Part 2 of recording some facts of the family left behind in Roxburghshire by an Australian Telford, which follows on from Part 1.
Peter Telford Born at Bankhead Farm in Linton, Roxburghshire in 1829.
We don’t have a photo of Peter Telford but his many sons were big tall fellows so I assume that Peter was too.
There is another special headstone in the Linton churchyard and that is of Peter’s grandfather, Adam Telford.
First are recorded the early deaths of four of Adam’s children, then Adam himself showing he died on Sep 27 1812, aged 66 years..
A simple but special piece of information. From this we deduce that Peter’s grandfather Adam was probably born in 1748.
There is no mention of his wife, Mary Pringle, nor can I find a record of her death.
search of the Linton records show that Adam Telford was born in 1747 at the Frogdean farm in Linton, to an Adam Telford and Sarah Hay
A few years later the Frogden/Frogdean farm became well known when William Dawson was the tenant. He brought in new methods of soil improvement and the growing of turnips as a winter crop for cattle.
To put Adam’s birth in perspective he was born the year after the final defeat of Bonnie Prince Charlie by the forces of George II at Culloden.
The above Telford information comes from the Old Parish Registers of Linton, through Scotland’s People.