The Waugh Family
An historical and photographic perspective
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.