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by Currie
Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Re: Francis Alexander Kerr Born 6 February 1828
Replies: 2
Views: 110

Re: Francis Alexander Kerr Born 6 February 1828

Hello Gail, There’s an article concerning a person by that name on this page of the Glasgow Herald, August 4, 1875. It’s about half way down the column headed GREENOCK and starts with Hamilton.— https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=DE1EAAAAIBAJ&sjid=tLEMAAAAIBAJ&pg=5030%2C5281242 There’s a death no...
by Currie
Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: I'm new to this, please help!
Replies: 2
Views: 84

Re: I'm new to this, please help!

If you know the actual date of any event you could check the newspapers for a birth, death, or marriage announcement. Sometimes they can provide extra information. Google has two Glasgow newspapers online. You would have to browse as the search facility is usually useless. The Glasgow Herald up to 1...
by Currie
Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Crime Of Plagium.
Replies: 8
Views: 203

Re: The Crime Of Plagium.

Thanks Sarah, Chaplin was a genius. I have a few of his silent movies on my phone, The Kid, Modern Times, The Great Dictator, etc, and a couple of Buster Keaton’s, The General etc. They are handy for watching a movie when you’re not watching a movie, or sitting in a waiting room, or whatever. All th...
by Currie
Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Early change to Scotland death registration format
Replies: 6
Views: 155

Re: Early change to Scotland death registration format

Thanks Andrew, that sure makes interesting reading. The registrars were certainly a bit of a mixed bunch. Maybe too many of them spent too much time snooping around the place and not enough time actually recording informants information. Actually there was nothing in the 1855 Legislation, or 1860, r...
by Currie
Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Early change to Scotland death registration format
Replies: 6
Views: 155

Re: Early change to Scotland death registration format

It would be interesting to learn who was the individual, or group of individuals, who found the 1855 system so onerous, Their picture would make a good background for a dart board. It’s not likely to have been the informants, they do as they are told or they’re in trouble. The Registrars were just c...
by Currie
Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Crime Of Plagium.
Replies: 8
Views: 203

Re: The Crime Of Plagium.

A bit more to wind up this Plagium thread. Paisley Herald, Saturday, October 8, 1870 MAN STEALING OR PLAGIUM.—Maria Cox was charged with having, on the 4th June, 1870, stolen, from or near Holmhead Street, a child, aged four years, named John Henderson, son of John Henderson, jun., bootmaker, residi...
by Currie
Sat Feb 06, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Jeanie Hoy Edinburgh and family
Replies: 14
Views: 152

Re: Jeanie Hoy Edinburgh and family

There’s a notice in the Edinburgh Gazette of 9 September 1873, concerning the estate of the late Alexander Hoy, Taylor and Clothier, 6 South College Street, Edinburgh. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/Edinburgh/issue/8405/page/554 In the 1864-65 period there were numerous advertisements for the above co...
by Currie
Tue Feb 02, 2021 4:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Crime Of Plagium.
Replies: 8
Views: 203

Re: The Crime Of Plagium.

Thanks all. And Sarah, when I finished tracking down my GGGranny I had found that she had been not just the Town Drunk, but the City Drunk. So bad in fact that when her children died no-one could remember or wanted to remember her name and only the father’s name appears on the death certificates. I ...
by Currie
Mon Jan 25, 2021 1:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Crime Of Plagium.
Replies: 8
Views: 203

The Crime Of Plagium.

Plagium, in Scots law, is the offence of child stealing. It was punishable by death. There is some interesting coverage of this in Bl**dy Scottish History: Aberdeen by Elma McMenemy, 2014. (My Irvine’s are from Edinburgh. I wonder if the woman sentenced to be executed was one of my lot.) https://www...
by Currie
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: Statutory Records
Topic: Mysterious death
Replies: 9
Views: 225

Re: Mysterious death

Happy New Year Ailsa. It appears that Police Scavengers were employed by the police to keep the streets clean, with maybe some other street related duties thrown in. There are no Scottish BMD records and only one English for Kelwee. No idea about the Irish. I suspect the spelling could be a guess. T...