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Messages - marcie dean

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Argyllshire / Re: Cambells, McTaggarts of Argyll
« on: Tuesday 22 February 22 23:52 GMT (UK)  »
now also looking for a connection between my family of o'may and smith and the campbells as my carer is a campbell

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The Common Room / Re: An ancestor's moment you'd like to have witnessed?
« on: Tuesday 22 February 22 21:26 GMT (UK)  »
when my grt grandfather met with levison -gower and refuse him his wish to have john accept being his grandson and accept what would have been his inheritance as his grandson being left in debt for all of his life through non-payment death duty taxes which would have forever and a day efected the whole of our family for decades to come.

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Europe / Re: Loquet
« on: Saturday 19 February 22 18:26 GMT (UK)  »
I should have said that the family were farmers and locksmiths and when he went up upto durham we think Jacob who we think was his brother stood in as bestman after the marriage they returned  to Belgium but lily was pregnant when the 2nd ww started so they got themselves out of there and came to england where Albert was born, he could not fight because he suffered from colour blindness; but he was a draughtsman and an engineer, he designed the choc/tow bar for the spitfires to be towed out onto the runway before taking off and the carriage for the bombs for the hurricanes to be taken up inside the bodies of the hurricane and was involved with the light seaplanes and manufacture of the parts that the germans were informed were tractor parts that were being shipped out to malta which in fact were aircraft replacement parts but did they know it so we could come up behind them.
but in barrys family as in mine we both have browns mine were from scotland his were in portsmouth but when I was about four years old i and my mum went to stay with a lady my grandad said was his cousin her name was violet brown, her husband was stationed at Hasler so this would have been1957 I was born in 53 he was in the naval military police and they had an alsation called kigi I fell down the stairs he came to check me over allowed me to place my arms around his neck and took me into the kitchen crying my eyes out and placed me gently on the kitchen floor, not sure but Agnes may have been her mother's name what I would love to trace is the connection, if there is one between the two brown families my great gran was a brown her father was robert brown she was marjory and she had agnes and lily were her daughters and one but she and they are usually named after family members.
this lady my grandad's cousin was violet whether she married a brown or was a brown herself I do not know nor how to find out now that Hasler has been closed and everything moved to portsmouth naval basesince 1968 i dont know who to ask any ideas or help would be appreciated.

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World War One / my grt grandad john laidlaw
« on: Saturday 19 February 22 17:19 GMT (UK)  »
when he was approx, 2 yrs old he was in the 18th hussarhs and was seconded to the imperial calvary of india to defend the lives of the rajhand hiswife  dont know how to name her or even pretend to know how to spell it, funnily enough levisongower was there as well dont know hy but asumr it was a on diplomatic government business. and our family tied up with the controversey over that family never resolved and not likely to be.the gentleman that i used to talk to about genealogy was the genealogist for all the islands and is probably dead some years back
at some time he came home aged now 32 met my great gran marjory got her pregnant married her and their first son was borne called john walker Laidlaw not john brown laidlaw which is a little strange.
anyway, on the first anniversary of their marriage they found their firstborn dead in his cot.
after that john was called away to go into battle again this time it was in the boer war in swaziland?

during his absence his daughter, my grt aunt marjory died of consumption and as depicted in the film the zulus or whatever it was actually called there were hardly any officers left alive most were either dead or dying he left the field of battle and headed home to be with his wife and family in the film Michael Caine was seen talking to the Sargeant major who was slowly dying and made him promise to get more troops to come out and help get the wounded home or at least try to save their lives,(for both campaigns he was awarded the rose and bar for gallantry or bravery; my question is
 which route would you take to get from swaziland back to scotland and his horse could not have survived such a journey would it?. I would love to have a map of the  route if one such thing exists of HIS actual route when he returned by then he was 45 or thereabouts he tried signing up again for the first world war, but they told him that he was too ill to fight they suggested,try home duties but even they said that he was too ill he was sent to victoria hospital in Glasgow where he died on the 3rd april 1923 he had been suffering with sleeping sickness he was entombed and placed in rosemount cemetary ,i only hope that he was actually dead not just suffering a bout of sleeping sickness

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Lanarkshire / Re: Muriel May Smith/Hamilton
« on: Saturday 19 February 22 16:44 GMT (UK)  »
Muriel Muirina Kirkwood Smith married James Hamilton, the son of James Hamilton and Robina Campbell.  Muriel and James Hamilton had they must have had more than three there eldest son was christopher3 children:Ena C. m. McKinnell; Jennifer; James Stanley Hamilton m. Joyce Lilian Jacob, 02 April 1955,Wycliffe Baptist Church, Reading, Berkshire, England.
James and Joyce immigrated to Queensland, Australia in 1967.  They both died 03 Jan. 2006 and are buried in the Drayton and Toowoomba Cemetery, Toowoomba, Qld, Aust.  They had 4 children [male, female, male, male] all born in England. I am married to the eldest.
Janet
JANET HER NAME WAS THE SAME AS MY GRT GRAN JANET MURIEL O'MAY SMITH HER MOTHER WAS AN janetO'MAYMARRIED TO ALEXANDER SMITH I HAVE COUSINS IN LIVERPOOL AND NEWCASTLE FROM HUGH SMITH WHO WAS EITHER ALEXANDERS FATHER OR GRANDFATHER
IT WAS THEIR ELDEST SON CHRISTOPHER WHO SUFFERED A PSYCHOTIC EPISODE AND KILLED BOTH HIS PARENTS THE OTHERS MARRIED AND RAISED CHILDREN OF THEIR OWN BUT I UNDERSTOOD THAT CHRISTOPHER ON HIS ARRIVAL IN AUSTRALIA WAS TAKEN AWAY AND PLACED INTO AN INSTITUTION NEVER TO BE RELEASED; MAYBE YOU COULD CHECKuP  ON THAT ANY NEWSPAPER CUTTINGS YOU COME ACROSS WOULD BE OF USE TO ME THANKYOU

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The Common Room / Re: I can't login to MyHeritage.
« on: Sunday 05 December 21 18:05 GMT (UK)  »
a fire hydrant is an american epression for when there is a fire the fire fighters come along and attach their hoses to it to help fight the fire
marcie have a good christmas and give up paying those companies loads of money for info on your family there are cheaper options if you know where to look such dare i say it rroootschat.com

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London & Middlesex Lookup Requests / Re: Critchfield/Evans Marriage
« on: Sunday 19 January 20 23:40 GMT (UK)  »
so easy to do ive done it myself several times lol but i use the fault that I've suffered a stroke to excuse myself lol

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Ireland / Re: Irish Potato Famine
« on: Sunday 19 January 20 22:48 GMT (UK)  »
Watching a nature program about one of the South American countries, can't quite remember it was a long time ago but the part about potatoes stuck in my mind, because the potato can cross breed it is always creating new varieties so at all times there are varieties that will not be affected by the blight conditions at any given time so in their natural environment blight isn't a major problem more a localised issue.
it doesnt seem thankgod to progress further than potatoes doesnt infect other rooted vegetables or cross over to sweet potatoes so why doesnt someone look into why that is and see if there is something about sweet potatoes that blight doesn like and crossbreed them to decrease the liklihoood of it ever happening again?

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Ireland / Re: Irish Potato Famine
« on: Thursday 16 January 20 22:28 GMT (UK)  »
my hugh smith lost his wife and 5 children to this and the disease that followed never so fa found out his late wifes name nor those of his children or what happened to any remaining children and what their names were either can anyone help with this because karen mob me and Carrter would be interested i am sure as we are all related to smith in Ireland and scotlandand
 karenmob if you wish when I go to Ireland in february I wil check records at registry house in Dublin see what I can find out send me a pm.if you wish me to check this westmeath is where they had a irish whiskydistilllery like the one they had in campbelltown in argyll in scotland  they manufacture morning dew i bought some for my husband year before last and i dont een think he has as yet tried it and now i know why same with a lot of other things that have happened over the last 5yrs.

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