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From: Ruth MacGill <>
Subject: Re: [ABERDEEN] 19th Century Dress
Date: Sat, 18 Feb 2006 09:19:36 +0000
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I am interested to read of Mrs Ironside because my grandmother's younger
brother Leslie Gray born in 1885 at Balnagouk Methlick has Ironside as a
second name and I thought it an odd choice as that name has not cropped
up in the family before his birth.
She could have been the midwife or helped at the birth as sometimes
their names were used when naming children.

In message <001901c633ad$3776d010$>, Richard Johnson
<> writes
>I have a very fuzzy monochrome picture of a "Mrs Ironside" at Bedlam,
>New Deer estimated to have been taken early 20th century. She is
>feeding the chickens from a bucket in the farmyard in front of a barn. I
>can't be more specific as we can not identify exactly which Mrs Ironside
>it is although it is suspected that she may be Isabella, wife of James A
>Ironside who is known to have given up Bedlam around 1927.
>She is wearing a long dark waisted dress which appears to button up the
>front. There may be a belt of sorts but it is not clear. It has long sleeves
>and a round neckline. It looks as though she is wearing some sort of a
>hat, but it could be that her hair is just tied up in a bun.
>Sorry I can't be more specific.

Ruth MacGill

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