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Scotland / Re: 1850 marriage record
« on: Friday 22 June 18 23:51 BST (UK)  »
It's definitely Mr C as there's a Morrison above and the M is formed in the same way.

Add - Will try and look at adjacent pages tomorrow o se if there are any other clues to the initials. It's a bit late now.


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Scotland / Re: 1850 marriage record
« on: Friday 22 June 18 23:42 BST (UK)  »
I've just looked at the page that the original Ardrie snip was from rather than the one that Jennywren put up.

There is another set of initials on that - see below.  Is it Mr C ??

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Scotland / Re: 1850 marriage record
« on: Friday 22 June 18 18:36 BST (UK)  »
I've seen something like this before - a few years back. If you note the money is the listed as a collection/* and often, when banns were read, surety or money for the poor was expected of the couple of whoever stood surety. Not sure of the abbreviations - could it be the person standing surety, who might also have been a member of the Kirk sessions?

Just a suggestion though as it's more a recollection of an old posting on here and I may be wrong.

Gadget

add /* and money to Poor House at top of page.

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If it's Scottish, does it have anything written in the margin? It could have been a death investigated/reported to the procurator fiscal (similar to an inquest in England).

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It certainly reads July. wWhat is the source of the register - i.e death register, burial register  and place?

Gadget

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Aye, a standard Butt & Ben facing south for the light, the Butt or kitchen was generally to the left & had a stone floor, the Ben or bedroom usually had a wooden floor. The kitchen fire was seldom out & being to the west the heat went through the house. Sometimes two bedrooms in the loft, as looks the case here with the skylights & a wee room between the kitchen & bedroom with a rear window, or an outshot at the rear. The landing at the top of the stair, also lit by a skylight, had a wide shelf where the families kist (trunk) was kept. The other building is a byre/stable or barn.

Skoosh.

This description is exactly the layout of the little house we first had in Coigach, with a tiny kitchen and bathroom added on to the west of the kitchen/living room. You see ruins of such older houses all over the West Highlands.

Have a lovely time up there, Skoosh. it's the best time to be there - no darkness and fewer midges. Watch out for clegs though.

Gadget

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Agree with the others. I see

Martha Edwards
 previous name Smith
MN Shackleton

Which is the standard form on Scottish certificates for those married more than once.


Gadget

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Hi

You can do what Lindsey has said or do a screen clip of the relevant part with the the snipping  tool and save that and then post as an attachment.

A small portion doesn't breach copyright.

Gadget

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Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Re: No new dna matches?
« on: Wednesday 20 June 18 21:10 BST (UK)  »
If you are interested in someone who comes up as not having a tree, look at their profile. Sometimes they will have trees that they just haven't attached to their DNA results.

I do that but many of them are either 3-5 people, all marked private,  or those with 5000+ of totally unbelievable ancestors. I'm now starting to wonder if doing thorough research is wrong. Maybe we should just use a digital pin in the records. Sorry to say that most of these mythical trees are from USA members  :-\
 
Disenchanted with many Ancestry and My Heritage trees and planning to just go on as I did before.

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