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    Hi again, I've spent some more time looking...

    Hi again,
    I've spent some more time looking through what I have, but haven't had any luck.
    Do any descendants of David & Marion have any other distinctive Scottish names which may have been passed...
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    Hi! I've spent the last hour or so perusing...

    Hi! I've spent the last hour or so perusing various books I have looking for a Marion Macleod who married a Fraser. Nothing so far, but I'll keep looking!
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    That's not quite right, OC...Donald is the...

    That's not quite right, OC...Donald is the English form of the Gaelic name Domhnull....which is pronounced roughly Dohull....which when heard and transcribed by a non-Gaelic speaker was often...
  4. Hi, I'm interested in the Lyons family (settled...

    Hi,
    I'm interested in the Lyons family (settled around Limavady). A faint family tradition says that they came from Dundee, but it's perfectly possible that they were from Galloway.
    It's my wife's...
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    The Scots Brigade in Holland, 1572-1782

    I've just purchased this work in 3 volumes and would be happy to do any lookups folk want. It includes fairly extensive baptism and marriage records the early 1700s...for babies born to serving...
  6. Thanks for all your thoughts - they match what...

    Thanks for all your thoughts - they match what I've found, which is comforting!
  7. A serving soldier's age at marriage, 1700 - 1800

    An ancestor of mine James Cumming, enlisted with the army at the age of 21, and left the army in 1820.
    He married Gordonetta Sutor in 1822. He was 40, she 22.

    This age gap of nearly 20 years...do...
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    It could refer to him having graduated from...

    It could refer to him having graduated from university...
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    Never mind...the reason I asked was because of...

    Never mind...the reason I asked was because of the visitor on this page in 1901:...
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    Hi again, did your Boulters ever have a...

    Hi again,
    did your Boulters ever have a connection to Swanton Novers in Norfolk?
    Does the name Swinburn ever turn up amongst your Boulters?
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    Thanks Jay - at least I can understand a little...

    Thanks Jay - at least I can understand a little of the complexities now. I've got a lovely free and easy day ahead of me so will contemplate a little further later on!
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    I may be missing something, but I don't see any...

    I may be missing something, but I don't see any obvious sign of any of his family on the 1851 census, and no deaths show up on FreeBMD.
    Might he have emigrated?

    Could this be him on FMP:
    ...
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    I know you said not to research the extended...

    I know you said not to research the extended family, but I've had a look to try to understand the relationships and I'm getting more and more confused:

    1861 Trunch: Susan (12), Ann (6), Thomas (4)...
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    Glad you like the thought, but the individual I'd...

    Glad you like the thought, but the individual I'd picked out as a possibility isn't correct:

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    I wonder if there's somewhere in Co. Durham with a name like Beckham?
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    Hi Janet, I've had a little dig of my own and...

    Hi Janet,

    I've had a little dig of my own and turned nothing up in Norfolk at all (IGI Norfolk PR images, FreeREG).

    However, I see that 3 of the children were born Hartlepool, Co. Durham.
    The...
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    Thanks Janet - have contacted the Catholic Record...

    Thanks Janet - have contacted the Catholic Record Society for starters - will see what they say!
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    Thanks for all your thoughts including the...

    Thanks for all your thoughts including the correction of 39 to 30.
    At the time we're talking of these men came from the only Catholic family in Lewis. The southern Hebrides (Barra & South Uist) are...
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    I don't think we give nearly enough credence to...

    I don't think we give nearly enough credence to oral culture simply because we can't understand how it can be done; we definitely lost a skill when we started committing things to paper! My Dad's...
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    I've already discovered that there were still...

    I've already discovered that there were still martyrdoms up until 1680, though that didn't stop people joining.
    Thanks for the suggestion of the Catholic Record Society!..will drop them a line.
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    Thanks OC, The Catholic records give very...

    Thanks OC,

    The Catholic records give very precise dates for the three brothers who started training. They also mention the parents and home location consistently.
    The other sources are local to...
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    Jesuit priests in the 1700s

    Hi. I wonder whether anyone has a little knowledge of the Jesuits? I've tried googling on this but haven't managed to unearth anything...

    There was a family of (at least) 5 sons in the Outer...
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    That's great - thanks everyone, much appreciated!

    That's great - thanks everyone, much appreciated!
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    Help with handwriting

    I've just obtained this marriage certificate from the GRO of Ireland:

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    I'm finding the handwriting quite tough - the scrawl for the 'B' at the start of Belfast in the top line is a good...
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    I've made a couple of contacts through carefully...

    I've made a couple of contacts through carefully worded messages on FB. This one got a positive response:

    Hi - this will seem a bit random but I've been researching my family history and think...
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    That is amazing! Thank you SO much - I can't...

    That is amazing! Thank you SO much - I can't believe how good it is!

    Thanks again - am about to pm you.
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