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Haddington Militia in Dunbar
« on: Tuesday 17 February 09 03:45 GMT (UK) »
Hello all,

Wondering if anyone knows of a website that may contain information and photos of men that were involved with the Haddington Milita.

My great great grandfather David Colman LEES was an officer in the Haddington Militia while living in Dunbar 1880 - 1900.

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Jamie Lees

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Various Scotland: Lees, McGrow, McFarlane, McKillop, Renwick, Blair, Colman, Fyffe.
Arbroath, Angus, Scotland: Smith, Spink, Swankie, Eaton, Cargill, Beattie, Young.

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Re: Haddington Militia in Dunbar
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 17 February 09 04:35 GMT (UK) »
Hi Jamie, have you thought of emailing a Library close to Haddington and asking if they have a Local Studies Section and can they help?

I've found the librarians very helpful indeed about this sort of request- it's right up their alley.

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Re: Haddington Militia in Dunbar
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 18 February 09 02:34 GMT (UK) »
Hi Jamie,

Here's a link to the East Lothian local studies section. I've used them many times before and they've always been helpful. However, they do get a high amount of queries so it does take a small while to get a reply.

http://www.rootschat.com/links/05lv/

I am curious about this post as my family has a small connection with a Lees family in Dunbar. Did your ancestors stay there or in the area?

hume :)

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Re: Haddington Militia in Dunbar
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 18 February 09 02:35 GMT (UK) »
I guess I should investigate the library in Dunbar. Good idea thanks.

Jamie Lees
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Various Scotland: Lees, McGrow, McFarlane, McKillop, Renwick, Blair, Colman, Fyffe.
Arbroath, Angus, Scotland: Smith, Spink, Swankie, Eaton, Cargill, Beattie, Young.

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Re: Haddington Militia in Dunbar
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 18 February 09 02:43 GMT (UK) »
Hello Hume,

Thank you for the link I will check it out right away.

My great great grandparents David Colman LEES and Elizabeth Murray McGROW settled there in 1880 and were there until they moved to Dundee in 1901.

What is your connection to the LEES in the area?

Here are 2 photos of Dunbar.

Jamie Lees
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Various Scotland: Lees, McGrow, McFarlane, McKillop, Renwick, Blair, Colman, Fyffe.
Arbroath, Angus, Scotland: Smith, Spink, Swankie, Eaton, Cargill, Beattie, Young.

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Re: Haddington Militia in Dunbar
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 18 February 09 04:49 GMT (UK) »
Great pics...
Further to talking about info on the Militia, in the napoleonic era the local newpaper in WRY of yorkshire carried almost daily account of where they were and what was happening..
maybe you can ask the library if that occurred in the time you are searching.
just a thought.

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Re: Haddington Militia in Dunbar
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 18 February 09 08:48 GMT (UK) »
My great great grandparents David Colman LEES and Elizabeth Murray McGROW settled there in 1880 and were there until they moved to Dundee in 1901.

What is your connection to the LEES in the area?

My great-uncle married a Dunbar girl by the name of Lees. This was a lot later than your family's time in Dunbar though, so possibly not a connection. I haven't researched her line so I'm not too sure where the name comes from.

hume :)

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Re: Haddington Militia in Dunbar
« Reply #7 on: Friday 06 March 09 14:51 GMT (UK) »
CharlotteCH,

Could you tell me your link to the name Jagger. I'm related to a Jagger who was in the North York Militia and who settled in Dunbar during the Napoleonic period. Just a coincidence?

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Re: Haddington Militia in Dunbar
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 07 March 09 13:16 GMT (UK) »
Jamie, Will you excuse me if I answer Joanna question- don't want to hijack your thread...

Joanna, My Eliz. Ann JAGGER b 1854 in Siuthowrma was the dau. of John & Sarah Jagger- her sister was Lillian. Eliz. Ann Married Jonas HARGREAVES  and they lived in Southowram.  Any connection?

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