Author Archives: Joanne Lamb
Thanks to Anne Parkhill for raising questions about Mary Williamson (née Rodger) and her sister Ann. I went back to look at my sources, and found I had more information than I remembered, thanks to a discussion on the Rootsweb … Continue reading
A very favourable review by Mary W Craig in the Scottish Local History journal of February 2012 – http://www.slhf.org/. She gives a good summary of the book, mentioning the people, the servants, and the changes from the 1860s to the … Continue reading
Robert Fullerton, brother-in-law to Alexander Falconar’s wife, was Governor of Penang from 1826 to 1829. There are therefore quite a number of biographies for him available on the Internet. Unfortunately many of them seem to repeat a mistake concerning his … Continue reading
I have discovered another link in the Crescent – between Mary Gertrude Fraser, the daughter of Rev Robert William Fraser who lived at no 1 from 1868 to 1873 and the Cownie family. On 24th July 1894 Mary became the … Continue reading
On 1 March 1797 Alexander Falconar wrote in his diary “Harriet about this time engaged herself to Fullerton”. Later, on 3 April 1798 he wrote”young Fullerton born”. From this we can work out that the Fullerton she married was Robert Fullerton, who later became … Continue reading
Thanks to Chenda for her suggestion about Alexander’s aunt’s nuptials. I have two Davidsons who are probably related to Alexander, but but I can’t place them. (1) Lydia Davidson who married George Yeats, and died in Edinburgh about 1845. A Louisa Yeats, … Continue reading
In his diary, on 26 February 1790, Alexander Falconar records “The Anniversary of my Aunts Nuptials 1768”. I haven’t been able to track down the aunt in question – does anyone have any ideas?
I have been reading the Diaries of Alexander Falconar, Chief Secretary of the East India Company in Madras. They are very cryptic and have thrown up a number of questions, which I’ll report separately.
First posted 28th July 2011 When I found their headstone in Grange Cemetery, I realised that I had the wrong Jane and Isabella Paterson! The parents of the Jane and Isabella who lived at no 14 Dalrymple Crescent were Thomas … Continue reading