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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: How does one catch gonorrhoea?
« on: Friday 11 June 21 01:43 BST (UK)  »
My OH was in the forces and it was common knowkledge that only "Other Ranks" caught Venereal Disease from the opposite sex.   Officers caught it from toilet seats.
My father was in the Navy during the war - he was told that only Winston Churchill and the Archbishop of Canterbury were allowed to catch VD from a toilet seat.

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Ayrshire / Re: Whatever happened to Matthew MORTON?
« on: Monday 10 May 21 20:59 BST (UK)  »
Thanks for your suggestions, Scotmum. The Mitchell records look interesting, it's a pity they aren't online.

John

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Ayrshire / Whatever happened to Matthew MORTON?
« on: Monday 10 May 21 09:12 BST (UK)  »
Matthew was born at Auchinleck, Ayrshire, to James MORTON and Margaret RICHMONT, in 1831.

In the 1861 census Matthew is a police constable at Girvan, Ayrshire, boarding with Eliza MARDOCK.

In 1862 Matthew MORTON, police constable of Ballantrae, had a paternity order awarded against him by the Sheriff Court at Ayr. The case was taken by Jane AITKEN of Catrine, with regard to her son Alexander AITKEN (born 2nd July 1861 at Sorn).

I have not been able to find Matthew MORTON in any records after this. Note - he is not the Matthew MORTON - mother's maiden name RICHMOND - who died at Galston in 1868.

Jane AITKEN went on to marry my great granduncle Thomas FARRELL at Kilmarnock in 1866.

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New Zealand Completed Requests / Re: Air passenger lists?
« on: Tuesday 09 March 21 04:16 GMT (UK)  »
I have seen some air passenger lists for New Zealand on Family Search.

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Antrim / Re: Looking for some help - cannot find year of death
« on: Thursday 11 February 21 20:03 GMT (UK)  »
GRONI has the BDM indexes for Northern Ireland - it isn't free though.

https://geni.nidirect.gov.uk/

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The Lighter Side / Re: Bridal pregnancies?
« on: Saturday 30 January 21 05:32 GMT (UK)  »
My wife's maternal great grandmother was married on 31st January 1887, and produced her first child on 10th February 1887. She was 17. Her husband was a friend of her older brothers.

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Ross & Cromarty / Re: No mother or father's names on marriage certificate, or ages!
« on: Thursday 21 January 21 18:23 GMT (UK)  »
Henrietta's maiden name is MORRISON.

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Ross & Cromarty / Re: No mother or father's names on marriage certificate, or ages!
« on: Thursday 21 January 21 01:24 GMT (UK)  »
The place of marriage looks like "Manse Ness South Dell".

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Ross & Cromarty / Re: No mother or father's names on marriage certificate, or ages!
« on: Thursday 21 January 21 01:18 GMT (UK)  »
I have increased the contrast of the file posted - it looks like the faint marks are bleed through from another page. Could it be the couple were orphans, with little memory of their parents?


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