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Lancashire / Re: HERCULES, All
« on: Tuesday 03 August 21 15:24 BST (UK)  »
Herculeson's in Scotland, most in Shetland. The bulk of Shetlanders went to sea, called North Sea Chinamen, Shetland was the last chance of finding spare crew for ships heading NW.

Bests,
Skoosh.

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The Common Room / Re: The Census Enumerator
« on: Tuesday 03 August 21 15:20 BST (UK)  »
 My ED in Glasgow was in the east-end, part of which was a travellers/show-peoples caravan park. The people were great and knew the script but the pack of dugs was something else. Phoned my gaffer and she said that shouldn't be mine as they had an enumerator who specialised in the canine prob's. ;D

Skoosh.

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The Common Room / Re: Common grave
« on: Monday 02 August 21 12:41 BST (UK)  »
In old cemeteries only a minority of the folk have a stone at all, many had wooden markers which vanished over time and in older kirkyards where many of the graves had fallen out of use, population pressure often saw the entire kirkyard cleared and remeasured and the new lairs sold off, digging a full depth grave inevitably disturbed layers of bones unconnected to the new occupant.
 Cemeteries in Glasgow often have areas of unmarked graves which were paid for by the Poor Inspector for the disposal of paupers (terrible word).
 It was the scandal of entrepreneurs packing victims of the cholera epidemics into pits which saw the opening of municipal cemeteries in the mid 1800's.

Bests,
Skoosh. 

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Lanarkshire / Re: Shettleston Old Parish Churchyard MIs
« on: Sunday 01 August 21 12:24 BST (UK)  »
David, the old burial ground still exists across from the Kirkhoose pub but I don't know how many stones are extant, these sites should be of help,

https://www.glasgowfamilyhistory.org.uk

https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/2715295/shettleston-old-churchyard

https://www.gwsfhs.org.uk

Bests,
Skoosh.

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Bain confessed he married Telford
« on: Friday 30 July 21 21:26 BST (UK)  »
Wear your mask! ;D

Skoosh.

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Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Re: Big Y testing
« on: Friday 30 July 21 10:17 BST (UK)  »
"William the Conqueror in his efforts to crush to crush rebellion in the north of England is said to have left not a single inhabited village between York and Durham, those who escaped death fled to the south of Scotland, which was so stocked with English , both men and maidens, that they were to be found in all the farm houses and even in the cottages!"

Simeon of Durham.

 They included many Flemings whose numbers in Scotland were augmented by many who settled following Henry II's expulsion of them from England in 1155. They made excellent settlers, many were craftsmen who developed, shipbuilding, weaving, glassmaking & agriculture etc.   The army of William the Lion had a large Flemish contingent and they played a prominent part in the Wars of Independence. John Crab the Flemish engineer was a thorn in the flesh of the English.

Black's Surnames.   

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Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / Re: Photograph of Sinclair in-laws
« on: Thursday 29 July 21 08:44 BST (UK)  »
They've been shooting hinds, so Winter ???

Bests,
Skoosh.

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Bain confessed he married Telford
« on: Wednesday 28 July 21 15:30 BST (UK)  »
"Cabar Feidh" Rena. ;D

Bests,
Skoosh.

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Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Re: Big Y testing
« on: Wednesday 28 July 21 08:58 BST (UK)  »
When the Normans harried the north much of the population fled into southern Scotland, including Margaret who married the king. It was said that there was not a farm but had an English servant.

Skoosh.

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