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    Hi Lenore Thank-you for your thoughts – your...

    Hi Lenore

    Thank-you for your thoughts – your comments about the fashion of the early-1880s for shirring and hair-styles was helpful. Apologies for the lateness of my acknowledgement. :blush5:
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    Hi Lesley Good point about the re-use of...

    Hi Lesley

    Good point about the re-use of wedding dresses – not one that I'd considered. The only photograph I have of her husband is one taken several decades later – bearded and certainly not...
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    Thanks Peter and Lesley I'll mark it down to...

    Thanks Peter and Lesley

    I'll mark it down to 1874 – the early months of her marriage.
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    Thanks for taking the time with this Lesley and...

    Thanks for taking the time with this Lesley and for the additional information – very helpful. I think that the early 1880s is probably the best fit for the available evidence.
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    Hi pejay Many thanks for your response. I...

    Hi pejay

    Many thanks for your response.

    I think you may be right there – I've had a another look online and have finally found a dress with similar embellishment on the front, along with the...
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    Hi geneius Many thanks for your response ...

    Hi geneius

    Many thanks for your response

    She is Elizabeth Millican (née Watson), the wife of Wallace Millican, a farmer – census records are:




    1881 – wife of farm bailiff of 300 acres
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    Hi helchau Many thanks for your very prompt...

    Hi helchau

    Many thanks for your very prompt response. The link has proved very useful and I agree, it does seem to be Benjamin Scott and Son, in business from 1855 to at least 1910.

    Best...
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    Hi Peter Thanks for your very prompt response....

    Hi Peter

    Thanks for your very prompt response. I think that I'm coming around to that as well. She's wearing a wedding ring, so it was at least 1873. I thought her dress in the style of the...
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    Hi Lesley Many thanks for your very quick...

    Hi Lesley

    Many thanks for your very quick response

    Scott & Son were in business for several decades (1855 to at least 1910), so unfortunately, this doesn't help to narrow-down the time-frame...
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    Dating photographs

    The two photographs of this married woman are of an ancestor, born in 1851 in Cumberland and who married in 1873. They were taken in the studio of Scott & Son, Carlisle – no other information is...
  11. Many thanks Sue. Russell

    Many thanks Sue.

    Russell
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    Hi Sue

    In understand that there's a reference to the name 'Millican' on page 422 of the book 'Aided Immigration from Britain to South Africa, 1857-1867' by Esme Bull (Pretoria 1991) – apparently...
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