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joanfox

Scotland
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Posted - 06 September 2012 :  14:35:30  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am looking for some information regarding the Social History of Hangingshaw House at Yarrow. My GGG Grandfather John Johnstone worked there as a Gamekeeper about 1796 until he died in 1803. As far as I know the Johhnstone's of Westerhall, Dumfries bought the house around 1764. There is a gravestone in Yarrow Churchyard which was erected by his employer part of the wording reads "To the memory of a faithful servant and an honest man. The stone is erected by his grateful master". Before moving to Hangingshaw House to work as a Gamekeeper John Johnstone was a Gamekeeper at Westerhall House in Dumfries, at the time of Sir William Johnstone Pulteney (Johnstone) - he took his wife's name on marriage. I have visited numerous libraries but have been unable to find any papers etc on the house.

J Caroline Fox

terianne

United Kingdom
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Posted - 07 September 2012 :  14:24:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Had a quick search under 'hangingshaw house yarrow' and a wikipedia site came up called list of listed building in yarrow, scottish borders - if you click on this you get a list just click on the relevant number and a Historic Scotland sheet comes up with the listing info on the house and a bit of history about the building

worth a try

Also did a check on the maxwellancestry.com site and i think it his son james was a hangingshaw lodge in 1841 as wood Forester and a Yarrowford in 1851 retired (born Westerkirk)




Anne Turnbull

Edited by - terianne on 07 September 2012 14:39:13
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joanfox

Scotland
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Posted - 07 September 2012 :  20:13:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you for your reply. You have the correct family his son James was a Forester and was born at Westerhall, Westerkirk. He is in the 1951 Census as at Hangingshaw Lodge.
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Originally posted by terianne

Had a quick search under 'hangingshaw house yarrow' and a wikipedia site came up called list of listed building in yarrow, scottish borders - if you click on this you get a list just click on the relevant number and a Historic Scotland sheet comes up with the listing info on the house and a bit of history about the building

worth a try

Also did a check on the maxwellancestry.com site and i think it his son james was a hangingshaw lodge in 1841 as wood Forester and a Yarrowford in 1851 retired (born Westerkirk)




Anne Turnbull



J Caroline Fox
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Sandy Sandilands

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Posted - 10 September 2012 :  14:27:19  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
In 1691 "Hangingshaw" was in the possession of William Sandilands (according to his will).

From the little I have been able to discover the original Hangingshaw House was demolished to make way for a later one.

Edited by - Sandy Sandilands on 10 September 2012 14:27:56
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