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Offline Mark Smith Australia

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Robert Crawford - Place of Birth Shetland N.B.
« on: Wednesday 08 August 18 11:08 BST (UK) »
In our family history we have a Robert Crawford on whose death certificate in Bourke, New South Wales, Australia states he was born in Shetland Islands (about 1819 according to age at death). On some of his children's birth certificates his place of birth also reflects Shetland and Scotland, but one in particular states his birth place as "Shetland N. B."

Trying to find out if "Shetland N.B." has any significance.


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Mark
Canberra, Australia

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Re: Robert Crawford - Place of Birth Shetland N.B.
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 08 August 18 11:19 BST (UK) »
Probably not but could it be N K for born in Sheltland but Not Known where exactly  :-\ 

Do you know when he came to Australia - might he be on a census in Scotland we could look up?
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Re: Robert Crawford - Place of Birth Shetland N.B.
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 08 August 18 11:36 BST (UK) »

You are researching the origins of this man? -

NSW BDM death
6112 / 1883 CRAWFORD  Robert  age 65 years   @ Bourke

From the birth certificates of his children, can you give the birthplace for father Robert CRAWFORD and the name of the informant for that certificate  ie who is giving the birthplace information for Robert CRAWFORD?.

What names do you have for his children?

Do you have marriage certificate for Robert CRAWFORD?

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Re: Robert Crawford - Place of Birth Shetland N.B.
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 08 August 18 13:27 BST (UK) »
North Britain ?
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Particularly in the 19th century, "North Britain" or "N.B." was widely used for postal addresses in Scotland.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Britain


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Re: Robert Crawford - Place of Birth Shetland N.B.
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 08 August 18 13:59 BST (UK) »
Thanks ev,
That makes sense.

Hi Wivenhoe,
Yes that is the Robert Crawford.   It is not a particularly helpful death certificate. Informant was hospital staff - no relation. Parents not known. No marriage details or children listed.
Cheers,
Mark

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Re: Robert Crawford - Place of Birth Shetland N.B.
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 08 August 18 14:10 BST (UK) »
Mark, find him on Tony Gott's excellent Shetland website,

www.bayanne.info/Shetland

Skoosh.

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Re: Robert Crawford - Place of Birth Shetland N.B.
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 09 August 18 01:34 BST (UK) »
Thanks Skoosh,
An interesting site.   Although at first glance there is no match to the Robert Crawford I am looking for, I will delve deeper shortly and it may aid research for other lines that came out of Scotland.
Cheers,
Mark