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Lanarkshire / Re: McKay/Wilson HEEEELLLLP!!!!
« on: Monday 26 November 18 17:59 GMT (UK)  »
Not forgotten, a reference for the second case:

Where did you see mention of soap?


Lanarkshire / Re: McKay/Wilson HEEEELLLLP!!!!
« on: Monday 19 November 18 20:33 GMT (UK)  »
It is right.

Will p.m. more details once I've looked them out.


FH Documents and Artefacts / Re: Mid-Victorian Button ID
« on: Wednesday 01 August 18 23:19 BST (UK)  »
Possibly St. James, there's imagery of him with a staff and large hat as a pilgrim.

Selkirkshire / Re: William Crozer ( or Crozier, or Crosier)
« on: Sunday 11 March 18 12:11 GMT (UK)  »
Joan Wallace was William Crozier's second wife, William's father was also William Crozier.


In case you didn't already know, the rickshaw driver's outfit may indicate that the photo was taken in south africa.


FH Documents and Artefacts / Re: Old English book....
« on: Wednesday 31 January 18 18:39 GMT (UK)  »

Lanarkshire / Re: Glasgow magazine titles
« on: Thursday 01 June 17 08:11 BST (UK)  »
It only goes up to 1900 but the Waterloo Directory of Victorian periodicals might provide a starting point for identifying magazines published locally.

There is a website but it will only allow you to see limited information unless you have access via your local library. Some larger libraries may have the printed version of this work.

It doesn't list authors.


Dumfriesshire / Re: Crozier Ewes/Canonbie
« on: Friday 17 March 17 19:51 GMT (UK)  »
Yes, I have Govenlock and Flowers connections in Upper Canada as well.

My father found some more details about the Hardy family that may be of interest if you didn't know it already.

Found online Caledon Cemetery, Blandford-Blenheim, Ontario where there are 3 photos of a red granite or sandstone obelisk recording -
"William Hardy died Aug 5th 1888 aged 79 years 7 mos also his wife Jane Crozier died  Aug 9th 1872 aged 62 years and their children John died Aug 27th 1850 aged 5 years 3 mos Mary died Aug 31st 1850 aged 3 years 2 mos 21 d Betsy died June 12th 1887 aged 44 years 3 mos Agnes died Aug 23rd  1850 aged 12 years 9 mos."

After further research on Scotland's People he found a baptism at St Boswells (804-10-132) which reads: "William Hardy son of John Hardy coachman Epilliestoun was born December 24 1808 and Baptized March 16th 1809."

Dates match exactly to age given for William on above gravestone and John was name of his elder son who died.

Epilliestoun was not easy to decipher;  it refers to Ellistoun or in modern usage Elliston which was a mansion house (now a shell, see Canmore,  Scotland's Places or geograph sites for pics and details) and estate just a few miles west of St Boswells.

There was a recent advert for sale of the Coachman's House at Elliston, so it is still standing.


Dumfriesshire / Re: Crozier Ewes/Canonbie
« on: Tuesday 21 February 17 21:25 GMT (UK)  »
Of the boys (of Adam and Margaret)

I know that William married Margaret Campbell, lived in Canada and had ten children.
Thomas married a Catherine (don't know her maiden surname) and had a family in Downie.
Adam married Margaret Duncan, had a family and lived in North Dumfries.
James married Isabel Burnett and had a family in Dumfries.
John married Janet Wells and also lived in Dumfries where they raised a family.

William Crozier and Christian Little's daughter, Jean, married John Linton but I can't find mention of them after 1800. Any sign of them near the Croziers in Canada? John was a wright, they married in 1796 and had children, John (1797), Christian (1798) and William (1800).

One of the poems in The Cottage Muse is entitled The Emigrant, dated 1823 its a pity that it doesn't say who the emigrant was!


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