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by Currie
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ScotlandsPeople Centre closed - Corona Virus
Replies: 5
Views: 100

Re: ScotlandsPeople Centre closed - Corona Virus

Thanks Andrew.

All this business reminds me a bit of Dad’s Army.

Private Frazer, “We’re Doomed, Dooomed”

Corporal Jones, “Don’t Panic, Don’t Panic”

and Private Walker buying up all the toilet paper to sell later on the black market..


Don’t Panic,
Alan
by Currie
Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Regarding Sir John Sinclair, 1st Baronet
Replies: 6
Views: 129

Re: Regarding Sir John Sinclair, 1st Baronet

Hello Matias, The Sir John Sinclair of Statistical Account of Scotland fame, and much more, was a Scottish politician and represented Caithness in the House of Commons for several decades from 1780. There were a total of 45 politicians representing Scotland in the Commons. The 7th Earl of Kellie was...
by Currie
Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Computer and Software Shop
Topic: Problem with My Heritage
Replies: 10
Views: 229

Re: Problem with My Heritage

Best of luck with that Lorna.

You would have a much better chance now of finding someone who cares. Better that than going to someone for whom they are just a name on the outside edges of a family tree comprising thousands.

All the best,
Alan
by Currie
Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Armed Forces
Topic: Uniform help
Replies: 3
Views: 78

Re: Uniform help

I’m no uniform or art expert but the painting looks a bit amateurish to me. Possibly the original photo may have been old and faded before someone decided to have a go at it and took a guess at the colours. Scottish regimental cap badges tend to be quite large and perhaps what is visible there is ju...
by Currie
Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help proving or disproving hypothesis regarding Archibald Erskine, 7th Earl of Kellie
Replies: 24
Views: 342

Re: Help proving or disproving hypothesis regarding Archibald Erskine, 7th Earl of Kellie

Hello Maggie,

Here’s a bit more.
The Times, 10 April, 1819.
https://imgur.com/a/ruToJA6

I’m off to the Land of Nod.
Alan
by Currie
Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help proving or disproving hypothesis regarding Archibald Erskine, 7th Earl of Kellie
Replies: 24
Views: 342

Re: Help proving or disproving hypothesis regarding Archibald Erskine, 7th Earl of Kellie

Hello Matias, In the 1820 Register of Shipping in the East India Company’s Service there’s a ship, Thais, 443 tons, built Dartmouth 1808, captained by an A. E. Robson. https://books.google.com.au/books?id=83k4AAAAMAAJ&pg=RA26-PA26&dq=%22a+e+robson%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjX24Ot0t_nAhWe4HMBHdFFAX8Q6...
by Currie
Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What relationship does a 'name father' have to a child
Replies: 3
Views: 103

Re: What relationship does a 'name father' have to a child

It seems, as Wilma suggested, that it was just the person the child was named after. Looking through the newspapers it seems that the term was used for places and things and animals as much as for people. For instance there was a ship launched in Leith whose name father was a local dignitary, a fort...
by Currie
Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Computer and Software Shop
Topic: Problem with My Heritage
Replies: 10
Views: 229

Re: Problem with My Heritage

Hello Lorna (& Sarah). If you don’t have any luck with that maybe there’s a clue in the newspapers. You can access recent Scottish newspapers via NewsBank available here https://auth.nls.uk/eresources/browse/title It says that paid advertisements are excluded but from my own local access I can find ...
by Currie
Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: Armed Forces
Topic: Sir Thomas McKenzie Ross.....
Replies: 7
Views: 1539

Re: Sir Thomas McKenzie Ross.....

Hello Peter, and Welcome to TalkingScot. There’s an obit for him in the Times of India, 13 Aug 1927, and a photo on the 15th. https://imgur.com/a/gdOdsZk LEADING FIGURE IN MADRAS LIFE. DEATH OF SIR M. ROSS. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) MADRAS, August 12. The death has occurred to-day at Ootacamund ...
by Currie
Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Research Sources
Topic: Access to Historical maps on-line
Replies: 5
Views: 174

Re: Access to Historical maps on-line

May not be much use to you but there are some Paisley Directories online. Not many Duffys there. 1910-11 https://archive.org/details/paisleydirector191011unse/page/256/mode/2up 1907-08 https://archive.org/details/paisleydirector190708unse/page/244/mode/2up More here https://archive.org/search.php?qu...