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Lanarkshire / Re: Brownlee at Headless cross farm
« on: Saturday 30 April 22 19:39 BST (UK)  »
The link below takes you to the page in the 1797-98 Farm Horse Tax Rolls showing "James Brounlie Headlescorss" paying 6/- tax on three horses.

The link below takes you to a description of the farm in the 1858-61 Ordnance Survey Name Book.

Banffshire / Re: GEORGE JOHNSTON, 1799-1880, parents
« on: Friday 29 April 22 20:17 BST (UK)  »
When he was awarded his B.D. degree from Cambridge in 1839 he was already headmaster of Barnstaple Grammar School.

His name appears in the list of M.A. graduates from King's College, Aberdeen, in March 1819. He is from Banff(/shire), but unfortunately the entry does not mention his parents. The footnote does refer to his B.D. and being at Barnstaple.

London Evening Standard 10-2-1880:

JOHNSTON, - Feb. 7, at Kidlington, near Oxford, the Rev.
George Johnston, B.D., late vicar of Whitchurch, S. Devon,
and formerly of Barnstaple, N. Devon, aged 81.

Other newspapers add details about him having been headmaster at Barnstaple and dying at the residence of his son, Rev. J. O. Johnston.

Aberdeenshire / Re: JAMES BUCHAN, St Coombs, 1921, WW1
« on: Friday 29 April 22 15:30 BST (UK)  »
The spelling is usually St Combs. It is in the parish of Lonmay, and was/is full of Buchans.

I can't find a funeral notice for James in the newspapers, and looking at Deceased Online does not show details for a James Buchan buried in Aberdeenshire in 1921.

The Fraserburgh Herald of 28-3-1916 lists St Combs men given conditional exemption from service and includes "James Buchan, 7 Charleston, St Combs".

The Fraserburgh Herald of 15-6-1915 lists St Combs men doing naval service. 36 were Buchans, including three from 7 Charleston: William Buchan (a captain in the patrol service), Andrew Buchan, and William Buchan junior.

Banffshire / Re: Keith War Memorial
« on: Thursday 28 April 22 21:23 BST (UK)  »
Marriage on Scotland's People
John Scott
Margaret Jane Cruickshank
1922 Keith ref 159/55

Looks like he married Margaret's sister as she was also from Keith   she died 1975


Libindx says they married at the Commercial Hotel, Keith, 15-11-1922.

Armed Forces / Re: Name of Ship to India
« on: Thursday 28 April 22 20:43 BST (UK)  »
You have the dates of departure and arrival. The Manitou was in Port Said on 15th November.

Banffshire / Re: Keith War Memorial
« on: Thursday 28 April 22 16:00 BST (UK)  »
The James Scott was a lieutenant in the 6th Gordon Highlanders. Born 16-12-1890, enlisted March 1915, mentioned in dispatches 1-1-1916, killed in action (France and Flanders) 25-9-1915 and commemorated on the Loos Memorial.

Son of James & Ann Scott, Tarrycroys, Keith. Educated Keith Grammar School/Aberdeen University. Worked at Tarrycroys and Mortlach School.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Help with reading year in will
« on: Thursday 28 April 22 12:56 BST (UK)  »
It is May. Compare the ay at the end of the word with the ay at he end of "day" just before it.

Midlothian / Re: Meaning of entry in Edinburgh register of Marriages
« on: Wednesday 27 April 22 21:10 BST (UK)  »
Is Hugh Macdonald's wife named on the entries for the baptisms of their children?

Is there a burial record for her, which would give her maiden surname?

Midlothian / Re: Meaning of entry in Edinburgh register of Marriages
« on: Wednesday 27 April 22 08:44 BST (UK)  »
It might be worth looking in the minutes of the kirk session to see if there is any passing mention there.

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