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Offline Chiad Fhear

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Dunfermline Street
« on: Thursday 16 February 17 10:52 GMT (UK) »
Hi fellow Fifers

I was looking at an 1871 Census yesterday to try and decide on a (street) name that Ancestry have transcribed as LEMROCK in Dunfermline.  It was listed, as just one word, between REFORM STREET and NORTH INGLIS STREET.  My thought was it began with an "R" as it was identical to the "R" in Reform Street.

Sadly, I didn't take a print of the actual record, but I was wondering if any local could shed light on it.

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Chiad Fhear
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Drummond, Laing, Pearson, Tulloch ... will do for starters but there's a whole lot more!

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Re: Dunfermline Street
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 16 February 17 23:30 GMT (UK) »

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Re: Dunfermline Street
« Reply #2 on: Friday 17 February 17 13:08 GMT (UK) »
Looking at the old town maps for 1854 and 1896, both show North Inglis Street and Reform Street at right angles to one-another and no other streets that look like "Lemrock" in the vicinity.
McIntyre/Fraser/McLachlan/Lister/Ferguson/Murray/Muir/Blackwood/Hutchison/Cochrane/Craig/Calderwood/McIntosh/Collie/Dott

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Re: Dunfermline Street
« Reply #3 on: Friday 17 February 17 13:16 GMT (UK) »
Thanks DonM and pwl1951

I wish, now, I'd got a copy to add to the post  >:(    Sometimes fresh eyes are better  ;)

Chiad Fhear
Aye mair questions than answers in a world where the past was a different place - that cannae be revisited!

Family surnames being researched ...
Crawford, Neilson, Lindsay, Reekie, Davidson
Drummond, Laing, Pearson, Tulloch ... will do for starters but there's a whole lot more!

Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

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Re: Dunfermline Street
« Reply #4 on: Friday 17 February 17 14:23 GMT (UK) »
Were you looking up a particular person on the 1871 census when you came across this street name?

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Re: Dunfermline Street
« Reply #5 on: Friday 17 February 17 15:49 GMT (UK) »
Were you looking up a particular person on the 1871 census when you came across this street name?

Yes Ruskie

Ancestry had it as George Wansen - corrected to WANNAN - age 29 born Pitcothie, Fife (should read "PITSCOTTIE") - with his wife Jane (28) and children Morrison (3) and Margaret (2).

Chiad Fhear
Aye mair questions than answers in a world where the past was a different place - that cannae be revisited!

Family surnames being researched ...
Crawford, Neilson, Lindsay, Reekie, Davidson
Drummond, Laing, Pearson, Tulloch ... will do for starters but there's a whole lot more!

Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

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Re: Dunfermline Street
« Reply #6 on: Friday 17 February 17 22:52 GMT (UK) »
So a mis transcription by Ancestry, along with George's occupation as Irver Turner Factory.  ::)

If you haven't already done so, it might be worth buying some SP credits to have a look at the address, and post a snip for others to give their interpretations if you are having problems deciphering it.


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Re: Dunfermline Street
« Reply #7 on: Friday 17 February 17 23:11 GMT (UK) »
Thanks, I'll see what I can do.

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Family surnames being researched ...
Crawford, Neilson, Lindsay, Reekie, Davidson
Drummond, Laing, Pearson, Tulloch ... will do for starters but there's a whole lot more!

Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

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Re: Dunfermline Street
« Reply #8 on: Friday 17 February 17 23:24 GMT (UK) »
Garvock Street?