The Parish of Rerrick

People and Places

Suitability of Balcary Bay as a Deep Water Harbour By Captain Moorsom:
Copy of a report made relative to the Bay of Balcary, in the Solway Firth, and its suitability for development as a deep water harbour and railway terminus. - View Page

David Sproat of Port Mary and Philadelphia By William MacBean:
Biographical note in in the "Biographical Register of Saint Andrew's society of the State of New York, Volume 1, by William MacBean. Published in 1922 - View Page

John Bennett of Farga Mill, Dundrennan - Civil Engineer By J H T Tudsbery (Editor):
This man had the most amazing career in India and the Far East. He was a builder of lighthouses, roads, bridges, irrigation and embankment systems on a vast scale. His father worked the mill at Fagra. - View Page

Eleven Generations of the Ewart Family By John Spencer Ewart:
The story of one line of the Ewart Family of Mullock, Rerrick Parish and Kirkcudbright. - View Page

The Ewart Family of Mullock and Kirkcudbright. By William Anderson:
This second look at the family gives more information. Taken from a book called "The Scottish Nation &c" by William Anderson, published in 1863. - View Page

General Sir George Alexander Ewart, K.C.B. By John MacKay:
A descendent of the Ewarts of Mullock and Kirkcudbright, this biographical sketch appeared in the Celtic Monthly, a Magazine for Highlanders, in November 1895. - View Page

Joseph Ewart (1759 - 1792) of Mullock, Kirkcudbright, Troqueer and Prussia By ---- Waldie:
This remarkable man's story is taken from Waldie's Select Circulating Library &c published in 1836. His father was Rev. John Ewart, who was Presbyterian minister of Troqueer for 58 years, and descended from the Ewarts of Mullock. - View Page

Sir Halliday Macartney of Dundrennan and China By Victor G Plarr:
Sir Halliday Macartney, K. C. M. G., commander of Li Hung Chang's trained force in the Taeping rebellion, founder of the first Chinese arsenals, for thirty years councillor and secretary to the Chinese legation in London - View Page

Johnnie Girr, Smuggler and Crofter, Auchencairn. By Dr Alexander Trotter:
In East Galloway Sketches, by Dr. Alexander Trotter, published at Castle Douglas in 1901, we have a detailed, if somewhat pauky, biography of "Captain" John Girr of Auchencairn. - View Page