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Offline Julie Paterson

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Re: Uig Cemetery
« Reply #9 on: Friday 16 June 17 05:41 BST (UK) »
Thanks Annie for all the suggestions. I have actually found him on the 1841 census! After 15 years of looking on and off. He is living with his mother Agnes Jackson and brother Jackson McNab. William names his second daughter Agnes, and third daughter Annie Jackson McNab.

Having found out more about where he died and his parents from his brothers death cert, I think I may have used up all my luck for today. Common names without useful middle names make the detective work more "indepth".

I will check the newspapers next.

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Re: Uig Cemetery
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 29 June 17 10:19 BST (UK) »
But now I am confused about the location. So the Sands of Uig or Uig sands are not near Uig town on Skye? What are the other two places mentioned on the RCE? Sands of Uig near.... 
No. There are several places called Uig (it is from the Norse word 'vik', meaning a bay, and also occurs in other places as Wick, and in Berwick, Lerwick and dozens of other places ending in '...wick'.

The village of Uig on the Isle of Skye is in the parish if Snizort in the county of Inverness.

Uig Sands are on the west coast of the Isle of Lewis, in the parish of Uig, county of Ross and Cromarty. See
http://www.geograph.org.uk/gridref/NB0332
http://www.geograph.org.uk/gridref/NB0432
http://www.geograph.org.uk/gridref/NB0433

If any burial records survive from 1877, they should be in the care of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (the Western Isles Council) - see http://www.cne-siar.gov.uk/ - but I would not bet on them ever having existed for Uig, never mind them having survived.

The places named in the certificate include Ardroil, which is an anglicisation of Eadar Dha Fhadhail, and the modern map uses the Gaelic version.

I think the next one is something like Fairview, but I can't be sure and I can't identify it. I speculate that it was a croft or cottage with an alien (i.e. English rather than Gaelic) name.

Lastly, the place of registration is Miavaig, which is an anglicisation of Miabhaig.
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AITKENHEAD, Lanarkshire; BINNY, Forfar; BLACK, New Monkland; BRYSON, Cumbernauld; BURGESS, North-East Scotland; CRUICKSHANK, Rothes; DALLAS, Botriphnie; DAVIDSON, Oyne; GUTHRIE, Angus; HOGG, Larbert; LESLIE, Rothes/Mortlach; MENDUM, England; MOLLISON, Lethnot; PATERSON, Larbert; RHIND, Forfar; SANG, Scotland; SCOTT, East Kilbride; STOR(R)I/E/Y, Shotts; THORNTON, Shotts; WADDELL, New Monkland; WILKIE, New Monkland; WILKIE, Tannadice; WYLLIE, Angus; YOUNG, Keith

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Re: Uig Cemetery
« Reply #11 on: Thursday 29 June 17 10:43 BST (UK) »
But now I am confused about the location. So the Sands of Uig or Uig sands are not near Uig town on Skye? What are the other two places mentioned on the RCE? Sands of Uig near.... 
No. There are several places called Uig (it is from the Norse word 'vik', meaning a bay, and also occurs in other places as Wick, and in Berwick, Lerwick and dozens of other places ending in '...wick' or in '...uig' or '...aig'.

The village of Uig on the Isle of Skye is in the parish if Snizort in the county of Inverness.

Uig Sands are on the west coast of the Isle of Lewis, in the parish of Uig, county of Ross and Cromarty. See
http://www.geograph.org.uk/gridref/NB0332
http://www.geograph.org.uk/gridref/NB0432
http://www.geograph.org.uk/gridref/NB0433

If any burial records survive from 1877, they should be in the care of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (the Western Isles Council) - see http://www.cne-siar.gov.uk/ - but I would not bet on them ever having existed for Uig, never mind them having survived.

The places named in the certificate include Ardroil, which is an anglicisation of Eadar Dha Fhadhail, and the modern map uses the Gaelic version.

I think the next one is something like Fairview, but I can't be sure and I can't identify it. I speculate that it was a croft or cottage with an alien (i.e. English rather than Gaelic) name.

Lastly, the place of registration is Miavaig, which is an anglicisation of Miabhaig.

As for where people were buried, there is an old kirkyard at Baile na Cille. See
http://www.geograph.org.uk/search.php?i=73094417
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AITKENHEAD, Lanarkshire; BINNY, Forfar; BLACK, New Monkland; BRYSON, Cumbernauld; BURGESS, North-East Scotland; CRUICKSHANK, Rothes; DALLAS, Botriphnie; DAVIDSON, Oyne; GUTHRIE, Angus; HOGG, Larbert; LESLIE, Rothes/Mortlach; MENDUM, England; MOLLISON, Lethnot; PATERSON, Larbert; RHIND, Forfar; SANG, Scotland; SCOTT, East Kilbride; STOR(R)I/E/Y, Shotts; THORNTON, Shotts; WADDELL, New Monkland; WILKIE, New Monkland; WILKIE, Tannadice; WYLLIE, Angus; YOUNG, Keith