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Lanarkshire / Re: Old Dalbeth Cemetery, Tollcross , Glasgow
« on: Thursday 17 January 19 18:09 GMT (UK)  »
Glad to see you made it, always disappointing when no headstone though.


Lanarkshire / Re: Old Dalbeth Cemetery, Tollcross , Glasgow
« on: Saturday 22 December 18 20:12 GMT (UK)  »
Hope you find something on your visit. By the way your 'map' doesn't look familiar at all?


Lanarkshire / Re: Old Dalbeth Cemetery, Tollcross , Glasgow
« on: Saturday 22 December 18 19:49 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Sharon
If it's St Peter's then here is a map I put together some time ago. Section 16 is easy to find as all sections are well signed. Follow the main path/road from main gate round to the right of the office then just keep going, sec 16 on right about half way down. I would expect lair to be somewhere in the middle of the sect. If they are around staff are very helpful in locating lair with you. Hope this helps.


Australia / Re: James BELL, b1898 Queensland?
« on: Friday 02 November 18 10:58 GMT (UK)  »
many thanks to all who have helped so far, lot's of info to go on. Our man seems to have left quite a trail behind him one way or another. Still couple of questions:

Has a death date been found, poss 1953 looking at jamjar's notes.
Did he ever marry Marion Hilda Mitchell, again jamjar find.

Shall be continuing research here in Glasgow next week to uncover more about this guy.


Australia / Re: James BELL, b1898 Queensland?
« on: Wednesday 31 October 18 11:02 GMT (UK)  »
wow, what a can of worms I seem to have opened. I haven't read all the links yet but can't wait to get to them.
The document I have is the marriage cert mentioned by mathewj64. A bigamous marriage to Jessie Gorman. At the time Jessie was married to my grandad, who was in the Merchant Navy but away on a voyage. When he came back he found Jessie had 'married' James Bell and had an illegitamate child. My grandad 'remarried' my grandma, bigamously as it happened. Couple of years later both he and Jessie got 3 months in prison for bigamy. Jessie seems to have been quite a character from what I know of her so far, so the story doesn't end there. I did find a clue to the name Kyle, but didn't make sense at time.
Needless to say my grandma never forgave grandad, although she spent the rest of her life with him.
cheers all

Australia / Re: James BELL, b1898 Queensland?
« on: Tuesday 30 October 18 12:04 GMT (UK)  »
No service number mentioned in document I have, just 'Electrical Engineer, Private, 15th Batt, AIF'.  On the Scottish doc I have dated 1918, gives age as 20, he gives his usual address as Queensland (presently at Sutton Very, England). Possibly the location of his regiment before he came to Scotland?

Australia / James BELL, b1898 Queensland?
« on: Tuesday 30 October 18 09:29 GMT (UK)  »
Looking for info on James BELL, b 1898 possibly Queensland. Gave his parents as John Bell, painter/Jane Bell (Stewart). James served with the 15th Batt Australian Imperial Force and was in Scotland around 1918. Would love to trace his movements to complete my research on extended family.

cheers in advance

Midlothian / Re: Murder in Edinburgh
« on: Tuesday 24 April 18 18:52 BST (UK)  »
If maddys52 is correct and this is the case, Allan Wales, then you can view the case files held in National Records Scotland. If I remember correctly you have to go in person to view records, or get some kind person who is going to look for you. There are two entries for this case.

also mentioed in Execution referred to in Alex F Young 'The Encyclopaedia of Scottish Executions, 1750-1963', (1998), p.138.


Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Illigitimate birth and DNA results
« on: Sunday 14 January 18 14:07 GMT (UK)  »
Confused about the answer! I have a birth of G/father around 1875 in Ireland. His mother died at childbirth and he was raised by an aunt. There was no father registered on birth cert. So the question is: will I be able to trace a line further back, and how far if there is no G/Gfather regisitered? I have tested and results were R-M269.


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