Rowan family reunion Laidlaw, Campbell , hunter connections
Hi i would like to get in touch with Bob Guthrie to enquire more about my connections with these families. I have been in touch with Christine Clement from NZ who advised me I might find out more. My 3x great grandfather was Thomas Laidlaw who married Helen Campbell sister of Ivie Campbell. His son was Thomas Laidlaw a bank agent who lived in Stewarton. he was married to Grace Hair a relative of the Hairs from Upper Nithsdale.I copy christine's message
p.s I was checking up on some the Campell tree and I see from your notes
> that Hellen Campbell (sister of Ivie) married Thomas Laidlaw of Kirkconnel
> and that one of their grand-daughters was the mother of ex-Provost Hunter
> of Cumnock.
> This was Ellen Laidlaw who married William Hunter cheese and grain
> merchant and later banker in New Cumnock. One of their sons Thomas did
> indeed become the Provost of Cumnock, but their oldest son John Hunter
> started the Hunter grocery dynasty business in New Cumnock. John's great
> grandson is Sir Tom Hunter (he was in my wee sister's class in New Cumnock
> Primary School) - Scotland's first ever home-grown billionaire!
Please I would like to know more about this connection.
I would be grateful for any information and willing to forward my family tree.
thanks in the meantime.