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Surrey Completed Look up Requests / Re: Menzies family in Surrey (I think)
« on: Monday 06 October 08 08:13 BST (UK)  »
Hello Neil,

Thank you so much for your reply - it's wonderful to hear from you. I had managed to find a little bit more information about the Menzies family, including a gravestone in Coupar Angus, but none of the details you mention.

Elizabeth Cobb was the sister of my great grandfather Harry Cobb, who married Grace McKenzie in Coupar Angus and had three children - my grandmother Margaret, and her brothers Frank and Jim. Jim had no children, while Frank had a son named Neil. Margaret married Jack Morrison and they moved to Manchester, where they had two sons, Harry and Ian. Harry and Ian both remember Elizabeth Cobb as "Aunty Lizzie" and we have a couple of not-very-good photographs of her with Margaret and Frank as young children. I also have some photographs of the Cobb family, and one of Harry and Elizabeth's mother Margaret Ferguson.

I have had some luck tracing the Cobb family and would love to share my research with a cousin. I have sent you a pm with my home email address, and I would love to get in touch.

Thank you again for your reply, and I look forward to hearing from you.


Angus (Forfarshire) / Ballantine family, Liff
« on: Monday 14 July 08 13:14 BST (UK)  »

I'm trying to trace the Ballantine family after 1881. William BALLANTINE, born 10/3/1850 married Jane MCKENZIE in Caputh 2 Dec 1873. They had three daughters -  Agnes born 12/7/1875, Helen born 6/3/1876 and Ann born 5/11/1879. In 1881 the family are living in Liff, Angus at 160 Liff Road with Jane's brother John and sister Agnes.

After 1881 all seven of them disappear - I'm assuming they emigrated but I'm not sure where to. If anyone has any information I'd be very grateful!

South Africa / Cobb family, Cape Town
« on: Monday 14 July 08 11:18 BST (UK)  »

I'm trying to trace my Cobb relatives who I know were living in Cape Town, South Africa during the 1950s. My great-grandfather's brother, ANDREW SOUTAR COBB, born Perthshire, Scotland 28 Feb 1880 emigrated to South africa some time after 1901 (He's on the 1901 census in Coupar Angus, Perthshire). In 1959 my great grandmother recieved a letter (which I have) from JACK COBB, who was born in Cape Town in 1909. In the letter he mentions seven siblings - BRIDGET, DORIS, IRIS, MARGARET, STELLA, WINIFRID and ALBERT. Albert was apparently born in 1915 but there are no birth dates for the girls. All were living in 1959 and several were apparently married with children. Jack mentions working for Woolworths in Cape Town.

I'd love to hear from anyone who knows anything of the family, or can help me find more details.


Aberdeenshire / Re: Kirk sessions, Forgue
« on: Monday 28 January 08 07:58 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Cattie,

That would be great - thank you! What information would you need? If you let me know I'll pm you with it.

The book sounds fascinating - best of luck with it. I'll keep an eye out for it.


Angus (Forfarshire) / Re: Mr Carnegie, Lower?
« on: Friday 11 January 08 12:00 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks Jim -  that's fantastic. :D I wondered if it might be an arcane spelling when I saw it. I see there are lots of records in the National Archives about the Carnegies, so perhaps I'll be able to find a mention of David and Mary there.

Angus (Forfarshire) / Mr Carnegie, Lower?
« on: Thursday 10 January 08 13:10 GMT (UK)  »
Hello all - I wonder if anyone can help me with another little mystery, or at least point me in the right direction!

I've got a OPR marriage record from 1791 in Forfar for David Scott and Mary Davidson, in which they're described as "Servants to Mr Carnegie of Lower." I'm wondering if there's anyway of finding out who Mr Carnegie was and where Lower was. Presumably if he could afford to employ two servants he had a bob or two, but I can't find mention of a farm or estate called Lower anywhere.

Has anyone else come across this mysterious chap?

Angus (Forfarshire) / Re: Drumclune?
« on: Thursday 10 January 08 13:05 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you Isles  :) I'll go check the HER and see if it's mentioned at all. At least  know where it is now!

Aberdeenshire / Kirk sessions, Forgue
« on: Thursday 10 January 08 13:03 GMT (UK)  »
Hello all,

I'm quite interested in getting a look at the Kirk Sessions from Forgue for 1833-5. My great great grandfather was born there, to George Morrison and Jessie Taylor, and the OPR baptism says both were unmarried. I've been told there might be a reprimand or mention of it in the Kirk Sessions, but I don't know where to get hold of these.

I emailed the National Archives in Edinburgh, but they said I would have to go and look myself. Being in Devon that's quite a challenge! ::)

Any ideas?

Angus (Forfarshire) / Drumclune?
« on: Tuesday 08 January 08 10:15 GMT (UK)  »
Hello all,

Can anyone tell me anything about a hamlet or village called Drumclune in Kirriemuir? I believe my great great grandfather rented a farm there in the 1860s.

I've managed to find it on the map I think but I just wondered if there was any other information out there - such as who owned it, whether it's still there and so on.


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