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Offline DavidCowley53

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Venlaw in Peebles
« on: Thursday 16 May 13 18:19 BST (UK) »
I have a couple of my relatives who when they died and also on the censuses listed Venlaw, Peebles as their residence.  The husband was listed as a gardener.  On one of the census the address is listed as Venlaw Stable Cottage.  On all other death registers and censuses the address is simply listed as Venlaw.  Would this address be referring to Venlaw Castle or something else.  Any thoughts would be appreciated.  Thanks.

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Re: Venlaw in Peebles
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 18 May 13 18:04 BST (UK) »
Hi

Can you date the census - most of the houses in the Venlaw area are less than 100 years old - depending on the dates you have the Venlaw reference is likely to be the castle and surrounding estate houses.  The castle is a hotel/ restaurant now.

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Re: Venlaw in Peebles
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 18 May 13 18:16 BST (UK) »
1861 Census Residence: Venlaw
1871 Census Residence: Gardeners House Teklan
1881 Census Residence: Venlaw Stable Cottage
1899 Death Registry Residence: Venlaw, Peebles (This is for the husband)
1875 Death Registry Residence: Venlaw, Peebles (This is for the wife)
1865 Birth Registry Residence: Venlaw, Peebles (Birth of their son)

The husband was listed as a gardener.  I'm visiting Scotland in June so if the residence relates to the Castle I thought I'd pop in and take a look around.  Do you know whether its much of a hike by foot from the A703 to the Castle/Hotel??  Thanks for any info.



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Re: Venlaw in Peebles
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 18 May 13 18:22 BST (UK) »
Hi David

I would think that it is very likely that your relatives lived and worked on the castle estate. You may get photos and other details at Peebles library in the High Street.  The castle is 10 minutes very pleasant walk from the A703 - easiest way from the town is the entrance just opposite the Honda garage - just past the bus station.

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Re: Venlaw in Peebles
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 19 May 13 03:20 BST (UK) »
Thanks osprey28 ::)

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Re: Venlaw in Peebles
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 28 May 13 16:13 BST (UK) »
do you have names? My late parents built a house in the old walled Garden at Venlaw and I think they were given the Gardener's notebooks by someone

 
Fawcett, Currie, Hutton, Bauchope, Rankine, Main,Gilmour,Campbell,Tervit,Walker,Frame,Rooney, Finnie,Rea,Noble,Alexander
West Lothian, Lanarkshire, Stirlingshire, Fife,Midlothian

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Re: Venlaw in Peebles
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 28 May 13 16:44 BST (UK) »
The names of my relatives in Venlaw were Laurence Forrestb1825 (sometimes his first name was spelt differently) and his wife was Ann Inglesb1826.  I know two of his kids Janet and Margaret Forrestb1854 also lived in Venlaw.  Thanks for any info.  :D

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Re: Venlaw in Peebles
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 15 June 13 18:25 BST (UK) »
had a look at the Gardener's Diary, it is dated 1805, so too early to be your ancestors
Fawcett, Currie, Hutton, Bauchope, Rankine, Main,Gilmour,Campbell,Tervit,Walker,Frame,Rooney, Finnie,Rea,Noble,Alexander
West Lothian, Lanarkshire, Stirlingshire, Fife,Midlothian

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Re: Venlaw in Peebles
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 15 June 13 20:43 BST (UK) »
Thanks for the response.