Author Topic: Tracing relatives of Ian CRAWFORD of Glasgow k-i-a 1943  (Read 1515 times)

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Re: Tracing relatives of Ian CRAWFORD of Glasgow k-i-a 1943
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 18 August 18 15:15 BST (UK) »
Not been here for way too long, somehow I didn't receive any notifications for this topic.

Anyways, I have found the last known "address" of I.D. Crawford in an old archive of the Mayor of Muiden.


It says:

Mr. J. Crawford
"Salma"
Taymilt
Agryll Schotland

I am not sure how to read this address, but maybe it is helpful!

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Re: Tracing relatives of Ian CRAWFORD of Glasgow k-i-a 1943
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 18 August 18 16:19 BST (UK) »
Mr. J. Crawford
"Salma"
Taymilt
Agryll Schotland

"Salma" would have been the name of the house (which has almost certainly been changed in the last 70-odd years.
Taymilt - could this be Taynuilt - a village in Argyllshire which according to wikipedia has a population of around 800.

I'm not very familiar with Scottish records, but there may be old telephone directories or electoral registers online (or a modern post office) - I'll have a hunt.

Philip
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Re: Tracing relatives of Ian CRAWFORD of Glasgow k-i-a 1943
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 18 August 18 16:26 BST (UK) »
Thanks Philip,

I guess Taymilt was probably misspelled by the person who made the document. Taynuilt sounds like the correct name.

Fortunately this narrows the search down to a small area.

I also posted a classified on https://www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/ Hopefully that helps!

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Re: Tracing relatives of Ian CRAWFORD of Glasgow k-i-a 1943
« Reply #12 on: Saturday 18 August 18 17:56 BST (UK) »
http://www.openinghourspostoffice.co.uk/Post%20Office%20Taynuilt%20-%20Taynuilt%20(Argyll)/PA35%201JE/Taynuilt/9839

The address for Taynuilt Post Office is:

The Post Office
Main Street
Taynuilt
Argyllshire
Scotland
PA35 1JE

As Taynuilt is a small village it might be worth writing to the Postmaster explaining the Memorial and the search for relatives of Ian Crawrford (with the last known address of "Salma"), adding your contact details and asking the Postmaster to pass your letter to any relatives of the Crawford family if they are in the village.

It's a long shot, but it might work.

(I am sending you a personal message)

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Re: Tracing relatives of Ian CRAWFORD of Glasgow k-i-a 1943
« Reply #13 on: Monday 20 August 18 15:58 BST (UK) »
Interesting to see that address in Argyll.  Even today this is a 2 hour + drive from Glasgow, so quite a distance from the addresses for the Crawford family on the 1891 and 1901 census. Perhaps John and Jean Crawford retired there before the war or maybe they moved out of the city to escape the bombing? There is a cottage on the outskirts of the village of Taynuilt just along the A85 (heading west) which appears as 'Selma' on 192.com and Zoopla when I did a Google search, but it looks like this is a holiday cottage now and called 'Novar'. Writing to the village post office is a good idea though, short of finding any other leads!

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Re: Tracing relatives of Ian CRAWFORD of Glasgow k-i-a 1943
« Reply #14 on: Tuesday 21 August 18 22:42 BST (UK) »
Ok, there is a development......

I was contacted by the Oban Times from Argyllshire yesterday. They stumbled across my research and they wanted to help me! I told them everything I know. Hopefully the story will be printed soon!

So I'll wait a wee bit longer with my letter to the postmaster..

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Re: Tracing relatives of Ian CRAWFORD of Glasgow k-i-a 1943
« Reply #15 on: Thursday 06 September 18 10:48 BST (UK) »
The article has been published!

No response yet.

I read somewhere on this forum that a crawford family from argyll moved to south africa or australia, nor sure though. I cannot find it anymore....

https://www.obantimes.co.uk/2018/08/30/dutch-town-wants-to-trace-tragic-taynuilt-airmans-family/

https://davevancoolwijk.wixsite.com/halifaxmonument/ian-douglas-crawford

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Re: Tracing relatives of Ian CRAWFORD of Glasgow k-i-a 1943
« Reply #16 on: Thursday 06 September 18 12:11 BST (UK) »
I also found this...... He is mentioned on the bottom.

This is at Sandymount cemetery in Glasgow!

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Re: Tracing relatives of Ian CRAWFORD of Glasgow k-i-a 1943
« Reply #17 on: Thursday 06 September 18 13:09 BST (UK) »
"Father: John CRAWFORD (b. 1870)
Mother: Jeannie ? (b.1874)
Daughter: Jeannie B. CRAWFORD (b. 1894/5)
Daughter: Maggie H. CRAWFORD (b. 08-05-1896) m. Salathiel HILL in 1920 (d.1981)
Daughter: Janet B. CRAWFORD (b. 1899) (d. 06-12-1931)
_several other children in between!
Son: Ian Douglas CRAWFORD (b. 1922) (d. 01-05-1943)
Grandson: William HILL (b. 04-09-1921) (d. 07-07-1942)"

Just keeping everything together for ease of reading/following.

1962

Maggie H Crawford & Salathiel Hill were residing at;
16 Gartcraig Road,
Provan,
Glasgow

Source Citation
The Mitchell Library, Glasgow, Scotland, Reference Number 410802

Relatives may recognise the address & come forward hopefully?

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