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by jennyblain
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Census
Topic: Blain family Greenock .....
Replies: 12
Views: 1606

Re: Blain family Greenock .....

Thanks Andrew. He could not be part of my father's immediate family, and if there is any connection it could be some generations back. But as said intriguing.
Jenny
by jennyblain
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Census
Topic: Blain family Greenock .....
Replies: 12
Views: 1606

Re: Blain family Greenock .....

That is very interesting. What is the date on the postmark? I couldn't make it out...
My Blains in Greenock were not the only ones there, but it is intriguing and I'd be very interested to learn more on this. Also, Ardgowan Street rings a bell.
Jenny
by jennyblain
Wed Nov 18, 2015 7:23 pm
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Muiravonside and Linlithgow people - Whytes and Boyds etc...
Replies: 10
Views: 2657

Re: Muiravonside and Linlithgow people - Whytes and Boyds et

Hi Barbara. The ship list is imaged at http://immigrantships.net/jacobite/graphics/goodspeed17160714_source.jpg - you probably already have this. However, it seems to me that there may be some conflation of various 'H White' names happening here - I wouldn't think that the Hugh White son of the Pres...
by jennyblain
Wed Dec 31, 2014 11:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hogmanay greetings
Replies: 1
Views: 136

Hogmanay greetings

Dear all,
I think it's been a year since I last posted on here! Anyway, wanted to wish everyone the best celebrations tonight, and all good things for the New Year.

Jenny
by jennyblain
Wed Jan 01, 2014 2:11 am
Forum: OPRs and others
Topic: 1684 OPR Birth Record Help
Replies: 15
Views: 1262

Re: 1684 OPR Birth Record Help

Hi - I know it's been a while since this was posted - I think the strange word thought to be a contraction of 'sponsors' is just 'W' for 'witnesses' - compare it with the first letter of 'Wm'.

Also 'tua' for two.
Jenny
by jennyblain
Wed Jan 01, 2014 1:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Year
Replies: 15
Views: 254

Re: New Year

Happy New Year everybody! I'm now back in Scotland and posting from a half-hour into 2014.
Jenny
by jennyblain
Tue Jan 01, 2013 2:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Hogmanay!
Replies: 17
Views: 396

Re: Happy Hogmanay!

Guid New Year tae and an a!

Jenny
by jennyblain
Tue Jun 19, 2012 6:44 pm
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Mark Carse of Cockpen
Replies: 12
Views: 673

Re: Mark Carse of Cockpen

Hi Montrose, Richard Carse (Cas Cass Cars etc) was the father of the first Mark. They are an interesting family - lawyers and burgesses in Edinburgh, and Mark became the agent for Ker of Lothian. They were landowners at Fordell, and then Mark was given Cockpen. His grandson or g-grandson finally sol...
by jennyblain
Tue Jun 19, 2012 2:37 pm
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Mark Carse of Cockpen
Replies: 12
Views: 673

Re: Mark Carse of Cockpen

Hi Pauline, Yes, she's a daughter of Gilbert Kirkwood, goldsmith, and his first wife, Janet Bannatyne/Ballantyne (and various other spellings), so is connected into several Edinburgh burgess families. Her stepmother, Gilbert's second wife, was a Foulis. And yes, various mentions of Mark Carse, both ...
by jennyblain
Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:33 am
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Mark Carse of Cockpen
Replies: 12
Views: 673

Re: Mark Carse of Cockpen

Hi Pauline, Yes, the first Mark Carse, writer, married Margaret Kirkwood. Her father had built a big house in Pilrig. Mark Carse seems to have had a house in Edinburgh in addition to Cockpen, and two children were baptised in Edinburgh, Margaret in 1633 and Marie in 1650. Alas there aren't OPRs from...