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  • Item_31_Girdle_1.jpg

    Cast-iron girdle.
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    Map of the location of graves and memorials in Carsphairn Kirkyard.
  • KI_List.pdf

    List of inscriptions on memorials and graves in Carsphairn Kirkyard.
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    Text from back:

    "Burns Supper in Carsphairn probably Salutation. Unknown date. Donated by Mrs Minnie McNae.

    L-R David Coltart, Mrs Quintin Mitchell (sitting under vase), Willian Wallace, Mrs Lammie (partially hidden), Thomas Fergusson (next to WW), ? Lammie (in corner), Mary Grierson, ?, Jim Belford, Jacky Haugh and Tom Thorburn (not sure which ones), Willie Brydon (in front right)."
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    Front Row: Jack Paterson, Robert McGill, Cecil Roberston, Robert Johnson, Tom Robb, Jacky Martin, Billy Latimer, T McIntyre, W Walker, Eggar McNaught, Hugh Martin

    Second Row: R Muir, M Stewart, Phyllis Bell, Lillias McWilliam, Mary Rogerson, Jessie May Douglas, Mary Carson, Violet McMinn, H Stewart, J Dargavel, Joy Robb, M Stewart, Jean Chesney.

    Third Row: Jean McQueen, j Stewart, M Campbell, I McKnight, J Fraser, Daisie Watson, S Walker, Mary Robb, Alice Milligan, Eileen McGill, Sheila Martin, Agnes Robb

    Back Row: J Latimer, C Jardine, William Martin, Doug Garmory, J A Latimer, W Plunkett, Jacky Webster, R M Garmory, A McKnight, David Wilson
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    Reverse - Miss Galloway
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    Knowehead as a Post Office
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    Carsphairn Parish Church Manse House, The Rev. McNaughton at door
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    Old Mortaility, Balmaclellan
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    Postcard showing images of Carsphairn.
    Reverse shows: Carspairn postmark. One penny stamp 1/9/19

    Transcript To Mrs McNaughton, Viewbank, Craigie, Perth'
    I arrived safely after a very nice journey. It was beautiful all the way. I've . .ised the house with a x. Much love ?.'
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    Postcard of Marscalloch showing where the dam and water level now sits. Cairnsmore of Carsphairn in the background.

    Back: Mr Wright, Marscalloch, 1953
    'That dark wood was cut down, and now forest trees on 3 sides of us (15 years old). I think spruce and larch and just as nice when larch sheds its leaves, they turn a beautiful russet brown, the lovely firs and spruce are all intermingled with the larch. This was Marscalloch 30 years ago before the dam filled up the valley. No hayshed now, I hear it was burned down. Hydro electric board made this dam, and it's a never-ending joy to me. I love watching the ducks etc on water.'
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    Back: Mr Wright, Marscalloch
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    Knockgray, Carsphairn. Postmark 7.8.09 Carsphairn + Dalry

    Transcript To Miss B. Wilson, c/o Mrs Fergusson, Bower Cottage, Prestwick
    'D.B. just a postcard to say George is still keeping better. He has been up through the day for two days.. He is very thin but he will soon make it up if he was out in the fresh air. I hope you are enjoying your holidays. With love from Mary Hunter.'
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    Dalmellington from Knoweview

    Dalmellington postmark 23/10/1911
    Transcript To Master G. Wilson, The Schoolhouse, Carsphairn
    'Got here all right. I got some rain but was hardly wet. Tell Robie I will send him a card the next and kiss Jessie for me. Hope Papa and Mamma will soon be better. With love to all. B.W.'
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    Dalmellington , Main Street showing garage children and people.

    Dalmellington postmark 31.11.10 (George V stamp)
    Transcript: 'To Master R. Wilson, The Schoolhouse, Carsphairn
    '31/10/10 I got down all right but was soaked. I got no rain till I was in the glen and I had to walk the whole glen. The school got a half holiday yesterday and today, but I wish it had been in for I am wearying as I am just myself. Mrs McCulloch is in shop. Hope you are all well. B.W. '
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    George Paton (senior), shepherd, dipping sheep
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    Back: George Paton (JR) George Paton (SR) clipping sheep at “The Moor”, Carsphairn sometime late 1940s or early 1950s. Photo by Andrew Shearer Ayr.
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    George Paton (senior) shepherd at “The Moor”, Carsphairn. Farm belonged to a Mrs Craig. Photo taken late 1940s or early 1950s. Photo by Andrew Shearer Ayr.
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    Entrance road to Dalshangan, Carsphairn showing the Gate Lodge
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    Lamloch, Carsphairn
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    View of Carsphairn Golf Course from Carnavel / The Liggate
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    Main Street, Carsphairn Village taken from the East

    Postmark Dalry 21.7.1909.
    Transcript 'To Robert Brough, Karsphairn, Blairgowrie.
    My Dear Robert, You will have had many a good spin on your bicycle. I have been cycling every day, and am going to a picnic on Thursday. Yours B.K.B. 20/7/1909
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    In the Bank Wood Carsphairn
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    View of Main Street, Carsphairn taken from the East showing The Salutation Hotel

    Postmark Carsphairn.
    To Mrs Blythe, Kenilworth & Mastyn Hotel, Wilmington Square, Eastbourne, Sussex
    Transcript 'B/P 6/5/1965 Thanks for card just received. It's pouring rain at present and very cold. Yesterday was lovely and I had a turn round the churchyard where the daffodils are a picture now. Mrs Belford is celebrating her 92nd birthday today. She has heaps of cards, flowers, sweets, eggs and fruit. Wonderful old lady. The Guild go to Eastwoodhill on Monday for our annual visit to the old folks. Hope I feel more like it than I do today -not feeling too good. My love to you both, and all at Shiel Rig. Kate.
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    View of Main Street, Carsphairn taken from the East
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    Knockgray Carsphairn showing The House
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    View of Woodhead Leadmines, Carsphairn
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    View of Main Street, Carsphairn taken from East showing The School House
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  • AffleckCameron.pdf

    There are two family trees included here. One starts when James Affleck married Agnes Chapman at Crawfordjohn in 1791 and follows the line through Agnes Affleck, the daughter of James Affleck and Janet Murdoch. The second follows other descendants of James and Janet.

    The family were leadminers at Woodhead sometime after 1843 and as is so often the case one of their daughters, Helen married their lodger, fellow miner Alexander Cameron.

    The National Archives of Scotland holds papers in the case of Mr Robert Affleck, minister at Carsphairn 1780 — 1783. Interestingly he is not included in the Fasti (list of ministers) at Carsphairn so we must do some more investigating.
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    Boeing KB-29P 44-83950, Brockloch
  • BoneMitchell.pdf

    Both these families were related to the Hastie family and it is again thanks to Megan Hastie for her research.

    Their history focuses on the story of families who moved around for work with the aim of gaining a better life. They came to Carsphairn from Wanlockhead and Leadhills where they had been leadminers and from Carsphairn they left to work in the new industries in Ayrshire associated with the nineteenth century industrial revolution or they moved to the New World where mining work was easily available.

    These notes on the two families inevitably overlap with those about the Hastie and McDonald families such was the extent of marriage amongst the closely knit mining communities which, after all, in Scotland were situated in very remote, isolated settlements. Children who grew up together at the leadmines later married.

    Those highlighted in the notes spent some time at the Woodhead leadmine. John Bone died in an accident at the leadmines and the account of his death in the Dumfries Standard is displayed on the board which relates to the leadmine. He is buried in Carsphairn Kirkyard.
  • GarmoeyClementMontgomery.pdf

    The information on this family starts with Robert Germerie who married Isobel Wilson in 1758. Some of the information focuses on Fergus Clement highlighted on the family tree who emigrated to Australia. The fascinating story of his descendants together with some photographs is included.

    Some Garmory descendants are also detailed, together with Montgomery and Foster family details.

    Robert Montgomery is buried in Carsphairn Kirkyard with his wife and five sons and daughters.
  • Gilchrist.pdf

    The descendants of William Gilchrist (1789 — 1851) are noted. His son Robert, whose marriage certificate is included went to Breconshire in South Wales to work for John McTurk’s family who owned a large estate there. William’s daughter Janet’s marriage certificate (1861) is also included. William is buried in Carsphairn Kirkyard in grave 177.

    There was marriage between the Gilchrist family with the McFadzean, McCall (McCaul), Good and Clement families.

    The obituary is for David Gilchrist, William’s nephew who died in Carsphairn in 1906 He is buried in Carsphairn in grave 186.
  • FH_Good.pdf

    The Good family were in Carsphairn as far back as 1714.

    There are three separate family trees for Thomas Good (1755), Adam Good (1813) and William Gilchrist and Margaret Good.

    There is intermarriage between the Good family, the Hope, Hunter and Gilchrist families. Particular reference is given to James Good who lived in Shotts in Lanarkshire. Included are several OPR birth extracts, marriage and death registrations and census returns.
  • GuffieMcGuffie.pdf

    This rich collection of material about this family comes mainly from Australian sources which is hardly surprising given that eight of the nine children who reached maturity went to either Australia or New Zealand.

    Their father who was a carter in Carsphairn was a widower for 21 years and kept in close touch with his family on the other side of the world. His children who died before him are named on his gravestone in Carsphairn Kirkyard. He took the care to name where they had died thus giving us an insight into how and where they died - seeking their fortune in the frenzy to find gold.

    Included here are birth, marriage and death certificates taken from the Carsphairn registers — births in 1862, marriages in 1865, 1890 and 1916 and deaths in 1866, 1867, 1868, 1871, 1885, 1887 and 1899. Each certificate has several different names on it covering other families so if you are looking for records in those years these might help.
  • Hastie.pdf

    Megan Hastie has done some superb research into her ancestors who worked at the Woodhead leadmine. Her Hastie family came there near the beginning of the lead mining operations in 1839 and they were joined by many of their friends and relatives, also lead mining families from the Wanlockhead and Leadhills area.

    At Woodhead they lived and worked together and in several cases there was intermarriage. After a relatively short period of time the prosperity of the leadmines declined and around 1852 many of the miners and their families left. Some of them together with their relatives from the McDonalds, Mitchell, Whitfield and Bone families went to Dalmellington and other parts of Ayrshire to seek better times in the coalfields or in the ironworks. Other members of the same families chose to emigrate, many to Pittston in Pennsylvania.

    Megan has researched many of these families and we are most grateful to her for sharing her work with us.

    In these notes about John Gladstone Hastie the following families are noted:-

  • Hunter.pdf

    The papers here are extracted from the Old Parish Registers, census records from 1841 to 1901and marriage and death registrations. Details of the descendants of James Hunter and his wife Isabella McCartney are included.

    There was a lot of intermarriage between families in the community and from these papers the names Good and McFadzien/McFadzean are connected to the Hunter families.
  • Jamieson.pdf

    Jamieson letters.

    1,400 letters are stored in the family office at the farm in Western Victoria. These come mainly from members of the family in Scotland to Robert and William, the two brothers who went to Australia.

    These letters have been read and catalogued and the reader paid respect to the authors with the following words

    “None of the people who wrote the letters probably ever expected them to last more than a few weeks after their receipt and certainly for not more than a hundred years and so at times it almost seems unfair to the long ago writers to “look over their shoulders” and, as it were, take them at a disadvantage. However there now exists of many of these people, little that is now recognisable except what is contained in these letters ..... .. ”

    Those on display here have been transcribed and show a lively insight into country life in South West Scotland from the early 18403. Farming prices are of great interest, the concept and impact of the railways are mentioned and family gossip prevails in the letters from the sisters.

    To us it is a privilege to read these letters for they give us a first hand snapshot of what life was like here in Carsphaim and in Scotland in the middle of the nineteenth century.
  • Martin.pdf

    This family who lived at the Mine spread themselves far and wide. Alexander Martin 1808-1871 married Christina Park 1798-1867 a woman ten years older than himself.

    Out of their 11 children the first two died in infancy, the first being born when her mother was 30 years of age. Another died in childhood but they brought up eight children — four boys and four girls. William died of consumption at Woodhead in 1863 aged 23 and is buried in his mother’s grave no. 135 in Carsphairn Churchyard.

    In about 1853 four of them, three boys and a girl emigrated to America and their time at Pittston Pa. is mentioned in the history of the lead mining families who went there. Alexander senior followed his family to Pittston after his wife Christina died in 1867. He died there in 1871 but is recorded on the grave of his wife in Carsphairn Churchyard. (No 135)

    Much of what we know about those who went to America is on the display boards and from those who remained here it is their oldest daughter Mary 1834-1916, who gave this area the largest legacy out of all this family. No less than eight different local families can trace their roots back to Alexander and Christina Martin.

    Another daughter Grace married Archibald McGill — that information is in a separate folder
  • McCall.pdf

    The descendants of Alexander MacCaul and Margaret Williamson are given here with a focus on Margaret McCall, their granddaughter who married William Lammie. Their descendants are listed.

    Birth, marriage and death registrations of Thomas, Alexander's son, his marriage to his first wife Violet Yule and second wife Elizabeth Gilchrist are included as are the birth and sadly, in two cases, the early deaths of two of his children. Census records are also here.

    Thomas first worked as a leadminer at Woodhead but later moved to Benquhat near Dalmellington to work as an ironminer and on his death certificate in 1907 he was a coalminer.
  • McCormick.pdf

    This information on the McCormick family is primarily a collection of gravestone inscriptions in Carsphairn Kirkyard together with some 1871 census extracts from the Glenkens parishes with correspondence regarding missing links in the family tree.
  • McDonald.pdf

    Within our card index containing records of the leadminers there are 17 McDonalds whose lives are linked with the Mitchell, Bone and Hastie families. Again Megan Hastie has kindly allowed us to use her research notes.

    Within these the name Sophia appears in successive generations — not a common name in Scotland but it does help us track successive generations.
    The deaths of several small children are noted and from other records we have found out the causes of their death. Poignantly in Carsphairn Kirkyard there is the following sad epitaph.

    "Erected by Jean and Alexander McDonald in memory of their children as follows:
    William, 12th December 1854, aged 5
    Thomas, 19th December 1854, aged 13
    Margaret, .. ..August 1857 aged 13
    William, 12th December 1861, aged 5
    Jesus said Suffer little children to come unto me and forbid them not as such is the Kingdom of Heaven."

  • McGill.pdf

    Three generations of the McGill family lived in Carsphairn from before 1841 until after 1881 but not a great deal is known about them and we would welcome more information.

    Thomas McGill, his wife Mary Douglas and son Archibald are all buried in Carsphairn Kirkyard (number 153 shown on kirkyard map).

    Archibald McGill, born in 1818, married Grace Martin whose family lived at the leadmine. Grace's family is well documented in another folder and on the boards. His sister Sarah married a leadminer.
  • McTaggart.pdf

    James McTaggart was born in Carsphairn but probably left as a young man as he married in the parish of Tynron in 1839. From then the family moved to Ayrshire and most of these records relate to the parish of Barr. The Laing family is also included here.
  • Milroy.pdf

    Peter Milroy and his wife and nine children came to the village when he was appointed as policeman in the early1890s. The family played a big part in village life for the next 30 years or so.

    Some of the boys were very keen sportsmen as they took part in carpet bowling tournaments, cricket and sports days as is seen in the extracts from the local newspapers. In the family trees there are connections to other parish families, the McCraes and the Bells.

    The family belonged to the United Free Church opened in the village in 1893 and there is a photograph of the opening ceremony in which several members of the family are identified as well as ones of other family members.

    There is a family grave in the Kirkyard. The inscription and site of the grave can be found from looking the catalogue and plan of gravestones in Carsphairn Kirkyard which is available here.
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    “Pursued” - Post-chaise
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    Carpshairn sports - Sack race probably on Show Day
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    Bank Wood, Carsphairn
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    Tinkler's Loup, Carsphairn
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    On the Deugh, Lagwind, Carsphairn
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    Tinkler's Loup, Carsphairn also known as Tinker's Loup.

    Postmark Dalry 15.7.1909
    To Mr Chas Macmillan, Garroch Mills, New Galloway
    Transcript 'Dear Charlie, I was quite heart broken not getting down with you in the trailer on Monday morning. What a weeping scene there will be at Dalm. Fare thee well. Daisy.'
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    Composite of Images, Carsphairn and Area showing: Kells Range, Moniaive Road, River Deugh

    Postmarked Carlisle, 5th July 1965?
    Mrs Margaret Brown, St Michaels Hospital, Linlithgow, West Lothian.
    Transcript: Back in the north again! Hope you enjoyed your ? trip - its a lovely county isnt it! Did you go C.I.E?
    Kindest regards, Barbara
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    Including Ken Doon, Earlstoun, Glenlee, Carsfad
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    Head of Loch Doon
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    Tinkler's Loup in colour

    Postmark Dalry 22.5.1911
    To Mr Arch. Waddell, Eastcroft, Larbert, Stirlingshire
    Transcript 'Had your letter alright. Aunt J. wants you to do as you proposed as we have time enough now. We will write you later on. Jannie is much about the same. Fine weather for holidays. Wearying to see you here. Rest are well. Hope you are likewise. Meg.'
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    Tinkler's Loup in black and white

    Postmark New Galloway 1930s
    To Miss J. Anderson, The hostel, Kirkcudbright
    Transcript 'Dear Jean, Thank you for the skipping rope hope you are well all well here. Love from Jean.'
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    Carsphairn sports, high jump, probably taken on Show Day
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    Main Street, Carsphairn taken from the West showing Sheep down street, 2 copies

    Card 1 -
    Postmark Kirkcudbrightshire SP 24
    To Miss M Callander, High Street, Moniaive, Dumfriesshire.

    Card 2 -
    Postmark Carsphairn 25.8.1908
    To Mrs A.B. Cape, Bonnygate Manse, Cupar, Fife
    Transcript '25th Aug 1908. We intend leaving here tomorrow (Wed) and expect to arrive at Cupar with the 5.50 pm from Edinburgh. With love. Yours A.B.C.'

    Card 3 -

    Card 4 -
    Postmark Dalry 11.7.1908
    To Miss Murray, Knocksheen, By Dalry, Galloway
    Transcript: 'Arrived home alright about 8 o'clock. Still very warm today. You will get your hay all up. Hope you are all well. With kind regards to you all. Yours J. McM.'
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    Back: To Mr Milroy, Carsphairn, Dalry, Kirkcudbrightshire, N.B.

    Edward VII stamp

    Transcript: "54 Albert Edward Road, Kensington, Liverpool, c/o Mrs Gibson.
    Alex sent his postcard and put no address on it. His address is: c/o Mrs Clark, 52 Albert Edward Road.
    We are in splendid digs. Alex is with a sergeant who belongs to Twynholm and I am with a station keeper who belongs to Auchencairn so we feel quite at home. We were at a Presbyterian Church today. Hope you are all well? Hugh."
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    Main Street, Carsphairn taken from the East showing The Salutation Hotel, 13.6.1904

    It is thought that it was Will McClelland standing beside the horse.
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    War Memorial and Golf Course, Carsphairn
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    Galloway Dry Stone Wall Dyker
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    Main Street, Carsphairn North End
  • Park.pdf

    These papers chronicle the story of Richard Park whose connection with Carsphairn was probably relatively shortlived but it is a fascinating story of upward mobility in Victorian times in the Glasgow area.

    Richard is in the Woodhead leadmine census of 1841 as being aged 11 and living there with his parents, John, an overseer, his mother and two older brothers oth leadminers. There is also included a certificate for the marriage of James Park to Marion Ferguson on 24 August 1860 and a copy of their son Adam's birth certificate on 11 September 1860. A relationship between James Park and Richard Park has not been established so far. Another Park was Christina who married Alexander Martin. More details about her are included in the Martin Family History.
  • WeirPatterson.pdf

    Details of the nine children of James Weir and Ann Menzies including intermarriage with the Paterson family can be found here. Three of the nine children went to America and one, Robert fought in the Civil War.

    The Weir family originally came from Leadhills. Extracts from the 1841 and 1851 Leadhills census are included. In 1851 James Weir and his family lived at the Woodhead leadmine in the row of houses known as Weirs Row.
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    Erected by Hugh MCCULLOCH, in memory of Agnes CLELLAND, his wife, who died at Burnfoot 4th February 1856, aged 40 years. John their son died at Carsphairn Village 14th December 1886, aged 35 years. The above Hugh MCCULLOCH died at Carsphairn 18th June 1899 aged 76 years. Janet MCKAY, widow of the above John MCCULLOCH, died at Carsphairn 29th Sept. 1899, aged 46 years. Their eldest son Samuel CLELLAN died at Victoria Infirmary, Glasgow on 4th January 1915, in his 70th year. Their son James SLOANE MCCULLOCH, died at Carsphairn 20th April 1924 in his 69th year. Their daughter Mary MCCULLOCH who died at Risk Park, New Galloway, 4th December 1933 in her 91st year.
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    Erected by William GILCHRIST, in memory of his father James GILCHRIST who died at Meadowhead 25th Feb 1863 aged 46 years. Also of Euphemia CLEMENT GILCHRIST, his daughter who died at Meadowhead 23rd Sept 1878 aged 13 years and nine months. The above William GILCHRIST died at Drumness 2nd June 1910, in his 69th year. Also Elizabeth CLEMENT widow of the above Wm. GILCHRIST died at Drumness 28th July 1925 aged 87 years.
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    Erected by John HUNTER, in memory of his wife Jane BAIRD who died 14th Dec 1898 aged 84 years. Also of their children: Agnes who died 18th Oct 1865, aged 8 months. Jane Barbara who died 18th Sept 1875, aged 4 years. George BAIRD who died 27th Jan 1894, aged 18 years. William BUCK their son in law who died 22nd April 1893 aged 28 years. Also the above John HUNTER who died at Meadowhead, Balmaclellan, 13th Nov 1913 aged 79 years.
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    Erected by Wm. SOMMERVILLE, in memory of his son Gilbert who died at Garryhorn 20th July 1863 aged 6 months. Also James SLOSS, his brother in law who died at Garryhorn 4th Sept 1864 aged 49 years. Also Mary SLOSS wife of the above Wm. SOMMERVILLE who died at Garryhorn 26th Nov. 1868 in her 47th year. Also Elizabeth Isabella, his daughter who died at Garryhorn 26th Dec 1875 aged 24 years. The above William SOMMERVILLE who died at Garryhorn 4th October 1890 aged 83 years. Also Elizabeth and Mary died at Garryhorn 27th Oct 1894 and 4th March 1895, Infant children of David Welsh who also died at Victoria Infirmary Glasgow 25th July 1898 aged 42 years. Also his daughter Mary Sommerville who died 30th May 1925 aged 81 years. Also his daughter in law Mary CAMPBELL died 29th Jan 1946 aged 83.
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    In memory of James WILSON who died at Shiel of Castlemaddie 4th June 1885 aged 50 years. Also of Agnes his daughter who died 16th Jan 1863 aged 3 months. Margaret MCCLYMONT wife of James WILSON who died at Shiel 22nd April 1929 aged 96 years.
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    Erected by George C. MCMILLAN in memory of his son Hugh BARCLAY who died 2nd Feb 1893 aged 4 and a half years. Also his wife Jane BARCLAY who died 10th August 1911 aged 64 years. Also the above George C. MCMILLAN who died 7th August 1918 aged 71 years.
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    In memory of Agnes CAMPBELL born 6th March 1807, died 20th April 1869. John MCMILLAN her son born 15th May 1834, died 21st March 1850. Joan MCMILLAN born 25th Feb. 1880 died 30th Sept. 1879. James MCMILLAN born 6th June 1839 died 30th August 1880. Robert MCMILLAN (husband of the above Agnes CAMPBELL) born 12th August 1797 died 11th Dec. 1886. His son William, born 31st Dec, 1831 died Workington 6th Feb., 1901. His daughter Agnes born 23rd Oct., 1836 died 28th Jan. 1912. Also his daughter Jane CAMPBELL born 9th Nov. 1841 died 10th July 1933.
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    Front (A short column with spire) In memory of William CAMPBELL, long an elder of this Parish, one of the poor of this world, but rich in faith, who, by his industry brought up his family in comfort; by his piety trained them in the fear of the Lord, by his love of knowledge, urged on his two sons to learned professions; by his self acquired medical skill, proved a blessing to his neighbourhood and by his economy, was enabled to bestow much, both in time and medicine on many a sick and dying brother. Died 1st Dec. 1829 in the 74th year of his age. (Left) Agnes BIGGS, wife of the late William CAMPBELL, died 7th August 1838 in her 78th year. Jacobina their second child died in infancy. Jean their fifth child died 30th Sept. 1837 in her 36th year and was buried at Traquair. (Right) Sarah CAMPBELL died 31st…….. 1857 aged 72 years.
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    In memory of Robert MONTGOMERY who died at Drumjohn 5th August 1885 aged 85 years. Also John his son who died 3rd Feb. 18 aged 21 years. Robert his son died in childhood. Also James his son who died 6th Nov. 1861 aged 22 years. Also Jane MCCULLOCH his Relict who died at Drumjohn 19th July 1891 aged 80 years. Also Annie his daughter who died at Drumjohn 26th Oct. 1911 aged 74 years. And of Margaret his daughter who died at Drumjohn 7th Dec. 1912 aged 86 years. Also Robert MONTGOMERY his son who died at East Lodge, The Cushads by Ayr 1st Oct. 1945 in his 95th year.
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    Collection of calf castration equipment - veterinary equipment
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    In loving memory of William DICKSON PTE RAMC husband of Mary MCMILLAN who died at Carsphairn 26th August 1917 aged 32. Also the above Mary MCMILLAN died 3rd June ---- aged 57. Also their only son William Findlay Dickson died 5th Dec 1999 Aged 85, much loved husband of Agnes Abbie.
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    Set of Deer Antlers
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    (Lying flat on ground) Erected by John GALLOWAY in memory of his wife Sarah Ann MCMILLAN who died 23rd October …..19 aged …..years. Also the above John GALLOWAY who died in Victoria Infirmary 9th August 1918 aged 64 years.
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    Augers x 2
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    Erected by Gilbert MCMILLAN in memory of Catherine WILSON, his wife who died at Woodhead 30th Nov. 1878, aged 43 years. Also Robert, their son who died on 22nd July 1871, aged 10 years. The above Gilbert MCMILLAN died at Tannylaggie, Kirkcowan, on 19th January 1899 aged 67 years. Also of Annie BLAIR, wife of Alexander MCMILLAN who died at Upper Dullarg, Parton 26th Jan. 1904 aged 29 years. And of their daughter Janet BLAIR MCMILLAN who died at Dukieston, Kells 18th August 1900 aged 8 months and 13 days. Also Jean, eldest daughter of the above Gilbert MCMILLAN died Dumfries 7th April 1926 in her 62nd year.
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    To the memory of Peter CAMPBELL who died at Waterhead 13th March 1882 aged 58. Also his daughter Agnes died 18th April 1865 aged 5 years and 6 months. Jane MCLATCHIE wife of the above who died at Brockloch, 6th June 1903 aged 76 years. Also his youngest son Robert Peter CAMPBELL died at Brockloch, Carsphairn 2nd July 1931 aged 62 years.
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    THOMAS ANDERSON In memory of Margaret MILLIGAN his mother who died at Liggate, 6th April 1855 aged 66 years. And of their children who died at Bridgend. Robert died 22nd Dec. 1864 aged 8 years. William died 25th Dec. 1864 aged 4 years. Barbara died 26th Dec. 1864 aged. 10 years. Margaret died 31st Dec. 1864 aged. 6 years.
    Thomas died 31st Jan. 1865 aged. 8 months. The above Thomas ANDERSON died at Liggate, Carsphairn 7th July 1902 aged 70 years. Also his wife Mary Newall who died at Liggate 30th August 1904 aged 73 years. Also their son Richard ANDERSON who died 26th March 1911 aged 46 years. Also their son John ANDERSON who died on Service in the Great War, 11th Feb. 1919 aged 47. And of his wife Margaret B. BEATTIE who died at Paisley 29th Sept. 1946 aged 72. Also their daughter Elizabeth who died at Paisley 15th April 1987 aged 80.
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    Bellows with air outlet tube missing
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    Erected by James GUFFIE in memory of his daughter Mary who died 12th Nov. 1837 aged 8 years. Also his granddaughter Agnes SLOANE who died 1st August 1866 aged 2 years and 7 months. His wife Agnes MCGILL who died 21st June 1867 aged 66 years. Also his daughter Maryann wife of David BARBOUR who died in Bendigo, Australia 26th Nov. 1871 aged 26 years. Also his son Anthony who accidently lost his life at Mount Ida Goldfields, Otago, New Zealand 26th October 1875 aged 31 years. Also his daughter Margaret who died Near Eddington, Victoria, Australia 15th April, 1882 aged 46 years. The above James GUFFIE died in Carsphairn Village 18th January 1887 in the 86th year of his age.
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    Binoculars in leather case
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    (Stone inside green fence) In memory of James MITCHELL who died at Garryhorn on 5th January 1840 aged 76 years. And of William MITCHELL his son who died at Garryhorn 7th Sept. 1859 aged 52 years. Also of Isabella MOORE his wife who died at Burnhead 19th June 1845 aged 74. Also Quintin MITCHELL his son who died at Carnavel 17th Dec. 1885 aged 84. Also Ellen MCTAGGART his wife who died at Carnavel 5th Feb. 1891 aged 75. Also David MITCHELL born at Garryhorn died at Carnavel 31st Jan. 1899 aged 87. Elizabeth A IRVINE wife of David MITCHELL died at Carnavel 23rd July 1905 aged 40. Also David MITCHELL of Carnavel Carsphairn son of above Quintin MITCHELL died 2nd Feb. 1935 aged 75 years. Mary BOWIE TODD FALCONER his wife who died 7th June 1946 aged 73 years. Quintin, son of above David & Mary MITCHELL who died 24th April 1907 aged 59 years.
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    (Flat stone) Erected by Peter Gordon In loving memory of Margaret MCCUTCHEON his wife who died at Cockhill 16th Dec. 1893 aged 78 years. Also his brother in law Ivie MCCUTCHEON who died at Cockhill 13th Jan. aged 75 years. Also his sister in law Janet MCCUTCHEON who died at Lugar 8th Jan. 1898 aged 84 years. The above Peter GORDON who died at Mute Hill, Kirkcudbright 20th March 1900 aged 76 years.
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    Erected by Marmaduke MCCRAE to the memory of his wife Sarah BLACKWOOD who died at Bridgend the 18th Feb. 1842 aged 80 years. Also the above Marmaduke MCCRAE who died at Hardgate, Kells 22nd Oct. 1861 aged 86 years.
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    Butter pats
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    Erected by Jane MURDOCH in Upper Holm of Dalquhairn in memory of her husband Alexander MACMILLAN who died 19th Jan. 1836 aged 59 years. Also the said Jane MURDOCH who died 2nd May 1855 aged 78 years. Also their eldest son Anthony MACMILLAN who died at Bridgend Carsphairn 17th January 1894 aged 81 years.
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    Candle Snuffer
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