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U-boat victim, Andrew Drysdale.

Started by William Douglas. Last reply by Russell Lynn Drysdale Feb 8. 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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Deaths Aug 14 1789 , Dr John Drysdale also Mrs Susannah Douglas relict of Patrick Ross Esq

Started by Russell Lynn Drysdale. Last reply by William Douglas Nov 14, 2016. 1 Reply

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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Comment by Russell Lynn Drysdale on June 15, 2019 at 20:28 

Not that I approve of paid sites  like ancestry dot com  this one seem worthwhile to pull out the plastic . 

Comment by Russell Lynn Drysdale on May 28, 2019 at 3:15

Martha , I don't have the subscription to access the fullness of the  information or possibly lack there of . 

Comment by Martha Todd Drysdale on May 27, 2019 at 19:41

Most of these names are members of my immediate family with the exception of maybe four names. What is this about  Fife asylum register?

Comment by Russell Lynn Drysdale on April 13, 2019 at 14:54

Got a family member who disappeared around Fife?
Fife, Scotland, Asylum Registers, 1866-1937
1.Andrew Drysdale
2.Ann Drysdale
3.Helen Drysdale
4.Mary Drysdale
5.Margaret Drysdale
6.Elizabeth Anderson Drysdale
7.Isabella Drysdale
8.Agnes Drysdale
9.Margaret Drysdale
10.May Drysdale
11.Isabella Drysdale
12.Mary Drysdale
13.John Drysdale
14.Andr. H. Drysdale
15.Anna Drysdale
16.Elizabeth Drysdale
17.John Drysdale

Comment by William Douglas on November 22, 2018 at 23:11

David Drysdale starts new season promisingly in Hong Kong

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Comment by Russell Lynn Drysdale on November 19, 2018 at 23:05

Badseys Drysdales ''The Medical Register of 1859 records John Drysdale as living at 44 Rodney Street, Liverpool, having qualified as M.D. in Edinburgh in 1838 '' These folks  this line of Drysdales were Doctors and such . 

 My direct line  were in Hulme , Manchester.

In 1853 John Drysdale , my immigrant ancestor  was in Liverpool long enough to board the Elvira Owen to New Orleans  , then on to Utah,  with his 3 brothers , James , Thomas , and Andrew ...  John crossed the plains with the Moses Daley Freight Train, serving as a teamster, his brothers traveled with the Cryus Wheelock pioneer company. 

 From Utah , John Drysdale went to California in 1854, where he remained during the winter, coming back the next summer when Albert Sydney Johnson's army came to Utah.....Soon after this he located in Cedar Fort, where he had lived until his death.

I have been looking back to see if I can find a connection further back , honestly I am still digging William .   

Comment by William Douglas on November 19, 2018 at 12:40


Can you link your family to the Badsey Drysdales?

Comment by Russell Lynn Drysdale on November 18, 2018 at 13:51
Comment by Russell Lynn Drysdale on November 4, 2018 at 20:18

Comment by William Douglas on April 7, 2018 at 20:08

John Drysdale, Storekeeper, played a key part in opening up Australia.

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