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Offline peem

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Re: Lanton Jedburgh Scottish Borders
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 05 July 18 13:00 BST (UK) »
Hello

We live in Lanton Jedburgh and the village is trying to set up a history group. We are looking for anyone that can help identify who lived where and if anyone has any relevant pictures relating to the village.

We have census records back to 1801 and quite a lot of information that needs putting together. Can anyone out there help with our village quest?

regards
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I have family links to Lanton. My great grandfather Thomas Smail operated the blacksmiths from sometime in the 1800's and it continued via his son William Smail until the mid 1950's. I visited my my mother's uncle Bill when I was about 6 or 7 years old and remember the masses of tools hanging on the walls and the large bellows that operated the fire of the smithy. I believe that fresh water was only avaoilable from the village pump located on the village green. The toilet was a "netty" at the bottom of the rear garden - a bit of a novelty from the luxury of Jedburgh sanitary system.
I can prepare a potted history of the Smail family at Lanton for your records - let me know what information you have and I will try to fill in any gaps.
Incidentally I have been promising myself a visit to Lanton if I get up to the area and intended to knock on your door to see what had happened to the old smithy.
   

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Re: Lanton Jedburgh Scottish Borders
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 14 October 18 12:09 BST (UK) »
Hi 
My GGGgrandfather's brother, Lancelot DOUGLAS, died in Lanton on 31 May 1860.  He was a widower and was 81 years old when he died.  He was formerly a tenant of Whitehouse Farm, Ancrum, according to 'The Southern Reporter' 7 June 1860, which reported his death. 

Judy


Hello

We live in Lanton Jedburgh and the village is trying to set up a history group. We are looking for anyone that can help identify who lived where and if anyone has any relevant pictures relating to the village.

We have census records back to 1801 and quite a lot of information that needs putting together. Can anyone out there help with our village quest?

regards
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Re: Lanton Jedburgh Scottish Borders
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 16 February 19 12:05 GMT (UK) »
Hi there.
I'm hoping I can both help and get help.
I am searching for parents of my ancestor, Archibald Elliot. He was born 1812 in the Jedburgh region, and worked as the head gardener at Monteviott Estate, before taking a posting in 1838 to Australia on a farm as an overseer.
He left on the Rajasthan ship with his wife Mary Kerse and one child.
He is recorded on the departation list as last residing in Lanton. This might help you.
What I am looking for is any evidence that either he or his Elliot family were registered prior to 1838 in Lanton, most importantly if any names of his parents pop up.
Happy to email further info or share other info.

TIA, Cary Elliot Johnson, Australia

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Re: Lanton Jedburgh Scottish Borders
« Reply #12 on: Saturday 16 February 19 13:31 GMT (UK) »
Are you aware that Maxwell Ancestry have transcriptions for the 1841 , 1851 , and 1861 Roxburghshire Census ?
As does FreeCEN https://freecen1.freecen.org.uk/cgi/search.pl so you can see if the transcriptions agree and if not view the original documents and see what they actually say.
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AITKENHEAD, Lanarkshire; BINNY, Forfar; BLACK, New Monkland; BRYSON, Cumbernauld; BURGESS, North-East Scotland; CRUICKSHANK, Rothes; DALLAS, Botriphnie; DAVIDSON, Oyne; GUTHRIE, Angus; HOGG, Larbert; LESLIE, Rothes/Mortlach; MENDUM, England; MOLLISON, Lethnot; PATERSON, Larbert; RHIND, Forfar; SANG, Scotland; SCOTT, East Kilbride; STOR(R)I/E/Y, Shotts; THORNTON, Shotts; WADDELL, New Monkland; WILKIE, New Monkland; WILKIE, Tannadice; WYLLIE, Angus; YOUNG, Keith