King Edward Parish
- This is to all members of tbis group to say that I have just acquired
a copy of James Godsman's book, published in 1948, of the History of
the Parish of King Edward. This includes, apart from much detail on
the landed gentry of the parish, many pages of the records of the
tenantry from early ages onwards. It is not a very " readable " book.
It also lacks an index.There is much record of the occupants of
almost every farm and croft, sometimes from the 1700's, and then
throughout the 1800's and into the 1900's, occasionally earlier.
However it is a marvellous record of those who lived in the parish,
with names, dates, and so on, as a record of any parish it is
probably the best of its kind.
After trawling IGI and Scotlandspeople I have found some of my
ancestors in this book that are not recorded on these data bases.
If any member of this group has ancestors from King Edward Parish I
will be pleased to try to find them for you.... but please remember
that for each enquiry,if it is a name only, unless my failing memory
does not produce an early " hit" I will have to read through some
400 pages, so the more information you can give me the better. Each
tenantry is headed up by the farm or croft name so if you have this
this, perhaps from an OPR entry this would speed up any reply I am
able to give..... otherwise the utmost patience will be needed.
With regards to all members of this group,