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D. Kennedy, J. Smith, Willy Stewart, John Brown, F. Farquarson, John Morgan, Charlie Coutts, P. Robertson and John Grant

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D. Kennedy, J. Smith, Willy Stewart, John Brown, F. Farquarson, John Morgan, Charlie Coutts, P. Robertson and John Grant

by George Washington Wilson
albumen print, 1857
4 1/4 in. x 5 7/8 in. (107 mm x 149 mm)
Purchased, 1975
Primary Collection
NPG P22(17)

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Heidi Morgan-Hollander

06 June 2018, 17:17

Dear Sir, Madam
I was keen to know if Mr Morgan in this portrait is an ancestor of mine. As the photo was taken in 1857, I thought to first check the Scottish post office directories for any Morgans working in and around Balmoral between 1856-1857 (https://digital.nls.uk/directories/) but couldn't find any real clues; however the 1861 census record might hold the clue.
A JOHN MORGAN, aged 32, born in Crathie, unmarried and head of his household (together with a Duncan Menzies, also a gamekeeper) is listed as Gamekeeper (see portrait NPG P22(10) for occupations of the sitters) on the 1861 Scottish Census for Glenmuick, Tullich and Glencairn. This John Morgan died unmarried on 23 July 1890 at West Lodge, Balmoral Crathie, son of John Morgan (tailor). Sadly he is not my ancestor but I hope his descendants find this lovely pensive portrait of him.

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