Category Archives: Shanks

A Death in the Family – Douglas Brown Shanks 1915

It’s strange where your family history research might lead. I’ve been busy with my other blog, of late, and I have done little on the family history front, however a post on my other blog, from 1915, suggested I had … Continue reading

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Margaret Shanks

Margaret Shanks was my great great Aunt. She wrote for the Scottish Farmer from 1893 to her death in 1925. I have just started another blog in which I intend to publish many of her columns. You can find it … Continue reading

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John shanks was my Great Great Great Great Uncle here is an article on him: Sanitary engineer, b. 1825, Paisley, s. of William Shanks, handloom weaver, and Helen Gowens; m. (1) Isabella Mills; (2) Jessie Tumbull Smith; Founder, Shanks & … Continue reading

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