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William Nasmyth - Coalmaster
Posted: 27/04/2018 12:57:21
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I have an image of a marriage certificate dated 1875 for one of my female relations, one Jane Burns. The bridegroom's parents are given as William Nasmyth (CoalMaster) deceased and Margaret Macdowell.
I believe William was born around 1809 and died 1860 at Cranston, Midlothian. His father was Alexander Nasmyth and mother Isabella Kinghorn.
I am interested to know what mining activity William Nasmyth was engaged in?
Look forward to any information.
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Posted: 29/04/2018 10:33:54
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Hello - Not a great deal in the newspapers of that time... found a couple that may help...

Deaths - At Prestonhall Colliery, on the 13th inst., Mr. William Nasmyth, coal-master there.
Dundee, Perth, and Cupar Advertiser - Friday 2st1 September 1860.

At Croftgary, on the 18th inst., by the Rev. R.J. Craig, of Dalgety, Alexander Nasmyth, colliery manager, Donibristle, son of the late William Nasmyth, coal-master, Prestonhall, to Helen, younger daughter of the late Alexander Kelly, Croftgary.
Fifeshire Advertiser - Saturday 22nd April 1876.


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Posted: 29/04/2018 14:34:12
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Many thanks for this information Tin Miner.
Now looking for details of Preston Hall Colliery and any other mines/mineral workings which he and his family had interests in.
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Posted: 29/04/2018 21:28:07
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Small amount of info here...

https://scotlandsplaces.gov.uk/digital-volumes/ordnance-survey-name-books/midlothian-os-name-books-1852-1853/midlothian-volume-39/11

6 persons work history here from Preston Hall Colliery...

http://www.scottishmining.co.uk/257.html

Assuming the 3 old air shafts are, or were part of Preston Hall Colliery on old 6-inch maps here... Southeast of Oxenfoord Castle...

https://maps.nls.uk/view/75523913

Hope the above helps... regards Tin Miner
IP: 94.3.8.15 Edited: 29/04/2018 21:37:25 by Tin Miner
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Posted: 30/04/2018 09:04:41
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Thanks again Tin Miner. The working and living conditions as described were absolutely dreadful.
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