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Offline Gordon163

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Abbreviation meaning
« on: Wednesday 06 October 21 09:34 BST (UK) »
Hi,

The following inscription is on a memorial in St Cuthbert's Churchyard, Edinburgh:

In memory of Robert Hill, W . S . , of Rosebank, died 11th August 1813; Jean Caldwell, his widow, died 5th February 1863; Jane Hill, their daughter, died 23rd September 1879;  also of Mary Caldwell, died 11th April 1851.

Does anyone know what W.S. stands for, after Robert Hill's name, please?

Thanks,

Gordon

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Re: Abbreviation meaning
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 06 October 21 09:43 BST (UK) »
"Writer to the Signet." A fancy Edinburgh lawyer! ;D

Bests,
Skoosh.

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Re: Abbreviation meaning
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 06 October 21 09:50 BST (UK) »
Many Thanks,

Gordon


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Re: Abbreviation meaning
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 06 October 21 10:43 BST (UK) »
I'm anticipating the next question.... ;)

https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=111482.0