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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Need help deciphering..
« on: Monday 05 October 20 13:50 BST (UK)  »
Apologies in advance if you know all this, but this seems to have been written in Secretary Hand. This website gives some useful help in deciphering things written in secretary hand. We have also used Scotlands People, which has a useful tutorial, to help unscramble some names.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Marianne Pain in hospital with ?
« on: Monday 05 October 20 13:09 BST (UK)  »
Thanks - that looks very possible. Grateful for your help.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Marianne Pain in hospital with ?
« on: Monday 05 October 20 13:00 BST (UK)  »
Can anyone help decipher this? Attached are the details of the arrival of Charles Pain (Payne) and his family in Australia in 1858, on the Golconda. In the column showing health (and 'usefulness'...) young Marianne is noted as "In Hospital with ..." but I cannot make out what she is in hospital with! Or is it "In Hospital in the ..."? If anyone could offer any help, that would be gratefully appreciated!

Aberdeenshire / Re: Agricultural practice of "Term Day"
« on: Monday 17 February 20 13:43 GMT (UK)  »
A really useful source of information is 'Farm Life in NorthEast Scotland' by Ian Carter - who was at Aberdeen University and subsequently a Professor at the University of Auckland. May be hard to come by, but is the definitive work. I can also recommend 'Jock's Jocks' an oral history of survivors of WW1 from the North East - though much of it is the Doric so may not be as accessible ...

Australia Lookups completed / Re: Cookardinia Cemetery
« on: Monday 17 February 20 13:22 GMT (UK)  »
Just in case you are still looking, I've found pictures on BillionGraves - a wall of remembrance - there seem to be almost no gravestones at all.

WW1 In Memoriam / 2 May 1919 David Denoon MM Gordon Highlanders
« on: Sunday 02 June 19 20:37 BST (UK)  »
In memory of my Great Uncle Sjt David Denoon MM, S/40914, who joined the Gordon Highlanders in 1915 and served with the Lovat Scouts on the Western Front, winning the Military Medal for gallantry in the field in July 1917. The son of David and Jessie (Murdoch) Denoon, of Moss of Meft Elgin, he died on 2 May 1919 and is remembered with Honour in Cologne Southern Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

WW1 In Memoriam / 15th April 1918 Alexander Taylor, 22, RAMC
« on: Sunday 15 April 18 10:08 BST (UK)  »
L/Cpl ALEXANDER CRIGHTON TAYLOR (1895-1918) Remembered with Honour at Ebblinghem Military Cemetery, Hazebrouk, Northern France.
In Memory of my Great Uncle, Alick Taylor, born Aberdeen, son of John and Jessie (Crighton) Taylor, the seventh of their 12 children (six sons enlisted in WW1). Alick joined the Royal Army Medical Corps in November 1914, 1st Highland Field Ambulance, serving in Gallipoli and on the Western Front. He died of wounds one hundred years ago today, on 15th April 1918 in the Fourth Battle of Ypres, just 22 years old. Alick never married and was dearly missed by his parents and family in Aberdeen, Dundee and Australia.

Aberdeenshire / Re: Cafe Buildings, Shiprow
« on: Friday 13 April 18 08:33 BST (UK)  »
That's brilliant, flst, thanks very much for your help. I hadn't thought about the valuation rolls. I think that answers my question.

Thanks again.


Aberdeenshire / Cafe Buildings, Shiprow
« on: Thursday 12 April 18 20:03 BST (UK)  »
The certificates for several of my family show that they were married (at the end of the 19th/start of the 20th century) at Cafe Buildings, Shiprow in Aberdeen. I have searched but cannot find where about on the Shiprow this might have been. Does anyone know where Cafe Buildings were located? Or (pushing my luck) have a photograph?


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