Bannockburn brace, as posted by bookbinderbob previously on cover Line rouletted.
SHIP LETTER PORTS AND MAIL COACH ROUTES to 1956 Bib: Robson Lowe 1960 (Maritime postal history of London) Imagine driving a coach and four, up to Wick and back Brrrrrrrrrr They make 'em tough in Scotland.
Scotland Any members suggest what a "Mail-Car" was circa 1830 -1850 Hendy quotes mail cars as so does this, when foot runners, carrying the post were taken over by the "Mail cars"
Would this be "Horse and trap" ?
Quote: John Mackenzie, son of Donald Charles, was the last running post to Gairloch. He was called Iain Mor am Post, and was a remarkably strong and courageous Highlander. When the mail-car began to run he emigrated to Australia.
Interesting to see the book on Scots Local Cancellations open at the pages which lists Bridge of Marnoch Post Office which opened March 1856 (now closed). Until a few years ago I lived across the road and a few hundred yards down the road on the left.
Image of the listed postmark. 1857 S.G.40 1d Rose-red Die 2 Perf 14 W/mark Large Crown Bridge of Marnoch Scots local postmark Type XIX. Black sans serif capitals in rectangular frame.
Well, not really. In the 1800s, my ancestors were mainly agricultural workers, house painters and railway workers. It's the luck of the draw. Two things tend to choke off searches. First, official records seem to be regarded as confidential for the last century. Secondly, beyond the past 100 or so years; record keeping for the ordinary person (such as myself) was far from perfect. If you can get past the first five or six generations you have done well. But you need to find a peer in your background to hit the jackpot as their records tend to be well kept.