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Roxburghshire / Re: Easton in Jedburgh
« on: Friday 13 October 17 21:33 BST (UK)  »
Thank you for this additional information, Terianne and Moo.  I'll bring out my Easton files and take another look with all this in hand.  Jean

Inverness / Re: help with place-name, please
« on: Saturday 12 November 16 01:55 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks so much, makes perfect sense!!

Inverness / help with place-name, please
« on: Friday 11 November 16 21:36 GMT (UK)  »
I have a note about an ancestor that lists a place of residence as "Dumdal" or Dumdahl" Inverness.
Anyone ever heard of it?  My ancestor mostly lived in the Knockando-Cromdale area.  Thanks.

Renfrewshire / Re: Paisley Burial Grounds
« on: Monday 07 November 16 16:09 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you very much!!

Renfrewshire / Re: Paisley Burial Grounds
« on: Monday 07 November 16 01:20 GMT (UK)  »
Woodside opened around 1845 and Hawkhead around 1891 but some of the churches had their own burial grounds - although many of these buildings are no longer in use as churches.   St Columbas gaelic Church/chapel in Oakshaw Street had some - the building is now a private dwelling. The High Kirk (now the Trinity Church)at the top of Church Hill also has a small burial section. 

***The Laigh Kirk (Low Church) at the bottom of New Street also had a burial ground, but this building has been converted to an Arts centre and the stones moved.

There is another well overgrown burial ground at the top of School Wynd where it meets Meeting House Lane - it's a big square building and was last being used as a warehouse (may have changed now as its been 3 years since I was in that area) and of course not forgetting the area around the Abbey.
Hello from Canada - regarding this post from several years ago, my ancestor was buried in Laigh Kirk in 1841, but I've been unable to find her name listed in any free transcriptions for this church (or any others in Paisley).  Before I go to the Council offices, I'm curious about your comment that 'the stones were moved'.  Would you know - to where?  Many thanks.  Jean in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. 

Ross & Cromarty / Re: Old Kirkyards near Allangrange, Black Isle
« on: Wednesday 02 November 16 21:39 GMT (UK)  »
Seems to have has lots to offer; a great site. Thank you!!

Ross & Cromarty / Re: Old Kirkyards near Allangrange, Black Isle
« on: Wednesday 02 November 16 20:49 GMT (UK)  »
Many thanks for the list; I'll check out these places....appreciate your time.

Ross & Cromarty / Re: Old Kirkyards near Allangrange, Black Isle
« on: Sunday 30 October 16 16:22 GMT (UK)  »
I typed up a response earlier but lost it all, so here is a recap of what I wrote ....

Allangrange Mains was a farmstead. It appears to still be in existence.

Google will help you locate it. NLS maps are very good and show quite a lot of detail, so you might like to have a scroll around to see what Kirkyards you can find in the vicinity.

I believe this is the right parish:

There are some links on there to church records and maps which may help you. Example of a map which may be the right sort of area:

Scotland's People would be the place for parish records, and perhpas you might get lucky on Familysearch. Once you have located a Kirk/yard, a google search for the church name and "parish records" might locate something free available online.,_Ross_and_Cromarty,_Scotland

Many thanks, for all your time on this - I'll check these links...

You say at the outset that Martha married James Symington in 1827 BUT the burial information you give states Martha was the wife of a John Symington???


Thanks Annette - yes, Martha, wife of John, mother of James.  Yet again, I'm mixing up the generations, I usually double check, but rushed this.   So the lair information is correct (but with a different number and I didn't have the backside transcription about the Forrest/Lightbody information) now I'm still trying to make the Paisley kirkyard connection but will check the Lightbody lair in Glasgow. Thinking that may be the key, will appreciate a correction if that thought is wrong.

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