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by WilmaM
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Alexander Joss
Replies: 1
Views: 57

Re: Alexander Joss

I would say you've done rather well to have the information that you do have. Was that James' 2nd marriage? He seems a little old for a first one. All of his wife's' names should be on his DC [ if they were known to the informant] The OPRecords only give the father's names which makes it hard to pin...
by WilmaM
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Research Sources
Topic: What do the letters mean?
Replies: 8
Views: 130

Re: What do the letters mean?

What is this page from? Its not a Valuation Roll, is it a Voters Roll? Glasgow temenent numbers were only recent given flat numbers, is in the last maybe twenty years. Before that every house up a close had the same number, surprisingly few problems with post even hen 2 families with the same surnam...
by WilmaM
Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Christmas Crime in Edinburgh.
Replies: 4
Views: 97

Re: Christmas Crime in Edinburgh.

They were walking along like quiet, sober, respectable members of the canine tribe,
I love the turn of phrase used in the old newspapers - far cry from the mono-syllabic utterances printed now.
by WilmaM
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Working Life
Topic: Mining Death Registered A Year Later?
Replies: 4
Views: 116

Mining Death Registered A Year Later?

My daughter has discovered an odd situation. 2 March 1863 Falkirk – Serious Accident - On Friday, a woman called Mary Bain was engaged at No. 9 Pit, Redding colliery, along with another woman, in "trimming" waggons, and while doing so several empty hutches which were standing about six yards off bro...
by WilmaM
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: David Buchanan and Janet Denniston
Replies: 18
Views: 177

Re: David Buchanan and Janet Denniston

so this would be her birth then:

DENNISTOUN JANET WILLIAM DENNISTOUN/MARGARET BROUN FR1351 (FR1351) F 24/07/1785 644/1 170 411 Glasgow
by WilmaM
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: David Buchanan and Janet Denniston
Replies: 18
Views: 177

Re: David Buchanan and Janet Denniston

I did find an Alexander Buchanan that was probably born to the couple:

BUCHANAN ALEXANDER father DAVID BUCHANAN/ M 16/04/1808 483/60 115 Kilsyth
No mother's name so not certain, but Kilsyth isn't far from Campsie where most of the other' were born.
by WilmaM
Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: David Buchanan and Janet Denniston
Replies: 18
Views: 177

Re: David Buchanan and Janet Denniston

Oh what swirly writing! I agree with Andrew that the Agricul... has been changed to Farmer by the examiner in the margin. certainly looks like your David, his wife's name and that of his son are right - though is that really 90 for his age? Coxet/Coxit Hill was a farm, now under a block of flats on ...
by WilmaM
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: David Buchanan and Janet Denniston
Replies: 18
Views: 177

Re: David Buchanan and Janet Denniston

There's a death of a Janet Buchanan/DENNISTOUN at Cadder in 1856 aged 71, looking at that should give her parents' names. That would tie in with the 1851 census I found on freecen: Piece: SCT1851/626 Place: Cadder -Lanarkshire Enumeration District: 6 Civil Parish: Cadder Ecclesiastical Parish, Villa...
by WilmaM
Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marriage Dates Discrepancies
Replies: 17
Views: 186

Re: Marriage Dates Discrepancies

As moraylass said, simple arithmetic error there! We all do it, esp. When we are jumping century. First step is finding those missing bairns births/deaths. If she was or became a seriously moral person, its all the more reason to have perhaps remarried in a church even after an irregular marriage ha...
by WilmaM
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marriage Dates Discrepancies
Replies: 17
Views: 186

Re: Marriage Dates Discrepancies

It is a curious one.

I take it the marriage you found in 1897 was in the Catholic church?

Did you find any earlier births via the census? 5 years does seem a long time before the first child is born.