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Offline cupasoop

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Thirlwall House
« on: Monday 04 November 13 10:18 GMT (UK) »
Greetings all, first post so please be gentle.

I have 2 relatives death certificates, one from 1951 and the other from 1948, that show the place of deaths as Thirlwall House, Locherbriggs. I know there is a builder in Dumfries called Reg Thirlwall but what was Thirlwall House and was there a connection (as one of the deceased was a watchman for a builders)? Was it a hospital or similar? Google isn't being helpful to me on this one.
Mills, Dallas, Stewart, McCulloch,

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Re: Thirlwall House
« Reply #1 on: Monday 04 November 13 12:35 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

Welcome to Rootschat.  Thirlwall House appears to be still standing and here is a link to it on google maps:
http://goo.gl/maps/FHyPp

If you zoom into the sign on the gate you will see it says Thirlwell House, but I am fairly sure it is one and the same. Looking back on the old maps site it has always been a semi.

Mo
Census information is Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
Lancs: Harrison, Entwistle, Devine, Grundy, Ashworth, Freeman, Jackson, Rushton
Cornwall: Rich, Binney, Peak(e)
Devon: Martin, Walter(s)

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Re: Thirlwall House
« Reply #2 on: Monday 04 November 13 12:41 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

Just found a previous thread on Thirlwell House here:

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=617129.0

Mo
Census information is Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
Lancs: Harrison, Entwistle, Devine, Grundy, Ashworth, Freeman, Jackson, Rushton
Cornwall: Rich, Binney, Peak(e)
Devon: Martin, Walter(s)


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Re: Thirlwall House
« Reply #3 on: Monday 04 November 13 14:07 GMT (UK) »
Many thanks Mo, can't believe I made that rookie mistake. In my defence the death certificate scans I got from scotlandspeople are a bit faint and even a Dumfries local said it looked like thirlwall and the builder with the same name led me down a dead end.

I found another post on here that confirmed it was a childrens home in the past but not why 2 of my relatives died there in old age. May have become a hostel or similar as it seems a bit of a large house to own for my family who didnt have grand jobs.

The search continues.
 
Mills, Dallas, Stewart, McCulloch,