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Radnorshire / Re: Origin of the name De Winton in Radnorshire
« on: Monday 11 January 21 22:46 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks for that. All his siblings had unusual names, Ebenezer and Gildas being just two of them!  so I'm thinking it came from the local history or area.
I'll keep digging.

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Radnorshire / Origin of the name De Winton in Radnorshire
« on: Monday 11 January 21 17:22 GMT (UK)  »
I have recently discovered a family member with the name Price Meredith De Winton Evans (1903-1957) and was curious as to where the 'De Winton' originated. I have gone back several generations on both sides of the family but have yet to find any other De Winton. All his siblings had unusual names so maybe they were just history buffs of the Norman conquest??

Grateful for any info,
Laurie

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The Common Room / Re: Using Find My Past website
« on: Thursday 05 November 20 19:18 GMT (UK)  »
I agree that Ancestry can be frustrating to use and ScotlandsPeople is ridiculously expensive but I cannot even find my own birth certificate on Find My Past whereas it comes up straight away on ScotlandsPeople. I must be doing something wrong to find it so difficult to use.

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The Common Room / Using Find My Past website
« on: Wednesday 04 November 20 18:55 GMT (UK)  »
Ive started using Find My Past recently but find it quite frustrating. Im struggling to find records that I can easily find on ScotlandsPeople and even Ancestry. Has anyone else found any difficulties with it? Ive been researching for years and have never had a problem such as these with other sites. (ScotlandsPeople, Ancestry, Forces War Records, MyHeritage)

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Selkirkshire / Re: MACKINNON/MCKINNON family in Ettrick Scotland
« on: Sunday 10 November 19 15:15 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Pauline,
William Mckinnon's parents were Andrew Johnstone Mackinnon (02/10/1832-1915) and Agnes Bell (01/04/1844-10/04/1914).
They had 7 children, Margaret,John,Mary,Andrew,James,Thomas and William.
William Mackinnon (my Great Grandfather) being Thomas Duncan Mckinnon's younger brother (making him my 2nd Great uncle). I don't know why some of the family spelt the surname McK and other Mack, its very confusing when searching for folk!
Andrew and Agnes were married on 07/7/1868 in Whiteknowe in the parish of Hutton. Andrew and Agnes were both born in Dumfries. They lived for a few years in a cottage in an area called Cossarshillfoot in Ettrick. I have been to the cottage and its quite nice albeit a bit small for a large family. They then moved to the Thirlestane estate where they lived in one of the lodges. They both stayed there for the rest of their lives.
I have found quite alot of information on the ScotlandsPeople website but I found out a great deal more by visiting the area. My Ancestry tree has the whole family.
Saying that, the information I have on your Great grandfather is sparse. I have a Nellie listed as his wife and a son named Andrew but I have been unable to confirm this information. 
It would be great to hear back from you and exchange notes!

Laurie

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Inverness / Re: Strange address in census
« on: Sunday 21 April 19 14:34 BST (UK)  »
Cheers guys!

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Inverness / Re: Strange address in census
« on: Sunday 21 April 19 14:06 BST (UK)  »
Thanks everyone but I have not seen the original document, only a transcript. The full transcript is

'Census: age 37; Occ: Coach driver; living with wife Mary (age 34) and children Jessie (age 14), Alexander (age 8), James (age 6), and William (age 4)
James Barron
Two Sco left by Onisbathe, Cromdale, Inverallan and Advie, Inverness, Scotland
1861


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Inverness / Strange address in census
« on: Sunday 21 April 19 12:58 BST (UK)  »
I have come across some unusual addresses over the years but this one has me stumped.

'Two Sco left by Onisbathe, Cromdale, Inverallan and Advie, Inverness, Scotland'.

I assume it was a mistake on the part of the scribe taking the census? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Laurie

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The Common Room / Can you have two birth certificates?
« on: Friday 14 October 16 23:48 BST (UK)  »
Hello

I have just discovered a relative (deceased) may have two birth certificates. The first when he was born with the surname of his biological father, who was not married to his mother, the other another name, of his mother's husband when he child was 6. (He was the result of an affair)
Is it possible to change the details like this but have the original document survive?

Laurie

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