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Peeblesshire / Alexander Meek, Peebles, Handloom Weaver, Greenwich Pensioner.
« on: Friday 14 April 17 10:48 BST (UK)  »
Folks, trying to find the parents of this guy, b.about 1780, he was in the Royal Navy during the war & appears in the mention of an irregular marriage, 1811 at the baptism of their son Alexander an Episcopal Chapel in Edinburgh,

 The spouse is a Mary Mitchell from Peebles where they settle, I don't think he's from there although says he is in the 1861 census.  Biggiesknowe, Peebles, Alexander Meek, 82, widower, Greenwich pensioner, b. Peebles. His Death Cert' 28 July 1862 unfortunalely has his parents as unknown, registered by his grandson, also Alexander, so not surprising particularly if not a "Gutterbluid!"  Peebles native.
Any thoughts welcome.

The Lighter Side / A Wee Xmas Ghost Story
« on: Wednesday 21 December 16 21:46 GMT (UK)  »
The Mezzotint by M.R.James.


Scotland Resources / Scottish Legal Terms
« on: Tuesday 13 December 16 11:49 GMT (UK)  »
Brainwashed as we are, ad longum, by BBC drama & their "12 good men & true" on a jury etc', whereas a Scottish jury has 15. This glossary is a mine of info' on Scots law & legalese!


Peeblesshire / Alexander Meek, Peebles, Handloom Weaver, Greenwich Pensioner.
« on: Monday 22 August 16 12:41 BST (UK)  »
Folks,  this guy was born about 1780 in Peebles according to the census, how do I go about checking his service in the RN.


World War One / Life & Death in the Trenches.
« on: Monday 09 November 15 14:45 GMT (UK)  »
Dutch website, click on the pic's here,


West Lothian (Linlithgowshire) / Linlithgow Shoes & Shoemakers.
« on: Wednesday 04 November 15 22:38 GMT (UK)  »

Scotland / Correspondence of Dr William Cullen.
« on: Tuesday 23 June 15 17:49 BST (UK)  »
Fascinating letters from the latter half of the 18th century, the Cullen project includes over 5,000 letters concerning his position as head of the Edinburgh Medical School. Thousands of named persons from Dr Johnson to Royalty, Cullen's medical opinions were much sought after. Enjoy & check the index for family afflictions.


Ross & Cromarty / Fairburn, Urray, Estate Maps & Tenant List.
« on: Tuesday 26 May 15 21:08 BST (UK)  »
Folks,  Old estate maps for Fairburn & Stirling of Fairburn's Tenant List. Formerly the property of MacKenzie of Fairburn who were forfeit for participation in the '45. These Stirling's were connected to Stirling of Keir & Major David Stirling of the Long Range Desert Group & the MacKenzie's of Gairloch.

Lanarkshire / Charles Stewart, Glasgow Procurator Fiscal.
« on: Wednesday 01 April 15 13:57 BST (UK)  »
Folks, anybody know anything about this Writer, he was a Fiscal around 1820.


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