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Offline Martin109

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Sconce Family and Links to Sawers
« on: Sunday 22 January 17 19:40 GMT (UK) »
I would like to find out more about the Sconce family in Stirling.  The branch I am interested is focussed around Robert Sconce, Writer, later Sheriff-Substitute of Stirlingshire:

Mentioned in 1841 Census as aged 30, Writer, at Park Lodge
Mentioned in 1851 Census as aged 41, Writer, Sheriff-Substitute of Stirlingshire, at Southfield
Mentioned in 1871 Census as aged 61, Sheriff-Substitute of Stirlingshire, at Viewfield, Springbank

Robert Sconce m, 4/6/1832 Agnes Colquhoun
Robert, b 1/5/1833
Gideon Colquhoun, b 27/11/1834
James, b 2/4/1836
Helen Colquhoun, b 26/9/1838 [? married Thomas Galbraith??] [?son William b1862?]
Robert Archibald, b 8/8/1840 [??d 1843??]

One branch of the Sawers family produced John Sawers (1790-1853), also a writer who, Iím pretty sure, formed the solicitorsí partnership Sawers & Sconce, to which a more direct ancestor of mine, Robert Sawers (1821-1879) was apprenticed as a youngster.

Is anyone researching the Sconce family?
Are you a direct descendant?
Do you have any further information about the links between the Sconces and the Sawerses?

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Re: Sconce Family and Links to Sawers
« Reply #1 on: Monday 23 January 17 12:04 GMT (UK) »
See attached pdf copied from 'Old Faces Old Places and Old Stories of Stirling' by William Drysdale (copy available for free download from Internet Archive) several Sconces are listed as subscribers to the book.

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Re: Sconce Family and Links to Sawers
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 24 January 17 14:14 GMT (UK) »
Thanks, Sandy.

Yes, I have that book, and very interesting it is too.

I am hoping that someone may have done some research on the family Sconce, and that further links can be made.  Wills might be useful in this regard...

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Re: Sconce Family and Links to Sawers
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 26 January 17 23:40 GMT (UK) »
Plenty of Sawers & Sconces planted here!

 ;D

http://www.memento-mori.co.uk/31.pdf

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Re: Sconce Family and Links to Sawers
« Reply #4 on: Friday 27 January 17 08:53 GMT (UK) »
Thanks, and I'm also familiar with that excellent site.

It's the connections between the two families I am hoping to research.

I see from the Sconce list that someone died 1919, which leads me to hope that there may well be living relatives possibly conducting some research themselves!