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larabl
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Lothian/Pretoria

Post by larabl » Sun May 04, 2008 2:58 pm

Hi everybody
My relative George Lothian died at Pretoria south Africa 1 march 1926 age 49yr born Kingsbarns Fife Scotland.
can anyone shed any light as to what he was doing there.
kind regards
larabl

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Post by Tracey » Sun May 04, 2008 5:08 pm

Hi larabl

Have you found him on passenger lists at all ? that might give you some clues.

Does a South African death cert give give details of occupation ?

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Post by Currie » Mon May 05, 2008 2:14 am

Hello Larabl,

I couldn’t find anything much.

However George Lothian is a fairly unusual name. If you Google “George Lothian””Pretoria” (including the quotes) you may find something that may give you clues as to the place of employment, or whatever, of possible descendants, who may be able to supply such information. You never know your luck.

If you can’t figure that out send me a PM.

All the best,
Alan

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Lothian/Pretoria

Post by larabl » Mon May 05, 2008 6:35 pm

Hi Tracey
Thanks for your response
I will try your suggestion, the info I have is from a grave stone, was curious as to why and when George travelled
Kind regards
larabl

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Lothian/Pretoria

Post by larabl » Mon May 05, 2008 6:38 pm

Hi Alan
Thanks for you reply
I will give your advice a go if I learn anything I will let you know
Regards
larabl

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Re: Lothian/Pretoria

Post by 10cpjennifer » Tue Feb 08, 2011 11:03 am

Are you still there after all this time?
On the same tombstone as George Lothian is James Lothian who died aged 29.
I haven't been able to find more on George. A railway labourer?
Memorial plaque on Kingsbarns Church wall mentions brother Robert being a Trooper with Botha's Horse.
Brother John and sister Euphemia emigrated to USA in 1909 and 1920 resp. I found nothing after that.
In the1960s, a relative, a young woman, visited from Canada - a mystery. Wish I'd paid more attention!
Any use and have you anything further?
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Re: Lothian/Pretoria

Post by 10cpjennifer » Tue Feb 08, 2011 11:12 am

Important bit of info!
The aforementioned James was my grandfather, so we are related in some way.

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Re: Lothian/Pretoria

Post by Alan SHARP » Tue Feb 08, 2011 11:28 am

Greetings Jennifer.

Welcome to TalkingScott. As larabl was only active on this site back in 2008, it could be advisable to send a private message (PM) to that poster. Under their user name at the right of their post you will see an icon box [PM], click on that and follow the instructions, like you did to make your post. If they still use the email address they signed on with for service, they will recieve a note to clear your PM message from your OUT box. If / when it moves to your SENT box you will know it has been cleared by the recipient. It also pays to tick the notify me box, at the bottom of your posts, so that any activity on your forum thread is notified to you by email. If you have not done so you can readdress your post by activating the EDIT icon, ticking the box, and re SEND - ing.

All the best,

Alan SHARP.

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