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by AndrewP
Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: Statutory Records
Topic: Help Transcribing 1855 Death
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: Help Transcribing 1855 Death

Hi Cathy,

I think his occupation was Thatcher or Labourer; and that he was born in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Ireland; 40 years in Girvan.

All the best,

AndrewP
by AndrewP
Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: OPRs and others
Topic: Help with some handwriting
Replies: 3
Views: 95

Re: Help with some handwriting

Well, Arthur, I think you have done better than I had managed (and not posted). I agree with your interpretations of the various [...] pieces of text. It seems that a debt to the parish was being settled, even if somewhat late. Maybe the young man was setting up to marry, but couldn't until the debt...
by AndrewP
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Statutory Records
Topic: Register of Corrected Entries
Replies: 3
Views: 91

Re: Register of Corrected Entries

Hi Ross, The Register of Corrected Entries was initiated by the Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages (Scotland) Act 1854. So RCEs have existed since the start of statutory registration in Scotland in 1855. See the following webpage. University of Glasgow website: Scottish way of Birth and De...
by AndrewP
Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: The elusive Janet/Jessie Simpson
Replies: 80
Views: 3860

Re: The elusive Janet/Jessie Simpson

Hi bolemo,

Seggie can be seen on the current OS map - streetmap

All the best,

AndrewP
by AndrewP
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: David Crossgrove Cosgrove Crosgrove
Replies: 1
Views: 33

Re: David Crossgrove Cosgrove Crosgrove

Hi Kirsty, Ireland is a more difficult prospect for your searching in. I hope someone else here with experience in that field can give you some pointers. The one point that I will offer you is that there was no Northern Ireland in the 19th century. Ireland was one nation until 1922, as part of the "...
by AndrewP
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Ellen 'Helen' Bain 1872–1954
Replies: 2
Views: 60

Re: Ellen 'Helen' Bain 1872–1954

Hi Kirsty, To go back on Ellen's family line, you can find her parents' death certificates on ScotlandsPeople. These give the names of their parents, thus taking you back one more generation. On looking for the mother, you know that you are searching 1872 onwards. She is quite easily found in Duffto...
by AndrewP
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: McMillan family
Replies: 5
Views: 847

Re: McMillan family

Hi Patconf, [TS_welcome] It was not until the 1930s that it became the done thing for marriages to take place in the church. This was not unique to Perthshire. It was more often that the marriage took place in the bride's family home, or in a hired venue (such as a village hall, or a hotel function ...
by AndrewP
Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Mcpherson / Mann, Sherrabeg, Laggan, Kinguessie
Replies: 1
Views: 50

Re: Mcpherson / Mann, Sherrabeg, Laggan, Kinguessie

Hi Scott, [TS_welcome] According to the online IGI, Donald's (spelled as Donald Man) parents are Alexander Man and Margaret Kennedy. The original document for this can be downloaded from www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk on a pay per view basis. The index shows that 26-Jan-1784 was the christening date; th...
by AndrewP
Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Statutory Records
Topic: Name Change on birth certificate Martin or Mellis
Replies: 7
Views: 142

Re: Name Change on birth certificate Martin or Mellis

Hi George, I had a look at the RCE on ScotlandsPeople, and it is a standard text periodically seen on birth certificates. In the first column if Entry No. 1712 in the Register Book of Births for the year 1903 for "Martha-Henderson" substitute Mary-Jane-Mellis as the Child's Christian name. The above...
by AndrewP
Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: Statutory Records
Topic: Name Change on birth certificate Martin or Mellis
Replies: 7
Views: 142

Re: Name Change on birth certificate Martin or Mellis

Hi George, [TS_welcome] I read the text as: Alteration of child's name. In Reg of Cor Ent Vol6, p.187. 22nd March 1904 (a signature) Mary-Jane Mellis When you view the certificate on ScotlandsPeople, there should be a link above the certificate for you to click on " View 1st correction " to let you ...