A terrific gale raged all night + all day from W.S.W. with some blasts of rain. It was quite fresh however + no snow was visible on the hills. I got to morning service at which a young clergyman, a Mr Ross officiated. I expected a quiet afternoon but at 1.30 got a message to Mrs Barton1, Oakwoodmill. Motored up. Finished the day book for Feb. + got all paid accounts marked out. Norah G2. had tea with Helen [Muir]. Jack3 called. Nancy4 in bed. Wind howling at 11 when I went to bed.
1 Rebecca or Rebekah Monti Garden Barton née Grant (1867-1932), wife of Andrew Barton, farmer, was at Oakwoodmill Farmhouse [1901 Census], she was born at Moulin, Perthshire, they had married at Stirling and their older children has been born in Stirlingshire and Perthshire
2 Norah Campion Graham née West (1887-1971), wife of Dr David Charteris Graham (1889-1963), medical practitioner
3 John Roberts junior ‘Jack’ (1876-1966), mill owner and Provost of Selkirk, later knighted “for political and public services in Selkirk”
4 Agnes Amelia ‘Nancy’ Roberts née Muir (1878-1948), Dr Muir’s daughter and wife of John ‘Jack’ Roberts junior (above)
[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/23, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1920]