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From Scotland's People I have what might be, the Baptism of my husband's 4th GGF, John Anderson 1776-1849, Selkirk.

The record reads:
George Anderson Baker and Agnes Henderson his spouse had a child baptised - John on 5 March 1776 - Basil Henderson, Flesher in Selkirk and John ANDISON, Present Dean of the Gild in Selkirk.

I presume Basil Henderson is somehow related to Agnes (her father was John) and John ANDISON could be ANDERSON, but why they would spell it differently on the same record is beyond me.  John ANDISON is noted as being 'Present Dean of the Gild in Selkirk'.

I'd be very interested in any information on any of the above named if you have access to relevant records you can access or point me in the direction of.

George and Agnes appear to have been married at St Cuthbert, Edinburgh:
7 July 1774
George Anderson, Baker Selkirk and Agnes Henderson Resident at (image is very clear and looks like) Burron Loch.  Lawful daughter of John, Divisional Portioner, Selkirk.
ADDED: Witnesses James Aikman, Mason Portoburgh (presumably Portobello?) and John Elliot, Mason, Nicholson's Park.

No idea if where Agnes is 'Residing' is near Selkirk or Edinburgh.

I haven't yet started to research other siblings of John, or any deaths of those named above (other than John in 1890).

John married Jane (Jean) Dobson in 1804.  The first child recorded I can find is George in 1815-1890.  I can find 3 further girls but nothing prior to George.  John was a Mason.

All help/direction appreciated and I'm happy to purchase records if they look relevant.

I'm sorry but I don't have the facility to put up a snip of the records at the moment.

Thanks in advance, Kit

The Common Room / British Newspaper Archive - offer of free access?
« on: Friday 08 April 22 16:50 BST (UK)  »
I no longer subscribe to Find my Past which I understand had some access to BNA?  On a recent post someone mentioned I could access 3 free searches.  I downloaded 2 yesterday and I've had emails from them initially saying I still had 1 more free search.

I've now received an email from them saying I have free access on the Community Edition?

Clicking on various links I've found:

"Why do I have free access?
This library has subscribed to The British Newspaper Archive - Community Edition.

While you are within this library/authority premises, you will have unlimited access to the millions of scanned pages of newspapers that the British Newspaper Archive site holds.

To view pages from the archive, you'll need to register (for free) and be signed in to the service.

All the articles you view will be kept in your Saved area – it’s your personal area in which to store and organise your favourite articles. Here you can create folders for different articles and categorise them however you like – the beauty of "Saved" is that you can make it whatever you want. You can also add notes to any of your articles to record your thoughts and track your progress.

Please see our Getting Started page for useful advice on searching.

We hope you enjoy searching The Archive.
The British Newspaper Archive team"

Anyone else access free access this way?  They don't have my financial details so can't charge me for searching.  I'm just a bit suspicious as I know other people pay a subscription?

EDIT: when it says 'this Library' I have not joined a library and they don't mention what that is.  I subscribe to National Records but only free access mainly for their maps.

cheers, Kit


I have found a Memorial Stone in Traquair Kirkyard via Find a Grave.  It shows that James Todd (husband's 2nd GGF) erected the stone to mark the burial/death of his father John Todd b. Newlands, Peeblesshire, 9 Jun 1831-9 Sept 1884.  James' daughter Margaret (Maggie) Susan is also on the memorial and it says:


There is a NewBall Burn just beside Traquair but could this accident have been more local to Edinburgh where John appears to have been a Grocer?  There is a Newhall Estate also close to Carlops.  His usual residence was 47 Cumberland Street, Edinburgh.  John would be my husband's 2 GG Uncle.

I have purchased the death cert for John but it is unreadable.  I can make out 9 September at Avenue Head, Traquair, usual address 47 Cumberland St, Edinburgh.  Someone else who has purchased it and provided a transcript on Ancestry says CoD "A shock to the nervous system after an accident"

I'm going to research this side further.  It appears that John's wife Anne Thom was still alive at that time so I wonder why John was buried at Traquair Kirkyard.  I know there are other sides of the Todd Family working at the House.

Is anyone in a position to look up newspaper articles?

Also, although I have a Worldwide Ancestry Account, I wondered if Chatters could advise what my best route would be to purchase suitable Newspaper access?  Mainly NW England/Scotland/Ireland and then those branches going overseas.

I'm sorry I can't post a crop of the DC but I've already spent over 2 hours trying and my patience has worn thin.

I can purchase Maggie Susan's DC if it was thought this might be helpful.  Also, would there have been an Inquiry of some sort following the deaths?

Thanks for any assistance, Kit

EDIT: I might have to rethink who the James was who erected the memorial stone.  However, the Maggie Susan who also died in 1884 has MMN Forrest, which IS my husbands GGM whose husband was a James.  I can pick up from an initial view of the Newspaper, John 1831-1884 had a son James who was a School Teacher in Peebles.  The DC has informant at James Todd, Peebles.  More research required on which James it was.

The Lighter Side / Time Team UK - You Tube - New Dig
« on: Friday 18 March 22 17:08 GMT (UK)  »

Not sure if this has been posted and also not sure how to share.  I subscribe to Facebook 'Time Team' and have just been alerted to a 'New Dig'

[The moment has arrived: Time Team's first new episode premiere –
and we've got three days to do it...

Starting tonight at 6pm (GMT) on the Time Team Official YouTube channel,
join us for our very special three-part weekend extravaganza:

Day One: Friday, 6pm (GMT)
Day Two: Saturday, 6pm (GMT)
Day Three: Sunday, 6pm (GMT)[/i]

Modified  - working from a tablet,  not sure if link will work

Hope those who are interested find this post and are able to watch.

Of course it won't be the same as before, but still interesting I hope.

Armed Forces / William Cooney b1873 attested 1894 South Lancs Regt - Regimental No 4622
« on: Saturday 18 December 21 17:21 GMT (UK)  »

Can anyone advise how I can see William's record?  Ancestry has alerted me to a record on their UK, Royal Hospital Chelsea Pensioner Soldier Service Records, 1760-1920.  Is there anywhere I can see the attestation papers online?

Many thanks, Kit

Midlothian / What happened to Andrew & Thomas Forrest after 1851?
« on: Sunday 28 November 21 16:43 GMT (UK)  »

I’m looking for the whereabouts of Andrew Forrest bap 1837 and his brother Thomas bap. 1839 in Glencross (Glencorse) Midlothian to William 1787-1839 and Janet Shaw c 1800 d. between 1861-1869, who married in 1824.  Other siblings are:

Christina bap 1826-1869 – Not married
John bap 1828-1873 – Married Margaret Craig
William bap 1833-? 1841c in Cauvin Hospital aged 8/1851 aged 18, 32 Greyfriars, Apprentice Bookseller?
Catherine bap 1835-1902 – Not married

1851 census (from SP) shows Andrew (13) & Thomas (12) Forrest born Glencross (Glencorse) as ‘Inmate Boys’ and ‘Receiving board & Education gratis’ at the Cauvin Hospital, Duddingston which now appears to have been converted into Sheltered housing.,+Edinburgh/@55.952199,-3.1464689,17.54z/data=!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x4887c7891f0af47b:0x915652d28cee8391!2sRegent+Rd,+Edinburgh+EH1+3DG!3b1!8m2!3d55.9536501!4d-3.1838955!3m4!1s0x4887b842c76b7cfb:0x5829d7a130945e61!8m2!3d55.9524806!4d-3.1461912

It can’t be long after the 1851c that Andrew & Thomas have to leave Cauvin, but I can’t seem to find any information on them in later census.  They are not direct ancestors, but I have an itch to find out what happened to them.  Any help would be gratefully received.

For General Info - Cauvin
There is quite a bit online about the founder Louis Cavin Jnr, Teacher of French and Farmer.  From the information online, Cauvin Hospital doesn’t appear to been just an Orphanage, but for the ‘maintenance and education of the sons of respectable teachers, Farmers, failing in business, Printers, Booksellers and the sons of industrious agricultural labourers.’

OS1/11/7/55 | ScotlandsPlaces

Edinburgh's oldest charity on 280 years of care | The Scotsman

Dean & Cauvin Young People's Trust, mother and baby placements, | Dean and Cauvin

Louis Cauvin Jr. (1754-1825) - Find A Grave Memorial

Many thanks, Kit

Edited to sort out the web links

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Help with James Glover on Death Cert 1855
« on: Saturday 03 July 21 16:39 BST (UK)  »
James is shown in some Ancestry trees as being born in Prescot, Lancashire with a father William and mother Sarah Standish.  However, his son John has named James' father as JOHN and it looks as if his place of birth might be PRESTON rather than Prescot.  Can anyone help as I know that ScotlandsPeople will not re-scan at the moment.

Also, can anyone decipher what is says as to 'How long in this district'.  He appears to have married 1810 in Stirling and to be born around 1774/5.

Thanks in advance. Kit

Lancashire / Help with William Glover born c1740 a Glazier who resided in Prescot
« on: Thursday 21 January 21 18:09 GMT (UK)  »
I hope someone can help me with a further enquiry about this Glover family, and I attach a link to a previous request.

Baptism: 28 May 1767 St Mary the Virgin, Prescot, Lancashire, England
Esther Glover - Dautr. of William Glover & Sarah
    Born: 16 May
    Abode: Prescot
    Occupation: Glazier
    Register: Baptisms 1766 - 1809, Page 5, Entry 37
    Source: LDS Film 1657583

If my 5th GGM Esther Glover is the one shown on LancsOPC as being born to William and Sarah Glover (possible MMN Standish) whom I guess would be born around 1740, I have gained the following details:

Marriage: 4 Apr 1763 St Mary the Virgin, Prescot, Lancashire, England
William Glover - Altringham
Sarah Standish - (X), Prescot
    Witness: William Parr; Wm. Banester
    Banns Read: 20 Mar 1763, 2nd: 27 Mar 1763, 3rd: 3 Apr 1763
    Married by Banns by: A Ashcroft Curate
    Register: Marriages by Banns 1754 - 1788, Page 67, Entry 266
    Source: LDS Film 1657584 item 8

It looks as if after having 7 children, Sarah died in 1776.

Burial: 13 Oct 1776 St Mary the Virgin, Prescot, Lancashire, England
Sarah Glover - Wife of Willm. Glover
    Abode: Prescot
    Occupation: Glaizer
    Register: Burials 1766 - 1809, Page 216, Entry 50
    Source: LDS Film 1657583

Children from LancsOPC
John Glover b. 1764-?
Esther Glover b. 1765-1766
Esther Glover b. 1767-? (possible 5th GGM)
Sarah Glover b. 1769-?
Mary Glover b. 1770-?
William Glover b. 1772-?
James Glover b. 1774-?

I wonder if anyone can find a re-marriage for William or provide thoughts on where I can search for further info on him or the children?

I’ve tried LancsOPC and Family Search with no luck.  I can see that there are various trees on Ancestry who have a different Esther as the child of this couple, and they could well be correct, it’s just a theory I’m exploring.  As my earlier post mentions, Esther possibly had 5 illegitimate children, amongst them a Sarah and a William, which is encouraging.

William Snr is noted as a Glazier and from Altrincham.  The marriage Banns on Ancestry, I think, show that he was son of William Glover from Bowden/Bowdon which was a village near Altrincham.  I didn’t find the record very easy to read.

Any advice would be much appreciated.  Also, I have no obvious DNA Matches yet.

Thanks in advance, Kit

Ireland / The Dúchas Project - Interesting Irish History Website
« on: Thursday 26 November 20 11:04 GMT (UK)  »
Came across this website by chance.  Found the folktales very interesting.


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