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Aberdeenshire / Margaret Glass/Robb-102yrs died Aberdeen 2012
« on: Saturday 12 October 13 23:36 BST (UK)  »
 Hi Rootschatters,

Have just found Margaret Rae Glass who married John Robb in 1951 , died in 2012 aged 102 - death registered in Aberdeen City.
This lady belongs in my tree and I have had great difficulty tracing the Aberdeen members of that family ( Joseph Rae Glass + Janet Rae were her parents).
Having reached such an age, I wondered if their was mention of her in the local newspapers at the time. I don`t have the precise date of her death. As I live in Australia, it is difficult to track such things down. Would appreciate any help,

Regards, Thommoje

World War One / Military Records FREE at " Find My Past " 22 - 26 April
« on: Sunday 21 April 13 06:25 BST (UK)  »

  Military Records will be available to search , free of charge , at Find My Past  22 - 26 April.

  A wonderful chance to search through the records for your soldier relatives , especially if you are not sure of exact details. Remember , if your relative was killed in action, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission site is also free and may / maynot  give more clues.

 Medal Card records are likely to be found  but Service records are a lot less likely as most were burnt as a result of WW2 bombings in London - less than 30% survive , but you can be lucky.


World War One / Ist Battalion , Black Watch ( Royal Highlanders ) War Diary
« on: Thursday 11 April 13 23:37 BST (UK)  »

 Hi Roots Chatters,
                           I have a copy of the above mentioned War Diary which dates from 1 Sept 1916 to  19 April 1919. After the Armistice was signed, the 1st Black Watch, a Regular Army battalion, marched into Germany ( to Roisdorf ) as an occupation force so they did not return to British soil till 19 April.
                           If anyone is interested, I could list all the places mentioned in the diary if you are wondering where your relatives spent their time in France.
                           The diary also lists men who served in this Battalion.


Dunbartonshire / SINGERS :Atkinson, Chalmers, Hislop , King , Boyd , McMurray
« on: Wednesday 20 March 13 02:25 GMT (UK)  »

 Hi Roots Chatters,
                           A large branch of my Dad`s HISLOP family lived and worked in the Clydebank area from about 1900 onwards. Many of them worked at Singers Factory as did so many.Family names include :- Atkinson , Chalmers , Hislop , King , Boyd and McMurray. These folk were the extended family of Archibald Hislop + Emily Kerr who married in 1871 in Glasgow.
                           I have not been able to establish contact with anyone from this branch of my family but BMD indexes tell me that this family group lived in the area until at least the late 1990 s.
                           Some of the street names where they lived were BLUEVALE , RIDDELL , THOMSON , RADNOR and SECOND TCE.
                           Would love to hear from anyone who has knowledge of or connections to this family,

Lanarkshire / John Hyslop - death record found
« on: Thursday 20 October 11 13:36 BST (UK)  »

 Hi to all who have been trying to help find John Hyslop`s death record.He died in the City Poorhouse , Glasgow , 11 th April, 1863 - disease of the brain.
  The death was recorded right enough but was incorrectly indexed as James Hyslop - problem solved , thanks to another family member who wouldn`t give up searching.

Lanarkshire / John Hyslop - Nailmaker/Blacksmith
« on: Wednesday 19 October 11 04:42 BST (UK)  »

   Thank you to all those who have tried to help me solve this dilemma over John Hyslop/ Hislop.
     What I know so far :-

     1841 Census John Hislop 30 Nailmaker , wife Jean ( Davie) 30 , Isabel 10 and William 5    Galston Ayr.

     1851 Census  Jean Davie 41 ( Married) , Isabel Hislop 21( widow ) Had been married to James Nicol ,William 17
           No sign of John and wife has reverted to maiden name.

     1861 John Hyslop ( widower) Blacksmith born Lanark, Glasgow- in City parish poorhouse. Jean Davie is still alive

     1861 Jean Davie ( Grandmother) 54 living with Isabel and new husband David Tait

 1871 Jane Hislop ( widow) still living with daughter Isabella Tait
      John has died presumably  and Jean/Jane has reverted to her married name.
     Why did she use her maiden name for so many years when husband John was still alive? Her death Cert in 1874 records her as Jean Hyslop Widow of John Hyslop , Blacksmith. Could John have been in prison in 1851? The shame of it all caused the family to disown him , hence the poorhouse ?
      Still can`t find his death record but he was alive after 1855 

Lanarkshire / City of Glasgow Poorhouse Death Records
« on: Tuesday 18 October 11 06:24 BST (UK)  »

   Hi Roots Chatters,
                               Would a death in the Glasgow City Parish Poorhouse, after
 1855  have been recorded in the official Government records?
                               I am looking for the death of John Hyslop , Blacksmith, aged 54 who was in the City Parish Poorhouse , 326 Parliamentary Road, Glasgow  for the 1861 Census. I`m unable to find him after that.
                               Regards, Thommoje

Aberdeenshire / Thomas Glass + Catherine Mitchell
« on: Sunday 12 June 11 00:03 BST (UK)  »

Hi All ,
         Looking for anyone who is connected to this couple from Aberdeen.Thomas Glass , born 1902 in Glasgow , married Catherine Ann Mitchell in Aberdeen in 1925.
 Thomas died in Aberdeen in 1980 and Catherine died there in 1958.
 Thomas was a son of Joseph Glass( Ham Curer) and Janet Rae.
          Hope somebody knows more about this couple,
                                                                                    Regards, Thommoje

London and Middlesex / Thomas Hislop
« on: Friday 11 February 11 00:48 GMT (UK)  »

     I have two fellows by the name  Thomas Hislop that I would like to know more about.
     1   Thomas Hislop born 1886 in Glasgow to Thomas Hislop + Mary Ann Glass.He was in Canada when WW1 was declared and served in the 44th Battalion Canadian Overseas Force in France. He survived and my last trace of him is in London in 1922. He was one of my Dad`s brothers.

    2   Thomas Hislop born 1893 in Fulham to Thomas Hislop +  Emily Allen ( living at 101 Victory Road during WW1 ) . He served in the Machine Gun Corps in France - survived and returned to England in 1921.

         Would love to hear from anyone who may be able to help me find what happened to these men.

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