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by Currie
Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let’s Go Shopping!
Replies: 31
Views: 430

Re: Let’s Go Shopping!

Thanks All, Be warned that the mere mention of shopping will earn a place in this thread. In this article from the Dundee Courier, Tuesday, June 25, 1844, the Lady of the House went out shopping with Susan and the baby. But, what was the Man of the House doing looking in his wife’s diary, and even w...
by Currie
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Another New Member with Aberdeenshire interests.....
Replies: 16
Views: 1334

Re: Another New Member with Aberdeenshire interests.....

Hello Lee, Unless a family member turns up you may have to dig through ScotlandsPeople records to get very far with this. It’s likely the name could be spelt either Louis or Lewis. I couldn’t find anything in the newspapers I could be reasonably certain about except for this article from the Aberdee...
by Currie
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let’s Go Shopping!
Replies: 31
Views: 430

Let’s Go Shopping!

Let’s Go Shopping! This week begins a short series of posts about shopping, or at least, where there has been shopping done. I expect that there will be fewer horrors in this than in the previous graveyard series. We’ll start with an article from the Dundee Courier, Thursday, December 24, 1896. I fo...
by Currie
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scottish Graveyard Scandals
Replies: 19
Views: 409

Re: Scottish Graveyard Scandals

That's a great story Wilma.

I tried to find something in print about it but no luck I'm sorry to say.

All the best,
Alan
by Currie
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: England
Topic: KIRKHAM FAMILY/WRIGHT FAMILY INFO NEEDED
Replies: 2
Views: 90

Re: KIRKHAM FAMILY/WRIGHT FAMILY INFO NEEDED

Hello barnsleymeth2000, According to the Bakewell genuki page. https://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/DBY/Bakewell#Cemeteries “The local Urban District Council holds all burials records, but these may be viewed by appointment only. They will NOT do e-mail lookups for you.” I don’t know how old that info ...
by Currie
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scottish Graveyard Scandals
Replies: 19
Views: 409

Re: Scottish Graveyard Scandals

Hello Sarah, There’s no additional information about the pair of skeletons. There was a great deal of speculation at the time about who would end up with the eventual skeleton of a large whale which was towed into Dundee. I think I’ll make this my very last post about graveyard scandals. It’s just a...
by Currie
Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scottish Graveyard Scandals
Replies: 19
Views: 409

Re: Scottish Graveyard Scandals

Fascinating stuff Andrew, The fellow with the teeth looks like he was going to say something. I hope it wasn’t “I’m not dead yet, I’m getting better”. And the one with the pipe across him looks more like a 19th Century workplace accident. Here’s a few more Leith multiple skeleton finds. Caledonian M...
by Currie
Fri Sep 11, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Name Change
Replies: 10
Views: 245

Re: Name Change

In the Glasgow Herald, December 31, 1855, there’s a report of the death of a William Candow or Kennedy, a pauper, aged 73 years, in the parish of Glenisla. See half way down second column this page. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=U1FEAAAAIBAJ&sjid=2bEMAAAAIBAJ&pg=4434%2C6202571 In 1841 he is ...
by Currie
Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scottish Graveyard Scandals
Replies: 19
Views: 409

Re: Scottish Graveyard Scandals

Not much happening here. Maybe some of these stories are a bit too unpleasant, even for genealogists. I was about to add a story about a Dundee scandal in 1898, when I found it had already been summarised by me on TS five years ago. So, I’ll just re-post the summary here but will add some of the Let...
by Currie
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scottish Graveyard Scandals
Replies: 19
Views: 409

Scottish Graveyard Scandals

Scottish Graveyard Scandals. This week starts a series of Scottish graveyard scandals. Just about every town and city in Scotland seems to have had one. Many were simply just a case of overcrowding, both in a vertical and horizontal sense, but sometimes it went to extremes. Some stories will be a bi...