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Offline Sutherland74

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Kilsyth
« on: Friday 09 August 19 15:56 BST (UK) »
Hi I'm looking for some help please. I have a birth certificate for an ancestor born in Kilsyth in 1862. I had originally thought the place of birth was Oldtower. However looking at it again it may be Oldtown. Does anyone know where that might have been? Thank you.
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Re: Kilsyth
« Reply #1 on: Friday 09 August 19 19:53 BST (UK) »
I've come across Oldtown in Kilsyth too, and assumed that it meant the old town of Kilsyth.

You might find it useful to read through https://scotlandsplaces.gov.uk/digital-volumes/ordnance-survey-name-books/stirlingshire-os-name-books-1858-61/stirlingshire-volume-16/1

or take a look at https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=16&lat=55.9839&lon=-4.0534&layers=5&b=1
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Re: Kilsyth
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 10 August 19 07:39 BST (UK) »


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Re: Kilsyth
« Reply #3 on: Monday 12 August 19 17:13 BST (UK) »
Quinn, McDermott, McGuigan, Toal, Wright, Kerr, O'Hara, Smith, McCrea, McKAy, Cunningham, MacFarlane, Mairs, Cassidy, Copeland, Lamond, Brannan, McHendrie, Clark, Strachan, Dollan, McCOig, McCardle, Welsh

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Re: Kilsyth
« Reply #4 on: Monday 12 August 19 17:14 BST (UK) »
Quinn, McDermott, McGuigan, Toal, Wright, Kerr, O'Hara, Smith, McCrea, McKAy, Cunningham, MacFarlane, Mairs, Cassidy, Copeland, Lamond, Brannan, McHendrie, Clark, Strachan, Dollan, McCOig, McCardle, Welsh

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Re: Kilsyth
« Reply #5 on: Monday 12 August 19 22:08 BST (UK) »
Talking a native who says the Oldtown is the Main Street area between the Fit o the Toon & the Heid o the Toon!  ;D

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Re: Kilsyth
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 13 August 19 12:28 BST (UK) »
Talking a native who says the Oldtown is the Main Street area between the Fit o the Toon & the Heid o the Toon!  ;D

Skoosh.

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