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Laughtons of Vigga, Holm

This is a pic of the Laughtons of Vigga, Holm dated about 1875.

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Picture added on 24 February 2009
This is from left to right:-
Servant Girl - John & David Laughton (sons of David & Margaret Laughton), their Uncle Thomas Laughton and his daughter Maggie Jean Laughton. David & Margaret Laughton were my Great Great Grandparents. We visited Vigga last year and you can still see the similarities between this old photo and the modern day house.
Lovely to see this on the web - Sue Petrie
Added by Sue Petrie on 12 March 2009
This message I HOPE gets to you Sue Petrie, I'm going to be blunt, but basically im doing a project on a family that originated in Orkney - Kirkwall - The Peaces. and i have acquired letters from this time. In this letters the Laughtons are mentioned a lot of times, and i wonder if it were possible for you to get in contact with me? if you have any info about your ancestors life? let me know !
Added by Lucy Nield on 13 August 2010
It is lovely to see this picture on the site. My mum has this photo. Her mother was Helen Croy (nee Laughton), daughter of William Sinclair Laughton. It was the Laughton's farm for many years. Although I think my great grandfather, William, stayed at the Park, Holm.
Added by Marie lavery on 19 February 2018
My great grandfather Jerome Laughton was born here in 1820. He emigrated to Canada in 1840. I think Thomas in the picture is his brother. Nice picture!
Added by Kevin Laughton Cunningham on 05 November 2021
Hello Kevin. Yes your g grandfather Jerome was born at Vigga. He and his brother John went to Canada. My gg grandfather David Laughton (married to Margaret Laughton) was Jerome’s brother.
Added by Marie on 08 November 2021
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