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Roxburghshire / Re: Clan Mow?
« on: Yesterday at 14:04 »
Clans are Clans like Campbell and McDonald. I am affiliated (a Sept) to the McDonald Clan but being a Sept could not become head of the Clan. At best Mow would be s Sept but as GR2 has stated it is not in the Clan or Sept system.

GR2? I get that, I remember reading somewhere that the Stewart Clan has different branches and I'm assuming that it'll be similar? Or not?

The Common Room / Re: Unusual surnames.
« on: Yesterday at 14:02 »
Did she marry Moses Lawn in 1614?

No but it would be hilarious if she did!

Roxburghshire / Clan Mow?
« on: Wednesday 15 August 18 22:01 BST (UK)  »

Just wondering if anyone has heard of a clan called Mow which is supposedly to have originated in Roxburghshire?

I've not heard of that name before so hoping someone could shed some light on it for me.


The Common Room / Unusual surnames.
« on: Wednesday 15 August 18 19:57 BST (UK)  »

I was looking up my family tree and I've discovered that I got a 11x Great Grandmother with a rather unusual surname. Her name was Nance Mow. She was supposedly to have been born in Roxburghshire in 1587 but I'm stuck due to her surname as it's not easy to trace, despite it being unusual! (I realise that records from the 1500s can be rather difficult to find).

So I was wondering if anyone has heard of this surname and/or know of any variations of the name?

Doesn't the names of places gradually evolves over the time? Perhaps that was the case with West Coaltown?

West Coaltown is a farm almost four miles due north of Dysart (between the A92 road and the village of Coaltown of Balgonie).  Tullybreck is a farm, one & a half miles south-east of West Coaltown, on the south bank of the River Ore, and about three miles NNE of Dysart.

Interesting.... I'll have a look at these farms.

I should have known they'd be farms- about 90% of my ancestors were farmers!

I believe these places are written Westcoltoun and Tollibreck.

Have you looked at the link to the Fife Gazetteer that I've already posted, in reply #2 above?

West Coaltown and Tillybreak, both listed in the parish of Markinch, are possibilities for these places. Is Markinch the parish that you're looking at?

Yes I had a look at the link. Thanks. I wasn't sure which parishes the towns could be in so I didn't know where to look. Can you tell that I'm not from Fife?! haha.

Thanks guys for the help with that one.

I got another one for Janet Rickie's parents. Struggling to work out what the modern version could be for those towns in Fife where each parent lived in.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Help with deciphering this sentence.
« on: Tuesday 17 July 18 12:33 BST (UK)  »

I have found a marriage entry for my 6x Great Grandparents in 1751. It stated that the husband was from Dysart in Fife and that the wife was Janet Rickie but I can't read the name of the parish she was from. So I was wondering if anyone could help to clarify this?


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