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World War One / London Scottish 2/14 Battalion in October 1918
« on: Friday 09 November 18 23:38 GMT (UK)  »
Hi,

Might seems like a long shot but I've discovered earlier this year, that my 2x great Uncle James Stewart was killed in action in the Flanders (not sure if France or Belgium but I'm sticking with the latter). He was with London Scottish and died on 14th October 1918. He's buried in Derry House Cemetery 2 near Ypres.

I was wondering if anyone know any information about what his battalion was doing that day and whereabouts they were roughly that fateful day.

Also I'd appreciate if anyone could tell me if it would be possible to get a photo of him (if it was taken by the british Army when he first enlisted) from London Scottish Museum or IWM? My family has no photo of him and this year was the first time we learned of his death.

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Graveyards and Gravestones / Re: Scottish Graveyards
« on: Monday 08 October 18 20:40 BST (UK)  »
Thank you arthurk,

I've used the Scottish monumental inscriptions site a couple times but I'm finding it to be rather expensive!

I'm trying to narrow down my 4x Great Grandparents- William Stewart and Jean Ramsay who were thought to have died in the lanarkshire sometimes before 1841 Census. But the problem is that I have no idea what their birth years were and where they were living at the time of their death. This is like searching for a needle in the haystack!

Thanks.

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Graveyards and Gravestones / Scottish Graveyards
« on: Sunday 07 October 18 20:50 BST (UK)  »
Hi,

I'm not sure if this has already been discussed before, but is there any websites that specifically focuses on graveyards in Scotland? I've been on Find a Grave in Scotland website but it seems to be defunct now?

Cheers.

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Census and Resource Discussion / Re: Place of birth on census
« on: Sunday 30 September 18 23:16 BST (UK)  »
Your stories sounds fascinating.... I love hearing about other people's genealogy and why certain things happened in the past.

I have noticed there were instances where the farm names were recorded in Census which is good for research reasons.

I did wonder if my ancestor put down a different place of birth initially because she was underage when she married her husband during a runaway wedding at Gretna Green. Perhaps a way to avoid being detected by her family?

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Census and Resource Discussion / Re: Place of birth on census
« on: Friday 28 September 18 23:20 BST (UK)  »
Over 6 censuses my ggreat grandma gave 6 different places of birth!

6 different places of birth?! That must be extremely difficult to pinpoint where she was born to find her baptism records!

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Census and Resource Discussion / Place of birth on census
« on: Friday 28 September 18 23:09 BST (UK)  »
Hi, I've been looking at one of my ancestors records and have found them in the cenuses between 1841 to 1871. However this one really confused me as this person appears to have given at least three different countries as her place of birth!

1841- Scotland
1851- no place was recorded
1861- England
1871- Prembrokeshire in Wales

So what i'm asking is if this was a common thing for people to do in the 19th Century, to give different countries as their place of birth? I know that the Censuses were notorious for getting facts wrong but this is ridiculous...

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Dumfriesshire / Re: Stewart family of Moffat.
« on: Friday 14 September 18 21:14 BST (UK)  »
Hello,

An update on the Stewart family tree search. I've since discovered that John Stewart (b.1814) was the son of a William Stewart born in Glasgow on 5th Dec in 1783 and his spouse, Janet Ramsay (birth and death unknown). So the previous info I got was wrong and I have to start all over again.

Although this is a long shot but I was wondering if anyone on here might know a bit about William Stewart or even is descended from John and his spouse Rachel Alston's children- William, Janet, Jane and Jemima Stewart?

TIA

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Dumfriesshire / Re: Dobie family look up Tinwald
« on: Friday 14 September 18 21:01 BST (UK)  »
I have been researching  Robert Scott, born in Tinwald, and found that the records for this parish are missing from Scottish People . However the churchyard Memorials have been recorded and there is a copy of a book giving this information in the Ewart Library in Dumfries

Oh, I didn't know that Ewart Library had that! I'll have to look the next time I'm in Dumfries.

Thanks Hannahville!

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Help with deciphering this short line.
« on: Sunday 26 August 18 23:34 BST (UK)  »
Found a better map!

The place that's marked Reddings on the modern map is called Riddings on the old OS maps:

https://maps.nls.uk/view/74426647#zoom=5&lat=9360&lon=9614&layers=BT

Gadget- Yes that's it. Make sense since My great grandmother was baptised in Moffat. Oddly enough, I've lived in Moffat my whole life, and not once, I've heard of Riddings! Surprising what you learn every day though....

Many thanks to the others who helped me on this. It's much appreciated.

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