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Offline Lilibet

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Edinburgh address - a Close off High St
« on: Monday 30 October 06 22:08 GMT (UK) »
I have an address on a death certificate which I can't read.  It is (something)  Close, 64 High Street, Edinburgh.  Could it possibly be Skinner's Close?  I can't find any reference to a Close being off 64 High Street.

Any help greatly appreciated.

Lilibet
Aldwin - West Drayton, London, England
Anderson - Edinburgh, Scotland
Sommerville - Shotts, Lanark, Scotland
Carolan - Donegal, Ireland
Crowl - Truro, Cornwall
Hocken - Lanteglos-by-Camelford, Cornwall
Carpenter - Islington, Middlesex
Copeland, Dowsett - Bethnal Green, Middlesex
Dodsworth - Wandsworth, Surrey
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Re: Edinburgh address - a Close off High St
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 31 October 06 00:03 GMT (UK) »
Hi Lilibet

Try this link for all the closes off the Royal Mile from 15-1600's up to the present day.
http://www.edinphoto.org.uk/0_MAPS/0_maps_of_edinburgh_old_town.htm

Look at some of the rest of the site too. It is the best, most informative site on the Web.
If you have Edinburgh rellies it is a must for information

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Watsons in Kilrenny and Mortons in Edinburgh.

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Re: Edinburgh address - a Close off High St
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 31 October 06 08:46 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Russell

I had already found this site, but couldn't find a Close actually connected to 64 High Street.

Lilibet
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Aldwin - West Drayton, London, England
Anderson - Edinburgh, Scotland
Sommerville - Shotts, Lanark, Scotland
Carolan - Donegal, Ireland
Crowl - Truro, Cornwall
Hocken - Lanteglos-by-Camelford, Cornwall
Carpenter - Islington, Middlesex
Copeland, Dowsett - Bethnal Green, Middlesex
Dodsworth - Wandsworth, Surrey
Saunders - Mayfield, Sussex
Timbrell, Warwick/Worcs/Bucks
Winter, Edenbridge, Kent

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Re: Edinburgh address - a Close off High St
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 31 October 06 14:40 GMT (UK) »
Hi Lilibet,

I suspect that this is Strichens Close, which may well now be called Melrose Close. This was its original name after Andrew Durie, Abbot of Melrose who lived here in 1526. The close was later occupied by Lord Strichen in the mid 1700s. The Close is now incorporated into the site of the Radisson SAS Hotel.

There is a Skinners Close, but it is not in the right area of the High Street, it's up on Castle Hill.

Nell
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Re: Edinburgh address - a Close off High St
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 31 October 06 14:53 GMT (UK) »
Hi Little Nell

You could be right - it looks as if it starts with an 'S'.

Would a humble shoemaker live there in 1863?

Thanks for that anyway.

Cheers
Lilibet
Aldwin - West Drayton, London, England
Anderson - Edinburgh, Scotland
Sommerville - Shotts, Lanark, Scotland
Carolan - Donegal, Ireland
Crowl - Truro, Cornwall
Hocken - Lanteglos-by-Camelford, Cornwall
Carpenter - Islington, Middlesex
Copeland, Dowsett - Bethnal Green, Middlesex
Dodsworth - Wandsworth, Surrey
Saunders - Mayfield, Sussex
Timbrell, Warwick/Worcs/Bucks
Winter, Edenbridge, Kent

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Re: Edinburgh address - a Close off High St
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 31 October 06 15:08 GMT (UK) »
I would think so.  In 1881, there was a Mason, a House Painter, a Master Tailor, a Warehouseman, a cabinet maker, a tanner, a slater and a boot finisher all living there!

Nell
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Re: Edinburgh address - a Close off High St
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 31 October 06 15:20 GMT (UK) »
Hi Nell

That's good news.  Thanks.

Lilibet

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Aldwin - West Drayton, London, England
Anderson - Edinburgh, Scotland
Sommerville - Shotts, Lanark, Scotland
Carolan - Donegal, Ireland
Crowl - Truro, Cornwall
Hocken - Lanteglos-by-Camelford, Cornwall
Carpenter - Islington, Middlesex
Copeland, Dowsett - Bethnal Green, Middlesex
Dodsworth - Wandsworth, Surrey
Saunders - Mayfield, Sussex
Timbrell, Warwick/Worcs/Bucks
Winter, Edenbridge, Kent

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Re: Edinburgh address - a Close off High St
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 22 June 17 20:04 BST (UK) »
You mentioned a boot maker in Strichens Close. My Grandfather was a boot maker in Strichens Close!!

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Re: Edinburgh address - a Close off High St
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 22 June 17 20:06 BST (UK) »
He worked there until his death in 1935