The Waugh Family
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Springkell Estate, Photo by Gretna One Stop Weddings
Photo by Gretna One Stop Weddings

Springkell House Estate, 2010

William Waugh was born on August 18, 1835, at Laverockhall (Lavrock Hall or Springkell Estate) in Kirkpatrick-Fleming, Dumfriesshire. His father, George Waugh, would probably have been the molecatcher for the estate.

Springkell, a mansion in Kirkpatrick-Fleming parish, Dumfriesshire, near the left bank of Kirtle Water, 4 miles E by N of Ecclefechan, and 2 ½ NE of Kirtle Bridge station. Erected in 1734, and greatly enlarged in 1818, it is a fine Grecian edifice, of centre and wings, with beautiful grounds. In 1609 William Maxwell acquired the barony of Kirkconnell and Springkell; and his fifth descendant, Sir John Heron-Maxwell, sixth Bart. since 1683 (b. 1808; suc. 1844), holds 13,391 acres in the shire, valued at £8758 per annum.—Ord. Sur., sh. 10, 1864. - From the Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland: A Survey of Scottish Topography, Statistical, Biographical and Historical, edited by Francis H. Groome and originally published in parts by Thomas C. Jack, Grange Publishing Works, Edinburgh between 1882 and 1885.

1832 Map, John Thompson's Atlas of Scotland, showing the Springkell Estate (Laverockhall).
1832 Map, John Thompson's Atlas of Scotland, showing the Springkell Estate (Laverockhall).

RCAHMS Site Record for Laverockhall

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