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by WilmaM
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Obit Govan 1942
Replies: 3
Views: 77

Re: Obit Govan 1942

It is more likely to have been published in the Govan Press.
Sadly those archives aren't on-line anywhere it seems.

Perhaps the Mitchel Library has them?
by WilmaM
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Married names
Replies: 3
Views: 131

Re: Married names

As far as I am aware in Scotland we never legally lose our birth name. We take our husband's surname for convenience, practicality, solidarity etc but are are still B not M. You will find plenty evidence of this in every cemetery you visit, 'Here lies john X and his wife Jeanie Y' It crops up on old...
by WilmaM
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Leckie family tree
Replies: 3
Views: 88

Re: Leckie family tree

Oh good, happy to have helped you along the way.
by WilmaM
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Leckie family tree
Replies: 3
Views: 88

Re: Leckie family tree

If you certain that the Leckie / Liddle marriage is your man then one way of finding your man is to look for his wife's death. If she is a widow or wife of on her Death certificate then you have a time scale to search for his death , the entry for that should confirm his parents names [if they were ...
by WilmaM
Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Census
Topic: 5 Freer St , Edinburgh C 1850
Replies: 7
Views: 149

Re: 5 Freer St , Edinburgh C 1850

The 1881 census has the Goodlet family living at 5 Freer Street. I was hoping for a policeman lodger too but only James & Mgt. with their family [ Mgt., John, Jane, James - no imagination in names ;) ] There is a James J Irving in Edinburgh in 1881 - but he's an unemployed tailor from Annan in Dumfr...
by WilmaM
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Census
Topic: 5 Freer St , Edinburgh C 1850
Replies: 7
Views: 149

Re: 5 Freer St , Edinburgh C 1850

AndrewP wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:32 am
On that basis, your policeman was not living in Freer Street in c1850.
Which begs the question David, what do you have that made you think that?
Certificate, family tales [there's usually a grain of truth in them], newspaper cutting or what?

Do tell, as we love unraveling a mystery.
by WilmaM
Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Census
Topic: 5 Freer St , Edinburgh C 1850
Replies: 7
Views: 149

Re: 5 Freer St , Edinburgh C 1850

This topic may help http://www.talkingscot.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=17109 It seems to be in St Cuthberts parish, I'm not sure what area that is on census records. I put police Edinburgh in 1851 on freecen.org.UK and got 157 hits! The Old Church records are all in one household in Chessels Court, ob...
by WilmaM
Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: School playground ball games
Replies: 2
Views: 96

Re: School playground ball games

As did I in the 1970's in Ibrox! I don't remember the cedilla bit but the rest is familiar. Under knee was another move, double birlie could only be achieved at the school shelter where we stood further back , the more usual close wall was too close! Some times we played with just one ball but more ...
by WilmaM
Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Cemeteries
Topic: Commonwealth War Graves in Highlands
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Re: Commonwealth War Graves in Highlands

Now that's good to know that there's somewhere to send them too.

Unfortunately I can't access the Scottish one, my internet settings block it saying the site contains pornography =; #-o
by WilmaM
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Cemeteries
Topic: Commonwealth War Graves in Highlands
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Re: Commonwealth War Graves in Highlands

A 'past time' enjoyed by my family too. In fact the boys dismiss any graveyard without a war graves sign as being uninteresting!
Some fascinating stories engraved in the stones.
I should really get my daughter to start a list of all the ones she has photos of too.