Read Along With Me: Priceless Images for Scottish Genealogy

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“Double Genealogy: the Adoption Witness” (DG) sought the double identity of two adopted boy cousins, who were not biologically related. Along with other puzzles, that is. It has a handful and half,  of data images.  Sometimes whimsical, it has just one picture; “Heriot Row”, Edinburgh, Scotland, as depicted on the cover.1

The boys were both born, in 1882, Scotland and the book spans the 19th century.  Visual input might soften the read. Especially, if from a virtual library or virtual art gallery where  the words and works, are of those who lived in the storyline’s period. So, if you are reading DG, you can illustrate your copy, in a “companion reader” manner.  Even if you are not reading it, you can enjoy an awesome diversion. But, you MUST pinky swear, that if some truly delightful art is shared with you, that you WILL return to this site! Promise?  SIGH.  You may be detained.

You will be visiting Random Scottish History.2 Please do not take or share pieces of Random Scottish History from this DG site, as they are the output of careful endeavor by RSH. It would be lovely if, on your visit, you let its author, Jenny, know that you appreciate her selections, with a “like”, and perhaps, some coveted commentary.  

To be sure, our people were of humble means; these were their scenery. Their moments stolen to picnic, to stroll or just wonder. Recommendations for specific chapters, are inserted where applicable, to the Table of Contents, below. Note: both the front and back pieces of the book have been omitted from the TOC.

 PART I – READY SET

                CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION

PART II – NO GO

                CHAPTER TWO: MAGGIE 

CRAIGNETHAN CASTLE WAS IN MAGGIE’S BACK YARD AT CROSSFORD, WHICH WAS THEN IN LESMAHAGOW PARISH.   

Select Views on the River Clyde (1830): Craignethan Castle pp. 27-30 (2a)

PART III – RETREAT

                CHAPTER THREE: ANN

“ANN” IS DEPICTED HERE, IN GLASGOW, (THE LAST LITHOGRAPH, IN THE SERIES) BUT SHE MUST BE ENVISIONED IN LESMAHAGOW, OR, EARLIER, IN EDINBURGH, ALBEIT, WITH A CHANGE OF SCENERY. CHILDREN WILL LOVE THESE ENCHANTING SCENES AS WELL.

Thomas Fairbairn Glasgow Lithographs: Court of Mansion House, Main St (1848) (2b)

                CHAPTER FOUR: CATHARINE

CATHARINE LIVED IN KIRKFIELDBANK LANARKSHIRE, WHICH WAS THEN IN LESMAHAGOW PARISH, MAYBE 25 MILES SOUTHEAST OF GLASGOW.

OF PARTICULAR INTEREST, ARE THE FACTS AND STATISTICS ON HER COTTON WEAVING INDUSTRY.

Select Views of the River Clyde”(1830): Glasgow, pp.53-58. (2a)

                CHAPTER FIVE: MARY BEFORE

MARY WAS RESIDENT OF CROSSFORD LESMAHAGOW.

PART IV – PIVOT

                CHAPTER SIX: EVERYTHING CHANGED

PART V – TRIANGULATE

                CHAPTER SEVEN: MARY AFTER

MARY MOVED TO THE PARISH OF CARLUKE.  OUR PEOPLE LIVED WHERE IT AND THE PARISHES OF LANARK AND LESMAHAGOW MET. JURISDICTIONS OF HAMLETS WITHIN SOMETIMES SWAPPED, OVER TIME. IN FACT, A PIVOTAL FIND – THE 1867 MARRIAGE OF CHARLES YOUNG OF LESMAHAGOW, TO ISABELLA CAIRNS, OF CARLUKE, CITED HIS RESIDENCE AS COREHOUSE, AS  PART OF LESMAHAGOW. (3)

“Select Views of the River Clyde” (1830): Fall of Corehouse. pp.13-16 (2a)

“Select Views of the River Clyde” (1830): Corehouse. pp. 17-20. (2a)

                CHAPTER EIGHT: UNCLE JOHN

THIS CHAPTER CENTERS IN THE GREATER EDINBURGH AREAS OF NEWTON AND THE WHITBURN AREA OF LINLITHGOWSHIRE (WEST LOTHIAN)

                CHAPTER NINE: SON, MOTHER AND COUSIN TOO

HERE THE FAMILIES REFERENCED IN CHAPTER EIGHT ARE REALIZED IN A NETWORK OR NEXUS OF PARISHES OF THREE COUNTIES: IN LANARKSHIRE – CAMBUSNETHAN, CARNWATH, SHOTTS AND AIRDRIE; IN MIDLOTHIAN – KIRKNEWTON AND WEST CALDER; AND IN LINLITHGOWSIRE – WHITBURN AND BATHGATE.

 PART VI – ADVANCE

                CHAPTER TEN: LADY’S MAIDS AND COACHMEN

SOMEONE LIVED AT HERIOT ROW #23 IN 1881. OTHERS LIVED IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD, WHICH WAS TOPICAL TO THE FAMILY THROUGHOUT THE BOOK. OTHERS LIVED IN THE VICINITY OF BOTHWELL CASTLE IN THE DECADES 1860-1880. 

 Views of Edinburgh with Guide Book” J. Nelson & Sons (1884) “The Castle from the Grassmarket Edinburgh” p. 71(2c)

Select Views on the River Clyde” (1830) Bothwell Castle, pp.47-52.  (2a)_

                CHAPTER ELEVEN: ON THE OTHER HAND, THIS TIME

                CHAPTER TWELVE: THE CHAPTER BETWEEN

PART VIII – WITNESS

                CHAPTER THIRTEEN: JANET AND PAUPERS

JANET CAME FROM A LONG ESTABLISHED CAMBUSNETHAN FAMILY, ALTHOUGH HER MOTHER WAS FROM LINLITHGOWSHIRE. WE CAN APPRECIATE SOME OF THE AREA’S PRODUCE, INCLUDING LUSCIOUS SOUNDING “APPRECOCKS” AND IMAGINE SIMILAR FOR THE HOLYTOWN FARMS, OF THE NEXT CHAPTER.

“Select Views on the River Clyde” (1830) Cambusnethan House, pp.35-38. (2a)

                CHAPTER FOURTEEN: HOLYTOWN

HOLYTOWN WAS A  DISTRICT IN THE PARISH OF BOTHWELL IN THE ERA OF INTEREST. PERSONS OF GREAT INTEREST LIVED IN HOLYTOWN.

                CHAPTER FIFTEEN: CAMBUSNETHAN AND CARLUKE TWEEDLE LESMAHAGOW

                CHAPTER SIXTEEN: JOHN AND WASHERWOMEN

OUR PEOPLE IN EDINBURGH BRING US BACK TO THE DEPICTION OF “ANN” 

ROTHESAY WAS BACKDROP FOR  KELLY, BROCKWAY AND PIERCE. THEY POINTED OUR SEARCH TO ABOUT TEN US STATES, AND TWO PROVINCES IN CANADA.

“Select Views of the River Clyde” (1830): Rothesay and Castle pp.137-140. (2a)

DUMBARTON CASTLE IS IN THE ENVIRONS OF THE TURKEY RED DYE TRADE. NOTE THE MENTION OF CARDROSS, WHEN CONSIDERING THE MCCORMICK FAMILY AND JANE KELLY (CARROLL). ALSO, APPRECIATE THE GEOGRAPHY, IN THAT CARDROSS AND ARGYLLSHIRE SHARE MENTION IN THE SAME PARAGRAPH OF DISCUSSION, OF THIS LITHOGRAPH. 

ONE CAN ASSESS THE LIKELIHOOD OF A MOTHER LEAVING DUNBARTONSHIRE AND DETAINING FOR AN ILLEGITIMATE BIRTH AT CAMPBELTOWN, BEFORE CARRYING ON TO IRELAND, TO REPATRIATE FOR A BIT.

“Select Views on the River Clyde” (1830) Dumbarton Castle, pp.73-86. (2a)

“Select Views on the River Clyde” (1830) Campbeltown, pp.165-16. (2a)

PART IX – AT EASE

CHAPTER SEVENTEEN: GRANDAD’S SCOTLAND YEARS

GRANDAD’S KNOWN RESIDENCES IN HAMILTON, WERE CLOSE TO HAMILTON PALACE. HE ALSO LIVED ON THE RIVER CLYDE, IN THE PARTICK DISTRICT OF GOVAN PARISH.  INDUSTRIAL WAS IMAGINED; LOVELY WAS THE REALITY.

“Select Views on the River Clyde” (1830) Hamilton Palace, pp. 39-46.(2a)

“Select Views on the River Clyde” (1830) Govan, pp.59-60. (2a)

DG has enjoyed this visit to RSH!  Scotland is lovely, with a rich history.


Notes and Sources

1.        “Heriot Row” Image DSC_9526 © Peter Urwin, Urwin Digital Ltd.//Online Design + Strategy.
2.        Citing works found at Random Scottish History https://randomscottishhistory.com/ especially:

a.        “Select Views on the River Clyde “(1830) J M Leighton
b.        T Fairbairn  Glasgow Lithographs
c.        “Views of Edinburgh with Guide Book” J. Nelson & Sons (1884)
These pieces are not to be taken or shared from this site, as they are the work of Random Scottish History.
3.        Citing data found at ScotlandsPeople that are © Crown Copyright National Records of Scotland; Cairns, Isabella (Statutory Registers Marriages 629/25) 1867 in Parish of Carluke, Lanarkshire.

 

 

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