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by Falkyrn
Thu May 09, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Statutory Records
Topic: Baptised clandestinely
Replies: 1
Views: 70

Re: Baptised clandestinely

You don't say what date this happened but for many years there were restrictions in place as to what could or could not be done by followers of religious groups other than the "Established" Church. For example following the 1745 uprising by Charles Stuart the Episcopalian Church which supported him ...
by Falkyrn
Thu May 02, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Statutory Records
Topic: Can't find birth record
Replies: 19
Views: 251

Re: Can't find birth record

Although a little out of your date range - Have you looked at the Francis Manning born in Old Kilpatrick (Dunbartonshire) in 1908
by Falkyrn
Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Institutions
Topic: Auchenlodment House
Replies: 6
Views: 101

Re: Auchenlodment House

Yes as I understand it, adoption records are sealed and only the new name is searchable to the general public, and only those directly involved would be able to access any further info. Though the new index system on SP may have a loophole or two, as I found someone indexed under both names recentl...
by Falkyrn
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Glasgow Photographer
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: Glasgow Photographer

According to "Lanarkshire Photographers to 1914" [published by GWSFHS] James Drummond Shiels (junior) was in business at that address from 1903 to 1914
by Falkyrn
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Statutory Records
Topic: Thomson, William
Replies: 4
Views: 113

Re: Thomson, William

There is still a listing for W Thomson at 5 Harmony Row in the 1943/44 Directory
by Falkyrn
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Statutory Records
Topic: Missing death record?
Replies: 2
Views: 111

Re: Missing death record?

I would also suggest trying to find any record of a marriage and see if this ties up with the daughters birth record.
by Falkyrn
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bigamy and Court Records
Replies: 5
Views: 146

Re: Bigamy and Court Records

The court that would have dealt with the incident is most likely the local Sheriff Court - depending where the marriage took place (the scene of the crime - so to speak). If the bigamous marriage was in Johnstone or Elderslie then Paisley Sheriff Court is the one you need to check but the records if...
by Falkyrn
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gaelic speaking
Replies: 6
Views: 157

Re: Gaelic speaking

Just reading Tom Devine's "The Scottish Clearances - A History of the Dispossessed" where he examines the theory previously put forward by, among others, Rev. Norman McLeod that mobility of the young in the Highlands and Islands was more pronounced in those who were well educated. Although there is ...
by Falkyrn
Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gaelic speaking
Replies: 6
Views: 157

Re: Gaelic speaking

Although Gaelic may have been her primary language I would be surprised if by that date she was not at least bilingual especially given the relocation for employment. Re the pre 1855 documents - these will be primarily Church documents and could well be in both Gaelic and Scots although most likely ...
by Falkyrn
Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Statutory Records
Topic: Register of Corrected Entries
Replies: 9
Views: 593

Re: Register of Corrected Entries

As he died in what was ostensibly a "Public Place" his death would have been the subject of a report to the Procurator Fiscal by the local Police. The inquiry into the death could have quite easily delayed any burial/cremation as no permission would be given until the situation was clarified as to c...