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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!


Dumfriesshire / Re: Crozier Ewes/Canonbie
« on: Sunday 19 February 17 20:38 GMT (UK)  »
Thomas marries Elizabeth on the 5th February 1847, recorded at Roberton and Yarrow.

Not sure why we have Adam and Margaret Beattie and family travelling in 1833, possibly Adam went ahead if he was there in 1832. Was the son-in-law you mentioned James Sharp?

Any idea what happened to Adam and Margaret's first three children, Isabel, Christian and Jean?

Still looking to see if we can tie William and Christian to anyone further back as well. William's son William is my connection.

You would think it would be an Adam then another William going back. Unfortunately without more about Christian Little its difficult to tell if they did follow a naming convention for the girls as there are plenty of them.


Dumfriesshire / Re: Crozier Ewes/Canonbie
« on: Saturday 18 February 17 18:35 GMT (UK)  »
Thomas's entry reads "Baptized Thomas son to William Crozier in Wolfcleughhead", so yes, from the register.
Given the informant at death is the son-in-law I'd tend to go by the census information for Euphemia.

Don't know if you've bothered to follow up on the children or not.

Jean married John Linton, a wright, on 27th Nov 1796 at Yarrow. Last information on them is they were in ettrickbridgend in 1800 with family.
Elspeth possibly married Walter Cunninghame at Ettrick c.1800 then had a daughter the following year but this isn't definite as the bride's name was given as Euphan.
Adam married Margaret Beattie at Yarrow on 2nd Dec 1804, they and their children emigrated to Galt in Upper Canada in 1833.
Mary married William Pow at Yarrow on 27th Nov 1803, they moved to Wilton where William worked as a smith.
Euphemia married William Lockie at Wilton, 4th Dec 1814. They moved to Selkirk.
Christian married Adam Stewart, they lived with their family in Ettrickbridge, Christian later died in Lilliesleaf.
I don'tknow what happened to Margaret, possibly died as a child.
Thomas married Janet Brydon, this is recorded in both the Ettrick and the Wilton OPRs, 14th dec 1827 and 2nd dec 1827 respectively. Thomas later remarried.
William married Jean Clyde, 3rd May 1820 at Yarrow. They had ten children. William worked as a shepherd and also had a book of poetry published.
Helen married John Hogg at Ashkirk around 1819, they had children at Ashkirk before moving elsewhere. Helen died in 1868 at Hawick.


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