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by Hibee
Mon May 31, 2010 2:02 pm
Forum: Scottish History and Geography
Topic: Street in Leith OR Edinburgh OR both?? **Birthday bumped**
Replies: 14
Views: 2679

Re: Street in Leith OR Edinburgh OR both??

Hi Lesley

I have a friend who has a studio in Coburg Lane, but she's away, exhibiting at the 3 Harbours Festival at the moment.

Will try to find out for you.

Regards
Hibee
by Hibee
Sun May 30, 2010 4:13 pm
Forum: Scottish History and Geography
Topic: Street in Leith OR Edinburgh OR both?? **Birthday bumped**
Replies: 14
Views: 2679

Re: Street in Leith OR Edinburgh OR both??

For information, some archaeological work is currently under way in Coburg Lane, prior to building work on the site of the Sugar Works.

Hibee
by Hibee
Sun May 30, 2010 4:10 pm
Forum: Seafaring
Topic: Loss of the Princess Clothilde, 1861
Replies: 13
Views: 3265

Re: Loss of the Princess Clothilde, 1861

Thanks, Alan. To clarify the timescale....did these notices relate to future intended cargoes? I'm not sure how quickly news travelled across the Atlantic in 1861. The vessel sailed on its final voyage, from NY, on 20 October, so for a notice to appear in a UK paper on 17 October, would it relate to...
by Hibee
Thu May 27, 2010 2:00 pm
Forum: Seafaring
Topic: Loss of the Princess Clothilde, 1861
Replies: 13
Views: 3265

Re: Loss of the Princess Clothilde, 1861

Thank you, Alan and Alan. I'd not seen mention of corn before. According to Thomas Bridges' Mate's Certificate, the vessel sailed fom NY on 21 Oct, 1861, and is "not since heard of". I managed to find accounts of a violent storm, in late October, including reports of Royal Navy vessels, westward bou...
by Hibee
Wed May 26, 2010 6:48 pm
Forum: Seafaring
Topic: Loss of the Princess Clothilde, 1861
Replies: 13
Views: 3265

Loss of the Princess Clothilde, 1861

Does anyone have any connection with this Leith registered vessel? It was outward bound from New York in October 1861, and ran into a violent storm off Newfoundland, whilst en route to Cork, Ireland. It was lost with all hands, including my gg-grandfather, Thomas Shirreff Bridges, first mate.

Hibee
by Hibee
Tue May 25, 2010 7:11 pm
Forum: Scottish History and Geography
Topic: Street in Leith OR Edinburgh OR both?? **Birthday bumped**
Replies: 14
Views: 2679

Re: Street in Leith OR Edinburgh OR both??

Hi

St Ninian's Close was renamed Coburg Lane. St Ninian's Lane ran parallel, to the east of it. The southern part of this lane was divided in two by a building.....it's possible that one part of this was known as St Ninian's Row.

Hibee