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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

Scotland / Sherrif Officer late 1700s
« on: Sunday 19 August 12 10:57 BST (UK)  »
I have found that on my 3 x Great Granny's death certificate that her father William Spence was a sherrif officer and was looking for some help finding out information about him.  I've tried googling but no luck there.
I'll tell you what info I have.

She was called marion Spence born 1809 in Carnwath, Lanarkshire.  She married Alexander Wilson in 1837 and died 1859.
Her mother was Margeret Brown and her father William Spence. I haven't been able to find marriage banns for them in the OPRs.
I want to find out what being a sherriff officer then would have meant, It might say sherrif's officer though.
Does anyone know what this would have meant and if there might be any records for him somewhere.

Thanks, Caroline

Selkirkshire / Galashiels cemetery lookup offer
« on: Friday 02 March 12 06:42 GMT (UK)  »
I live near Galashiels and often wander through the cemteries reading all the old inscriptions and I wondered if anyone would like me to look for a particular headstone and also take a photo.  The ones I would look in for the moment, are Eastlands and Heatheryett (ladhope).  I have 4 cildren, 2 have disabilities, so I can't always get out so it might take me a week or so but I would definately look for anyone that wants me too!
Caroline  :)

Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / tidy up and coulour please
« on: Thursday 05 March 09 18:34 GMT (UK)  »
The other photos of my great granny and granpa have come out beautifully.  I have this one of my great granny as a baby, it would be great to see it looking as good

thanks  :D

Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / My great granny
« on: Tuesday 03 March 09 19:24 GMT (UK)  »
HI  ;D

I have two photos of my great granny as a young child and I would like to put them in a nice frame for her birthday with the photo of my great granpa that has already been restored.

Could anyone brighten it up please?

Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / help with masons photo please
« on: Tuesday 03 March 09 08:14 GMT (UK)  »

I put this on the scottish board as it is from glasgow, but they suggested it would be better here.

I think the family is Harris, Granny thinks it is her granpa but i'm not sure.  I think the couple are difierent ages.

I have no idea what is going on on the picture but it looks interesting and i hope somoene might know when or why it was taken.,364989.0.html
thanks, caroline

Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / dating please!!
« on: Monday 02 March 09 14:02 GMT (UK)  »
Hi again!

I'd really like to know when this was taken, I think the 1890s in Glasgow, I think the old woman is decked out in her mourning gear and she seems to be holding something.

Does anyone know what this photo is all about please?

Scotland / Anyone help with this photo, posibly masons
« on: Monday 02 March 09 13:59 GMT (UK)  »
Hi  :)

Does anyone know anyhting about this photo?.  My granny thinks it is her granpa and granny but i'm not sure and I think the couple in the photo are diferent ages. 

If anyone could help with what is actually going on in the picture i would be chuffed.  I know it's from Glasgow and the family is probably Harris.

Help!  Caroline

Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / My great granpa
« on: Monday 02 March 09 13:39 GMT (UK)  »
Hi  :)

As you can tell I have got my hands on a load of photos of photos if you see what I mean  ::).
I don't know i they are ok for restoration, bt if they are could this one be looked at?.  It's a really nice photo of my geat granpa (born 1895) and it would be nice for my granny  :D

thanks, caroline

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