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Dumfriesshire / Re: Archibald Irving in Langholm
« on: Friday 29 August 14 23:18 BST (UK)  »
Have a look at

and put Archibald Irving into the Newspaper search - you might find some new information about the man there.


Dumfriesshire / Re: Burial grounds around Langholm
« on: Tuesday 04 March 14 11:24 GMT (UK)  »
Staplegordon Churchyard is reached by leaving Langholm on the Eskdalemuir road.

About 1km after the 30mph sign, there is a minor road dipping down to the right at the end of a wood. 

Take this narrow road and follow it (about 2km) crossing a metal bridge over the Esk.   After this bridge, park considerately, and walk to your left (heading N-W) through the farmyard. You’ll see a mound where Barntalloch castle once stood and the churchyard over to your right.

The uneven track can be muddy and wet: it is not wheel-chair friendly.

Dumfriesshire / Re: Thomas Scott of Cooms on headstone, Ewes Kirk
« on: Saturday 20 July 13 10:44 BST (UK)  »
There's a bit more about Cooms on the Langholm Archive site, unfortunately no photographs.


Scotland / Re: Cousins marrying in 1859
« on: Thursday 27 June 13 21:59 BST (UK)  »
Many thanks.  I had never seen that phrase before.


Scotland / Cousins marrying in 1859
« on: Thursday 27 June 13 21:08 BST (UK)  »
Could someone decipher, and perhaps explain, the entry on this marriage certificate from 1859 after "Spinster"?

I'm sure that the couple were cousins.

Many thanks


Roxburghshire / Re: Tournayholm location
« on: Tuesday 14 August 12 22:00 BST (UK)  »

Dumfriesshire / Re: Alexander Elliot
« on: Sunday 26 February 12 14:03 GMT (UK)  »
From Langholm Archive Centre's transcription of the Eskdale and Liddesdale Advertiser:
Death at Napier, New Zealand on 5 October 1877   
Henry Elliot, sheep farmer, formerly of Lymiecleuch, near Hawick

There's 12 records obtained by putting in "Henry Elliot" into the name box here:
but no hits for Janet.


Roxburghshire / Re: Beattie family in Hawick
« on: Monday 05 December 11 14:40 GMT (UK)  »
If it's of any interest or help, attached is a .rtf file of the Beatties mentioned in the book, Hawick and the War.  A while back I was looking at the Hawick connection - but didn't get anywhere.


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