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David Caisley
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Tom Snailum

Post by David Caisley » Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:09 pm

I have found a entry in the Edinburgh Post office directory for a Mr Tom Snailum. In the 1911/12 edition he is listed as a engineer, (his father also Thomas was the chief engineer of the infirmary)
in the 1928/9 edition he is listed as JP, where would I look to find information of his career, when was he elected to JP ?

kindest regards

David Caisley

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Re: Tom Snailum

Post by momat » Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:52 am

Hello David,

There is a mention of a Tom Snailum on this site if it's any help.
http://www.edinburghhighconstables.org. ... stmods.htm
Maureen

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Re: Tom Snailum

Post by David Caisley » Fri Aug 09, 2013 7:59 pm

Thanks Maureen,

I have contacted the High Constables of Edinburgh and will let you know how I get on, once again Thanks

regards David

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Re: Tom Snailum

Post by Currie » Mon Aug 12, 2013 1:31 pm

Hello David,

Some odds and ends from the newspapers.

The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 19 June, 1946.
SNAILUM—At 54 Spottiswoode Street, EDINBURGH, on 17th June 1946, TOM SNAILUM, J.P. Funeral on Thursday, 20th June, at Crematorium, Warriston Road, where a service will be held at 2.30 p.m., to which all friends are invited. (No mourning, no flowers.)

The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 12 July, 1946.
TOM SNAILUM, J.P., DECEASED.
Anyone having a Will or Testamentary Writing of the Deceased, who formerly carried on business under the name of CHARLES RITCHIE & CO., Heating Engineers, 32 Torphichen Street, Edinburgh, and who latterly resided at 54 Spottiswoode Street, Edinburgh, an ex-Moderator of the Edinburgh High Constables, is requested to communicate with the Subscribers.
ROBSON, MCLEAN & PATERS0N, W.S., 28 Abercromby place, Edinburgh.

The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 22 January, 1947.
Within 54 SPOTTISWOODE STREET,
On TUESDAY FIRST, 28th January, at ELEVEN o'clock.
EXCELLENT HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, Sideboard, Bedroom Suites, Bureaux, &c., comprising: —Oak M.B. Sideboard, Settees, Sets 6 and 4 Chairs, Mahogany Cabinet Bookcase, Brooklyn Pianoforte in Walnut Case, Louis Display Cabinet, Phillips Radio, Walnut and Oak Bedroom Suites with Spar Beds and Bedding, Mahogany and Painted Bureaux, Chest of Drawers, Linoleums, Axminster Carpet, Usual Kitchen Utensils, &c., &c.

All the best,
Alan

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Re: Tom Snailum

Post by David Caisley » Mon Aug 12, 2013 4:08 pm

Alan,

thanks for that information, how would I find out who attended the cremation, would there have been a report for that in the papers?

regards David

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Re: Tom Snailum

Post by Currie » Fri Aug 16, 2013 10:20 am

Hello David,

I think it would be a fairly rare event to find a list of mourners in the Scotsman, unless it was a funeral for someone considered very important. I was hoping to find an obituary for him in that newspaper but there’s not a sign of one. Hope you get a response from the High Constables.

All the best,
Alan

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Re: Tom Snailum

Post by David Caisley » Fri Aug 16, 2013 10:45 am

Thanks for that Alan, \\was the Scotsman the only newspaper covering Edinburgh at that time?

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Re: Tom Snailum

Post by Currie » Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:06 am

For Edinburgh 1940s the Scotsman is the only one online that I’m aware of. There are probably heaps of other Edinburgh newspapers, unless the Scotsman bought up all the competition.

Here’s the microfilmed list for Scotland but a lot of that would be 19th century stuff. You would have to check the catalogue to see what period is covered. Someone local may have a better idea. http://www.nls.uk/about-us/working-with ... titles.cfm

All the best,
Alan

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Re: Tom Snailum

Post by David Caisley » Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:44 am

THANKS ALAN,

I did find www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk with limited success, a rather sordid divorce for George Snailum my Grandfather, but nothing for TOM,

I shall try your link, thanks again\\David

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