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Offline markw78

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1851 Census Address Dundee
« on: Wednesday 18 January 17 11:00 GMT (UK) »
Hello
Been trying to find out where the address on my great x 3 grandfather census record from 1841 was in the City of Dundee. I have tried library site but contact page doesn't seem to work.

1841 Census :  Address: Address: Quarry Mill Lane, Dundee
 Surname       First name(s)     Sex     Age       Occupation          Where Born          
  WEBSTER       William     M     50       Spinning Mill Operative        Angus           
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Piece: SCT1841/301 Place: Liff & Benvie -Angus Enumeration District: 127
Civil Parish: Liff Dundee Lochee Ecclesiastical Parish, Village or Island: Liff Dundee Lochee
Folio: 5 Page: 21

Can anyone point me in right direction,
Regards
Mark W

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Re: 1851 Census Address Dundee
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 18 January 17 15:06 GMT (UK) »
Hi do not know area at all, but name could have changed to Quarry Mill Road, Liff, Lochee, Forfarshire in 1851 Census?
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Re: 1851 Census Address Dundee
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 02 July 17 13:20 BST (UK) »
        Liff is a village four & a half miles north west of Dundee on a South facing slope two miles north of the River Tay.         In 2011, it's population was 568.       There was a Lunatic Asylum which was opened April 1820.       Not sure if the Asylum is still there.
Searching for Bap of Edward Worels born 1826 Hollingbourne, Kent

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Re: 1851 Census Address Dundee
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 02 July 17 14:58 BST (UK) »
The asylum building still appears to be there:
http://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/sidebyside.cfm#zoom=16&lat=56.4835&lon=-3.0697&layers=1&right=BingHyb

A very detailed map here, though only a few streets are named and I can't see one called Quarry Mill:
http://maps.nls.uk/view/74426930

You would presume a road, or lane, called Quarry Mill might be near, or lead to, a Quarry or a Mill. There is Camperdown Quarry at Lochee, and a Quarry on the SW side of Liff. Just below the word Camperdown on the second map is "West Mill" - there are small roads around the area but they are not named.

I will keep looking ....  :)

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Re: 1851 Census Address Dundee
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 02 July 17 20:34 BST (UK) »
In case it helps, I have had a look at all the streets in that 1841 enumeration book on FreeCen.

Cricton (sic) St. or Mid St.; Church St.; Langland's Land (maybe a tenement on Church St.); Mid Rd.; Mill House St.; Campbell's Row (maybe part of North Rd.); North Rd.; Quarry Mill Rd.; Pitalpie Feus; Quarry Mill Lane.

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Re: 1851 Census Address Dundee
« Reply #5 on: Monday 03 July 17 01:44 BST (UK) »
That should definitely help GR2.  ;D

Thank you for reminding me about freecen. I often get stuck looking for neighbouring streets in Scottish censuses because you can't view the neighbours on Ancestry, and you have to pay to view the census on SP. I didn't think to look at freecen, so that will come in very handy.  ;D