Wednesday, July 1, 2015

#4 - Keith Hall Again

So postcard number 4 in the series is the same as number 3 - sort of.  It is a colourized photograph and was produced by WR&S Limited - part of the reliable series 483/23.  WR&S was William Ritchie & Sons, Ltd who were in business from 1902-1928.

It also was sent to Mrs. McCurrach (my Great-Great-Grandmother, Susanna) at 9 Roses Place, Nairn, like yesterday's.  It was postmarked June 30, 1909, and also from Pitcaple (like the other Keith Hall postcard) - but on the side of this postcard the writer has written "Pitcaple Castle".  Pitcaple is located in Aberdeenshire to the northwest of Inverurie - it's near the lodge in this satellite image:

The text written on the P.C. says "Thanks for P.C. we were beginning to think you had been drowned in the rain. glad to hear you are all well. we come back to Nairn on the 27th I must really tell you Lizzie is not behaving very well.  with kind regards to you all from B. Donald."

Obviously, it had been a wet summer - but isn't it always in Scotland??

I do not know who Lizzie was - or who B. Donald was.  In looking at the Scottish census, I'm thinking Lizzie may have been a niece to Mrs. McC - she was not a daughter.  I wonder what she was doing and why she was with B. Donald ...

Keith Hall, once known as Caskieben, was the seat of the Clan Keith.

Keith Hall, again, was located to the southeast of Inverurie.

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