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Lois Hale-fergusson says:

Hi. I am researching ancestry for my husband. His great grandad was coachman at Kirkland in Tynron, for how long I am unsure but he is there on the 1861 census. He later moved to Liverpool as a coachman.
I would love to find info on how I would find pictures of Kirkland and the kennedys from that time but don’t know where to start.

John Shaw says:

Hi Lois,
I have been working on Tynron Glen a bit recently. Thank you for your comment. I see that John Fergusson age 28 was on the 1861 census for Kirkland. The Tynron censuses are a bit of a nuisance in that there are no photocopies of them on Ancestry. I don’t know about Findmypast. The best place to find the Tynron censuses is at the Ewart Library in Dumfries. I don’t live in Scotland any more and probably you don’t either. Kennedy at Kirkland is mentioned twice on my 19th Century page in Tynron Glen. I think you will be very lucky to find any pictures of 19C Kirkland. Kennedys were at Kirkland for a long time and he was an important man in Tynron. I visited Kirkland many times in the 80s, but it seems to have changed hands several times.
I realize that this reply is pretty useless to you!
John Shaw

David Gibson says:

I have a letter from one of the Gaskells dated 1933 on a printed letterhead from Auchenbrack, Tynron and wondered whether you would be interested in having it. If you would like to send me an SAE I can forward it to you – we can correspond by email.

John Shaw says:

Dear David,
Thanks so much for posting me the Auchenbrack letter.
Best wishes
John Shaw

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