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"Willox the Warlock," a MacGregor, came from Kirkmichael so not far off. There's a book under that name.

Bests,
Skoosh.

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Fraser or vicEan duie vicConil vicRoy
« on: Wednesday 14 December 22 13:19 GMT (UK)  »
A boll of meal is a measure of oatmeal, old Scotch dry measure under 6 bushels, nothing to do with a bowl. ;D

Bests,
Skoosh.

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Heraldry Crests and Coats of Arms / Re: Help identifying crest / coat of arms
« on: Friday 09 December 22 14:28 GMT (UK)  »
Would that be the Herts or the Hibs supporters KG?  ;D

Skoosh.

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Heraldry Crests and Coats of Arms / Re: Help identifying crest / coat of arms
« on: Thursday 08 December 22 17:39 GMT (UK)  »
Edinburgh?

Skoosh.

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Scotland / Re: Marjorie Dunbar married to Lukas de Stirvelyng of Rathoran
« on: Wednesday 02 November 22 21:21 GMT (UK)  »
Strathearn? ???

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Northumberland / Re: Beginner's Guide to Body Snatching talk event- 13 Oct 2022
« on: Wednesday 12 October 22 13:53 BST (UK)  »
Well, are you sitting comfortably?

https://engole.info/burke-and-hare-murders/

Bests,
Skoosh. :o

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Northumberland / Re: Beginner's Guide to Body Snatching talk event- 13 Oct 2022
« on: Sunday 09 October 22 16:14 BST (UK)  »
I believe the technique for the grave robbing was digging a square hole to the head of the coffin, breaking the lid just enough to get at the corpse and pulling it out with hooks and ropes. Some were very skilled and left no trace as the grave was newly dug. In Scotland it was an offence to steal the grave clothes so they were left in the coffin.

Skoosh.

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Anent the surprises, "Its a wise bairn that kens his ain faither!" ;D

Skoosh.

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Northumberland / Re: Beginner's Guide to Body Snatching talk event- 13 Oct 2022
« on: Friday 07 October 22 12:19 BST (UK)  »
Poem from the time,

"Up the close and doon the stair, but & ben wi Burke & Hare,
Burke's the butcher, Hare's the thief, Knox the boy who buys the beef!"

Professor Knox.

Skoosh.

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