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Orkney / Orkney Cog.
« on: Thursday 10 December 09 15:52 GMT (UK)  »
Calling All Orcadians, I picked up a Cog at the Car boot, the guy thought it was a planter! any ideas what the recipe is for this, thought I'd try it at Ne'erday!......Skoosh.

Ireland / Use of prefix, "county"?
« on: Tuesday 24 November 09 10:43 GMT (UK)  »
Folks, any ideas why the Irish counties are prefixed, County Down, County Tipperary etc' is this a Gaelic construction, if so it doesn't appear in the Scottish counties, yet it does in England with County Durham. Just curious....Skoosh.

Lanarkshire / Glasgow Martyrs
« on: Tuesday 03 November 09 10:27 GMT (UK)  »
Peeps,  anything known on the two Franciscan Friars burned alive  near the east end of the Cathedral by Archbishop Dunbar after their trial in 1538? one was a Jerome Russell, who was the other? is there a monument to them? and is that why the nearby Martyrs Church was so called? I believe Dunbar afterwards, tried to blame the Dominicans, who kept the matches, which was why the Mob at the Reformation wreaked particular vengeance on the Blackfriars Monastery and on Dunbar's tomb in the Cathedral, although they spared the structure. Any trial details? ......Skoosh.

Kirkcudbrightshire / Bailie George Meek,Kirkcudbright,Murder
« on: Thursday 15 October 09 21:09 BST (UK)  »
Anything known of the story of the murder of Bailie George Meek, Kirkcudbright on 5th Sep' 1694, as  briefly mentioned in the Kirkcudbright website. A George Meek, merchant, married an Isobel Anderson in Edinburgh on 16th Sep' 1642 and it is probably the same George Meek who appears on a List of Disorderly persons (Covenanters) in the Parish of Borgue in 1684. In 1637 he signed the protest against the introduction of the English Book of Common Prayer, addressed to Charles I.......Skoosh.

Worcestershire / William Kirkham , Dudley.
« on: Friday 09 October 09 13:01 BST (UK)  »
Folks, anything known of a William Kirkham, steelworker, who left Dudley for Pensylvannia, early 1920s?........Skoosh.

Antrim / Meek, Moneydolog, Ahoghill?
« on: Tuesday 29 September 09 22:58 BST (UK)  »
Folks,  anything known on the Meek family of Moneydolog , Ahoghill, Antrim?.......Skoosh.

Midlothian / John Forbes, Glassmaker, Edinburgh.
« on: Friday 25 September 09 16:39 BST (UK)  »
Folks,  anything at all on an Edinburgh glassmaker, John Forbes, early 1800s ,who moved to the West Midlands.....Skoosh.

Worcestershire Lookup Requests / 1891 Census, Forbes, Dudley.
« on: Sunday 20 September 09 15:37 BST (UK)  »
Could I have a lookup please for Henry Frederick Forbes, born 1850, Brookwalls,Derbys, in the 1881 Census he is at  36b Brickkiln Street, Dudley, wife Mary Ann Corbett, in 1891 he should be living with a Mary Ann Edmunds. A sucker for Mary Ann's apparently! and Oblige...Skoosh.

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