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Dumfriesshire / Re: Location of High Enoch & Enoch Castle, Durisdeer
« on: Thursday 01 October 20 20:35 BST (UK)  »
No problem!  So we come from the same Thomas & Mary Shankland!

I'm descended through Archibald (also born Crary) 1770-1845, m Mary Gilmour - 6 kids
- Robert 1802-1862 m Sarah Rankine - 8 kids
-- William 1841-1910 m Agnes Miller - 7 kids
---Margaret 1873-1949 m William Hiddleston - 15 children!! My g-grandparents.

I noticed that High Enoch is only a few hundred yards north of Murriehill (Muiryhill) Cottage, Durisdeer, and remembered this record, under Wills on scotlandspeople:

SHANKLAND JOHN 2/08/1878 STONE DYKER, MURRIEHILL COTTAGE, D. 29/06/1878 AT FORD, INTESTATE INVENTORY DUMFRIES SHERIFF COURT SC15/41/17 VIEW (5.00)

With you saying your Shanklands were stone masons, that is often another term for stone dyker, and I wonder if he's connected? It was the death at 'Ford that caught my eye initially, as one or two of my Shanklands spent periods working in the west of Scotland, and Ford is a small hamlet on the end of Loch Awe, Argyll. Unfortunately I didn't download that one.

I do have a copy of the 1684 will of a James SHankiland of Coshoggle farm, Durisdeer Parish. Again, that's fairly near to High Enoch (just across the Enterkin Pass from it in fact, which explains why a few Shankilands were questioned by the Privy Council about the Covenanters' ambush of dragoons at Enterkin!) The olde Scots writing in the will is almost unreadable, although it mentions a Jon Shankiland of Kirkland of Morton as his n.o.k. and a few other names as well.  I can email a copy to you if you want to contact me privately with your details?

June








Hello! I'm also related to the shanklands and I'm wondering how much information anyone has. Many thanks.
David

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