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Re: orphanage.inverness.scotland.1890
« Reply #45 on: Monday 23 June 08 18:50 BST (UK) »
Hi Lara

We've been looking for William, shoemaker, and Robert and his wife but can't find them on any censuses.

I'm starting to wonder if they were Irish. They don't seem to appear on any censues that we can find.

The 1841 census is free to view as an index:

http://freecen.rootsweb.com/

It might be worth you browsing it to see if they are somewhere unusual.


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Re: orphanage.inverness.scotland.1890
« Reply #46 on: Tuesday 24 June 08 12:33 BST (UK) »
Thanks Lynn for the wonderful film link. My wife's grandfather was at the Orphanage c. 1891-1900 & its great to see the place - has anyone determined if the building still exists?

Steve
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Flexney, Godfrey  -  Oxfordshire
Street, Mitchell - Gloucestershire
Horwood, Heale Drew - Bristol
Gibbs, Gait, Noyes, Peters, Padfield, Board, York, Rogers, Horler, Heale, Emery, Clavey - Somerset
Fook, Snell - Devon
M(a)cDonald, Yuell, Gollan, McKenzie - Rosshire
McLennan, Mackintosh - Inverness
Williams, Jones - Angelsey & Caernarvon


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Re: orphanage.inverness.scotland.1890
« Reply #47 on: Tuesday 24 June 08 13:04 BST (UK) »
You're very welcome Steve, I thought it was a cracking site too.

The orphanage is still there and is now flats, from memory I think the only part that has really changed is the doorway/entrance hall, the drive up to it is still very recognisable too, I had a drive round it a couple of months ago.

I'll go up tonight and take a few pics for you all to see.

Lynn
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Watson – Inverness-Shire & Ross and Cromarty
Douglas – Inverness-Shire & Moray
Sutherland – Caithness
Kilroe – Inverness & Ireland
Paterson - Banff
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Re: orphanage.inverness.scotland.1890
« Reply #48 on: Tuesday 24 June 08 21:15 BST (UK) »
Here's the photos I promised, hasn't really changed that much from the old movie apart from the style of cars.  ;D

Front of Highland Orphanage, 71 Culduthel Road, Inverness



Rear of Highland Orphanage, 71 Culduthel Road, Inverness - the rear area is huge, all of what you see here is part of the orphanage, plus a bit more to my left.



I've also added a link as I have uploaded a few more photos to Photobucket, any problems viewing just let me know.

http://s23.photobucket.com/albums/b364/Maia261/Highland%20Orphanage/

Lynn
Mackay – Inverness, Ross and Cromarty & Sutherland
Watson – Inverness-Shire & Ross and Cromarty
Douglas – Inverness-Shire & Moray
Sutherland – Caithness
Kilroe – Inverness & Ireland
Paterson - Banff
Clark – Glasgow & Ireland
Thomson – Caithness
Montgomery – Ross and Cromarty
Allanach – Moray & Glenbucket, Aberdeen
Smith – Banff
McLellan - Glenmoriston & Islay
Harvey – Glasgow & Ireland
Miller – Edinburgh & Caithness
Shearer - Caithness

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Re: orphanage.inverness.scotland.1890
« Reply #49 on: Tuesday 24 June 08 22:37 BST (UK) »
Thank you so much for the photos.

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Re: orphanage.inverness.scotland.1890
« Reply #50 on: Wednesday 25 June 08 10:16 BST (UK) »
Thanks Lynn

Not at all the "dark satanic mill" I had imagined!

Steve
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Flexney, Godfrey  -  Oxfordshire
Street, Mitchell - Gloucestershire
Horwood, Heale Drew - Bristol
Gibbs, Gait, Noyes, Peters, Padfield, Board, York, Rogers, Horler, Heale, Emery, Clavey - Somerset
Fook, Snell - Devon
M(a)cDonald, Yuell, Gollan, McKenzie - Rosshire
McLennan, Mackintosh - Inverness
Williams, Jones - Angelsey & Caernarvon

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Re: orphanage.inverness.scotland.1890
« Reply #51 on: Wednesday 14 October 09 08:32 BST (UK) »
Hi! My name is Harold Douglas.I was in the Highland Orphanage from the age of four from 1937 up until i was fifteen if you have any questions for please ask.

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Re: orphanage.inverness.scotland.1890
« Reply #52 on: Wednesday 28 October 09 18:33 GMT (UK) »
Hi, Harry Douglas I tried to reply to your P.M but for the life of me i couldnt find a button to do it....either I'm not allowed to or I'm not doing it right! ;D

Its fine if you want to keep in touch, I think the Peter you knew was my uncle but I have  a different name. for him..Peter martin (chlacha) Todd.
The name in brackets is just family told I havent any proof of this yet.

Marylou

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Re: orphanage.inverness.scotland.1890
« Reply #53 on: Sunday 08 November 09 00:54 GMT (UK) »
I live in a house next to what was the "Highland Orphanage" in a modern house. My grandparents live in what I've been told was the schoolhouse and have had many friends living in the main building. All that live on the driveway are generally interested in the orphanage and it's history. Does anyone have more information? I'd be intersted in anything you could tell me.