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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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Law : Legal Profession List Lawson's Almanack For 1859 Lawsons Limited List
Lidderdale & Gillespie Linlithgowshire & Kinross-shire Lives of the Saints
Mary Gwladys Jones Maryhill Stipend Medical List
Merchant's List Military List Ministers of Religion List
Miscellaneous Scraps List Monarchy Asserted Newspaper Portion for 1887
People Addresses England plus List People Addresses Non UK People Addresses Scotland
Perth Bridge Subscriber's List Perth Magistrate's List Publication List
Postcards : England, Ireland & Wales : Unused Postcards : Non United Kingdom : Unused Postcards : Scotland : Unused
Postcards : England, Ireland & Wales : Used Postcards : Non United Kingdom : Used Postcards : Scotland : Used
  Postcards : People & Things  
Publication related : Booksellers, Printers & Publishers List Queen Anne's County, Maryland, U.S.A. Scottish County Names
Snippets in Time List Snippets in Time : Ephemera & Poetry Society at Glasgow for Promoting Religious Knowledge Among the Poor : 1758-1766
Stamp, Crest & Seal List Subject List Subscriber's 1708 Book List
Subscriber's 1721 Book List Subscriber's 1791 Book List Subscriber's 1913 Book List
see The Viking Club List
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Suters of Marcassie & Forres  
The Dallas Raids of 1689 & 1690 The Forgotten Tombstones of Moray
(Moray, Scotland by MBGRG)
 
The Viking Club List Trades : Assorted  
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Law : Legal Profession, etc. - Included within this list are people connected in one way or another with law enforcement or legal interpretation, as well as the criminal fraternity. These include, advocates, counsel, lawyers, solicitors, notaries and writers and Writers to the Signet (in Scotland). Also listed are those in legal employment, such as law apprentices and clerks.

Writer (in Scotland) : care should be taken when researching any person listed as as writer. In the majority of cases, these correctly refer to the old fashioned term for solicitor used frequently in Scotland in days gone by. However, in the odd case, incorrect interpretation may have been made, confusing a writer with an author. The term 'writer' should not be confused with Writers to the Signet,  (W.S.) which is a society of solicitors in Scotland still in existence today.

 

 

 

Lawson's Illustrated Almanack For 1859 - This almanac is one of a series published by Archibald Lawson, 17 Graham Street, Airdrie, who was founder of the The Airdrie, Coatbridge, Bathgate & Wishaw Advertiser newspaper.

Lawson was born in 1824 in Dalgetty, in the 'kingdom' of Fife. He was the second son of James Lawson and Elizabeth Livingston. Subsequently mother, father and son moved to Airdrie, where Archibald set up as a bookseller and publisher. One of the advertisements in the Airdrie Miscellaneous Section reads as follows:-

ARCHIBALD LAWSON, Bookseller, Publisher, Wholesale & Retail Stationer and Librarian, Airdrie and Coatbridge.

Another advert extols  his lending library thus:

LAWSON'S SELECT LIBRARY, 17 Graham Street, Airdrie, established for the circulation of all the best Works in History, Biography, Travels, Theology, Poetry, Works of Fiction, &c., &c. Terms of Subscription-One Guinea per Annum, 12s. Half-Yearly, or 7s. 6d. Quarterly, which entitles to One Volume of any new Book, Review, or Magazine at a time, or to One Work not exceeding three volumes at twelve months after publication. All the leading Reviews and Magazines added to the Library as soon as published

Although Archibald was the brother of Robert Lawson who founded what was later to become the nationally known credit drapers and house furnishers of Lawsons Ltd, his business was eventually sequestrated and he died in 1869. He married Martha Greer in 1845 and together they had 16 children. She died in 1900.

A number of original copies of the 'Almanack' are held in the Local Studies Discovery Room at Airdrie Library. We would like to acknowledge the assistance of Allan Mackenzie, Local Studies Officer, at the Library for his particular help and advice relating to obtaining the '1859 Almanack,' which we have indexed for use on this website.

 

 

 

Lawsons Limited List - No additional comments at this time other than to clarify that we hold no information on this company later than 1956.

The Editors of this website are actively concerned to acquire copies of any or all of the Issues of The Good Account. If you have any or know where they may be available, we would be extremely interested to hear from you.

 

 

 

Lidderdale & Gillespie - The documents in this dataset largely comprise legal business affairs conducted by this firm of writers (solicitors) from their area of operations centred in Castle-Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire. Many of the documents are in one way or another connected to legal business relating to Brevet-Major James Irving, Barwhinnock, Kirkcudbrightshire, then later of Bowden House, Devon, then in Exeter. He was in the H.E.I. Co.'s 1st Bengal Cavalry. His wife was Margaret McMillan.

The general history of this old legal firm can be found from other sources.

 

 

 

Linlithgowshire & Kinross-shire - (see also Newspaper Portion of a Scottish Newspaper from 1887). The majority of these documents are of a legal or commercial nature, including documents, invoices and receipts. In general they cover the following.

Documents, letters, etc. including a collection relating to Robert Spence, shoe merchant of the Cross, Linlithgow - A memorial of the Trustees of the Edinburgh to Glasgow by Bathgate and Airdrie turnpike roads. Assorted documents, receipts, etc., relating to the Flockhart-Coldrain Estates in Kinross-shire, including Annacroich. Treasurers' receipts for Linlithgow.

 

 

 

Lives of the Saints The original author was Spanish, and the work was translated into English by a person named only as W. P. Esq. This List only contains references to names from Volume 1 of this title. Most of the items listed have biographies of varying lengths written about them.

 

 

Mary Gwladys Jones - Her Asian Tour in 1930-1931 - Mary Jones according to a newscutting in her diary states that she was Director of Studies in History and Law, at Girton College, Cambridge, as well as being a Lecturer in International Law at Cambridge University. Girton College is a residential College for women within Cambridge University founded in 1869. Prior to her Girton connection Mary, or Gwladys as she appears to have been known, was an International Hockey Player. Miss Jones was born in 1880, thus making her approximately 50 years of age when she undertook this Grand Tour throughout various parts of Asia. On her way, she travelled by sea via Gibraltar, France, the Suez Canal and Ceylon (Sri Lanka). Her trip through Asia included, Burma, Korea and Malaya, but most of her time on tour was taken up with her visits to China and Japan. Her diary begins on 12th December, 1930 when she leaves Cambridge, and ends on 30th April 1931 in Nikko, Japan, a period of 139 days.

As a highly educated woman travelling on her own throughout this long journey, she appears indeed to have been a very strong and forceful person. Of course the period in which her travels took place was still within what was known at the time as the great British Empire. MG Jones certainly was very well organized during her tour and clearly had a specific plan of where she was going and more or less who she wanted to visit. Most of the people she stayed or visited with were either old friends, or friends of friends, quite a number having university connections. During her travels MGJ enjoyed numerous parties with her friends and many new acquaintances, and all in all she seems to have made a very enjoyable time of it.

Of considerable interest are her comments and descriptions about the customs and nature of local inhabitants, as well as her instructive description of many of the sights she saw, as well as places she visited. Interestingly, she met quite a number of very influential people, including British diplomats, extremely wealthy individuals, as well as a number of people within the higher echelons of the educational system in several countries. These at the time were frequently staffed by people from Britain with a university background.

The tour must have proved something of a logistical problem, particularly in respect of MGJ's typewriter, which appears to have been consistently lugged around with her. Therefore it goes without saying that she should receive full credit for making and completing her diary, notwithstanding the problems it must have caused her. Although the diary contains its fair share of rather tedious material, as might be expected, it does on the whole represent a most interesting account of her trip. Not having a delete button on her typewriter obviously proved something of a problem, as the handwritten corrections prove, but even here Miss Jones must be commended for her overall level of accuracy. However, this is one area where problems certainly arise. MGJ's spelling of various names of people and places is at times a little uncertain. It should also be noted that particularly in terms of place-names there are quite a few variations between her spellings and how they are written now, one obvious difference for example being Peking instead of Beijing.

IMPORTANT NOTE

In quite a few cases where people with English sounding names are living, visiting or working in foreign countries, such as China or Japan, and are known to originate from some part of the United Kingdom, then they are listed as being in or from, China / UK. However, if the diary does not specify their country of birth or origin, and it sounds as if they could have come from some part of the UK, but there is some doubt about this, then the entry will read China / UK? It should be stressed the information UK?  must be taken as being an assumption on the part of the Editor and may be incorrect.

 

 

Maryhill Stipend in 1871 - The information in this list is headed as follows:-
"RECTIFIED LOCALITY of the STIPEND of the PARISH of MARYHILL Modified 17th July 1871; commencing with Crop and Year 1871."
 

Please note that the named property listed under the column headed "Property Connected With" in many cases was not the permanent address of the people or businesses listed in the first column. That information, where known, is given in the second column. The property listed in the column "Property Connected With" only indicates that it had some connection to those people listed in the first column, but in some cases such connection may be incidental.

Except for two entries, all fall under the sub-heading of "Heritors falling to be localled upon for Stipend." Information is also listed under other sub-headings relating to Stipend Modified and Surrendered Teind including Meal, Barley and Money Sterling and Stipend turned to Imperial Weight and Measure including Meal and Barley.
For further details please email to enquiry@scottishfamilyheritage.co.uk

 

 

Medical List - This list mainly relates to people who in one way or another have been connected with medically related matters. These include mainly doctors of medicine, physicians, surgeons, nursing staff, patients and other associated occupations or connections.

One area of difficult interpretation within this grouping relates to the title Doctor (Dr). As there are several types of doctorate, such as "Doctor of Divinity, Law, Letters, Medicine and Philosophy," its is possible that a few of the people contained in these lists do not rightly belong there. Research to establish the correct designation of each person has not been exhaustive, mainly due to time constraints, however, every possible care has been taken where possible to ensure that as few errors as possible exist in this dataset.
 

 

 

Merchant's List - Everyone mentioned in this list was a merchant of some description. What was being sold may have been from the very small to the very large in size, e.g. cabbages or ships. Where no specific occupation or category of merchant is given in the Business column, this indicates that the person is described in the source material simply as a merchant.

 

 

Military Force's List - This includes all sections of the Military, including Army, Navy and Air Force personnel , as well as all volunteer or part time forces anywhere in the world. The main percentage of entries come from the UK and its constituent parts, including the countries of England and Scotland prior to the union of the crowns in 1603. 

It is extremely important to note that in the "Year" column, any year which appears in Brackets, e.g. 1881 (1760 +) only indicates that references to the person exist for the dates so quoted. It must not be assumed that it necessarily relates to any time connected to the military force quoted for that person.

The non-personnel section is listed first by the various Military Forces indexed, and also gives the person connected with these, where relevant. The country where the individual Force had its origin is also listed where known.

The Personnel Lists gives the highest military or other rank that person is known to have attained first, followed by any other title or designation they held. To avoid confusion, it is important to note that in many instances, the rank quoted does not necessarily relate to the given Military Force in column 1, as this rank may have been attained when the person was connected to another Military Force. Note that serving members of the armed forces frequently held different ranks in different forces during different parts of their military career.

 One additional area of possible confusion relates in particular to the ranks of Lieutenant and Captain. Both these ranks existed in the British Army as well as in the Royal Navy. Therefore in some cases it is unclear which service a person was in, but if he is known to have served in the Royal Navy, then the abbreviation (R.N.) is given to highlight that fact. The situation with the rank of Captain is further complicated by the fact that a sea-captain could either be in the Royal Navy, the Merchant Navy, or be a practising Master Mariner on any other vessel that sailed the seas. Therefore in some cases, it is likely that some Captains listed here, more properly belong in the "Transport List." However, until additional evidence becomes available, we assume the possibility that they were in the Royal Navy!   

Several other categories of administrative authority or armed control are included here. These include titles such as Lord-Lieutenant and High Constable, etc., as well as listing members of Police Forces. However, these represent only a very small proportion of List as a whole.

 

 

 

Ministers of Religion List - This is largely made up of ministers of the Church of Scotland and the Free Church of Scotland, although a variety of other denominations are included. Also listed are a few other church office holders such as kirk elders, etc.

It is important to note the following points:-

In quite a few instances, the place, church or other residence listed against an individual minister or other cleric, may not necessarily represent the place where he preached or undertook his ministry from. Due to lack of information, some entries only give the person's home or other address they were connected with, while with others, the place of worship listed may only have been a place the minister was only temporarily connected with.

There are quite a few occasions where the title "Dr" has been inserted, where this designation has not been given in the source document. These titles have frequently been inserted simply on the basis of the individual holding a D.D. or LL.D degree. Many degrees held by individual ministers have not been included, and those that have been, may be incomplete.

Where a minister or other cleric has been connected with more than one church, these additional places of worship may not necessarily be included in these lists.

 

 

 

Miscellaneous Scraps List - This List consists of a wide range of people, mainly within the UK, whose only connection is that their particularly entry in our main database contains no immediate or apparent link in respect of address, occupation or relationship that can identify them from a family or local history point of view.

However, great care should be taken with this List when either trying to identify a link to a person or family you are researching, while at the same time you should not dismiss the given information simply from a random glance, or without studying the content as closely as possible. For example, if you find someone that interests you in another List, first check out the Document Type, Inventory number and Year, and you may well find that an entry to the same person, or someone else connected with them is to found in this List.  

Note also that many of the entries will no doubt remain permanently unidentifiable, but have been included in any case. Quite a few entries are known to be identical to people listed in other groupings, but will have ended up in this List simply because the entry contained no other identifiable information.

 

 

Monarchy Asserted -  This List mostly comprises members of a Parliamentary Committee of 1657, detailed as follows:-

MONARCHY ASSERTED, To be the best, most Ancient and legall form of Government, in a conference had at Whitehall, with OLIVER late Lord Protector & a Committee of PARLIAMENT ........

Thursday the ninth of April 1657.

Ordered by the Parliament, that a Committee be appointed to wait upon his Highnesse the Lord Protector; in reference to what his Highnesse did yesterday propose in his Speech, now reported to the House.
    Resolved, That this Committee have power to receive from his Highnesse his doubts and scruples, touching any of the particulars contained in the humble Petition and Advice formerly presented; and in answer thereunto, to offer to his Highnesse reasons for his satisfaction, and for the maintenance of the Resolutions of this House; and such particulars as they cannot satisfie his Highnesse, that they report the same to the Parliament.

 

 

 

Newspaper Portion from 1887 - This is a four page section of The Scotsman newspaper published in Edinburgh on Wednesday, August 24th, 1887 : pages 3-4 & 9-10. It only contains this number of pages, because the person who originally bought wanted it kept for a reference to one of the items in it. The overall content is the general type of information you would expect in a newspaper of this type, covering various aspects of news from around the world, in the UK, as well as scotland. There are no illustrations. 

 

 

 

People Addresses England, Ireland, Wales & the Islands - The People in this list are in some way or other connected to the addresses, place names, or other people quoted in the individual reference. In some cases the reference may possible be quite tenuous, such as for example people who are on holiday, or visiting business acquaintances and friends. Specific care should be taken on this point when the item the information is taken from is a postcard. Many of these obviously reflect holiday addresses, but it is assumed some of the people may have had a connection to either England, Ireland, Wales or the Islands.

It is also relevant to note that quite a number of entries have been listed under the country heading of UK (United Kingdom of Great Britain). This means that it is assumed the person listed had his / her residence somewhere in Britain, but which part is not known. It is therefore quite possible that some of those listed had their domicile in, or were in some way connected to Scotland. For people known to be connected with Scotland, please see under that section.

Many entries include those that are in some way connected to a particular County or Shire only, and may have no other part of their address listed.

It should also be noted that quite a few people listed here were very well off and include those who owned large estates or other property. They are listed here as either they were not titled, or had no occupation or other given profession.

Some people may exist in other Lists, and it may be that some listed here only occur here because in the original dataset entry, no occupation or business was given!

 

 

People Addresses Non UK  - The People in this list are in some way or other connected to the addresses, place names, or other people quoted in the individual reference. In some cases the reference may possible be quite tenuous, such as for example people who are on holiday, or visiting business acquaintances and friends. Specific care should be taken on this point when the item the information is taken from is a postcard. Many of these obviously reflect holiday addresses and it is assumed some of the people may have some form of UK connection.

Some people clearly have dual country connections, and where this is known, the various countries are listed. Some people may exist in other Lists, and it may be that some listed here only occur here because in the original dataset entry, no occupation or business was given!

 

 

People Addresses Scotland - The People in this list are in some way or other connected to the addresses, place names, or other people quoted in the individual reference. In some cases the reference may possible be quite tenuous, such as for example people who are on holiday, or visiting business acquaintances and friends. Specific care should be taken on this point when the item the information is taken from is a postcard. Many of these obviously reflect holiday addresses, but it is assumed some of the people may have had a connection to Scotland.

Many entries include those that are in some way connected to a particular County or Shire only, and may have no other part of their address listed.

It should also be noted that quite a few people listed here were very well off financially and include those who owned large estates or other property. They are listed here as either they were not titled, or had no occupation or other given profession.

Some people may exist in other Lists, and it may be that some listed here only occur here because in the original dataset entry, no occupation or business was given!

 

 

 

Perth Bridge Subscriber's List - The information in this List has been collated from James Cant's 1774 edition of Mr Adamson's "The Muses Threnodie," which includes a section entitled "A List of the Subscribers ..... Free Gift for building the Bridge of Tay at Perth."

There follows a list of 283 people, or business groups of people, who donated sums of money varying from 1.00 to 11,000. The latter amount was donated by King George III, and the list contains a variety of names from the Peerage, Baronetage, Clergy, the Merchant Guilds and Magistrates of Perth, as well as the landed gentry.

Amounts of each donation is given in the text, but these are not quoted in the List. However, if you would like to know what any one person gave to this project, please let us know, and we will pass on this information to you. 

Please note that personal and place-name spellings are transcribed exactly as in the original text.

Cant tells us that in 1765 "this year the foundation-stone of the new bridge over (the River) Tay was laid by the Right Honourable Thomas Earl of Kinnoul." 

 

 

Perth Magistrate's List - The information in this List has been collated from James Cant's 1774 edition of Mr Adamson's "The Muses Threnodie," which includes a section entitled "A List of the Magistrates of Perth, with such as happened under their Magistracy."

Also included are several members of the clergy connected with Perth, taken from the section headed "An Authentic List of Ministers of Perth, from the Reformation to the Present time (i.e. 1772). A short biography of each minister is given.

A similar section relates to an "Account of the Rectors of the (Perth) Grammar-School," with entries from 1590 to 1773.

There are several instances of surname spelling variations, where it would appear fairly obvious that different spellings indicate either the same person, or members of the same family are being referred to. Place-name spellings are transcribed exactly as in the original text.

In the "Rank / Position / Business or Profession: column, it is important to note that where the sign / is used (as in 1570 / 1779), this means that other years exist within the original text, and that for reasons of space, etc., we have not given in the List.)


 


 

Postcards England, Ireland & Wales List - We are not experts in dating postcards precisely. Therefore most of our individual postcard dates are only approximate. We think that most of the suggested periods are reasonably accurate, but a number of entries may be wrong by up to as much as about 20 years. A few may be in error in excess of this period.

Most of the places have been identified fairly accurately, however, a few may be catalogued incorrectly for a variety of reasons. If you can prove we have made a mistake with the description of any postcard, we will be quite happy to amend it from the evidence you provide. 

The majority of cards date to the period between 1900 and 1960. Some cards may still be in copyright, therefore we will be unable to produce copies of them. Please be aware that any scanned copies we do make may not reproduce perfectly, but we will do everything we can to produce as good an image as possible. 

 

 

 

Postcards Non United Kingdom List - This List comprises all places from countries outwith the United Kingdom of Great Britain which include all those from within the British Commonwealth.  

 

We are not experts in dating postcards precisely. Therefore most of our individual postcard dates are only approximate. We think that most of the suggested periods are reasonably accurate, but a number of entries may be wrong by up to as much as about 20 years. A few may be in error in excess of this period.


Most of the places have been identified fairly accurately, however, a few may be catalogued incorrectly for a variety of reasons including misinterpretation of a non English language. In most cases places are listed as per the postcard title irrespective of language. If you can prove we have made a mistake with the description of any postcard, we will be quite happy to amend it from the evidence you provide. 

The majority of cards date to the period between 1900 and 1960. Some cards may still be in copyright, therefore we will be unable to produce copies of them. Please be aware that any scanned copies we do make may not reproduce perfectly, but we will do everything we can to produce as good an image as possible.

 

 

 

Postcards Scotland List - We are not experts in dating postcards precisely. Therefore most of our individual postcard dates are only approximate. We think that most of the suggested periods are reasonably accurate, but a number of entries may be wrong by up to as much as about 20 years. A few may be in error in excess of this period.

Important Note: Where possible most place names have been listed within the old Counties or Shires that existed in Scotland up to around the period 1950-1960. However, due to political and geographical boundary changes, many of these descriptions have since changed. Also it is worth noting that for example as in the case of Banffshire in the north-east, this county was usurped partly into Aberdeenshire and partly into Moray. This means that quite a few of the counties listed for a particular place are now outdated.

Most of the places have been identified fairly accurately, however, a few may be catalogued incorrectly for a variety of reasons. If you can prove we have made a mistake with the description of any postcard, we will be quite happy to amend it from the evidence you provide. 

The majority of cards date to the period between 1900 and 1960. Some cards may still be in copyright, therefore we will be unable to produce copies of them. Please be aware that any scanned copies we do make may not reproduce perfectly, but we will do everything we can to produce as good an image as possible. 

 


 

Postcards England, Ireland & Wales List (Used) - We are not experts in dating postcards precisely. Therefore most of our individual postcard dates are only approximate. We think that most of the suggested periods are reasonably accurate, but a number of entries may be wrong by up to as much as about 20 years. A few may be in error in excess of this period.

Most of the places have been identified fairly accurately, however, a few may be catalogued incorrectly for a variety of reasons. If you can prove we have made a mistake with the description of any postcard, we will be quite happy to amend it from the evidence you provide. 

The majority of cards date to the period between 1900 and 1950. Some cards may still be in copyright, therefore we will be unable to produce copies of them. Please be aware that any scanned copies we do make may not reproduce perfectly, but we will do everything we can to produce as good an image as possible.

Where identifiable, the name and brief details of the person who received the postcard are also listed. For additional identification  purposes, further information in many instances will be available on request. Please also view a selection of messages on our Snippets in Time Webpage. 

 

 

 

Postcards Non United Kingdom List (Used) - This List comprises all places from countries outwith the United Kingdom of Great Britain which include all those from within the British Commonwealth.  

We are not experts in dating postcards precisely. Therefore most of our individual postcard dates are only approximate. We think that most of the suggested periods are reasonably accurate, but a number of entries may be wrong by up to as much as about 20 years. A few may be in error in excess of this period.


Most of the places have been identified fairly accurately, however, a few may be catalogued incorrectly for a variety of reasons including misinterpretation of a non English language. In most cases places are listed as per the postcard title irrespective of language. If you can prove we have made a mistake with the description of any postcard, we will be quite happy to amend it from the evidence you provide. 

The majority of cards date to the period between 1900 and 1950. Some cards may still in copyright, therefore we will be unable to produce copies of them. Please be aware that any scanned copies we do make may not reproduce perfectly, but we will do everything we can to produce as good an image as possible.

Where identifiable, the name and brief details of the person who received the postcard are also listed. For additional identification  purposes, further information in many instances will be available on request. Please also view a selection of messages on our Snippets in Time Webpage. 

 

 

 

Postcards Scotland List (Used)  - We are not experts in dating postcards precisely. Therefore most of our individual postcard dates are only approximate. We think that most of the suggested periods are reasonably accurate, but a number of entries may be wrong by up to as much as about 20 years. A few may be in error in excess of this period.

Important Note: Where possible many place names have been listed within the old Counties or Shires that existed in Scotland up to around the period 1950-1960. However, due to political and geographical boundary changes, many of these descriptions have since changed. Also it is worth noting that for example as in the case of Banffshire in the north-east, this county was usurped partly into Aberdeenshire and partly into Moray. This means that quite a few of the counties listed for a particular place are now outdated.

Most of the places have been identified fairly accurately, however, a few may be catalogued incorrectly for a variety of reasons. If you can prove we have made a mistake with the description of any postcard, we will be quite happy to amend it from the evidence you provide. 

The majority of cards date to the period between 1900 and 1950. Some cards may still be in copyright, therefore we will be unable to produce copies of them. Please be aware that any scanned copies we do make may not reproduce perfectly, but we will do everything we can to produce as good an image as possible. 

Where identifiable, the name and brief details of the person who received the postcard are also listed. For additional identification  purposes, further information in many instances will be available on request. Please also view a selection of messages on our Snippets in Time Webpage. 

 

 

 

Postcards : People & Things List - This List is wide ranging in content, but is mainly of people and objects originating in Great Britain; however there are items from various parts of the world.

We are not experts in dating postcards precisely. Therefore most of our individual postcard dates are only approximate. We think that most of the suggested periods are reasonably accurate, but a number of entries may be wrong by up to as much as about 20 years. A few may be in error in excess of this period.

The majority of cards date to the period between 1900 and 1950. Some cards may still be in copyright, therefore we will be unable to produce copies of them. Please be aware that any scanned copies we do make may not reproduce perfectly, but we will do everything we can to produce as good an image as possible. 

Where identifiable, the name and brief details of the person who received the postcard are also listed. For additional identification  purposes, further information in many instances will be available on request. Please also view a selection of messages on our Snippets in Time Webpage. 

 

 

 

Publication List - Part of the idea behind creating this List, is to make some of the Titles and Authors more widely known and appreciated, as many entries are of long forgotten publications, except to the interested archivist, bibliophile, historian, librarian, or those with a specific interest in mind. The majority of entries are gleaned from a variety of published material in our personal Library, but also include some from unique manuscript sources. Please note that many of the listed entries contain a more or less complete record of what is contained in the original source material. However, in some cases we will be able to provide you with a variety of additional information.

Most of these references are pre 1900, but some are of 20th century vintage. Many are found in publishers' or other commercial advertisements. Frequently entries may just be from a plain, printed list of titles, etc., but sometimes they can occur in elaborately designed formats, which in themselves can be viewed as miniature works of art. 


 

 

Publication related : Booksellers, Printers, Publishers, etc. - Some of these entries are to be found in other lists, such as Commercial & Trades. It is important to note that where the comment (printer? + : see top of page) is given in the Business column, this indicates that it is not known whether the listed person or business represents a Bookseller, Printer or Publisher, or an amalgam of any of these three Business categories).

 

 

 

Queen Anne's County, Maryland, U.S.A. - This Inventory comprises a small, but nevertheless interesting collection of assorted legal documents including such items as Bills of Complaint, Bonds, Promissory Notes, Protests, Tithings and something called "venire faeias" relating to the summonsing of jurors. The majority of these documents relate to Queen Anne's County but others are mentioned such as Howard County and Mineral County. Much of the information given is of a legal nature, but there are many interesting features about them, such as Inventories of goods, including named slaves.

Some of the handwriting has been quite difficult to make out and some of the people listed in this dataset may have the wrong spelling attributed to them. Therefore care should be taken while studying these items.

 

 

 

Scottish County Names - The borders of the County or Shires of Scotland have like many other geographical areas, fluctuated in some cases quite considerably over time, while some like poor old Banffshire have disappeared from modern maps more or less altogether. This list contains all the counties in existence during the 19th century and we have entries for all of them in our main database.  We can also provide information on all the parishes of Scotland.

It is worth noting that several have had dual names by which their geographical land mass has been known. These include Edinburghshire now known as Midlothian, Haddingtonshire known as East Lothian and Linlithgowshire known as West  Lothian. Forfarshire also goes by the name of Angus, while the old Elginshire is now referred to as Morayshire or Moray.

 

 

 

Snippets in Time List -  The idea behind this webpage is to publicise long forgotten messages written, frequently on holiday, or as an easy mode of communication, during slivers of momentary time that in most cases have been completely lost to history. The content has not been "picked over" and is precisely as comes out of the box.

The content has been laid out in as strict a chronological order as the information permits. The date of writing is included, where known, while many dates reflect only the official postmark to show when the card was franked by the relevant Post Office.

As would be expected from this kind of material, quite a bit of the text in either unreadable, or very difficult to transcribe. Where there is any particular problem with transcription the symbol ? is used, or some other pertinent comment made. 

Most of the correspondence will eventually cover the period between circa 1900 and 1950. Currently transcripts will be confined to the period circa 1900 to 1920 only. 

This file will be updated only as and when time permits as it has been thought up really as an afterthought as a webpage. Comments as usual are very welcome.

Where thought advisable, capitalisation and punctuation may be slightly altered to enhance readability.

 

 

 

Snippets in Time : Ephemera & Poetry - The format of this section follows the general pattern of the Snippets in Time List (see above). However, this section concentrates more specifically on ephemeral material (not postcards), such as manuscript and printed items , e.g. newspaper cuttings. Also included are poems where the writer's details have been lost. Additional items such as pieces of artwork may be included. 

Please note that this web page is always under review with new items being added as and when they come to hand.

 

 

 

Society at Glasgow for Promoting Religious Knowledge Among the Poor : 1758-1766 - In many instances the information contained in the original manuscript volumes is considerably more than is found in these web pages. It is hoped in the near future (i.e. during 2010) to publish much fuller results in a small family history booklet, which will be available from Scottish Family Heritage.

Spelling - With particular relevance to named individuals, many of the spellings are inaccurate or variable, several different spellings of the same name being evident in many cases. They are rendered here as found in the original records. This is particularly the case with Mc / Mac surnames and care should be taken when viewing the datasets for a particular name. For example the name Maclehose is written as Mcelhose, while Campbell is also written as Campble and Cample.

 

 

 

 

Stamp, Crest & Seal List - The following categories are included in this List.

  Book Inscription -  This category in general indicates previous owners of the respective books or other publications they are recorded in. They mainly include personal,  hand-written text, or hand-drawn art-work, as well as other comments and are sometimes dated.
  Book Plate - Generally a personalised paper label - usually printed - stuck onto the inside front cover of any book or other publication to indicate ownership. Sometimes these may include only the person's name. However, many are highly decorative, including armorial designs with mottoes, as well as a variety of other decorative designs. 
  Stamp -

This mainly refers to the impression on documents of Rubber Stamps, which have first been pressed on to an inkpad to create the impression. Generally these are found on Commercial documents as used on Receipts and the like.

   Crest -

Used by a variety of people including the aristocracy, organisations, places such as towns and cities as a mark of cognisance or identification.      Mostly found on letter-headings, letter envelopes and official documents. Generally very small by nature, they are frequently highly decorative.

  Seal (wax) -

An engraved design impressed into hot wax (usually black or red). Frequently used by letter and legal writers to identify themselves or their  authorship. While letter seals can be quite small, document examples can be quite large.

 

 

 

Subject List - This disparate list of events is indexed first according to Country / County-Shire / village, town, city, then subject. The information given here lists happenings  great and small, local, national and international, while some are of very minor consequence. The content is limited in quantity, but it is hoped that some items may prove of interest to genealogists and local historians.
 

 

 

Subscriber's Book List 1708 - The information in this list is taken from "The Lives and Characters Of the most Eminent Writers (authors) of the Scots Nation," etc. by George Mackenzie, M.D. Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh. It was printed by James Watson in Craig's-Clos, on the North-side of the Cros M.DCC. VIII. (Edinburgh)

Many personal names both Christian & Surname are written with older spellings, so care should be taken when using these spelling to trace ancestors or relatives. Also some place names have not been traced accurately, while others have been guessed at for the modern equivalent.

 

 

 

Subscriber's Book List 1721 - The information in this list is taken from "The History of the Sufferings of the Church of Scotland From the Restoration to the Revolution," by Robert Wodrow, minister of the Gospel at Eastwood. It was printed in Edinburgh by James Watson His Majesty's printer in 1721.

Many personal names both Christian & Surname are written with older spellings, so care should be taken when using these spelling to trace ancestors or relatives. Also some place names have not been traced accurately, while others have been guessed at for the modern equivalent.

 

 

 

Subscriber's Book List - 1791 -    The information in these lists is taken from "The History of the Reformation Of The Church Of Scotland," etc. at volume 2, pages 580--592.  The Heading for the List is "SUBSCRIBERS NAMES" but it is not known when the subscribers names were taken, except to say that this edition was published at Paisley in 1791. The volumes were printed at Paisley by John Neilson for David Gardner. The book was written by the Reverend Mr. John Knox, Sometime Minister of God's Word in Edinburgh.

Some places remain so far untraced. For example Faranese, Printfield has not been entirely authenticated, while places such as Crawford's-dyke have changed to become Cartsdyke.

Due to the way in which some Surnames have been typed in this book, there is some uncertainty about the correct manner of spelling. This problem is particularly acute with many names beginning with Mc. The c is printed using an '  (apostrophe), and many Mc names are written thus in lower case, e.g. M'indoe, making it very difficult to know whether they should have been written Mcindoe or McIndoe.

 Where subscribers names have been handed in via a third party, it is in some cases uncertain whether the people concerned actually lived in the place named where they were handed in. It is possible unless otherwise stated, these places relate to the third party only.

There is also some doubt concerning some occupations. Use has quite often been made of the abbreviation 'do (or) do do' meaning ditto or, as above. Occasionally in some of sequential listing, 'do's' have been omitted and then reintroduced a few entries further down, making it hard to decipher whether the given occupation for some people is correct or not.

 

 

 

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

Please note that all names are given as per the spelling from the original source. As a result there can be frequent spelling variations of many names. You should also be aware that many spellings originate from very old documents, where the name spelling is either antiquated or written phonetically. It may therefore be worth a search through all the multiple spelling variations you can find of any individual name.

 

 

 

Suters of Marcassie & Forres - This collection of 280 odd documents is made up almost entirely of merchant's and workmen's invoices and receipts, mainly from the Forres and surrounding area, although there are a smattering related to more family matters. Most of the items are dated and signed, but a few names and places have as usual proved, somewhat difficult to interpret. Many of these documents are addressed only to Mr or Mrs Suter, with or without a place name - with a variety of spellings such as Sutter and Souter, etc. - and it has proved difficult to attribute these necessarily to the correct person. This is particularly the case prior to about 1815 in relation to Alexander Suter, senior and his son Lewis. There is also some difficulty deciding whether some documents are referring to Marcassie or to the family property in Bulletloan, Forres. Thus several entries will be found in this dataset which may refer to the wrong person or place. 

Of interest also are a number of documents relating to the military career of Lieutenant, later Captain Lewes Suter, who was present at the storming and capture of Ciudad Rodrigo in 1815, under Field Marshal Wellington during the Peninsular War.

 

 

 

The Dallas Raids of 1689 & 1690 - The information in this dataset is taken from a little booklet written by the Rev. J G Murray of Rafford Parish, sometime about 1930.  The booklet describes these raids or "speaughs / spreaghs" - otherwise cattle-stealing and general plundering of personal property, by men from Strathspey, who were adherents to the Laird of Grant. The main raid occurred on 19th June, 1689 when these men descended on the parish of Dallas and pursued their depredations, against the tenants of Sir Robert Gordon of Gordonston, armed with swords, pistols, dirks and other offensive weapons and stole the complainers horses, household goods and other personal property. The account goes on to state that much of what was stolen was later recovered and restored to their rightful owners.  All this took place during the turbulent history of the period when the Jacobite cause was first being fought over in Great Britain. 

 

 

 

The Forgotten Tombstones of Moray(researched and published by The Moray Burial Ground Research Group) - This List contains the names of every person recorded as having been buried at one of several cemeteries, or burial grounds, where either the tombstone has been wholly or completely buried from view, or where access to the general public is prohibited. The latter category is indicated by underlining. Further information on these inscriptions is available at MBGRG's website at www.mbgrg.org

Burial grounds so far recorded or published by MBGRG  include Bellie, Blackhills House, Burghead (old), Dipple, Drainie (RAF Lossiemouth), Essil, Innes House, Kinneddar, Kirkhill (St Andrews-Lhanbryde), Knock of Alves, Lhanbryde (old), Spynie (old) and Urquhart (old). Blackhills House, Innes House and Knock of Alves Monumental Inscriptions have already been published by ANESFHS.

Photography, inscription recording and/or pre-publishing checks are ongoing at several sites including Alves (old), Birnie (old), Dallas, Greyfriars, Knock of Alves and Rafford.

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) 

 

 

 

The Viking Club List -  The names listed here are taken from the club's Subscriber's List as published in the "Old=Lore Miscellany of Orkney Shetland and Caithness, Vol. 5, published in 1913. It includes several people and commercial business that subscribers used either as agents, or as c/o & P.O. Box addresses. These have been included for completeness purposes only.

 

 

 

Trades Assorted (not Building, Clothing or Food & Drink Related) - In general, Trade categories in these datasets are meant to imply people who used some form of tool, instrument or equipment in relation to their given occupation or profession.

The content of this dataset is very mixed. Some categories may not entirely be classed as a Trade, such as "Photographer," however, their inclusion here is based largely on the classification statement given above.

 

 

 

Trades : Building Related -  In general, Trade categories in these datasets are meant to imply people who used some form of tool, instrument or equipment in relation to their given occupation or profession.
 

Some categories of occupation are rightly considered as professions, for example "Architects or Civil Engineers," but as their type of employment relates to building or construction work in general, they have been included in this dataset. Some Trade categories of work are on the fringes of Building, such as for example Cartwrights, whose job or business was concerned with construction of various types of wheeled transport.

 

 

 

Trades : Clothing Related -

 In general, Trade categories in these datasets are meant to imply people who used some form of tool, instrument or equipment in relation to their given occupation or profession.

In some cases it is unclear from the original source whether the person named is an employee or an employer. Some of the entries imply more than one type of occupation or profession, or goods being sold, such as "drapers" who mainly sold various types of cloth or material, some of which would be used in clothing. Another example relates to the production  or use of leather as used in various items of clothing, may also have been involved with other things such as horse fittings, or furniture.  Some entries are also listed under other categories, such as merchants. 



 

Trades : Food & Drink Related - In general, Trade categories in these datasets are meant to imply people who used some form of tool, instrument or equipment in relation to their given occupation or profession.

In some cases it is unclear from the original source whether the person named is an employee or an employer. Some of the entries imply more than one type of occupation or profession, or goods being sold, such as in the case of "Grocers," who mainly sold food and drink, but also other non food items. Some entries are also listed under other categories, such as merchants. 


 

 

Transport List - This is currently mainly made up of ships connected to various parts of the world, as well as a few horse drawn coaches from Scotland. All entries are indexed according to the vessel or other vehicle name.

Where known, the Captain or other person in charge, along with Company name is given. In many cases it is uncertain where a ship hails from. If known, the ports or countries of departure and destination are also listed.

 

 

 

Transport Assorted List - This List mainly contains references to all persons in any way connected with Transport not already mentioned in the previous Transport List (see above). For example it contains references to ships' passengers and crew members other than the Captain of the vessel, etc. In some cases, however, it also includes the names of ships' Captains where the name of their vessel is not known.

Also included are references to other form of transport including balloons, coaches and trains, as well as references to ship builders & owners.  

 

 

 

UK Members of Parliament List - All entries listed here refer to Members of Parliament, mainly relating the United Kingdom of Great Britain, with a small number being included from the Old Scottish Parliament, pre 1707.

As in some other Lists, Titles of Rank are included under the "Name" column, and  care should be taken to ensure that these are not misinterpreted as actual Personal Surnames. This is particularly the case with entries where a Name, and / or Title, such as Earl or Lord, is given in the  "Order, Title or Rank" column.

Where thought appropriate, a selection of titles have been inserted in the "Order, Title or Rank" column. It is not comprehensive, and many have been missed out entirely. To some extent the inclusion of certain "Titles" is the subjective choice of the Editor of this List, while other are not included mainly through lack of information.

Place names given here, including the word "of" generally indicate a close family interest or connection to the place mentioned, such as in "of Pitfour" or "of Pumpherston." However, where for example a person from Scotland is an MP for a Constituency in England, the word Scotland may be inserted to indicate that the person had a Scottish connection.

Many of the "Constituency" names listed, are not actually given in the original sources  quoted in the "Inventory number." Where this happens, the information has been added from a wide variety of other areas of research. Many MP's of course represented several Constituencies, and some multiple entries are listed, but in many instances these are far from being complete.

Items listed in the "Position or Other Rank" column are largely incomplete. They are only meant to indicate positions of importance held by the person, other than that of being an MP, or that listed in the "Order, Title or Rank" column. These are to some extent again the choice made by the Editor, and must not be taken as being comprehensive.

Many of the blank spaces arise simply from a lack of knowledge on the part of the Editor, time and circumstance not allowing scope for additional research.

 

Your Comments and Enquires Page  - Have anything you would like illustrated on this webpage - perhaps an old photograph, document or family heirloom you would like further information about, please let us know and we may possibly be able to highlight it on this page. However, please note that any decision to do so is dependent on various factors such as quantity and complexity, and we cannot promise to display everything you send in. In the first instance please contact  us. See our Contacts Page.

 

Date last modified: Sun 28 Jul 13