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by WilmaM
Fri Jan 19, 2024 12:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: McPhersons of Kilmonivaig, Inverness-shire.
Replies: 14
Views: 775

Re: McPhersons of Kilmonivaig, Inverness-shire.

Double naming did happen frequently for various reasons [sometimes following a strict naming pattern meant sons had to be named after each grandfather - even if that was the same name!] My Grand father was William Robert and his Brother William [Bobby & Billy ] I once knew a Donald Donald McDonald! ...
by WilmaM
Thu Jan 18, 2024 11:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: McPhersons of Kilmonivaig, Inverness-shire.
Replies: 14
Views: 775

Re: McPhersons of Kilmonivaig, Inverness-shire.

Here are the census results for Donald that I found on Find My Past: 1851: Lochtreig, Kilmonivaig, Lochaber, Invernessshire, Scotland Household members (9 people) Copy to clipboard First name(s) Last name Relationship Marital status Sex Age Birth year Occupation Birth place Alexander McPherson Head ...
by WilmaM
Wed Jan 17, 2024 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: McPhersons of Kilmonivaig, Inverness-shire.
Replies: 14
Views: 775

Re: McPhersons of Kilmonivaig, Inverness-shire.

Bear in mind that there may be Roman Catholic records too that your family could be in. I use wildcards a lot as Mac and Mc are interchangeable betimes, and Alexander can be Alex. , so I would use M*P*son and Ale* if my first search didn't yield fruit with those sort of names. I now use Find My Past...
by WilmaM
Tue Jan 16, 2024 9:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: McPhersons of Kilmonivaig, Inverness-shire.
Replies: 14
Views: 775

Re: McPhersons of Kilmonivaig, Inverness-shire.

Welcome back Wee Ann. There are two options for an Alexander McPherson marrying a Mary McDonald on SP: North Uist July 1827 Find My past has the residence as Valley N. Uist Invernessshire Gairloch March 1822 FMP has the residence as Cove, Inverasbidale, Gairloch & Poolewe. An 1881 census for the fam...
by WilmaM
Sat Jan 13, 2024 2:02 pm
Forum: Scottish History and Geography
Topic: Seamore Street, Glasgow.....
Replies: 17
Views: 5137

Re: Seamore Street, Glasgow.....

Hi Clare and [TS_welcome] ,

you may find some photos on the virtual mitchell web site: http://www.mitchelllibrary.org/virtualmitchell
by WilmaM
Sat Jan 13, 2024 12:04 pm
Forum: Statutory Records
Topic: 1855 A Scottish Statutory Story
Replies: 6
Views: 1141

Re: 1855 A Scottish Statutory Story

I hadn't thought about the new registrars prowling around to drum up business aspect.

It must have been a bit confusing all round, this new fangled system.
by WilmaM
Fri Jan 05, 2024 12:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Broadgreens, Banchory Devenick - what happened?
Replies: 10
Views: 911

Re: Broadgreens, Banchory Devenick - what happened?

The tracks to Broadgreens, do indeed look as if there's little life there - how the google car got up is a mystery [unless they have moved to off road vehicles!] Farming isn't a lucrative business in Scotland any more, so it could be that the farm land has been bought by a neighbouring farm and the ...
by WilmaM
Sat Dec 23, 2023 1:02 pm
Forum: Armed Forces
Topic: Falkirk District WWI Service Personnel
Replies: 0
Views: 706

Falkirk District WWI Service Personnel

The Falkirk Local History Society have recently published The Falkirk District List of Service Personnel in WW1 on their website: https://falkirklocalhistory.club/wars/the-first-world-war-1914-18/ww1-military-personnel-from-falkirk-district/?fbclid=IwAR1aXasNdhe6ya9el7iMV3mRz__3GdSbTnypYB63--kwt7WzR...
by WilmaM
Fri Dec 01, 2023 12:02 pm
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: James Barlow / Jean Cruickshank from Banff
Replies: 5
Views: 1169

Re: James Barlow / Jean Cruickshank from Banff

The book I have is of headstone transcriptions of the old kirk yard, the newer cemetery wasn't opened until 1862, so some of the family may be up there.
Unless there was a strong family connection with another burial place, I'd certainly expect to find them in St Mary's.
by WilmaM
Sun Nov 12, 2023 7:55 pm
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Does the surname McCreadie mean anything to you?!
Replies: 11
Views: 4610

Re: Does the surname McCreadie mean anything to you?!

McCreadie is a tricky surname, with several possible spellings.

The death in Chorlton, 1882 is sadly for a child , born 1880 mother's maiden name Stevenson.