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Australia / Elizabeth Henrich from Mitchell in Queensland
« on: Thursday 04 February 21 18:17 GMT (UK)  »
I was looking for some information about my ancestor. Elizabeth Hollywood who married Peter James Henrich. She stayed in Eastern Creek, Mitchell, Queensland. Unfortunately she died in a house fire on 14th June 1935. I was trying to find out about what happened to her. If anyone can give me any info. It would be appreciated.

Yours,

Wilton Endeavour

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World War One / Medal Card help required for Bernard McSheaffrey.
« on: Friday 01 January 21 20:45 GMT (UK)  »
I have the medal card for the above person. He was in the Scottish Rifles. He was awarded the Victory Medal. It has D/103 B19 and page 2321 beside it. Underneath it has do. do. So he was awarded the British Medal too. His Rank was Pte. He has two Regtl. Numbers. Wondering if he served in two different campaigns. The first Regtl Number is 36823 and the second one is 63212. Hoping you can help change the info into a readable form for me.

Wilton Endeavour

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Just wondering if anyone has any old photographs or information on the above two premises. I believe the scrapyard was owned by Victor Fox. Victor was born 1891 in Gallowgate, Glasgow and died 1954 in Buchanan Street, Glasgow. As I am working on the Fox family tree from Glasgow on behalf of a friend.
Or if anyone has any information on the Florist's Shop that was ran by Mary Fox in Glasgow. I'm afraid I do not know it's location. But in the 1881 Census. It has Peter Fox, age 50, Confectioner and Florist, born Ireland. Peter's Wife was Elizabeth, age 40. And their Daughter, Mary Fox, age 18, who is a Florist. Elizabeth and Mary were born Glasgow.   

Yours,

Wilton Endeavour

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Lanarkshire / Chocolate and Biscuit factories in Glasgow in 1919
« on: Sunday 01 January 17 21:04 GMT (UK)  »
I am looking on information on either a chocolate factory or a biscuit factory or both that was in Glasgow in 1919.
The girl in question was residing at 21 Possil Road, Glasgow and her occupation was a Chocolate packer.
Her mother in law was a biscuit packer. I was thinking it could have been Tunnocks or Gray Dunn's. So if any one can come up with any factories that existed in 1919.

Yours,

Wilton Endeavour.

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Perthshire / Welsh family from Crieff
« on: Thursday 26 May 16 20:44 BST (UK)  »
Looking for some help on this family , please.
I want to trace backwards from Sidney Welsh, born 26th Feb 1917, in Cameron's Buildings, East High Street, Crieff. Sidney's parents were William Thomas Welsh, who was a Cruelty Animal Inspector and Sarah Kowen. I believe this maybe Cowan, but that's how it was written on the cert. William and Sarah were married on 25th Nov 1891 in Norwich. I have some more info on the various Welsh connections who appear to have resided in the Glasgow area.

Wilton Endeavour 

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Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / Main Street Rutherglen
« on: Sunday 31 January 16 18:39 GMT (UK)  »
Please can I have the attached photo dated.

Yours,

Wilton Endeavour

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Lanarkshire / James Buchanan number 16 possible sweetshop
« on: Saturday 30 January 16 19:07 GMT (UK)  »
Hello Rootschatters,
trying to find some information for my American cousin.
James Buchanan ran a sweet or confectionery shop in Glasgow.
A sign above the shop reads James Buchanan with the number 16 on each side of his name. The shop sold Fry's Cocoa and Chocolate. I wondered if any one had a shop directory that maybe identifies the above shop.
Yours,
Wilton Endeavour

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Family History Beginners Board / Name of the ship required
« on: Friday 08 January 16 19:12 GMT (UK)  »
Hello folks,
I'm just looking to see if anyone can help me with the name of a ship where my ancestor was washed overboard back on 24th December 1928. It happened off the Isle of May and his body was never found. His name was Alexander Grundison Buchanan.
He was aged 39 and worked on the ship as a mate.
On his death certificate, it lists the name of the ship, but it could be one of two possibles.
The name of the ship was either the Linn O' Des or the Linn O' Dee.
Official number was 137,118. Not sure what that refers to?
Ship was registered in Aberdeen. Several of the Buchanan ancestors were Fisherman in and around Prestonpans in East Lothian. So i'm just wondering if this was perhaps a small fishing boat or maybe something a bit more grand.
Yours,
Wilton Endeavour

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East Lothian (Haddingtonshire) / Buchanan line from Prestonpans
« on: Sunday 20 December 15 20:11 GMT (UK)  »
I was down in Prestonpans cemetery yesterday writing down and photographing any Buchanan headstones, as some of my Buchanan line were born in Prestonpans.
There is also one headstone in Prestongrange church for an Alexander Webster who died 29th June 1898, age 67 years. Beloved husband of Mary Buchanan who died 6th August 1914, age 78 years.

My ancestor was Archibald Buchanan born 1810 Prestonpans. His brothers and sisters were Margaret B1812, Amelia B1815, Mary B1816, James B1818, Andrew B1820, Peter B1822, William B1824, Susan B1826 and Daniel B1830 Tranent. Archibald's parent's were Daniel Buchanan, fisherman, born 1787 Edinburgh and Mary Crawford B1789 Tranent. Daniel and Mary married on 14th Feb 1809, Canongate, Edinburgh.

Archibald above B1810 Prestonpans married Ann Gordon and they had 10 children born in Prestonpans. Agnes Watt B1835, Mary B1838, Daniel B1840, Helen Stevenson B1841, Susan B1843, Archibald B1847, Andrew B1850, Daniel B1854, Thomas B1854 and Robert B1857. My ancestor was Susan who married John Howden on 27th June 1871 in Prestonpans.

Wilton Endeavour  :)

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