Does anyone know where any records of employees of the Maconochie family, who owned Gattonside House, might be held? My great-grandfather Robert Richardson seems to have been in their employ around 1870s, and lived with his family in the 'Boat House' along with a number of their servants. Thanks to anyone who can help.
I have just joined the forum hence its so long in replying. I located employees at Gattonside House on the 1871 census (including my great Grandmother Margaret Bowers, a housemaid, and the same page has Robert Richardson with his wife and 7 children in the 'Old Boat House') he is described as a 'Fisherman'aged 40 and born in England.. the son of the Machonochie family is listed as living in 6 Gattonside You may know all this by now, but i thought it worth a go. The history of the house I found on a site called www.gattonside.bordernet.co.uk and it is now caled St Aidens an admin headquarters of a charity.
Just had a look in the 1861 census - robert richardson lived a cobleheugh in Gattinside as the Fisherman his wife Margaret was born Gollopengreen, Berwickshire and his daug catherine was born in England and son John and Daug Jane Ann were born in makerstoun, roxburghshire