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Recent content by katiemay

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    Castlespails, Old Monkland, Lanark

    Thanks, William. Please keep in touch and let me know what you discover about the Lang Family! I never did find death dates or places for James Lang / Margaret Gray. Perhaps you'll have some luck! K
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    Castlespails, Old Monkland, Lanark

    As well, I looked up Bucks in Winnipeg, and found 19 entries. The website Canada411.ca gives addresses (free!). You might find your cousin there.
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    Castlespails, Old Monkland, Lanark

    Thanks, William! Do you, by chance, know the name of James Lang's wife? I had Margaret Gray...but can't, now, determine how I came to that conclusion. It could also be Ann Gartshore... Also, do you know if James died at Castlespails? There is a record of an 81 year old James Lang dying in...
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    Castlespails, Old Monkland, Lanark

    Hello William It appears that the Lang family lived on Castlespails Farm for several generations. I would really be interested in whatever information you have on your part of the Lang family. My 2x gg, Margaret Lang, was born in 1828 to William Lang and Janet Clark. When Janet died in the...
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    Castlespails, Old Monkland, Lanark

    My 3x Great Grandfather, William Lang, was recorded on the 1881 Census as living on Castle Staples Farm in Old Monkland, Lanark. It took me a while to figure out that Castle Staples Farm was probably Castlespails Farm...but that didn't get me any closer to figuring out what it actually was. He...
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    Farmer of 100 acres

    Yes, this disease would have made things difficult. Very interesting. Great information, Gibbo! Thanks!
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    Farmer of 100 acres

    Yes, this was the only info I could find online re: Little Cattie. Lovely home. YouTube had a video tour through it. On that you could make out a bit of the surrounding land. Beautiful. Thanks.
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    Farmer of 100 acres

    Thanks, Jay. I thought that was probably the case. Janet was younger than her husband, too, and had young children when he died... KatieMay
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    Farmer of 100 acres

    I am researching Alexander Walker born 1791 Rayne, Aberdeenshire, who is shown on the 1851 Census as being a "farmer of 100 acres" in Chapel of Garioch, Aberdeenshire. He died in 1858, and it appears that his wife, Janet Bisset Walker, took over running the farm. She is shown in 1861, 1871...
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    Gloucestershire placename

    Thanks Andrew! Great information. Now I have something with which to work! KatieMay
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    Thomas Smith marriage Manchester

    This could be my Thomas; however, census info for '91, '01, and '11, all gave his birthplace as Manchester. There was a Thomas Smith (parents Patrick and Bridget) born in Manchester...who might fit, as well. I will keep looking and hopefully the registers for St. Chad's will be transcribed...
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    Thomas Smith marriage Manchester

    WOW! Amazing! Great to find out about the Catholic registers. I wondered if that might have something to do with why I couldn't locate the births of the Smith children. When Winifred Bridget Smith married Peter Buckley in 1930, the registration indicated the "maiden name of mother" was...
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    Thomas Smith marriage Manchester

    Thank-you, Dave! I did wonder about that Leonard connection...but discounted it...Now I will go back and take another look. I did find a Margaret Leonard, age 3, daughter of Michael and Catherine, on the 1871 Census for Manchester...and then, in 1881, she is shown at 13, with a younger brother...
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    Thomas Smith marriage Manchester

    I am so hoping that someone can help me with this mystery: I am researching a Winifred Bridget Smith, born in 1908, Manchester. Although it is fairly certain that she was born there to Thomas Smith and Margaret Jones (information from Winifred's marriage info - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, 1930...
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    Occupation information

    Thanks, Dave! I managed to find out that Thomas Smith was a "hawker" and now I know what he hawked! I appreciate your efforts! Katie
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