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« on: Sunday 08 April 12 17:28 BST (UK) »
William Clachrie with some other seamen taken in Kippford, Scotland, probably taken in the early 1900s. The other men in the photo are John McGirr, John Dickinson (1862-1943) Captain Edgar and Robert Thomson (1856-1924), brother-in-law to John Dickinson.

The other picture is Robert Thomson  (1856-1924) pic taken at Kippford.

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« Reply #1 on: Sunday 08 April 12 17:42 BST (UK) »
Ships Builder and Captain John Cumming was born the 27th of May 1834
at Kippford and died aged 72 on the 19th of Feb 1907 at his home in
Kippford of chronic pneumonia.

He married Ann Collins Donaldson on the 3rd of Feb 1865, in the parish
of Colvend.  He was aged 30 and Ann was 35 and her father James was a
seaman.  Ann was born the 27th of Oct 1829 at Colvend and she died at
the post office, Kippford aged 75 on the 23 of Nov 1905 of chronic asthma and
bronchitis.

The post office was initially situated at Westfield (now called
Hutton’s Ground).

On the 1891 census John Cumming and Ann where living at the "Post
Office" in Kippford and their son James was aged 17 and a sailor.  On
the 1901 census they were still living at the Post Office and their
daughter Mary Elizabeth Cumming was the Post Mistress assistant and
their other daughter Margaret was in domestic service.  On the
1911cenus Mary Elizabeth Cumming was living in the post office by
herself, and was now the Post Mistress, she was aged 45.

On the 1915 Valuation Rolls, Mary’s brother Henry Cumming owned the
Post Office and Mary was still working as the post mistress.

The following information is from the internet “History of kippford.”
The name 'Kippford' came into being during 1870 when a Post Office was
opened in a house five doors south of 'The Anchor', which by 1900
dignified itself with the name of a hotel.

The following information was written by Samuel Murdoch Crosbie in 1923.

For several generations the best-known schooner connected with the
Water of Urr was, perhaps, the "Gallovidian," belonging to the late
Captain John Cumming, and sailed by him for a number of years until he
was required at home to carry on the shipbuilding business when his
brother, Mr. James Cumming, passed away, respected an revered by all.
Many clever sailors from Galloway received their early training on the
"Gallovidian." When near the end of her long career, she lay on the
Scaur beach until she was sold into Maryport, where she was
accidentally burnt.

Two sons of Captain John Cumming became sailors.  One of them, Captain
Henry Cumming, was lost a sea during the war.  He received his earlier
training on the "Gallovidian," but afterwards joined the Mercantile
Marine.  The other, Captain James Cumming, began his seafaring life in
the "Gallovidian," but like so many of our young sailors, left the
coasting trade for deep-water navigation. After sailing the seven seas
in windjammers and steamers, he left the sea in 1914, and since that
time has made himself useful in many ways at the Scaur, especially in
connection with his yacht and with those of the Solway Sailing Club,
which he looks after with great assiduity.  Occasionally he does a
little fishing on his own account.






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« Reply #2 on: Sunday 08 April 12 17:47 BST (UK) »
John Cumming is the great uncle of Titanic Murdoch.

Ships Builder and Captain John Cumming was born the 27th of May 1834
at Kippford and died aged 72 on the 19th of Feb 1907 at his home in
Kippford of chronic pneumonia.

He married Ann Collins Donaldson on the 3rd of Feb 1865, in the parish
of Colvend.  He was aged 30 and Ann was 35 and her father James was a
seaman.  Ann was born the 27th of Oct 1829 at Colvend and she died at
the post office aged 75 on the 23 of Nov 1905 of chronic asthma and
bronchitis.

The post office was initially situated at Westfield (now called
Hutton’s Ground).

On the 1891 census John Cumming and Ann where living at the "Post
Office" in Kippford and their son James was aged 17 and a sailor.  On
the 1901 census they were still living at the Post Office and their
daughter Mary Elizabeth Cumming was the Post Mistress assistant and
their other daughter Margaret was in domestic service.  On the
1911cenus Mary Elizabeth Cumming was living in the post office by
herself, and was now the Post Mistress, she was aged 45.

On the 1915 Valuation Rolls, Mary’s brother Henry Cumming owned the
Post Office and Mary was still working as the post mistress.

Two sons of Captain John Cumming became sailors.  One of them, Captain
Henry Cumming, was lost a sea during the war.  He received his earlier
training on the "Gallovidian," but afterwards joined the Mercantile
Marine.  The other, Captain James Cumming, began his seafaring life in
the "Gallovidian," but like so many of our young sailors, left the
coasting trade for deep-water navigation. After sailing the seven seas
in windjammers and steamers, he left the sea in 1914, and since that
time has made himself useful in many ways at the Scaur, especially in
connection with his yacht and with those of the Solway Sailing Club,
which he looks after with great assiduity.  Occasionally he does a
little fishing on his own account.

Gallovidian" - schooner - rigged - owned and sailed by Captain Rae,
Kirkcudbright and Liverpool, then sold to J. Cumming, Scaur.

Shipbuilder and Captain John Cumming and Ann Collins Donaldson had
seven children.


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« Reply #3 on: Sunday 08 April 12 17:56 BST (UK) »
Ships Builder and Captain John Cumming was born the 27th of May 1834
at Kippford and died aged 72 on the 19th of Feb 1907 at his home in
Kippford of chronic pneumonia.


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« Reply #4 on: Sunday 08 April 12 17:59 BST (UK) »
Ships Builder and Captain John Cumming was born the 27th of May 1834
at Kippford and died aged 72 on the 19th of Feb 1907 at his home in
Kippford of chronic pneumonia.

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« Reply #5 on: Sunday 08 April 12 18:07 BST (UK) »
John Cumming is the great uncle of first officer William McMaster Murdoch who died on the Titanic .

Ships Builder and Captain John Cumming from Kippford 1834-1907.  He married Ann Collins Donaldson on the 3rd of Feb 1865, in the parish of Colvend.  He was aged 30 and Ann was 35 and her father James was a seaman.  Ann was born the 27th of Oct 1829 at Colvend and she died at the post office, Kippford aged 75 on the 23 of Nov 1905 of chronic asthma and bronchitis.

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« Reply #6 on: Sunday 08 April 12 18:20 BST (UK) »
Captain James Cumming was born at Kippford on the 30th of August
1873, and was known as Jimmy.  After his wife died he went to live
with his daughter in Dumfries.  He died aged 74 on the 14th of June
1948.

Just after his death there was a Memorial Seat erected directly
opposite the house in which James Cumming was born and bears the
following inscription:

"In memory of Captain James Cumming, Kippford, who died 14th June 1948."
James married Jane Geddes Donaldson at Colvend in 1906 and on the 1911
census they were living at Glendower, Kippford.   Jane died at Colvend
aged 55 on the 8th of July 1934.  They had one daughter Hilda and she
married policeman Alexander Wright and they had three children.

James was educated at Barnbarroch School. He enjoyed smoking a pipe
and aged 19 he served as an able bodied seamen on the 'Iquique'.
Aged 23 he served on the 'Annie Fletcher' for three years and during
that time became a 2nd mate.

James Cumming said of his cousin William McMaster Murdoch (First
Officer on the Titanic) that he had a great name among sailors at
being the "best and smartness sailor afloat." James said that when he
was an AB -Able Bodied Seaman, just after 1902 he was walking down
Lime Street, Liverpool, when he met a crowd of White Star Officers in
their best uniforms and him in his working gear. Will shouted to him
"come and have a drink Jimmy" and there he was sitting in the lounge
of the Adelphi Hotel with all the swells of society and him just a
common AB.

Obituary

Captain James Cumming, Kippford.

It is with regret that we record the death of Captain James Cumming,
retired master mariner, the last of the old sea-going generation of
Kippford.  A son of the last Mr John Cumming, who built sailing ships
at Kippford for many years, he naturally took to the sea for his
career.  Serving before the mast he voyaged to most parts of the
world.  He qualified as a master mariner and served for many years in
that capacity with the Holt Line. With the advent of steamships he
abandoned his sea-going career and returned to live in Kippford.

There he spent his time working with small boats, becoming good
friends and wise counsellor to many learning to sail. To very many
summer visitors, Kippford was always linked with the name of "Jimmy"
Cumming and his pawky humour, world-wide experience and gifts as a
raconteur earned him many friends in all walks of life. About ten
years ago-Mrs Cumming having died some years previously-he went to
love with his married daughter in Dumfries. For the past few years his
health had been failing and for the past six months he had been
confined to bed. He died on Monday at the age of 74.


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« Reply #7 on: Sunday 08 April 12 18:39 BST (UK) »
Hi daveuk123

Your posts are confusing set up as indiviual posts. I have joined them up all together - although not sure if this also helps.

Is there any info you require or are you simply putting these posts up as general info?

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« Reply #8 on: Friday 13 April 12 21:12 BST (UK) »
Hello daveuk123,
Interesting posts and good clear photographs.
If you would like to get your posts into print you could try sending them to the Editor of the DGFHS Newsletter.

The editor is always keen to get new material of local D&G interests.
See www.dgfhs.org.uk for more details.

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