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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. 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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John Drysdale would later attempt to assassinate Masterson of Grange

Started by Russell Lynn Drysdale. Last reply by Russell Lynn Drysdale Nov 23, 2018. 5 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 appearance of a tall,…Continue

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 July 22, 2020 at 20:59


                    source :  historyofsociety00socirich.pdf 

                                  Writer to the Signet  Sir William  Drysdale 

Comment by William Douglas on July 17, 2020 at 11:49

Writer to the Signet (WS) (for the record)

Comment by William Douglas on May 9, 2020 at 10:16

Local hero

Comment by Russell Lynn Drysdale on March 31, 2020 at 3:38

Adelina is a relative of Fransisco Dean  from the Juan and Joseph Drysdale group of Argentina .

>>>There are many Scots in Argentina. I am fascinated as to why it was so attractive as a place to settle  -  William

Comment by William Douglas on March 30, 2020 at 23:01

New entry in Wikipedia - Princess Adelina de Colonna, Duchess of Rignano (born Adelina Munro Drysdale

Comment by Russell Lynn Drysdale on March 16, 2020 at 22:23

Douglas Burns Drysdale ,for further info  about 2 pages back there are posts from  July 9, 2016  and a pdf called Train Wreckers and Ghost Killers-Allied Marines in the Korean War PCN 19000410700_2.pdf

Comment by William Douglas on March 16, 2020 at 16:57

Acting Lieutenant Colonel Douglas Drysdale M.B.E. 

Comment by Russell Lynn Drysdale on January 25, 2020 at 15:51        other variant spellings listed , Thank you William Douglas .

Comment by Russell Lynn Drysdale on January 23, 2020 at 23:40

The engineering community was ninety per cent.Scotch, and even in the Dutch lines there were B.I.S.N. Co.'s steamers, on loan to the Netherlands Government, Officered on deck by Dutch and in the engine-room by Scotch, a combination which proved a great success, and ran smoothly for many years. We were a merry crowd, mostly all hailing from the Clyde.The first meeting to form an Engineers' Association was presided over by Jackson Millar, who was at that time a partner in Riley, Hargreaves and Co., who still hold the record for the largest steel steamer built in Singapore,the Sarie Borneo
excerpt from '' Awakening old memories'' , by JH Drysdale

Comment by Russell Lynn Drysdale on December 28, 2019 at 18:40

KILLED BY A FALLING HOUSE. The house , No. 21, Britannia street, Hoxton, London, has fallen down, killing one person and injuring three others. The adjoining house having been pulled down for the purpose of rebuilding, the workmen have for days past been briskly engaged in digging of the foundation, A Mrs. Mills and her babe were rescued from out of the window by means of a ladder, and removed to the adjoining house; but Eilen Mills , before she could be got out, had a guaranty of mortar fall on to her head, which injured her to such an extent that, she was at once taken in a cab to St. Bartholomew's Hospital. Two other children, who also received injuries,were taken to the hospital. Unfortunately Frances Drysdale, aged 60, was coming clown stairs when the house fell in, and she was buried beneath the debris . A body of police and Laborers were quickly on the spot, who at once set to work, and after some time the body was recovered quite dead and much mutilated .
The Merthyr Telegraph and General Advertiser for the Iron Districts of South Wales
12th April 1878


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