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by Rockford
Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:16 pm
Forum: Institutions
Topic: Mitchell Library Lookup Please
Replies: 7
Views: 1147

Re: Mitchell Library Lookup Please

Hi Glenda,

Unless someone is going before then, I might be in the Mitchell one day next week and I'll have a look for you then.

I'll let you know if I find anything.

Best wishes

Brian
by Rockford
Fri Sep 14, 2012 12:55 pm
Forum: Census
Topic: Donald Gregory b.1860 - Where is he in 1911?
Replies: 4
Views: 921

Re: Donald Gregory b.1860 - Where is he in 1911?

I thought the Donald Mcgregor was a possibility. His birth year is slightly out as is the years married (which perhaps was written as years since he married) - but there is no sign of a Donald McGregor born in Wales 1855-1865 on freebdm. In 1901 he said he was born in Scotland - so does his birthpl...
by Rockford
Wed Sep 12, 2012 7:36 pm
Forum: Census
Topic: Donald Gregory b.1860 - Where is he in 1911?
Replies: 4
Views: 921

Re: Donald Gregory b.1860 - Where is he in 1911?

Hi Alan

Thanks for the comments and info, which are very helpful.

Knowing my luck, his page is one of the water damaged ones, as I don't imagine he was a suffragette!

The 'other' Donald Gregory is quite a coincidence, but at the moment that's all it seems to be.
Best wishes

Brian
by Rockford
Tue Sep 11, 2012 1:13 pm
Forum: Census
Topic: Donald Gregory b.1860 - Where is he in 1911?
Replies: 4
Views: 921

Donald Gregory b.1860 - Where is he in 1911?

Hi, Taking advantage of the current free access on Ancestry to the England and Wales census, I've been looking for my 2 x Great Grandfather, Donald Gregory, born 1860 in Middlesex. Born to Scottish parents, I have him in the 1861, 1871, 1881 (possibly?), 1891 (all England) and 1901 (Wales) censuses,...
by Rockford
Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bible as Traditional Wedding Gift?
Replies: 7
Views: 350

Re: Bible as Traditional Wedding Gift?

Hi Mary,

The custom may not have died out completedly, as my wife and I were given a bible by my parents-in-law on our wedding day nine years ago. Unbeknown to us, her mum had arranged for the minister to use it during the service too, before it was given to us.

Thanks

Brian
by Rockford
Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:22 pm
Forum: Institutions
Topic: Hector McNeil - Paisley Poorhouse 1874
Replies: 4
Views: 850

Re: Hector McNeil - Paisley Poorhouse 1874

Hi Daryl, Did he have a 'usual residence' prior to the Poorhouse, or do you know if any of his family were around the local area. I have a relation who died in an asylum, but the family took him home for burial with his wife. One of the sons owned some property nearby, so presumably they could affor...
by Rockford
Thu Aug 02, 2012 5:41 pm
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Boot and Shoe Perator
Replies: 14
Views: 693

Re: Boot and Shoe Perator

Could this Tinsmith & Gasfitter trade be a Scottish thing? Hi Alan, My Great-Great Grandfather and his brother were both (Scottish) tinsmiths in 1841, living in Edinburgh's Rose Street, but both moved south to the bright lights of London. By 1861 my GG Grandfather is a Dry Gas Meter Maker. Perhaps ...
by Rockford
Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:33 pm
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Scotish Clan?
Replies: 6
Views: 996

Re: Scotish Clan?

Hi Leo, Someone with better knowledge than me will probably be along shortly, but in the meantime..... The original clans did have a historical base in times gone by and some were specific to one or two areas - an example being the Macleods of Skye and Lewis. I've seen 'clan maps' that have others l...
by Rockford
Wed Nov 16, 2011 2:13 pm
Forum: Research Sources
Topic: Benjamin McLean died 5th June 1878
Replies: 7
Views: 604

Re: Benjamin McLean died 5th June 1878

Hi Aileen, The story in the Herald is, unfortunately, all you may be able to find. The other paper to try is the Evening Times. The death happened too early for the Daily Record. There is an outside chance that the Edinburgh based Scotsman may have picked it up depending on the circumstances and wha...
by Rockford
Wed Nov 16, 2011 2:00 pm
Forum: Institutions
Topic: Police Barracks
Replies: 1
Views: 373

Re: Police Barracks

Hi, The location of police buildings in Coatbridge & Whifflet was the subejct of this topic on Rootschat a while ago: http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,447186.msg3185500.html#msg3185500 There's a bit of general confusion, but two posters at the bottom of the second page might be useful:...