Jenny and I have corresponded previously. Good to "see" you again
Anne, as to the directories and you were kind enough to offer some
Look Ups, I do have some interest in what might be there. I am not
sure where, in your records, to look. My interest has to do with
the Roseneath Estate, a 19th Century coffee plantation in which my
McNaught family were involved. I have information from Mohammad
Fazil Sameer which confirms information that I have. A copy of my
last E-mail to him is as follows:
William Turner married 12 October 1815 at Roseneath, Scotland,
Elizabeth McLellan; died prior to 15 October 1881
William born 22 October 1815 Roseneath
Marion married 28 November 1845 John Campbell Roseneath
Margaret married 24 August 1846 Dumbarton Patrick McNaughtan (aka
Peter McNaught's first wife was Margaret Christie
Peter McNaught's second wife was Margaret Turner
John McNaught born 20 August 1851 Dumbarton
Quoting from correspondence addressed to his daughter and
son-in-law in America by Peter Mcnaught 5 December 1864, 5 High
Street, Dumbarton, "I am still keeping in pretty good health and
have not much to complain of otherwise as throw the death of
little John's (his son by Margaret Turner) uncle William Turner
who left him about £500 .... There is also a probability that John
may get some more money through time as the Law agent in Glasgow
informs me that there is still a Coffee Estate in Ceylon to be
disposed of which is at present drawing large rents."
Quoting from correspondence addressed to the Trustees of the late
Wm. Turner by Mr. John Walker 15 October 1881, "I do not want to
trouble you now with a long story, or go back more than necessary.
I would remind you however, that from 1859 till now, either as
administrator of the late G. Uquhart or as attorney for his heirs,
or as your tenant, I have paid the rent of the estate as it became
due. And since the Estate came into my hands, it has been left in
as as a high state of cultivation as well as cared for had it been
my own property. I laid out a great deal of money on buildings ,
roads and surface drains, and six(?) head of sheep, 3 carts for
bringing cattle manure from Kandy, as Mr. Wm. Turner did", etc.".
There is the placement...Kandy.
That is the end of message to Fazli. I am attempting to find
copies of the above mentioned trusts. Any further information on
this matter would be greatly appreciated.
Robert H. & Doris A. Ferree
P.O. Box 116
Grizzly Flats California 95636 U.S.A.