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Armed Forces / marriage & birth Ireland 1840
« on: Wednesday 10 March 21 17:04 GMT (UK)  »
Wonder if anyone can point me in the right direction please

Samuel Campbell (c1809 - 1886) enlisted in 1826 with the 74th Regiment in Stirling and was posted to various places. He married Margaret Tarras (1820 - 1889) in 1840 in Mullingar (according to sons birth certificate) how can I find the date of their marriage ? Also their first daughter Elizabeth was born in 1841 in Ireland, again how would I find the details. Later children where born in England and Scotland whilst Samuel was in the Army.

Thanks in advance

Yorkshire (East Riding & York) Lookup Requests / William Porteus York 1888
« on: Wednesday 07 August 19 16:02 BST (UK)  »

Was wondering if anyone could help.
I have limited information so this is what I know :
Elizabeth Sissons born c1869 in York married William Porteus in 1888 in York. I have the info I need on Elizabeth and her children and have followed them on the various census but I can't find anything about William, he's not with the family on any of the census.
In 1891 & 1901  Elizabeth living in York and listed as married, by 1911 she's a widow.
I'm trying to find out what happened to William, who his parents were etc so any help would be gratefully received

Thanks in advance

Scotland / Stuart female christian name
« on: Sunday 17 February 19 14:33 GMT (UK)  »
Just a quick query, in my tree I have a few females with the christian name - Stuart or Stewart - does anyone know if this was common practice or is there a 'female' version of male christian names ?

Armed Forces / Army marriage 1840
« on: Sunday 11 February 18 15:41 GMT (UK)  »
My gg grandparents - Samuel and Margaret Campbell - were married in 1840 in Mullingar, Westmeath, Ireland (got this information from their sons birth certificate)
Samuel served with the 91st Regiment of Foot (Highlanders)
As Samuel was in the army would they have been married on the army base or in a local church, would anyone know ?
Also their eldest daughter was born in Ireland before the family returned back to Scotland.

World War One / Royal Scots 1918 - 1919
« on: Friday 12 August 16 20:56 BST (UK)  »
Wonder if anyone can help.  I've recently received my grand fathers army record.  He enlisted in 1916 for the duration of the war.  He wasn't posted until 26th October 1918 with the 11th Battalion Royal Scots to the British Expeditionary Force but I don't know where to. He was slightly injured in December 1918 but returned to duty within a week. He was dispersed November 1919.
Would anyone know why he wasn't sent to France when he first joined and where he would have been from October 1918 to November 1919 ?
Thanks in advance

US Lookup Requests / New York State Census 1925
« on: Sunday 10 November 13 14:44 GMT (UK)  »

I wondered if anyone had access to the US census
I've seen on Ancestry a record that I'd like to know more about
Its the New York State census of 1925
Charles McIntosh born c1881 Scotland and his wife Bessie,

Thanks in advance


Armed Forces / Royal Scots Army record
« on: Saturday 10 November 12 17:46 GMT (UK)  »

I wondered how I would find out about my grandfathers Army career.
The only information I have been able to find is a medal index card on Ancestry. It says he served in the Royal Scots and was awarded the Victory medal.
On his marriage certificate in 1917 his occupation is listed as an upholsterer.  Would he still be in the army and this his 'usual occupation' or would he have left the army before the end of WW1 for some reason ?

Any help would be appreciated, Thanks

His name was Robert McIlduff and he was born in 1890 in Portadown but moved to Glasgow before 1901, Regimental number 35110

Graveyards and Gravestones / Photographing Headstones
« on: Wednesday 08 August 12 17:06 BST (UK)  »
This link leads to a letter published in my local paper, I just wondered what everyones opinion was ?

Lanarkshire / Headstone, Sandymount Cemetary Glasgow - COMPLETED
« on: Tuesday 07 February 12 09:55 GMT (UK)  »

I wondered if anyone was visiting Sandymount Cemetary in Glasgow, if so would they be able to take a photo of a headstone ?

The info I have is that the grave is in Lair 1405  section R

The grave is of Robert McIlduff - Wee Robert - and he died 14th February 1929 aged 4 , his parents are also buried with him but I understand there is no headstone for them.

Thanks in advance to anyone who maybe able to help


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