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Iain MacFarlaine (#46514200)
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I am a North Londoner of Irish Protestant and Anglo-Indian (or, to be more accurate, Hiberno-Caledonian-Anglo-Dutch-Huguenot-Indian) parentage. I was trained as a mathematician but, at the moment, am working only part-time. I have travelled a lot; not only around the British Isles, but also throughout: Europe; Africa; America (North only; I have yet to cross the Rio Grande, never mind the Panama Canal, although I have been to the States quite a few times and once ventured across the Forty-Ninth Parallel for a month, and should like to go back to Canada again, sometime); Asia; and Australia. Unfortunately, most of those voyages were undertaken before the invention of the digital camera, so I can't show you too many of the graves I saw when I was abroad. When I am not travelling or working, or painting or acting, I am learning to play the piano and various woodwind instruments. I try to keep my body fit with cycling and swimming and karate, as well as by never drinking alcohol or coffee, or smoking, or eating flesh, or fowl, or fish, and I try to keep my mind fit with chess and crosswords and reading.

Please note; I am forever running around this world (as Jefferson Airplane once sang), and seldom check the computer when I am on my wanderings; but, if you write to me, I shall make sure that I answer on my return.
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Arlene
codona
Hi Iain,
Greetings from Scotland, im researching Codona surname just now, can I ask your connection to them?

Kind Regards

Arlene
Added by Arlene on Feb 18, 2017 4:56 PM
Steven M
Abela & Young
Many thanks for the photographs for E. Abela (#164137966) & Peter Young (#164138209). Hope you had a good trip to Cyprus.
Added by Steven M on Feb 08, 2017 10:25 AM
nansi White
Eric A White RWF Kohima Cemetery
Though the White family had a citation from CWGC and a photo of the cemetery we have never had a photo of the grave of Eric A White. Today we found your photo. Thank you so much for helping to fill a small gap in the history of a Welshman who died so far away from home.

Eric and Nansi White and family
Added by nansi White on Jan 03, 2017 2:16 PM
Bernadette
RE: Carrickfergus
Iain,

Happy New Year's:

In years to come, men will speak of this war and say, "I was a soldier," "I was a sailor," or "I was
a pilot." Others will say with equal pride, "I was a citizen of London."

Eric Sevareid, October 1940.
Added by Bernadette on Dec 31, 2016 5:28 PM
Carol henderson
Pete Ham
Please can you tell me when you took the photo of Pete Ham's headstone. The information is needed by his widow as they have asked me to take another photo, when in Wales. If the date is OK, it might save me a trip. Thanks

Carol
Added by Carol henderson on Dec 20, 2016 3:51 PM
Bernadette
RE: !!!!!
You suprise me, Iain! An Etta James fan who knows some Abbey Road lyrics? You're right of course, that it was McCartney's song, not Lennons.

Now that we have that out of the way, do you like Morrison's Carrickfergus?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPUa8l9cu2k
Added by Bernadette on Dec 13, 2016 6:14 AM
Bernadette
RE: ?????
I hear Etta James singing "At Last!"

Obviously, His father was admitted to the bar, and he was born at the Inn, not on the road, tho' John Lennon might have disagreed if he were still with us. By the way, his mother, Margaret's maiden name was Scott. (If you want me to show you my source, just forget I mentioned it.)

Happy holidays,
Bernadette
Added by Bernadette on Dec 12, 2016 2:14 PM
Bernadette
RE: ?????
I cited the source below: the 1851 census
Added by Bernadette on Dec 12, 2016 1:35 PM
Bernadette
RE: ?????
England and Wales Census, 1851

Frederic Cavell was born in 1824, in Gray's Inn, Middlesex. That is located in St. Pancras, Camden, London. That's the edit I requested, and the header that remains blank.

He was baptized in Holborn, also in Camden.
Added by Bernadette on Dec 12, 2016 1:01 PM
Bernadette
RE: Re: Frederick Cavell
If the information for the places of birth & death are available, they belong in the header. That's why F.A.G. placed those boxes there. The bio is for info that can't be placed in the header.
Added by Bernadette on Dec 12, 2016 11:14 AM
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