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Re: Still stuck on Robert Walker's parents
« Reply #27 on: Thursday 14 October 21 18:41 BST (UK) »
Hmmm.

I have always been under the impression that 'Widow xxx' meants that the person was the widow of Mr xxx. Does anyone have an authoritative source to confirm this or otherwise?
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Re: Still stuck on Robert Walker's parents
« Reply #28 on: Thursday 14 October 21 19:47 BST (UK) »
Hmmm.

I have always been under the impression that 'Widow xxx' meants that the person was the widow of Mr xxx. Does anyone have an authoritative source to confirm this or otherwise?

I have always found this to be the case. The Widow Buchannan at Easdale appears as "Widow Buchannan alias Campbell Easdale" the first time she appears on the poor roll. I would assume she is likely the Flora Campbell married to (the now deceased) Patrick Buchannan.

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Re: Still stuck on Robert Walker's parents
« Reply #29 on: Thursday 14 October 21 20:02 BST (UK) »
Thanks, GR2. Glad to know I wasn't imagining things.
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AITKENHEAD, Lanarkshire; BINNY, Forfar; BLACK, New Monkland; BRYSON, Cumbernauld; BURGESS, North-East Scotland; CRUICKSHANK, Rothes; DALLAS, Botriphnie; DAVIDSON, Oyne; GUTHRIE, Angus; HOGG, Larbert; LESLIE, Rothes/Mortlach; MENDUM, England; MOLLISON, Lethnot; PATERSON, Larbert; RHIND, Forfar; SANG, Scotland; SCOTT, East Kilbride; STOR(R)I/E/Y, Shotts; THORNTON, Shotts; WADDELL, New Monkland; WILKIE, New Monkland; WILKIE, Tannadice; WYLLIE, Angus; YOUNG, Keith