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Re: Scots leaving for south Africa
« Reply #18 on: Monday 15 September 14 06:58 BST (UK) »
Dear MonicaL,  Just to clarify.....what is the meaning of 'attested, at attestation"?  Is it only to do with joining the army?  And if so, do you know what that means in the day by day execution of a soldiers duty in that era? 
I am just starting to try and piece together all the information.  As yet I haven't had an opportunity to try and get a birth certificate for James McKay.  It's all fascinating.  Thank you

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« Reply #19 on: Wednesday 17 September 14 13:39 BST (UK) »
Best to ask that question on the armed forces board here on RC if important.
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« Reply #20 on: Thursday 18 September 14 08:25 BST (UK) »
Thanks MonicaL,  The link you suggested is very helpful. Much appreciated.


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« Reply #21 on: Monday 01 June 20 23:55 BST (UK) »
 To: iwccc, ShaunJ - From vangasser
Your support is wonderful. Thank you for our connection of John Bishop, his son James McKay Bishop, who is my great-grandfather.
I will check the Scotland (Counties as in 1851-1901) Re Scots leaving for South Africa.
You and those who have inclination to chip in other information, would be so gratefully appreciated. Ed

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« Reply #22 on: Tuesday 02 June 20 00:27 BST (UK) »
Dear Monica, You are also so appreciated. Ed.

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« Reply #23 on: Friday 19 June 20 19:26 BST (UK) »
Hi ShaunJ and Monica, So sorry I have not been able to get back too often. As a clinical social worker, I have my hands full with the COVID-19 difficulties. However, I am so very grateful for your continued support with John Bishop whereabouts as, well as exact origin (Familial and place(s).
One for sure is that I have experienced very little from the South African departments that care for the civil adn/or church records. They will take your money, but hardly ever send to information paid for...a pity though.

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« Reply #24 on: Friday 19 June 20 19:35 BST (UK) »
Do we possibly know if our Scottish John Bishop had any siblings traceable to their parentage? I was wondering if we could possibly for sure decide on who John Bishop's father was; if also John Bishop, we should then possibly work on finding his death notice, thereby hoping to have a list of his children. Sometimes we may find his parents' names as well (on the death notice).  I have found that often the Death Notice contains the names of the deceased, his parents, spouse, (which often includes previous marriages) and children with each spouse.