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Offline Mk2_Zephyr

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info needed on Mollance & Queenshill
« on: Saturday 18 June 05 10:37 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.


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Re: info needed on Mansions or large houses.
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 27 September 05 15:06 BST (UK) »
I belive the Neilson family owned / built both Mollance & Queenshill.
I visited the remains of Mollance once, not a lot remaining.

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Re: info needed on Mansions or large houses.
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 28 September 05 00:28 BST (UK) »
Yes, they were all owned or lived in by the Neilson families.

Looking for condition today or photos or any other info.

Are you related to the them ?

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Re: info needed on Mansions or large houses.
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 28 September 05 08:52 BST (UK) »
My Grandfather Brig. Merrick Neilson has show me some photocopied images of Mollance, I will try to find the original source.

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Re: info needed on Mansions or large houses.
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 28 September 05 14:58 BST (UK) »
Ok, how is the Brigadier doing ?

I am doing the family history with Rod,  Kevin and co.

Hot blast  !!!!   should have guessed.

Don't worry too much unless you find some good photos or recent copies. 

Is Queenshill still there ?



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Re: info needed on Mansions or large houses.
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 28 September 05 15:16 BST (UK) »
Hi Merc,

I'm Sam, John's eldest son.

Doing a little looking into the family history myself since reading Merricks research.

The Brig's getting very old now, his 4th hip is wearing out but still has his sense of humor.

Will be seeing him this weekend at my wedding to Kelly Dinmore (you may want to include into the family tree)

All the best,
Sam

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Re: info needed on Mansions or large houses.
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 23 February 06 12:45 GMT (UK) »
Hi, My name is Ken MacDonald and i own Kipp House, Kippford in the Colvend Parish. Can i help you?

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Re: info needed on Mansions or large houses.
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 23 February 06 21:10 GMT (UK) »
Yes Sir, fantastic, I would like a photo if possible and any history of the house. 

My ancestor lived there in the 1860s -80s, Isabella Chalmers, her cousins were the Neilsons who owned Queenshill and Mollance.

Any ideas who owned the property during this time or into the 1890 - 1930 period ?   

Much appreciated.     :)

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Re: info needed on Mansions or large houses.
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 02 May 06 12:10 BST (UK) »
Hi,
What is your interest in Barcaple House?
I have a possible family member - still looking at linking him for sure - who died there in 1878.
What info, if any, do you have of this house please as I have interest in it too.
Currently a Christian society owns Barcpale House called Abernethy trust.
Look at this
http://www.abernethytrust.org.uk/tmenu/baracple.asp?cr=4&p=
It shows a photo of the house.
Claudia
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