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Sun 17th Nov, 2p.m. - Joanne Lamb talk
TreasurerPostNovember 9, 2013, 17:16
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Normal topicSun 17th Nov, 2p.m. - Joanne Lamb talk

On Sunday, 17 November, the Scottish Genealogy Society will be hosting a talk by Joanne Lamb (author of “Dalrymple Crescent”) at the Edinburgh Family History Centre, 15 Victoria Terrace, in Edinburgh’s Old Town.

The title of her talk is “The Chief Secretary and his Diaries; Alexander Falconar of Falcon Hall, 1766-1847”.

The Falconar family were owners of a substantial estate in Morningside, Edinburgh which extended to 18 acres. Within this estate, in 1815, a grand and elaborate mansion was built named Falcon Hall, which many of the surrounding streets are named after.

Alexander Falconer who built Falcon Hall had a successful career in Madras , India and in 1809 became Secretary to the Governor there. Joanne Lamb has been reading and deciphering Alexander’s diaries during his time in India between 1790 and 1809 – hence the title of the talk.

The talk will start at 2pm and entry is free. However, space is limited so booking is essential. Please call 0131 220-3677 or e-mail: scotsgenpublicity@scotsgenealogy.com.

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