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Offline bartholomew

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Re: Royal Household
« Reply #63 on: Saturday 03 November 12 05:07 GMT (UK) »
Hello do you have any details on John Irvine son of Robert Irvine and Jenet Telfer.
The details on the IGI Index give John born ?Christening date 21 Nov. 1776
Research given to us has John Irvine marrying Agnes/Anne Laurie/Lawrie.
My interest is their son John marrying Margaret Steedman and living in St Cuthberts Edinburgh we have quite alot of info on this family ,but nothing back further,  the granddaughter of John and Margaret come to Australia.
Thanks  Cathleen

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Re: Royal Household
« Reply #64 on: Saturday 03 November 12 09:27 GMT (UK) »
A little curious as to why Catherine named herself as McDonald in the
records, wonder if they were separated, ie marriage breakup.

It is quite common for married women to turn up in the census under their maiden names. A married woman in Scotland does not legally change her surname; the use of her husband's name is a convention that has become increasingly common since the early 19th century. In legal documents to this day, Jeanie Bloggs, wife of John Smith, for instance, would be named as 'Jeanie Bloggs or Smith', never 'Jeanie Smith'. This is why you mostly get the mother's full name (if you get a name at all) in a baptism record, and the deaths of married women in Scotland are indexed under both their maiden and their married surnames.

Could be Navy.  Wasn't the old term Navvy used for a Labourer ?

Yes. It is an abbreviation of 'navigator' because it was first applied to the labourers who built the canal network. There are still several canals in England called this or that 'Navigation'.


AITKENHEAD, Lanarkshire; BINNY, Forfar; BLACK, New Monkland; BRYSON, Cumbernauld; BURGESS, North-East Scotland; CRUICKSHANK, Rothes; DALLAS, Botriphnie; DAVIDSON, Oyne; GUTHRIE, Angus; HOGG, Larbert; LESLIE, Rothes/Mortlach; MENDUM, England; MOLLISON, Lethnot; PATERSON, Larbert; RHIND, Forfar; SANG, Scotland; SCOTT, East Kilbride; STOR(R)I/E/Y, Shotts; THORNTON, Shotts; WADDELL, New Monkland; WILKIE, New Monkland; WILKIE, Tannadice; WYLLIE, Angus; YOUNG, Keith

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Re: Royal Household
« Reply #65 on: Sunday 04 November 12 07:49 GMT (UK) »
Cathleen. I can't help you very much, but a Greg Irvine posted an inquery on Genforum dated 16 Oct 1999 requesting info on a John Irvine born 1817 Edinburgh and marrying a Janet/Jessie Morton in 1852 at Edinburgh. They immigrated to Australia 1852/53. Supposed parents of John Irvine, a John Irvine and his wife a Seedman or Steedman. Unfortunately Greg Irvine didn't leave an email or contact address.

Go to Genforum under surname Irvine and post an inquery. Hope this helps.

Regards Mike

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Re: Royal Household
« Reply #66 on: Wednesday 22 January 14 23:40 GMT (UK) »
James and William Campbell, Bagpipers to Queen Victoria.  Seeking information
on the families of above.  James  Campbell of Kintail Head Piper to the Queen from 1881 to 1910.  James nephew William Campbell served as Piper 1891 to 1901.

James Campbell born Kintail Scotland 1853

William Campbell born Kiltarilty Scotland 1872.

Many thanks.  Mike

Lost touch with you Mike and this thread is 7 years old,but there is more info on the net now about
William Campbell piper to Queen Victoria for anyone who is still searching.
Here are a few links,the first one has a photo of William Campbell at the bottom of the page.

Best Wishes

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Re: Royal Household
« Reply #67 on: Friday 29 May 20 17:33 BST (UK) »
The Jane STRINGER (b.13 Apr 1812) who married William Edward RAWLINSON was the daughter of Miles STRINGER (d.1839) of the manor of Effingham East Court, also called Effingham Hill, in Surrey, England, and Jane STEWARD (not Jane CLARK). Miles STRINGER bought Effingham East Court, from the Crown, in 1813, and his daughter Jane was born in London, where Miles formerly lived, at Peckham. Jane STEWARD, Jane STRINGER's mother,  was a sister of one of my great-great-grandfathers, James STEWARD.

I am researching Miles Stringer in Effingham, can you help please with information about Jane?