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Bruce MacDonald Watson Todd
Bruce Todd married Joan Vaughan Challoner probably in the late 1960's. A family friend informs me that they lived in Mount Stuart Road, Largs in 1969. Joan previously lived in Dronfield, Derbyshire with her parents Ernest and Emily. They were the owners of my house from 1945 - 64. I am trying to put together a history of the house and I would love to contact Joan and/or her brother, Brian to gather more information. Many thanks. Ken
Children's amusements, Largs Promenade
Does anyone else have happy memories of the coin operated children's amusements at Largs during the 1950s and 1960s? I am seeking photos and recollections to fill the gaps in my memory.
red mail Hyndman
Henry Hyndman (1755-1803) is the central ancestor to a large family with a big history. I know that his mother was Elizabeth Hunter of Hunterstown, but I am really trying to trace his father's family and the surname. Has anyone encountered Hyndman from Largs? It seems that his father John may be the "merchant" and mariner John that settled there from Renfrewshire however I am missing evidence of Henry's birth that might prove this. Henry had a house called Springside at West Kilbride. When he died at sea in 1803 he left it to his wife Sarah Blair. I have located Springside on an old 1800 map. He also had a business and a house at Largs that he gave his sister Rebecca to live in to death or marriage whichever came first. Henry had been a soldier all his life but I think he was something of an entrepreneur in India on the side. He also had two sons and a previous marriage that it is hard to say if his wife knew existed. I can't work out if he was a rogue or an interesting adventurer. I want to find out what sort of business he had and would love to locate the house at Largs. I'd also like to find out if his wife did actually look after the interests of the young man in India called Henry. This son became a founder of a family that had a large part in building British business at Hong Kong, and their work has in some small way helped to shape global finance as we know it. Despite this perhaps not being the best thing that ever happened, I think it would be wonderful to find that Henry had bankrolled the joint. I am kind of joking here but any advice would be helpful I think. I also have quite an amount of information on Henry, and his Ilk, should anyone be researching.
red mail David Allan b Largs, d QUEENSLAND 1935
David Allan was born 27th August 1860 at Largs Ayrshire Scotland, son of Robert Allan and Ann Crawford. He died in St Lawrence, QUEENSLAND, Australia, in 1935 and has many descendents. Seeking contact with any distant relatives descended from the Allan and Crawford families of Largs.
red mail Blacksmith Frazer who forged Largs gates
Looking for information about Frazer ancestors, one or two of whom made were the blacksmiths who forged the iron gates at the town/village entrance. Names I have are: Archibald Frazer 1818-1898 married Margaret Houston; William Frazer 1815-1882 married Elizabeth Crawford; Archibald Frazer 1767-1855 married Jean Beith; William Frazer 1733-1871 Susan Beith; William Frazer 1855-1909 became a veterinarian, married Marion Grosart or Grossart
red mail Tom & Sheila Williams
I am looking for my aunt and uncle, Tom and sheila Williams. I heard they had retired to Largs. they previously lived in Onslow Rd Dennistoun and before that Croftfoot in castlemilk. they had a son and daughter Tom and Marilyn.I would be grateful if any of them could contact me as my sisters are always asking for them.
red mail Isabella Campbell
Isabella Campbell, my great grandmother, was running a grocer's shop in Leveson Street North Melbourne Victoria in 1866 when she married Duncan Paterson. They had 4 children. Any info please.
red mail Duncan Paterson and Isabella Campbell
Duncan Paterson, my great grandfather, from Kilmore Mull, married Isabella Campbell in Carlton Victoria Australia in May 1866. Any info on his parents Donald and Ann (nee MacGilvary) or Isabella's father James and mother Sarah (nee Campbell) from Largs Ayrshire, would be very welcome.
red mail nelson street largs
the muirs of nelson street david ,colin rose ,emily ,
William Hendry born Largs 1817

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