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    Grisel, thank you! It's grand to see a guess be...

    Grisel, thank you! It's grand to see a guess be verified!

    I have found a Hathi Trust biography (HERE) that says he was at Midholm for 51 years. The Synod appointed him to visit America as a...
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    Interesting... I decided to look Rev Arnott up in...

    Interesting... I decided to look Rev Arnott up in the Parish Histories of the Church of Scotland, known as Fasti. Not only is he not listed for Bowden, he's not listed for any of the surrounding...
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    Scotland's Church records vary a great deal, not...

    Scotland's Church records vary a great deal, not only because of poor survival, but also because what happened in a parish was up to the Minister... He decided what would be recorded, for example....
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    I've taken a look at the Kirk Session for Bowden...

    I've taken a look at the Kirk Session for Bowden (available now on Scotlands People). The Session always took notice of anything they considered irregular in their parish. The only entries for 1764...
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    Welcome to the British Genealogy Forum. What you...

    Welcome to the British Genealogy Forum.
    What you can find here will depend on what you are looking for - time periods, geography, that sort of thing. Have a look around our assorted forums, and when...
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    Have you noticed he date on the thread you’re...

    Have you noticed he date on the thread you’re answering, Muriel? Unfortunately, the person you are answering is no longer a member - you can see that because it says “guesst” under his name, where it...
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    Do you still have other cemetery records? It is...

    Do you still have other cemetery records? It is possible, in some areas of Scotland, to find records of the payment of grave diggers, for example. Could it be the same for your cemetery?
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    If anyone would like to suggest a reliable...

    If anyone would like to suggest a reliable professional , perhaps they should do it via a Personal Message?
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    Do you have a service number for him? And are you...

    Do you have a service number for him? And are you sure it’s the RAF that you want? “Drill Sgt” is really an army rank.
    Is it only his service life that you want to know about?

    PS Welcome in!
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    Can we assume that your sister is dead? In post...

    Can we assume that your sister is dead?
    In post #6, you mention brothers and sisters - how do they fit in? I’m a little confused.
    In such relatively modern and complex cases, some of our members...
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    Welcome to British Genealogy, Carol. Wave a look...

    Welcome to British Genealogy, Carol.
    Wave a look round, see what is where. I can start you off with our Irish section HERE. Anything at the top and marked as "sticky" is an information post of some...
  12. The 1891 census shows 7 children born to James...

    The 1891 census shows 7 children born to James and Jane McCully and still living with them in Govan. All kids born Govan:
    Alexander 13
    David 10
    Thomas 8
    Margaret 8
    Agnes 6
    Susan 2
    Jane ...
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    You didn't see the "Gone to lunch" sign on my keyboard, Pam?

    If you look at the top of the General Scottish section HERE, you will find a collection of posts about assorted sources for scottish...
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    Welcome to British Genealogy (BG) Eremophila. ...

    Welcome to British Genealogy (BG) Eremophila.
    As you observe, this is a very old thread and Valman is no longer a member of BG (You can this from the word "guest" under their name top left of the...
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    I've just had a look at our Occupations forum. To...

    I've just had a look at our Occupations forum. To my surprise, we don't have a Hatters thread!
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    It sounds as though William was in one of the...

    It sounds as though William was in one of the English churches, which explains why I can't find him the Church of Scotland Fasti!
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    I have a One Place Study for the Berwickshire...

    I have a One Place Study for the Berwickshire parish of Whitsome & Hilton which includes a clump of Landells/Landels. It's been a few years since I looked at them, but if I remember correctly, there...
  18. Oops! A day late (Monday's the day I go to the...

    Oops! A day late (Monday's the day I go to the office). However, the thanks are still heartfelt, to you and all your team.

    Anyone who feels like helping by doing a bit of transcribing, perhaps to...
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    Thanks for letting us know - success stories are...

    Thanks for letting us know - success stories are always welcome!
    Well done Peter and Julie.
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    According to the Globe of Sat 11 April, 1857, a...

    According to the Globe of Sat 11 April, 1857, a driver called Thomas Margree of the Royal Artillery is mentioned as having served with gallantry at Alma and Inkermann (Crimea, I think).
    The Kentish...
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    Welcome in, Billy. Have a look round, choose...

    Welcome in, Billy. Have a look round, choose somewhere suitable and tell us a bit about your current targets.
    It sounds as though you are really stuck, so perhaps a change in approach would help. In...
  22. Sorry Sue, but RAF records are running on short...

    Sorry Sue, but RAF records are running on short staff and firm guidelines. I would be downright shocked if you phoned and got more than a polite brush off. There are just too many people wanting...
  23. There is one other option that should perhaps at...

    There is one other option that should perhaps at least be considered. The confusion at the end of the war and the subsequent clear up provided an opportunity for people to choose to disappear. Could...
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    I'm don't know the answer, but you may find...

    I'm don't know the answer, but you may find something useful on the article HERE about the Shot at Dawn Memorial.

    After I wrote the above, I found another site HERE listing the cemeteries where...
  25. I couldn't remember whether anyone had mentioned...

    I couldn't remember whether anyone had mentioned it, so I went to the National Arboretum site and searched their Roll of Honour database (
    HERE) for Hugh McDevitt, any service, and number, and got...
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