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An expert on fireworks in the family tree

All the preparations for Bonfire Night and fireworks have just reminded me that there was apparently an expert of fireworks in the family tree. My 7xg-uncle Logan Henderson (b. ca 1735) from East Lothian was the youngest son of a … Continue reading

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Ardchattan book with family interest

Through the Hall side of the family there’s a branch of the family that settled in Ardchattan, Argyllshire. Thomas Cavers Hall’s sister-in-law Mary Fair (b. 1837, Crailing, Roxburghshire) married gamekeeper William Anderson at Otterburn in 1865. The couple moved around … Continue reading

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Jean Veitch, Mrs Somner (ca 1770-1804)

This blog post is about one direct ancestor, my 5xg-grandmother Jean Veitch. She was the only known child of her parents, and was named after both of her grandmothers. Her father’s mother, Jane Thomson, Mrs Veitch, was a minister’s daughter … Continue reading

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