Wednesday, 31 August 2011
Monday, 22 August 2011
We are continuing to transcribe the Wigtownshire census, and make it available both online and in book form. We have now added the parish of Kirkcowan for 1851 to our database - Search for free here!
Here's a list of the surnames found in the parish:
Adair; Agnew; Aillison; Aitken; Alexander; Alison; Allison; Anderson; Ball; Barr; Black; Blacky; Blain; Boyd; Bradley; Brodie; Brown; Burnie; Burns; Byron; Cameron; Campbell; Carson; Cavan; Charles; Christie; Clanachan; Clement; Clenachan; Clumphy; Colm; Colter; Connell; Cosbie; Cosby; Coskrie; Court; Cowper; Craford; Crawford; Croack; Croley; Cruthers; Cubbin; Cubison; Culloch; Culter; Cumby; Cummerford; Cumming; Dally; Dalrymple; Davelin; Davidson; Davison; Dickson; Digney; Dimon; Dixon; Doak; Doarns; Donnelly; Dougall; Dougan; Douglas; Dowall; Doyle; Duff; Dunlavey; Dunlavie; Dunlop; Dunlope; Eide; Elliot; Ewing; Faggot; Fegan; Feggans; Ferguson; Findlay; Finlay; Fleming; Flynn; Forsyth; Fularton; Fulton; Galloway; Gellispie; Gellyland; George; Gibson; Gifford; Gillespie; Givan; Glen; Gollacher; Gordon; Gown; Gray; Green; Grier; Hamilton; Hammond; Hanlon; Hannah; Hannay; Harries; Hart; Hartley; Harvie; Hathorn; Haugh; Hedger; Hemphill; Henry; Herron; Hill; Hinds; Horner; Houston; Hunter; Hutcheson; Hutchison; Irvine; Jamieson; Jervis; Johnson; Johnston; Johnstone; Jones; Karr; Keachnie; Kealry; Kelly; Kennedy; Kevan; Kid; Lagan; Leeas; Leitch; Lindsay; Linwood; Lockhart; Logan; Love; Mackie; Macpherson; Mark; Marr; Marshall; Martin; Matthews; Matthieson; Maxwell; McAvery; McAwen; McBratney; McBratnie; McBryde; McCaa; McCadden; McCafferty; McCaig; McCamlie; McCauley; McCaull; McCaw; McClellan; McClelland; McCloud; McClure; McClymont; McColm; McConchie; McCormick; McCornack; McCornick; McCornock; McCrackan; McCracken; McCrae; McCraith; McCready; McCredie; McCubbin; McCulloch; McCutcheon; McDill; McDonald; McDonnald; McDowall; McEwen; McFadden; McFadyean; McGaul; McGaw; McGee; McGeoch; McGill; McHallam; McHarg; McIlwraith; McIlwrick; McIntyre; McIvers; McJorrow; McKeachie; McKeand; McKechnie; McKee; McKenna; McKie; McKinna; McKinnon; McLachlan; McLauchlan; McLean; McMaster; McMeekan; McMeiking; McMillan; McNaight; McNalie; McNally; McNarin; McNaughton; McNeal; McNeil; McNiel; McNillie; McQuaker; McQueen; McReady; McTaggart; McTier; McWhirter; McWilliam; Mean; Michael; Millar; Milligan; Milroy; Milvie; Mitchell; Moan; Monaghan; Morrison; Morrow; Morton; Muir; Murphy; Murray; Murry; Neilson; Nichol; Nicholson; Nicolson; Nimmo; Nish; Niven; Nivison; O'Hair; O'Neil; Orr; Packer; Parker; Paterson; Pebbles; Peddley; Perry; Pickar; Pollan; Rae; Read; Redeltie; Reid; Riens; Ritchie; Robb; Robison; Ross; Ruddel; Saunders; Saunderson; Scott; Shaw; Sheradon; Shirer; Simpson; Skimming; Sloane; Smail; Smith; Southar; Spence; Stewart; Stitt; Stott; Strachan; Stroyan; Sweeten; Sword; Swords; Telfer; Telford; Tempelton; Templeton; Thompson; Thomson; Tilly; Toanner; Tonner; Tully; Turner; Tweedie; Walker; Wallace; Weir; Williamson; Wilson; Young
Saturday, 20 August 2011
Saturday, 25 June 2011
Our neighbors are "Recording Angels" who are working very hard in Midlothian and we're in the same room as FIBIS.
If you an make it along to Adam house in Edinburgh we're on the second floor, back left. We're giving away free genealogy research help all day so come along and say hello.
Wednesday, 22 June 2011
Today I have been looking at Sir John Pringle who is one of the “Recommenders”, a quick Google search revealed that there is actually a monument to Sir John Pringle in Westminster Abbey!
By the time the dispensary opened its doors Sir John was about 70, but that doesn’t seem to have held him back.
So you never know perhaps you are alive today because the dispensary saved your GGGGgrandfather!
Monday, 6 June 2011
If you haven't used it yet it’s very simple:
Search the census for free at www.maxwellancestry.com/census
Find the household: http://www.maxwellancestry.com/census/51transcript.aspx?houseid=63003027 and click ‘Display Map.’
It’s that easy!
If you’re looking for a house we haven't mapped yet please just email me and we can map it for you: firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, 30 May 2011
This latest update to the database has also added various household links and notes. This is generally information we come across whilst searching, for example if we’ve untangled a complicated family we add notes and links to make it easier for anybody who follows in the future.
Monday, 25 April 2011
At Wigtown and within the Court House thereof the thirtieth day of June Eighteen hundred and forty seven years
Sederunt Adam Urquhart Esquire Sheriff of the County of Wigtown.
For the public prosecutor } For the Pannel
Alex McNeil Caird PF } Thomas F Smith Writer Wigtown
The libel being read over to the pannel in open Court, he pleads not Guilty.
The sheriff finds the libel relevant to infer the pains of law, but allows the pannel a proof in qualification and alteration, and remits him with the libel as found relevant to the knowledge of an Assize. Adam Urquhart
The following Gentlemen were there ballotted to pass upon the assize of the pannel Patrick Hannay vizt.
The Pannel adduced the following Witness in alleviation vizt.
Samuel Shearman or Shearn labourer in Portlogan being No. 8 of the List of Witnesses appended to the Libel.
The Jury without retiring returned a Verdict unanimously finding the pannel Guilty as libelled in terms of his own confession, but by a majority recommending him to the leniency of the court.
The sheriff in respect of the foregoing Verdict Decerns and adjudges the pannel Patrick Hannay to be taken from the bar and imprisoned in the prison of Stranraer, subject to the rules of that Establishment, for the period of two calender months from this date; and warrant is hereby granted to the Keeper of said prison to receive, detain and liberate the pannel accordingly.
© National Archives of Scotland - reference SC/19/51/1
Transcription © Graham Maxwell, April 2011
Wednesday, 16 March 2011
Many other people will be there too: various family history societies, Families in British India Society, Scotsman Archives, Tay Roots and many others.
For more information visit the Scottish Genealogy Society’s website: http://www.scotsgenealogy.com/Conference.aspx
Hope to see you all there!
Thursday, 10 March 2011
It tells us about the case of William Richardson who murdered a woman in the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright in the autumn of 1786. William Richardson was found guilty on evidence and circumstance not on the testimony of witnesses. It’s a fascinating account although all very sad for the poor girl that was murdered.
I have ordered the appropriate high court minute book and will look at it when I’m in Edinburgh next week. I’ll let you know if it gives any further information.
I find these cases fascinating. If your family tree is anything like mine there will be a lots of “Ag. Labs” and very few people recorded in sasines or wills, so it’s nice to find documents outside of the OPR’s and census. As one customer said this week prison records add some “spice” to a family tree. Court papers can be a wonderful addition if your ancestor was tried, in fact we hope to have some exciting news about that later in the year!
If you’ve not already looked have a search in our prison registers and see if there are any black sheep in your family!
Wednesday, 9 March 2011
To understand more fully what was going on, how many denominations where in existence and therefore have a chance of finding your ancestors have a read at Chris Paton’s blog: Walking in Eternity. Chris also tells us he is writing a book entitled "Discover Scottish Church Records" which may help you in your quest to dig deeper into the past.
If you still need help though to find a specific elusive character in your family tree please email me and I’ll see what we can do for you. We give a free consultation to everybody!
Tuesday, 8 March 2011
Here’s a few interesting items with good discounts, they have many more but these caught my eye:
How to find Shipping & Immigration Records in Australia. - Price: £3.00 - Was £9.00
Ecclesiastical - Lady Glenorchy Transcripts Communion Rolls 1785-1835. - Price: £2.75 - Was £5.25
Alumni & Grads. in Art, Aberdeen Colleges, 1850-1860. Price: £2.00 - Was £4.00
Hope you find something useful!!
Saturday, 5 March 2011
If you have been on your toes this week you may have noticed that Friday's Chambers' Edinburgh Journal was dated the 3rd of March not the 4th as 1832 was a leap year.
I still like the idea of reading it each week on the correct date so from now on it will be uploaded on a Thursday.
If you have not already read this week's visit our website to either read online or save the images to your computer to keep forever.
Tuesday, 1 March 2011
Friday, 25 February 2011
Sunday, 20 February 2011
Friday, 18 February 2011
Thursday, 17 February 2011
Wednesday, 16 February 2011
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Monday, 14 February 2011
Friday, 11 February 2011
Monday, 7 February 2011
Saturday, 5 February 2011
Monday, 31 January 2011
Saturday, 22 January 2011
- Name of Pauper
- Present residence
- Married or single, widow, or widower. If child, orphan, deserted or bastard.
- Name of each dependant living with Pauper
- Age – Years
- Place of birth
- Trade or occupation
- If wholly or partially disabled
- Description of disablement
- Means and resources of Pauper besides Parochial relief
- Names and weekly earnings of Parents
- Names, ages, and earnings of children not living with Pauper, and whether marries, and number of children.
- Date when admitted on Roll.
- Amount of relief in money.
- Amount of relief in food, clothing, fuel, lodging, or of any other kind.
- Date and cause of removal from Roll.