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Offline clazey

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Re: Clazy
« Reply #9 on: Monday 05 April 10 14:55 BST (UK) »
Well...I don't know who James Clazy's father and mother were it now seems.  The James buried in Chirnside died in 1860 but Catherine was already a widow in 1851...back to the drawing board and have to figure out where this twig now properly belongs.
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« Reply #10 on: Monday 05 April 10 20:46 BST (UK) »
I think the farm Catherine was working was Stirkoke Farm.

There is a very good resource supplied by Highland council called Am baile which provides an index for the Wick and eastern Caithness local newspaper the ‘John O’Groat Journal’.  I have inserted web address below to take you straight there.

http://www.ambaile.org.uk/en/newspapers/search_results.jsp?newspaper=5&PrimarySubject=0&startyear=*&endyear=*&keywords=clisy&StartRow=0&MaxRows=25&inforequest=&x=46&y=8

I could not find anything on Clasy/Clazy but there are six entries for Greenlaw.
 
Mostly about Adam , who seems to be selling up the farm in 1857 and the blacksmiths in 1861.

There is an obit for John Greenlaw in 1859 and a notice that Robert Greenlaw of Watten is leaving the country in 1840.

If you tick the box to request article the librarian in Wick with email a copy - great service.


In my local butcher (Thurso) they name the farms providing the beef on a whiteboard and Stirkoke is often there.  Personally I’m not keen on knowing where the animal I ‘m eating came from so I try not to look.

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Re: Clazy
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 10 April 10 01:21 BST (UK) »
Further to the Clazy Greeenlaw families.

You may know that Caithness has little to no burial records meaning you have to be lucky and find a monumental inscription or a will.

I looked up Clazy  in the local library and there were no inscriptions  for the pre1855 cemeteries -not unusual and for Greenlaw there were two entries in Wick Old Cemetery both flatstones saying ' J Greenlaw' . Frustrating isn't it.


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« Reply #12 on: Saturday 10 April 10 04:09 BST (UK) »
Thank you for looking.  J. Greenlaw may be Catherine's father as he was John.  In the years that I have been searching for Clazey and its various spellings...an elusive bunch.    Another searcher finally tracked a disappearing Edrom line to Canada...and a Chirnside connection to Maryland...one of mine was in the US in 1841 and then a son of his went back to England...and a son of that came back to the US...gypsies..and my mother who is a Clazey always used to call me one as I am always moving...  I appreciate all the help.

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Re: Clazy
« Reply #13 on: Saturday 26 January 19 21:13 GMT (UK) »
James Clazy in 1827 was the balcksmith on the Watten estate in Latheron. I can provide details.

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