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Kelso or Roxburghshire Directory?
« on: Thursday 26 May 11 18:55 BST (UK) »
Some years ago I accessed a Scottish site while looking for information about Makerstoun and Mertoun. I think the pages were filmed from a book (or Directory) because the print was old fashioned.  Can anyone recognise this site please?
My present interest is in old Kelso.
Thank you.
Turner. Embleton, Craster, Howick in NBL Chester le Street DUR.
Archbold, Smailes Embleton, Craster.
Jeffreys. Northumberland, Borders.
Potts. Catchgate, Gateshead DUR.
Strawbridge DUR. Glasgow.  Ireland.

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Re: Kelso or Roxburghshire Directory?
« Reply #1 on: Friday 27 May 11 19:57 BST (UK) »
Hi
I don't know of the site you are enquiring about, but Google Books has a full view of the New Statistical Account of Scotland Volume V which includes Roxburghshire, and gives information about each parish as it was in 1834.

Rutherfurd's Southern Counties Register and Directory was published in 1866 and gives the names of individuals as well as general information. (I have it, if there is something specific you wish to look up.)

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Lesley
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Re: Kelso or Roxburghshire Directory?
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 28 May 11 08:26 BST (UK) »
Thank you for the information and offer.
I just wanted the page(s)  to add interst to my research file.  The print was attractive!

I will check with the 2 sources you have given me.
Thank you again.
Turner. Embleton, Craster, Howick in NBL Chester le Street DUR.
Archbold, Smailes Embleton, Craster.
Jeffreys. Northumberland, Borders.
Potts. Catchgate, Gateshead DUR.
Strawbridge DUR. Glasgow.  Ireland.

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Re: Kelso or Roxburghshire Directory?
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 06 September 12 23:39 BST (UK) »
Hi Lesley

I have just come across your posting and note that you say you have the 'Rutherfurd's Southern Counties Register and Directory' published in 1866. I was wondering if you did not mind me asking if you would be kind to look up an entry for James Rae (tobacco and snuffer manufacturer) and let me know what the actual entry says and if it mentions anything else about him. If you need more info on him, please let me know.

Many many thanks.

Zoe

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Re: Kelso or Roxburghshire Directory?
« Reply #4 on: Friday 07 September 12 06:29 BST (UK) »
I am sorry that I will be unable to help you now as I am unable to drive to our record office.
Turner. Embleton, Craster, Howick in NBL Chester le Street DUR.
Archbold, Smailes Embleton, Craster.
Jeffreys. Northumberland, Borders.
Potts. Catchgate, Gateshead DUR.
Strawbridge DUR. Glasgow.  Ireland.

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Re: Kelso or Roxburghshire Directory?
« Reply #5 on: Friday 07 September 12 12:55 BST (UK) »
No problem Lesley, thank you for letting me know. Zoe

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Re: Kelso or Roxburghshire Directory?
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 16 September 12 21:15 BST (UK) »
Hi Zoe

(The previous answer was not by me!)

Rutherford's Directory is not indexed, so I would need to know what town or village James Rae lived in, as that is the way it is organised.
The Directory is basically just a list- the most you can hope for is a street address if James Rae lives in one of the larger towns.

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Lesley
Bradley, Gledhill, Dodson, Norcliffe, Kaye, Matthewman- all Berry Brow/Almondbury
Webster- Northowram
Brick wall: Maria Blaymires  c 1800 Northowram

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Re: Kelso or Roxburghshire Directory?
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 16 September 12 22:16 BST (UK) »
Sorry Lesley - I read the message and assumed it was in reply to my one (did not notice who sent it).

James Rae stayed at 45 High Street, Lauder, Berwickshire.

Zoe

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Re: Kelso or Roxburghshire Directory?
« Reply #8 on: Monday 17 September 12 08:34 BST (UK) »
The listing just says:
'James Rae, tobacco and snuff manufacturer'.

The list has two different symbols after some of the names, indicating that they were entitled to vote either for the county (of Berwickshire) or the burgh (of Lauder), but James Rae has neither.

Regards,

Lesley
Bradley, Gledhill, Dodson, Norcliffe, Kaye, Matthewman- all Berry Brow/Almondbury
Webster- Northowram
Brick wall: Maria Blaymires  c 1800 Northowram