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Auld Grey Yaud

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1841 George Turnbull and the Auld Grey Yaud

Cornet George Turnbull, aged 21, was living in Allers Bank with his father John, a 43 year old “Seedsman Sp Dealer” in the census record – presumably an abbreviation for “Seedsman and Spirit Dealer” “Hawick Place Names” gives Allers Crescent being built in 1841 – after which the area looked like this But at the … Continue reading

1852 Robert “London” Laidlaw the Loan cowboy

Robert Laidlaw’s cousin William Laidlaw had been the Cornet in 1838.They would have known each other – their granny lived at 17 Loan with Robert’s family as a widow when William was Cornet, so he would have visited. There were several Laidlaw families in Hawick at the time – hosiery manufacturers in Teviot Crescent, grocers … Continue reading

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