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by WilmaM
Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Council Elections During WWI
Replies: 7
Views: 75

Re: Council Elections During WWI

Thank you both, Just a small matter of the wrong War confusing my searching :? It's good to see the facts in print, even down to her address - both she and her mother died there as did her daughter in 1993. Just a modest 2 bedroom corporation semi, but 4 generations of the family lived there as well...
by WilmaM
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Council Elections During WWI
Replies: 7
Views: 75

Re: Council Elections During WWI

Thanks Andrew,
I've a feeling it was perhaps later on in the war, when men were scarce at home, that the women tried to fill the gap.

I hadn't looked as far afield as the Scotsman though.
by WilmaM
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Council Elections During WWI
Replies: 7
Views: 75

Council Elections During WWI

Family lore has it [and there's usually more than a kernel of truth in them] that during WWI my GreatGrand-Mother stood for election in the Glasgow Council / Corporation Elections. I've google around and searched a few newspaper archive sites but come up empty handed. Her name was Isa McKinlay nee B...
by WilmaM
Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: MCDOUGALL, children
Replies: 3
Views: 67

Re: MCDOUGALL, children

They children may well have been adopted within the imediate family, and have taken their surname (s). I have a similar family orphaned, boy taken in by his fathers brother,easy - but the girl by her mothers sister, so really hard to track down. Have you tried under Blair, or have you traced any sib...
by WilmaM
Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Armed Forces
Topic: Relative Appeal - Robert SHANKLAND VC 1887 Ayr - 1968 Vancouver
Replies: 1
Views: 95

Re: Relative Appeal - Robert SHANKLAND VC 1887 Ayr - 1968 Vancouver

I'm delighted to report that Robert's Grand-daughter was able to fly over from Vancouver for the ceremony.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-g ... t-41766808
by WilmaM
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pitkethley family
Replies: 5
Views: 110

Re: Pitkethley family

no deaths showed up specifically in Forgandenny Parish. Forgandenny didn't record any deaths in their OPRs. All the best, AndrewP Which is why I didn't find any! However family search has noted that: Here is a list of the surviving Kirk session records for this parish: Minutes 1709–1836 Cash Books ...
by WilmaM
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pitkethley family
Replies: 5
Views: 110

Re: Pitkethley family

Hello Heather and Welcome to [talkingscot] I checked the Old Parish Register index on Scotland's People. there is this couple marrying in Forgandenny : PITKEATHLY LAURENCE ANNA KERMACK 11/07/1777 Forgandenny, they are also indexed under Perth Parish as PITKETHLY & KERMOCH, so it will be the banns th...
by WilmaM
Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Armed Forces
Topic: Relative Appeal - Robert SHANKLAND VC 1887 Ayr - 1968 Vancouver
Replies: 1
Views: 95

Relative Appeal - Robert SHANKLAND VC 1887 Ayr - 1968 Vancouver

The BBC reported an appeal today http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-41502823 for any living relatives of Robert SHANKLAND VC. Robert was born 10 October 1887 at 6 Gordon Terrace in Ayr, he emigrated to Canada in 1911. He married Anna Stobo Haining, a daughter of the stationmaster at ...
by WilmaM
Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Massacre at Monzievaird Church 1490
Replies: 2
Views: 94

Re: Massacre at Monzievaird Church 1490

There seems to be some dubiety about the dates, some say one, some say another and others quote both! Only 21 years apart , which in the light of 500 years ago is nothing. Old maps only mention the mausoleum as being on the site of a church. Here's one : http://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=14.81464...
by WilmaM
Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Armed Forces
Topic: WWI Soldiers Relatives Appeal CWGC
Replies: 0
Views: 68

WWI Soldiers Relatives Appeal CWGC

An article in the BBC today : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-41366755 Nine Scottish soldiers who fought in World War One are to be commemorated by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. The men died either from injury or illness sustained during active service. The commission (CWGC) was not ...