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At Mucklehouse, Brims
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At Mucklehouse, Brims

1920s probably
l-r: John Barnett, James Nicholson, Helen Nicholson (née Wilson). Taken at Mucklehouse, Brims I think.
James was a member of the Longhope Lifeboat crew in his younger days.

I don't know who John Barnett was, though James and Helen's daughter Jemima was married to Alexander Barnett from Flotta so that may be the connection
Picture added on 17 September 2013 at 21:21
Jane, were they your granny's Mother and Father?
Added by Jimmy Hamilton on 17 September 2013
Jane, was Jemima a sister of Walterina? I remember Sandy Barnet ploughing at the Lythes with an old Ox, I wasn't very old but have good memory of seeing him working with Oxen, and my memory of his appearance, think he looked very like John in the pic... Wilson Nicholson would be a son of, James and Helen? am I right?
Added by Jimmy Hamilton on 21 September 2013
Jane, Sandy Barnett was a brother of Elain o the Lythes , I am sure this would be the same family. Young Sandy as he was known lost his life on a merchant ship as the vessel was bombed off the Firth Of Forth. As the crew made for their lifeboat the plane returned and straffed the ship with machine gun fire. Young Sandy was running back to the bridge for a knife to cut the boat free and was fatally wounded he is buried in Crail in Fife where his body came ashore. our Mother said Sandy was a very nice kind young man.
Added by John Budge on 23 September 2013
Yes James and Helen Nicholson (or Nicolson, spellings vary) were the parents of Jemima (Mrs Barnett, mother of young Sandy and Ellen from the Lythes), Johanna (Mrs Sinclair), Walterina (my grandmother) and Wilson. Alexander/Sandy senior was from Flotta but was a servant man at Doonthro in the 1891 census. I guess John could have a been a brother but I haven't look into this.
My parents visited young Sandy's grave at Crail in the 1950s and met some who had been at the burial.
Added by Jane Harris on 06 October 2013
Thank you Jane, My mother said young Sandy Barnett was such a nice young fella, he would walk out of his way to make sure the girls got home alright as there were so many unnown men around here then just before the war ,The young lasses were all very sad when he was killed.
Added by John Budge on 10 October 2013
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