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Sandy Sandilands Posted - 03 June 2011 : 21:16:00
Odd Fellows to be precise.

Must admit to having met a few odd fellows but I'm referring to the friendly society on this occasion :)

Any one know how popular they were in the Borders area, Selkirkshire in particular?

They may have been involved with an ancestor's funeral (1852) and I'm trying to work out if his involvment with them began in Selkirkshire or when he moved to Edinburgh.
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Sandy Sandilands Posted - 31 July 2013 : 15:11:06
Thanks Karen
daftpiper Posted - 01 June 2013 : 09:26:34
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Originally posted by Sandy Sandilands

Odd Fellows to be precise.

I read about the Berwickshire Friendly Society in a book.
They gave loans for funeral's and the like. Sort of insurance.


Must admit to having met a few odd fellows but I'm referring to the friendly society on this occasion :)

Any one know how popular they were in the Borders area, Selkirkshire in particular?

They may have been involved with an ancestor's funeral (1852) and I'm trying to work out if his involvment with them began in Selkirkshire or when he moved to Edinburgh.

Karen Marie Stuart Posted - 30 May 2013 : 22:04:14
In 1845 there was a lodge of Oddfellows (Manchester Unity)the following is a copy from the directory available on line at www.oddfellows.co.uk
SELKIRK (Selkirkshire); 3440, Ettrick Forest ; Robert Fairburn
Odd Fellows' Hall,West Port, Every other Tuesday 21.
this lodge had 144 members and was art of the Edinburgh District
Hope this helps

Karen
Sandy Sandilands Posted - 18 June 2011 : 23:57:17
That's very interesting. Thank you :)

epfborders Posted - 18 June 2011 : 23:31:28
Hello

Was at the Scot Borders Archive last week - the only item on the catalogue was minutes from Oldfellows in Selkirk in 1843


Elma

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