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Re: John Brownlee (Brunlees) c.1788-1854
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 25 March 18 14:38 BST (UK) »
There seem to be quite a lot of Robert Brownlees (+variants) in Lanarkshire. May be worth remembering that George Baillie was George Baillie of Jerviswood (in Lanarkshire) and Mellerstain, and servants often travelled to estates with family connections.

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Brick wall: Maria Blaymires  c 1800 Northowram

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Re: John Brownlee (Brunlees) c.1788-1854
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 25 March 18 14:46 BST (UK) »
Hi Gadget,

I think we had always presumed the 1841 to be aged 51 to tie in better.  Also the notice of his death in the Kelso Chronicle in 1854 ages his as 66, tying back to 1788. 

Hi Lesley,

That's very interesting about the servant tax.  John went on to become the gardener for a Mr Innes, at Broomlands in Kelso, the agent for the Duke of Roxburghe.  He also won numerous prizes and judged in different Horticultural shows.  Possibly there is a sibling also called Robert that would fit too.  It would make sense that a 'gardening' parent with links to the upper crust of society would of benefited John, in obtaining the job that he did. 

Can I ask what the records showing the Robert are called, and if they are publically available at all?

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Re: John Brownlee (Brunlees) c.1788-1854
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 25 March 18 14:50 BST (UK) »
Noticed the Lanarkshire ones - nothing so far that links. I think Jerviswood is in Lanark parish. Also Tyninnghame, East Lothian is worth looking at.
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Re: John Brownlee (Brunlees) c.1788-1854
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 25 March 18 15:00 BST (UK) »
The servant tax is to be found under 'Historical Tax Rolls' at

https://scotlandsplaces.gov.uk/

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Re: John Brownlee (Brunlees) c.1788-1854
« Reply #14 on: Sunday 25 March 18 15:12 BST (UK) »
Lesley,

You might want to check the LDS film for John's birth.  I have found Kelso records on the film but do not appear on SP.

Also you seemed to have missed Anne bapt 18 Feb 1820 and Jane was 03 Mar 1818.

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Re: John Brownlee (Brunlees) c.1788-1854
« Reply #15 on: Sunday 25 March 18 15:19 BST (UK) »
Found the record on Scotland's Places thank you! 

I had mixed Anne and Jane/Jean up as I typed them on here! My mistake!

The Robert is definitely a new avenue for us to look down as I don't we had the link of professions/employment before.