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  1. Captain Pringle RN- Freedom of Edinburgh 1777

    The Caledonian Mercury for 20 Jan 1777 has, under the general heading of "Edinburgh", this report: "Captain Thomas Pringle ... was ... complimented with the freedom of this city on Wednesday last." I am trying to find out when he was born, who were his parents, and from where he came. Is there...

    Started by David Seymour‎, 20-02-2019 5:11 PM
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  2. Anyone know a Jamesina Scott from Edinburgh ?

    Unusual name. Married to xxx Scott. From one of the best families in Edinburgh (?) Educated. Accomplished. Might be an ONeil, McNeil, etc. maiden name.:confused5:

    Started by barbeehd‎, 23-09-2017 12:57 AM
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  3. Help with Alexanders in Canongate??

    Hello everyone, hope I'm posting this in the right place! I'm looking for any help with finding Allison Alexander in the Edinburgh area, mostly likely Canongate? She married Thomas Worrall in 1813 in Edinburgh. Here's a transcription of the marriage record: Thomas Warral, soldier,...

    Started by morrwilcox‎, 15-01-2017 5:08 PM
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  4. john Lang

    I have been trying for years to find information about John Wilson Lang whomwas born in Edinburgh c 1836 . On his death certificate John Lang was his father but mother was "unknown". Any ideas how I can find his mother . John w. Lang immigrated in 1862 and so far I haven't found him on a census.

    Started by kevynne‎, 14-11-2007 2:45 AM
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  5. Info for John Drummond, Scotland

    Info for John Drummond, Scotland John Roy (1770) of James Roy (1748) & Sarah Malloch (1748) married Katherine Drummond (1773) of John Drummond, St Cuthberts,Edinburgh, Scotland in 1794. John Roy's (1770) siblings: Isobel Roy (1768), Alexander Roy (1772), Sarah Roy (1775), & Elizabeth...

    Started by Maggieoo‎, 19-09-2015 7:36 PM
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    11-05-2016, 5:23 PM Go to last post
  6. Post Robert Smith

    I have for a few years now been searching for my Great grandfather Death. His name was Robert Smith. He was born on 19 December 1873 in Stracathro, Angus . They moved to Edinburgh. The story my dad, his grandson was told that he left his wife nee Elizabeth Bell around 1936, as he went bankrupt...

    Started by juliethomson‎, 15-01-2016 4:03 PM
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    15-01-2016, 9:54 PM Go to last post
  7. Archibald Buchanan Stirling, Conservator.

    Wondering if anyone can advise where this individual may be buried?? Born 1811 in Milngavie, Stirlingshire to James Stirling, shoemaker/temperance preacher and Janet Buchanan, weaver, he became a well documented anatomical conservator at the Edinburgh University. Although he was still recorded in...

    Started by wendyar‎, 08-04-2014 2:10 AM
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  8. Alexander Glen Thom

    I am looking for any information on Alexander Glen Thom b 1897 in Edinburgh, and died 2nd June 1954 and his Family. His Father was John McGillivray Thom b 23rd May 1863 in St Nicholas Aberdeen and died in Inverness in 1939. Alexander Glen Thom's siblings were Constance Trueman Thom b 1894, Herbert...

    Started by gengrant‎, 16-04-2011 4:58 PM
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    16-04-2011, 5:51 PM Go to last post
  9. Athelstaneford ancestors

    My paternal GGrandmother Euphemia Jane Brown from Athelstaneford married Thomas Brodie a Butler in Glasgow in 1883. Winesses include Robert Oliver Brodie a letter press printer of Broughton Street Edinburgh and Ellenor Susan Brown of Renton Hall Farm Haddington. I would be very grateful for any...

    Started by normam‎, 22-01-2011 2:15 PM
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  10. Moray House Archives?

    I am researching the background of a teacher Mary Mackinlay who I think may have trained at Moray house. c 1850-60 Does anyone know if any records for that period exist? It is possible she may have won a scholarship to get there. She was a very bright lass and later went on to Cheltenham Ladies...

    Started by Judy M‎, 28-04-2009 5:55 AM
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    01-12-2010, 8:45 PM Go to last post
  11. Death - William Finningley- Leith 1853

    According to the HUll Packet Newspaper in March 1853, William Finningley died on 13 March 1853 at Leith. I have tried to find the death in the Death records on Scotlands People but obviously the spelling of the surname in incorrect. Could some one please find out the way it has been spelt so I...

    Started by daniellet23‎, 14-03-2010 12:11 AM
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    14-03-2010, 8:26 AM Go to last post
  12. David Cochrane death record 1871-1881

    My husband's ancestor David Cochrane was born in Edinburgh in 1819 and married Jane Allen in 1843 in Kent, England. They lived mostly in England but also for a few years in Canada. He was a Corporal in the Artillery at time of marriage. Back to England but are in Scotland in the 1871 Census -...

    Started by JeanCochrane‎, 22-02-2010 3:38 PM
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  13. James Edward Smith 1878/9

    Hi All My Great Grandfather James Edward Smith was born in Edinburgh in 1878/9. He was the son of James Smith (about 1856) and Ann of Annie Lynch? By 1881 he was in Liverpool and then Oldham before returning to Liverpool by 1901. In 1905 he married Catherine Elizabeth Williams who was born...

    Started by Mike B‎, 31-07-2009 1:18 PM
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    31-07-2009, 7:34 PM Go to last post
  14. Edinburgh directory 1800s lookup please

    Hi everyone. I am wondering if someone could lookup in a directory for edinburgh any time from 1800 to 1850 please. I am looking for James Davidson Plasterer. Also possibly William Davidson Plasterer or Army. Thank you very much :-)

    Started by neilelliott21‎, 22-07-2009 12:07 AM
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  15. Cool Hugh or James McEwen Ediburgh

    Hi all This is a long shot but I'm stuck. I have Hugh McEwan in the 1841 census working in Shap as a groom. He married Agnes Johnston in Shap in 1843. They moved to Bury and had children. The problem is I can't locate a birth for Hugh. His father was named James and Hugh states he was...

    Started by nshaw‎, 06-05-2009 7:44 PM
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  16. Smile Gilbert White Lamond McRae

    Hi Folks I am trying to locate the birth and marriage of Gilbert White Lamond McRae. From the 1871 Census I have found him living at 6 Hasborough Street, Paddington with his daughter Jane Susan Garrett (nee McRae) and her Husband Charles William Garrett and family. Gilbert William Lamond McRay ...

    Started by Richard Miller‎, 26-04-2009 5:34 PM
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    26-04-2009, 7:15 PM Go to last post
  17. HM Prison Greenside Edinburgh

    Hi All, I have found 2 rellies who I think where in Greenside Prison in Edinburgh in the 1901 census. I have been searching for them for some time and took the chance and looked up the Prison Census in Edinburgh, and there they were. Mary McQueenie nee Parkinson was in Greenside but she is...

    Started by JaneJ‎, 15-04-2009 8:35 PM
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    16-04-2009, 11:21 PM Go to last post
  18. Thomas. L.C.Courts, Edinburgh.

    Hi, l wonder if anyone can help find my 2GGrandfathers son Thomas Luke Cooper Courts, he was born in London in 1822, was shown as a Wire Weaver on his marriage certificate in 1845, l can find no mention of him in 1851, but in 1861, l find him living on his own with a housekeeper at 10, Midcommon...

    Started by Valman‎, 23-03-2009 5:46 PM
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  19. Question Cramond House Edinburgh

    Can anyone tell me what was at Cramond House Edinburgh in 1950. I am researching my family history and the address shows as the place of residence for the mother on a birth certificate. Any information would be helpful.

    Started by Dixie‎, 05-03-2009 10:02 AM
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    06-03-2009, 1:10 PM Go to last post
  20. Charles Webb Edinburgh

    Im looking for the parents of Charles Webb born between 1780-1790. He married Mary Sutherland in 1807 and the had 6 children (Jean, Charles,Alexander,William,Robert and Mary) He resided in Edinburgh and according to the census he lived at 39 Thistle street and his occupation was a shoemaker. ...

    Started by hungoverlee71‎, 07-11-2006 3:16 PM
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