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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.

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 ??

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.


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

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).


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


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.


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.


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.



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.


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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