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Kirkcudbrightshire / Where is Chapmanleys? Complete
« on: Friday 16 April 10 13:39 BST (UK)  »
I'm trying to pinpoint Chapmanleys. I suspect it could be a row of cottages lying somewhere between Lochfoot and Troqueer. Maybe in Cargenbridge?

Hoping someone can pinpoint it for me.


Roxburghshire / MI Request Kelso / Dickson COMPLETE Thanks!
« on: Wednesday 07 April 10 13:57 BST (UK)  »
Is there MIs for Kelso, but not Rosebank, as the OPR says Kelso church yard?

I'm looking for George Dickson (b. abt 1776) d. 15.9.1848. I'm hoping I have the right George Dickson, whose wife was Christian Leishman. As this is all I have to go on for Christian and George.

Any help is appreciated.


I stumbled across the link in Ancestry earlier, but after a look I'm struggling to piece the families together, so wondered if anyone on here with a wee bit of time on their hands could have a look for me. Samuel makes for interesting reading if nothing else

Samuel Rutherford Crockett was a minster then novelist, seems to be of a similar style to Sir Walter Scott; romantic scottish history with a big dose of fantasy thrown in.

Anyway I have most of the census records for this Samuel:

B: 24 Sep 1859 (not 1860 as you will find on the net)
D: 16 Apr 1914 in France (allegedly, I have found nothing to prove this)

From his birth cert he was illegitimate, no father's name but mother was Annie Crocket.

Samuel appeared to change his name whilst attending Edinburgh Uni to a more romantic 'Samuel Rutherford Crockett' Whether Rutherford was his father's name or made up for respectability, I have no idea.

Anyway from the census records I have Annie's parents as William Crocket and Mary Dickson.

From the notes on Ancestry, it may be that William Crocket is related to my G.G.G.G Granny Christian Crocket. William was a farmer of quite a few acres so reasonably well off.

Christian was christened at Lochrutton on 20 sep 1778, she married John Hyslop of Brae, who was also a reasonably well off farmer. Christian's father was John Crocket. I can find nothing more on John Crocket.

Does anyone fancy having a look? I can't see anything for Annie's, Mary's or William's death.

Ideally I would like to find something on Willaim's birth/parents. Or if William and Christian are possibly related??

If nothing else, the story of Samuel Rutherford Crockett makes interesting reading! :D


Stirlingshire / Death/Burial McAlpine Bannockburn/St Ninians
« on: Monday 09 November 09 19:58 GMT (UK)  »
I'm hoping someone can help. I'm looking for anything I can find on the death/burial of Robert McAlpine as I'm looking for evidence of his parents. He was born in St Ninians abt 1797.

I have him on census records with his wife Ann until 1851. Ann died in Bannockburn in 1887.

Any help is appreciated.


Other Countries / West Indies - Estates 'Overseer'
« on: Wednesday 28 October 09 15:01 GMT (UK)  »
I have unfortunately just found a 'West Indies Estates Overseer' in my partner's family called Alexander Merchant. He was born in 1791 in Edinburgh.

I actually feel a bit sick.
I thought that our families were just full of poor Scots folk and never thought I would ever find a connection with the slave trade. :(

But now that I have found him, I want to know more. Can anyone suggest where I can search?


The Lighter Side / I don't know whether to laugh or cry...
« on: Tuesday 27 October 09 17:28 GMT (UK)  »
We have just been to Ypres, so we invited a family member over on Sunday (who is interested in the family tree and doing his own bit of research) to share pictures/ info etc.

Well after a blether and a glass of wine we looked into a scottish branch of the tree. After he left I found another two generations back (I hadn't really looked into this side before), so I emailed him what I'd found and then forgot all about it...

Roll on to yesterday, and he left a frantic message.... he had been researching all day and linked us back to...... wait for it...... HERNY1 and WILLIAM the CONQUEROR....

I was nearly believing it as he had linked into someone elses tree..... until I saw the 'gateway' ancestor.....

MARGARET SMITH............

lololol..... and 'our' Maggie was born in a completely different part of  the country to her parents.....

Took me about 30 seconds to disprove :(

Well they say you can't choose your relations..... or can you?  ;)


Dorset Completed Look up Requests / 1901 Census lookup please - COMPLETED
« on: Tuesday 22 September 09 13:48 BST (UK)  »
For John Pomeroy b abt 1883, Dorchester.

I need to know his profession and if he has a son called Albert



Limerick / Albert Pomeroy b 1899
« on: Monday 21 September 09 13:27 BST (UK)  »
I'm trying to break down a brick wall...

I'm 95% sure Albert Pomeroy was born in 1899 in Limerick, son of John Pomeroy, Policeman.

But I can't find a single jot of evidence.... (just lots of hints and family recollections)

I can find nothing in the 1911 census, no pomeroys listed. Is this now complete? Is there a way to look up the 1901 census?

Please someone help as I'm stuck before I have even started!!


Durham Completed Look up Requests / 1901 Lookup please POMEROY - COMPLETED
« on: Monday 21 September 09 12:47 BST (UK)  »
Can someone please look up Albert Pomeroy b abt 1896, Durham in the 1901 census. (I let my sub  run out... as I no longer needed it... until now!)

I'm hoping his father is John Pomeroy born in Ireland, policeman... but it may be coal miner...

Can you tell I'm clutching at straws?

Albert was definitely married in Nothumberland on 25th December 1924 to Louisa Morris; but then I can find Nothing... All I know was that he was Irish, but after drawing a blank there I'm looking into the possibilities that maybe his father was Irish and he was born Nothumberland/Durham.


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