Mount Lodge House

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Mount Lodge House

Postby ecm » 27 Jun 2003, 19:25

We have lived in Windsor Place for several years now and we wondered if any of the older forum members had any memories of Mount Lodge House which stood in its own grounds to the east of Windsor Place?
We have seen one aerial photo from the 1930's showing the house which included a small lake in its gardens, the eastern edge of which is still visible as the bank surrounding the swing park in Mount Lodge Place.
The house itself stood on the site of the small council housing estate in Mount Lodge Place.
Does anyone know of any existing photos of the house or can tell us when the house was demolished?
Thanks in advance for any info received
Ali and Erika
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Postby Gemini » 28 Jun 2003, 18:35

Mount Lodge House


I had actually never heard of the old house, however, Archie Foley and other Members of the Portobello Historical Society would probably be able to shed some light on this one, failing that perhaps the Local Library - someone in porty will know about it! good luck
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Postby Guest » 28 Jun 2003, 19:28

The library holds a collection of local maps through the ages. Both Wood's map of 1824 and Sutter's 1856 map of Portobello show Mount Lodge. Some of the later ordnance survey maps of 1896, 1908, 1914 and 1934 are fascinating as well. Most people know that Rosefield Park used to have tennis courts and a putting green but did you know that in 1908 there was a court in Brighton Park?

A few years back I did some research on our own modest upper villa and discovered that A W Buchan, the local potter, was a former resident. I suppose my own interest in local history grew from this personal perspective. Other than the records kept in Portobello library you might like to have a nose around the Edinburgh Room in Central Library on George IV Bridge, which holds Census records and local Post Office directories. Besides this, I'm sure Mount Lodge merits a mention or two in Baird's 'Annals of Duddingston and Portobello.'
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Postby ecm » 01 Jul 2003, 21:34

Thanks for your replies. We plan a visit to the Edinburgh Room on Saturday to see what we can find.
We've also seen the references in the "Annals".
thanks again
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Postby Guest » 03 Jul 2003, 21:46

Let us know what you find... I've often wondered myself. Anyone found any photos they could link to..?
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Mount Lodge House

Postby Susan » 04 Jul 2003, 22:32

Hi,

I e mailed the library to ask about Mount Lodge House as they are very helpful.

Susan

This is the reply:-

Thanks for the e-mail. I'm afraid I can't really provide information about this house as I would just be transcribing from Baird's Annals of Duddingston and Portobello, which can be unreliable. We have some very good ordnance survey maps in the library for consultation only and press cuttings which due to copyright cannot be reproduced on the web. If you are talking about the house portico, I beliveve it was removed before the demolition of the house and the Council has it in storage. You would need to contact the keeper of monuments Dorothy Marsh or her assistant Paul McAuley who are both based at the Writers museum about that.

Lindsay Souter,
Library Officer,
Portobello Library.
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Postby ecm » 05 Jul 2003, 09:10

Susan
Thanks for that.
Unfortunately we are not going to be able to the Edinburgh Room at the Central Library this weekend as planned but we will try to pop in to Porty Library sometime and speak to Lindsay Souter.
We didn't realise that any of the house had survived. Was there a plan to re-incorporate the portico in to a new building or was it preserved because it was of special interest? What is planned for it now?? It must be thirty or forty years since it was demolished. Does anyone know when?
Thanks again for your help
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Postby Jamesie » 09 Jul 2003, 00:25

I live on Mount Lodge Place and I where the newish (1991) flats on the corner of Windsor Place and Mount Lodge Place now stand - next to the Post Office - used to be some kind of Victorian house.

It fell into disrepair and in the end I believe was effectively condemned. Before that it had been the old driving test centre from what I'm told - my mother believes that it may have been the servants quarters for Mount Lodge House at one point?

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Postby ecm » 20 Jul 2003, 21:15

Hi,
Just to let those of you who replied to our original post know that Alistair and I made it up to the Edinburgh Room on Saturday. We obtained a copy of a map from 1824 showing the house and its extensive lands and pond. Unfortunately, there were no press cuttings regarding the house or its demolition. The records at Meadowbank House show that London and North East Railway company were the last owners of the house and grounds before it was sold to the Council in the thirties and subsequently demolished to make way for the housing on Mount Lodge Place and Windsor Place.
We will keep hunting for photographs and let you know of any further info as and when (if) we get it.
Regards
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Postby Chas » 30 Jul 2003, 08:25

My Great Grandfather, William Ballie Torrance, was, I belive the last tenant of Mount Lodge, where he brought up his three daughters (after their mother died in childbirth). He was the manager of a flour mill in Midlothian, trading with shippers in Leith and lived here in Portobello as it was mid-way.

I have half a dozen black & white photographs (copies) of Mount Lodge, inside and out, and the garden where my grandmother and her sisters kept their Shetland ponies!

The house was, I was told by my father who remembered it, was in the 'Colonial' style, something that might have been built in India. It certainly seems to have been quite 'posh'! I think the story of the portico bening saved is true; I'll check with other members of the family who may have more information.

If anyone wants to know more, let me know and I'll see if I can get any of the older members of the family to put something on the board.
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Postby Guest » 30 Jul 2003, 08:33

Chas

If you are willing, I would be happy to scan in the photographs and put them up on the site. I'm sure they would be of interest to lots of people. Please get in touch if this is OK.

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Postby ecm » 30 Jul 2003, 12:26

Chas,
What a brilliant surprise to see your post re. Mount Lodge House. Getting the pictures on the site (as Bob has kindly offered to do) would be amazing. To actually get a glimpse of the interior would be fascinating also. I do hope it will be possible.
We were very interested in the information you have given so far and if there are other members of your family that can provide more detail that would be very welcome. It really will bring the whole thing to life. If theres anything further that we can help with, please let us know.
So looking forward to seeing those pictures,
regards
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Mount Lodge House

Postby Susan » 02 Aug 2003, 22:56

Hi,

It would be great to see some photos.

What about the other big houses that stood in Portobello?

Does anyone have any photos of Mount Charles, Bath Street or Marlborough Mansions, Promenade they could share?

Looking forward to seeing the Mount Lodge photographs!

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Postby Guest » 03 Aug 2003, 07:25

Can we add Jessfield, where the library now stands, and Rosefield House/Cottage to this list? Brightons Residents Association is working on a local history project to celebrate its 25th anniversary this year and we hope to put on a multi-media exhibition in the library in September. We are keen to hear from anyone with photos and memories they would like to share of living in the Rosefield/Brightons area. We could also use some help from someone with video editing experience.
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1881 census

Postby Carol » 03 Aug 2003, 12:19

I have the 1881 UK Census on disc and looked up Mount Lodge. There are 2 separate entries for that address

Census Place Duddingston. Dwelling Mount Lodge.

James McLaren is Head of Household, aged 52, born Polmont, Stirling. Occupation, Gen. Supt. N. B. Railways.
Margaret C McLaren, his wife, aged 44, born Edinburgh.

Five Children.
Margaret M McLaren, daughter, aged 18, born Edinburgh. Occupation, Gen. Supt. Daughter.
James F McLaren, son, aged 12, born Edinburgh, Scholar.
John A McLaren, son, aged 11, born Cockpen, Edinburgh . Scholar.
Elizabeth J McLaren, daughter, aged 8, born Edinburgh. Scholar.
Constance M McLaren, daughter, aged 7, born Duddingston. Scholar

Two Servants.
Agnes French, aged 25, unmarried, born Lanark. Occupation Cook Domestic Servant.
Margaret Cairns, aged 24, unmarried, born Peebles. Occupation Housemaid Domestic Servant.


Census Place Duddingston Dwelling Mount Lodge

Thomas Beattie, Head of Household, married, aged 42, born Selkirk. Occupation Gardener
Margaret Beattie, wife, aged 46, born Jedburgh.

And then it moves on to Windsor Lodge ............................
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Re: Mount Lodge House

Postby Gemini » 03 Aug 2003, 20:19

Susan wrote:Hi,

It would be great to see some photos.

What about the other big houses that stood in Portobello?

Does anyone have any photos of Mount Charles, Bath Street or Marlborough Mansions, Promenade they could share?

Looking forward to seeing the Mount Lodge photographs!

Susan


There was Baileyfield House, now called Brammel Laidlaw!!
Apparently this house was Built for William Bailey - first Provost of Porty.
I have no idea, why they knocked it down or built around it, or whatever!!
There is also the Ex-Servicemans Club at the other end of Baileyfield Road
I am probably wrong but I think it was called Clifton House.
Anyone have photos. of Baileyfield House!!
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Postby Gemini » 03 Aug 2003, 20:22

Have just been advised by someone else that Baileyfield House was at the Apex of west side of porty.
Maybe someone can confirm if they know anything about it.

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Postby angigael » 03 Aug 2003, 21:41

Bob wrote:We are keen to hear from anyone with photos and memories they would like to share of living in the Rosefield/Brightons area.


It's not memories per se but ...

I have a great grandfather, Robert Dickson GLOVER, who lived at Rose Villa, 7 Rosefield Avenue with his wife Agnes. He was a commercial merchant of "Continental Produce". I have a transcription of what he wrote about his "progenitors" in 1937. And I have a transcription of diary of one of his cousins who had emigrated to Wisconsin and came back for a visit around 1880. He seems to have visited every relative he had!

In the 1881 census my great aunt Annie had just been born. She became a teacher of elecution and founded the "Edinburgh College of Speech and Drama" which was taken over by the College of Art sometime after her death in 1965. An unusual woman for her time.

My maternal grandmother Janet was born in 1889 in Sandford Street as it was known then. It became Sandford Gardens later.

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1881 Census - Baileyfield House

Postby Carol » 03 Aug 2003, 22:26

Hello - I found Baileyfield House and notice a few of us have defected from the Foot of Bath Street Page! Only for a while though.

1881 Census Place Duddingston, Dwelling Baileyfield House, Dalkeith & Leith Road.

Thomas Wood, Head of Household, aged 56, married, born Worcestershire, England. Occupation J P & Glass Bottle Manufacturer employing 26 Men & 16 Boys
Esther Wood, wife, aged 54, born Worcestershire

Ten Children
Esther Elizabeth Wood, daughter, aged 24, unmarried, born Worcestershire
Elizabeth Cartwright Wood, daughter, aged 22, unmarried, born Worcestershire
Arthur B C Wood, son, aged 20, unmarried, born Portobello, occupation Student of Law.
Louisa L C Wood,daughter, aged 19, unmarried, born Portobello
George E C Wood, son, aged 18, unmarried, born Portobello, occupation Student of Medicine
Flora Rosina C Wood, daughter, aged 14, born Portobello, Scholar
Alice Ida Wood, daughter, aged 12, born Portobello, Scholar
Albert Cartwright Wood, aged 11, born Portobello, Scholar
Victor Cartwright Wood, aged 10, born Portobello, Scholar
William Henry West Wood, aged 8, born Portobello, Scholar

Two Servants
Lizzie Mackay, aged 22, unmarried, born Farr, Sutherland. Occupation Cook Domestic Servant
Agnes Douglas, aged 20, unmarried, born Inverkeithing, Fife. Occupation Housemaid Domestic Servant.

And on to Fishwives Causeway - Being Built 30 Houses ................
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Portobello's Old Houses!

Postby Susan » 03 Aug 2003, 22:57

Hi,

There was a house on the Open Air Pool Site before the pool was built.

I know that the Crightons lived there at some point.

Any further information available? .....Carol?

Thanks
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1881 census

Postby Carol » 04 Aug 2003, 20:39

There was an old widower who lived in a kiln.

1881 Census - South Leith, Dwelling - Kiln (No Rooms)
Walter Morrison, Head of Household, aged 60, Widower, born Newcraighall? Edinburgh. Occupation Coal Miner (Out of Employ)

I think South Leith is the name for the area at Kings Road.

Next entry is I High Street, Portobello ...............
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1881 census

Postby Carol » 04 Aug 2003, 21:24

Just Dad, Mum and the two children in 1881.

Census Place - Duddingston Dwelling - Hamilton Lodge, James Street

James Watson, Head of Household, aged 48, married, born England. Occupation Banker
Agnes M Watson, Wife, aged 48, born Ireland

Two Children
Emily B Watson, Daughter, aged 11, born Portobello. Scholar
John B Watson, Son, aged 8, born Portobello. Scholar

Seven Servants
Donald McLean, unmarried, aged 26, born Dingwall. Butler Domestic Servant
Helen Stein, unmarried, aged 29, born Errol. Cook Domestic Servant
Mary Stein, unmarried, aged 30, born Kingfauns. Housemaid Domestic Servant
Janet Richie, unmarried, aged 25, born Leuchers. Nurse Domestic Servant
Grace Ramsay, unmarried, aged 26, born Errol. Laundrymaid Domestic Servant
Jeannie Hoare, unmarried, aged 14, born Duddingston. Scullerymaid Domestic Servant
Andrew Stein, unmarried, aged 17, born England. Page Boy

Fascinating.
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Postby Guest » 04 Aug 2003, 21:41

Assuming that you live in a house that was built at that time, do you know who lived there in 1881? Would you like to know? I'm sure Carol would be happy to tell you and as I also have access to the Portobello census for this year I'm willing to help out. If you don't want to divulge your address publicly you could email it to me and I will post the information without the address (if that makes sense!)

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1881 Census - Hamilton Lodge Household

Postby Carol » 04 Aug 2003, 21:45

I said there were seven servants but after I sent the message I pulled the page down and found another two belonging to the Hamilton Lodge Household.

Add on
Walter Greig, aged 46, born Monymail. Occupation Gardener
Jane Greig, Gardeners wife, aged 50, born England. Occupation Servant

Nine Domestic Staff.
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1881 Census

Postby Carol » 06 Aug 2003, 22:20

Yes, I'm happy to look up addresses but will keep putting on relevant census entries anyway.

Census 1881 Duddingston Dwelling Mount Charles

Peter D Deans, Householder, aged 52, married, born Haddington. Occupation Coalmaster
Louisa B Deans, Wife, aged 38, born Edinburgh

Five Children - all born Portobello, all Scholars
Louisa Deans, daughter, aged 13
Jessie Deans, daughter, aged 11
Mennie Deans, daughter, aged 10
Millicent Deans, daughter, aged 8
John H Deans, son, aged 6

Four Servants
Exgord Adams, Widow, aged 26, born Lauder. Occupation General Servant(Domestic)
Isabella Matheson, unmarried, aged 21, born Lochalsh. Occupation General Servant(Domestic)
Margaret Halliday, unmarried, aged 21, born Stow. Occupation General Servant(Domestic)
Isabella B Brown, unmarried, aged 21, born Newton, Fife. Occupation General Servant(Laundrymaid)

Not quite as "full-on" as the Hamilton Lodge but similar. Am keen to see a picture of this house. It was where Scotmid now stands.
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1881 Census

Postby Carol » 06 Aug 2003, 22:30

Census Place Duddingston Dwelling Rathbone House

Alexr. Gray, Head of Household, aged 32, Married, born Edinburgh. Occupation Councilor Pottery Owner Emply 32 Men, 20 Women, 6 Boys

Emmiline Gray, Wife, aged 27, born Glasgow

One Servant
Annie Milne, unmarried, aged 19, born Fife. Occupation General Servant Domestic.

Susan, is this the house you meant which used to be close to the site of the open-air pool?
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1881 Census

Postby Carol » 07 Aug 2003, 22:04

ensus Place Duddingston Dwelling Ko Lan Soo House

James Tait, Head of Household, aged 61, Married, born Portobello. Occupation Retired Merchant From China
Annie S Tait, Wife, aged 36, born Musselburgh

Four Children
Jessie S Tait, Daughter, aged 7, born Portobello, Scholar
John S Tait. Son, aged 5, born Portobello, Scholar
Margaret Tait, Daughter, aged 3, born Portobello
Robert Tait, Son , aged 3m, born Portobello

Six Servants
Marion Russell, Unmarried, aged 31, born Bannockburn. Nurse
Christina Fletcher, Unmarried, aged 21. Born Mull. Domestic Servant Nurse
Elizabeth Kirk, Unmarried, aged 26, born Largs. Laundress
Agnes Telford, Unmarried, aged 26, born Roxburgh. Laundress
Athuone Banks, Female, Unmarried, aged 28, born Liberton. Domestic Servant
Isabella Paterson, Unmarried, aged 27 born Motherwell. Domestic Servant

The entry before this was 3 Brunstane Road. The one after - Hamilton Street. I wonder if Mr Tait came home to retire.


Census Place Duddingston Dwelling Melville House, Melville Street

William Stuart, Head of Household, Widower, aged 66, born Edinburgh. Occupation Hemp & Cotton Spinner & Net Manufacturer Employing 680 Hands

Three Sons
Alexander Stuart, Unmarried, aged 22, born Musselburgh. Occupation Student of Law Cambridge
William Stewart, Unmarried, age 20, born Musselburgh. Occupation In His Fathers Works
Robert Stuart, aged 13, born Edinburgh. Scholar

Four Servants
William Wooton, Unmarried, aged 27, born England. Butler Domestic Servant
Isabella Strachan, Unmarried, aged 45, born Dundee. Cook Domestic Servant
Jessie McPherson, Unmarried, age 40, born Edinburgh, Housemaid Domestic Servant
Mary Mack, Unmarried, aged 20 born Tranent, Domestic Servant

Employing 680 Hands = 680 people but I can't help thinking it should really mean 340 people because 340 people have 680 hands!
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1881 Census

Postby Carol » 11 Aug 2003, 21:36

Census Place Duddingston Dwelling 21 Regent Street

John Lees, Head of Household, aged 41, unmarried, born Perth. Occupation Fishing Net Maker Master Employing 17 Men
Isabella Lees, Sister, aged 55, unmarried, born Edinburgh
Campbell Lees, Brother, aged 49, unmarried, born Edinburgh
Occupation Commercial Traveller Fishing Nets

Census Place Duddingston Dwelling 4 Wellington Street First Floor

Margaret Thomson, Head of Household, aged 68, unmarried, born Edinburgh. Occuation Netting Worker
Isabella Thomson, Sister, aged 67, unmarried, born Edinburgh. Occupation Netting Worker

Census Place Duddingston Dwelling 4 Adelphi Place

Esther Hailstones, Head of Household, Married, aged 21, born Fisherrow. Occupation Fish Hawker
Andrew Hailstones, Son, aged 2, born Fisherrow
Francis Hailstones, Son, aged 3m, born Portobello

Census Place Duddingston Dwelling 3 Brighton Buildings

James Maltman, Head of Household, aged 51, Married, born Eyemouth. Occupation Fishmonger Master
Elizabeth Maltman, Wife, aged 42, born Chirnside
Ann A Murrell, Step Daughter, aged 20, born Eyemouth. Occupation Fishmonger Assistant

Census Place Duddingston Dwelling 15 Regent Street

Janet Monteith, Head of Household, aged 79, Unmarried, born Polmont. Occupation Annuitant
Thomas Monteith, Brother, aged 68, Married, born Polmont. Occupation Pier Master
Elizabeth Monteith, Sister in Law, aged 56, born Edinburgh
Elizabeth Monteith, Neice, aged 24, born Edinburgh. Occupation Drapery Saleswoman
Margaret Monteith, Neice, aged 15, born Edinburgh. Scholar
John Mitchell, Nephew, aged 10, born Bathgate. Scholar.


Pier Master of Portobello Pier?
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1881 Census

Postby Carol » 13 Aug 2003, 22:31

Census Place Duddingston Dwelling Beachborough House

Richard Cooper, Head of Household, aged 69, Widower, born England. Occupation Bottle Manufacturer

Three Sons
Joseph R Cooper, aged 41, Unmarried, born Glasgow. Occupation Bottle Manufacturer
Thomas Cooper, aged 31, unmarried, born Glasgow. Occupation Bottle Manufacturer
John Cooper, aged 28, unmarried, born Glasgow. Occupation Bottle Manufacturer

One Daughter
Elizabeth Tinsley, aged 35, Widow, born Glasgow
and her Daughter - Henrietta Tinsley, aged 12, born Portobello, Scholar

Two Servants
Helen Anderson, aged 24, unmarried, born Haddington. Occuation Housemaid
Margaret Romans, aged 22, unmarried, born Humbie. Occupation Cook

Beachborough House is now called the Bedford and it's still a bottle house!
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1881 Census

Postby Carol » 26 Aug 2003, 21:52

Census Place Duddingston. Dwelling 8 High Street

John McKarnan, Head of Household, aged 37, born Glasgow
Occupation Hot Packer In Bottle Works
Elizabeth McKarnan, Wife, aged 27, born England
Frances McKarnan, Daughter, aged 11, born Portobello. Scholar
Hugh McKarnan, Son, aged 9, born England. Scholar
Margaret McKarnan, Daughter, aged 7, born Portobello. Scholar
Edward McKarnan, Stepson, aged 4, born England
Jane McKarnan, Daughter, aged 3, born Portobello

Census Place Duddingston. Rosebank Cottage 8

Andrew Fergus, Head of Household, aged 53, born Stirling
Occupation Labourer Bottle Works
Sarah D Fergus, Wife, aged 45, born Edinburgh

Five sons, all unmarried
Andrew Fergus, aged 27, born Musselburgh
Occupation Bottle Blower
William Fergus, aged 21, born Musselburgh
Occupation Bottle Blower
Peter Fergus, aged 16, born Portobello
Occupation Bottle Blower
James Fergus, aged 15, born Portobello
Occupation Bottle Blower
Robert Fergus, aged 8, born Portobello
Scholar

Census Place Duddingston
Dwelling 32 Henderson Row

Alexander Wilson, Head of Household, aged 31, born Lauder
Occupation Blacksmith in Bottle Works
Mary Ann Wilson, Wife, aged 31, born Peebles
William Wilson, Son, aged 6, born Portobello. Scholar
Margaret Beattie Wilson, Daughter, aged 5, born Edinburgh.
Janet W T Wilson, Daughter, aged 4, born Portobello

Census Place Duddingston
Dwelling 1 Yules Place

George Fyfe, Head of Household, aged 68, Widower, born Portobello
Handicap: Blind. Occupation Invalide
George Fyfe, Son, aged 32, unmarried, born Portobello.
Occupation Masons Labourer
Thomas Fyfe, Son, aged 14, born Portobello
Occupation Bottle Works Message Boy

Four lodgers
Ann Tough, Lodger, aged 20, unmarried, born Aberdeen
Occupation Pottery Worker
George M Tough, Son, aged 9m, born England
Jane Milligan, Lodger, aged 18, unmarried, born Portobello
Occupation Pottery Worker
Andrew Milligan, Lodger, aged 12, born Portobello

Census Place Duddingston
Dwelling Dalkeith 3 Leith Road Lodge at Bottle Work Gate

William Logie, Head of Household, aged 37, born Orkney
Occupation Gate & Timekeeper Bottle Works
Helen Logie, Wife, aged 35, born Edinburgh
William Logie, Son, aged 8, born Glasgow. Scholar

Census Place Duddingston
Dwelling High Street James Court

John Walker, Head of Household, aged 45, born Lasswade
Occupation Teaser Bottle Works
Margaret Walker, Wife, aged 47, born Portobello
Jemima Walker, Daughter, aged 13, born Portobello.
Occupation Employed at Home
Margaret Walker, Daughter, aged 10, born Portobello. Scholar

Census Place Duddingston
Dwelling 8 Bath Street Ramsay Green

James Robbie, Head of Household, aged 36, born Brechin
Occupation Commercial Clerk (Bottle Works)
Lillias Robbie, Wife, aged 35, born Edinburgh
Five Children
James Robbie, aged 13, born Edinburgh.Scholar
William A Robbie, aged 11, born Edinburgh, Scholar
Robert G Robbie, aged 9, born Edinburgh. Scholar
Colin C Robbie, aged 5, born Portobello
Mary L Robbie, aged 1, born Portobello

Christina Glencorse, Sister in Law, aged 28, married, born Edinburgh
Visitor
Mary L Glencorse, Neice, aged 3, born Edinburgh.
Visitor
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Re: 1881 Census

Postby Epykat » 19 Jan 2004, 23:13

Carol wrote:Census Place Duddingston Dwelling Rathbone House

Alexr. Gray, Head of Household, aged 32, Married, born Edinburgh. Occupation Councilor Pottery Owner Emply 32 Men, 20 Women, 6 Boys

Emmiline Gray, Wife, aged 27, born Glasgow

One Servant
Annie Milne, unmarried, aged 19, born Fife. Occupation General Servant Domestic.

Susan, is this the house you meant which used to be close to the site of the open-air pool?


Rathbone House was a big white house which was right on the site of the now demolished toilets just beside the Fun City. My Mum and her 5 sisters and 2 brothers were brought up in that house during the 1920s and 1930s after which my Nana moved to 43 Bath Street just before WWII. Unfortunately we don't have any photographs but would love a copy if anybody does. My oldest Aunty is now 93 and lives just up the road at the Pottery.
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Postby Epykat » 19 Jan 2004, 23:27

Oops! I stand corrected - apparently the toilets are still there :oops: Well, it's been a while since I was that far along LOL!
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Re: Mount Lodge House

Postby archimedesign » 09 Aug 2015, 13:57

Hi ecm,

I haven't noticed anyone mentioning the LOVE AND WAR by Dorothy Kelly: http://www.kosmoid.net/portobello/loveandwar.
It should provide you some more info on Mount Lodge, Portobello.

Yes, I know I'm bumping a 10 years old thread.
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