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Offline Jang

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What does the reference number mean on Scotlandspeople?
« on: Saturday 12 August 17 07:37 BST (UK) »
I've found the death for Elisabeth Lamont on 24 March 1808 in Dalkeith in the SP index - reference number 90 85. Also listed with the same number is a death for Mary Lamont on 31 March 1808.

Can anyone tell me what the number means?

Jan
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Re: What does the reference number mean on Scotlandspeople?
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 12 August 17 08:59 BST (UK) »
 Jings, Jang, I would think it's the parish?

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Re: What does the reference number mean on Scotlandspeople?
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 12 August 17 09:04 BST (UK) »
Thanks for your reply - the number preceding 90 85 is 683 which is Dalkeith parish. So I'm wondering if 90 85 is some sort of reference to the page number and or entry number?
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Re: What does the reference number mean on Scotlandspeople?
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 12 August 17 09:46 BST (UK) »
 I think you've cracked it! ;D

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Re: What does the reference number mean on Scotlandspeople?
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 12 August 17 09:49 BST (UK) »
Except that the same number refers to two different people dying a week apart!

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Re: What does the reference number mean on Scotlandspeople?
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 12 August 17 11:39 BST (UK) »
Except that the same number refers to two different people dying a week apart!

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Without looking at the records it is little more than a guess but I would say that these refer to two entries on the same page
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Re: What does the reference number mean on Scotlandspeople?
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 13 August 17 01:31 BST (UK) »
You're right, Falkyrn - I checked the image and all the burials on page 85 have the same ref no. Thanks, mystery solved!

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Re: What does the reference number mean on Scotlandspeople?
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 13 August 17 02:19 BST (UK) »
Elisabeth appears to be single as there's only one surname attached to her?

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Re: What does the reference number mean on Scotlandspeople?
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 13 August 17 02:53 BST (UK) »
Thanks Annie, I'd overlooked that. I was hoping she was the daughter of James Lamond and Jean Coldwalls, born 5 March 1807, but as the other entries on the page say "daughter of", I think I can rule her out.
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