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Lanarkshire / Re: Agnes Brogan - florist in Glasgow
« on: Saturday 04 May 19 15:49 BST (UK)  »
Hi Andy, how very kind of you to reply.  I did eventually discover where my link to Agnes Brogan was. Brogan was her married name, and she married my grandfather's cousin, rather than she herself being his cousin.
Thank you so much for posting your memories of her. A little background always means such a lot in fleshing out the bare details.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Help with an address in Edinburgh please
« on: Wednesday 05 March 14 18:02 GMT (UK)  »
I can't believe I didn't find that when I looked for it! How embarrassing.
Many thanks to you all. You have even found a photo.  ;D

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Help with an address in Edinburgh please
« on: Wednesday 05 March 14 15:02 GMT (UK)  »
I am trying to read the address where an ancestor was living in Edinburgh when he married in 1864. I take it to be No 17 H??? Close, Pleasance, Edinburgh.

I can't see anything on a current map which fits the bill. I have had a look at some of the historic town plans on the NLS website, but drawn a blank.

Wondered if anyone here had any ideas.


Don't you just love it when things fall into place  :D

Isn't it fabulous?  ;D ;D

Lanarkshire / Re: St Peter's, Dalbeth_new map
« on: Tuesday 04 March 14 08:55 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you very much for the map ayrgenes. I have family in St Peter's Dalbeth myself, all in the areas of common ground. I must go back to see if there are any good photos of those areas to be had.
Very helpful map.


I just can't tell you how great it is to have that information. I have been sitting on that certificate for so long without realising it. At the weekend I went back to re-examine all my information along this line and realised there was this little snippet that I had missed at the time. It certainly puts John in some kind of framework which I have been lacking up until now.

Thank you very much indeed!


Thank you, thank you! This is so exciting! I would never have thought of "Retired".
Thanks so much for the info about The Bedford. The timing is absolutely fine - it was John Houston's son who was being married in 1864. It was his third marriage and he was 70.

John Houston is the one I am really looking for information on. I only have his name from his son's BMDs. I have no idea where John came from or where he ended up, so any information at all can potentially help.

Thanks very much everybody.


Thanks very much, both of you. R.N. was something I did not consider. John Houston is referred to elsewhere as a Seaman in the Royal Navy. Perhaps The Bedford could have been the name of his ship?

I am hoping for help with this marriage of an ancestor which took place in the St Andrews district of Edinburgh in 1864. In the column which lists the parents, I am trying to read the part in brackets after  "John Houston Seaman", and before "Deceased".

Any help would be appreciated.


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