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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Need to know the name
« on: Monday 12 March 18 20:11 GMT (UK)  »
Can anyone read the name in this? I think it is Margaret _ _ _ _ _

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Please Decipher
« on: Saturday 10 March 18 14:21 GMT (UK)  »
Awesome!! Thank you very much!!  :)

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Please Decipher
« on: Saturday 10 March 18 03:35 GMT (UK)  »
I have two baptisms I need deciphered please. Thank you in advance.

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Lanarkshire / Re: Definition please
« on: Friday 09 March 18 01:26 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you both I appreciate the help.

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Lanarkshire / Definition please
« on: Thursday 08 March 18 22:10 GMT (UK)  »
Can someone please tell me what this means?


flesher burgess of Edinburgh


Many Thanks

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The Common Room / Re: Travel in Scotland during the 1700's
« on: Thursday 07 December 17 02:42 GMT (UK)  »
This website shows several 1776 road maps:
http://maps.nls.uk/atlas/taylor-skinner/index.html

Below is a 1776 map of the road from Edinburgh to Moffat and Dumfries via Peebles.

Actually it's three maps and it can be seen by the compass on each of the pages that "North" is at variance with the other two.

http://maps.nls.uk/view/74400342

Fantastic. Thank you so much

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The Common Room / Re: Travel in Scotland during the 1700's
« on: Wednesday 06 December 17 20:59 GMT (UK)  »
1670, I think. The roads are shewn as pairs of small dotted lines, there are not many :)

The same site has many other maps but Rena’s attachment is a good indicator of what travel was like
But a horse can cope without a road surface, mud is the enemy.

Mike


Again thank you this helps.

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The Common Room / Re: Travel in Scotland during the 1700's
« on: Wednesday 06 December 17 19:21 GMT (UK)  »
http://maps.nls.uk/view/102190072
This somewhat old map seems to show a road from Edinburgh heading down towards Dumfries

Mike

Any idea of when this map was made?

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The Common Room / Re: Travel in Scotland during the 1700's
« on: Wednesday 06 December 17 19:11 GMT (UK)  »
I think it depended on a person's own circumstances.  For instance, if you discovered coal on your land you'd sell the rights to dig out the coal to a mining specialist. Likewise, if you were in a family business and wanted to branch out on your own you would look further afield for a new market.

Attached is a page from a Google book, which mentions Dumfries and Edinburgh in a description of how difficult it was to travel:-

Thank you this helps.

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