How is your work on the MI's of the Bathgate Hailstones moving along? Has the book proved helpful?
I ask because I am presently researching William Hailstones b. 1803 in Bathgate and his descendants, including his daughter (my great, great, great grandmother) Janet Hailstones b. 1826 in Polmont, Stirling. He died in Falkirk in 1873, and is buried there, I believe. Perhaps his parents William Hailstones and Christian "Christina" Baxter, both of Bathgate, West Lothian and most assuredly many of his siblings (Mary b. 1794 d. 1795, for instance) are buried at Bathgate. For these reasons, I'm curious about your research into monument inscriptions at Bathgate for the Hailstones.
I also am intrigued about whether your Francis b. 1810 was William's brother Francis, also born 1810 in Bathgate. Do we have a match?
I'd be happy to share information if we do, though mine tends to be centered most obviously on William. If your Francis and my William are brothers, I'd also be interested in any information you might have on their parents.
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