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History Tullochvenus House

History Tullochvenus House

Chris Page (View posts)
Posted: 973080000000
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Surnames: james emslie, james elmslie, david mcbeth moir milligan
Help needed to find history of Tullochvenus House, or as it was known pre 1860 the Mansion House, Tullochvenus, Lumphanan.

Owner in 1860 census, was James Emslie, or Elmslie. Owners
before this time not known.
Any info greatly appreciated.

Chris

Re: History Tullochvenus House

Posted: 1330063084000
Classification: Query
Hi James,

You posted this a very long time ago, but if you are still interested, perhaps we can collaborate. I have in my possession, an oil painting of the Laird of Tullochvenus. He is an ancestor of mine, but I'm not exactly sure of his name. I also came across some court documents pertaining to this land in the Scottish Jurist which state James inherited from Samuel?

Alison

Re: History Tullochvenus House

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Re: History Tullochvenus House

Posted: 1330188318000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Emslie
Thank for your reply Alison, I am not related to the Emslie's, but I live in Tullochvenus House and I have lived here for over 20 years and I have been researching the history of the house. Sadly a late owner of Tullochvenus House had a lot of information and even wrote a pamphlet on the history of the house and its ghosts. This was past on to other occupiers after he died and sadly they were not interested and I suspect a lot of it was thrown away. I have gleaned a lot of info over the years.
The farm is now seperately owned.
Chris

Re: History Tullochvenus House

Posted: 1331664118000
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My name is Nancy Burley. Recent research has revealed that Tullochvenus House was my great grandmother's childhood home. She was born November 20, 1850 Her parents were Rev. James Augustus Divine and Rebecca (nee Hoyle) Divine. I have a couple of pictures of the house if you are interested and I would love any history you could share.

Thanks

Nancy Burley - Spokane, WA USA
nancylburley@comcast.net

Re: History Tullochvenus House

Posted: 1331744361000
Classification: Query
Chris, I sent you some erroneous information earlier. My great grandmother Lydia Mary Ireland did live in the Tullochvenus house, but it wasn't her childhood family home. She was there 1920-1930's - possibly earlier. Her son Harold Ireland had a black fox farm nearby. I do have pictures of the house if you are interested. She moved to Pennsylvania when she was in her 80's to spend her last years with my grandmother, but her will begins: "I, Lydia M. Ireland, of Lumphanan, Aberdeenshire, Scotland,..." so it was obviously a dear and very special home to her.

Nancy Burley
Spokane, Washington

Re: History Tullochvenus House

Posted: 1331757992000
Classification: Query
Hi Nancy,
Yes, I know of "Captain Ireland" and his silver fox fur farm. I have the marking irons for the pelts.I would be interested to see any photos you have of the house at that time. I have acquired a few postcards of the house(dates unknown). I am gradually adding info on the house as I find it.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Regards
Chris

Re: History Tullochvenus House

Posted: 1331843318000
Classification: Query
Chris - Unfortunately, the "pictures" I have of Tullochvenus are photocopies of the originals. My cousin has the originals. I know she can get you better quality prints, but she is on vacation right now - will contact her when she gets home and see what we can put together for you. Would you prefer we e-mail, or post them? I(we) also have some of the fox farm/Harold Ireland - any interest? Do any of the documents you have show when Lydia Ireland was at Tullochvenus (our photos aren't dated)? Again, I'm thinking 1920's - 1930's.

Thanks, Nancy

Re: History Tullochvenus House

Posted: 1331847062000
Classification: Query
Hi,
I would be more than happy with a copy of any photos that you have. Email will be fine. My neighbour has more info on the fur farm, as back in the days of the farm, the foxes were taken and shown live at shows in London. I keep meaning to scan in the revelant pages from the books produced by the fox farming industry at the time, which she has. We are away on holiday at the moment, but when I get back I can scan in the postcards that I have and send them to you via Email, one of them does have a message on the back. This is the first time time I have heard of Lydia, but the house has had many owners over the years and I am slowly buiding a time line.
Thanks.
Chris



Re: History Tullochvenus House

Posted: 1332361236000
Classification: Query
Chris - My cousin is home from her vacation. She has the original photos of the Tullochvenus House and I think you'd get clearer, crisper copies from her. I would be e-mailing you copies of a copy. Her name is Joan Katterjohn and unfortunately she doesn't have a scanner so can't e-mail them to you. She said she'd be more than happy to go ahead and post them to you if you'd give us your address. The pictures aren't dated, but from letters my great grandmother sent from the Tullochvenus House, I'm sure they are circa 1920's - early 30's. If you don't want to post your address here, you can e-mail it to me at: nancylburley@comcast.net.

Nancy
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