Tag Archives: Dalrymple Crescent

Mary and Ann Rodger

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

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“the delight in store for the reader”

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

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Cownie-Fraser

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

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Jane and Isabella Paterson – correction

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

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Inglis-Aitken connection

First posted on 12th July 2011 Thanks to Evelyn Inglis for pointing out the connection between the Inglis family and the Aitkens. Robert Inglis bought the plot of land in which no 4 was built in 1862, although he sold … Continue reading

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Sonish Sinclair

First posted 10th April 2011 Thanks to Alastair Scouller for helping to solve this mystery. There is only one Sonish Sinclair in all of the Scotland’s People website, and she is the niece of Elizabeth and Janet Sinclair, who owned … Continue reading

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Update on James Hall of no 25

Neil Cooke has kindly given me information on Andriana Haliburton (see Mary Yellowlees in “Posts from old blog”). It seems that she was born in Candia in Crete – not Canada. Neil is currently writing a biography of her husband, the explorer James … Continue reading

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Mary Hall (nee Yellowlees)

(First posted 5th April 2011) In 1966 the present owners of number 25 received a letter, which began “Dear Friends It was so nice to meet you outside 25 Dalrymple Crescent, and thank you so much for inviting us into … Continue reading

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New Year’s resolution

I have been very bad at blogging, but my New Year’s resolution is to use my blog more.  I’ve added a category about the Falconar family – my latest interest, and will add blogs about what I have found – as well as maintaining information about … Continue reading

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on 29th August …

John Simpson married Christina Petrie in 1866 at Kirk Rushen on the Isle of Man.  John was the nephew of Sir James Young Simpson, the famous physician, and lived at 21 Dalrymple Crescent from 1868 to 1873 (he was the … Continue reading

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