Author Topic: Turnbulls in Roxburghshire  (Read 5239 times)

Offline M Carter

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Re: Turnbulls in Roxburghshire
« Reply #18 on: Thursday 13 October 16 14:20 BST (UK) »
I have been to the Churchyard at Eckford.    The gravestone is gradually being covered by lichen but is still legible and does read 'also Walter George and William who died in infancy' despite Walter George living long enough to be sadly killed in WW1.
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Telfer, Mair, Andison, Elliot, Murray, Turnbull Castleton.  Riddell, Hawick.
Bell, Ewes, Langholm area.
Martin, Wilson, Elliot. Teviothead.

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Re: Turnbulls in Roxburghshire
« Reply #19 on: Tuesday 25 October 16 13:18 BST (UK) »
I have been to the Churchyard at Eckford.    The gravestone is gradually being covered by lichen but is still legible and does read 'also Walter George and William who died in infancy' despite Walter George living long enough to be sadly killed in WW1.
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Possibly there was an earlier child called Walter George who died in infancy and parents re-used the name for another son.
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Re: Turnbulls in Roxburghshire
« Reply #20 on: Thursday 27 October 16 12:42 BST (UK) »
yes - this is very common especially if its a family name, but sometimes the middle name is changed to highlight the difference

I have several instances in my family when a child dies in infancy