Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

Archive for 2003

The Beaton Family

Friday, December 26th, 2003

The original form of Beaton was Clann Meic-bethad (MacBeth) however they had no relation to the 11th century King. (more…)

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Clan Bruce

Thursday, December 25th, 2003

The story of one of the most famous families in Scotland which produced two Scottish Kings and saved Scotland in the Wars against Edward I of England. (more…)

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The Clans of Scotland-The Buchanan family

Wednesday, December 24th, 2003

The story of a clan which started due to a clerical error and produced one of the greatest Scotsmen in history. (more…)

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The Clans of Scotland-The Cameron family

Sunday, December 21st, 2003

The Cameron Clan produced some of the best military leaders in British history but were not originally Scots. (more…)

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Death Duties

Saturday, December 20th, 2003

In 1796 tax became payable on legacies and residues of personal estates upon death. The Death Duty as it was called began as a tax on particular legacies however it was extended such that in 1811 all estates passing through the probate court (the mechanism by which wills were executed) were included. (more…)

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Ranks in the British Army

Saturday, December 20th, 2003

Many family historians will have come across military personnel within their family. Within the British army the following ranks hold (more…)

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Merchant Navy Muster Lists

Saturday, December 20th, 2003

In 1747 an Act for the Relief of Disabled seamen was introduced which, among other things required the masters or owners of merchant ships to file Crew Lists with the Seamans Fund recievers at the ports of sailing and arrival. (more…)

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The life and times of Gilbert Edmonstoune

Saturday, December 20th, 2003

This Project began with a stroke of luck. I have been working on the history of the area covered by the parish of Newton in midlothian,since a local history society began 21/2 years ago. Being a relative incomer,and a librarian,I opted to pursue written material, and set out to comb the indices of any likely looking books, making a chronological card index of anything that I found.

MARION M. T. RICHARDSON (C) (more…)

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The story of the Noble Family

Saturday, December 20th, 2003

An English family of this name settled in East Lothian as sub vassals of the family of de Vallibus (Vaux) at the end of the twelfth century (more…)

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The Record of the Monumental Stones and Family names recorded at the Churchyard

Saturday, December 20th, 2003

At the Churchyard of South Leith parish Church is found over three hundred headstones and these have been recorded from the 1780’s although the earliest dates from 1583. There is also in excess of 11,000 unmarked graves recorded from approximately 1824 (more…)

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