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    Ron; I'm a very happy RootsMagic user. John...

    Ron; I'm a very happy RootsMagic user.

    John Gourlay
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    A cabman I guess is today's equivalent of a taxi...

    A cabman I guess is today's equivalent of a taxi driver. They drove the horse drawn transportation; Hansom cabs etc.; but I think the term also applied to drivers of goods vehicles.

    One of my...
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    Thanks Mutley and Nataliew. Interesting site....

    Thanks Mutley and Nataliew.
    Interesting site. When time permits I'll see if I can get a look at the book. Great grandfather George has long left the library. I'll have to do my own research.
    John...
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    Nataliew I can't give you an informed answer on...

    Nataliew
    I can't give you an informed answer on this. Having been shown as a carman in the 1851, 1861 and 1871 censuses, my great grandfather, George Woodcock aka Smith is shown as a librarian at...
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    Ah, this topic back on the agenda. A good change...

    Ah, this topic back on the agenda. A good change for me to tell everybody, that not only was my maternal great grandfather a London carman for many years, he ended up in the 1881 census as a...
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    Mary Sinclair c1740

    I am trying to establish the lineage of one of my 5th great grandmothers, Mary Sinclair. Mary married Robert Sand or Sands at Arbroath on 1/5/1760 and produced my 4th great grandmother Mary Sands at...
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    Dear thesearcher One thing worth pursuing maybe...

    Dear thesearcher
    One thing worth pursuing maybe to find the names of the approx. 280 Australians who migrated to Paraguay in 1893 in a group led my William Lane with the ideal of setting up a...
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    Scullin Family

    Ted; I was a boyhood friend of a Scullin in Melbourne, whose family was also related to the former PM. I haven't seen or heard from him for years and maybe your wife is his sister as he had one...
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    Normans in Scotland

    Paul and now Lynne and Roy. I haven't been reading this site for a while and now I see we have new Gourlay contributers, Lynne and Roy. I've met Roy elsewhere, so a specific hello to Lynne. I'm the...
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    DearPaul Thanks for this. It will keep me...

    DearPaul

    Thanks for this. It will keep me studying for quite some time. Another correspondent advised me of the Gournay, Viking link, recently.

    I'll probably be back with some questions, later....
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    An update, now that I have the marriage...

    An update, now that I have the marriage certificate of my 2nd great grandparents, Thomas Coster and Ann Edwards

    They married at St. Margaret, Westminster on 22/12/1851 which is some years after...
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    I have now sent off for the 1851 marriage...

    I have now sent off for the 1851 marriage certificate of Thomas Coster [Costar, Cooter, Costav] & Ann Edwards which is due to leave the GRO on the 12th, so should get to me here in Australia by the...
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    Coster - Davis

    I forgot to mention that my copy of the 1861 census, clearly shows Thomas as 21.
    John G
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    Coster - Davis

    Dear Astoria,Georgie, Janet, Red Kite & Adele
    Thank you all very much for your interest and quick responses. This is going to keep me busy for some time. Some of you have answered some of the...
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    COSTER; DAVIS

    I'm still searching for one of my 2nd great grandfathers, THOMAS COSTER. Was he born in England or did he migrate and maybe anglisise his name on arrival? The only hard documentation we have been...
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    Gourlays galore

    Dear Paul
    Thanks for all of that. Thankfully it agrees, just about, with my information. I managed to obtain a second hand copy via the internet of the autobiography of Robert Fleming Gourlay,...
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    Thanks Paul. I'll wait, hopefully. regards John...

    Thanks Paul. I'll wait, hopefully.
    regards
    John g
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    Photos

    Dear Paul
    Thank you very much for this. I've managed to successfully download them into a file. Now comes the job of reading them. You don't happen to have the transcriptions, do you.
    regards
    John...
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    Carpenter, a mystery

    Could it mean, Melbourne, Derbyshire?
    John Gourlay
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    Coster - Hewett Marriage 1839

    Free to a good home, the marriage certificate of Thomas Coster and Mary Hewett at St. Mary's, Lambeth, Surrey on 19/8/1839
    John Gourlay
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    Dear Paul [and Linda] Good to hear your story...

    Dear Paul [and Linda]
    Good to hear your story and would like to hear the rest. I'm at jgourlay at ozemail.com.au My father migrated from Dundee to Mebourne in 1922. It was his grandfather that swam...
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    Dear Janice I have some Reidie's from Kettle and...

    Dear Janice
    I have some Reidie's from Kettle and Dumfermline around that same time. Some entries were written as Reddie. If you haven't already, have a look for Reidie.
    John Gourlay
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    Dear Gasser I have a similar situation, some...

    Dear Gasser
    I have a similar situation, some fact, some assumption. For years I looked for my great grandfather, George Smith and there he was in 1851, 1861, 1871 and 1881 English censuses. It...
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    WOODCOCK

    According to OPR from Huntingdonshire, one of my great grandfathers, George Kent Woodcock was baptised at Bury, Hunts on 8/8/1819. He was the illegitimate son of Jane Woodcock. In 1821 a Jane...
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    Dear Norfolkkahns I noticed a reference to...

    Dear Norfolkkahns
    I noticed a reference to Luxembourg marriages 1715 - 1900 on surnamesearchdaily, today. It turns out to be a site www.deltgen.com/mariage/ [one r] with links to others. May be...
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