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From: "Martin Samson" <>
Subject: Re: [MORAY] Love Lane, Elgin
Date: Fri, 22 Oct 2010 19:43:05 +0100
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Karen

Thanks for that

I will try to get hold of a copy of the book "The White Bird Passes"

I have a contact in Elgin who may be able to assist me to see if it is
available from the local library

Regards

Martin

-----Original Message-----
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Sent: 22 October 2010 5:45 PM
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Subject: Re: [MORAY] Love Lane, Elgin

Ann got there first, yes it is Lady Lane.

You asked what it was like
This is from The Closes of Elgin by Bruce B Bishop...
High Steet, No 295, There was a Coachbuilders business in thre lane in 1837,
and there were 19 families there in the mid 19 century, 28 families are
idenified there in 1881, living in 14 houses. In the late 20 Century , as
part of the redevelopment of the area , this was renamed Hill Terrace .There
arew some 19 century buildings remaining along the western side, otherwise
much of that area us occupied by modern housing, which has been well
designed in keeping with the original character of the area.

However,  Jessie Kesson,  the Scottish Novelist spent some of her childhood
in Lady Lane where her Mother was a prostitute. The White Bird Passes
recounts her childhood and is worth reading to get a feel of The Lane. I had
the pleasure of meeting her once. A great woman and Novelist.

Regards

Karen

The Good You Do Comes Back To You.


--- On Fri, 15/10/10, Martin Samson <> wrote:

From: Martin Samson <>
Subject: Re: [MORAY] Love Lane, Elgin
To: "'Anne Burgess'" <>,
Date: Friday, 15 October, 2010, 12:41

Thank you for all that information

I have reached a bit of a dead end with this family but perhaps one day I
will break through

Regards

Martin

-----Original Message-----
From: [mailto:] On
Behalf Of Anne Burgess
Sent: 15 October 2010 12:03 AM
To:
Subject: Re: [MORAY] Love Lane, Elgin

> Further to my previous message
> I have checked the death registration on line which is very
> difficult to
> read
> The location of Alexina's death was Lady Lane  which was off
> 295 High
> Street, Elgin

Ah! That's better. I've heard of that. As far as I know it was
at the foot of Lady Hill, on the north side of the High Street
west of the town centre.

> Duff (1) remarried in 1864 to Alexander ROSS, a widower, a
> farmer of Birnie
> or Birsie. In the 1871 census they are living at The Farm,
> Birsie
There is a parish of Birnie just south of Elgin in the county of
Moray. There is a parish of Birse (*not* Birsie) south of the
River Dee in the county of Aberdeen. I know she wasn't in Birnie
because many years ago I compiled a surname index to the parish
of Birnie, and in 1871 there was no-one in the parish named
Ross. So it looks as if this must have been in the parish of
Birse. Alexander Ross got around a bit - born in Tain, working
as an agricultural labourer in Tullynessle and Forbes in 1851,
marrying in Banff in 1864, farming in Birse in 1871, and
retiring to Huntly!

I don't think there is any suggestion that the Wilhelmina
Allardyce who applied for parish relief in Elgin was a child.
The listing in LIBINDX states specifically that she was the
daughter of Rev William Allardyce of Rhynie, so she must
presumably be Murray Wilhelmina, born 1828.

That seems to answer your original questions, but no doubt it
will raise several more!

Best wishes

Anne



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