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Scottish death certificate help
« on: Monday 31 August 20 12:18 BST (UK) »
Hello,

I wonder if I could ask for some help with deciphering the handwriting on the attached death certificate from Scotland please?

This is what I've been able to work out myself so far:

John Hughes
Skin Dresser
Widower of Agnes Ferrie

1906, June Thirtieth
9??h 0m am
Royal Asylum Edinburgh
?????? 30 Marlborough Street Glasgow

M

50yrs

John Hughes (deceased)
Mary Hughes M.S. Hughes (deceased)

General Paralysis
duration indefinite
Phthisis Pulmonalis
duration indefinite
?????? (-think this is just the doctor's information which I'm not too bothered about)

M. Savage
Daughter
30 Marlborough Street Glasgow

1906 July 2nd
Edinburgh
John J. ?????? (-not too bothered about this)

As you can see, I've managed to decipher most of it, but the bit I could do with some help with is where he died. I can read Royal Asylum, Edinburgh and something about 30 Marlborough Street, Glasgow - but I'm not sure of the couple of words in between. It seems that his daughter lived in Glasgow so I'm guessing he was in some way connected to 30 Marlborough Street but why he ended up in the asylum in Edinburgh I'm not sure. He was actually born and grew up in Edinburgh, then moved to Liverpool and seemingly ended up in Scotland again after his wife died. I believe asylums kept quite detailed patient records so I have sent off for some information about him to Lothian Health Services Archive. Not expecting anything soon with the coronavirus situation but you never know.

Anyway, if somebody would be able to help me to decipher those couple of words I would be most grateful. Thanks in advance.

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Re: Scottish death certificate help
« Reply #1 on: Monday 31 August 20 12:26 BST (UK) »
Hi
Looks like Usual residence to me.
Sheila

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Re: Scottish death certificate help
« Reply #2 on: Monday 31 August 20 12:46 BST (UK) »
Thank you so much - I think you're absolutely right. I can see it now!

Incidentally, that makes sense as I have just heard from Lothian Health Services Archive that he was only in the asylum for a matter of a few months before he died. I still don't know why he ended up in the asylum in Edinburgh if his usual residence was in Glasgow, but I guess the patient records might shed some light on that when I get them.

Thanks again!


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Re: Scottish death certificate help
« Reply #3 on: Monday 31 August 20 12:49 BST (UK) »
A small contribution -  I see address as 13a or 130 Marlborough Street not 30.

Agree 9 h 0 m am.
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IRE: Kik DRAY[EA], PURCELL, WHITE: Mea LYNCH: Tip MURRAY, SHEEDY: Wem ALLEN, ENGLISHBY; Dub PENROSE: Lim DUNN[E], FRAWLEY, WILLIAMS.
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Re: Scottish death certificate help
« Reply #4 on: Monday 31 August 20 14:33 BST (UK) »
    The G from the word Edinburgh on the line above comes right down to make it look like 130.   It could be 3a or 30.       Some writing. eh?      Reminds me of the way Donald Trump signs his name on documents.
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Re: Scottish death certificate help
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 01 September 20 14:42 BST (UK) »
I was curious about John's occupation on his death reg which shows as skin dresser. See though that his daughter Mary on the 1901 census in Scotland shows as a sausage skin dresser. For whatever reason, have never come across that occupation!

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