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Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 9:36 pm
by Lahb
I'm with Ina - all my John McLeans in Renfrew that I'm interested in have no images attached... :cry: They are trying to rescan these aren't they? Seem to remember some such comment?

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Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 9:45 pm
by Liz Turner
Quite hilarious! I've been on Scotland's People for the past hour and hadn't even noticed!!!

I was resigned to an even longer wait .... :oops:

Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 10:44 pm
by catbug
Oh no! I have eventually found an 1851 census entry in Glasgow which could help demolish one of my many brick walls and there is no image :( . I don't seem to have much luck with this family history business!

Cat

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Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 11:08 pm
by AndrewP
Bertha wrote:Found my Ross's, whole family living at Tynecastle Depot. Wonderful, now I know my gr gr gr grandad did not die in Police Custody (on his death certificate place of death given as Tynecasle Police Depot). Seems he was a labourer working there.
Funny thing is, part of Gorgie Road in Edinburgh is called Ross Terrace! Its just before White Park on the side opposite football stadium.
Anyone know of a good old ordance survey map that might actually pinpoint the depot?
Hi Bertha,

I can only find one map that names the depot.

http://www.nls.uk/digitallibrary/map/ea ... cfm?id=784

The police depot can be found at the westmost edge of this map, between the light blue portion an the edge of the map.

And a quote from on the following webpage implies that the Heart of Midlothian Football Club's Tynecastle Park was built on the site of the depot.

--> Scottish Parliament document <--
  • The estates and farmland at Dalry were swallowed by a mixture of residential and industrial development, along with a football ground at the former police depot at Tynecastle. To the southwest however, other than the industrial developments along the water of Leith, the areas of Gorgie, Saughton, Sighthill and Gyle remained rural.
All the best,

Andrew Paterson

Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 11:19 pm
by Andy
Hi Ina,

Thought I'd got some of those local "Unreadables" for you. (if not I will)

Davie is completely correct (as usual) that over 13,000 images aren't available but they were indexable!!!!!

You should try the "Port" and parts of Greenock for McCurdys! Most are unavailable but I have them in my 1851 database, and have had for years. (unfortunately without images).

It's a problem of paper colour and ink (pencil doesn't fade: ever - Ink does).

Don't have the time just now but I hope Davie picks up on this.

Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 11:24 pm
by WilmaM
Well Done Andrew =D>

I was going skelly trying to find it for Bertha 8-[

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Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 11:27 pm
by Bertha
Hi Andrew
Many thanks for the map that's made my night. I knew about the depot now being Tynecastle but was curious as to whether this was correct.
Reason being, the census page I found it on also included entries for Damhead Farm but when I did a search at NAS on this, it said it was in Loadhead. This makes the St Cuthbert's parish rather large! Have I got it wrong? The header page was quite unreadable!

All the best and thanks again
Bertha

Re: 1851

Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 11:52 pm
by AndrewP
Bertha wrote:... Reason being, the census page I found it on also included entries for Damhead Farm but when I did a search at NAS on this, it said it was in Loadhead.
There are probably many Damheads. Damhead between Lothianburn and Loanhead is one that still shows on a current map. Damhead Farm can be seen a short distance west of Tynecastle on this map.

http://www.nls.uk/digitallibrary/map/ea ... cfm?id=425
Bertha wrote:This makes the St Cuthbert's parish rather large! Have I got it wrong? The header page was quite unreadable!
St Cuthberts parish was large compared to the neighbouring Edinburgh parishes. It originally covered the (then) rural areas surrounding Edinburgh, and urban areas outside the Edinburgh City and Canongate parishes, out to the boundaries of the surrounding parishes - clockwise from north North Leith, South Leith, Duddingston, Liberton, Colinton, Corstorphine and Cramond. St Cuthberts parish is shown in pink on the above mentioned map.

All the best,

Andrew Paterson

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Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 12:17 am
by Bertha
Andrew

Amazing stuff, thank you so much for taking the the time. I think you do a wonderful job helping numties like me!
I drive over this farmland several times a week, by my reckoning, its just south of Murrayfield or under the rail bridge and round the corner!
Your assistance has been much appreciated
Good night
Bertha

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Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 2:27 am
by wini
Just had a go and my Gunn's from Durness and Munro's from Glasgow are there haven't tried the McPhees in Skye yet, but will later.
Some of the images aren't great but legible.

I have my credit card on my desk beside me and I am thinking that is a mistake.
I feel as if it is like an alcoholic with a bottle beside them or a smoker with their packet of cigarettes.

wini