6 May 1922 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Motored to Haining Henhouse morning + evening. Willie Laidlaw1 certainly has pneumonia. Came round by Ettrick Road + Forest Road + attended [?] Mrs Walt. Turnbull2, Kilncroft who had a S. [son] at 9.15 p.m.3 – her 4th child – all of whom I brought into this world as well as herself + her husband4 . It was a blowy, showery day. Chas. Dunlop died today5.

1 Presumably William Braid Laidlaw (1902-1985), son of John Laidlaw, saw miller, and Agnes Laidlaw née Taylor, brother of John Laidlaw (1904-) and Robert Braid Laidlaw (1906-), all living at Henhouse, The Haining, Selkirk at the 1911 Census

2 Mrs Elizabeth Scott Ingles Turnbull née Brown (1885-1946), wife of Walter Turnbull (about 1880-1963), millworker, married 13 September 1910 at Selkirk; in spite of an exhaustive search it has not been possible to find Walter’s birth though he is recorded as having been born in Selkirk in the 1881, 1891, 1900 and 1911 Census returns and his siblings were certainly born there, his death registration is also quite in order [marriage 1910, 778/ 31, Selkirk; Walter’s death 1963, Selkirk, 778/71, page 24 of 32]

3 George Brown Turnbull, born 6 May 1922 at 16 Kilncroft, Selkirk [1922, 778/ 47, Selkirk]

4 The other children were Janet Scott Turnbull (1911-), Walter Turnbull (1914-) and Jane Shepherd Turnbull, later Ford (1917-2002)

5 Charles Walter Dunlop (1846-1922), merchant (stuff dealer) of Whitmuirhall, Selkirk, died 6 May 1922, at Selkirk, aged 76, buried Ashkirk Parish Churchyard [death 1922, 778/ 43, Selkirk]

[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/25, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1922]

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Archivist, interests include Dr John Stewart Muir 1845-1938) of Selkirk, general practitioner, and Seton Paul Gordon (1886–1977), naturalist, author and photographer

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