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The Callan Family: Grocers and Engine-keepers

When strolling  through the Auld Kirkyard at New Cumnock take time to pay your respects to the Callan family. But what is their story? JOHN CALLAN WHO DIED AT GATEHOUSE CONNELBURN 10 DEC 1864 AGED 30 YEARS ALSO MARY HUNTER … Continue reading

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Mother of the Cameronian Dreamer

At the top wall of the Auld Kirkyard near the Kirkport entrance is the family plot of John Lammie and his wife Margaret Lammie who lived at Sunnyside farm, New Cumnock. Margaret was the mother of the celebrated poet James … Continue reading

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