Searching for Rutherfords…

Rutherfords from Canada are coming back to the Scottish Border to see the sites their ancestors saw

We are looking for relatives of James Rutherford born May 1845 in Melrose. James was our great-grandfather. A wool factory worker, he lived in Galashiels. His father’s name was also James, born around 1825, and his mother’s name was Mary also born 1825.

Our great-grandfather left Galashiels in about 1873, and married Robina Redpath Anderson.

James had brothers, William, born in June 1847, who also left Scotland, one entered in the 1861 census as James I, born in 1849, Adam born Jan. 1853, and Thomas born Jan. 1857, and a sister Margaret, born 1852.

We would really like to meet any relatives of these Rutherfords. We will be staying at Watson Lodge (01896 750551) from September 24 until October 3. We look forward to meeting you.

Mary Rutherford Mulville and John Rutherford

Westport, Ontario