Several times before War I I visited at the stylish house, "Dunrowan", in Ibrox, with my father. I remember vividly the rowan trees there and the greenness of the grass, and the tidy paths. There was an old lady there, so old that I took no interest in her, but rather in the cake and mild which one of her haughters gave me. Perhaps a sixpense also. But of the old lady I remember nothing, except a white shawl over her shoulder. She was my father's Aunt, Margaret Murray McLachlan.
Lord Ormidal's judgment over China Bill's estate has this sentence: "Mr. Murray (an orphan) then went to live for a short time with a Mrs. McLachlan, a sister of his father. His life with her and her family appears not to have been very comfortable or happy, and while still a boy he left them and took up residence with an uncle, Donald Murray, a brother of his father, in Rutherglen".
John was a shipbuilder of Bow and McLachlin. Lived at Largs.