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hunbun Posted - 25 December 2012 : 16:20:04
Hi all
My 6x great grandmother was down as a 'propriator of houses' in the 1851 scotland census, she was a widow at the time, what does this actually mean, did she own houses other than her own and where could i find out more info please?
Thanks in advance
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hunbun Posted - 01 January 2013 : 15:30:55
She lived and died in Selkirk, she died in August 1855, as this was towards the back end of the year would she of still been registered. Also her son Andrew Heatlie (my 5x grandfather) who died in 1865 in Selkirk owned alot of houses in the area according to his will, any help much appreciated.
epfborders Posted - 29 December 2012 : 17:05:00
Hello Dawn

Where did she live ? and was she still alive in 1855?

If she owned the houses, she would be listed in the valuation rolls which started in 1855. Before that, it would be a bit more difficult to track her down and would depend on where she lived and what records were kept there. If burgh records exist, she might be listed there.

The majority of valuation rolls have been digitised and are available to view at the National Archives. East Lothian are available to view on film at the John Gray Centre and the original books are available at the Heritage Hub for the Borders

Hope this will give you an idea where to look next


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