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Peebleshire Geography help
« on: Sunday 14 April 13 20:31 BST (UK) »
Is there an area of Innerleithen called Newlands ?

I have a birth which I think is correct, although the mother`s name is missing. The father`s name and occupation is right, but  the birth was registered by the grandfather, so would that have been usual or should I be looking for the death of the mother ( in childbirth )

Thanks in advance

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Re: Peebleshire Geography help
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 14 April 13 20:42 BST (UK) »
The National Library of Scotland maps website will give you free access to old maps of the area, including large-scale Ordnance Survey ones.

It is not unusual for a grandfather to register the birth of a grandchild.

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Re: Peebleshire Geography help
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 14 April 13 21:35 BST (UK) »
There is a parish near West Linton called Newlands.

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Re: Peebleshire Geography help
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 24 April 13 15:01 BST (UK) »
I live in Newlands Parish and would be glad to look into any info you may have
Fawcett, Currie, Hutton, Bauchope, Rankine, Main,Gilmour,Campbell,Tervit,Walker,Frame,Rooney, Finnie,Rea,Noble,Alexander
West Lothian, Lanarkshire, Stirlingshire, Fife,Midlothian

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Re: Peebleshire Geography help
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 24 April 13 18:50 BST (UK) »
Thanks for your offer, but I have had someone else look at the name and I misread the christian name altogether, so at the moment I`ll pass on your kindness, but I may contact you later if that`s ok. I believe there to be another person to research in that area.

Thanks once again