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Ross Colquhoun @rosscolquhoun
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🔍 I don’t know much about my Father’s side of my family, so I’ve spent the last few months doing some family research. So far it’s taken me to Stewarton in Ayr, via Govan in Glasgow, and Luss in Loch Lomond.
I discovered via the Burns Chronicles that my Great Great Great Great Great Grandfather Colquhoun was a friend of the Burns family of Ayrshire, and had one of them as a lodger for some time. So I decided to go to Alloway, via Stewarton, to see where they lived.
I’d heard that there was a small monument in Stewarton to members of the Burns family that lived there, erected by Stewarton Literary Society, so I paid it a visit.
As I looked below the monument, I spotted a grave with a name on it that looked very familiar. After a quick search on the Scotland’s People website, I discovered that the parents’ names on it were my Great Great aunt and uncle.
It sounds like February 9th 1887 was a horrific day for them
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