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Mortcloth Records - A mortcloth or pall was draped over the coffin or the body itself for the funeral, and the payment of a fee to hire one from the church is sometimes recorded in old parish or kirk session records. Prior to compulsory registration, It can often be the only evidence that a death has occurrred. I must admit I am unsure whether this is just a Scottish custom or more widespread.
|Militia List, Castleon Parish, Roxburghshire, 1797.|
Other lists can be more informative with details of age and occupation
Maps - Are you wanting to find a map of where your ancetor lived in Scotland? Then take a look at the website of the National Library of Scotland at http://www.nls.uk/collections/maps. Its map collection is the largest in Scotland with over 2 million items, many of which you can download.
Money Values -I like to use to find out respective money values over the centuries and use http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/currency/. Prior to the Act of Union in 1707, Scotland had its own currency, so for more information see http://www.scan.org.uk/researchrtools/scots_currency.htm
Plus Much More such as: Marriage Bonds and Marriage Certifcates, Message Boards, Monumental Inscriptions, Military Records, Mariners, Mormons and Miners.
|Master MarinerJohn Robert Moffat (c1814-1881) my husband's great great grandfather |
in a Napole0nic pose.
Archive images courtesy of the Heritage Hub, Hawick heartofhawick.co.uk/heritagehub
|Mortcloth Book of Smailholm Parish, near Kelso, Roxburghshire 1822-1847.|