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Sitting on Sir Walter Scott’s knee

Just found this in the online collection of digitised New Zealand newspapers, though it’s referring back to a death of a ggggg-uncle in Scotland, John Usher (1809-1896) who farmed near Kelso: Otago Witness, 1896 April 23 The men who have … Continue reading

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A piano from Sir Walter Scott

On my mother’s side of the family, through the Dodds line, we reach the Usher family of Toftfield, an estate near Darnick, Melrose, Roxburghshire. The Usher family were close friends and neighbours of Sir Walter Scott at Abbotsford. Here’s the … Continue reading

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