02 May 2018

My Scottish Family, the Jacks.



Here's my great-great grandfather William Jack.  He was born in 1857 in Airdrie, Lanarkshire, and sailed with 74th Highlanders in HMS Troopship Jamar to Singapore in 1879.  I played with the filters on this one as the original copy was rather browning.


This is my third great-uncle, or if you'd rather, William Jack's big brother.  His name was Thomas Jack and he was born in August 1839. According to census documents, throughout his life he was both a cotton weaver and an "Ingine Keeper at Coal Pit."

7 comments:

  1. I do like a man in a kilt, but I thought they were supposed to be a bit longer and cover the knees a bit.

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    1. Guess not! Or maybe he is very tall and they are one-size thingies.

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  2. So cool, eh? There's a colorized version of the William Jack picture, that I think you Aunt Alice Jack had... his jacket was British Red and his kilt and sash dark green with yellow stripes. I don't know what happened to the color picture; guess I still have Williams.....

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    1. They are very cool photos and yes, I wisht they had colour photos then. I am guessing they knew the jacket was red and so on?

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  3. this is so exclusive to re explore the ancestors my friend!
    i can feel your joy

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    1. Thanks, baili! It is pretty nifty to see these relatives from so long ago.

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