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loz_scotland
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Edinburgh

Post by loz_scotland » Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:15 pm

looking for in search of a birth record for someone who on the census is described as being born in Abbeyhill midlothian. Can someone tell me which district of Edinburgh this would come under when searching on Scotlands people. The name and YOB has multiple hits for Midlothian so need find out the District Abbeyhill is not listed as an option
thanks Laura

Rockford
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Re: Edinburgh

Post by Rockford » Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:31 pm

Hi Laura,

I believe that the Abbeyhill you are looking for was/is part of Edinburgh. There is still a street called Abbeyhill and an Abbey Lane, Abbey Street and so on. They are all between Holyrood Park and London Road.

Thanks

Brian
SMITH - Luss/Lanarkshire
BURNSIDE - Londonderry/Lothian
SWEENEY - Donegal/Monklands
GILCHRIST - Lanark/Lothians/Peebles
HUNTER/GWYNNE - Monklands/Fife/Stirling
LOGIE/DUNLOP/YOUNG/THOMSON - Lothian

loz_scotland
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Re: Edinburgh

Post by loz_scotland » Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:41 pm

Thanks Brian do you know which registration district this would come under in the statutory births records 1855 - 2012 records
Laura

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Re: Edinburgh

Post by AndrewP » Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:44 pm

Hi Laura,

Depending where exactly in Abbeyhill, it could have come under Canongate or Portobello registration districts. These two districts were merged from 1939.

See http://www.talkingscot.com/rds/city-rds-edin.htm

All the best,

AndrewP

loz_scotland
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Re: Edinburgh

Post by loz_scotland » Tue Jan 21, 2014 3:46 pm

Many thanks got the record the birth was in Cannongate

Laura

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Re: Edinburgh

Post by Rockford » Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:48 pm

Hi Laura

My apologies - I misread your post and thought you were just looking for where in Midlothian Abbeyhill was.

Glad AndrewP was paying more attention. That'll teach me not to reply to posts while concentrating on my lunch :)

Best wishes

Brian
SMITH - Luss/Lanarkshire
BURNSIDE - Londonderry/Lothian
SWEENEY - Donegal/Monklands
GILCHRIST - Lanark/Lothians/Peebles
HUNTER/GWYNNE - Monklands/Fife/Stirling
LOGIE/DUNLOP/YOUNG/THOMSON - Lothian

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