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Scotland / Re: 75th Foot
« on: Today at 09:39 »
local library doesn't have the any subscriptions for Australian sites (that's where I am) let alone UK sites.  The librarians keep apologising when I ask for something that the council wouldn't fund.
That sounds very familiar!

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Scotland / Re: 75th Foot
« on: Today at 08:43 »
I was wondering whether someone could point me in the right direction to find out where exactly the 75th Foot went in 1788 and if it is possible to find details of people who went to India for the Est India Company in mid to late 18th Century.
The place to look is in the British India Office records. These are in the special collections in the British Library in London, but a lot of them have been digitised and are available online via FindMyPast. If you don't have a subscription, you may find that your local library has a subscription to FindMyPast.

It may also be worth having a look at https://www.fibis.org/

Not sure I can help with where the 75th Foot would have been but if they were part of the HEICS Army the records should be in the BL.

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Ann b.abt 1849/50 Auchenairn, Parish Cadder, Lanarkshire. d.possibly 1922 Belfast.(any information whether Belfast is correct would be great).
There is a death of an Ann Morley in Belfast on 11 February 1922, aged 72. The actual death certificate can be purchased online at https://geni.nidirect.gov.uk/search/death

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Census' for William Reid I followed:
 1841.William 35, b.abt 1806 Ireland. Agnes 30.b. Ireland
 1851.William 47, Occup freestone quarrier b.abt 1804 Ireland. Agnes 40. Ann 1.
 1861.William 57, Ironstone miner, b.abt 1804 Ireland. Agnes 51. b. Ireland. Ann 11 yrs.
 1871.William 67, Stonemason, b.abt 1804 Ireland.

William Reid died 14 Jun 1876 Auchinairn, age 64(Mason), but the William from the census would have been aged 72(not 64) & b.1804.
It's not unusual for ages on death certificates to be wrong, but 8 years is quite a large discrepancy. Where was he living in 1861 and 1871?

If William and/or Agnes died in Ireland, their death certificates should be at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/

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Aberdeenshire / Re: Crowe family Aberdeen Scotland
« on: Yesterday at 16:31 »
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Someone with creative spelling skill has been busy with Jane's birthplace. AFAIK there is no Malton in Aberdeenshire and the nearest Malton is in Yorkshire.
Transcriptions on Ancestry  ;D ;D
You won't be surprised that that doesn't surprise me ;D

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Aberdeenshire / Re: Crowe family Aberdeen Scotland
« on: Yesterday at 16:04 »
1871 census address 50 Longacre St Nicholas Aberdeen
John Crowe age 49 born about 1822 Aberdeen labourer
Jane Crowe age 49 born about 1822 Malton Aberdeenshire
Someone with creative spelling skill has been busy with Jane's birthplace. AFAIK there is no Malton in Aberdeenshire and the nearest Malton is in Yorkshire.

The LDS transcription of the 1881 census gives John's birthplace as Aberdeen, and Jane's as New Machar.

And it lists Georgina, aged 19, shop keeper, as well as John, Jane, Mary and George H.

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Scotland / Re: David Henderson & Margaret Spence
« on: Yesterday at 14:41 »
Sorry, Gadget - my post crossed with yours. Having more than once lost screeds of typing by reacting to the warning about new posts while I have been typing, I always post what I have typed first and then look to see what else has been posted.

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Scotland / Re: David Henderson & Margaret Spence
« on: Yesterday at 14:28 »
David Henderson and Margaret Spence (no middle names) were married in South Leith in 1905. If you go to www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, invest in a few credits and use some of them to download the marriage certificate, it will tell you the full names of their parents, including their mothers' maiden surnames. It will also tell you their ages, which will help you to find them in the 1911 census, which will tell you where they were born and the names, ages and birthplaces of any children born before 1911.

David Munro Henderson died in Glasgow in 1955, aged 83. Another David Munro Henderson died in Kirkcaldy in 1974 aged 55. There are three births of David Munro Hendersons, in Glasgow in 1891, in Dundee in 1922 and in Inverness in 1943.

Margaret Gibson Henderson, other surname Spence, died in Leith in 1950, aged 64. This looks like the one born in Leith in 1887.

You can look up any of these events except the 1974 death and the 1922 and 1943 births, all of which are after the cut-off dates for online viewing.

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Aberdeenshire / Re: Crowe family Aberdeen Scotland
« on: Yesterday at 11:43 »
Canít tell who is who and Iíve no idea what his parentís names were.
If he died in Scotland, his death certificate should tell you the full names of both his parents, including his mother's maiden surname.

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Stirlingshire / Re: Alison Moffat Muir (Born Thomson)
« on: Yesterday at 06:23 »
There are too many possible people on Scotland's People and I can't find Alison (who may have been called Alice too) on any ancestry or myheritage sites.
See http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=714261.0

She is too recent to be indexed or transcribed on any of the commercial sites.

There are only two marriage of a James Thomson to a Margaret Thomson between 1880 and 1925 - one in Glasgow in 1895 and one in Edinburgh in 1901, though there are three after 1925.

You really have to get the information from her birth certificate to make any definite progress with this. Perhaps someone who plans a visit to the SP Centre would be kind enough to transcribe it for you.

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