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Re: Muir Of Ord. Which District Does This Come Under?
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 14 March 06 20:07 GMT (UK) »
Hello Matthew, Thank you for your reply. My great grandfather was John Burns who was born in Lanarkshire in 1844 and moved to the Fairburn estate where he was head gamekeeper. They had 10 children and I do have a record of all their names and dates of birth.
    Thank you for the information on Urray. I was pronouncing in "hooray". If I can think of any names I would like looked up I will certainly contact you. Thank you very much for the offer.
        Best wishes.  Linda.
Reynolds, Woodham, Payne, Wilmott, Hart, Richardson, Packwood, Tandy, Dexter - Bedfordshire.
Chamberlain and Wagstaff- Hunts.
Freeman, Cheney, Cox- Northants.
Burns, Muter, Cobban, Hossack, Strachan, Moonlight.
Lanarkshire, Ross and Cromarty and Kincardineshire.
Garvey- Ireland.

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Re: Muir Of Ord. Which District Does This Come Under?
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 14 March 06 20:10 GMT (UK) »
Thank you, Linda. Do you know the name of the estate owners when your forebear was gamekeeper?  Matthew

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Re: Muir Of Ord. Which District Does This Come Under?
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 14 March 06 20:14 GMT (UK) »
Hello Matthew,
                         I believe they were the Stirling family. I have no idea when my gg grandfather retired but I believe one of his sons took over as head gamekeeper.
          Regards  Linda.
Reynolds, Woodham, Payne, Wilmott, Hart, Richardson, Packwood, Tandy, Dexter - Bedfordshire.
Chamberlain and Wagstaff- Hunts.
Freeman, Cheney, Cox- Northants.
Burns, Muter, Cobban, Hossack, Strachan, Moonlight.
Lanarkshire, Ross and Cromarty and Kincardineshire.
Garvey- Ireland.

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Re: Muir Of Ord. Which District Does This Come Under?
« Reply #12 on: Thursday 20 November 08 12:29 GMT (UK) »
the Stirlings still own Fairburn Estate and Estate Records might help with your search. Fairburn House is now a nursing home and the Stirling family live on a smaller house on the Estate

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Re: Muir Of Ord. Which District Does This Come Under?
« Reply #13 on: Monday 14 June 10 21:04 BST (UK) »
Hello Lynmey.

I saw your post regarding Fairburn Estate. I have some very interesting information regarding your ancestors. Is it possible we could communicate by e-mail.

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Re: Muir Of Ord. Which District Does This Come Under?
« Reply #14 on: Thursday 19 April 18 17:31 BST (UK) »
I am a new member (live in the US) and discovered this thread on Muir of Ord.  My mother Aileen Campbell was born on the Brahan Estates (near Maryburgh) where her father William Campbell was the head gardener.  His father Alexander Campbell was a constable based out of Contin Station in Garve.  And his father was a crofter and an inn-keeper. The extended family lived and worked around the area in Contin Village, Conon Bridge, Beauly, Muir of Ord, etc. as crofters, carpenters, etc. 

My question is about the Inn that my great-great-grandfather Alexander ran with his wife Isabel near Muir-of-Ord.  The name of the Inn and croft which has appeared in family records was Croftnabuil (or Croftnabual).  On a trip in 2011 with a tip from a lady in a fabric shop, I traveled across the Railway bridge and then up a road which begins sharply to the left just before the Ullapool road.  About a mile up that road I did discover a house with a sign “Croc na Boull.”  The owner of the house was not in so I was unable to query about the sign. My question is, does anyone have information on the old Inn?  It apparently existed up into the late 1800s and perhaps there are photos or other descriptions somewhere.

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Re: Muir Of Ord. Which District Does This Come Under?
« Reply #15 on: Thursday 19 April 18 21:50 BST (UK) »
The estates in mid Ross were Mackenzie territory whose lairds also had land on the west coast, Brahan & Gairloch particularly.  Mackenzie of Fairburn was out in the '45 and was forfeit. Stirling I think was married to one of the Gairloch family.

www.fairburn-estate.co.uk/history.html

Urray is pronounced as written, my own folk were Grant's from Fairburn.

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Re: Muir Of Ord. Which District Does This Come Under?
« Reply #16 on: Friday 20 April 18 19:05 BST (UK) »
Skoosh,

I understand that Thomas MacKenzie of Ord was also a principle land owner in that area in the mid-19th century.  I wonder if there are estate records that might still exist and perhaps have rent rolls or tenancy tracks.  And where one might find such records.

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Re: Muir Of Ord. Which District Does This Come Under?
« Reply #17 on: Friday 20 April 18 21:19 BST (UK) »
Hi Doug

You can get the valution rolls via Scotlands People from 1855 onwards.

https://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk

I think it costs 2 credits a page


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