Can you help?
I am trying to find some
information about Meldrum's Land, Calderbank, which
was where my great grandfather and my baby uncle
were buried. I have dates, around 1918, but have
been unsuccessful at finding any such place.
descended from a John PATERSON 1824-1885. His
parents were Archibald PATERSON & Margaret
CRAWFORD. So far I have traced his career from
Airdrie to his death in Tenterfield NSW
He was my ggggrandfather on my mother's line.
He joined the army so spent his life from 1839
at various places around the world, including
Malta, the Crimea, Bermuda, Nova Scotia, the
Falkland Islands after which he was discharged
from the army and migrated to Australia.
He had two surviving brothers who remained in
George Russell PATERSON 1826-1910 and
James Crawford PATERSON 1829-1906.
The story of the brothers who remained in
Airdrie is of interest because it traces their
lives from being handloom weavers and into the
mining and baking industries and also railway
I have not so far been able to go beyond about
1910 but would love to continue the family story
My ggggrandfather had been a tanner before
enlisting, so escaped a very putrid job.
Anne Maye in Australia.