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by DavidWW
Mon Sep 03, 2007 11:31 pm
Forum: Cemeteries
Topic: Very odd gravestone...
Replies: 8
Views: 999

Re: Very odd gravestone...

....snipped ............ Is it normal practice in Scotland to erect a tombstone BEFORE someone dies? No ! Or leave provision for someone else to set up a memorial to someone else in your name after your death? Yes ! ....The other possibilty is that Donald had another wife I don't know about. He did...
by DavidWW
Mon Sep 03, 2007 11:26 pm
Forum: Armed Forces
Topic: Kilbarchan militia - for Russell
Replies: 12
Views: 2275

Also worth a foray into the TNA catalogue at http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/cata ... lt.asp?j=1 to see if a search on the basis of "Kilbarchan AND Militia", or "Renfrewshire AND Militia" results in any hits ...............

David
by DavidWW
Sat Sep 01, 2007 7:38 pm
Forum: Armed Forces
Topic: 42nd Regiment/ 6th Veterans Battalion
Replies: 13
Views: 709

Re: 42nd Regiment/ 6th Veterans Battalion

Hi David, I also have found an ancestor serving with the 42nd foot, from about 1800 to at least 1814, I found info on findmypast regarding the battles he was in, but I want definite proof it was the same man. I wanted to know how much information the records reveal? I dont have a birth date or wher...
by DavidWW
Sat Sep 01, 2007 7:30 pm
Forum: Statutory Records
Topic: decreee of declaration
Replies: 25
Views: 903

Fidget wrote:If he was still in the army at the time of the trial, would the army keep a record other than the note that appears in his pension records?

fidgit
I'd doubt it, as it would be seen as a civil matter.

David
by DavidWW
Fri Aug 31, 2007 3:24 pm
Forum: Working Life
Topic: Watchmaker or Matchmaker?
Replies: 14
Views: 513

I still don't get the "overseer" part for Helen's father. I had a quick look for deaths of Helen Taylor, Ms Martin but I didnt get anywhere. I'm not slacking from work. :P Honest :oops: http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/content/help/index.aspx?r=551&994 gives "Person in charge of a factory or works...
by DavidWW
Fri Aug 31, 2007 3:18 pm
Forum: Research Sources
Topic: Internet Biographical Collection Removed from Ancestry.com!
Replies: 8
Views: 387

...snipped............To point the direction to possible sources is one thing, but to actually cache the page and store it? I can not believe that there could have been more than one person in the room when that scheme was launched! Obviously a day when all grey matter was left at home when they we...
by DavidWW
Fri Aug 31, 2007 12:27 pm
Forum: Research Sources
Topic: UK Electoral Roll
Replies: 21
Views: 795

Hello David, Not being conversant in either the Spanish or Icon languages, or a drinking person for that matter, I was unable to understand your last post. However I looked it up and can now answer your question. When I first read your previous post my impression was that you were telling me to pul...
by DavidWW
Fri Aug 31, 2007 12:16 pm
Forum: Statutory Records
Topic: decreee of declaration
Replies: 25
Views: 903

If the Glasgow action was in the High Court (of Justiciary) then there should be a record at NAS in Edinburgh; but it was the Sheriff court then the papers may well have been subjected to that dreaded procedure, - "weeding", - i.e. destroyed, as have been most Sheriff court papers from that era, wit...
by DavidWW
Thu Aug 30, 2007 6:06 pm
Forum: Statutory Records
Topic: decreee of declaration
Replies: 25
Views: 903

Re: going to Edinburgh

Hi Jinty, Find out if his first wife divorced her first husband while you are there! :shock: Not so simple, as, see the various previous posts, it may well have been the case that there couldn't have been a divorce until it had been proven that there had been a marriage; and, if there had been such...
by DavidWW
Thu Aug 30, 2007 5:37 pm
Forum: Research Sources
Topic: UK Electoral Roll
Replies: 21
Views: 795

Currie wrote:I'll let what I've posted stand on it's merits without any further comment on the matter.

Alan
Ehhh :?: :!: , - non comprendo ............. [5 cups] [5 cups]

David