Tag: blantyre lodge

Blantyre Lodge

A beautiful description of the former Blantyre Lodge is uncovered here. Pictured is William Jolly’s Lodge at Blantyre Works, together with the floorplan. Mrs Helen McGowan Jolly, a daughter in law of William Jolly, describes the house in one of her many letters, “The old house of Blantyre Lodge was a 2-storey stone built mansion […]

Sommerville – Hunter Ancestry

On 21st June 2015, I was contacted by Australian lady Marg Boardley (nee Sommerville) who emailed, “I’m visiting from Australia and came across your Blantyre page. My great aunt, Helen Smail Sommerville gave her address on her marriage cert in 1917 as Blantyre Lodge, Blantyre. Do you have any record of her working there? She […]