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by Elwyn 1
Sat May 23, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Precognition
Replies: 7
Views: 124

Re: Precognition

Lizzie, Scotland doesn’t have Coroner’s courts or inquests. In serious cases an unexpected death is referred to the Sheriff and there can be a Fatal Accident enquiry, but in routine cases, the police (or some other competent authorities) submit a report to the Procurator Fiscal (a Crown Official). T...
by Elwyn 1
Sat May 23, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alias surnames
Replies: 4
Views: 104

Re: Alias surnames

Scott, The prohibition on the use of McGregor was a special case because of the rather unpleasant slaughter by some McGregors of a group of Colquhouns (mainly women and children) in 1603 who had sought refuge in Glen Fruin. The Scottish King James VI was so appalled he forbade the use of the McGrego...
by Elwyn 1
Sat May 16, 2020 2:56 am
Forum: Research Sources
Topic: rootsireland help
Replies: 4
Views: 111

Re: rootsireland help

Cushendun is in Culfeightrin civil parish, so essentially those both can refer to the same place. Culfeightrin RC marriages are on-line free on the nli site. No sign of a Downie/McCurdy marriage in January 1856 but you might want to search a year or two either side: https://registers.nli.ie/register...
by Elwyn 1
Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: mccormicks ireland to scotland .....
Replies: 10
Views: 1014

Re:

i have not been able to find any decent ireland sites which do not cost for searches. i have their son thomas being born abt 1855, so that looks like it could be the info i am looking for. if you have any info on the births of thomas abt 1855, robert abt 1860, or henry abt 1866 or any other childre...
by Elwyn 1
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Christmas Crime in Edinburgh.
Replies: 4
Views: 152

Re: Christmas Crime in Edinburgh.

I think that “driving furiously” is still on the statute books. Or something similar is. In the 1960s, a friend (aged about 16) was stopped by the police. He had cycled down a hill in Glasgow at well over 30 miles an hour and had overtaken a police car which is why they had stopped him. As I underst...
by Elwyn 1
Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Working Life
Topic: Mining Death Registered A Year Later?
Replies: 4
Views: 201

Re: Mining Death Registered A Year Later?

If her death wasn't registered for so long, when would she have been buried? Scottish Law is often different from law in other jurisdictions but all the same I thought I would mention the position in Ireland regarding death and burial in the 1800s, as it may have been similar in Scotland. There was...
by Elwyn 1
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seeking help with a Surname Change
Replies: 6
Views: 488

Re: Seeking help with a Surname Change

Len, I am fairly sure that in 1878 no documentation was required to travel from the UK to the US. Passports (as we know them today) weren’t introduced until WW1, and visas were after that. In 1878 you just booked a ticket in any name you liked. Likewise, as Anne H has said, my understanding is that ...
by Elwyn 1
Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Missing ancestors
Replies: 4
Views: 591

Re: Missing ancestors

Catholic marriages weren’t included in the Irish statutory marriage registers till 1864 (they started in 1845 for other denominations). So for an RC marriage around 1845-1850 you are dependent on church records. Not every RC parish has records for that period, plus there are a few parishes whose rec...
by Elwyn 1
Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Missing ancestors
Replies: 4
Views: 591

Re: Missing ancestors

What denomination were Hugh & Jane?
by Elwyn 1
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Statutory Records
Topic: Death certificate
Replies: 7
Views: 398

Re: Death certificate

“enerami” has some script missing. Given that this is a Scottish certificate and the informant lived in Oxted, could the word be “England”?