This also has an Aberdeenshire connection.
George Donaldson b Langholm 1825 son of George Donaldson and Joan Reid became a gardener at Keith Hall,Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, eventually becoming head gardener.
I have not been able to trace him on the 1841 and 1851 census yet, but he is at Keith Hall in 1861 aged c 36.
His parents worked in the weaving trade and I am curious about how George became a gardener. Is/was there a local "big house" where he might have learned his craft ?