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by WilmaM
Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Statutory Records
Topic: Quarriers grandmother's sister
Replies: 3
Views: 74

Re: Quarriers grandmother's sister

A John Whitelaw Cunningham death is registered in Bothwell in 1892 he was aged 61 . That sounds like the father - and the reason they ended up in Quarriers. I'm not seeing any death that fits the mother though a few Elizabeth [or variations] Cunningham of the right age died between 1891 and 1896 but...
by WilmaM
Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Statutory Records
Topic: Quarriers grandmother's sister
Replies: 3
Views: 74

Re: Quarriers grandmother's sister

Our Dear Late friend Russell posted this a couple of years ago: I think your best bet would be to write to Quarriers as they have very good records relating to all the children who were sent out to Canada. a few of the last groups who were sent even have photographs in the Quarriers archives ! They ...
by WilmaM
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Great Storm of 1968.
Replies: 3
Views: 63

Re: The Great Storm of 1968.

Yes I do! I had broken my arm and distinctly recall seeing the army out in the streets on the way to or from the Victoria infirmary. I was only a toddler but it is crystal clear in my mind. We lived in the bottom flat of a tenement in Ibrox, and any big wind would make us slightly nervous of chimnei...
by WilmaM
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Grassick/h family Strathdon/Corgarff/Wester Chappelton
Replies: 5
Views: 82

Re: Grassick/h family Strathdon/Corgarff/Wester Chappelton

I looked at that one again Andrew!
The note in the margin of Freecen says :
" wife's -----" can't read last part of relation

Which is a relief
by WilmaM
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Grassick/h family Strathdon/Corgarff/Wester Chappelton
Replies: 5
Views: 82

Re: Grassick/h family Strathdon/Corgarff/Wester Chappelton

the 1841 census has a Helen Grassick 20 with Alexander 80: Piece: SCT1841/240 Place: Strathdon -Aberdeenshire Enumeration District: 6 Civil Parish: Strathdon Ecclesiastical Parish, Village or Island: - Folio: 6 Page: 3 Address: West Chappleton Surname First name(s) Sex Age Occupation Where Born Rema...
by WilmaM
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Researching Crichton & Douglas/Lorimer
Replies: 5
Views: 83

Re: Researching Crichton & Douglas/Lorimer

back again! I had wondered about that possibility Andrew, else they were cousins both named after a grandfather. have you looked at the 1939 marriage on ScotlandsPeople Erika? that will give both parents' names age & addresses and maybe a sibling as a witness. There's a birth in 1917 for Jessie Lori...
by WilmaM
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Researching Crichton & Douglas/Lorimer
Replies: 5
Views: 83

Re: Researching Crichton & Douglas/Lorimer

There are only 4 births of a Thomas Douglas Crichton in Scotland. 2 in 1905: 685/4 809 St Giles and 685/1 664 St George [both Edinburgh area] 1 1933 and another 1940 both St Andrew Dundee 1 death : aged 77 in 1983 [so one of the 1905 births] he dies in Morningside [ Edinburgh] his mother's maiden na...
by WilmaM
Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Robert Britton & Elizabeth Porter - What Happened to Them?
Replies: 11
Views: 241

Re: Robert Britton & Elizabeth Porter - What Happened to Them?

I did have a quick search of the Poor Law index that Arthur linked to BRITTON, Robert 1849 11 3970 50 38 Thread Street Ireland the date is 1849 series 11 statement 3970 and the subject is Robert Britton aged 50 born Ireland address 38 Thread Street BRATTAN, Robert 1857 11 8442 66 7 Quay Ireland Then...
by WilmaM
Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: OPRs and others
Topic: Knowing for sure...
Replies: 3
Views: 118

Re: Knowing for sure...

Looking at the actual Parish maps makes it all the more likely. We think of Renfrew as being just the south-side of the River Clyde and Kilpatrick being on the North - a formidable barrier. However in the past Renfrew Parish was actually on both sides of the river. Making Ross's theory valid. - lite...
by WilmaM
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Robert Britton & Elizabeth Porter - What Happened to Them?
Replies: 11
Views: 241

Re: Robert Britton & Elizabeth Porter - What Happened to Them?

Hi Daryl, Have you used the 'fuzzy matching' or 'Phonetic matching' options on SP? Jane is down as Janet Bratton when she marries James Shedden in 1846, so they may be hiding under various versions. There is a Robert Briton born Ireland in both 1841 and 1851 but his wife is down as Agness [2nd wife ...