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Renfrewshire / Re: Johnstone Burial Ground
« on: Thursday 25 November 21 20:03 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks Ian. That would explain it. I learned today that Abbey Cemetery was opened in 1887. The whole parish, which became a civil parish, was called Abbey parish, named as you say after Paisley Abbey (,_Renfrewshire), so I reckon that the Cemetery was probably called Abbey Cemetery purely because it was the cemetery to be used for burials within the civil parish of Abbey.

From perusing the maps, it appears that Abbey Road was built leading to the cemetery from the east in the 1950s when new houses were built along it. Eventually the name Abbey Road also supplanted Cemetery Road to the cemetery's NW as this new road was extended around the cemetery to join up with Cemetery Road. Perhaps "Cemetery Road" wasn't quite what folk wanted as an address.

I don't know where Wikioedia has gotten its information from but in this case it's misleading - The Abbey Parish pre-dates Civil registration by quite a margin - the Church of Scotland Records start around 1650 and before that there would have been pre-reformation Roman catholic records for the same area (although if you find any of these it would be very surprising). When Civil registration began in 1855 they initially adopted the majority (if not all) of the existing Church parish Boundaries and names and named these as Civil registration Districts.

Scotland / Re: Can anyone read this record
« on: Wednesday 17 November 21 14:45 GMT (UK)  »
Groom Felix Hamill age 24 Warehouse Porter, home address 130 Garngad Hill, Glasgow
Bride Annie Geggan age 21, Cotton Powerloom Weaver, 39 William Street Glasgow

Grooms parents Felix Hammill Iron Puddler , deceased & Bridget Hammill (maiden Surname Canning)
Brides Parents James Geggan , Railway Engine ? (driver?) deceased & Alice geggan (Maiden Surname Duffy)

Added: If you obtained this from Scotlands People you should report that the image is illegible and they normally rescan it and send you an updated copy.

Lanarkshire / Re: 1870's Geography - Bridgeton, Parkhead
« on: Tuesday 16 November 21 12:21 GMT (UK)  »
Bridgeton was a district in its own right - it was also at one time the Title used by the Registration District for Bridgeton and adjoining areas - Parkhead was an area within the Bridgeton registration District.

High Church was the official Title of the registration District formed by the area around Glasgow cathedral and some areas to the east of that.

Great eastern Road was split into 3 sections
part, as described by Skoosh, became the Gallowgate, part became Camlachie Street and the final section became Tollcross Road

Lanarkshire / Re: Electoral Registers question
« on: Tuesday 04 August 20 16:28 BST (UK)  »
They refer to the different elections that the voter was entitled to participate in
D was (i think) qualification to vote by dint of spouses occupation
E Not entitled to vote in Parliamentary elections
G local elections only


Technical Help / Re: How to access the hard drive?
« on: Sunday 02 August 20 18:20 BST (UK)  »
The interior of the hard drive should look something like this image. The disc inside the casing is the target for destruction. It's actually quite a sensitive soul and the aforementioned "8 hits" should see its demise. (although made from different materials its about the size and thickness of a DVD but not as flexible)

PS although extremely therapeutic - especially if you recall the hassles it has given you in the past please remember to wear some form of protective face or eye gear

Technical Help / Re: How to access the hard drive?
« on: Friday 31 July 20 19:10 BST (UK)  »
If this "belt" is flat and attached to the back of the drive it is the connector cable  (see picture) and should unplug. Start at one side and tug it out or to save the effort, cut it as you are not going to reconnect anything else.

Technical Help / Re: How to access the hard drive?
« on: Thursday 30 July 20 22:15 BST (UK)  »
You beauty, Dyingout! Done it! (I'm sure there'll be a medal in the post!). Now I've got to work out which is the hard drive and I can get on with the 'smashing to pieces' bit. I think that You Tube video might help with locating the hard drive.

Inside the case there should be a set of rails or a framework - if you locate your cd/dvd drive the hard drive is generally mounted in the same rack. Undo the screws holding it in place and it should slide out.

I'm assuming I'll have to take it to a special part of the tip?

Once you have the hard drive out - one very therapeutic way to deal with it is to use a large hammer (wearing the correct safety gear  8) ) and smash it in to multiple smaller pieces. After that it can be dropped off in the electrical section of your tip.

Scotland / Re: Interpreting 1719 sasine
« on: Wednesday 22 July 20 16:58 BST (UK)  »
It was possibly not a land dispute but proof being provided as to the right of inheritance as title to land was not generally passed on through a Will/Testament until the latter part of the 19th Century

Retours of heirs -
Whenever a vassal died, his heir had to prove his right to inherit. In the case of a subject superior, a jury of local landowners was assembled to hear evidence and to decide whether a particular individual was the rightful heir.-

Scotland / Re: Can anyone help me with my deadend?
« on: Sunday 19 July 20 13:39 BST (UK)  »
Checking Scotlands people there are no recorded Alexander Clarks born in 1889 in Port Glasgow between 1888 and 1891.

Have you found the family in the 1891 census - a quick check in Renfrewshire doesn't bring up much (one William Clark in Port Glasgow and a few in nearby Greenock)

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