Monthly Archives: July 2012

Records of my granny and her siblings at school

I’ve been looking through some old research notes, and rediscovered my handwritten copies of the relevant entries in the Mowhaugh Public School Admission Register 1873-1943 (Scottish Borders Archive R/ED/3/30). The earliest reference was to my great-aunt Lizzie Scott, noted as … Continue reading

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A (repeat) case of malicious mischief

I’ve been looking through the case report of the 1853 trial of Thomas Fair farmer in Swansfield, thanks to Graham and Emma Maxwell who sent me images of the pages from Duns Sheriff Court’s papers. It seems as though Thomas … Continue reading

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A criminal in the family

Well actually two, but the main one is a very direct ancestor, so rather shocking! I was reminded recently of Graham and Emma Maxwell’s Scottish Borders prison database. Obviously I searched for Cavers, and found a few. And then I … Continue reading

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