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Aberdeenshire / Re: Trinity Cemetery Aberdeen Map/Layout
« on: Wednesday 19 August 20 19:21 BST (UK)  »
I tried posting this already... I got this from Aberdeen City Council.

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Aberdeenshire / Trinity Cemetery Aberdeen Map/Layout
« on: Tuesday 11 August 20 19:08 BST (UK)  »
I know it exisits as I'm sure I had it at one time... now cannot find it! Can anyone point me in the direction of a layout for the Trinity Cemetery in Aberdeen? It's Section F that I am looking for.

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Perthshire / Re: Muir Cottage, Burghmuir
« on: Wednesday 09 March 16 20:57 GMT (UK)  »
That's amazing! I will pass this info on immediately, but it looks very promising to me. Thank you again, very much.

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Perthshire / Muir Cottage, Burghmuir
« on: Wednesday 09 March 16 19:36 GMT (UK)  »
Trying to help a friend out on the other side of the world! I know there's not much to go on but... We have a postcard that was sent to a Mr and Mrs David McIntyre in Christchurch, New Zealand in 1907. The sender (Grace - no surname) lived at Muir Cottage, Burghmuir. The family has close links to Perth and I'm guessing it's the Burghmuir to the west of Perth. The only other piece of information to be gleaned from the postcard was that her sister was a Mrs Rollo. Is there any way of finding out who lived at Muir Cottage around 1907?

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Aberdeenshire / Re: William Smith
« on: Friday 05 June 15 12:01 BST (UK)  »
I see there are some articles relating to his death on the British Newspaper Archive (Aberdeen Journal). My subscription is currently expired or I would look it up for you. You might be able to glean a death notice (highly likely as you have the year and date) which will indicate where the burial is. You might also be able to narrow it down by using Deceased Online which has many of the Aberdeen cemeteries.

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Caithness / Re: SIMON THOMSON and CECELIA HENDERSON, Thurso
« on: Sunday 26 April 15 18:55 BST (UK)  »
Hello! It was my original post and I have the photos from my visit to Thurso and will send them to you via a personal message along with the details of the family that I have.

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Aberdeenshire / Re: William Smith
« on: Thursday 19 March 15 21:06 GMT (UK)  »
Regarding James Smith (the shoemaker) who was living at 13 Commerce Street... now that we have established he has no obvious connection to William Smith the compositor!

His death certificate in 1901 indicates he was the son of John Smith, a crofter and Amelia Smith (m.s. Smith..!). James was married, as previously stated to Margaret Sangster and then to Jane Smith (m.s. Smith!). I found the certificate for this second marriage and Jane Smith was the daughter of... Arthur Smith and Mary Forbes. So James the shoemaker was Arthur's son-in-law.

It seems even the Registrar was confused as on this marriage certificate James' father is listed as Arthur instead of John!! One of the witnesses to the second marriage was a James Shirron... my great-grandfather!

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Aberdeenshire / Re: William Smith
« on: Thursday 19 March 15 19:56 GMT (UK)  »
From an obituary I have found (I will PM this in its entirety to SWH1 who started this thread) it seems that the James Smith I enquired about is most likely the son of William Smith the Compositor... so he does belong in this post after all!
It now seems likely to me that his presence as a 'Smith' at 13 Commerce Street is just co-incidental to my Arthur Smith (marine artist) having also resided there until his death as I can't see any obvious connection between the two (yet!).
Attached is the very last paragraph of William's (compositor) obituary.

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Aberdeenshire / Re: William Smith
« on: Thursday 19 March 15 14:13 GMT (UK)  »
I found a death notice for James Smith of 13 Commerce Street. That should give me a clue and I'll look up his death certificate when I get a chance. Thanks for all the help so far... and I feel a wee bit guilty that I might have thrown in Arthur Smith as a red herring to the William Smith, the artist thread.

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