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by AndrewP
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Australia and New Zealand
Topic: Who was Mr. Gardner?
Replies: 2
Views: 62

Re: Who was Mr. Gardner?

Hi Mixpal, There are various online references to William Gardener VC DCM (1821-1897). He was born in Nemphlar, Lanarkshire (in Lanark parish). He died in Bothwell, Lanarkshire 24 October 1897. His V.C. was awarded for an act of bravery on 05 May 1858 during the Indian Mutiny (1857-1858). https://en...
by AndrewP
Fri Jul 17, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Irish Widow In Scotland
Replies: 8
Views: 200

Re: Irish Widow In Scotland

Hi Mixpal,

It is worth having a look at the original document on the ScotlandsPeople website. There it looks like she is the widow of an officer of HM Customs Service.

All the best,

AndrewP
by AndrewP
Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: England
Topic: Suicides - general
Replies: 3
Views: 88

Re: Suicides - general

Hi barnsleymeth2000,

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One possibility is to seek the local newspaper, hopefully an online archive, and see if there was a funeral notice published.

All the best,

AndrewP
by AndrewP
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: census download Ancestry
Replies: 7
Views: 227

Re: census download Ancestry

Hi Annette,

Yes for England
No for Scotland (transcriptions only)
elsewhere - I don't know.

All the best,

AndrewP
by AndrewP
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: OPRs and others
Topic: What does this say?
Replies: 1
Views: 118

Re: What does this say?

Hi Alan, The first mystery word could be "granted". The second mystery word could be two words and the first part of that could be "command", followed by a much shorter word. I admit to clutching at straws in trying to decipher this. I looked up the term "boxmaster" to see if the context would help....
by AndrewP
Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Institutions
Topic: Astral House, Gray Road, Liff, Angus, Scotland.
Replies: 11
Views: 237

Re: Astral House, Gray Road, Liff, Angus, Scotland.

Hi ChipChip, I looked up the death certificate of the lady whose name is given in the Edinburgh Gazette that you mentioned above. All three deaths on that page were at Astral House, Gray Road, Liff. Two of the three had a 'usual address' underneath the hospital, implying that the other was resident ...
by AndrewP
Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:52 am
Forum: Institutions
Topic: Astral House, Gray Road, Liff, Angus, Scotland.
Replies: 11
Views: 237

Re: Astral House, Gray Road, Liff, Angus, Scotland.

Hi ChipChip, This may not be the answer you were wanting, but it looks like Astral House may well have been the address used for Liff Hospital, or by its earlier names, Dundee District Asylum or Dundee District Mental Hospital. It was not uncommon for such hospitals or poorhouses to have a 'more res...
by AndrewP
Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Statutory Records
Topic: Margaret Lauder Stewart
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Re: Margaret Lauder Stewart

Hi Lizzie,

Most probably Hartwoodhill Hospital, Shotts.

All the best,

AndrewP
by AndrewP
Tue May 26, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Census
Topic: Good Shepherd Convent
Replies: 13
Views: 2345

Re: Good Shepherd Convent

Hi Mark, Google Maps says that it would take in the region of 1½ hours to walk from Woodhall Drive to Clerwood House. I trust your granny was fit, Clermiston Road is a long steep uphill from Corstorphine to Clerwood. See the following Google Maps webpage: https://www.google.co.uk/maps/dir/Woodhall+D...
by AndrewP
Mon May 25, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Census
Topic: Good Shepherd Convent
Replies: 13
Views: 2345

Re: Good Shepherd Convent

Hi Mark, Woodhall Drive is a street in Juniper Green, about 30 minutes walk (according to Google Maps) from the convent by footpaths through the dell. Parts of the Juniper Green "Woodhall" streets were built for the Council. Woodhall Road, Colinton is a distance from Juniper Green and is all private...