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by Currie
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: England
Topic: KIRKHAM FAMILY/WRIGHT FAMILY INFO NEEDED
Replies: 2
Views: 50

Re: KIRKHAM FAMILY/WRIGHT FAMILY INFO NEEDED

Hello barnsleymeth2000, According to the Bakewell genuki page. https://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/DBY/Bakewell#Cemeteries “The local Urban District Council holds all burials records, but these may be viewed by appointment only. They will NOT do e-mail lookups for you.” I don’t know how old that info ...
by Currie
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scottish Graveyard Scandals
Replies: 17
Views: 194

Re: Scottish Graveyard Scandals

Hello Sarah, There’s no additional information about the pair of skeletons. There was a great deal of speculation at the time about who would end up with the eventual skeleton of a large whale which was towed into Dundee. I think I’ll make this my very last post about graveyard scandals. It’s just a...
by Currie
Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scottish Graveyard Scandals
Replies: 17
Views: 194

Re: Scottish Graveyard Scandals

Fascinating stuff Andrew, The fellow with the teeth looks like he was going to say something. I hope it wasn’t “I’m not dead yet, I’m getting better”. And the one with the pipe across him looks more like a 19th Century workplace accident. Here’s a few more Leith multiple skeleton finds. Caledonian M...
by Currie
Fri Sep 11, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Name Change
Replies: 10
Views: 149

Re: Name Change

In the Glasgow Herald, December 31, 1855, there’s a report of the death of a William Candow or Kennedy, a pauper, aged 73 years, in the parish of Glenisla. See half way down second column this page. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=U1FEAAAAIBAJ&sjid=2bEMAAAAIBAJ&pg=4434%2C6202571 In 1841 he is ...
by Currie
Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scottish Graveyard Scandals
Replies: 17
Views: 194

Re: Scottish Graveyard Scandals

Not much happening here. Maybe some of these stories are a bit too unpleasant, even for genealogists. I was about to add a story about a Dundee scandal in 1898, when I found it had already been summarised by me on TS five years ago. So, I’ll just re-post the summary here but will add some of the Let...
by Currie
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scottish Graveyard Scandals
Replies: 17
Views: 194

Scottish Graveyard Scandals

Scottish Graveyard Scandals. This week starts a series of Scottish graveyard scandals. Just about every town and city in Scotland seems to have had one. Many were simply just a case of overcrowding, both in a vertical and horizontal sense, but sometimes it went to extremes. Some stories will be a bi...
by Currie
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Breach of the Registration Act.
Replies: 30
Views: 369

Re: Breach of the Registration Act.

Thanks Anne, I found a couple more of these stories lying about, which I’ll post as well. I think we’ve seen some cases like the first one on the forum, where the informant gave the wrong generation as the parent. Perhaps they were a bit hard of hearing. The second case is rather unusual and would b...
by Currie
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Breach of the Registration Act.
Replies: 30
Views: 369

Re: Breach of the Registration Act.

Dundee Courier, Saturday, February 11, 1939 WOMAN AND DAUGHTER HEAVILY FINED Abetted False Registration of Births The trial of E******** M‘D***** or R*** and her daughter, E******** R*** or M‘C****, charged with having aided and abetted 22 girls or women to give false addresses when registering birt...
by Currie
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Breach of the Registration Act.
Replies: 30
Views: 369

Re: Breach of the Registration Act.

Dundee courier, Thursday, February 9, 1939 MOTHER SAYS SHE FOUGHT NURSE IN STREET ACCUSED WOMAN’S CRY FROM DOCK A mother, giving evidence in Glasgow Sheriff Court yesterday, alleged she was prevented taking her baby from the nursing home where it was born because she refused to have it adopted. She ...
by Currie
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Breach of the Registration Act.
Replies: 30
Views: 369

Re: Breach of the Registration Act.

Dundee Courier, Wednesday, February 8, 1939 MAN SAYS HE WAS TOLD TO “DENY GIRL” WOMEN ACCUSED OF FALSE BIRTH REGISTRATION Hearing of charges against two women under the False Oaths Act in relation to the registration of births was continued in Glasgow Sheriff Court yesterday. E******** M’D***** or R...