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Renfrewshire / Re: Greenock marriage location
« on: Thursday 12 April 18 06:23 BST (UK)  »
Thanks for your response Falkryn.  Nothing's simple is it  ;) ::)

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Renfrewshire / Re: Greenock marriage location
« on: Wednesday 11 April 18 14:37 BST (UK)  »
How interesting, I did not know that about Scottish marriage.
Could this be why I can't find some of my ancestors marriages in the OPRs? In some cases their baptisms and their kids' baptisms are in the same church OPR but their marriage isn't  ???
Cheers, Marlene

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Perthshire / Re: Some Perthshire Cemeteries
« on: Saturday 31 March 18 00:39 BST (UK)  »
Thanks Bruce, I'll do some further digging on my Watson family  :)
Marlene

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Perthshire / Re: Some Perthshire Cemeteries
« on: Friday 30 March 18 08:38 BST (UK)  »
Thanks Bruce  :)
Do you think the archives might have more information on Thomas than what was on the death registration?
Good to know where he was probably buried too.
Cheers, Marlene 🙂

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Perthshire / Re: Some Perthshire Cemeteries
« on: Thursday 29 March 18 23:27 BST (UK)  »
Thank you buckhyne.  Nothing immediately jumps out as 'mine' but I need to research more thoroughly to be sure. 
(Thomas Watson is my direct ancestor.  He married in Aberdeen, later lived in Edinburgh, was an engineer but died in the Tibbermore Poorhouse in 1880)
Thanks again for your help,
Marlene

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Perthshire / Re: Some Perthshire Cemeteries
« on: Thursday 29 March 18 01:46 BST (UK)  »
Hello Buckhyne,

Can you see if there are any Watson or Taylor family in Luncarty and/or Redgorton, please?

William Watson married Henrietta (Henny) Taylor (dau of William Taylor) and they had these children all baptised at Luncarty:-
Jean 1794
William 1800
Grizel 1802
Thomas 1804
John 1807
Henrietta 1809
William 1811
Hannah 1814
Betty 1817

Thank you,
Marlene

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World War Two / Re: Australian Navy occupation Writer - what is it?
« on: Wednesday 28 March 18 03:35 BST (UK)  »
Thank you, thank you all 😀

That is really interesting information and way more precise and correct than my vague imaginings!

I think George was a clerk in civilian life, which ties in well with his Navy duties.

Many thanks to all of you,
Marlene 😁

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World War Two / Australian Navy occupation Writer - what is it?
« on: Tuesday 27 March 18 13:49 BST (UK)  »
George Johnston, a cousin of my father's, was one of the men who died when HMAS Sydney was sunk in 1941 off the WA coast.
His rank/job was 'writer'.
He had been Naval reserve and called up to serve in WW2.
What did a writer actually do on board?  (Please forgive my ignorance about things Navy.)
Marlene

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Australia / Re: What killed them in Geelong 1864?
« on: Thursday 22 March 18 03:50 GMT (UK)  »
My guess would be Diptheria as my 3 x great grandparents lost 3 or 4 of their children to it in that year.  They were in Branxholme, which is also in western Victoria.
Crossed post with cando

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