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by johnniegarve
Sun Apr 17, 2016 10:54 pm
Forum: Working Life
Topic: Millwright in Stirling and Glasgow
Replies: 5
Views: 2254

Re: Millwright in Stirling and Glasgow

Wouldn't worry about the spelling, MacGrigor's how it would have been pronounced, still is by yours truly! :D

Johnny.
by johnniegarve
Tue Jan 19, 2016 12:55 am
Forum: Working Life
Topic: Scottish Glassblowers
Replies: 12
Views: 2128

Re: Scottish Glassblowers

Robinson, a family of this name were glassmakers/employers in the Dudley/Stourbridge area from the 1770's to the 1850's. The names Ann, Benjamin, George , Frederick. John & Samuel Robinson & a glassworks at Amblecote. My own glassmaking ancestors moved from Edinburgh to Derby, to Dudley then Glasgow...
by johnniegarve
Sun Jan 17, 2016 11:33 pm
Forum: Working Life
Topic: Scottish Glassblowers
Replies: 12
Views: 2128

Re: Scottish Glassblowers

Glassworkers were amongst the earliest tradesmen to move around the UK. Robinson sounds English but possibly from Ireland, check...

http://scotlandsglass.co.uk/

Johnnie
by johnniegarve
Thu Jun 25, 2015 1:26 pm
Forum: England
Topic: William Kirkland MD
Replies: 11
Views: 2102

Re: William Kirkland MD

This superb site on the correspondence of Dr William Cullen might be of interest. Dr Cullen kept up an enormous exchange of letters during his time as Head of the Edinburgh Medical School, thousands of which are reproduced here, covering the second half of the 18th century, www.cullenproject.ac.uk J...
by johnniegarve
Thu May 21, 2015 8:23 pm
Forum: SP Questions and Answers
Topic: watercolour
Replies: 7
Views: 1382

Re: watercolour

Wayne, it looks like one of General Wade's bridges.

Johnnie.
by johnniegarve
Tue May 19, 2015 9:39 pm
Forum: Institutions
Topic: barnhouse 1916
Replies: 6
Views: 1581

Re: barnhouse 1916

Sighthill on the Springburn Road is the nearest cemetery.

Johnnie
by johnniegarve
Tue May 19, 2015 1:42 pm
Forum: OPRs and others
Topic: Where is/was Glenivach and Tirvanie in Ross-shire
Replies: 3
Views: 763

Re: Where is/was Glenivach and Tirvanie in Ross-shire

Les, a relative of mine was once working at Strathvaich, north of Garve, I think that's what you're after.

Johnnie
by johnniegarve
Wed May 13, 2015 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Clan Affiliation/Land Area/Ancestry HELP!
Replies: 10
Views: 916

Re: Clan Affiliation/Land Area/Ancestry HELP!

Orlaith, many thanks for the offer, I more or less know mine, my gr' grannie was from Fearn and I spent holidays doon The Villages, I can still do the accent once I've had a few. :D

Johnnie
by johnniegarve
Tue May 12, 2015 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Clan Affiliation/Land Area/Ancestry HELP!
Replies: 10
Views: 916

Re: Clan Affiliation/Land Area/Ancestry HELP!

Melissa, This is indeed the territory of the Clan Ross, I have ancestors from there myself descending from an Andrew Ross. The fact that there were so many Ross's meant that families had to be known by a by-name, a practice which still continues in the nearby fishing villages. In your case possibly ...