VICTORIAN/EDWARDIAN DISCOVERY

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Re: VICTORIAN/EDWARDIAN DISCOVERY

Postby Princess Zelda » Thu Jul 09, 2009 1:32 pm

According to http://www.clanmacmillan.org/genealogy/Ministers the reverend was in his post from 1876-1916 and died in 1920. There's a photo of him available to buy from http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk I couldn't be bothered to enter my details to find out how much they wanted for a copy :D
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Re: VICTORIAN/EDWARDIAN DISCOVERY

Postby Botanic Squirrel » Fri Jul 10, 2009 11:38 am

:)

Same here. I don't mind investigating so long as it's free. My giro doesn't stretch to detective work.

Never even occurred to me that some of the pics might have been taken in the Hydro.

Sorry to hear the Minister kicked the bucket in 1920. Once I've got more info on the rest of the family, I'm going to see if I can find out what happened to Robert Jnr during the war. Wondering if he saw military service.
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Re: VICTORIAN/EDWARDIAN DISCOVERY

Postby Ronnie » Fri Jul 10, 2009 4:33 pm

The minister's obituary may have been in The Herald or the church magazine. Worth a look. The Scotsman for 2 July 1920 had this:

McMillan - At 18 Leslie Road, Pollokshields, Glasgow on 1st current, the Rev Robert McMillan, in his 74th year, lately minister of Strathbungo Parish Church, and for over 40 years incumbent of the same. Funeral private (no flowers).
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Re: VICTORIAN/EDWARDIAN DISCOVERY

Postby AnnieMack » Wed Aug 19, 2009 9:27 pm

Hi Botanic Squirrel

I had a look at Robert McMillan snr's death cert on Scotlands People, would you like me to email a copy?

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Re: VICTORIAN/EDWARDIAN DISCOVERY

Postby floweredpig » Wed Aug 19, 2009 9:37 pm

Wow,i live within a Street View turn of that very house.I bet every house around here has a hell of a story to tell.
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Re: VICTORIAN/EDWARDIAN DISCOVERY

Postby John » Wed Aug 19, 2009 9:56 pm

What an utterly compelling thread. This has made my day.

I will move this to projects for the time being as it is too hidden in photo sharing.
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Re: VICTORIAN/EDWARDIAN DISCOVERY

Postby Shardonnay » Wed Aug 19, 2009 10:17 pm

wonderful thread :)
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Re: VICTORIAN/EDWARDIAN DISCOVERY

Postby Knightmare » Sat Aug 22, 2009 8:25 pm

Its_a_gamp wrote:Found your house! Leslie Road (sorry I was looking at leslie st on google maps)

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Call me cyincal, but i'm not so sure this is the right house either. It looks very, very like it but i feel the lie of the land is all wrong. The house sits on quite a steep hill and some of the family photos suggest the same.

Were houses like this built "off the peg" in those days? If so there could be loads of this design throughout Glasgow.
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Re: VICTORIAN/EDWARDIAN DISCOVERY

Postby floweredpig » Sat Aug 22, 2009 9:23 pm

It is the right house.
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Re: VICTORIAN/EDWARDIAN DISCOVERY

Postby Craigsanquhar » Sun Aug 23, 2009 2:14 am

floweredpig wrote:It is the right house.

Definitely the right house Leslie Road is on a slope I reckon the folk who live there now may appreciate knowing about this story ? also be nice to find the present day Mc Millans I know I would be over the moon if some photos turned up of my lot
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Re: VICTORIAN/EDWARDIAN DISCOVERY

Postby Craigsanquhar » Sun Aug 23, 2009 2:50 am

Botanic Squirrel wrote:I found fascinating bibliophile treasure last week.


I have tracked down the living family and will direct them to you and this forum I am sure they will be very pleased that you went to the trouble to do something with the negatives

regards Lesley in Tasmania
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Re: VICTORIAN/EDWARDIAN DISCOVERY

Postby Glesga_Steve » Sun Aug 23, 2009 2:42 pm

Definitely looks like the correct house to me.

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The similarities between this house and the old photo are too striking for this not to be the house.

The only thing missing is the iron fence on top of the wall, but then that would almost certainly have been removed to assist the war effort.
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Re: VICTORIAN/EDWARDIAN DISCOVERY

Postby Josef » Sun Aug 23, 2009 3:50 pm

I don't think there's genuine doubt that that's the house, Steve.

Craigsanquhar wrote:
Definitely the right house Leslie Road is on a slope I reckon the folk who live there now may appreciate knowing about this story ? also be nice to find the present day Mc Millans I know I would be over the moon if some photos turned up of my lot

I have tracked down the living family and will direct them to you and this forum I am sure they will be very pleased that you went to the trouble to do something with the negatives.

regards Lesley in Tasmania


If you can ask the living family to identify themselves, I'm quite happy to say to the current occupants (if no-one else has already) : it's not that far from me.
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Re: VICTORIAN/EDWARDIAN DISCOVERY

Postby Knightmare » Sun Aug 23, 2009 7:22 pm

Okay, if thats the house, great.

This has been a really interesting thread.

Is anyone gonna go up there and take some more snaps?
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Re: VICTORIAN/EDWARDIAN DISCOVERY

Postby Icecube » Sun Aug 23, 2009 8:05 pm

Fascinating a big well done BS and to the others who chipped in so much and can I just mention how resliant that privet hedge [Ligustrum sinense] is.
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