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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?

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?


Ireland / Marriages in Ireland.
« on: Monday 25 June 18 21:57 BST (UK)  »
I was wondering if it was common for couples who were church of Ireland, to get married years later after having their children together? For instance, my ancestors had my 2x great gran in 1838 in Co.Leitrim but they seems to have got married in 1866? I think the father died in 1885 which means they got married when they were in their 50s.

Am I right or is this just a theory?

World War Two / My grandfather's attestation record
« on: Friday 22 June 18 10:15 BST (UK)  »
My late grandfather enlisted with Royal Artillery in 1940 and although I know his service number as well as his role in the war. But I'm a bit confused about the abbreviations used in his attestation record so I was wondering if someone could explain the abbreviations for me? His name is George Stewart/ Picture attached.


Peeblesshire / Lewis Jackson b. 1785
« on: Thursday 21 June 18 22:00 BST (UK)  »
Can anyone help me with finding out more information about my 4x great grandfather- Lewis Jackson. He was born in 1785 in Tweedsmuir to Alexander Jackson and Agnes Thomson. He married Isabella Young in Penicuik in 1815 and had my 3x Great grandmother- Agnes Jackson in 1818 in Moffat. But after that the records dried up and I cannot find anymore information on him and when he died. The same goes for his wife as I cannot find her in the censuses either.

England / BMD records
« on: Friday 15 June 18 13:01 BST (UK)  »
Been tracing my maternal grandmother's family history and have found that she has ancestors that came from England (our family is scottish) but some info about her ancestors doesn't seems to add up and the BMDs in England in the 1800s, particularly the late 19th Century, were all indexed and not much information was revealed about the person. For example, I want to know more about my 4x Great grandfather John Forster who was born in 1815 in England and died in Longtown in 1895. But I want to know who were his parents and I wondered if I ordered a PDF of his death records from GRO, would I find information about his parents, like you would in the scottish BMDs?

The Common Room / East India Company
« on: Saturday 26 May 18 21:34 BST (UK)  »

I was wondering if there's any resources online about East India Company as I have discovered that some of my Ancestors were employed by the Company and I'd like to know more about what they did.


Dumfriesshire / Dobie family look up Tinwald
« on: Sunday 20 May 18 20:58 BST (UK)  »
I'm currently looking for records for my 5x Great Grandparents- John Dobie and Marion Burgess. They had 4 children, including my 4x Great Grandfather (Alexander Dobie b.1815) between 1810 and 1817. But I can't seem to find any records for both John and Marion, except for the records of each of their children's births which had their names on them.

They resided at Hardbush in Tinwald, which appears to be a farm that was passed down through the generations as quite a few descendants were recorded as living at Hardbush.

I can't remember if I've asked this before but I was wondering if the records in Scotland doesn't go beyond 1800s as I'm struggling to find some records from late 1700s?

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