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Re: What does OBC mean on sailing record from Liverpool to Bermuda
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 27 September 16 14:35 BST (UK) »

I think  G'gors is Glasgow.

I agree. It is G'gow. I think the last letter looks like a "w" not "rs".  :)
(Glasgow is in Scotland.)

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Re: What does OBC mean on sailing record from Liverpool to Bermuda
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 27 September 16 14:36 BST (UK) »
That would make sense based on what I know about the man, Nanny Jan, but the person who was completing the check boxes had the option of choosing England or Scotland and chose England. ::) (Darn ship's clerks - can't trust them can we!  ;D )

I tried Googling the address and see one in Govan, but again, that's Scotland.

Was it common to write Glasgow that way?

That's an interesting thought ScouseBoy. It's a long way from home for Fergus though. He was from Benbecula in the Outer Hebrides.

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Re: What does OBC mean on sailing record from Liverpool to Bermuda
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 27 September 16 14:36 BST (UK) »
It is Glasgow, no question.
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Re: What does OBC mean on sailing record from Liverpool to Bermuda
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 27 September 16 14:37 BST (UK) »
Awesome. Thanks for the confirmation Ruskie &  Millmoor.
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Re: What does OBC mean on sailing record from Liverpool to Bermuda
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday 27 September 16 16:05 BST (UK) »

I think  G'gors is Glasgow.
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Yes, I do too-  G'gow - oops! I didn't go to page 2  ::)
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Re: What does OBC mean on sailing record from Liverpool to Bermuda
« Reply #14 on: Tuesday 27 September 16 17:45 BST (UK) »
Thanks for your confirmation too, heywood. The more the merrier.  :)
MACDONALD of Benbecula, Scotland, Earlswood/Wapella Sask
BAIN of Aberdeenshire, Trafford district, Red Jacket and Moosomin, Sask
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GOTZ / GOETZ of Soufflenheim, Alsace & Ont
MITTELHAUSSER of Soufflenheim, Alsace
MULLER or MILLER of Drusenheim, Alsace & Ont