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The British Library

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Jennifer Report 20 Apr 2005 15:25

Yesterday I went and signed on as a reader at the British Library and was delighted to find how helpful and friendly (if somewhat short on the personal hygeine) the librarians are. I found the transcript of the court case Munro v Munro 1840 that I was looking for and an old book called the History of the Munro's of Fowlis by Mc Kenzie from 1850. In the court case Mary Seymour Munro proved that she was legitimate because her parents married in England after she was born but her father was domiciled inScotland where bastards could be legitimised bya subsequent marriage of the parties. The discs for the 1841 census (whic was why I actually went there) were not much help.They were not logged by name but by address which I don't have. In my eternal, confounded search for John Thomas Munro , organ builder to the stars I got a little bit closer.