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If you do not find what you are looking for the first time you visit our site, you may find it worthwhile checking in from time to time, as new entries may well have been added. We have a lot of historical indexing waiting to be completed, so you may be luckier next time!

New entries are uploaded as and when individual indexes have been completed and gone through a fairly stringent checking procedure. While we wish to get as many Indexes on-line as quickly as possible, we cannot guarantee how often this process will occur, due to the very different types of historical material being researched at any one time.

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Actors, Artists, Authors, etc. List Address List - (work in progress) Agents, Apprentices plus List
Airdrie a Historical Sketch Alves Tombstone Inscriptions
(Moray, Scotland by MBGRG)
Assorted Documents Under Research
  Assorted Ephemera 19th-20th Century  
Assorted Legal Documents 1546-1915 Assorted Letters,1787-1957 A Tour in Norway 1890
Banking, Insurance, etc. List Bardner, McFarlane & Ross, Writers in Dunfermline, Fife Baronetage, Peerage & Royalty (UK)
Baronetage, Peerage & Royalty
(Non UK)
Boarding Houses, Hotels, Inns List Club & Other Organisation List
Celebrated Autographs Commercial List Chairmen, Directors, Presidents List
Civil Servants & Magistrates List Country List Crests & Monograms : Vol. 1
Crests & Monograms : Vol. 1 Unidentified Crests & Monograms : Vol. 2 Crests & Monograms : Vol. 2 Unidentified
Culloden Castle (House) Recipe List Culloden House Contents Sale Discovery & Research List
Duke of Buccleuch's Invoices & Receipts Edinburgh Carlyle Society Edinburgh Trade Invoices 1843-1914
Education Forgotten Tombstones of Moray
 
Factors, Farmers, Tenants & Yeomen
Glasgow, Boys' Brigade, List Admiral, Sir William H Hall Highland & Agricultural Society List
Hope Family of Luffness Huntly Places & People List Identity Required List
Innes Logan (Rev.) List John Manders Anecdotes Pre 1830 Joseph Mason & Co. List
 

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Actors, Artists, Authors, Musicians, Painters, Poets, Sculptors, Writers, etc. - Contains all references to the creative arts. In many cases, for example with Authors and Writers, it may not be known where they lived, so the reference given in the address column may only refer to where their work was published or exhibited.

It should also be noted that in some instances references made to writers, may have been included in these lists in error as they could in reality be writers in the legal or business sense only. 

In some entries particularly with actors and actresses, it is uncertain whether the named person is male or female, so where the occupation gives actor, the sex may be in some cases be in error.

 

 

 

 

Address List - Work is still in progress to present this information in the most user friendly way. A fuller information statement about this list will be available when its presentation format has been finalised. This is unlikely to be completed for some time. This comment inserted here on 29/11/2006.

 

 

 

Agents, Apprentices  plus List The list mostly comprises Agents for a variety of different subjects, both commercial and otherwise. Agents can be either one or more connected individuals, or for example, commercial institutions such as banks. In some cases the Agent concerned may be looking after one person's interests only, such as a solicitor working on behalf of a client.

Apprentices cover anyone so-called, learning a trade or profession, such as may be found in the Building Trade, or in Solicitors' Offices. 

Travellers:-  Important note this term refers specifically to Commercial Travellers (or agents) and not those going on long trips!  

Also included are those occupations and professions more particularly connected with Domestic and Labouring work, Building Trades, Commercial Businesses and Secretarial work up to about the position of Inspector only.

 

 

 

 

 

Airdrie a Historical Sketch : 1921 - This book was written by James Knox, ex-Provost of Airdrie and Hon. Sheriff-Substitute of Lanarkshire. It was printed and published at Airdrie by Baird & Hamilton in 1921. James Knox died in 1938. 

The three datasets available here comprise several items given in the Appendix at the end of the book and include eight of the ten subjects listed. These include the following:-

I       Airdrie's Fallen Heroes in the Great War
II     Resident Sheriffs Substitute
III    Hon. Sheriffs Substitute 
IV    Provosts since Formation  of Burgh
V     Councillors since Formation of Burgh
VI    Town Clerks since Formation of Burgh
VII   Burgh Officials in 1921
IX     Subscribers to Volume

Please note that Sections two to seven (2-7) have been merged under one title "Magistrates and Other Officials (1821-1921)." In this dataset the year / years in which the person served in office is given after the year of publication, e.g. 1921 (1823).

IMPORTANT NOTE : In the dataset entitled "Subscribers to Airdrie a Historical Sketch," please be aware that some addresses may be in error. In the printed volume, quite a number of the listed addresses were incomplete. As a result a degree of interpretational license had to be used in completing the missing information. A number were on balance assumed to be in or around Airdrie, but it is possible that some of these assumptions are inaccurate. If you are able to provide any corrections to this list, we will be pleased to amend it.

By checking up various sources it was decided that many of the addresses could not be completed as it was clear that their place-names were to be found in more than one area. This explains the term given (which one)? to denote doubt as to where the listed place was. The term (where)? simply means we have so far been able to trace this place-name. However, it may be that a number of these represent for example, house names in Airdrie.

 

 

 

Alves Tombstone Inscriptions (Moray, Scotland) - This list contains the names of every person recorded as having been buried at Alves Churchyard and Cemetery through the medium of tombstone inscriptions.* The parish of Alves is situated a few miles west of Elgin and is adjacent to the parishes of Duffus, Kinloss, New Spynie and Rafford. Further information on these  inscriptions is available at the Moray Burial Ground Research Group's website at www.mbgrg.org or ANESFHS the contact link to the Aberdeen & North East Scotland Family History Society.

* This does not include Buried Tombstone inscriptions. For reference to this category see The Forgotten Tombstones of Moray.

N.B. the term 'nonage' implies some form of minority in children. In tombstone inscription terms it may mean that the child was under 1 year old, or that it was in infancy. Legally used to mean 'minority and pupillarity, now any age under 16.' (see Green's Glossary of Scottish Legal Terms, by A G M Duncan, 1992)

 

 

 

Assorted Documents Still Under Research -  This is a disparate collection of documents acquired together, most of which appear to be of UK origin, however, a few are not. Most of them are quite difficult to read due to the archaic nature of the hand-writing. The majority will require specialist skills to read them properly. Notwithstanding these problems, it was felt appropriate to make  available the names of those people it was possible to identify. Hopefully, all identifications are accurate, but it must be noted that some may be incorrect, as much of our research on them is attributable solely to the Internet.

A number of these documents were unusual in one way or another, and the people or subjects mentioned in them, are well out of the way of normal genealogical research. For example, one document is a list of the people who held the Honour of Eye in Co. Suffolk between the time of Robert Mallett in the Reign of William the Conquerer and Queen Henrietta Mary, wife of Charles I.

Over time it is hoped to add additional documents of a similar nature held as part of other Inventories. This will be done only as and when time and circumstance permits.

SFH welcomes any information about any of the people or subject matter relating to this webpage, and any assistance will be readily acknowledged as appropriate.

 

 

 

Assorted Ephemera - Mainly UK Printed Matter 19th-20th Century - This is a very mixed lot of material. The majority relate to the UK, e.g. England and Scotland, but there are a number of foreign items. This disparate collection has come from various sources so there is no connecting link between them overall.

It contains items such as documents, insurance policies, receipts, advertisements from magazines and other related material. Also included are things like matchbox labels, tourist guides and theatre programmes.

 

 

 

Assorted Legal Documents 1546-1915 -  This medium sized collection of legal documents appears to have come from a defunct firm of solicitors in Edinburgh. The collection at first glance appears to be quite disparate, however, on closer inspection it seems that quite a number of the group categories are in some way linked. To get a better understanding of this collection you should in the first instance check out the groups involved by going onto the  Groups link on the Assorted Legal Documents 1546-1915 entry.

Due to the varied type of document within this collection it should be understood that some of the material indexed is quite complex from the point of view of general understanding, but from a family history point of view, extremely important.

In the Name (1st) column where a year date is given similar to the following example (the late : 1878): this indicates the date of a particular document in which the person is recorded as being deceased and NOT necessarily the year in which he / she died.

 

 

 

Assorted Letters 1787-1957 - Quite a number of items in this Inventory have a Leith (now Edinburgh) connection and may have come from the same original source. A number also have connections to Banks and the legal profession.

 

 

 

A Tour in Norway 1890 -  It is important to understand that some of the place names which appear in this list, differ considerably in spelling and pronunciation from the designations that exist today. In 1929 the language Nynorsk, or New Norwegian was officially recognised. It was formulated out of the many Norwegian dialects that existed in the 19th century. One result of these linguistic changes is that a variety of place-names recorded by August Gosch on his tour 1890, are now written and pronounced quite differently from the period that he and Mrs Gosch undertook their Norwegian tour.

 

 

 

Banking, Insurance, etc. List - This List contains references to items relating to financial matters. Not only are major banking or assurance / insurance corporations recorded, but also much smaller bodies and individual occupations are included such as that of those acting in the capacity of a Treasurer of a group or society. Other occupations include for example, those involved with Customs & Excise, Inland Revenue, Rates and other areas of national, county or town collections of Tax of whatever nature.

It should be noted that some designations of job title have been abbreviated. For example, a person described as being a director of of bank or insurance company, may in the original document or publication be described as an 'Extraordinary director', while a manager of a company may be listed originally as a 'General manager.' These abbreviations are meant only as a presentational aid.

It is also worth remembering that where someone is listed as, for example, a director, manager or other category of management of a company, in many cases he will be one of several listed in the original source - meaning that whereas 'John Smith is listed as director of the Bank of Townsville; he may in reality share that position with 10 other co-directors

 

 

 

Bardner, McFarlane & Ross - This legal firm  of writers (solicitors) was situated in the Royal Burgh of Dunfermline. The period covered by the papers listed in this dataset ranges from 1831-1961, but the majority are from the second half of the 19th century. The information we hold on this legal firm is quite limited and any additional historical material about it is most welcome.

The bulk of the papers in this collection are made up of merchants' invoices as well as a variety of trade and personal receipts. A fair proportion of these relate in one way or another to Hill of Beath Estate, Cowdenbeath, its owners and executors. Again any additional details about this estate would be useful.

With this collection are 12 letters, which may not be associated with the main sequence of documents relating to the above named category. These are listed in the dataset under the Inventory number heading listed as 022 : L01 through 022 : L12.

 

 

 

Baronetage, Peerage & Royalty, non UK List - This is made up monarchs or sovereigns, as well as members of rank or title within the accepted degrees of nobility, mainly outwith the jurisdiction of the United Kingdom. However, it also includes a number of British subjects who have either lived or worked abroad in posts of significant rank. Also included are those holding the title of Lord, Hon, or Rt. Hon., where it is uncertain, or unclear whether these titles refer to a political or judicial connection.

In the Name column, it is important to be aware that some of the names listed are not personal Surnames, e.g. the family name of the Earls of Elgin and Kincardine was and is Bruce.

It should be noted that in the "Order, Title or Rank" column, the premier Rank is listed first, e.g. "Sir : General," contrary to accepted usage, where such Ranks would be given as "General, Sir." 

The Country of birth or main connection with, is listed first in the "Place Living" column.

It should be clearly noted that in the "Year" column, any year given in brackets, relates to an earlier reference to the named individual occurring in the "Source" document or publication (Inventory No.).  Please also note that the first given date relates only to the publication year of the individual document or other numbered source. 

 

 

 

Baronetage, Peerage & Royalty, UK List - This is made up monarchs or sovereigns, as well as members of rank or title within the accepted degrees of nobility, inside the jurisdiction of the United Kingdom and colonies. Also included are those holding the title of Lord, Hon, or Rt. Hon., where it is uncertain, or unclear whether these titles refer to a political or judicial connection. Religious Titles have not been included in this dataset.

In the Name column, it is important to be aware that many of the names listed are not personal Surnames, e.g. the family name of the Earls of Elgin and Kincardine was and is Bruce. (It is therefore extremely important to ensure that names and titles are not  misinterpreted from this dataset. For example:- In the entry Campbell, John (Earl of Loudon) it is clear that the Earl of Loudon's personal names were John Loudon. However, in the example "Haddington, Thomas (Earl of (9th), the personal surname is in reality Hamilton. Thus his name and title would be spoken or written of as:- Thomas Hamilton, Earl of Haddington.

It should be noted that in the "Order, Title or Rank" column, the premier Rank where known is listed first, e.g. "Sir : General," contrary to accepted usage, where such Ranks would be given as "General, Sir." Any additional titles given after the premier title should be treated as extra information and in many cases are far from complete. Many titles given are considerable abbreviations for reasons of space, etc. Correct forms of usage such as "My Lord, His Grace, His Most Noble, etc., have not been included. All entries relating to royalty have been give either the Abbreviations:- H.M. = His / Her Majesty, or H.R.H. = His / Her Royal Highness. 

In the "Place Living in or Recorded at" column, this indicates where the person either comes from or has some connection with. In some cases, the connection "may" be to some degree limited or tenuous. Where no place is listed, and where UK is given for the "Country" this may indicate that we have to date been unable to find a precise reference for this person regarding his exact country of origin within the UK or colonies.

It should be clearly noted that in the "Year" column, any year given in brackets, relates to an earlier reference to the named individual occurring in the "Source" document or publication (Inventory No.).  Please also note that the first given date relates only to the publication year of the individual document or other numbered source. 

 

 

 

Boarding Houses, Hotels, Inns, etc. - The majority of listed entries are taken from advertisements in booklets and other journals. In some cases it is uncertain what the category the named establishment falls into.   

 

 

 

Celebrated Autographs - This collection of autograph signatures, letters and part letters was assembled by either Lieutenant-General B W D Morton and / or his daughter, Miss Amy Morton who resided in Cheltenham. Lieut General Morton was an officer in the Indian Signal Corps. The main thrust of the collection revolves round well known people in UK and Indian society somewhere around the turn of century in 1900, give or take about 20 years, although there are several older examples. Many relate to the military, or high ranking officials in politics or civil administration.     

Any information about Lieut General Morton and his daughter are most welcome.

 

 

 

Chairmen, Directors, Presidents List - This list is made up of a number of vocational titles mostly relating to commercial businesses and assorted official and voluntary organisations. Legal and political appointments (including town and city governance) are not covered under this heading.

Also included are members of 'Boards,' founders and partners of an assorted array of businesses and other institutions, as well as various others categories listed at the top of each page.

It is important to note that where someone is listed, for example as a director of a company, the actual reference may include other words such as "managing", or "assistant." For simplicity these have not been included in the datasets. The following words have been deleted in these datasets:- Company (as in Director), Extraordinary, General, Managing and Organising. Also not included are many references to the abbreviation Hon. (as in Honorary).

 

 

 

Civil Servants & Magistrates List - This List contains a mixture of people involved in the administration of Local, Municipal, and National Government, but excludes most references to Members of Parliament unless as a secondary position. Also included are high ranking members of the Law profession, where thought appropriate.

IMPORTANT NOTE 1: This List does not contain references to Magistrates or other Officials listed in Perth Magistrate's List where the source is given as 109 B (005). Other Perth references from different sources are quoted.

IMPORTANT NOTE 2: Care should be taken where a person's designation is listed as a "Bailie / Baillie." This title has several meanings. It frequently refers to a Magistrate in relation to the governance of a Burgh, Town or City in Scotland. However, the term also applies in old Scottish legal circles to someone who was involved in the procedures of "granting sasine" (a legal document) during the transfer of landed property. Occasionally there may be a misinterpretation with the word "Bailiff" meaning for example, a sheriff's officer or a land steward.

Some of the listings are partly duplicated elsewhere. 

 

 

 

Clubs & Other Organisations List -  This list contains the names of various group categories of people and assorted organisations. In general it does not include Business or Commercial activities. The main content is made up of entries to associations, clubs and societies and other similar groupings where the main object of their existence is not, or was not, commercial. The overall content is quite disparate. This may, however, also include bodies that are made up of people that paid a membership fee or subscription, etc. Also represented are references to government bodies and other similar official groupings.

Some entries refer to castles and other specific places of interest where interaction with the public or other interested groups have occurred. This may mean such simple activities such as hosting visits from members of the public.

It is important to note that some duplication exists between items in this lists where the source is from a wax seal, rubber stamp, or crest, and the same or similar entries which are found in the Seal and Stamp List. At present these have been allowed to exist for the possible benefit of people using the website, who may not be making use of the Search Engine provided. This area of duplication may be removed in the future if it is felt appropriate.  
 

 

 

 

Commercial List - This List contains Manuscript and Published pre 1960 references to Businesses, or Commercial enterprises, contained in our private Archive and Library. However please note the following points. It is meant to contain only Businesses where the Business Name implies that more than one person is (or was) involved in it.  Names such as John Smith or other similar personal names are not included here.

The majority of references relate to Scotland, but many English or British national companies are also recorded. A few also relate to other parts of Great Britain, as well as outside the UK..

For the most part, only the following categories of Business are recorded in this particular dataset. To qualify, Business Names must include one of the following abbreviations, words, terms or signs.   &, Bros, Brothers, Co., Company, Inc., Incorporated, Ltd, Limited, Messrs, Partner, Partners, Son, Sons, or similar and their their non-English equivalents.

Further categories include

1) The use of  an ' (apostrophe) as in Smith's to indicate a plurality of people, or the use of initials as in BBC for British Broadcasting Corporation .

2) The use of names or words that clearly do not imply a personal individual.

3) Some entries may be included where the Commercial link is tenuous. For example, where a "club" or similar is included, it may have been inserted where it could be inferred that some commercial activity took place under its name, e.g. money changing hands where a bar or cafe was available. In cases of this nature, and where thought appropriate, entries of this type should also be found in the Clubs & Organised Groups List.

Where available, some indication is given in the Name Column as to the type of Business undertaken by each listed entry. This usually includes a reference from the original documentation, but where none exists, we may include a comment of our own where feasible. Some comments may only be partially correct. For example, a firm that is described as follow - Smith, John (bank agent) - may be acting as an agent for a bank, but their actual profession may be that of Solicitors or the like.

Confusion as to the accurate indexing of Business names may on occasion arise in respect of separating different surnames within a complete Business name. For example Gordon Melvin & Jones may be two people,  Gordon Melvin and someone with the surname of Jones. However, it may actually be three different surnames, that of Gordon, Melvin and Jones. Where serious doubt exists we insert a comma in brackets with a question mark - thus Gordon(,?) Melvin & Jones.

Sometimes a reputed Business Name may include the abbreviation - Messrs - for clarity. However, it should be noted that this cannot be taken completely as definitively describing a business. It may in fact only be referring to two or more private individuals.

Standardisation of certain Business Names.  Some names, particularly those of some banks are mentioned in a variety of sources with name variations. For example - The Union Bank of Scotland may be found recorded in several alternative ways such as Union Bank of Scotland, The Union Bank or just Union Bank. Where this occurs, we will choose a standard format so that all reference to this business will be found together. However on occasion this may not prove the best policy to avoid the creation of assumed inaccuracies. For example James Gray, Ironmongers in Edinburgh may also be found listed as Gray's because that is what the original source called it. On many occasions we will not be aware of the connection, therefore, items of this nature will be indexed separately. Many Business names begin with 'The' but this word may frequently be omitted in some sources. Where deemed appropriate, entries will be indexed under 'The'.

 Care should be taken when interpreting certain categories of Business. For example, the old-fashioned term of "Writer" meaning "Solicitor," should not be mistaken for the designation of an "Author." 

  

 

 

Country List - This is a quick Check List to help you with your search. If the country you are looking for is not in this List, then you will find no reference to it amongst any of our Lists.

N.B. As all the entries in our datasets relate to a variety of time periods pre 1960, some of the named countries no longer exist. For example Sri Lanka under the British Empire was known as Ceylon, and is therefore listed under that name.  

 

 

 

Crests & Monograms : Vol. 1 - It would appear that a large proportion of this collection was assembled during the period circa 1860-1900. One page is dated 1868. From the items identified, there seems to be something of an Irish connection, but whether or not this can be used as evidence to suggest that the initial collector had Irish connections is obviously speculative. Clearly, however, the originator of this collection was someone with a great deal of time on their hands, and due to the minute detail and art-work surrounding the crests, it seems that the artist may indeed have been a woman, and quite possibly a woman of some note in society. Also it is interesting to note that this person would appear to have lived and travelled amongst, or had contact with, the highest echelons of British society during the mid-Victorian period.

Important Notes:

Crest & Monogram Identifications : It must be stressed that the identifications listed in this dataset are very largely taken from the names and designations given to them by the original creator of the collection. Many, but not all have been verified, while a considerable proportion could do with additional information, particularly in relation to forenames.

Where no obvious title is given (such as : Duke of), or where no other suitable ID was written by the original collector, it has been assumed (perhaps wrongly) that most or all of the Crests & Monograms relate to people connected with the UK. Care should therefore be taken when assessing individual items for your own research!

Motto Translations : None of the translations should be accepted as necessarily entirely accurate. The majority have been assembled from a variety of sources, including the Internet. It is clear that in numerous cases, translations of individual words and phrases differ according to the knowledge and ideas of the various translators. Therefore care should be taken when using these for the purposes of your own research. It is suggested that you check out respective translations from other sources as well!

The translations for a number of mottoes were not immediately available, so if you can add to any that are missing, or indeed suggest corrections or amendments to any in the list, please feel free to contact us. Any comments you make will be noted where appropriate.

Likewise, many of the crests are described only according to the designations given by the original collector. In some cases we have added a little additional detail, but any further historical information you can pass on about any entry, will be very welcome, as well as being acknowledged.

The use of the word "(crown)" within the "Title or Rank" heading, indicates the presence of a crown on the crest itself. The use of this device signifies that in most cases the person was a noble rank, or that the listed item was in some way connected with Crown or Government.

 

 

 

Crests & Monograms : Vol. 2  - It would appear that this small collection may have been assembled by more than one person. Many of the identified crests relate to Canada, while the remainder mostly relate to England. The time span covered by the collection covers a period thought to range from circa 1850-1920, but the majority date to a period within 20-30 years either side of 1900. 

Motto Translations : None of the translations should be accepted as necessarily entirely accurate. The majority have been assembled from a variety of sources, including the Internet. It is clear that in numerous cases, translations of individual words and phrases differ according to the knowledge and ideas of the various translators. Therefore care should be taken when using these for the purposes of your own research. It is suggested that you check out respective translations from other sources as well!

The translations for a number of mottoes were not immediately available, so if you can add to any that are missing, or indeed suggest corrections or amendments to any in the list, please feel free to contact us. Any comments you make will be noted where appropriate.

 

 

 

Crests & Monograms : Vol. 1 (Unidentified) - This dataset comprise items where little or no proper identification has so far come to light. A few have a forename, or a family or other Motto, but the majority so far remain completely unidentified.

It has been assumed (perhaps wrongly) that most or all of the Crests & Monograms relate to people connected with the UK. Care should therefore be taken when assessing individual items for your own research!

If you can add any information regarding any of these items, your assistance will be acknowledge where appropriate.

 

 

 

Crests & Monograms : Vol. 2 (Unidentified) - This dataset comprise items where little or no proper identification has so far come to light. Almost all remain completely unidentified.

It has been assumed (perhaps wrongly) that most or all of the Crests & Monograms relate to people connected with the UK or colonies, particularly Canada. Care should therefore be taken when assessing individual items for your own research!

If you can add any information regarding any of these items, your assistance will be acknowledge where appropriate.

 

 

 

Culloden Castle (House) List - Culloden House is a famous Georgian House built of the site of the former castle of that name in 1788. It is now a world class hotel. Several websites are about it are easily available online.

The manuscript recipe book is signed at the front                Donald Cameron
                                                                                                             Culoden Castle
                                                                                                                   May th 4 = 1845
 

Another dated signature on the outside spine reads Donald Cameron ??? 4th 1756 (or 1856) Oronsay.

Some research has been carried out to try and find out who Donald Cameron was, but so far no new information has come to light. When Donald signed the book in 1845, it would appear due to the style of writing, that many of the recipes in it had been there for quite some time before, possibly as far back as the 18th century. However, a number of recipes towards the end of the book appear to be in his own hand, although it is entirely possible that these were either written before or after that date.

It is important to note that if any of these recipes are requested by members of the public for their own personal and private use at home, Scottish Family Heritage takes no responsibility of any kind for their use under any circumstances. It should also be clearly understood that no recipe is to be used under any circumstances for commercial or monetary gain of any kind, unless without the express permission of SFH in writing.     

 

 

 

Culloden House Contents Sale -

Artists or Manufacturers details where not listed in the original publication, have where practical been sourced from assorted reference works, including some given on the Internet.

Lot Buyers' names are mostly identified, although from the way in which some of their names and addresses (or lack thereof) are presented, it is not entirely clear in some cases if they represent a different individual from another buyer with the same or similar details.

Lot Descriptions are as far as practical given as per the original publication. However, as the Lot Contents have been alphabetised, and where sensible listed collectively, a considerable degree of abridgement has proved necessary.

Lots Numbers in the sales catalogue are listed from I to 759. However, there were more than 759 Lots offered for sale. This increase included several (A) numbers. Some numbers had no item listed against them and at least one number was used more than once. A few numbers were also missed out completely. 

 

 

 

Discovery & Research List - This List mainly contains references to people who have in one way or another been involved in some area of specific interest, research or exploration. It includes those whose line of work, or interest, is described by a word ending in "er, ian or ist" as in "explorer, antiquarian & naturalist."

Some categories have been included which in general only fall into this category due to the word ending used to describe them, such as in "controversialist and philanthropist." 

 

 

 

Duke of Buccleuch's Invoices & Receipts -  These documents range in date from about 1860-1904. The majority relate to the Duke of Buccleuch's property at Bowhill in Selkirkshire, and are largely concerned with the day to day running of the estate. Many are wage accounts by servants and other employees, while there are also a number of tradesmen's and merchant's invoices from Selkirk and the surrounding area.

In a number of cases, due to the lack of details on the documents, it was unclear where some of the people lived. As a result some addresses listed in this dataset may be inaccurate to one degree or another. 

 

 

 

Edinburgh Trade Invoices 1843-1914 -  This collection of Invoices represent good examples of many of the better class commercial establishments in the city, particularly around the middle of the 19th century. Quite a few contain samples of trade art and in some cases have illustrations portrayed of their premises in print form.

In the Name (1st) column where a year date is given similar to the following example (the late : 1878): this indicates the date of a particular document in which the person is recorded as being deceased and NOT necessarily the year in which he / she died.

 

 

 

Edinburgh Carlyle Society, etc & Haddington Floods - This collection appears to have originally belonged to James H Jamieson, F.S.A. Scot. (as used to be written) of 14 Sciennes Gardens, Edinburgh. It appears to have largely been put together during the 1930s and 1940s. Aside from being a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, he was a member of the Edinburgh Carlyle Society and the East Lothian Antiquarian & Field Naturalists' Society.

The items, except non-newspaper photographs, are largely contained in three roughly made scrapbooks. All have been stuck down onto double-sided pages.

There are three separate subjects within these scrapbooks. Newspapers cuttings of the period relating to interesting articles about various old buildings in Edinburgh, many with photographs. Then there are a variety of items relating to the Carlyle Society whose interests were devoted to studying the life of Thomas Carlyle, the well known author and historian. These include old society syllabuses, letters and notes mainly relating to various talks made to the group and visits made to places connected with Carlyle. Also included are items relating to Haddington and one of its well known ministers, the Rev. John Brown (with names of descendants appended), etc. Interestingly, it also includes the names of all those who took part in many of the outings. 

The last section is made up of newscuttings connected to the great floods that Haddington and area suffered in 1948.  

 

 

 

Education - Included within this list are people and subjects connected in one way or another with all aspects of teaching. Also listed are those involved with the administrative, or non-teaching staff, such as directors, secretaries and janitors, etc. These cover mainly scholastic subjects relating to schools, colleges and universities, but also include other items of instruction such as driving, dancing, religious or non-scholastic subjects, where teaching of some description is involved.

 

 

 

Factors, Farming, Tenants & Yeomen - This contains all references to land work or ownership. Some other categories of people are also included such as for example Gamekeepers.

Tenants of property, including house or other property dealers are also included. Because some people are simply described as being a Tenant of property that is undefined, it has been decided to include all Tenants including those who lived or used property in urban areas as well as those in a rural setting.

 

 

 

Glasgow, Boys' Brigade, List - This List is made up first of the street names where boys of the 139th Glasgow Boys' Brigade lived between Sessions 1927-1928 to Session 1936-1937. The second list is contains the names of the Officers and other ranks, as well as members of the band and the years they attended.


The original ledger contains exact addresses for each member, but for privacy reasons these have been abbreviated to the street name only. Some of the boys names have been listed more than once during different Sessions, as this indicates that they were living at different addresses. It also includes the number of Drill parades and Bible Classes they went to.
 

For privacy reasons full access to the original ledger is restricted.
 

 

 

Hall : Admiral, Sir William Hutcheon Hall - Sir William was a KCB & FRS, who was an officer of some considerable distinction during the 19th century. He served in various capacities aboard HMS Warrior, Iphigenia and Morgiana. In 1839 he commanded the Hon. East India Company ship Nemesis and took part in the 1st Anglo-Chinese War,  and later aboard HMS Hecla & HMS Blenheim he took part in various famous naval engagements in the Crimean War of 1853-1856. He also assisted with some note in relief efforts during the Irish Potato Famine.

In 1845, he married Hilare Caroline Byng, daughter of his first captain, George Byng. He was elected to the Royal Society in 1847 and in 1867 was made a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath. He died in Kensington, London in 1878.

This collection is made up of an assortment of family papers, which throw light on sections of his early naval career, but also includes an assortment of poems and other family items such as a hand written memorial to Bunny Hall, a well-loved family pet. There is also evidence of his long-standing concern regarding sailors' homes in which he took much interest. There is also some material relating to the Lucas family into which the Hall family married. This appears also to be a connection to Charles Davies Lucas, the first recipient of the Victoria Cross. Additional material relates to the Stamper family, with a connection to HRH Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll.  

 

 

Highland & Agricultural Society List - This List is taken from "Prize-Essays and Transactions of the Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland, New Series, Vol. IV, 1835.

Considerable effort has gone into trying to trace many of the now forgotten, or little known place-names attached to many of the members, such as (John Ainslie of Maxpofle - now Maxpoffle, Roxburghshire). As many place-name spellings have changed over the years, it has so far not been possible to trace every one of those listed. Some remain untraced, while many names occur  in more than one place or geographical area. It has therefore in numerous  occasions not been possible to determine which one is meant to be attributable to the individual concerned.  

 

 

Hope Family of Luffness, Haddingtonshire -  This is a scrapbook mainly used for photographs which was given to Miss Gray from Lucy Georgina Hope, Luffness, Aberlady, Haddingtonshire on December 10th 1866. It contains a variety of family photographs of the Hope family including their house and pet dog. Also included are other associated families such as Ricard and Trenholm. There are also family connections with Jersey, such Dumaresq and Le Bailly, as well as the USA, with Col. B.J. Johnson of Charleston who fell at the battle of Mannasses in 1861.

The scrapbook has been through the wars and has been much mutilated with large chunks torn or cut out. However, enough survives to make this a most interesting historical document.

 

 

 

Huntly Places & People List : 1936 - No additional comments given at this time.

 

 

 

Identity Required List - This List is largely made up of People, Places and Things which we are at present unable to identify. The majority of these come from postcards dating back to the beginning of the 20th century. There are also a selection from other types of illustration such as found  in photographs, line drawings, engravings, paintings and other types of art work.

We hope that you may be able to help in identifying any of these images, or even perhaps passing on clues which might lead to their identification in the future, so anything you can tell us is most welcome. We are happy to add your suggestions or comments to our website, so long as you agreeable for us to do so, and where appropriate for these to be added to by other people.

 

 

 

Innes Logan (Rev.) List - The Rev. A S Innes Logan was minister of the United Free Church of Scotland in Braemar as well as being for a period Chaplain to H.M. Forces. This web page relates to his collection of signatures and letters, which appears to been started on the 5th of July, 1901. He inscribes the front page as an "Autograph Book." The period covered by his collection dates from 1873-1950.

Unfortunately the collection is not entire. It would appear this volume had got into a fairly bad state. Many of the backing pages are badly frayed; however most of the letters and cuttings survive intact. Sadly at some point all the pages have been split from their original binding, and several items have been "picked" over, thus detracting from the historical value of the collection as a whole. A good example of this a letter stated to have been by Sir Henry Morton Stanley, the person who famously discovered, Dr Livingstone. All that survives is the back page with no text, which was well-glued to its card backing.

Many of the letters and signatures are by people, well-known in their day, but who have since in many cases, become long forgotten to many people. However, by considerable use of the internet, their identity has been brought back into circulation, thus making the historical value of the collection more relevant from the family history point of view.

 

 

John Manders Anecdotes Pre 1830 -

Biographical Details:- John Manders was born on the 1st October 1772 in Upper James's Street, Dublin. In 1787, he is recorded as being at Ballitore School, County Kildare, Ireland - he left here circa 1788. In 1795 he was at Trinity College, Dublin. In 1816 and 1818 is known to have resided at Parton on the Cumberland coast beside Whitehaven. During part of 1820 and 1821 he was living in Baggot Street, Dublin, but in 1821 he moved to an address in Great Brunswick Street where he stayed till at least 1830. The last we have a record for him is in 1848 when he was living at Upper Leeson Street, Dublin when he would have been about 76 years old.

At the beginning of one of his manuscript books John has taken the trouble to inform his future potential readership as to how he had picked out and set down in writing the various anecdotes that appealed to him. He comments thus:-

"Should you bestow a spare hour to peruse the many sheets I have written, I'm inclined to think, you may find many rare, profitable, pleasant, and entertaining subjects, such as probably, were never yet set forth in any volume in the English Tongue, as many of them were never before printed or written, but taken down at such time as I heard them creditably reported, yet I must candidly confess, that I have selected and picked out of old books and newspapers, various anecdotes, &c. the authors and writers, I have most commonly named at the end of the same."

This extract was written in another of his volumes and is dated at Parton, Cumberland on the 23rd July, 1818.

During the Editor's research into Manders' writing, the fact that he had copied so much out of previously published works, was indeed corroborated a number of times when checking out his writings on the Internet. In some cases he seems to have recorded items word for word, while in others the text has been amended to one degree or another.

The Editors would be extremely grateful for any additional information about the life of John Manders, or anything concerning his writings.

 

 

Joseph Mason & Co. List - This company had a large and extensive clientele base over various parts of England from its centre in Derby. The precise history of this firm has not been researched, but clearly it was in business for quite a bit longer than is shown by the dates in this ledger. Its is assumed that most of the names in the original ledger represent businesses, (trade customers), although what proportion of these might possibly only be people without a business connection buying paint or varnish is not known.

 A number of names, both personal and place-names were either not identified at all, or were guessed at, so it is quite likely that some names in these lists are incorrect.
 

Any additional information or history about this firm would be extremely welcome.

 

Date last modified: Sat 01 Jun 13