4 thoughts on “Killearn House

  1. My mother lived at Killearn House during the war with her family (the house was owned by her aunt Alice and uncle Daniel McPhail). Does anybody remember the McPhails? Would love to hear from anyone about the old house back then.


    1. From 1940 to “”47 I lived in the Finnich Toll house, my mother worked at Killearn house for a number of years ,I can still remember wandering around looking at what I now know were priceless paintings from The Kelvingrove Art Galleries & the Wallace Collection removed to the country for safety. The one on the main staircase was of a young lady with a man on each arm entitled Two Strings to Her Bow. The major part of the Wallace armoury collection was in crates in the cellars, except for two suits of 15th. century Italian Armour on either side of the staircase, their stands neatly catalogued. (to aid Goering’s collectors!!)
      During the war a number of evacuees stayed at the house, one of whom was my play-mate, unfortunately I can only remember his Christian name, Gordon. An internet appeal may yield results.
      I hope this has been of some use to you.
      Hugh Cameron.

    2. Just fell upon this by accident. Long stiry short. My eldest sister married Graham, who was one of the sons of Irene (and Robbie) . Graham s Grandmother was your Mums Aunt.

      1. Apologies. I should have given a bit more detail. Irene was Alice s daughter and she married Robbie Boyle. They had two sons, Graham and Charles. Graham sadly passed away in September 2012, but his brother Charles is alive and living in Switzerland.

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