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Ayrshire / Re: Nicol Smith Burial Record
« on: Wednesday 17 October 18 13:55 BST (UK)  »
What was his wife's name and where was she born?

If Nicol's wife died first she obviously would be buried first. He would most likely be buried in same lair as her.

Looby :)

Inverness / Re: Seeking information about Doanld Cameron, Inverness
« on: Sunday 14 October 18 13:19 BST (UK)  »
Hi Pall Arni Joensen,

I am so pleased you have managed to find Donald.
What a shame he passed away when he must still have been a relatively young man - perhaps he was in poor health since his discharge from army.

Thank you for letting us Rootchatters know. I hope you get to meet his nieces and learn more about your grandfather.

Looby  :)

The Lighter Side / Re: True or false?
« on: Thursday 20 September 18 09:24 BST (UK)  »
I believe the surnames Fuller and Fullarton have their origins with the fullers who worked with urine to soften and treat wool and cloth.

Looby  :)

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Sketchbook owner's name?
« on: Monday 03 September 18 08:18 BST (UK)  »
Just a thought but...

My Reply #33, the person who bought it may have added the price paid at the time of purchase?
This may have been many yrs later?
The colour of the ink is different  :-\


The colour/shading of the paper is different at that part of the paper too - looks like light reflection? This could make the ink shade differ. Another thought- perhaps the ink was running low on the nib  ;D
To be honest , although I see where you have spotted a potential sign , I'm not convinced . To me it looks like 28 Sep - 58
  I think the light line through the - is either a small flaw on the paper or maybe an accidental scratch of the pen  :-\ 
According to a UK inflation calculator online, 58 would be in the equivalant of 7000 circa 1850/60.
Granted the "price" could have been added later - but why would you add it directly next to the date (with no year).

Looby :)

Stirlingshire / Re: Edward Todd
« on: Monday 03 September 18 00:30 BST (UK)  »

I think Elisabeth/Elizabeth is recorded as Tod on 1851


Elisabeth Tod       Widow    age 58    Yarn Winder      born England.

She is alone. Edward snr looks to have died pre 1851.

Looby :)

Technical Help / Re: facebook changes
« on: Sunday 02 September 18 08:53 BST (UK)  »
If you are referring to deleting private messages on FB - I think you still can.

Look at the blue bar in the box next to the person's name. There is a wheel symbol on the right. Click on it - it opens "Settings".....and at the bottom of the list is "Delete Conversation".

Looby :)


Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Sketchbook owner's name?
« on: Saturday 01 September 18 09:47 BST (UK)  »
Perhaps if the books origins are Irish then it could be Caitlin  :-[
It's certainly a name I'd associate with Ireland at that time.
Just don't know if it would be common elsewhere - although obviously today it's usage is widespread.

(I love the name, incidentally, and considered it when I was expecting my first baby - but I had a boy!)

Looby :)

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Sketchbook owner's name?
« on: Friday 31 August 18 23:56 BST (UK)  »
Could it be Carlton Callingwood?

Just throwing another name in  ;D


Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Sketchbook owner's name?
« on: Friday 31 August 18 23:37 BST (UK)  »
Although it does look like Caitlin , I thought that was a more modern name. Not one I'd associate with 1850s.
Looby :)

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