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Re: Robert Scott, Hoddam
« Reply #18 on: Saturday 29 July 17 17:01 BST (UK) »
OK 1885 it was.

Robert Scott,aged 70, general labourer, widower of Alice Irving, died 28 June 1885 , Ecclefchan.
Parents 0 Christopher Scott, Cotton Weaver  and Agnes** MS Weald. Both deceased
Informant James Scott, son (not present)
Cause - Inflammation of the Lungs, Large tumours left side of chest and neck. (sounds not nice at all  :( )

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** added - I assume that son James got his grandmother's name wrong, as all other records suggest it was Esther.

Good one Gadget so right parent's like you not finding him on the 1881 census  ???

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Re: Robert Scott, Hoddam
« Reply #19 on: Saturday 29 July 17 17:07 BST (UK) »
Think it must be him in West Calder, Rosie.

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Re: Robert Scott, Hoddam
« Reply #20 on: Saturday 29 July 17 17:13 BST (UK) »
Just wondering if son James also worked on the railways -his address given as Beattock on the deat hcert. 
I so remember all those train journeys I did between Inverness and Euston and the pull up to Beattock Summit  ;D

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Re: Robert Scott, Hoddam
« Reply #21 on: Saturday 29 July 17 17:20 BST (UK) »
 ;D

James was a foreman plate layer in Moffat on the 1881.
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Re: Robert Scott, Hoddam
« Reply #22 on: Sunday 30 July 17 11:28 BST (UK) »
Think it must be him in West Calder, Rosie.

Yes I would say so :)

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Re: Robert Scott, Hoddam
« Reply #23 on: Monday 31 July 17 07:43 BST (UK) »
I would definitely say James did work on the railway. That family only stopped working on the railway about 20'years ago! All that time and the Scott family had a connection with railways.
I wonder why the mother was written down as Agnes and not her actual name of Esther?
Thank you for all your help.

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Re: Robert Scott, Hoddam
« Reply #24 on: Monday 31 July 17 08:45 BST (UK) »
.I wonder why the mother was written down as Agnes and not her actual name of Esther?


The most likely reason is that he got her name mixed up with another relative - I've seen this quite frequently on death certs.  He most likely wouldn't have known her, and any reference to her in the family would probably have been as 'your grandmother' or 'my mother' etc...
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Re: Robert Scott, Hoddam
« Reply #25 on: Monday 31 July 17 13:37 BST (UK) »
Oh ok thank you so much. I will look into Christopher and Esther now then.... Thanks for your help.

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Re: Robert Scott, Hoddam
« Reply #26 on: Monday 31 July 17 13:53 BST (UK) »
1841
Ecclefechan, Hoddom
Christopher Scott, 60, Cotton Hand Loom Weaver
Esther, 60
Mary, 30
John, 2
Margaret, 1
George Dobbie, 12
Christopher Johnston, 11
All b. Dumfriesshire

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