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Re: info needed on Mansions or large houses.
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 03 May 06 08:29 BST (UK) »
Another house that housed some members of the Neilson family. 
Unsure which years they resided there.

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Re: info needed on Mansions or large houses.
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 19 July 06 18:41 BST (UK) »
Hi,   Are you still looking for info on Queenshill and Barcaple ?
       My mother in laws family [ Neilson ] lived there until it was destroyed by fire [ ? when ] and then they lived at Barcaple.  I believe the stables etc  have been converted into holiday Lets. We are going to do a mini tour of Neilson family interest on our way to the Orkneys and will take photographs !  Have you found a picture of Queenshill ? We would be very interested.   Regards  Vikki

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Re: info needed on Mansions or large houses.
« Reply #11 on: Thursday 14 December 06 18:07 GMT (UK) »
Hi, Sorry I have taken so long to get back but, to be honest I forgot. The records we have of Mrs Chalmers are from a census post the 1st World War. We have Kipp House and behind it Kipp Cottage, you can see a good picture of the house at www.kipphouse.co.uk, which can be found using Google.
    My wife says the Neilsons you are asking about had Barstobrick  and Queenshill, there is a monument on Barstobrick hill commemorating the inventor Neilson

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Re: info needed on Mansions or large houses.
« Reply #12 on: Friday 15 December 06 14:35 GMT (UK) »
Yes, Isabella Chalmers was the person living in Kipp House and ANY info you have would be great.

Her sons were Archibald and Thomas. 

Isabellas maiden name was Neilson.

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Is that Colvend or Kippford ?    (the boats in harbour)
Is that the view from the house ?

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Re: info needed on Mansions or large houses.
« Reply #13 on: Friday 15 December 06 16:04 GMT (UK) »
The boats photo is Kippford, most of the pictures are Kippford, the big beach is Sandyhills at or near Barend. The house can only just see the estuary, so no that is just a view of Kippford moorings

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Re: info needed on Mansions or large houses.
« Reply #14 on: Sunday 21 September 08 00:22 BST (UK) »
Any information on the following houses in Kirkcudbright would be great.

Mollance house in Castle Douglas  ( burnt down in 1920s ? )

Queenshill mansion by Ringford

Barcaple house  in Barcaple ?     (part of Barcaple farm ? )

Kipp house in Colvend       

 I have done the google sweep, looking for local knowledge if possible.


                                            Thanks         :)
I was raised on a farm which was part of Mollance estate, house was burnt in 1928, I also have a photo of the front of the house

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Re: info needed on Mansions or large houses.
« Reply #15 on: Wednesday 24 September 08 10:37 BST (UK) »
Cool,

When were your folks living there ?

How big was the original estate, was there any ruins when you lived there ?

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Re: info needed on Mollance & Queenshill
« Reply #16 on: Thursday 25 September 08 08:11 BST (UK) »
Hi all,
I realise this thread has now been going on for some time but just want to see if anyone can help me out please.
I am related to the Fildes family, some of which went up to Scotland to be with "family members" and one of which died at Barcaple house.  Many were born in Kirkcudbright area in 1840s onwards.
Can anyone enlighten me as to the link between the Fildes and the Neilsens or Barcaple at all?
Thanks in advance
Claudia
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Re: info needed on Mollance & Queenshill
« Reply #17 on: Thursday 25 September 08 13:21 BST (UK) »

have an extensive NEILSON tree, sadly no FILDES,   :(