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Re: Gunmaker shot? can't decipher death cert
« Reply #9 on: Friday 22 May 09 22:31 BST (UK) »
"as certified by Jas? Miller xxxx of Surgery who saw deceased December 24th"
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Re: Gunmaker shot? can't decipher death cert
« Reply #10 on: Friday 22 May 09 22:36 BST (UK) »
James Miller, Prof of surgery.

He lived from 1812 - 1864:
http://www.rcsed.ac.uk/site/PID=2612005151935/760/default.aspx

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Re: Gunmaker shot? can't decipher death cert
« Reply #11 on: Friday 22 May 09 22:47 BST (UK) »
Hi,
I've just done a search on Scotlandspeople for marriages in Scotland 1750 to 1810 for Alexander Leslie to any spouse, and there were 50 records. Those called Isabella / Isobel had surnames of:
Morison, Wilson, Rainy, Rennie, Littlejohn, Gibb, McRobbie, Scott

I wonder if she married with Isabella as her given name? I've done a search for those with any name but married in Edinburgh:

Mary Straton, Ann Turner, Janet Young / Gow, Elizabeth Whitlaw, Elizabeth Cockburn, Margaret Hunter, Elizabeth Lindsay, Marion Leadbutter, and finally Ann Swan.

Plus, could one of the words on the line second from bottom read "surgery"? mmm we're definitely getting there. AHH just about to post and I believe Richard and Geoff spotted it first! More clues to track down. Fantastic!

What do you think?  Many thanks, Jimmijam

PS Anyone else interested in these marriages, let me know and I'll provide details.
My email address is not working sorry.
Davidson Whytock Whittet

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Re: Gunmaker shot? can't decipher death cert
« Reply #12 on: Saturday 23 May 09 16:35 BST (UK) »
Hi there,
A big thanks to everyone, and what a collaboration. Its greatly appreciated.

I went onto Scotlandspeople this morning with the thought to check children born to Alexander Leslie in Edinburgh, in case it mentioned a mother. Bingo: 5 records for children born 1787 to 1793 to an Alexander Leslie and an Isobella Preston (Spot on Old Timer) even though there is no OPR to support this union. Neither did I find the birth record for Thomas, but still.

So Mother "Isobella Leslie maiden name Preston (deceased)".

and cause of Death "A pistol shot accidently recieved while examining a loaded revolver as certified by Jas (short for James) Miller Professor of Surgery who saw deceased December 24th".

Many thanks to Oldtimer, Graham Whitehead, Elin (ditto stained glass), GeoffE and Richard.

Best wishes, Jimmijam

PS I'll now try to modify my first post.
My email address is not working sorry.
Davidson Whytock Whittet