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Moray (Elginshire) / Re: Look up - Memorial Stone at Rothes Old Churchyard - WATSON
« on: Sunday 22 January 23 18:09 GMT (UK)  »
From the index, I can work out the following which may be of help to someone researching the same family.  However, I'm not sure who the memorial was initially for, but maybe William Watson who was 'Postmaster and Inspector of the Poor' 1825-1894.

1861 - Alexander Watson 1850 - 1861 (parents William and Isabella Forbes) d. Rothes
1866 - James Watson  1846-1866 (parents William and Isabella Forbes) d. Rothes
1877 - Annie Watson - 1834-1877 (parents James and Janet Anderson) d. New Zealand
1882 - Isabella Forbes (Watson) 1824-1882 (husband William Watson 1825-1894) d. Station Cottage, Rothes
1897 - Jessie Watson (m. John Dawson) 1857-1897 (parents William and Isabella Forbes) d. Buckie
1894 - William Watson 1825-1894 (parents James and Janet Anderson) d. Rothes
1906 - Eliza Watson - 1836-1906 (parents James and Janet Anderson) d. 56 New Street, Rothes
1920 - George Gray Watson 1861-1920 (parents William and Isabella Forbes) d. Greenock (Husband of my husband's GGM Helen Taylor Edgar 1871-1928)


Moray (Elginshire) / Re: Look up - Memorial Stone at Rothes Old Churchyard - WATSON
« on: Sunday 22 January 23 17:10 GMT (UK)  »
Ah, thanks again Forfarian.


Hi Chatters,

At Rothes Old Churchyard there is a memorial stone which mentions an Annie Watson 25 Apr 1834-31 May 1877 (she appears to have died in New Zealand).  The MS isn't really that clear and I wondered if anyone would be able to have a look on their next visit and let me know who else is mentioned?  It's really just idle curiosity, but I'd like to fill in the blanks on that side, as years ago, I had started.  I know her parents were James Watson and Janet Anderson and she had 8 siblings.

Here is the 'Find a Grave' link -

Any help would be appreciated.


Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: census occupations
« on: Sunday 15 January 23 23:28 GMT (UK)  »
I'll give it a go:
2- Arthur son aged 30 Barman, Cellar man
3 - Emma daur aged 31 Housemaid (Inn)
4 - Kate daur aged 21 Cook (Domestic?)
5 - James son aged 19 (not sure but looks very similar to brother Arthur, so some sort of Cellar man?)
6 - Lizzie daur Housemaid (Inn)

However, could easily be wrong.


The Common Room / Re: Permission to Marry
« on: Friday 13 January 23 15:14 GMT (UK)  »
LM, they certainly can now with all these filters on social media and the Kardashian look.  Fillers, eyebrows, eyelashes, lip fillers, nose jobs, boob jobs ............ need I go on.  They have a lot to answer for in this modern world.  However in 1900, it sounds like a bit of a stretch.

When I married in 1988 (at the age of 28), both my husband and I were British Army.  My husband still asked his Commanding Officer for permission to marry (or maybe that's just because he's old school).  I didn't!!


The Lighter Side / 135 year old Message in a Whisky Bottle
« on: Saturday 07 January 23 15:42 GMT (UK)  »
Can't see that anyone else has posted.


Banffshire / Re: Walter Joass, Gamrie Banff
« on: Tuesday 13 December 22 18:19 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Alan, it's my husband's side and yes, he has his DNA on Ancestry, uploaded to My Heritage and GedMatch too.

Still work full-time, so fitting research in when I can (part of me would like to take retirement, but I enjoy my job).  Slow process.  I've just purchased a number of records from SP and taken info from their 'search results' as well, for those not direct ancestors to fill out the Ancestry Tree.

PM me if you want more detail on our tree or anything else.

Best, Kit (in a snowy and cold/frosty south of Edinburgh, Scotland)

Banffshire / Re: Walter Joass, Gamrie Banff
« on: Tuesday 13 December 22 17:50 GMT (UK)  »
I've purchased the 'Will' of William who died a Burnside in 1847.  He mentions son Alexander to whom he gives the remainder of the lease to the Farm at Burnside.  His other son George, who also gets the remainder of the lease to Cowsmill Farm.  Gifts of 50 go to daughter Helen (married to John Lumsden, Executor) and daughter Isabella (married to George Ritchie, Wheel Wright).  Also Isabella and George's daughter, Agnes the amount of 20 and her Grandmother's (Isabella) wardrobe for her 'drawer'.  At least, that's how I read it.

I know it isn't about Walter, but thought I'd share.  I've seen the other thread regarding Alexander Joass and Helen Ross.


Banffshire / Re: mid 1800 census addresses in Gamrie
« on: Monday 12 December 22 16:19 GMT (UK)  »
Forfarian - your photos and info are always most welcome.  You do like to get about and I for one, really appreciate you being there and recording the locations we can't always access ourselves.  I'm lucky that I'm in Scotland, but others benefit far more than I.

Thanks so much.


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