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by eilthireach
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Ona DRAGOON - a curiosity
Replies: 6
Views: 350

Re: Ona DRAGOON - a curiosity

Unfortunately, there isn't really a story there, at least as far as the surname itself is concerned. It's just a Lithuanian surname ( Dragún ) which has been recorded using English spelling. (The name also appears in the Statutory Records as Dragoonis ). However, there must be a tale behind her surn...
by eilthireach
Sat May 12, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BORRON bankruptcy?
Replies: 10
Views: 573

Re: BORRON bankruptcy?

Multiplepoinding (pronounced as if spelled multiplepinnding) is a term in Scots law. Click on the link to the Scottish National Dictionary to get an explanation. Ranking, another term in Scots law, is also explained in that dictionary.
by eilthireach
Fri May 11, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BORRON bankruptcy?
Replies: 10
Views: 573

Re: BORRON bankruptcy?

If you go to the search page of the National Records of Scotland and enter as a search term simply the surname borron (the name is sufficiently uncommon as to bring up a manageable set of results (20, actually) most of which appear to be relevant...
by eilthireach
Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bridget O'Hara Ritchie
Replies: 1
Views: 209

Re: Bridget O'Hara Ritchie

Bridget O'Hara was born 18 October 1865 in Dundee. You can look at the birth certificate on ScotlandsPeople ( https://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk ), a pay-per-view site. This will also give you the date and place of her parents' marriage (which was 23 June 1865, and you can view their marriage certif...
by eilthireach
Wed May 27, 2015 9:25 pm
Forum: Australia and New Zealand
Topic: robert kelly paton
Replies: 3
Views: 1028

Re: robert kelly paton

A search on the website Births, Deaths & Marriages Online https://bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/search/ shows an entry for the death of a Robert Kelly Paton b. 28 Feb 1918 in NZ in 1977. You can order this online from that site and elect to have a printout (note, choose 'printout', not certificat...
by eilthireach
Tue Apr 14, 2015 10:01 pm
Forum: Census
Topic: Can I search by address?
Replies: 3
Views: 919

Re: Can I search by address?

ScotlandsPeople don't make it easy to find the street indexes on their site, but using their site search facility and entering simply street will enable you to find the 1911 street index for Aberdeen and we find that Maberly Street is in Registration District 168 1 and house numbers 2-46 are covered...
by eilthireach
Sun Aug 24, 2014 9:10 pm
Forum: Armed Forces
Topic: Royal Naval Reserve Service Numbers around ww1
Replies: 3
Views: 482

Re: Royal Naval Reserve Service Numbers around ww1

It won't help you find the service records of the person you are interested in but the website Lives of the First World War https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/ has records of Royal Naval Seamen 1899-1919 (which does not include reservists, I believe) but they are supposed to be adding RNVR Other Ra...
by eilthireach
Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Glasgow education
Replies: 7
Views: 335

Re: Glasgow education

One way of finding out this information is to look at the Outbound Passenger Lists (on FindMyPast) in which people give their last address in the UK. Most passengers would have given their last permanent address, but in some cases, unfortunately, they give their address as c/o [name of travel agent]...
by eilthireach
Wed Nov 27, 2013 1:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Accessing a Will in Scotland.
Replies: 9
Views: 9484

Re: Accessing a Will in Scotland.

The National Archives of Scotland (National Records of Scotland) (http://www.nas.gov.uk/guides/wills.asp) page shows what wills are available and where. For wills less than 10 years old it refers you to the Commissary Department at Edinburgh Sheriff Court in Chambers Street, but doesn't give details...
by eilthireach
Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:43 pm
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Michael Stewart
Replies: 7
Views: 329

Re: Michael Stewart

There was a fatal accident enquiry for this death. Go to the National Archives of Scotland site, to the search page (http://www.nas.gov.uk/onlineCatalogue/) and enter Michael Stewart, select search type ("Phrase"), and 1 record comes up, which is a volume containing FAIs Reference SC39/66/67 Title R...