Monthly Archives: February 2020

And some were bad boys …

While I was looking for eighteenth century Moncurs I came across George and Thomas Moncur, who were convicted in 1799 at the Perth Court of Justicary in September 1799 and transported to Australia on board the Glatton arriving in 1803. This … Continue reading

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A final turn around family history (for now)

I’ve been doing a little more digging around the whole family history thing, and I reckon that I’m probably correct in my supposition that most of the people with the Moncur surname adopted it due to their association with the … Continue reading

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Well maybe we did have a castle after all

This is a sort of retraction, but only a partial of retraction. The whole Moncur Castle/Moncur placename thing has been gnawing away at me and I’ve been doing some more digging, and it turns out there was an aristocratic Moncur … Continue reading

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Cinnak

Yesterday I came across an interesting early twentieth century package … interesting because of the way the design was printed over the corner of the package, unlike most other packaging of the time where the individual faces of the box … Continue reading

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Moncur castle (again)

While using the Statistical Account to try and find the locations of farms and properties mention in the servant tax records, I came across the following entry about Inchture from the 1799 appendix: which sort of vaguely supports my guess … Continue reading

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Not from St Cyrus after all …

More family history news: The family history legend had been that we had been tenant farmers for a very long time. Obviously not every son got to be a farmer, so some had gone off to do other jobs. So … Continue reading

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No castle, but an island …

Back on the family history front again … A few days ago I received an email from another Moncur – actually a Moncure – who’d found my blog posts and wondered if we might be related. The answer, of course, … Continue reading

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