:26 pm
Forum: Books based on Scottish Genealogy
Topic: The Christian Watt Papers
Replies: 37
Views: 7763

Re: The Christian Watt Papers

Hi Sheila,i am sure your Mum would have coped with Christian's language just fine.The Doric is a dialect used in the north east of Scotland particulary Aberdeen-shire and is wonderful to listen to when you hear it spoken by a group of people.I have to confess when i hear it spoken quickly,i struggle...
by david macdiarmid
Sun Jun 19, 2011 12:13 am
Forum: Armed Forces
Topic: Colonel George Bennet Clark The Royal Scots
Replies: 14
Views: 2542

Re: Colonel George Bennet Clark The Royal Scots

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Hi Pricalla,Thanks for getting in touch,can i ask,was your Father the Son of George William Bennet Clark?1883-1924,for Thomas and Patrick to be your Great Uncles,that would have to be the case,.I may be able to fill in some of the gaps in your Family,,Regards,David
by david macdiarmid
Sat Jun 18, 2011 11:46 pm
Forum: Books based on Scottish Genealogy
Topic: The Christian Watt Papers
Replies: 37
Views: 7763

Re: The Christian Watt Papers

[book] Hi Sheila,i am so glad that you are enjoying,Christian's life stoy.This Lady has made me laugh and cry,a spunky and tough character.In "Scots" ,Christian would have had "smeddum" .Her literacy of the time would be for others to add comments to,all i can say is that Scottish education :geek: w...
by david macdiarmid
Tue Jun 14, 2011 12:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Missing Link
Replies: 6
Views: 482

Re: The Missing Link

:D Hi Cathy,I know it's been a while but i can update you now on my Romeo and Juliet.My bio-logical Father Marcel Charles Victor Dupre (name changed to Vic Russell).He had an ealy love in Kirkcaldy in Fife,she was the beautiful Margaret Brodie.As things work out in life they Married other partners a...
by david macdiarmid
Mon Jun 13, 2011 12:14 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: The French Connection .....
Replies: 50
Views: 10357

Re: The French Connection .....

:D As a belated update to the French Connection saga,as follows.My Grandfather Charles Victor Dupre 1874-1953 after his divorce he Married his Mistress Lizzie Sommerville in 1927 in Edinburgh,they returned to France to live,and he was some sort of shopkeeper on the outskirts of paris.He died in Lagn...
by david macdiarmid
Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:11 pm
Forum: Working Life
Topic: Master Baker Auchtermuchty/Burntisland
Replies: 3
Views: 943

Re: Master Baker Auchtermuchty/Burntisland

Hi Sarah and Lesley,I did think about Cupar Library but didn't know if they would hold stuff on Burntisland as well as Auchtermuchty.This little family of what looks like Mum,Janet.Sister Isabella (to Janet) and Son William ( to Janet) have upped sticks in Auchtermuchty anywhere between 1800,i guess...