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Ayrshire / Re: McLarty Family Line, Argyle and Ayrshire
« on: Friday 03 August 18 13:32 BST (UK)  »
Hi Jean

I am descended from your James, sister, Marion and share the same interest in researching the McLarty’s.  So will therefore keep a close eye on this thread.

Best wishes (cousin)!


FH Documents and Artefacts / Re: Mid-Victorian Button ID
« on: Thursday 02 August 18 12:13 BST (UK)  »
Yes, I have googled an image of St James and think that you are onto something there.

So the 'O' could be 'Order'.

St James ... Order


Add, just noticed there is a definite shape on the hat which I think is a cockleshell which he is associated with wearing on his hat

FH Documents and Artefacts / Mid-Victorian Button ID
« on: Tuesday 31 July 18 10:07 BST (UK)  »
This mid 19th century button has the letters St (saint) J S O.

I thought it would be easy to find out what they stood for, but am struggling, any ideas gratefully received!


The Common Room / Re: German Poem ? (Translation help needed)
« on: Monday 09 July 18 16:15 BST (UK)  »
That's brilliant, thank you very much, as regards to the last line  :-X

One Name Studies: H to M / Re: McLarty family Ayrshire, Scotland
« on: Tuesday 03 July 18 14:15 BST (UK)  »
I see you have undertaken some research on the McLarty's in the US as well, I just saw the reply on the disappearing McLarty post first.  Nice to see our research matches, including the discovery of the presidential nomination, how cool is that!

I am descended from James sister Marion McLarty who married Anthony McCall and they owned a couple of bakeries in Ayr.  I believe one of James son's another Malcolm worked in the bakery, for his Aunt and Uncle.

Scotland / Re: The disappearing McLarty..
« on: Tuesday 03 July 18 14:11 BST (UK)  »
I dunno how you found that, but I am very impressed and pleased to make acquaintance with a distant cousin!  ;D

I have undertaken a lot of research on Malcolm and all of his sons in the US, two of them Samuel and David served in the Union Army.  Samuel was a captain and David was a prisoner in Andersonville.

Great to get the generation back another step, thanks for posting.

The Common Room / German Poem ? (Translation help needed)
« on: Tuesday 03 July 18 12:15 BST (UK)  »
I was recently given some old family docs and this was amongst them, which I think is very beautiful.
I would love to know what it says and have tried typing the words into a translator but several variations are coming up and its difficult to know which is the correct phrase etc.

If anyone fluent in German ever comes across this, would be v grateful for your interpretation.


Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: WW2 Service Record
« on: Wednesday 23 May 18 15:51 BST (UK)  »
Thank you, as he is a Scotsman who enjoys a tipple that is really going to make the family laugh!

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / WW2 Service Record
« on: Wednesday 23 May 18 15:16 BST (UK)  »

Please could anyone get the word that follows 'Honest and .... ' towards the end of the writing?

Thank you

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