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who were the people who lived in the original shore front houses of strone. in particular Midge Lane.?thank you.
Posted by christine adam on 07 December 2015
Sorry - we don't have that information. You could try the Scotland's People web-site which has census data for each house from 1841 through to 1911.
Posted by David McKenzie on 08 December 2015
Thanks for the website
I live with my better half in one of the Tea Caddies in Kilmun.(Heathbank)

I've enjoyed exploring the area over the past two years and wish I had seen this very informative website earlier. Keep up the good work.

ps, we have a Beech Tree in the garden which is 5.8metres in circumference and I'd like to age it as my next project. Any clues appreciated?

Sandy Hutton/Helena Kowaliw

Posted by Sandy Hutton on 17 February 2014
Thanks for your kind words. Our visitor centre at the Mausoleum site is now open on the winter schedule - Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10:30 - 15:30. You would be most welcome.

Regret we have no expertise in trees - perhaps the Forestry Commission could help.
Posted by David McKenzie on 18 February 2014
Elizabeth Blackwell looks like me!
Posted by Heather on 16 November 2013
I believe Tobacco Lords / Cotton Merchants lived in the short front houses in Midge Lane, Strone. The Old Manse was one I think. Do you know who the T.L. might be? Thankyou. I'm not having much luck i'm afraid.
Posted by christine adam on 18 May 2013
Sorry - we don't have any information about surrounding villages as yet. Perhaps one of our trustees might be able to help.
Posted by David McKenzie on 07 June 2013
Family History
According to the 1841 Census Walter Dick aged 54 and his family Mary,John,David and Andrew all lived at Kilmun. Andrew Dick aged 10, I am sure is my 3x gr Grandfather, became a boilermaker, first wife Ann Miller drowned, one daughter Mary Ann Dick b 1850, came to NZ sometime between 1851 and 1869. Andrew re married in 1859 to Catherine Craig at Hull.If anyone can tell me more about this family it would be appreciated.
Posted by Nancy White on 14 January 2013
Thank you for your inquiry - we are a very small organisation and we are unfortunately not currently able to handle genealogy questions. We hope to be able to provide a family history service when we open to the public in 2014.
Posted by David McKenzie on 16 January 2013
Dear Nancy, I have looked in the other censuses and the inscription database but can't find any of the names that you mention. Jean
Posted by Jean Maskell on 19 February 2013
1841 census for kilmun indicates
Mrs. Walter Dick54
Mary Dick 20
John Dick 24
David Dick 17
Andrew Dick 10

Mrs Walter Dick is the Wife.
She was born as Mary Donald.

Her husband Walter Dick was a shawl merchant with business interests in Paisley and connections in Glasgow & London.

Mary Donald was Walter's 2nd wife - his 1st was an Isobel Hamilton.

On census night 1841, Walter Dick was living at Monteith Row Glasgow (often called Millionaires Row such was the wealth of the residents).

Walter Dick 70
Walter Dick 20
Peter Dick 15

Their son aged 10 was christened Andrew Liddell Dick - he went on to be a United Presbyterian church minister in Bannockburn and Bothwell.

Walter Dick the shawl merchant is my maternal 3 x great grandfather via his daughter Elizabeth Ferguson Dick who married a William Reid, a surgeon in Glasgow
Posted by craig duncan on 19 September 2013
Thank you for taking the trouble to reply to my quest re Andrew Dick, boilermaker born Scotland 1830? I shall keep hunting.
Posted by Nancy White on 15 April 2014
Happy to help - you might also like to look at our new web-site:
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