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Renfrewshire / Re: Register of Marriage Neilston
« on: Friday 24 June 22 17:58 BST (UK)  »
Statutory registration of marriage began in 1855 in Scotland. Prior to that, any record will be in the parish registers. Not all marriages were recorded and not every register has survived.

What is found in a parish marriage register varies considerably.

Most commonly it is the contract, i.e. when the couple went to the session clerk and said they intended to marry. Sometimes only their names are recorded, sometimes there is extra information.

In earlier times "pledges" were recorded. This was a sum of money paid by each member of the couple. If the marriage went ahead within forty days with no scandal attached to it, the pledges were returned.

Sometimes the register records the fact that banns were read, occasionally giving the date of each reading.

Sometimes the register adds the fact that the couple did marry and gives the date of the ceremony.

15th May 1847 was a Saturday.

Banffshire / Re: Geddes, Grant, Clark
« on: Thursday 23 June 22 15:15 BST (UK)  »
It's not going to help with your dilemma, but Margaret Clark was one of several women"delated as with child" before the Deskford kirk session on 24-10-1841. She was called, but did not appear on 3-11-1841. On 21-11-1841 Alexander Geddes and Margaret Clark appeared before the session and confessed. She was referred to the Presbytery of Fordyce as it was a trelapse to her. Later they are given biblical texts to study and are eventually absolved on 16-12-1841.

The testament dative and Inventare of the goodis gear debtis and soumes of money
Q(uhi)lkis [= which] perteinit to umq(uhi)lls Andro William Johne and Jonet Clarks bairns Lawfull
to umq(uhi)ll Andro Clark of wester moffat within the parochine of Bartrumshottts the tyme
of ther deceasses q(uhi)lk wes in the moneth of Januarij and ffebr(uar)ij 1669 years and in the
                                                                                                                           moneth of
marche & May 1670 years ffaithfullie made and givin vp be Jonet and Issobell Clarks father
sisters to the defuncts & nearest of kine to them & ex(ecuto)rs datives surrogat In place of Mr
Johne Livingstoune Pro(curato)r fiscall of the com(missa)riat of glasgow who is ex(ecuto)r dative
                                                                                                                           decernit to the
s(ai)d defuncts goodis gear and debtis Be decreit of the commissar of glasgow upon
the ffourt day of Junij 1670 years As the samein [= same] bears

Argyllshire / Re: robert Campbell
« on: Saturday 18 June 22 09:19 BST (UK)  »
It would be helpful to know where you found the information which you do have.

Aberdeenshire / Re: James John Paterson
« on: Tuesday 14 June 22 20:07 BST (UK)  »
Buchan Observer, 7-1-1913:

PATERSON - SELBIE. - At Station Buffet, Ellon, on the
3rd January by the Rev. Robert Paterson, U.F.,
minister, Savoch, James Henry Paterson, Peterhead,
to Annie, adopted daughter of Mr and Mrs John
Selbie, Mosside, Annochie, Auchnagatt.

Aberdeen Daily Journal, 3-3-1914:

PATERSON. - At 8 Rose Street, Peterhead, on 1st
March, Annie Selbie, wife of James Henry Paterson,
Pearl Assurance Coy. Deeply Regretted.
Press & Journal, 29-8-1983:

Peacefully, at Aberdeen
Royal Infirmary, on Friday
August 26, 1983, Belinda
Margaret Scott, aged 56 years,
beloved wife of James G*
Paterson, Colwyn,
Nethermuir Road, Maud.
Funeral private. No callers
and no letters please.

* the notice says G instead of J

Press & Journal, 12-9-1995:

Suddenly, at Kirkburn
Court, Peterhead, on
September 11, 1995,
James John Paterson,
aged 81 years, beloved
husband of the late
Belinda Margaret Scott
(Formerly of Nethermuir
Road, Maud), a dear dad
of Gordon, Belinda and
James and a much loved
granda. Funeral arrange-
ments later.

Family History Beginners Board / Re: Trying to find a photograph of Joseph hird
« on: Saturday 11 June 22 00:01 BST (UK)  »
The newspaper would have borrowed the photograph from the family and returned it to them afterwards.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Help deciphering marriage note
« on: Friday 10 June 22 00:30 BST (UK)  »
From the minutes of Denny kirk session:

            Denny March 5th 1792
The Session met and Constituted Apeared John
Gray and Isobel Brown and Acknowledged that they
were clandestandly married at Denny the 25th May
1791 and being sutably exorted and rebucked were
absolved from the scandal and they also payed their fine.

Aberdeenshire / Re: Turner Hall - Ellon
« on: Tuesday 07 June 22 09:29 BST (UK)  »
Looking at the index of deaths on ScotlandsPeople, the maiden name of the mother of the George "Brichen" whose death was registered in Ellon in 1881, aged 84, was "Adams".

The index also shows a marriage for George "Brichen" and Margaret "Adam" recorded in Ellon on 15-4-1786. They must have come from different parishes, as there is also a record for George "Brechin" and Margaret "Adam" in Chapel of Garioch, Aberdeenshire, on 4-5-1786. The dates differ depending on what is recorded - the initial intention to marry, the reading of banns, or the marriage itself.

Aberdeenshire / Re: Turner Hall - Ellon
« on: Monday 06 June 22 18:22 BST (UK)  »
A stone in the old kirkyard at Ellon has the inscription:

Erected by his widow in memory of her husband George Brichen late land steward Turnerhall who died at Kinharrachy 17th January 1881 aged 84 years. Also his wife Jane Todd who died 5th Dec. 1909 aged 86 years.

James Godsman, in his book on Ellon, lists amongst the tenants of East Kinharrachie, "Robert Breichen, 1740-1797, and his brother, Dr. George Breichen, 1744-1821."

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