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London and Middlesex / Re: Isabella Tweedy
« on: Wednesday 19 August 20 22:36 BST (UK)  »
Thank you very much jonw65.
That is her.  She lived at No. 8 Heneage Street.  I just couldn't find her anywhere...
With kindest regards,

London and Middlesex / Re: Isabella Tweedy
« on: Wednesday 19 August 20 12:44 BST (UK)  »
Thank you Crumblie but I thought that she might have been buried with her husband, considering that they were Wesleyans and the their burial ground continued long after Isabella died. 

I was thinking that if she died of cholera she might have been buried elsewhere - as if she had the plague.  What do you think? Could that be a possibility?

London and Middlesex / Isabella Tweedy
« on: Wednesday 19 August 20 10:29 BST (UK)  »
I am trying to locate a burial record for my ancestress Isabella Tweedy/Tweedie who died on the 19th of August 1854 at her home in Spitalfields. 

Her husband had died a few years earlier and was buried within the Wesleyan cemetery at New Road but I am fairly sure that she was not buried there.

The problem I think must lie in the fact that she died of the cholera and so I am thinking that maybe she was buried with other cholera victims somewhere else.  I read of cholera pits in other towns but can't find anything when it comes to London.

Is anyone able to assist me in this quest?

With kind regards,


Ross & Cromarty / Re: Ross and McKinnon
« on: Thursday 13 August 20 11:10 BST (UK)  »
Thank you Skoosh.

I'll take a look at that but I have a feeling they would not have been able to afford a gravestone.

With kindest regards,


Ross & Cromarty / Ross and McKinnon
« on: Thursday 13 August 20 08:07 BST (UK)  »
Good afternoon,

I am faced with a genealogical problem that I am not sure anyone can answer!

I have two ancestors: David Ross and Catherine McKinnon.  They were married in Edinburgh at Canongate in 1807.  He was a tailor.  Catherine was the daughter of Alexander McKinnon 'of Ross shire'

They lived in Edinburgh for a few years during with my ancestress Isabella was born (in 1808) but then they moved to Fearn, in Ross, where they had at least three more children: John (b.1813) Alexander (1816) and David (1820) and that's the last thing I know apart from the fact that he David senior is mentioned in Isabella's marriage in 1827 which took place in Edinburgh.  Later on Isabella and her husband moved to Fearn and later Kilmuir.

My question is how can I find out any more about David and Catherine.  I am guessing that it is so long ago, and there are so many people with the same name, that I will not find out. 

Is anyone able to prove me wrong?  ;)

With kindest regards,


Armed Forces / Re: A deciphering question
« on: Tuesday 11 August 20 10:21 BST (UK)  »
Well  that's very interesting Shaun.  Thank you.  A Matross - that's a new word for me too.  And the HEIC.  It's amazing because I have two other relatives (not linked to James Tweedy) who were in that company but in India rather than on St Helena.

Do you think the company records will give us details of his people and where he was born?  Or is that not really possible...

Armed Forces / A deciphering question
« on: Tuesday 11 August 20 04:14 BST (UK)  »
Good afternoon,
My ancestor James Tweedie/Tweedy was in the army.  He started receiving a pension 11 April 1827.  I am yet to find any possible records for him joining up (in Scotland) but plenty of records about his pension.
My reason for writing is that I cannot decipher the word that lists his rank.  I have attached a snippet to show you.  The first states 'corporal'.  The third is 'private'.  But what is the middle one?  I can't work it out but I am guessing that many will know.
With kind regards,

London & Middlesex Lookup Requests / Re: Beach girls and beach boys!
« on: Monday 10 August 20 11:43 BST (UK)  »
That is super exciting Wivenhoe.

Yes William Tristram Carver and Sarah Beach are my direct ancestors.  Lydia Beach must be another sister or at least a close relative.  I had not found that useful extra piece of information in my work.  That is something for me to look at when I am able to sign up to ancestry again.  I can tell you also that Thomas named his daughter Lydia too.  Thank you very much for his extra info to work on!

London & Middlesex Lookup Requests / Re: Beach girls and beach boys!
« on: Sunday 09 August 20 22:23 BST (UK)  »
Hello Wivenhoe,
That's a point I hadn't thought of.  I was presuming that he had not had the confidence to sign his name at that time.

Hello Igor,
Yes I have thought about that.  I also wonder if Rebecca was actually their mother having a second marriage.  I can't remember if it states that she is a spinster. in the marriage record

So many possibilities...

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