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John Drysdale would later attempt to assassinate Masterson of Grange

Started by Russell Lynn Drysdale. Last reply by Russell Lynn Drysdale Oct 14, 2021. 7 Replies curious report of a colossus standing astride the Lomond Hills in Fife is recorded in the manuscript memoirs of John Blackadder, an outlawed field preacher. He refers to the…Continue

Deaths Aug 14 1789 , Dr John Drysdale also Mrs Susannah Douglas relict of Patrick Ross Esq

Started by Russell Lynn Drysdale. Last reply by Russell Lynn Drysdale Jul 19, 2020. 2 Replies

The Scots Magazine :volume 52Deaths Aug 14 1789 At Bombay Lieut James Rattray in the East India Company's service Oct At Madras David Graham Esq Dec On board the Valentine on his voyage from China Mr John Stuart second son of James Stuart Esq of St James's Square Edinburgh Jan 4 1790 At Nassau New Providence Mr John Simpson merchant Fcb On board a vessel in the river Savannah in Georgia John Struthers Esq of Glasgow Slanb 4 At Ifle of Skyc Flora Macdonald spouse to Captain Allan Macdonald late…Continue

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Orvin Dick Drysdale jr Obituary

Started by Russell Lynn Drysdale Aug 15, 2019. 0 Replies Dick Drysdale Jr born April 10, 1934, died at the age of 84 on May 10, 2018 due to complications of old age.Orvin Dick Drysdale Jr is survived by his * current wife *Connie [Allen] Drysdale his Children: Russell Lynn Drysdale…Continue

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Will of Andrew Thomas Drysdale from Newfoundland will books

Started by Russell Lynn Drysdale Jul 20, 2019. 0 Replies

Will of Andrew Thomas Drysdale from Newfoundland will books volume 6 pages 602-603 probate year 1900Last will and Testament of Andrew T. Drysdale of Harbour Grace Post Master deceasedKnow all men by these presents that I Andrew Thomas Drysdale of Harbor Grace, Newfoundland Post Master, being of sound disposing mind memory and recollection do make publish and declare this to be my last will and Testament. (1) I revoke all former wills made by me (2) I will devise bequeath and give to my wife…Continue

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U-boat victim, Andrew Drysdale.

Started by William Douglas. Last reply by Russell Lynn Drysdale Feb 8, 2019. 2 Replies

ANDREW DOUGLAS DRYSDALE M.B., Ch.B. (Edin.).Age: 23Lieutenant 225941 Royal Army Medical CorpsTicket No. 312Destination: Cape TownSon of Peter Finnie Drysdale and Annie Bonar Drysdale, of Edinburgh. Andrew was a passenger who lost his life when SS Ceramic was sunk by a U-boat mid-Atlantic on 6th December 1942.On November 23, 1942 the Ceramic left the Mersey for Australia, independently routed, with 378 passengers. Her subsequent complete disappearance was at first little publicised at home, due…Continue

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Sheriff Johnson arrested Mrs. Thomas Williams....

Started by Russell Lynn Drysdale Mar 7, 2017. 0 Replies

The Blossburg Advertiser November 24, 1899, Vol.15, No. 51...Wednesday evening, Sheriff Johnson arrested Mrs. Thomas Williams, charging her with assaulting one Drysdale. Near her house three boys were drumming on a boiler. Drysdale was on his way from work, and when passing the boys he thought they were drumming at him, and raised his dinner pail as if to strike them. Mrs. Jones, from her door told the boys not to be afraid, and came out in the yard and tossed a drum stick to one of the boys.…Continue

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Comment by Russell Lynn Drysdale on September 17, 2022 at 15:09

I have no knowledge of the namesake  for Drysdale Street in London . However, Just off Drysdale street , is a Drysdale place . Apparently Drysdale Court is a building - Bertha Drysdale is a wealth of information connected with the Badsey and Wickhamford communities , Her family are the ones the LDS constantly connect my line to her John James Drysdale relative ... William do Medical Doctors raise their children to feed cattle and sheep or produce charcoal ?  Once again LDS failure at dictating the narrative on who is who .

Comment by William Douglas on September 17, 2022 at 10:59

When in London earlier in the week I came across Drysdale Street and Drysdale Court.  So far, I have found no information as to why they are so named, but did turn up a couple of interesting histories:
•  Bertha Drysdale 1861-1943:
• Drysdale and Co of Bon Accord Works, Ferry Road, Yoker, Glasgow: Drysdale and Co of Bon Accord Works, Ferry Road, Yoker, Glasgow

Comment by Russell Lynn Drysdale on April 7, 2022 at 14:21
Comment by William Douglas on April 3, 2022 at 17:45

Found in an old Australian newsletter

Comment by Russell Lynn Drysdale on December 13, 2021 at 21:40

Drysdale, William, Bookseller, Montreal, was born in the city of Montreal on the 17th of April, 1847. His father, Adam Drysdale, was a native of Dunfermline, Scotland, settled in Canada many years ago, and for a long time held a position in the civil service of Canada, conferred upon him by the late Lord Elgin. His grandfather was one of the first persons to engage in the shipping trade between Scotland and Canada, especially to the port of Montreal. William Drysdale, the subject of our sketch, was educated at Montreal, in the school conducted by Mr. Hicks, who afterwards became the first principal of the Normal School in that city. Here he received a thorough commercial training, but owing to the serious illness of his father at the time, he was prevented from taking a classical course. After leaving school he entered the office of the late John Dougall, who was then publishing the Weekly Witness, and also carrying on a book business. Young Drysdale was given almost the entire charge of the book branch, which he conducted to the satisfaction of his employer. After a short time he entered the service of another bookseller, Mr. Grafton, with whom he remained for ten years, and was the confidential manager of the firm. In 1874 he commenced business on his own account, and owing to his early training and urbanity of manner soon acquired a business that is now second to none in the Dominion. His business relations extend from Gaspé to British Columbia. He has already published a number of important Canadian works that are of great value, in a historical sense, to the country at large. Mr. Drysdale, having strictly confined himself to business, has not had much time to devote to political affairs. He is in no sense a party man, but he takes a broad view of things generally. As a private citizen he, however, always takes an active part in whatever tends to improve his native city and help his fellow-citizens. He is on the executive of the following:—Society for the Protection of Women and Children, the Dominion Temperance Alliance, Boys’ Home (of which he is treasurer), Numismatic and Antiquarian Society, a life member of the Mechanics’ Institute, governor of the Montreal Dispensary, and is one of the most active promoters of the Protestant Hospital for the Insane. Mr. Drysdale is a member of the Presbyterian church, and is a superintendent of one of the Sunday schools. He was married in 1888 to Mary Mathie Wales, daughter of the late Charles Wales, merchant, of St. Andrews East.





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Comment by William Douglas on October 8, 2021 at 19:44

Georgina Claire Maitland nee Drysdale who m 1984 Robert Ramsay Maitland, uncle of and hp to Sir Charles Alexander Maitland, 10th baronet, has been appointed Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Kincardineshire

 Robert Ramsay Maitland, b.14 Jul 1956; m.16 Jun 1984 Georgina Claire Drysdale

1i) Harry Robert, b.1986

2i) Cara Claire, b.1989

3i) Anna Victoria, b.1991

4i) John Richard, b.1992

Comment by Russell Lynn Drysdale on October 2, 2021 at 13:24                                  OBITUARY DM DRYSDALE Liverpool  has lost a whole souled and untiring Christian worker in the death of Mr Donald Munro Drysdale of the firm of Drysdale Brothers timber and stave merchants 168 Regent Road Liverpool who passed away at Mentone in the south of France on Christmas Eve [full obit]

Comment by William Douglas on September 30, 2021 at 17:12

Comment by Russell Lynn Drysdale on September 8, 2021 at 12:21

Collections toward , A history of the County of Clackmannan , no.1 parish of Clackmannan ... interesting 

If a person is described as being 'in' property, this a means that this person is a tenant to a feudal superior and is not the owner of the property. This can be misleading as sometimes persons 'in' a place have quite vast estates but of course are tenants because they are renting their estate from a feudal superior.  -Ed.

Comment by William Douglas on September 7, 2021 at 20:13

DRYSDALE. Andrew Knox Drysdale. Appointed assistant-surgeon, to the 79th, November, 1854; surgeon, 10th of May, 1864. Died 10th of September, 1869 He served with the 79th
Highlanders in the Eastern campaign of 1854-55, including the battles of Alma and Balaclava, and the siege of Sebastopol.
(Medal with three clasps, and Turkish medal.)

Served in the Indian campaign of 1858-59, including the siege and fall of Lucknow. (Medal and clasp.)

Extracted from the Historical records of the 79th Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders


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