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Angus (Forfarshire) / Re: thomas mcluskey and mary mcmahon
« on: Sunday 30 November 14 08:47 GMT (UK)  »

Thanks for the reply.  Philip was my my Great Great Granndfather.  his daughter mary was my Grandfather's mum.  I have a photo of her.  Philip's other children were Annie, Isabella, Bridget, Thomas and Jane.  I also know that they had four born and die as babies between 1901 and 1911.  We found out at the Scotland's people centre.

It would be good to share information.  We get stuck on Philips dad.  He is named on his birth certificate but then appears to be illigitimate.

We know that his mother was from Ireland.

Kirkgate in Leith seemed to be the family home.

Lancashire / Re: Move from Warrington to Glasgow 1840/50s
« on: Monday 28 January 13 16:24 GMT (UK)  »
Decided to have a look at the census image on scotlandspeople and see that a daughter Jane Leeigh age 13 was also there so I can see if I can find where she went to. Leigh is spelled Lee but I take it it's a mistake as Lee is the more common version up here.

Lancashire / Re: Move from Warrington to Glasgow 1840/50s
« on: Monday 28 January 13 16:07 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks for the replies, you've given me a bit to think about.  On the 1851 census, the brother Joseph's occupation is bottle maker.  Hugh Kinney was an iron moulder.  ALthough he was born in Scotland, I don't think the family had been there very long as his older brother born in Ireland.  Jane (mum) occupation is washerwoman.  She disappears after 1851, I can't find her death so assume she died before 1855.  I also can't find Joseph in 1861 or his death in Scotland so maybe he returned back to England.
I noticed that the lived in Glasshouses row in Warrington and I googled it and it said it was built for the workers at thr Robinson's factory so perhaps a link for Joseph there.  Also, perhaps Hugh was working in Lancashire and met Ann there and brought her up to Glasgow.

I'll keep hunting, Leigh seems to be a common name in the area which doesn't help matters!   ;D

Lancashire / Move from Warrington to Glasgow 1840/50s
« on: Sunday 27 January 13 16:47 GMT (UK)  »
I've posted on here before about my Lancashire ancesters but I'm still intrigued by them!  I'm still a bit unsure about tracing them on parish records as my ancesters are mostly Scottish and I'm not familiar with the English records. 
I have Thomas Leigh and Jane Pincock in Warrington, I've found ten children born berween 1825 and 1838, my ancester being Anne wai Leigh born 1831.
I have them in Glass house row in 1841 with no father and a three month Emma Pendlebury but not sure who she is. 
In 1851 Jane is in Glasgow with one son Joseph and Ann and her husband Hugh Kinney and their son.  I can't imagine why they went fom Warrington to Glasgow.  Surely Liverpool or Manchester would have been easier.  Hugh Kinney was born in Scotland although his family were from Ireland.  I was thining maybe they could have been catholics but that wouldn't be a reason to go to Glasgow surely?
I'll probably never know but if anyone has any ideas? 
Also if anyone knows where the Wait comes from as that name was passed down to my great granny, Anne Wait Leigh Kinney (1900) and the Anne to me as my middle name!
Thanks very much, Caroline

Peeblesshire / Re: Small Holdings Esheils - Peebles
« on: Sunday 19 August 12 15:45 BST (UK)  »
My Granny is the smallest girl, I don't know who the other girl is but she is in a couple of them

Peeblesshire / Re: Small Holdings Esheils - Peebles
« on: Sunday 19 August 12 15:44 BST (UK)  »

Peeblesshire / Re: Small Holdings Esheils - Peebles
« on: Sunday 19 August 12 15:39 BST (UK)  »
My great Grandparents were at number 2.  I have quite a few pics that show you what it looked like in the 20s.  Quite a few have other children in them who I presume are neighbours.  Some names on the back are May melville, Effie Scott, Mary Murray, Betty Gibson, Celine Dodds, Effie Irvine, Charlotte...
Maybe these names might ring a bell for someone.
I also have my Great Granpa's Freedom of Peebles, all soldiers in the town who came back were awarded this.  They lived at Eshiels till 1940.  My Great Granpa was a market gardener.

Scotland / Re: Sherrif Officer late 1700s
« on: Sunday 19 August 12 15:15 BST (UK)  »
Thanks for the relpy. I thought I'd try again, see if anything came up!  The information about james Spence is interesting, I will go and have a look at Marion's siblings but it must be a relative :)

Peeblesshire / Re: Small Holdings Esheils - Peebles
« on: Sunday 19 August 12 11:03 BST (UK)  »
Its very interesting, my Great Granpa had one of the Eshiels houses, my Granny was brought up there, can't remember what number they were.  I have a few photos they took there, including a couple with neighbours in them.

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