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by Rockford
Fri May 27, 2011 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Industrial Schools
Replies: 7
Views: 515

Re: Industrial Schools

Hi Rosie, There have been a couple of Industrial Schools in Paisley - the ones I know about are: Thornly Park School which was to the south of the town on the road to Barrhead. It was where the University's Halls of Residence now are, so there's maybe an irony in that! Thornly Park was there until c...
by Rockford
Mon May 16, 2011 12:57 pm
Forum: Statutory Records
Topic: unmarried father named on birth certificate
Replies: 5
Views: 292

Re: unmarried father named on birth certificate

Hi, I think have maybe posted this elsewhere, but when my 2 x great grandparents' first child was born, they were not married. On the child's birth certificate, the father was present to sign, but the mother was represented by her father. It's probably not the way it happened, but I have always had ...
by Rockford
Wed Apr 27, 2011 12:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gauze Street Paisley
Replies: 19
Views: 1502

Re: Gauze Street Paisley

I loved walking about and chatting with the friendly people. I gazed at the stupendous war memorial for a long time. ( Looks like a crusader and WWI soldiers.) Hi Melody, More information about the war memorial here http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/warmemscot-ftopic218.html Looks like your identific...
by Rockford
Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:35 pm
Forum: Armed Forces
Topic: WW1 Sapper Thomas Rosie R E
Replies: 16
Views: 1313

Re: WW1 Sapper Thomas Rosie R E

Hi Roscoe, Are you researching only his military service in isolation, or do you have any information (however scant) regarding his parents or family members? Even if you are trying to establish whether the soldier is 'your' Thomas Rosie in terms of being a relation - any other info you might have c...
by Rockford
Fri Mar 11, 2011 8:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dundee Royal Lunatic Asylum
Replies: 22
Views: 3189

Re: Dundee Royal Lunatic Asylum

Hi Maddymoss, It's wonderful that you have found out so much about him and the photo is a real bonus! You asked originally why he may have ended up in Dundee rather than a hospital in Lanarkshire or Glasgow. I don't know about Glasgow, but I think that Lanarkshire did not have an Asylum until Hartwo...
by Rockford
Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:57 pm
Forum: Research Sources
Topic: boiler explosion
Replies: 13
Views: 865

Re: boiler explosion

Hi Blueladybird, West Lothian Council has a newspaper index on their website, which you can access for free from their library catalogue at http://webpac.westlothian.gov.uk/#focus. This shows two entries in the West Lothian Courier (then and still the local weekly paper) for a "Terrible Explosion" a...
by Rockford
Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pattinson's Vennel, Paisley - Where was it?
Replies: 9
Views: 669

Re: Pattinson's Vennel, Paisley - Where was it?

Hi everyone, Sorry I haven't been around to acknowledge the posts and suggestions this week. Sometimes work has a habit of interfering! Alan - I had looked at some of the directories via NLS, although by now means all of them. I found a few people named Pattison, but no streets or vennels. It's not ...
by Rockford
Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pattinson's Vennel, Paisley - Where was it?
Replies: 9
Views: 669

Re: Pattinson's Vennel, Paisley - Where was it?

Hi Russell, I lived in Paisley for 9 years as a student and just after graduating and I'm scratching my head too! The info comes from a birth certificate in 1858. By the 1861 Census, they were at 7 Seedhill, Paisley where the father, John Craig was probably working at the Clark's Mill complex at the...
by Rockford
Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pattinson's Vennel, Paisley - Where was it?
Replies: 9
Views: 669

Pattinson's Vennel, Paisley - Where was it?

Hi, I'm trying to locate Pattinson or Pattison's Vennel in Paisley, which is where some of my relations were living in 1860 or thereabouts. I've looked at the NLS maps site, but I am having difficulty locating it as the level of zoom needed to read the street names means that it may take years of my...
by Rockford
Sat Jan 22, 2011 2:34 pm
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Looking for help with McCairney / Russell family
Replies: 10
Views: 1558

Re: Looking for help with McCairney / Russell family

...Her residence is 96 Cuthbert Street, Tamochside.. Hi Aodh, I can't help with the family, but the address is likely to be Tannochside. You can see Cuthbert Street here, although the housing has changed since Mary's marriage in 1899! http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Cuth...