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Offline stewrat83

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Was there a Portmoak poor house?
« on: Friday 03 May 13 14:53 BST (UK) »
Ancestry.com record (testing free trial) for 1881 has 3 generations of my family living in "Pr House" in Portmoak. Schedule 66.

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Re: Was there a Portmoak poor house?
« Reply #1 on: Friday 03 May 13 16:40 BST (UK) »
http://www.workhouses.org.uk/

Use the menu on left to find Scottish workhouses-

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Re: Was there a Portmoak poor house?
« Reply #2 on: Friday 03 May 13 17:39 BST (UK) »
On the link that aghadowey posted, not sure there was a poorhouse is Portmoak? Further info maybe here www.pkc.gov.uk/archives/

I would say, from the address you have 'Pr house', there are 136 entries there, however, they show as standard households, with a 'head' very often with an occupation and traditional family members per household. Not sure about the address, but don't think this relates to the normal meaning of a poorhouse location.

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Re: Was there a Portmoak poor house?
« Reply #3 on: Monday 17 June 13 19:29 BST (UK) »
It may possibly mean "Private"?

What was the actual address given?

Annie
South Uist, Inverness-shire, Scotland:- Bowie, Campbell, Cumming, Currie, MacDonald, MacInnes, MacIntyre, MacKinnon, Steele, Walker

Ireland:- Cullen, Flannigan (Derry), Donahoe/Donaghue (variants) (Cork), McCrate (Tipperary), Mellon, Tol(l)and (Donegal & Tyrone)

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Re: Was there a Portmoak poor house?
« Reply #4 on: Monday 17 June 13 21:43 BST (UK) »
Been doing a bit of reading and found a reference near bottom of page which refers to a fee paying school so maybe "Pr" does mean private referring to the accommodation?:

"TEACHERS Si; SCHOOLS.

Clark, Duncan, (& Collector of Poors' Rates) Free Church School, Woodmarch
Forrest, Simon, (& Registrar) Parish School, Scotland Well
Law, Miss Margaret, Female Industrial Department, Free Church School, Woodmarch
Small, John, (& Inspector of Poor) Sub scription School, Kinnesswood"

http://www.fifefhs.org/Records/Directory/portmoak.htm

Annie
South Uist, Inverness-shire, Scotland:- Bowie, Campbell, Cumming, Currie, MacDonald, MacInnes, MacIntyre, MacKinnon, Steele, Walker

Ireland:- Cullen, Flannigan (Derry), Donahoe/Donaghue (variants) (Cork), McCrate (Tipperary), Mellon, Tol(l)and (Donegal & Tyrone)

Newcastle-on-Tyne/Durham (Northumberland):- Harrison, Jude, Kemp, Lunn, Mellon, Robson, Stirling

Kettering, Northampton:- MacKinnon

Canada:- Callaghan, MacKinnon, MacPhee

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Re: Was there a Portmoak poor house?
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 18 June 13 10:37 BST (UK) »
It may possibly mean "Private"?

What was the actual address given?

Annie

Having obtained the census image from SP, it looks like "Pr House" is simply a private house, as every address on the page is listed as such - apart from "The House of Michael Bruce Poet".

So it seems with no addresses as we know them today in these rural areas, unless there was some way of identifying a specific house, it was simply labelled "private house".

I do keep trying to use sources other than SP for different perspective or to manage costs, but time after time - and often after wrangling with poor transcriptions etc - I find there is no substitute for seeing the actual document.

Thanks everyone - sorry for the wild goose chase.

Stewart