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10-03-2011, 4:16 AM
My 4x great grandmother, Catherine SALMOND (1786-1849), who married William MCLUCKIE (?-1828), is listed as publican at Woolmet Mains, Newton Parish, Midlothian in the 1841 Scottish census. I'm guessing that the pub/inn was the Woolmet House. Is there any way of looking up who owned/ran the Woolmet House in the 1820s and 1830s? William McLuckie is listed as an overseer of coal work on his daughter's marriage record, but as a publican on the same daughter's death record.
10-03-2011, 6:52 AM
Is there any way of looking up who owned/ran the Woolmet House in the 1820s and 1830s? The Edinburgh City Archives (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/archon/searches/locresult_details.asp?LR=236) should have licencing records. Whizz off an email to them with as much information as you can. :smile5:
10-03-2011, 8:36 AM
Have you found a specific reference to there being a pub called the Woolmet House? There seem to be lots of mentions of Woolmet House online, but as a mansion that has mostly now been demolished. There's an old map of the area on http://www. old-maps.co.uk/maps.html. The site's gazetteer doesn't include Woolmet, but you will find it if you put in the postcode EH22 1QU. This initially brings you to a modern map, but you can switch to the 1850s map and then zoom in.
I can't see any pubs labelled in Woolmet or the adjoining Edmonston, but that doesn't mean there weren't any.
Perhaps other censuses for Woolmet might name the pub?
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