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I have a photo of a group of military men taken before 1913 presumably in Scotland.
I have been able to identify the soldier on the far left, kneeling at the front, as George WALKER. George was born in 1889 (see transcription of birth extract below) and migrated to Australia in March 1913 and married Louisa LOVELL in July 1913.
The notation on the back of the photo reads 7th Royal Scots Territorials.
How can I find out more information on his participation in the Royal Scots, is there anywhere I can access records and if so how?
Any help would be much appreciated.
Transcription of Birth Extract for George Walker.
Name and Surname George Walker
When and Where Born 1889 September Twenty third 1816 8h 5m P.M
S. Bridgeton, Karcarldy (Kinghorn)
Names, Surname and Rank Profession of Father. Name, and maiden Name of Mother, Date Place of Marriage – James Wyld WALKER, Grocer Margaret Walker ms MILLIGAN 1879 April 8th Edinburgh
Signature and Qualifications of Informant and Residence, If out of the House in which Birth occurred. James Wyld WALKER Father (present)
When and where Registered, and Signature of Registrar
What and Where Registered, and Signature of Registrar 1889 October 14th at Kirkcarddy
Signed by the Registrar
Extracted from the Register Book of Births for the District of Kirkcarldy, & Abbotshall, in the county of Fife 14th day of October 1889
Notation of the bottom “Baptised by me on Tuesday 3rd Dec. 1889. Robert, Glasglow Minister Invested.
On his son Reuben's death certificate his fathers was given as as William. However although WHEELER is a common enough Gloucestershire name, there is a Reuben WHEELER bapt Bisley Gloucestershire on the 12 Nov 18 02, therefore I feel that Thomas is likely to be correct name)
Thomas married Hannah Eagles on the 11 Nov 1800, in Bisley Parish, Glouchestershire, England, UK
Children of Thomas Wheeler and Hannah Eagles
At present I have only identified one child, my direct ancestor, there are possibly more yet to be found
Reuben Wheeler b. 1801, Gloucestershire, England, UK, c.14 Nov 1802, Bisley Parish, Glouchestershire, England died 19 Jul 1873, Napolean Street, Collingwood, Victoria, Australia, buried 28 Jul 1873, Boroondara Cemetery, Kew, Victoria, Australia
Reuben married Elizabeth Thomasb. 1802, Gloucestershire, England, UK, c. 28 Jul 1804, Pitchcombe Gloucestershire,England on the 27 Jan 1833, Pitchcombe, Gloucestershire, England
Elizabeth died 9 Jul 1871, Napolean Street, Collingwood, Victoria, Australia, and was burried.on the 12 Jul 1871 in Boroondara Cemetery, Kew, Victoria, Australia, par. Edward Thomas and Sarah Gardiner
Grand children of Thomas Wheeler and Hannah Eagles via Reuben
1. Selina Wheeler b. Abt 1834, Stroud, Gloucestershire, England, UK, d. 24 Jul 1899, Yarra River, Kew, , Victoria, Australia, bur. 28 Jul 1899, Boroondara Cemetery, Kew, Victoria, Australia
Selina married Thomas Crump on 30 Dec 1850 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
2-George Wheeler b. Abt 1836, Gloucestershire, England, UK, d. 16 Nov 1865, 9 Napoleon Street, East Collingwood, Victoria, Australia
George married Mary Humphrey Spear in 1853 in Victoria Australia.
I have just discovered the digital images of parish registers on line "England, Cornwall Parish Registers, 1538-2010 on line."
In paritcular I was interested in the Cornish Parish listed by Name of the Town (with parish) Parish Registers
It was amazing to look at copies of the Tremaine register on line and turn the page and blow up the image if I couldn't make out the writing - all in the comfort of my own home. If you haven't discovered this resourse yet you should give it a go - I was able to push my Hambly/Baker back one more generation!
According to the British National Archives John Ebbott owned land in North Tregeare, Tresmeer, the parish in which he was born. He did not sell the land before he died in 1825, his widowed wife Wilmott is recorded as selling the “North Tregeare” property in 1827 along with her grandson Philip, John Ebbott's only male heir.
We also know from John Ebbott's tombstone, in the Tremaine Churchyard, that he must have lived in Westcott for some considerable time as he was described as “John Ebbott of Westcott in this Parish”
Originally I thought that the two properties of Westcott and North Tregeare were the same, however they are not one and the same, The two properties are about 2 miles away from each other1 “North Tregeare” is in Tresmeer and Westcot is in Tremaine, Cornwall.
John Ebbott and Wilmot Baker married on 26 Jun 1775, in Tremaine, Cornwall2
John & Wilmot had only two children:-
1.Philip Upton Ebbott christened 7 Feb 1776, Tresmeer, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom
2.Elizabeth Ebbott christened 30 Jan 1778, Tresmeer, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom.
A second christening was also recorded for Elizabeth Ebbott on the same day in Egloskerry (C022532) The two churches are less than three miles apart so the parents could have had Elizabeth baptised twice, however it's more likely that the same clergyman covered the two parishes [common even then] and then when recording the days proceedings inadvertantly had the single event written in both registers.
Eighteen years later John Baker dies in 1793 leaving his one of his several estates to his daughter Wilmot Ebbott (wife of John Ebbott).
The question now is how do I go about finding more about the Ebbott/Baker connection discovered via John Bakers Will with the Westcott estate.
Is anyone else researching these families or properties?