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October 2016 Blog Posts (22)

Elizabeth Willett, wife of Thomas Goffigon, Jr.

At long last I am back in the fold. Thank you William and James David Douglas for wishing me well. I cannot believe I am sitting here back doing what gives me so much pleasure. My memory left me after the operations and yet my power to think never left me. I rely upon a cane when walking because my balance is questionable and my eyesight is fading. Other than that I am doing well. I shall continue with the children of Captain William Willett and Anne Stringer , Elizabeth Willett whose…

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Added by Henry Barraud Hunt, Jr. on October 2, 2016 at 19:30 — 2 Comments

East Barns School - John R. Douglas, headteacher

East Barns School began as a private venture by the Duke of Roxburghe, William Mitchell Innes of East Barns farm and William Sandilands of Barneyhill farm. The core of the school complex dated to 1849 and comprised schoolroom, master's house and garden and the children's playground - although Alexander Sutter's schoolroom was only 30 x 18 feet. After the Education Act (1872) the school was incorporated into the local school board and was eventually administered by East Lothian County Council…

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Added by William Douglas on October 1, 2016 at 2:30 — 1 Comment

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Making conections

The more information you can give about the people you mention, the more chance there is of someone else connecting with your family.

Dates and places of births, deaths and marriages all help to place families.

Professions also help.

'My great-grandmother mother was a Douglas from Montrose' does not give many clues to follow up! But a bit of flesh on the bones makes further research possible. But if we are told who she married, what his profession was and where the children were baptised, then we can get to work.

Maybe it is time to update the information in your profile?


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