I found relatives in Canada through the family notices
posted on the Maybole web site. Replying to a message regarding
information on the Eaglesham family I was fortunate to find no fewer than
three cousins and an uncle and aunt with whom the Scottish side had lost
touch after my mother died. Through my new found cousin Harry I was able
to take part by proxy in my uncle and aunts 'Diamond Wedding' celebration
on 10th June 2004 and in June this year my wife, Christine, and I flew to Toronto and we
were able to meet up with two of my cousins and my uncle and aunt for the
Uncle Jack (Jackie) left Maybole (Auchenwynd) with the
family at the ripe old age of six and arrived in Quebec aboard the White
Star liner Laurentic on 19/10/1929. He has never been back but remembers a
wee burn that ran at the back of the small holding.
I sent pictures of Auchenwynd (see below) that Bill
McCubbin and my dad took many years ago to my uncle Jackie in Picton. He
replied - Pictures received many thanks. It brings back wonderful
memories which I have never forgotten and never will...of the old
homestead ...many thanks again...will savour them forever
....Regards Josie Heather Jack.
We are grateful for the web site bringing us together and
the help with our family research. Included (below) are Jacks landing
record and the rest of his family plus I presume other near relatives who
all left for Canada about the same time.
Regards Jack Eaglesham