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Midlothian / Re: EDGELAW- near Carrington.
« on: Today at 03:52 »
Thanks for that Forfarian. I guess the ancestors had to rely on the fetch & carry method from the burn to obtain water.


Minniehaha.

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Midlothian / Re: EDGELAW- near Carrington.
« on: Yesterday at 08:03 »
I did indeed enjoy the photographs. Thank you. The scenery is not that very much different from the land* farmed by my ancestors here in New Zealand.

*Called "Edgelaw" by my great-great-grandfather to remind him of home in Scotland. The name remained for the next 4 generations until my father sold the farm. The end of an era.

Just one thing, what the Scots call a burn, we call a creek...... :)

Thanks again,

Minniehaha.

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New Zealand Completed Requests / Re: George Sinclair and Peti Matiaha
« on: Saturday 20 April 19 00:10 BST (UK)  »
Do let us know if the death printout for Elizabeth solves the parentage problem.. :)


Minniehaha.

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Midlothian / Re: EDGELAW- near Carrington.
« on: Friday 19 April 19 10:05 BST (UK)  »
Wonderful, thank you! I had not heard of Gorebridge so went to Mrs. Google and found:

Edgelaw Cottages
Gorebridge
EH23 4SW

My great-great-grandfather lived and farmed at Edgelaw until emigrating with most of his family to New Zealand in 1860.  Very few families listed at Edgelaw in the 1851 census.

Minniehaha.

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New Zealand Completed Requests / Re: George Sinclair and Peti Matiaha
« on: Friday 19 April 19 09:30 BST (UK)  »
Abel Dickinson was born in the USA. Here is the Memorial to his Naturalisation:

https://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=24861980&digital=yes

Minniehaha.

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Midlothian / EDGELAW- near Carrington.
« on: Friday 19 April 19 09:06 BST (UK)  »
Can anyone tell me if Edgelaw has people living there? Or is it only on the map because of the existence of a reservoir?


Minniehaha.

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New Zealand Completed Requests / Re: George Sinclair and Peti Matiaha
« on: Friday 19 April 19 07:16 BST (UK)  »
I notice that you have "ede" as part of your nom de plume. I came across the name of Ede in this newspaper snippet, Mrs. Abel Dickinson given as his next of kin.

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/NA19170912.2.7?query=ede%20dickinson&start_date=01-01-1914&end_date=31-12-1918&snippet=true

His WW1 file.....

https://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=21000038&digital=yes

[Mrs. Abel Dickinson being his grandmother]

Minniehaha.

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New Zealand Completed Requests / Re: George Sinclair and Peti Matiaha
« on: Friday 19 April 19 04:34 BST (UK)  »
From reply #10.....

"Auckland 16 Oct 1937 p1
https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/AS19371016.2.5?
DICKINSON.—At Iluka, Clarence River. New South Wales, Handford, fifth son of the late Mrs. A. Dickinson. Opua. and loved brother or Mrs. J. Ware, Thames."

If you are interested:

The obituary of William Handford Dickinson [1937]

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/194423799?searchTerm=%22w.%20h.%20dickinson%22&searchLimits=exactPhrase=w.+h.+dickinson|||anyWords|||notWords|||requestHandler|||dateFrom|||dateTo|||l-advstate=New+South+Wales|||sortby


Minniehaha.

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